The last time I created one of my most solid intentions was at my all time fave ashram. “I am love.” It came to me in a moment of sweet silence when turquoise waves were soothing the white shore at Paradise Island, Nassau. Yoga babes and gypsy goddesses alike have shared moments of pure bliss like this with me, when their time spent at an ashram turned from 7 day vacay to life changing journey. If you’ve never been, an ashram is a spiritual center meant for healing, yoga, meditation and karma exchange. Dreamers like us go to there to shed old energy, create new light and return to the true beauties that we are. With so many places to get our ashram on, it’s hard to choose a spot.
Here are my top 3 fave ashrams that you should visit now. . .
Val Morin, Quebec, Canada: Spiritual warriors, truth seekers and gypsy goddesses have been opening their third eyes in the lotus pose at this ashram since the 60’s! It’s the very first ashram on North American soil and the headquarters of Sivananda Yoga Centres. Yoga queens should check out this peaceful paradise if their looking to clear out the old and increase their bliss ten fold. Situated in the heart of 250 forested acres of the Laurentian mountains, this place has serious soul. Pack light and prepare to enjoy woodland paths, a dip in fresh water pools and overflowing gardens.
Grass Valley, California: We’re all California girls at heart, so taking a trip to the Sivananda Retreat Center in golden Grass Valley California will be like the ultimate homecoming. There’s 80 secluded acres of pure sweetness on this woodland property that is steps from Nevada and a skip to San Francisco. You can walk through the unending meadows and contemplate your heart’s desires or go on scenic hikes to create some special intentions. Spend the afternoon dipping your boho toes in the pond, or break free and go white water rafting, this place has it all!
Paradise Island, Bahamas: If Ashrams had a gold medal, Paradise Island would be winning by a long shot. This stunning and scenic peace center is a must-visit for all goddesses looking to get seriously spiritual in an idyllic setting. Bronzed mamas can sit by the bay in silence, planning up their most auspicious dreams, releasing the unneeded and conspiring the new. Listen to the waves, feel the sun kiss your skin and let your inner guru lead the way at this world-renowned bliss factory. This place is a true sanctuary that has natural beauty similar to yours, boho babe, so grab your passport and get south!
Have you found heaven at an ashram? I know you bohemian bellas have been, and I’d love to hear all about your experiences at these sweet fantasylands. Tell me all about it in the comments below!