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The Ultimate Packing List for your Yoga Retreat

Aktualisiert: 12. Aug. 2022

Use this guide to pack everything you need for a Yoga Retreat to make your preparation as smooth as possible

Congratulations on booking your Yoga Retreat - you are in for a great time with likeminded people and fun activities in a relaxed atmosphere.

You can look forward to an amazing trip with loads of me-time.

You have booked your (first) Yoga Retreat and are now wondering what to pack and also, what to leave at home? While there's a variety of different Retreat offerings, there's essentials that you don't want to miss. In this Blog you will find all aspects to consider and I will link my favorite products for traveling & Yoga.*

Before we dive into the packing and planning - take another moment to look forward to your upcoming trip.

Alright, let's start!

1. Travel Details And Documents

2. Yoga Wear & Equipment

3. Outside Yoga Class

4. What To Leave At Home

5. Exemplary Packing List For A 4 Day Retreat


1. Travel Details And Documents

Where, When & How Long Is Your Retreat?

These are important questions to ask yourself when packing: Will you spend two weeks in Bali or go on a winter weekend trip in the alps? Also, how you will travel there - by car, train or plane?

Firstly, you want to make sure to have all your travel documents ready before going on a trip. Be that train or plane tickets as well as your passport, medical documents and potentially Visas to enter the country. Depending on the activities you've planned it also makes sense to check out a travel insurance.

Okay, your documents are all set and you made sure you won't forget them when heading off to your trip. Back to the traveling - will you just drive from door to door or will it involve walking, stairs, layovers etc?

I like to travel with a suitcase whenever I know there's not much walking involved. However, I prefer a backpack to a weekender on trains for example. If you're looking for a new piece of luggage, you can find plenty of cool bags and backpacks here. Personally, I love to use a Duffle Bag that can be carried as a backpack. My favorite duffle is the Base Camp from The North Face, that is available in many sizes and colors.

Additionally, a really cool and useful piece will be a Yoga Bag for your mat. Unless you're carrying a travel mat, you will soon find out that a Yoga mat isn't really easy to pack. A Yoga Bag makes your mat easy to carry and protects it from dirt. Here you can browse for your perfect option.


2. Yoga Wear and Equipment

What type of Yoga Retreat have you signed up to and how many classes will take place? Will you be practicing meditation or Hot Yoga?

Choose comfortable outfits for your classes that will support you and don't interfere with your practice. Bring Yoga pants and tops as well as a sweater for after your practice. I find it quite hard to find Yoga Wear that fits well without being too loose or too tight or see-through. If you're looking for some new items that are sustainable you might want to check out my favorite online-shops and