Spiritual Body-Mind Retreats for Women

by Shirley Archer, JD, MA on May 01, 2007

More and more women are seeking rejuvenation in body-mind retreats that cater to women’s interests. Yoga was originally an all-male activity. Today, 77% of American practitioners are women, according to the 2005 Yoga in America Survey from Yoga Journal. Women-only retreats focus on issues unique to women’s bodies and nurture the expression of female energy.

Examples include “Surf Goddess” retreats; women-only yoga, journaling and white-water river rafting; and “Celebrating the Goddess” yoga and meditation retreats. Other women’s health topics that are often featured in women-only programs include sexuality, creativity, aging gracefully and nutrition.

IDEA Fitness Journal, Volume 4, Issue 5

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About the Author

Shirley Archer, JD, MA

Shirley Archer, JD, MA IDEA Author/Presenter

Shirley Archer, JD, MA, was the 2008 IDEA Fitness Instructor of the Year and is IDEA's mind-body-spirit spokesperson. She is a certified yoga and Pilates teacher and an award-winning author based in L...