Escape your everyday routine, expand your yoga practice and return home, rested and refreshed.
( “Make Your Home An Ashram—how to create a retreat at home.)
- We love co-creating yoga retreats and bringing together a happy gathering of people to enjoy the benefits of yoga, in extraordinary destinations around the world.
- We choose eco-resorts, hotels and travel experiences that also contribute to the general wellbeing of people less fortunate than ourselves.
- We work with likeminded people who give back to local communities, as well as those who care about our beautiful planet through their wildlife conservation efforts. In this way, we try to make our small contribution to enhancing the staggering beauty of the world we live in. Join us.
Vistas and vibes on some of our past yoga retreats … (and see our latest retreats here)
Lake Atitlán, Guatemala
(6 retreats since 2015) —In the highlands of Guatemala, Lake Atitlán is the perfect place for a yoga retreat. In this peaceful haven, we take delight in immersing ourselves in nature, against a backdrop of fascinating Mayan culture. Lake Atitlán is celebrated worldwide for its peace and beauty, with views of the volcanoes across the ever-changing colors of the lake… (Photos and more …)
Costa Rica – Pura Vida!
2016 — SOLD OUT — Discover the diverse beauty of Costa Rica, in a lush valley overlooking Lake Arenal. A breathtaking feast for the eyes and the soul, where you can immerse yourself in nature. The magnificent Arenal volcano which greets you at sunrise each day provides the perfect backdrop for our retreat.. (Photos and more …) Also see “Muy Bien—My Top Ten (Costa Rica)”
South Africa – Stretch & Safari Adventure
2017 — SOLD OUT —
Roar. Stretch. Breathe.
Journey into the senses…
• Cape Town • Winelands • Safari •
The mere mention of Africa evokes scenes of adventure and natural beauty. It’s more than a destination; it’s a mood, an aspiration, a bucket list dream. Join Julie for a journey to her home country – with maximum 12 guests, for an intimate setting and a personal experience of South Africa. (Photos and more …)
Yoga Retreat Testimonials
“What an amazing experience you provided us all in India. I am sure that each of us has taken home some priceless tools to call on forever. I thank you so much for that.” — Sue B.
“Reminiscing on how extraordinary this yoga retreat and adventure in India has been for me. And you two, charming and competent yogis and femmes d’exception (get your French dictionary out) made it a smooth and enjoyable ride. Thank you for this formidable experience.” — Suzanne G.
“I have such wonderful memories—the yoga and the lake will be with me forever. Thank you again for sharing your love of Guatemala and yoga with me.” — Judy B.
“Our retreat to Guatemala meant so much to me. Our time together was a much needed respite. Thank you for bringing together such a wonderful group of women whom I can now call friends. Lake Atitlán was an open and supportive time together and we created some very special and lasting memories.” — Patti H.
“There hasn’t been a day since our trip that I haven’t thought of you both, the beauty of Guatemala, the joy and love shared amongst our group, the friendly faces of Guatemalans, Lake Atitlán, and all the fun we had together.” — Mary H.
“It was an amazing experience that I cannot explain to anyone. I feel so at peace. I really miss you and my new yogi friends. Friends that I know I will have for a long time. I can’t stop thinking about this trip and all the memories and all the special people. Namaste.” — Jojo F.
“What an adventure, many happy memories and life changes. Julie and Karen, thanks to you for creating such an amazing experience – like Jojo, I often come back to the memories with a smile. Each of you is remarkable and together you are magic. Namaste’.” — Ruth M.
“Thank you both once again for an amazing experience. It is obvious to me , how much hard work you put into this. Every day was special …every day was memorable…every day I looked forward to what magic you had planned for us!” — Clay G.
“Thank you for such a wonderful experience. You guys truly go above and beyond!” — Lauri M.
“A fabulous time spent with everyone and especially you and Karen who put together an exceptional experience for all of us.” — Judy B.
“Thank you for an unbelievable yoga retreat. Thank you for being so organized, with great communications in advance of the trip, for choosing and getting us to such an amazing hotel venue and last but not least for your excellent and compassionate yoga and spiritual leadership. It was a 5 star magical experience for me … things are still unfolding for me as I continue to embrace my Lake Atitlan intention.” —Karen G.
“LOVED it. Yes there was a wonderful mood set. Thank you and Karen, for that. Yes the lake and volcano helped to set the mood. But you helped provide an awesome experience.” — Sue B.
“I loved every minute of it. Beautiful memories of special moments and experiences. I will be dreaming of the next retreat.” — Sarah B.
“Thanks a million, best time ever. Looking forward to our new adventure. But first, let me savor this one. Namasté.” — Céline C.
“Thank you for your sweetness and kind attention. Looking forward to seeing you at yoga some time soon. Thanks again for all the laughs. The best medicine.” — Stacy B.
“Lake Atitlán is such a magical place and the entire yoga retreat you put together was an unforgettable experience for me. Look forward to seeing you again soon.” — Amanda G.
“The wonderful memories of the trip, the group and the fabulous yoga experience you and Karen made for us brings me smiles and to a special place that will always be in my heart. I have traveled many places but this trip is high on my list of best spiritual growth. It’s amazing how much peace one gets when we just settle in on our mats. I am so happy that I was able to go with you to your special place. Thank you for sharing it with us.” — Judy
“Thank you both so much for creating a new world for all of us…and most especially, moi!!! It was simply awesome to be with such amazing souls. I’m still soaring!” —Denise F.
“I am still processing Costa Rica’s profound impact on me, spiritually. I feel like I have new eyes and new ears. My awareness has reinforced one of my favorite phrases: As Above, So Below. As Within, So Without.” — Kim L.
“Thank you so much for a beautiful, fulfilling, and highly packed emotional (and funny) yoga retreat. I LOVED Costa Rica.” — Patty L.
“You guys did a wonderful job – very organized and just what the doctor ordered. Mucho gracias!” — Kristine
“I rave about my yoga retreat, as it did me such a world of relaxation and a different way to approach everyday life, especially with my stressful job. I practice my breathing in situations, and I even coach some of my fellow workers and their stress now. Take care, and thx you and Karen for opening this world up to me 🙂 ” — Deb L.
“The retreat is a life-changer, hard to describe in words especially to an outsider but it calls for us to stop, see, feel and hear who we are and appreciate the environment around us. I give it a 10 ++++. Villa Sumaya was a wonderful, peaceful retreat, a perfect setting to create that mood. I enjoyed everyone also, bonding easily with like-minded people. You and Karen gave soooo much of yourselves. Thank you.” — Hedy S.
“The yoga was great! Two super instructors who were very connected with their students.” — Mattie S.
“Great food, authentic atmosphere. I felt better in my yoga practice and felt HAPPY.” — Jestena B.