Took place – January 27th – February 4th 2018: Mindfulness and Yoga Retreat
With retreat leaders Kate Mitcheom and Ellen Saltonstall
Enjoy a nourishing, restorative vacation and mindfulness retreat all rolled into one!
Message about the Retreat from Kate Mitcheom:
This past January, eighteen of us spent a week in Retreat at the Concordia Eco-Resort on the Island of St. John, Virgin Islands. We enjoyed morning yoga that was adapted for any body, followed by breakfast, then a couple hours of Mindfulness and meditation followed by lunch and then an excursion either hiking, snorkeling or just hanging out at the beach or pool. At the end of the week we had connected and made new friends, strengthened our bodies, eased our minds and replenished our spirits. I do hope you can join us this coming year!
All the best, Kate
Last year’s participants had this to say about their experience:
“Thanks for a transformative adventure!!”
“It was really a life altering experience for me on many different levels.”
“A time to breathe, work out the knots and find the joy.”
“To be on an island that is so much National Park was a true privilege.”
Cost of Retreat = $2094.
Price includes lodging/travel/excursions on the island/ yoga workshop… Does not include airfare/ground transportation/ferries or food.
- Grounding yourself in sustainable eco-lodging, close to the earth, the warmth of the sun and the steady gentle breezes, go to sleep with the lapping of the waves.
- Exploring ruins, hiking the national park trails, snorkeling with through colorful coral with rays, sitting by the pool or a moonlit stroll on the beach.
- Nourishing yourself with fresh and easy meals from the Cafe Concordia or making your own in the kitchenettes provided.
- Bringing along a friend or meeting new friends at the outdoor cafes and dancing into the evening with the locals.
This retreat at Concordia Eco-Resort from Jan. 27th – Feb. 4th 2018, includes daily sessions of yoga, meditation, and Bodymind Ballwork. Afternoon activities will include a range of water sports, with the opportunity to relax and reflect in an unforgettable location where tree frogs and hummingbirds feel as comfortable as you do.
Traveling With Us
- Stress free logistics
- Amazing community of folks
- Time alone whenever it beckons
- Opportunities to practice mindfulness on and off the mat
- Sense of adventure
- Well organized travel and itinerary
- Stunning destinations/exciting side trips
- Deep yoga and mindfulness teachings
- Skilled facilitators
- Sense of being fully present
- Over 40 years teaching yoga and meditation
- Savvy travel guide
- Dynamic community builder
|Sample Schedule: Daily Classes & Workshops|
|7:00 – 8:45 am||Yoga|
|10:30 – 12:30 pm||Mindfulness Workshop|
|1:30 – 5:00 pm||Afternoon of swimming, hiking, snorkeling, napping|
|4:40 – 5:30 pm||BodyMind Ballwork (none on Sunday, Monday or Thursday)|
|5:30 pm onwards||Dinner|
More testimonials from previous participants:
I really loved this retreat!!! I feel so much more centered and calm since coming back. I find myself back in the magic of St. John every morning when I meditate. Every part of that week was so wonderful!! I did so much more than I had expected to do with regards to the yoga and swimming. (I can still see the Eagle Ray in my mind). What a great experience! There were so many interesting people on the retreat and I felt a special connection to many of them. [My roommate] (best roommate ever) and I have already gotten together. What a great match!!
Thanks so much to both you and Ellen for putting this whole thing together! It was really a life altering experience for me on many different levels.
A really wonderful week of spiritual enrichment and growth both for those with some experience with yoga and meditation and those just getting started in an amazing setting. A time to breathe work out the knots and find the joy.
It was great—the morning meditation and ballwork /yoga were really well done, and the opportunity to see such beautiful places, fish, turtles and coral reefs are amazing. I might emphasize that a lot in telling folks why doing this in St. John’s was SO worth the travel, cost, etc. To be on an island that is so much National Park was a true privilege.
I am so calm about my torn up tire from driving to Newark airport and getting the rim repaired and getting the new tire and riding on a donut and I have stopped cursing potholes and have accepted that I am throwing away gelt hard earned and staying mellow and mindful all day at work. Haven’t even put all my clothes away from trip. Thanks for a transformative adventure!!