December 29, 2017 – January 1, 2018
Santa Margarita, California
Ring in the new year with like-minded yogis in a peaceful sanctuary in beautiful Central California. Escape routine at this rustic, 163-acre private retreat center surrounded by the picturesque Santa Margarita foothills. Featuring a stunning pool, dedicated yoga room, a 6,000 square foot main lodge and eco-friendly barn, the ranch combines the magnificence of California’s nature with cozy, comfortable accommodations.
Deepen your physical practice with daily practices ranging from flow to restoratives, and explore beyond asana with meditation and pranayama. We will create vision boards, set intentions, honor a day of silence and gain clarity and calmness for the new year to come!
Prices range from $995 to $1295 for private or shared.
Space is limited!
Mar 14 – 27, 2018
Our spiritual journey begins in the foothills of the Himalayas. During our trek, we’ll practice yoga and meditation each morning before heading to our next destination. We’ll visit temples, witness Tibetan culture, and even sleep at monasteries and nunneries.
Join us on an unforgettable trip lead by Joan, an avid world traveler who has spent over a decade in this part of the world and, Sisse Budolfsen, a meditation teacher who lives in Katmandu. This will be the trip of a lifetime where we’ll focus on the beauty of life and the importance of keeping an open heart.
Space is limited!
May 24 – 29, 2018
Memorial Day Weekend
Playa Viva Retreat, Mexico
Soak up the tranquility of nature and delve into your yoga practice with Joan over the Memorial Day weekend at this award-winning 200-acre nature reserve located on a pristine private beach on the Pacific coast of Mexico. This luxury sustainable boutique hotel is just 30 mins from the airport, yet feels incredibly private and boasts a turtle sanctuary, archaeological site, and permaculture farm. Escape from the daily stresses of life and enjoy the quietness of this lovely property tucked away in a remote part of Mexico in a unique setting where you can deeply connect with nature. Enjoy delicious and healthy meals made fresh from the retreat center’s organic garden by their friendly staff. Days will begin with a two-hour practice followed by restful afternoons by the beach, massage, horseback riding, or nearby excursions. Afternoon practices will be more workshop style offering pranayama and meditation followed by restful evenings and a family style meal. All rooms have gorgeous ocean views, use traditional open-air construction to capture the ocean breeze and are decorated with local materials to the highest standard of artistic craftsmanship. Recharge over your Memorial Day Weekend and share the bliss that yoga retreats offer with like-minded yogis in an amazing paradise.
“Joan’s extensive travel experience, great sense of humor and ability to connect with foreign cultures at a deep lever make her an ideal international yoga retreat teacher. Her retreats consistently sell out and are a testimony to these qualities. Her commitment to having fun along the way makes working with her a total joy”
– Michelle from International Yoga
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