Yoga Adventures to Inspire
Our intention is to explore the world, visit sacred spaces, and inspire your life through yoga practices. We offer the best guided yoga retreats and destinations around the on the planet. Fully culturally immersive experiences, each retreat is consciously hand-crafted that not only allows for focused yoga study, but also time to savor the tastes, sights, sounds, and adventures of each new foreign land.
Whether it’s becoming a certified yoga instructor, learning massage therapy, or just soaking in the beauty of a foreign land on retreat, these experiences will change your life. Our Yoga Teacher Training programs have some of the most inspiring instructors in the world. On retreats we delve into yoga study, wellness, and philosophy. Retreats that are more than just a vacation. Explorations that take you to spectacular vistas, and deep sweet rest.
Your Primary Guide
Our retreats are primarily led by Jaina Portwood, E-RYT500. She has been teaching yoga since 1999, and has guided groups on yoga retreats to over 15 different countries abroad. In additional to leading Advanced Yoga Teacher Training programs & Massage School, Jaina is a college professor in Minneapolis, MN and also heads up their yoga-in-the-prisons degree program.
Some of the retreat themes of past:
- Raja Yoga Philosophy
- Goddess Practices
- Patanjali’s Eight Limbs
- Hatha Yoga Alignment
- Human Anatomy & Physiology
- Ethics of Teaching
- Thai Massage
- Subtle Body Anatomy
- Living Foods
Unique & Breathtaking Trips
Open to all levels of experience. We offer weekend retreats, and week-long adventures around the globe. Check out where we’ve been, and where we’re going:
Why Travel With Us?
- Beloved is a Yoga Alliance Certified 200 and 300 hour school.
- Every retreat has an option for RYT hours. Our certification teaching programs run in modules, either online, in-person, or on retreats abroad.
- We consciously and intentionally curate an immersive travel experience.
- Get off the beaten track and explore with authenticity.
- Support from beginning to end to ensure you a smooth travel experience.
“This training has challenged me to become a more loving, more centered person. Jaina creates a supportive, dynamic space for me to blossom in my unique way, and gave me a solid foundation of the physical, spiritual, and mental aspects of yoga practice. I feel prepared to go out into my community to share what I’ve learned.”
“Jaina is a beautiful representation of a modern yogi. The program she created deepens and educates a personal practice as well as prepares a student to become a teacher. Thank you for all the effort you have put into making this experience as honest as possible.”
“Intense transformation. Eye opening, heart opening, and life changing. So grateful for the gift of being awake and being here right now!”Lauren
“A beautiful journey into presence, depth and focus in your physical, mental and spiritual body.”
“Jaina is an exceptionally dedicated teacher who gives herself fully to her sega (selfless service). At the same time she is able to bring flexibility to her approach and the individual needs of each student. Highly recommended!”
“I did my Thai Massage Training with Jaina and Beloved Retreats and she customized to my schedule, met with me 1:1 and has such a warm and accepting energy. She’s a great leader in the yoga community.”Nicki
“Jaina’s Teacher Training was transformative for my practice, teaching skills, and wellbeing. Given the chance to do it all over again, I would … only sooner.”
“Jaina enlivens the practice of yoga, the teaching of asana, the mystery of tradition for her students. The training is unique in the depth that it covers important yogic texts, nutrition, asana, personal practice, dharma talk and aligning with one’s highest intention. Over the three months of training, I was personally invigorated by the intensity and enthusiasm Jaina has for yoga and I certainly realized a new depth and magic in my personal practice and in my ability to teach yoga to others. Highly recommended for any yoga enthusiast.”Chelsea
“Jaina’s Teacher Training has been an expansive experience that has shown me new paths for advancing in my yoga practice and in my life’s endeavors. Jaina is an extremely wise, kind, and patient teacher.”Ana