Travel Tuesday: Exotic Yoga Retreats With Dashama

Our resident Joyologist Dashama, founder of Pranashama Yoga and inspiring host of our holiday Hug Challenge, is one of the nation’s top yogi personalities. With a loyal following of bliss-seekers, Dashama keeps her practice exotic as they follow her to various Pranashama yoga training and health/wellness retreats that she leads around the world.

For our more dedicated yoga friends – or anyone looking to make a shift in their career, relationships or life – explore the world one pose at a time with Dashama’s exciting Pranashama Yoga Institute retreats in 2012!


2-week yoga training retreat | March 15-31


Discover the fountain of youth retreat yoga, Thai massage and cleansing diet | May 19-26


30-day yoga training retreat | June 1-30


30-day advanced yoga teacher training | July 15 – Aug 14

They also offer yoga & health retreats and events in Egypt, Whistler and Ibiza. Find out more about the retreats and see more photos at For a glimpse into the love and camaraderie on these retreats, check out the video recap of the 2011 Pranashama Bali Retreat:


10 Yogi Rules for a Joyful Life – By Dashama

It speaks volumes of Dashama, Spa Week’s Joyology Expert, that her Spa Week Daily Health Challenge requires you just to HUG PEOPLE! Have you RSVP’d to hug it out every day this holiday season? There’s no sweeter way to bring health and happiness to yourself and others than a nice, warm embrace. In the one-name ranks of Madonna and Rihanna, this warm, inspiring ball of love known as Dashama is an internationally known Yoga Teacher, Author, Healer and Healthy Lifestyle Coach. She’s the founder of the Global 30 Day Yoga ChallengeJourney to Joyful TVPerfect 10 Lifestyle and Pranashama Yoga Institute; an innovator in the field of yoga, mind/body transformation and healing.

And speaking of transformation and healing, let’s begin right here with Dashama’s wise words to find your everyday journey to joyful.

Now, join the hug revolution!