Block Island Yoga Retreat with Caroline Pineau & Checka Antifonario
Sep
10
to Sep 12

Block Island Yoga Retreat with Caroline Pineau & Checka Antifonario

Savor the last days of summer with Caroline and Checka on Block Island! If you are looking for a unique yoga weekend getaway in one of New England's sweetest spots, this is it. Block Island is a stunning island 13 miles off the coast of Rhode Island, easily accessible by ferry. A leader in conservation, it is chock full of nature and breathtaking scenery at every turn. Visitors can venture out on a gorgeous hike or bike ride (bring your own or rent a bike or moped on island), bask in sun and stillness on one of the many pristine beaches, or peruse the downtown shops and eateries. Taxis are also readily available if you would like to explore the island's further reaches. The mellow pace and warm hospitality of Block Island will embrace you the moment you arrive, and you will feel a world away from the hustle and bustle of the mainland. Be prepared to want to come back again and again! We have space for 20 yogis on this retreat.

SCHEDULE:
The retreat will begin on Sunday, September 10. Please take either the 9:00 am or 11:00 am ferry from Point Judith so you arrive in time for our first yoga class, which will be held at St. Andrew's Parish Center from 1:45 - 3:15 pm. After class you can check into your room (the 1661 Inn will hold your luggage should you arrive on the island early). We will reconvene for a group welcome dinner at The Oar House at 7:00 pm. Non-practicing friends or partners are most welcome to join us for dinner! On Monday the 11th, we will practice at 7:30 am and then gather for a delicious and hearty brunch buffet included in your stay with Block Island Resorts. The day is yours to fill with whatever your heart desires. We will reconvene for 4:30 pm practice and you can choose from many appealing downtown options for dinner on your own or with a group. We will awake to our last 7:30 am practice and brunch on Tuesday the 12th before making our way home!

ACCOMMODATIONS:
We are partnering with Block Island Resorts for accommodations; all of their lovely properties are within walking distance of the downtown, our yoga space, and the 1661 Inn where everyone will check in upon arrival and gather for brunch on Monday and Tuesday.

You are responsible for booking your own accommodations, and rooms are first come first served. Rates range from $125 to $175/night plus tax. The Guest House has rooms with shared bathrooms for $125/night. Dewey Cottage, Dodge House and Anchor House all have rooms with private bathrooms for either $150/night or $175/night. Dewey Cottage is a slightly longer walk (about 1/2 mile) from our yoga and brunch space than the other cottages. (You could always splurge on one of the brand new Mitchell or Nicholas Ball Cottages, but these will not in in the quoted price range). There are only a few rooms with two beds so we suggest reserving right away if that is a priority! You can also bring a sleeping bag or air mattress but be sure to reserve a room that is big enough to accommodate it.

It is best to check out all of the properties at the link below, and then call 800-626-4773 to make your reservation. 

They are super friendly and will answer any questions you have! More important info to peruse is here: 

FERRY:
September is still a popular time to travel to Block Island, so it's best to book your spot ahead of time. We suggest the traditional ferry from Point Judith, just $25 round trip and a one hour ride each way. You can find all general info, including additional fees to bring a bicycle or a car (which is NOT required) here: http://www.blockislandferry.com.

And here is the direct link to book a different day round trip passenger ticket: https://ticketing.blockislandferry.com/WebStore/shop/ViewItems.aspx?CG=1&C=4

There are several overnight parking lots near the ferry in Point Judith; cost will be around $10/day to leave your car there.


SO YOU WANT TO COME! NOW WHAT?

  1. Make your two-night lodging reservation with Block Island Resorts.
  2. Make your ferry reservation arriving Sunday 9/10 and departing Tuesday 9/12.
  3. Click HERE to pay retreat fee ($240 by July 1; $285 after)  which includes Sunday night welcome dinner.
  4. If applicable, click HERE to pay $40 HERE welcome dinner fee for friend or partner traveling with you to Block Island and caroline@theyogatreestudio.com to let her know they plan on attending dinner.

We look forward to sharing this special weekend with you!

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ADVENTURE TO AZORES YOGA RETREAT with Caroline Pineau & Checka Antifonario
Feb
3
to Feb 10

ADVENTURE TO AZORES YOGA RETREAT with Caroline Pineau & Checka Antifonario

*SOLD OUT* ...however additional lodging is available at local bed and breakfasts. Please CONTACT US for more details.

WOW. We had a dream of offering something new, exciting, rejuvenating, and accessible for this winter's yoga retreat, and we have found the perfect spot. "Quinta Minuvida Orchard Lodge and Experiences" is a newly renovated yoga retreat center on São Miguel Island, the largest of the stunning volcanic Azores islands located in the North Atlantic, 900 miles west of Portugal and about 3,000 miles due east of Richmond, VA. The Azores are a hidden gem where the beauty of nature and warmth of the people embrace you at every turn. 

And one of the best parts about this trip?? The affordable direct flights from Boston - you'll be in paradise in under six hours!

Oh, this will be a magical journey. Our amazing hosts Rimi and João describe the Azores as "unexpected...sometimes you think you are sitting on the lush volcanic cliffs of Hawaii. Sometimes it seems you just descended on the Irish countryside. Our white-washed towns could be at home in Tuscany. It's Europe meets the tropics."

We will leave Boston on Friday night and arrive at Minuvida for brunch (and maybe a nap) on Saturday morning. Our six-night, seven-day retreat will be chock full of yoga classes (two practices on most days), excursions options (hiking, volcano viewing, natural hot spring soaking, and surfing to name a few available!), and of course time to just chill. Relax by the pool or in your Orchard Lodge suite - each one gorgeous and unique - enjoy views of mountains, ocean and orchards from Minuvida's own observatory tower, eat bananas and guavas right from the tree! The springlike weather will be a refreshing and energizing respite from our New England winter. We will depart on Friday afternoon for our quick flight home.

ALL meals are included in your retreat price (beginning/ending with arrival & departure brunch) - we will enjoy a hearty daily brunch and three dinners at the retreat center along with three group dinners out in town to soak in the local culture (transport costs included). Early morning snacks will also be available for some nourishment before practice.

COST:

Space is limited to 12 yogis and prices are as follows:

  • Shared Suite: $1,495 through November 1 / $1,650 after
  • Private Suite: $1,895 through November 1 / $2,050 after

Additional costs are limited to: air travel, transportation to and from airport (~$30 total) and optional excursions (~$65 per excursion with a likelihood of 2-3 excursions throughout the week).

We would love to hear any of your questions if you are interested in joining us - we are SO excited about this! After you register, Caroline and Checka will be in touch to advise you on when to purchase your flight (via https://www.azoresairlines.pt/en/home only).

Please visit the retreat center's web site, http://www.minuvida.com, for a wealth of info about all that awaits you in this special place. Adventure, here we come!

REGISTER:

1. Pay By Check (preferred). Email to reserve spot and then mail check to: The Yoga Tree, 90 Washington St. Haverhill, MA 01830

2. Pay by Credit Card Here: 

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