Retreats

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time away to fully expand your yoga practice and see the world

California Yoga + Wine Nov 21 – 24, 20219

Robin & Mark Penney (husband and wife) are teaming up to offer a 4-day/3-night Yoga + Wine getaway in the wine country of San Luis Obispo and Paso Robles in the Central Coast of California! Think of this as a pre-holiday-season rejuvenation to sink deeply into movement, mindfulness, organic and delicious food, and an unplugged countryside, all while exploring the fabulous wines of this gorgeous California region.

There’s more to California wine than Napa Valley, and Mark will show you the ropes through comparing Central Coast wines to those of other regions (France and beyond).

The yoga is meant to refuel and reconnect you to your body, breath, strength, and ability to MOVE and enjoy life. Functional movement within a breath-based flow practice is designed to promote graceful aging, getting up and down off the floor with ease, and exploring your range of movement. Meditation and other practices will be incorporated as well to help you sink deeply into this long weekend of self-discovery.

Yoga + Wine in California

Come join Robin and Mark for pre-holiday-season reset! Space is limited!

Cuba Jan 25 – Feb 1, 2020

Indulge in this dreamy escape just outside of Havana!  Join Melanie and Robin at Mhai Yoga for an incredible 7 day adventure of yoga and culture in Cuba: refuel with organic food, lounge on white sand beaches, enjoy yoga flow to the beats of live Cuban musicians, explore the magic of Old Havana, and soak up the BLISS!

Yoga offerings include Vinyasa Flow, Restorative, Yoga Nidra, Myofascial Release, Neurogenic Yoga, and Meditation.

Escape to Havana!

Come join Melanie and Robin for this week of culture! Get more information on this retreat in Cuba at the Nova Yoga website!

Santorini, Greece  September 13-30, 2020 OR September 20-27, 2020

So popular, we’ve added a second week!!

Join Melanie & Robin in magical Santorini, Greece for an incredible week of yoga, exploration, and play under the Mediterranean sun.  The stunning town of Oia will be your home for this OM-azing retreat week: enjoy two yoga classes a day on the rooftop terrace, indulge in local cuisine, lounge by the pool, and soak up all the sweetness this beautiful island has to offer.

Yoga offerings include Vinyasa Flow, Functional Movement, Yoga Nidra, Neurogenic Yoga, & Myofascial Release.

Aethrio Hotel is a village within the village! The Greek word Aethrio means Atrium, a closed and spacious converted inner courtyard.

The romantic alleys and streets near the hotel are car-free!  On the one hand this means: a short path from the parking (and located only 100m from local bus and taxi station) to the hotel through colorful, romantic and small alleys (luggage is naturally transported by the hotel service upon phone call).  On the other hand: in the hotel area, there are no cars to be found, no noise, no exhaust.  Only pure vacation, for body and soul.

Join us for Yoga + Adventure in Satorini!

Come join Melanie and Robin for a week of Mediterranean Magic – yoga and adventure! Get more information on both weeks of these two retreats in Satorini at the Nova Yoga website!
I loved how you accommodated all levels and offered challenges. I really enjoyed the break down and preparatory exercises/poses for more advanced postures. Robin offers the most anatomical cues and is the master teacher for all yoga teachers! Laura Madonna Murray

2016 Retreat Participant, Yoga Teacher & Musician, Laura Madonna Murray Music

I loved morning meditation, Core classes!! ( my bias), sunsets, ‎the breakdown workshops, free time to do things from 10am-3pm’ish, learning new things…..meditation, yin, restorative, and making new friendships.

The week was amazing under Melanie and Robin’s leadership!

  Blair White

2016 Retreat Participant

I loved the resort, including the staff who were super,  the food, the beach, the pool and I really loved having both of you lead us through the week and leading diverse practice. I loved the mix of people – couples, sisters, mothers/daughters, singles.  It made for a rich and diverse group. I loved my room, having AC, and I really didn’t mind the hike up the hill several times a day.  And I LOVED the outdoor shower. I loved the options for activities and the dinner outing. I thought the schedule was great and having the additional optional workshops was wonderful too.

I don’t really know how you could improve it.  I came away feeling happy, refreshed, well nurtured and generally shiny and new! So thank you so much to you both for a wonderful week which I shall never forget, and which will keep me coming back for more.

  Margot Brown

2016 Retreat Participant

Thank you so much for a great week. I don’t believe I have ever relaxed that much! I thought you did a great job incorporating people’s requests and making everybody happy and attending to many levels and needs. I loved the blend of challenging and restorative styles. You balance each other very well! It was a sincere pleasure to have met the both of you and experience your great energy!

  Karen McDonald

2016 Retreat Participant

I thought it was absolutely perfect. Thanks so much – this trip awakened in me a spiritual side that I had long forgotten about.

  Jackson McLean

2016 Retreat Participant & Photographer, Skye & Jackson Photography

past retreats

Andalusia, Spain {Stay tuned for dates when this retreat will come around again!!}

Join Melanie & Robin for an exciting week of delicious yoga, incredible food, and amazing adventures in the south of Spain! Soak up the sun, spice up your practice, and embrace this incredible opportunity to find your joy and connect to your spark!

Suryalila Retreat Centre in Andalusia, Spain is our gorgeous locale. Suryalila is a composite of two Sanskrit words. Surya refers to the ancient sun god and lila means cosmic play (of the gods). Together the words mean “Cosmic Play of the Sun”.  Suryalila is a fabulous yoga retreat centre located on the site of an ancient olive oil factory in the heart of Andalusia, Spain. The renovated Spanish Pension and olive plantation overlook rolling hills covered in shimmering fields of wheat and golden sunflowers. We offer a wide variety of accommodations, to suit all budgets, from glamping in the olive grove, to deluxe double rooms with private bathrooms. Come experience the unparallelled magic of Suryalila!

Suryalila is situated on a quiet country lane, between the charming white villages of Villamartin and Prado del Rey. The two closest airports are Seville and Jerez de la Frontera, both about an hour away. We can arrange shuttle service to pick you up from either airport. We offer various trips to visit the many fascinating cultural attractions of Andalusia, as well as adventure excursions such as hiking, horse riding, kayaking, canyoning and day trips to the stunning beaches of the Costa del Luz.

Daily meditation and pranayama, two yoga classes per day, 7 nights accommodations, and 3 freshly prepared meals each day are included. A variety of amazing rooms/suites or even a yurt(!!) are available.

 

Costa Rica {Stay tuned for dates when this retreat will come around again!!}

Sand, sun, and yoga anyone?! Join Robin Penney & Melanie Caines for 7 days of bliss at Blue Spirit in Nosara, Costa Rica! Fresh air, fresh food, two yoga classes a day, plus all the lounging, exploring, and relaxation you can handle: treat yourself to this BLISS!

Blue Spirit is one of the foremost world-class yoga and meditation retreat centers in Costa Rica, providing an extraordinary setting to all who are dedicated to spiritual transformation, personal growth, and environmental sustainability.

Located in Nosara, the Blue Spirit yoga and meditation retreat center is perched on a hilltop over looking the Pacific Ocean and a three-mile white sand beach that is protected as a turtle refuge. The pristine nature, subtropical climate, dedicated staff, and the healing energy of the Nosara community create the ideal environment for your retreat, workshop, or training to become an unforgettable and deeply nurturing experience.

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