New Zealand

Feb 5-10, 2019
Queensland, New Zealand

This magical summer retreat with Urban Ashram Yoga will include five glorious nights at The luxurious accommodations at The Horseshoe Bend Estate in Queensland, New Zealand.

A five-minute walk from Wanaka town, this stunning estate is tucked away in exquisite nature, where you can enjoy views of the mountains, take long walks in nature, or relax pool or lakeside. There will be three daily yoga, meditation, and sound healing sessions with Joan and some of Urban Ashram’s best yoga teachers along with fresh and healthy meals prepared by a Master Chef. Excursions will include a visit to a lavender farm where essential oils are made, a Queenstown tour, and outdoor activities such as hiking, walking, and swimming. Summertime in New Zealand is amazing and this retreat is a perfect way to see one of the most beautiful parts of the island.

Full package prices begin at USD 2,100 for triple share.
Retreat only (no accommodations or meals) at USD 1,500.
A reservation fee of USD 500 must be paid by 1 October 2018 to guarantee your spot. 

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Mexico Retreat

May 25-30, 2019
Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

Soak up the tranquility of nature and deepen your yoga practice with Joan over Memorial Day weekend at Xinalani, an exclusive Yoga Retreat Center in Puerto Vallarta. Xinalani offers an unparalleled retreat experience: it’s authentic and magical and immersed in lush jungle surroundings with views of the emerald ocean.

Sleep in beautiful eco-chic accommodations, enjoy delicious and healthy Mexican food, and practice yoga in a world-class setting! Days will begin with a two-hour practice followed by restful afternoons by the beach or pool or relax with a massage. 

Activities include surfing, swimming, kayaking, a visit to the nearby fisherman town, or a memorable tour of beautiful Banderas Bay. Afternoon practice will be workshop style offering pranayama and meditation followed by restful evenings and a family style meal. 

Recharge over your Memorial Day Weekend and share the bliss that yoga retreats offer with like-minded yogis in an amazing paradise.

Xinalani is a truly special and remote place with access by water taxi only and surrounded by a lush jungle and pristine beach. This is the ultimate place to relax and unplug.

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Canary Islands Retreat 

September 28 – October 5, 2019
Lanzarote, Spain

Lanzarote is one of the best-preserved islands of the Canary Islands in Spain off of the cost of Portugal. It offers mild and pleasant temperature all year round, crystal clear waters with abundant marine life, relaxing beaches and 300 volcanoes that give special energy to the land.

It is the silence and tranquility of the island that is unique, that makes it a perfect place for a spiritual retreat to find harmony and balance in the unique nature that is offered here.

The retreat center was built to offer a place where people can regenerate and nourish themselves through the power of nature, relaxation, and healthy eating.

It is immersed in the calm interior of the island, surrounded by vineyards, only 15 minutes from some of the most beautiful beaches and 20 minutes from the airport (with direct flights to most European capitals).

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Teacher Training Retreat

January, 2020
Goa, India

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 three weeks of intense study of yoga, philosophy, subtle body, anatomy, and sequencing in the blissful setting of Goa.

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
* deep dive into anatomy and philosophy

This training will include learning how to teach and give hands-on adjustments. Be prepared each day to absorb new information as you embark on this transformational path.

Each evening, yogi nidra, chanting, meditation, and kirtan are offered at the center along with full spa services.


For students that have already completed their 200 Hour Training, you are welcome to do a refresher course at a discounted price and partial schedule.


You are welcome to join this intensive as a retreat and immerse yourself in the long morning practices while spending the afternoons relaxing and exploring 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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Joan Blogs about her Retreats

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

International Yoga: Transitioning from Bliss to Reality