“I have been on four retreats with Joanne – to Mexico, Dominica, Peru and Rwanda– and each one has been better than the last. Although I’m only a casual practitioner of yoga, I have felt perfectly comfortable and have seen my practice dramatically improve though her daily sessions. Plus, there’s a healthy dose of adventure, whether visiting a boiling lake, hiking to lost Incan ruins, monkey trekking through the rainforest, or swimming with dolphins. I have made new friends along the way, many of whom come on retreat after retreat. Really, it’s the perfect way to get away from it all.”
Steven Kleinman, Attorney
upcoming retreats

Yoga Adventure Rwanda June 25th – July 6th 2019

In conjunction with Souljourn Yoga, whose mission is to raise money for girls’ education in developing countries, I’m thrilled to be heading back to Rwanda in 2019.  Join us on this adventure of a life time as we explore the rich and diverse country of Rwanda, the “land of a thousand hills”. We’ll experience a full cultural immersion on this 11 day journey, from a game drive in Akagera National Park, to chimpanzee trekking and canopy walking in Nyungwe National Forest, to boat riding on Lake Kivu. We’ll be diving into the local culture by visiting markets, galleries and a women’s collective in Kigali. For an additional fee, you’ll have the incredible opportunity to go gorilla trekking in Volcanos National Park.

Well also be visiting Komera, whose aim is to build self confident young women through education, community and sport. In Rwanda, “komera” means “be strong, have courage”. $300 of your retreat fee goes directly to this organization. We’ll have the chance to spend the day with these strong young women and see first hand how your support can make an impact.

Join us for this life-changing and magical experience!

The NY Times included Rwanda in their 52 places to visit in 2018 article. Click here

For more information and to sign up: Click here

Price: Shared: $3680 | Single:  $4295


  • All meals + Accomodations
  • Airport pick up/drop off
  • Guides
  • Bottled Water
  • $300 donation tax-deductible donation to Komera
  • All activities* Unless otherwise noted

Not Included:

  • Flights
  • Gorilla Trekking Permit – $1500 and must be obtained in advance
  • Dian Fossey Trek – $75
  • Visa upon arrival – $30
  • Gratuity
  • Travel Insurance (Mandatory)


past retreats

Retreat to the Garden July 2018

The Garden is one of my favorite places to teach.

Each summer for the past seven years, I’ve led weekend retreats at this beautiful Victorian house near Beacon NY.

The gardens are beautiful, the delicious food is prepared by our private chefs and the porch is the perfect spot to read, relax or chat with new friends.

We practice yoga twice a day, balancing the morning vinyasa practice with an evening restorative practice.

Stay tuned for 2019 dates! 

Yoga Adventure Rwanda 2018

In conjunction with Souljourn Yoga, we spent 10 amazing days in Rwanda.

From monkey trekking to safari, to spending the day with local artisans, to “glamping” in a rain forest, we explored much of the country.

We practiced yoga to the sounds of the rainforest and spent the day with the inspiring girls at Komera. We’ll be returning to Rwanda in 2019. Dates and price will posted soon!

Peru 2017

In conjunction with Souljourn Yoga, for 10 magical days we explored the ancient lands of Peru traveling from Cusco to Machu Picchu, all while practicing yoga, hiking, biking, and meeting the girls from the Sacred Valley Project.

Dominica 2015

For 7 wonderful days we visited Dominica, the “Nature Island” of the Caribbean. We practiced yoga twice a day and went on some of the most beautiful hikes, including the famous (and challenging!) Boiling Lake Hike.

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