Retreats

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Sleeping Lady Mountain Retreat Weekend

June 25 – 27, 2021

with Jodi Boone & Tami Hafzalla

This spring, join us in Leavenworth at the beautiful Sleeping Lady Retreat Center. Nestled in the Cascade Mountains, Sleeping Lady offers an exquisite setting for a weekend away to practice yoga. Known for it’s incredible ammenities, Sleeping Lady has a heated stone swimming pool, day spa, award-winning cuisine, walking trails and organic gardens. Sleeping Lady truly offers sustainable and mindful luxury. During the weekend, you’ll practice yoga in the fresh mountain air, sleep in a cozy cabin and have plenty of free time to enjoy the natural beauty and ammenities of Sleeping Lady. As always, our retreats are centered around nurturing you.

The retreat begins at 4 pm on Friday, and ends at 1:00 pm on Sunday, just after lunch. We recommend registering early for this retreat to ensure your space.

Costs:

Private Cabin: $950 (price for one person)

Shared Cabin with one other: $850 (price for each person sharing the cabin)

Inclusions:

  • Accomodation
  • 4 Yoga sessions
  • All meals, beginning with dinner on Friday and ending with lunch on Sunday.

To Register:

Please email me at info@synergyyogaschool.com address with your room preference, and I will send you an electronic invoice, which you can pay by credit card.

Yoga Retreat in Brienz Switzerland

 

 

July 18 – 23, 2021

with Jodi Boone 

This will be my 7th summer returning to Schweibenalp, in the Swiss Alps. Schweibenalp holds a very special place in my heart. It used to be a monastery, and is now an intentionall spiritual community and retreat center.

Set high in the alps above Lake Brienz, Schweibenalp is a peaceful sanctuary. The accommodations are rustic and cozy. Schweibenalp is also a permaculture center, and people from all over the world come to study permaculture there. You have never seen such an expansive permaculture garden.

The retreat begins at 6 pm on Saturday, July 11 with dinner, and ends at 10:30 am on Friday, July 17, just after breakfast.

Costs:

Then you add to the cost of the retreat to your preferred accommodation:

Double shared room is 850 GBP per person

Private room is 995 GBP per person

To register, visit the Yoga on a Shoestring website. This is a company I have been working with since 2006.

Inclusions:

  • Accomodation
  • Morning yoga and meditation sessions
  • Afternoon restorative yoga sessions
  • Three beautiful vegetarian meals per day
  • After dinner, you can join for yoga nidra, a film or meditation and chanting in the temple

To Register:

Registering for this retreat is a 2-step process:

First, book your room with Schweibenalp. [Click Here] to email them.

Then, register for the retreat with Carmen Costa. I have worked with Carmen since 2010. [Click Here] to email Carmen.

Typical Guest Room

Yoga & Meditation Room

Picnic tables in the meadow

Things to Do

Schweibehalp is truly a spiritual and healing place. It is peaceful, it is high up in the mountains, immersed in nature. Our great pleasures on retreat are walking, hiking, napping, practicing yoga, eating, reading, communing with each other and attending the yoga and meditation sessions (three sessions per day – morning, afternoon and evening). 

Yoga Retreat in the Italian Part of Switzerland

 

 

July 24 – 30, 2021

with Jodi Boone 

I’m so excited to be returning to Casa Santo Stefano in Milieglia, Switzerland for my third summer. Casa Santo Stefano is located in Miglieglia, a charming, quaint Tessine village, lying on a sunny slope in the Malcantone district and it is the ideal setting for a retreat. It is owned by a lovely yogi couple, who have lovingly run it at a retreat center for more than 20 years. 

The 18th century inn is nestled in the Swiss Alps and offers a beautiful village experience, with cobblestone paths leading to little churches and other historic dwellings. The region is known for it’s magnificent vistas and hiking. You can even take a gondola up the mountain side for a stunning 360 – degree view from the mountain top. In addition to hiking, during our free afternoons, we love to walk down to the river for sunbathing and swimming.

The retreat begins at 3 pm on Saturday, July 11 with arriving and settling in, followed by dinner at 6 pm, and ends at 10:15 pm on Friday, July 17, just after breakfast.

Costs:

The cost of the retreat is 550 CHF (Swiss francs)

Then you add to the cost of the retreat to your preferred accommodation:

Triple shared room is 560 CHF per person

Double shared room is 650 CHF per person

Private room is 830 CHF per person

Here is a link to Casa Santo Stefano’s website

Inclusions:

  • Accomodation
  • Morning yoga and meditation sessions
  • Afternoon restorative yoga sessions
  • Brunch everyday
  • Vegetarian dinners at the inn 4 nights
  • We will have 2 dinners out and for these dinners each person will pay for their dinner. Please bring cash (Swiss francs)
  • On 3 evenings, after dinner, you can join for yoga nidra, a film or meditation at the church

To Register:

Registering for this retreat is a 2-step process:

First, book your room with Casa Stefano. [Click Here] to email them.

Then, register for the retreat with Carmen Costa. I have worked with Carmen since 2010. [Click Here] to email Carmen.

The river we love to walk to

Yoga & Meditation Room

One of the many hiking trails

Things to Do

Casa Santo Stefano sits just above the beautiful lake front town of Lugano, a magical setting for shopping, site-seeing and visiting their stunning cathedral. We have one afternoon free of yoga, and you can drive down to Lugano, or take the bus down (about 30 min by bus) and spend the day. Other things to do are take the Monte Lema gondola up to the top of the mountain (the gondola is just right out the front door of Casa Santo Stefano), have a massage or go on one of the many hikes in the area.

Ithaca, Greece

July 31 – August 7, 2021

August 7 – 15, 2021

 

 

Referred to as “Among the most beautiful yoga retreat centers in Europe,” Itha108 combines elegance with natural beauty. Itha108 is located on the Island of Ithaca, which lies between the mainland of Greece and Kefalonia. This small island charms visitors with its lush greenery, pristine beaches and uniquely peaceful energy.
 
Respectfully built into the hillside with panoramic views of the Ionian Sea, Itha108 is an idyllic place for spiritual renewal. The retreat’s stunning architecture creates seamless indoor/outdoor living for dining, bathing on sun-drenched terraces and relaxing in shady, quiet spots. This gives guests space to enjoy personal time, as well as the opportunity to connect with others and with nature.
The Daily Program
In the mornings, we will practice outdoors on the wooden yoga platform overlooking the sea. We’ll begin with meditation, and then move into an active practice, appropriate for all levels of practitioners. 

The late-afternoon session will be a combination of yin and restorative yoga, as well as an exploration of alignment and deepening postures.

In between the morning and afternoon yoga sessions, we will have daily walks to one of three beautiful beaches, all just 5-minutes away by foot. Spend your time swimming in the sea, sunbathing or taking a personal excursion to Kioni or Vathy, one of the picturesque Island villages for shopping and cafes. There is also the opportunity for a guided island hike or you can simply relax at Itha108 – read, nap, receive a massage, etc.

Retreat Costs:
£925 to £1,25
To reserve your space, [Click Here
Inclusions
  • Accommodation
  • Three vegetarian meals per day
  • Two yoga sessions on most days; the exceptions are on our first and last days, as well as on Wednesday, where the afternoon is free for you to take an excursion and explore the island if you wish
  • Boat transfer from Kefalonia to Ithaca, and then from the boat terminal to Itha108, as well as the return on the last morning

Not Included

  • Flights to Kefalonia
  • Additional day trips to nearby villages or other excursions
  • Massage or other treatments
  • Trip Insurance
Accommodation
Itha108 offers lovely accommodation, decorated with furnishings from Rajasthan, India, as well as Greece, and there are two styles of rooms: Bedrooms and Mongolian Yurts.
 
Bedrooms are located in the main house, each room has it’s own private bath, air-conditioning, mosquito nets and sea views. Bedrooms sleep one or two people.
 
Mongolian Yurts are set on platforms, high among the rocks and trees, with sea views. The Yurts are light and airy, and each bed has a mosquito net. Guests staying in the yurts share a bathroom, which has been carved into the rocks, with a sea grass roof. Yurts can sleep one to four people.   
Meals
Food at Itha108 is fresh, delicious and made only from local produce. All vegetables are organic and sourced from the best of what the Islands of Ithaca and neighboring Kefalonia have to offer. Plentiful, home-cooked menus blend traditional Greek cuisine with a contemporary style. All meals are vegetarian.

Almeria Spain Retreat

 

 

TBD

with Jodi Boone 

This stunning yoga venue is on the edge of the Cabo de Gata in Almeria, Spain, offering peace and isolation with a spectacular mountain backdrop.

Almeria is Spain’s sunniest region and one of the least visited. Its proximity to North Africa means that the area is semi-desert, dry and dramatic, with imposing mountains and dazzling sea.

The venue is on the edge of one of Europe’s most remote and beautiful natural parks, the Cabo de Gata, one of the last unspoiled stretches of Spanish coastline. It’s an amazing landscape of perfect half-moon bays, hidden coves, bizarre volcanic rock formations, and spectacular flora and fauna – a wonderful wild coastline.

The venue is in a peaceful, isolated location, but within walking distance of the lovely traditional local village of Nijar, which can be seen across the valley at the foot of the spectacular mountain backdrop. It is only half an hour from Almeria airport, served by several affordable airlines.

Costs:

Double shared room is 850 GBP per person

Private room is 995 GBP per person

To Register:

Here is a link to the Yoga on a Shoestring website

I have worked with YOAS since 2006. If you have questions about the retreat please ask me, but if you would like to register, just follow the link above. 

Inclusions:

  • Accomodation
  • Morning yoga and meditation 
  • Afternoon restorative yoga sessions
  • Three beautiful vegetarian meals per day
  • Transfer from the airport to The Finca retreat center

Typical Guest Room

Yoga & Meditation Room

Adobe House

Things to Do

Several sandy, secluded and unspoiled beaches can be found within approximately 30 minutes drive from the venue, inside one of Spain’s largest National Parks, the Cabo de Gata. Parasols and a picnic can be provided for a day out swimming and sunbathing.

There are several scenic walks straight from the Finca, of varying lengths, including up to the mountain village of Huebro via the Ruta del Agua, around 1.5 hours each way, following the spring-fed river past more than twenty small water mills, to the pool at the source of the water, where you can have a refreshing swim! So bring some trainers or walking shoes.

The city of Almeria is half an hour from Nijar. The 10th century Alcazabar is a fortified complex within Almeria city and is the largest Muslim fortress in Spain. The cathedral is also impressive. The pretty, local village of Nijar is within walking distance and offers a variety of craft shops and picturesque places to sit and have a drink al fresco. There is also a tennis court in Nijar, and a nearby hotel offers horse-riding.

Annual Whidbey Island Weekend Yoga Retreat

Whidbey Island November 6 – 8 2020 with Jodi Boone & Tami Hafzalla

Join us for our annual weekend retreat at the beautiful Whidbey Institute. Just 1.25 hours north of Seattle, Whidbey Island feels like a world away. This is a special weekend where you can dedicate time to yourself and your practice, as well as share a rich experience with other yogis from the community. It’s amazing what a weekend away will do for your mind, body and spirit!

The retreat begins at 3 pm on Friday with checking into your room or cabin and settling in. Our first yoga class is at 4:30 pm, helping you to unwind and ease into retreat mode. The retreat ends on Sunday, after lunch, at about 1 pm. We make the special request that people take the day off from work on Friday, so that they can make their way to the island leisurely, avoiding the weekend lines and catching an early ferry to Whidbey, arriving to the island unhurried.

During the weekend, you’ll have plenty of time to relax, hike, read, walk the labyrinth, nap, or meditate in the sanctuary. The pricing for this retreat depends on your choice of accommodation and ranges from $600 to $675. This weekend is all inclusive with cozy accommodation, delicious vegetarian meals, a blend of hatha flow and restorative yoga sessions and group circle time. To view the brochure click on this link – Whidbey Retreat 2019