Yoga Pilgrimage to Nepal 

Mar 14 – 27, 2018
Katmandu, Nepal

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!

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Mexico Retreat

May 25 – 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.

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Spain Retreat

Sep 8-15, 2018
Mallorca, Spain

Co-taught with Olive Ssembuze

Joan Hyman and Olive Ssembuze from Yogalives in Zurich, Switzerland, invite you to one of Spain’s top retreat places on Mallorca. You’ll lodge in a beautiful house surrounded by lush, majestic green mountains, enjoying great yoga and food. There will be two yoga practices taught by Joan and Olive, offering a vinyasa flow in the morning and a restorative/yin in the evening. There will be time to explore the beauty of the island, get healing massages, relax by the pool, swim in the sea, and enjoy the peaceful sanctuary of La Serrania.

This is our second time running this retreat together, ànd we love it!  Meet a tribe of like-minded yogis and connect to a blissful state that being in nature and practicing yoga offers.  

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India Retreat

Nov 14-Dec 2 , 2018
Goa, India

The Elements of Flow: Teacher Training & Retreat in Goa

Join Joan Hyman in Goa, India for a 200-Hour Teacher Training that will offer a solid foundation for your yoga practice and plant the seeds to teach.  This Yoga Alliance certified training will include 150 contact hours with Joan plus a 25-hour online course that will include practices you can take home with you to continue your studies. There will be another 25 hours of reading, writing, and exams that will be offered with the guidance of Joan, to help you complete your full 200 Hours and receive your certificate from Yoga Alliance. 

The schedule will include long morning practices that will explore a theme pose of the day along with pranayama and meditations.  Afternoons will be a range of learning hands-on adjustments and how to read bodies, understanding sequencing, diving deep into anatomy, and philosophy, and practice teaching. Each day be prepared to absorb new information as you embark on this transformational path.

You can also join this intensive as a retreat and immerse yourself in the long morning practices and have the afternoons to relax and explore Goa.  This training/retreat is open to anybody looking to deepen their practice and explore Mother India, the birthplace of yoga. If you have the desire to teach yoga or simply just deepen your practice, this course is definitely for you! 

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“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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Hawaiian Retreats


Ojai Retreats


Bali Retreats


Greece Retreats


Bhutan Retreats

 Nepal Retreats


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Joan Blogs about her Retreats

Blue Osa: What does being on a pilgrimage to India mean?

International Yoga: Transitioning from Bliss to Reality