Whether you’ve booked an all-inclusive yoga retreat in Bali or are just planning to roll out the mat on your fortnight in Spain, packing the right activewear, leggings, tops, and accessories is important.
Rocking up to early morning yoga looking your best will help you feel your best and stay motivated to show up every day on your vacation. So, here at Lazuli, we have created a list of what to pack for a yoga retreat so you can stay fit and strong while squeezing in a few mojitos (or juice cleanses, if that’s your vibe).
Let’s start with the all-important leggings.
Yoga Workout Clothes First!
Packing an array of yoga workout clothes from Lazuli allows you to mix and match for comfort and cleanliness (no re-wearing sweaty items). We always recommend packing an additional pair of leggings, because you can never have too many.
For a seven-day retreat with laundry facilities:
- 4 yoga leggings
- 4 yoga tops
- 2 sports bras
- 7 pairs of underwear
- 1 yoga jacket
- 1 loungewear set
Comfortable Yoga Leggings
The best yoga leggings for your retreat will be flexible, comfortable, and flattering so you can stop worrying about how you look and really get deep into that meditative mindset. Flexibility is also integral. You should pack leggings that can allow a full range of motion without pinching tightly, stretching out of shape, or ripping.
Shape V Seam leggings are ideal for yoga. With a high waistband that always stays firmly in place and ribbed detail beneath the glutes for a ‘lifting’ effect, they are the best balance between supportive and comfortable.
You might also want to consider our Sculpt Seamless leggings for the slightly shorter 7/8 length.
Yoga Tops for Women
Pack a variety of tops, including long-sleeved tops and vest-style tops. Even if your destination is tropical, late night and early morning yoga sessions can get chilly. You might also want to cover up sunburnt skin!
The Nola Open Back Top has long sleeves and good shoulder coverage, with a cropped design. For more intense yoga workouts, the Luxe Racer Vest Top provides excellent support while minimizing coverage. Both are made from our super soft and breathable fabric.
Don’t Forget A Sports Bra
Although many yoga tops offer all the support you need, it is wise to pack a variety of sports bras as well. These can be worn under casual clothing during downtime or replace your yoga tops for women entirely if you are getting too hot.
Our Lazuli Label Halter Neck Top is an excellent choice, as it allows you to minimize tan lines as a bonus. We also have racer-style bras for additional support if needed.
Besides the vacation outfits you’ve been planning for months, we recommend adding a couple more Lazuli Label clothes to your list.
Yoga Jacket for Women
Doing yoga in cold weather (or just a zealously air-conditioned sports room) can be distracting. So, we recommend packing one of our Celine Split Back Long Sleeve Tops, for full coverage of your arms and front body.
You also won’t regret packing items from our loungewear collection. Our Eden sweatshirt fabric is cosy and soft, which is perfect for keeping your body warm during an extended meditation pose or for general lounging around at the resort.
Although baggy, the cuffed sleeves on our sweatshirts plus the cuffed ankles and drawstring waist on our joggers keep them firmly in place. If you decide to do a short practice in our loungewear (why not?) then you won’t be disappointed with the flexibility they afford you.
Finally, we recommend taking some clothes to cover up your skin. Depending on your destination, you might need to adhere to local customs. That might mean covering up your legs, arms or chest when entering sacred areas (temples, churches, and other areas of worship, for example).
Lightweight cotton cover ups are ideal, as you can easily take them on and off - over your comfy and breathable yoga clothes, of course. These cover ups can also be easily scrunched up and thrown in a bag too.
With your Lazuli yoga workout clothes packed, here are the other essential items we recommend you pack for your yoga retreat:
- Yoga mats, blocks and straps (if not provided by the resort),
- Toiletries, including a good deodorant!
- Reusable water bottle,
- Sun screen,
- Journal or diary,
- Digital camera, so you don’t drain your phone battery on photography.
Find More Inspiration at Lazuli Label
At Lazuli Label, we make legging-style yoga pants, workout tops, activewear and loungewear that’s comfortable and supportive. Designed by women for women, we believe that whether you’re heading to a yoga retreat or just your usual gym session, you should wear functional and fashionable clothing.
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