How will you keep your summer body fit and in motion this fall? In Singapore and its surrounding countries, there are a number of upcoming teacher trainings and studio retreats you can participate in. Yoga and Barre are the most popular, but there are also general wellness retreats and more unique options like triathlete training to check out. You can head to Bali or Thailand for a longer weekend away — but for the busy bee, you’ll be happy to know many studios in Singapore have much to offer right at home.
Aug 9th – 12th
Join Freedom Yoga for a yoga retreat at the breathtaking The Residence Bintan over Singapore’s National Day long weekend. Instructors include Elvina, Freedom Yoga’s founder, Lululemon ambassador, Pei En and Freedom Yoga teacher Stephanie. They will lead this immersive experience of yoga, development and connection.
Sept 22nd – 29th
This barre teacher training takes place at Samahita Retreat in Koh, Samui, Thailand. It will provide you with the tools needed to successfully and safely guide future clients through a body and mindset changing experience in barre. You can choose a four-day or seven-day course. Bonus perk: Great emphasis is placed on the importance of delicious and healthy food at Samahita Retreat.
Sept 24 – 30
Head to Bali for a Triathlete Performance Training retreat. This workshop will provide guests with the skills needed to be prime triathlon competitors and will be led by professional triathlete and trainer Jim Lubinski and registered nutritionist Eve Persak. Intense workouts become all the more enjoyable amidst a setting of beaches, jungles, and rice paddies.
Sept 27th – 30th
Part yoga retreat, part cultural exploration vacay — you can join teacher Arya in beautiful Koh Samui for a four-day retreat. Take the opportunity to check out cultural sites in and around Laem Sor Beach and learn about mythologies embodied in asana and pranayama practice. Open to students of all levels, this is a unique opportunity to hang out on a non-touristy undisturbed beach.
A relatively new studio in Singapore that also offers a yoga retreat to Peru, AYT now offers the Ascension 200hr Programme. Accredited by Yoga Alliance, they will educate you to be mindful great teachers and leaders. Upcoming intake is October 6th. Registration is now open. Just log on to ascendyogatherapy.com/ascension-programme
Embrace the mountains in Nepal for a one-week all-level yoga retreat in the Himalayas. Who doesn’t want to spend a week in the clouds?
Nov 1st – 25th
Whether you have been playing with the idea of becoming a yoga teacher, or you want to improve your own skills, this teacher training program will equip you with knowledge to deepen your practice and learning. It will cover yoga philosophy, pranayama (breath work), body anatomy and physiology, and will give you all the tools you need to lead a Hatha class confidently upon graduation.
If you are short on time this fall, try squeezing in a few hours to attend a weekend training workshop, or keep your radar on for future winter and spring retreats! There is always time to explore, learn, and engage in self-care.