Yoga Retreats

Summer Yoga Retreat
July 29th – 31st

with Karen Dorfman
at Heartwood in the Mountains of Blue Ridge, GA

With special musical guest Ian Boccio!

silhouette-posesSummer is a lovely time for a blissful getaway in the mountains! Join Karen for a soulful and fun yoga weekend in North Georgia at Heartwood, an intentional community in Blue Ridge. Take this time to reconnect with yourself, unplug, make new friends, rest, move your body, chant, inhale and exhale! The land at Heartwood has been lovingly nurtured and is centered around mindfulness and sustainable practices for living. It’s the perfect place for yoga, meditation, music and connecting with nature!

YOUR WEEKEND INCLUDES:
2 Nights lodging
6 Delicious healthy meals
All yoga classes
Fire & Water Ceremonies
Saturday night chanting with Ian Boccio
Sunday morning yoga with live music

Plus free time for canoeing and swimming in the lake, hiking, biking, soaking in the hot tub, or just relaxing on the deck and enjoying the view!

Thai Yoga Massage available for an additional charge

ABOUT THE YOGA CLASSES:
The classes will include vinyasa flow, restorative yoga, meditation and breathwork, the Sunday morning class will be accompanied by live music with Ian Boccio. The classes are appropriate for all levels, Karen’s nurturing guidance allows even beginners to feel welcome!

RESERVATIONS:
To reserve your space for this retreat, or if you would like additional information, please contact Karen at
karenfirefly1@gmail.com or 404-784-3789.

**Space is limited to 15 participants.
Reserve early as this retreat will fill up quickly!

Check out Heartwood at www.heartwoodhealthandyoga.com!

YOUR INVESTMENT IN YOURSELF
(rates are all inclusive)

2 nights/double occupancy in the 5 bedroom cabin: $395
2 nights/double occupancy in a 2 bedroom cabin: $445
2 nights/single occupancy in the 5 bedroom cabin: $465
2 nights/single occupancy in a 2 bedroom cabin: $520

***Double occupancy is the sharing of a king size bed, there is one king bed in each room

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Yoga by the Sea ~ A Thanksgiving Retreat
With Karen Dorfman & Lisa Jordan

Tulum, Mexico
November 19 – 26, 2016

pjimageThis Thanksgiving Karen and Lisa are offering a wonderful opportunity to share a week of gratitude, peace and rejuvenation – seaside! Maya Tulum is a magical, mystical yoga retreat center with white sand beaches, turquoise water and rich Mayan culture. Nourish your soul and treat yourself to a week dedicated totally to you!

Each day will begin with the most beautiful sunrise, a yoga practice to wake up your senses and a meditation to calm your mind. You will have plenty of free time to enjoy the beach, get a spa treatment, explore Tulum, take an excursion or simply relax in a hammock. In the late afternoon we will share a second yoga practice that suits the energy of the day.  During the week we will reflect on our healing journeys with an emphasis on abundance and what is sacred in our lives.  Three delicious health minded meals will be provided daily in the open air dining room. Some evenings there will be live music and dancing if that suits your fancy.  You can catch up on deep peaceful sleep to the sound of the ocean waves and experience the healing and rejuvenating benefits that Maya Tulum has become famous for providing!

All levels welcome. Beginners to Advanced.

TRAVEL LOGISTICS:
Named one of the ten best places for a yoga retreat in the world, Maya Tulum is located in Tulum, Mexico on the Yucatan Peninsula, about 1 1/2 hours south of Cancun. Direct flights from Atlanta to Cancun are available. Passports are required. There is shuttle service between the airport and Maya Tulum several times a day. On weekends the pre-arranged group shuttle is $40 each way. Private Taxi is about $90 each way, and the local bus is $7 each way.

FOOD:
Enjoy 3 delicious health minded meals a day. If you have any particular dietary requirements, Maya Tulum does it’s best to accommodate you. All meals are included in the cost of the retreat.

ACCOMMODATIONS:
Sleep in simple, elegant, thatched-roof cabanas. All cabanas have seating areas, tiled bathrooms, open showers, and are free of televisions, phones, or alarm clocks. Bottled drinking water is kept stocked. Cabanas are connected by sand pathways a few steps from the ocean, restaurant and yoga halls.

RATES:
Triples start at $1510
Doubles start at $1720
Singles start at $2190
Garden View, Ocean View, and Beachfront accommodations are available.

Airfare, airport transfers, spa treatments, and excursions are not included in costs.

REGISTRATION:
To register for this event, contact Amanda Burtch at reservations@mayatulum.com or call (888) 515-4580 ext. 231. A 50% deposit is due to reserve your space.

MORE INFO:
Karen Dorfman / 404-784-3789 / karenfirefly1@gmail.com
Lisa Jordan/ 404-444-2221 / lisakjordan@me.com

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Spring Yoga Retreat 2016

Barefoot for a Week!
Full Moon Yoga Retreat in Tulum, Mexico

April 16th – 23rd, 2016

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at Maya Tulum Resort

Reconnect with your Mind, Body & Spirit!

Spend a week with your feet in the sand on this week-long yoga retreat set in Mexico’s spiritually and culturally rich Yucatan Peninsula. Wake to the sounds of ocean waves from your cabana as you prepare to make your way to morning meditation and yoga practice. Throughout the week you will enjoy two specially designed yoga classes per day which will lead up to a full moon beach-side ceremony on the final night of the retreat. On some days there will be a third class focusing on a special aspect of yoga. Karen and Shonali teach multi-layered mindful vinyasa yoga classes meant to support each individual in the group. Restorative yoga, pranayama, and meditation will be sprinkled generously throughout. Shonali lends her beautiful voice by leading accessible mantra practices and offering sweet sounds during savasana. There will be a sacred intentional labyrinth walk, and a full moon traditional sweat lodge called the Mayan Temezcal (optional, extra fee).

Time between classes opens to whatever brings you happiness and contentment. Enjoy long walks on the beach, swim in the clear turquoise water, relax in a hammock with a book, connect to nature, visit local shops, or schedule spa treatments right on property. A mid-week break may include an excursion to the Tulum ruins, Coba, Chichen Itza, magical Cenotes, or the absolutely amazing Sian Kaan Biosphere.

Take this time for yourself to rejuvenate while being supported by two wonderfully experienced teachers. Our intention is for you to feel refreshed, illuminated and inspired by the end of the week . Join us to deepen your practice or jump in for the first time. All are welcome!

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Fall Yoga Retreat 2015

Yoga Retreat in the North Georgia Mountains

with Karen Dorfman
October 9th – 11th, 2015
at Heartwood Health, Art & Yoga

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Join Karen for a soulful & fun yoga weekend in the North Georgia Mountains at Heartwood, an intentional community in Blue Ridge. Take this time to reconnect with yourself, unplug, make new friends, rest, move your body, chant, inhale and exhale! The land at Heartwood has been lovingly nurtured and is centered around mindfulness and sustainable practices for living. It’s the perfect place for yoga, meditation, music and connecting with nature. Fall is the most magical time for a blissful getaway in the mountains! This retreat is open to all levels of yoga practitioners.

Your Investment in Yourself  (these rates are all inclusive):

  • 2 nights/double occupancy in the 5 bedroom cabin: $365
  • 2 nights/double occupancy in a 2 bedroom cabin: $390
  • 2 nights/single occupancy in the 5 bedroom cabin: $415
  • 2 nights/single occupancy in a 2 bedroom cabin: $465
  • Hammock Tent: $300 (only 2 available)

*Double occupancy is the sharing of a king sized bed, there is one king bed per room

Your weekend includes:

  • 2 Nights lodging
  • 6 Delicious healthy meals
  • All yoga classes which will include vinyasa flow, restorative yoga and breathwork,  the Sunday morning class will be accompanied by live music with Ian Boccio. The classes are appropriate for all levels, Karen’s nurturing guidance allows even beginners to feel welcome!
  • Friday night Medicine Wheel Meditation with Stan Holt and Fire Ceremony
  • Saturday night Kirtan with Ian Boccio (of Blue Spirit Wheel) and Jocelyn Rose (of Mantra Ma)
  • Thai Yoga Massage and Energy Healing available for an extra fee

RESERVATIONS:
To reserve your space or if you would like additional information, please contact Karen at karenfirefly1@gmail.com or by phone at 404-784-3789.

**Space is limited to 15 participants.
Reserve your spot early, this retreat will fill up quickly!


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 Spring Yoga Retreat 2015

Metamorphosis Yoga Retreat
at Pura Vida, Costa Rica

With Karen Dorfman and Kimberly Sotelo
May 16th – 23rd, 2015

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When was the last time you took an entire week dedicated totally to you? Metamorphosis is a unique experience that will open the door to new possibilities for your life, love, and happiness!  Held at the beautiful Pura Vida Resort, this is a not to miss opportunity!

For an entire week, you’ll be free of all distractions; cell phones, emails, work, and family responsibilities. You’ll have the time to truly relax, unwind, and rediscover your vitality! By the end of the week, you’ll emerge ready to spread your wings carrying with you the tools you need to manage those day to day stressors that have held you back in the past.

So go ahead, imagine waking to the soothing sounds of a lush jungle and greeting your day with an energizing yoga practice after which you enjoy a deliciously healthy breakfast and sip on freshly squeezed tropical juices. There will be daily meditation instruction, intention setting workshops, and time set aside for journaling, introspection, or just kicking back. Throughout the week there will be opportunities for excursions to the Poas Volcano, a waterfall hike or a zip-line canopy tour of the beautiful Cost Rican jungle. There will also be plenty of time to enjoy the pool, sauna, jacuzzi, relax in a hammock or receive a luxurious spa treatment. Every evening we will wrap up the day with a gentle yoga practice to help induce a deep rejuvenating sleep.

Join your hosts Karen Dorfman and Kimberly Sotelo for an experience of a lifetime! We want you to have an amazing time with us! All meals and transportation to and from the resort are included in the price. No need to bring your mat either, everything you need for yoga and meditation practice will be provided. At Metamorphosis you’ll reconnect with your deepest values so that you can return home with new skills that will enable you to direct your energy towards the things you want to create in your life. No experience required, all you need is an open mind and be ready for new possibilities! So, are you ready to spread your wings and fly?!

Kimberly Sotelo is the founder of Inner Sunshine Yoga in Opelika, AL. She is also a Thai Yoga Therapist and Holistic Wellness Educator. For more information about Kimberly click HERE

Karen Dorfman owns the Firefly Massage & Yoga Studio in Atlanta, GA. She is also the co-founder of the ChantLanta Sacred Music Festival. For more information about Karen click HERE

Pricing:
Early bird discount, book by the end of the year and save $100!

Rooms booked by Dec. 31, 2014:
Double Occupancy starts at $1295
Single Occupancy starts at $1505

Rooms booked starting Jan. 1, 2015:
Double Occupancy starts at $1395
Single Occupancy starts at $1605

To see all accommodation options click HERE.

Price includes: Lodging, transfers to and from the airport, 3 delicious healthy meals a day with vegetarian, fish and chicken options,  yoga classes, water and fire ceremonies, meditation, breathwork, chanting and intention setting workshops.

Not included: Airfare, optional excursions & spa treatments

Sales of this retreat have closed.