Bija Retreats & The Yoga Bar

About This Center

Bija Retreats has been guiding yogis around the world for more than a decade.  We specialize in leading mindfulness excursions in some of the most spiritual, beautiful, and auspicious places in the world. We never host a retreat somewhere our founder Rachel Roberts has not already been to and explored. Guests can rest assured that we have done all the leg work to find the best excursions, the most immersive rituals and the finest locations available. When you book a Bija retreat you are freed of the burden of planning and decision making and completely open to resting, renewing and rejuvenating while experiencing the culture and uniqueness of the places we visit.

The entire experience was beautiful and powerful! I came here looking for some downtime and to have an adventure. I left feeling very centered and grateful for the gift of this week. - Angie, USA

Venue Highlights

Bija Retreats has been guiding yogis around the world for more than a decade. We specialize in leading mindfulness excursions in some of the most spiritual, beautiful, and auspicious places in the world. We never host a retreat somewhere our founder Rachel Roberts has not already been to and explored. Guests can rest assured that we have done all the leg work to find the best excursions, the most immersive rituals and the finest locations available. When you book a Bija retreat you are freed of the burden of planning and decision making and completely open to resting, renewing and rejuvenating while experiencing the culture and uniqueness of the places we visit.

Reviews  
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  • Lauren Martin   February 11, 2020

      Money well spent, an investment in me!

    I just completed my 200 hour yoga teacher training coursework with Rachel and Bija Yoga School. I can't say enough great things about my experience. The coursework was appropriately challenging, the modules were informative and the guest teachers were a wealth of knowledge. I feel prepared to share my love of yoga with others and am confident in my abilities. Thankful for help in finding my teacher voice and the space Rachel created for us to deepen our practice. ~ Lauren the Yogini

  • David Levy   November 04, 2019

      Newbie falls in love (with yoga)

    The location and time of year paired to make everything extremely pleasant. The grounds had a lovely location for us to do our twice-daily practice and then had so much more to offer in terms of delicious food, lovely pools, natural thermal waters, tubing and zip-lining opportunities, a spa, and a delightful staff. The weather cooperated the entire time and the wildlife was abundant. If anything could be improved with the facilities, it would be the addition of ceiling fans as a little air movement could go a long way at times. As for the yoga practice itself... I have participated in yoga one or two other times in my life. I went on this retreat more to take a trip with my "better half" and originally did not intend to do the practices (or maybe just check out the meditations), but finally decided to give it a go and I'm very glad I did! While I might have benefited from a primer with some yoga 101 poses (child's pose, warrior 2, etc.), nothing was so difficult that I couldn't grasp from sneaking a peak at Rachel, our instructor, when I had a question. Speaking of our instructor, she was incredibly attentive to anyone's needs during the practice. If she saw me looking confused or struggling with a pose/movement, she would provide more clarity and/or offer alternative methods to accomplish some of the same things. I felt very well cared for! I definitely plan to pursue some more yoga and meditation, thanks to how accessible I now realize it is. It will be a shame to do it in a studio instead of the jungles of Costa Rica, but I'm game!

  • Michelle Reynolds   November 04, 2019

      Rio Perdido - Costa Rican retreat

    I had an absolutely amazing experience with Rachel and Bija Retreats in Costa Rica. The location and venue was simply beautiful. It's clear that Rachel spends the time to curate the retreat experience prior to our arrival. Yoga practice and meditation are themed for the week for the group, but also individually tailored as needed. The retreat was the perfect balance of yoga practice, meditation, self care, and fun. This is my second retreat with Bija Retreats and I recommend them to everyone!

  • Lorraine Ragni Horine   April 16, 2019

      Wonderful Retreat!

    LOVED this retreat. We did different practices each day that were all really nice. The meditative hike around Rose Lake and the firepit forgiveness exercise was great too. ALL meals were fantastic!

  • Shauna Kruse   October 30, 2017

      Yoga Retreat - Hocking Hills

    What an amazing weekend! The Cedar Falls Inn and Spa was a great place to stay. They have cabins, yurts and rooms at the Inn. The restaurant had great food and a good wine list. Lots of hiking in the area and the owners and staff are a pleasure to work with. The Yoga retreat was fantastic!!! Jessica was our instructor and led us through a fabulous weekend of yoga, mediation and discussion. We also had lots of free time to explore the area or hang out in your room under a blanket reading a book. I will definitely be back.

“I vow to live each moment fully and to look at all beings with eyes of compassion.” Thich Naht Hanh

Why Retreat?

We asked people why they go on retreat, here's what they said:

My last retreat at SMC was so inspiring and so relaxing. But i'd love to have more time there to spend at the Stupa, visit the Kami shrine, and generally interact with the beautiful enlightened society happening on that entire land. Brett
 

Retreat Guru's Vision

We believe human beings are innately wise, strong and kind. This wisdom, although not always experienced, is always present. Going on retreat is a beautiful way to reconnect to our basic sanity and health. Our aspiration at Retreat Guru is to inspire people to experience authentic retreats and reconnect with their innate wisdom, strength and kindness.