Wellness Retreats—But Make ‘Em Virtual

Self-care doesn’t have to take a backseat just because we can’t get away for a weekend of yoga and meditation in the woods.

Self-care comes in many forms these days—and sometimes the best thing to do is just nothing, But at others, you need a little structure to help find your Zen in between Zoom meetings and home improvement projects.

Luckily, lots of local spots have organized virtual wellness workshops and retreats that you can take advantage of from the comfort of your home. Here’s our round-up of the ones you won’t want miss this summer.

Prenatal Yoga Workshop at Blooming Life Yoga on July 25, 2020 at 1 P.M.


Cost: $50

This class is designed to ease tensions common in pregnancy by supporting the body, mind, and heart. You’ll be guided through safe yoga practices that include breath-work, asana and meditation. At each stage of your pregnancy you will learn modifications for your changing body.

Plus, you’ll form greater connections—between you and your baby, you and your body, and between you and a community of other mamas. Open to all levels and stages of pregnancy.

Some of the benefits that you can receive from prenatal yoga include:

—Increased strength and flexibility

—Reduced low back pain and sciatica

—Reduced swelling and inflammation

—Better sleep, less fatigue

—Improved emotional well-being

Email info@bloominglifeyoga.com if you would like to register for the Livestream option.

Yin and Deep Relaxation at Fountain Square Yoga on Tuesdays at 5:45 P.M. and Fridays at 6 P.M.


Cost: $16

As we continue to spend more time than usual at home, it’s still very important to take time for ourselves…which can mean meditating and connecting our body, mind, and breath.

Yin is a practice that holds poses for a longer period of time, allowing the body to slowly melt onto the floor or props, giving you time to focus on your breath, and permitting yourself to calm the chatter of the mind by observing your thoughts with no distractions, and then letting them go.

Participants will want to set up in a quiet and comfortable space with no distractions, dim lights, soothing music, light a few candles, and grab some blocks and a bolster or grab several pillows.

Healing Through Meditation: A Mini Online Retreat on July 11, 2020 at 10 A.M.

Cost: $20

Hosted by the Kadampa Meditation Center this mini retreat focuses on using the mind as our body’s greatest healer.  This retreat will teach participants how to transform the simple act of breathing into a powerful healing practice that causes mental peace and happiness, improves concentration, enhances your love, compassion, and wisdom, and strives to bring greater meaning to your life. The retreat will have three sessions that will include a short teaching and guided meditation.

Register and learn more about the event presented by the Kadampa Meditation with Gen Kelsang Dorje at https://conta.cc/3eiqs2d.

Enneagram & Parenting Workshop on July 22 & 23 at 7:30 P.M.

Cost: $30

Being home with the kids has taken a mental toll on many of us. From e-learning to the transition of summer and now the impending uncertainty of what going back to school in the fall will look like, this virtual workshop will give parents the guidance and support they need to care for both parent and child mental wellness.

This practically-focused workshop will assist participants in reflecting on individual parenting styles and how your Enneagram number and, if co-parenting, how the combination of your styles are affecting your parenting and impacting your children.

Learn more and get tickets at https://bit.ly/3gEX73w.

Lenie Tsakonas is a regular Indy Maven contributor.