Whether you are a beginner or an experienced yogi, there are many choices of retreats on the market now and anyone can find a retreat to meet their wishes, needs and expectations.
The first thing to have in mind is where do you want to go and how far do you want to travel for a retreat.
Yoga retreats are not only hosted in India or Bali, but in your neighborhood too. Retreats are now being held in every corner of the world. Yoga teachers travel and search for lovely spots around the globe to host a retreat.
Then, there is of course the type of yoga the retreat is based on. Check what the retreat is offering and see if that is the type of yoga you want to practice. But you can also go on a retreat and practice something new. Maybe you always practice Ashtanga yoga and you have never practiced Hatha yoga before and that is something you would like to try. So why not do that for a change?
Also check the level of practice at a retreat, especially if you are a beginner. If you have never practiced yoga before it is important that you choose a retreat for beginners, otherwise you might feel overwhelmed. If you are an experienced yogi, this might not be as important as you will be able to practice at your own pace even if the rest of the group is ‘slower’ than you.
Foodwise, retreats can be vegan, vegetarian, raw vegan or something different but equally delicious so keep that in mind when choosing a retreat too. But you can be sure it will be tasteful, a lot of emphasis is being put on food preparation and food quality on yoga retreats.