Getting stoned before flipping into downward facing dog isn’t a groundbreaking concept for yogis who like to toke. In India, the birthplace of yoga, the sacred cannabis plant was celebrated as an integral part of culture for thousands of years. The founder of yoga himself, Shiva, is closely associated with cannabis and was partial to the herb. Now that marijuana is legal for recreational use in a handful of states, the yoga community is responding with “stoner yoga” classes and retreats designed to enhance your practice and deepen the mind-body connection.
If your ideal vacation includes flowing through vinyasa in a pretty place with access to healthful food, munchies, and lots of weed, a cannabis yoga retreat might be right up your alley. Here are four ultra-relaxing smoke and stretch vacations that will melt your stress away.
Oregon retreat for high-vibe couples
Vida, Oregon | June 29 – July 1, 2018
Grab your sweetie and jet off to Oregon for three days of ganja yoga sessions, float therapy, sound healing, and hiking. The Cannabliss Couples Yoga Retreat is perfect for partners who want to bond over Oregon’s finest cannabis, explore waterfalls and hot springs, and snuggle next to a bonfire while sharing a blunt with other high-vibe couples.
Sunshine, smoke, and sisterhood
Lake Selmac, Oregon | July 13 – 15, 2018
Ladies, grab your girlfriends or fly solo and find a new tribe at the Ganja Goddess Getaway in the lush Oregon forest. This cannabis retreat promises more food, fun, and cannabis than you can imagine. On your weekend glamping adventure, your guides will use marijuana as a tool to help you enhance your spiritual practice and promote creativity.
Rocky Mountain High
Aspen Canyon Ranch, Colorado | August 3 – 5, 2018
The 420 Yoga Retreat involves adult-only camping at the beautiful Aspen Canyon Ranch, nestled in the Rocky Mountains about 100 miles west of Boulder. Yogi D and his crew will lead you on a relaxing journey with a creative mix of yoga along with top-shelf weed, healthful meals, hiking, massage, and a community smoke-and s’more-campfire. You’ll leave with a clear mind and a special goodie bag stuffed with treats.
— MarijuanaMindfulness (@420Yoga) July 15, 2016
Smoke with your gal pals in the desert
Joshua Tree, California | October 12 – 14, 2018
Take your practice deeper at LunaGanja, a cannabis yoga retreat in the middle of the Mojave Desert in California. This women’s-only yoga retreat includes daily yoga and meditation, vegan meals, guided journaling, a sound bath, and hiking in Joshua Tree. You’ll end each day by snuggling into your sleeping bag and dozing off under the stars. The event concludes with a goddess circle complete with dancing and drumming.