Past Retreats

Rincon Puerto Rico with Summer & Julianna;
January 26 - February 1, 2015

Summer Quashie & Julianna Takacs are teaming up again for the first time in 4-EVA!

For 6 night & 7 dates, wake up every morning to the sun and blue blue ocean with daily yoga and meditation, hang out on our private beach front property, eat local, organic, home cooked food, laugh, swim, play, RELAX and be lulled to sleep by moonlit waves in your ocean view room. And the company will be pretty great too!

Opportunities to surf (with or without lessons), snorkel, kayak, horseback ride, hike, visit local organic farms and see how some of the worlds most amazing coconut oil and cacao are made, visit beautiful unique beaches, local artisan shops and support a beautiful thriving community.

Limited space and CHEAP prices means register early...rooms start at just $850!

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Summer and Julianna have been leading heart centered deep, yet easy-going retreats since 2008. They are committed to finding unique spaces around the world to take groups to, where we can support the locals through eco-tourism. Their yoga is accessible for all. S & J both were trained in Prana Yoga in 2001 and 2003, have studied with Ruth Maneti Lauer at Jivamukti and teach the Greenhouse Holistic Yoga teacher training.

Yoga Retreat to Tulum, Mexico
with Lauren Fecarotta & Mika Oakes

March 7-13, 2015

At that most dreadful point of winter, hop a plane to Mexico and spend a week under the sun with Lauren and Mika!

You'll stay at a jungle side petite hotel, steps from white sand beaches, and enjoy 3 locally sourced vegetarian meals per day, 2 daily yoga classes and lots of Mayan magic.

Private and shared rooms available from $1050 per person. Space limited to 14 guests.

Please email or for more information or to reserve a spot.

Yoga Retreat to San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua
with Lauren Fecarotta and Gabrielle Epstein-Casper

February 21-28, 2015

Get yourself out of the cold and into a poolside hammock this February with Gabrielle and Lauren. Spend 7 nights at a gorgeous villa on an organic farm overlooking the ocean and enjoy 3 farm to table meals and two yoga classes every day, plus loads of sun, surf and adventure. Private and shared rooms with private bathrooms available from $1200 per person. Space limited to 12 students.

Please email or for more information or to reserve a spot.

Join Julianna Takacs at the 4th Annual yoga HOEDOWN! This Labor Day Weekend...Early Bird Rates end July 31st!


Pick up from and drop off to Trailways bus stop in Catskill, NY

Three nights stay in a luxurious country villa All chef prepared vegan meals and snacks plus fresh pressed juice for a one day fast

Daily yoga and meditation classes

Hiking through peak foliage by day and stargazing by night

Endless fresh mountain air

Private king bedrooms available as singles or shares, $625 or $500 per person, all inclusive

Email for more information or to reserve a spot

Nicaragua Bhavin' 2014

San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua.
April 7th- 13th

Bhavin' retreats bring groups together in beautiful destinations to immerse in spiritual practice. Classes include a combination of chanting, yoga, meditation and breathwork offered twice a day. The rest of the time you are free to swim, explore and relax as you see fit.

Let stress and mind melt away as we lift our vibration by the sea. The Bhav will reset and inspire you!

Price includes:

  • Two Yoga Practices Daily with Luke Simon and Amanda Capobianco
  • Three Delicious Home Cooked Meals, juice, coffee, fresh fruits etc..
  • Transportation to and from the Airport ( must coordinate with other guests arrivals and departures*)
  • Meditation
  • Breathwork
  • Reiki
  • Ocean
  • Sunshine
  • Laughter
  • Relaxation
  • Beauty

Lodging Options:

Shared Villa with Outdoor heated showers and shared bathrooms.
  Room A, Sleeps 5, $1000 per person
  Room B, Sleeps 3, $1150 per person
  Room C, Sleeps 3, $1150 per person

Rooms D and E
  Private Hideaway w/shared bathroom Sleeps 2, $1250 per person
  Private Bungalow En suite bathroom Sleeps 2, $1250 per person


  • Surfing /Surf Lessons
  • Turtle Tours
  • Horse Back Riding
  • Fishing
  • Massages
  • Trips to Town

50% Non- refundable deposit to hold your spot. Pay in Cash, Check or Paypal (add 3% fee) here:


January 18-25, 2014

Salute the sun daily from our bamboo yoga pavilion floating on a lake in the midst of the stunning Khao Sok National Park in Southern Thailand. Embrace this opportunity to deepen your yoga practice amidst the magnificence and mystery.

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Retreat in Rincón

with Summer Quashie and Nancy Allen

March 28 - April 4

Get a head start on your tan, that relaxed summer vibe and some much needed R-n-R. Wake to a beautiful view of the clear blue ocean, practice yoga that restores your soul, receive acupuncture or acupressure treatment, eat local organic meals prepared for you, float, paddle, swim, layout, read. Practice yoga at sunset. Wake up and do it all again for 7 DAYS in paradise.

Included in the cost are beautiful ocean front accomodations, delicious local, organic meals, daily yoga and meditation classes, an acupuncture or acupressure treatment.

Airfare is not included, flights into Aquadilia start at $240 roundtrip Paddleboard rentals and lessons available $40/day

Cost if Registered by Feb. 1 $1555 private/ after 2/1: $1800 $1045 shared room, after 2/1: $1300

$500 non-refundable deposit to reserve your space email Nancy ( or Summer (

Sierra Hot Springs Yoga Retreat with Leigh Evans

Aug 9-11, 2013

Join Leigh for yogic rejuvenation in California at the glorious Sierra Hot Springs. The quiet and peace of this sacred land and healing properties of the springs will seep deeply into your being and rejuvenate you from the inside out.

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Kali Ayurvedic Yoga Detox Retreat
  - with Lauren Fecarotta

August 9 - 12

At the Floating Farmhouse in the Catskill Mountains, New York

3 nights to relax, reconnect and rejuvenate

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3rd Annual Yoga Hoedown
  - organized by Julianna Takacs

August 30 - September 2, 2013

Berkshire Mountains - Labor Day Weekend

Music * Yoga * Magic * You

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January 11 - 18th

So here it is again, for the third year in a row... a perfect opportunity to take your yoga practice off the mat and into all sorts of new adventures including learning how to surf, slackline and balance people on your feet. Join Adi Carter from the YogaSlackers for an amazing experience in sunny Rincon, Puerto Rico where you will not only practice yoga on the beach but also take your practice into the air and water through AcroYoga, slacklining and surfing. Mornings will start with your choice of a slow flow yoga practice or surf lesson leaving afternoons free to rest, relax and explore Rincon, Puerto Rico. Late afternoons will include an optional 2 hour workshop that will change daily to include AcroYoga, Slacklining, Thai Massage & offerings from special guest teachers. Optional additional activities include bouldering, snorkeling / scuba diving, stand up paddle boarding and miles of trails for running and mountain biking.

All classes & surf lessons will be held in the back yard of our rental property right on Dogman's beach ( Students have the option of staying on this property which includes a kitchen, living room, outside patio, pool & jacuzzi. All accommodation rates are quoted for this space * please note you must book early as space is limited. For week-end guests we can offer camping in the back yard for $25 / night allowing you access to the house as well or check out the Rincon Inn for per night rates (

Two price packages are available including the option to just take classes (includes daily surf and yoga classes / workshops) and find your own accommodation and meals. There is limited space for both the retreat and accommodation so please book in advance. Retreat & accommodation rates do not include airfare or meals.

This retreat sold out in 2012, pre-registration is strongly encouraged! Please contact to reserve a spot

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Yoga Hoedown

August 23 - 26

EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION until JUNE 15th!!!!!! More info below!

Get ready for the SECOND ANNUAL yoga HOEDOWN y'all!!

Last year, over 100 of us gathered for 4 days in the Berkshire MUSIC of all kinds, YOGA for all levels, home cooked (for you) food, a magical swimming pond, campfires, DANCING and about a million stars......

It's half yoga retreat, half live music festival, all heart and joy.

Do not miss this uniquely beautiful gathering!! It was truly one of the most profound experiences of heart opening community I've ever been a part of.

It all takes place on the top of a mountain at the beautiful Abode Mountain Camp in New Lebanon, NY. Yoga classes from many of NYC's finest teachers take place all day in the huge outdoor tent where musicians and DJ's play into the night. Tons of space to wander, hike and move. Plenty of time to play, rest and rejoice. The main accommodations are your tent and a limited number of private and shared cabins. Outdoor showers and actual bathrooms! And if you're not the "roughin" it type, there are also cozy rooms to stay in just down the mountain. All your meals will be provided (vegetarian style) either way.

Kali Ayurvedic Yoga Detox Retreat in the Catskills

with Lauren Fecarotta & Jen Guarnieri
Bovina, New York
September 7-10, 2012

As summer comes to a close, escape the city and reboot with a 3 night Ayurvedic Yoga Detox Retreat led by Lauren Fecarotta ( and Jen Guarnieri ( Enjoy delicious clean food, a one day juice fast, morning meditations, yoga al fresco, waterfront relaxation and lots of fresh mountain air. Learn cleansing practices to keep you vibrant and healthy as the seasons change. Uncover refreshed skin and eyes, a de-bloated belly, more balanced emotions and a much lighter step! Private and shared rooms available, from $400 - $600. Rates include all lodging, food, juice, yoga and activities. Visit to learn more about the program or request more information.

OFF THE MAT INTO NATURE 2012 w/ Adi Carter

May 18th-20th

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Norway Yoga Retreat

Tomrefjord Sea Cabins
with Leigh Evans
July 14-21, 2012

Enlighten your yoga practice this Summer in the land of the Midnight Sun. Join us for 7 mystical day/nights on the Tomre Fjord in Norway. Located 25 minutes from Moldeon the magical Western Fjords, Tomrefjord Sea Cabins' stunning beauty will heighten our yoga and meditation practices to awaken insight and clarity.

Tomrefjord Sea Cabins

Buddy Special: $1,495/person
Sign up with a friend by 4/15, paid in full
Early Bird Special: $1,650/person by 5/15,paid in full
$1,750 after 5/15, paid in full

$500 non-refundable deposit to hold your space. Balance Due 6/15

Price includes 7 nights of shared accommodations, meals and 2 yoga classes/day.

Price excludes airfare & land transfers.

For information & registration contact

Easter Detox Retreat w/ Lee Schmidt and Summer Quashie

April 6- April 8th at Seven Arrows

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Kali Yoga Detox in the Catskills this AUGUST!

Friday August 26-Tuesday August 30, 2011
Delhi, New York

As the summer comes to an end, escape the sticky city streets and find a breath of fresh air in the Catskills! Join Lauren Fecarotta, creator of Kali Yoga Detox and Jen Guarneiri, for a 4 day yoga detox in the mountains! Spend your days meditating under the rising sun, relaxing in freshwater swimming ponds, hiking through some of New York's most picturesque lands, eating cleansing food and juice, and soaking in the sweet flow of Vinyasa and Restorative yoga. Explore upstate farmers' markets or just kick back under a tree with a good book. Learn how to cook clean, life-giving foods at home or simply float in the pond with a fresh juice in hand.

Give yourself the time and space to let go of the physical and emotional sludge weighing you down. You'll go home a cleaner, happier, lighter you! For more information on the program visit or email Lauren at Car pools and busses leave from Manhattan and arrive in Delhi in about 3.5 hours.

Private room with single, double or queen sized bed plus all food, juice, detox supplies and excursions - $575-$625
Shared room - $495 per person

Yoga Retreat to India with Julianna Takacs & Josh Schrei, October 8-22, 2011

A fourteen-day retreat in India embracing the ancient traditions of yoga at its source.

Join us for an unforgettable journey that will take experienced yogis and beginners alike through Delhi, Haridwar, Rishikesh, and the sacred spaces of the upper Ganges for an immersion in yoga, shaivite philosophy, meditation, and local culture. Morning yoga and meditation sessions followed by afternoon exploration makes this not just a yoga retreat, but a true immersion into the way of life and traditions of this magical land.

Registration Deadline: July 15th

All accommodations, meals and travel within India, yoga and meditation classes, local guides and tours, are included.

Space for this retreat is limited to only 12 people, making this a uniquely intimate opportunity.

For more information send an email to: or click here.


4th of July Liberation Retreat
with Leigh Evans & Summer Quashie
July 1-4

This fourth of July we will be holding a retreat at Seven Arrows, which is a beautiful retreat home on the Navesink River, 2.5 miles from Sandy Hook Beach and across the street from Hartshorne Woods. Only a 45 minute ferry ride from Manhattan, Seven Arrows is a very convenient and gorgeous setting to rejuvenate and celebrate! This is going to be an unforgettable time of celebration and remembrance of our own essential nature. The last verse of the yoga sutras describes our inner journey as culminating in Kaivalya, freedom or independence, from all that holds us back from our true essence. Enjoy Fireworks in celebration of you from the privacy of the front lawn, porch, dock.

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Guatemala Yoga Retreat, at Lake Atitlan, in San Pedro with Amanda Zapanta & Ariel Karass from July 2nd - 9th July 2011

5 Workshops
Daily Yoga Class
Daily Guided Meditation
Accommodation (all rooms have private bathrooms) - Double occupancy for 7 nights 8 days
2 Meals Daily (breakfast and evening meal)
1 Hour Massage
Entrance fee to the hot tubs for after our volcano hike
Boat Ride Tour To Panachel (a traditional Guatemalan market, shopping!!)

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Memorial Weekend: Deep Seeing with Summer Quashie in upstate NY at Heartland May 27th-30th

An explosion of love with friends and family (whether you've met them yet or not, you will). The practice of seeing is the opening to love. By sitting with nature, investigating our asana, drawing what is in front of us, this retreat will create space for honesty and perspective.

3 days (Fri-Mon)
$425 stay in the house
$300 camping

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Sicily with Leigh Evans May 28-June 4

Slow down & open your spirit to the stunning beauty and abundant joys of Italy. Join us as we unwind at Farm Holiday Guarnera, a restored nineteenth century rural home immersed in a luxurious citrus orchard. Enjoy daily classes blending vigorous and restorative practices with thai massage to rejuvenate your body and mind.


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Yoga & Bikes in Taconic State Park May 20th-22nd with Amanda & Ariel

Shrug off the city and ease into a woodland weekend. The perfect active weekend escape: "camping" in modernized rustic cabins, toasting marshmallows over a fire pit, outdoor yoga sessions, 44 miles of Biking into pristine countryside. Our destination is Taconic State Park, at the junction of New York, Connecticut and Massachusetts.

$295 for cabins or
$250 to bring your own tent,
yoga & meals included.

To register contact Amanda at