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Destination Wellness: Plan Your Yoga Retreat NOW

From the Show: Staying Well
Summary: If you're a fan of yoga, wellness or travel, a yoga getaway is just what you need.
Air Date: 2/24/14
Duration: 10
Host: Melanie Cole, MS
Guest Bio: Kristin McGee, Yoga an Pilates Expert
Kristin McGeeKristin McGee's experience with fitness dates back to 1997, when she became a Pilates, yoga, and fitness teacher after graduating from NYU's Tisch School of the Arts.

Kristin teaches all over Manhattan at top gyms and yoga studios as well as privately. She served as host and choreographer for MTV's Pilates and yoga DVDs, and has also appeared on Fox 5 Good Day New York, CBS Today Show, the Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Good Morning America and advertisements for Lady Footlocker, Budweiser and Barclays.

She has worked as a contributing editor, consultant and/or model for several national magazines, including Women's Health, Shape, Fitness, Self, Pilates Style and Fit Yoga.

After Kristin's success with MTV, she produced her own DVD series, which includes Kristin McGee's Power Yoga and Kristin McGee's Bendigirl Yoga, the first ever yoga program designed specifically for preteens.

Most recently, Kristin shot Pilates for Beginners (named a top DVD pick by Shape magazine) and Weight Loss Pilates for Acacia Media.
Destination Wellness: Plan Your Yoga Retreat NOW
Are you a fan of wellness, yoga and travel?

If you've always wanted to truly get away from everything and focus on your peace of mind and your health, a yoga trip is just for you.

And, if you've never been on a yoga retreat but have always wanted to go, there's no excuses now as to why you can't.

Specific destination yoga retreats have gained popularity throughout the last few years. Destinations have popped up all around the world in places like India, Thailand, Mexico, the Caribbean, Italy, Colorado Mountains, Costa Rica... the list continues.

The important thing is to have a good plan.

First is your location. How much are you really looking to get away and spend?

Then, it's important to decide what type of retreat you want to take. Will it be an all-active vacation, taking five hours of yoga along with learning how to surf? Or, will it just be strictly yoga?

Should you go alone, or bring a bunch of your wellness buddies? 

Yoga retreats are great to experience by yourself, especially if you're trying to focus on yourself and your practice. However, it wouldn't be bad to bring just one other person if you're not used to traveling alone. 

Leading Yoga and Pilates expert, Kristin McGee, explains how to plan your yoga retreat and shares the best places to deepen your practice and to find that inner peace.