Sept 13-21, 2019

Yoga & Hiking in the Swiss Alps (sold out)

Join us for an unforgettable trip to the Swiss Alps for an 9 Day Journey! We will practice Yoga, go on hikes, and explore the alpine beauty that Switzerland has to offer! We start the trip in cosmopolitan Zürich, and then travel via train to the Alps where we enjoy the charming mountain village Feldis, it’s breathtaking views and tranquility, and finish our retreat with an hike through Val di Roseg and an overnight stay at Chamanna Coaz in the Engadin Valley.  For more info and details, download our brochure!

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Our Retreat includes:
• 9 days / 8 nights accommodations
• 7 morning asana classes / 4 afternoon sessions
• daily vegetarian brunch & dinner, except Sat, Sept 14, dinner not included
• train ride /cable car from Zürich to Feldis, and Feldis to Pontresina

• Pricing:
Budget single room: $1950 / Standard single room: $2150 / Superior single room: $2500
Standard double room: $1950 / Superior double room: $2100

• Registration:
Pay in full by May 1, 2019 and save $100! Please fill out our registration form and send
a non-refundable deposit of $600 to secure your spot. Final balance due July 15, 2019.

Feb 29-March 7 & 7-14, 2020

Yoga & Surf Retreat, Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica


Join me for our 9th Ashtanga Yoga & Surf Retreat, on the Osa Peninsula in Costa Rica! Come for one or two weeks of practice, joy and adventure! Deepen your Ashtanga yoga practice, ride the waves & escape the cold. Warm your body & soul in the rays of the sun & the salt of the ocean. The pristine rainforest and rugged natural beauty of the Osa Peninsula make this region among the most beautiful areas in Costa Rica.

Led by authorized KPJAY teacher Christine Hoar (Ashtanga Montauk, NY). I look forward to spending a week or two in paradise with you!

BOCA SOMBRERO, where the retreat will be held is an exclusive eco oceanfront lodge – a paradise embedded in the amazing rainforest settings of the Peninsula. To see some more images of past retreats, click herehere and here! And a small collection of photos from 2016 and 2017!


Prices range from $1350 to $2100, including 7 nights of lodging, 2 daily yoga sessions, with Pranayama, Meditation and Ayurveda, 4 delicious organic meals daily and 1 surf lesson included! Airfares are extra.

Other popular activities that are offered at extra cost: Hiking in the Corcovado National Park, Dolphin Tour and Animal Sanctuary, Snorkeling, Waterfalls Hikes, Horseback Riding, Massage, Jungle Spa, Tree Climbing, Beach  Walks and Swimming in the Golfo Dulce, Kayaking in the Mangroves.



Registration: Non-refundable deposit of $500 due with Registration Form 2020. Early Bird: Deduct $100 if registration and complete payment is received by October 15, 2019. Final balance due Dec 15, 2019. If you would like to guarantee your desired housing choice, tent platform or casa, we recommend making a full payment, versus a deposit, at the time of registration. This retreat sells out every year! Pura Vida!

For more retreat details, download our Costa Rica Brochure 2020 and fill out our Registration Form 2020

September 27-October 4, 2020

Yoga Retreat, Monte Velho, Portugal

Join us for our Second Yoga Retreat at Monte Velho in the Northern Algarve, a landscape that is wild and unspoilt. Located in the Algarve in the southern region of Portugal overlooking a rolling landscape of hills and trees, Monte Velho is a magical place embedded in the Nature Reserve of the Vicentina Coast.



In the middle of nowhere, where south-western Europe sinks into the Atlantic.

It is a region enriched by the strength of its’ nature, where the high cliffs overlook the ocean, filling the air with a fresh breeze, spreading myths and tales of fishermen, sailors and pirates, sunken ships and great fisheries.

PORTUGAL 2Activities:
Surf at Praia do Amado, one of the best beaches in Portugal, hike the Rota Vicentinas´ fisherman trail, visit nearby villages, watch dolphins, or simply relax and unwind with a book in your hammock. Explore the beautiful coves and swimming beaches around Sagres, and visit the old town of Lagos. The retreat features its own spa with a massage room, a sauna and steam bath.


Our Retreat includes:
• 7 Nights Accommodations:
All rooms have private baths, a terrace with a daybed and hammocks to relax. Room options range from 4-bed share to single rooms.

•2 Yoga Classes daily:
Meditation and Pranayama, followed by a traditional Mysore class in the morning. Exploratory and restorative yoga sessions and dharma talks in the afternoon.

• 3 Organic Meals daily:
Delicious vegetarian/vegan food with farm ingredients

• Pricing:
Single room: $1800
Double room: $1500
Triple/Quad: $1400
(Airfare and transfer not included)

• Registration:
Pay in full by May 1, 2020 and save $100! Please fill out our registration form and send a non-refundable deposit of $600 to secure your spot. Final balance due July 15, 2020.

• Booking:
Contact Christine at

• Travel:
Fly to Lisbon, Portugal and rent a car. The drive south to Monte Velho is very beautiful and takes about 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can book a flight to Faro, and rent a car there. That is 1.5 hours away. We recommend exploring Lisbon for a few days, an amazingly beautiful town–full of great architecture, history, and food.

To learn more about the Retreat, read our Retreat Brochure
and download our Retreat Registration Form


Please read our cancellation policy.