“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

Dominica, March 18th-25th 2023. Choose your Own Adventure Retreat

Bring your yoga mat, beach towel, and sense of adventure for seven transformative days at Jungle Bay Resort on the Caribbean island of Dominica.

The goals for the retreat are up to you- whether it’s new experiences, relaxing, or yoga.

The pace of the retreat is up to you —Hike the island’s breathtaking vistas or simply soak in its wild beauty from the side of the pool. Enjoy organic meals and time in the spa. In the evenings, retire to your luxury eco-villa, lulled to sleep by the gentle sounds of the rainforest.

Two daily yoga classes

All classes are optional and will be for you to experience in your own way. We will offer a flowing, energizing vinyasa yoga class and/or an aqua yoga class each day. We’ll recharge every evening with a restorative yoga and meditation session that will offer healing techniques to take home with you. The yoga studios have been custom-built to take advantage of the resort’s location. The tropical breeze will help take you deeper into your practice as you feel a sense of connection to the surrounding nature.


Your eco-villa is your private retreat: an airy, stilted cottage with luxury bedding, raindrop shower, and organic, eco-friendly spa body products. Your room is the perfect oasis for private meditation, an afternoon nap, or journaling with a fresh banana smoothie!

Daily breakfast, lunch and dinner

The thoughtfully prepared meals are local, organic, creative, and nourishing. The resort’s talented chefs create gourmet meals that use fresh local chicken, fish, and dairy. They will also work with you to fulfill any requests, including fully vegan, vegetarian, or gluten or lactose-free.

One half-hour spa treatment

The resort’s Bamboo Spa overlooks the waters of the Caribbean. Sink into luxurious treatments in a private spa suite to go deeper into your journey of relaxation and exploration. A thirty-minute session is included, and we welcome you to consider gifting yourself with more of the spa’s signature wellness-oriented treatments.

Three excursions 

We have arranged guides to lead you on hikes to Dominica’s gorgeous and world-renowned waterfalls, hot springs, and Boiling Lake. If you are ready for a challenge, the professional guides will ensure you journey safely up and down the steep trails. As well as a kayaking and snorkeling excursion to the nearby champagne beach.

Round trip airport transfers & all taxes 

A luxury shuttle bus from Jungle Bay Resort will meet you at the airport.

Additional fees

Airfare, alcoholic beverages, additional spa services, additional activities, and gratuities are charged separately. We strongly recommend that you arrange travel insurance to cover your trip for any unforeseen circumstances.


$2800 Double Occupancy

$3400 Single Occupancy

$700 non-refundable deposit 

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Please email me at joanne@joannesilver.com if you’d like to sign up.

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 new dates! 

Yoga Adventure Rwanda 2018 and 2019

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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