Back to Nature Mini-Retreat
New Jersey Pine Barrens | June 8-9, 2019 | 3pm-1pm
Escape the bustle of your daily life with a weekend in the wilderness. Attune to the rhythms and sounds of nature while practicing yoga in a beautiful, rustic open-air barn on a swath of historically preserved pinelands.
We’ll share an evening meal together, prepared fresh and with many of the ingredients sourced locally. Then, pitch your tent alongside the pond and enjoy the cozy campfire and a night beneath the stars.
Coffee, tea, and morning yoga practice will begin our day of forest bathing. After breakfast, soak up the healing stuff in this magical patch of woods, exploring on foot or by kayak, or swinging in a hammock beneath the pines.
A closing meditation will conclude our weekend unplugged, but the effects of cozying into nature will surely linger on.
Included in Retreat Package:
- 2 yoga sessions led by Nicole McLane (Evening and morning)
- 2 meals (Dinner and breakfast with vegetarian options)
- Overnight camping accommodation (BYO Tent)
- Access to hiking and camping in a family-run private nature preserve
- Use of kayaks (optional)
All registrants are responsible for their own travel between Philadelphia and Southampton, NJ.
*Space is limited to 10 participants!
This event is rain or shine!
Total cost of retreat package is due upon registration. 50% of total cost will be refunded if cancellation is received in writing within one week of the start of the event.
Full tuition is refunded if the trip is cancelled due to low enrollment.
“Loved the retreat a couple of years ago. Costa Rica is like a small paradise on earth and Nicole’s practice was amazing, preparing us not only physically, but also spiritually for the new year. We left NY with the snow and arrived to amazing, sunny, warm Costa Rica. The smells of nature, the colors, the sounds of birds and water and above all the food! Wish I could do it again!” Angeliki Pessiridou, 2013 retreat participant
“It was such a gift to experience such an amazing, life-changing retreat. From the laughter to the tears, my Costa Rica experience with Nicole will be with me for years. I am so blessed and grateful for everything I discovered on the trip.” Maureen Flynn, student and 2014 retreat participant
“I can’t thank Pacific Yoga enough for organizing and curating one of the most memorable trips of my life. This trip completely exceeded my expectations. Nicole, formerly a resident there, did an amazing job providing an authentic experience. We really felt like we got to embrace the local culture. The group by the end of the trip had become an amazing family of women as we did yoga twice a day (with the sun rise and set and monkeys all around us), had lovely hikes through the jungle, tasty meals, and lots of beach time. The trip had a great balance of activity and R&R including amazing spa experience towards the end of the trip. The whole experience was like a detoxing therapy. I felt so relaxed and so healthy. We unplugged, slowed down and truly enjoyed being one with nature.” Lauren Walcott, student and 2015 retreat participant
“What a life changing experience! Costa Rica is an amazing place to experience and the location was just what I needed to get out of my head for a bit and feel alive. The trip consisted of a week of exploring the jungle and wild beaches, seeing monkeys, the planets and stars, snorkeling off the coast at an island, and practicing twice daily, paired with delicious organic meals, and fresh juices, and great company. The yoga pavilion is an incredible place to start your day and unwind, as it’s open air surrounded by the sounds of monkeys and birds and smells of wonderful tropical plants. The lodge sits a beautifully landscaped nature preserve and the ocean so you have wonderful views everywhere you look. There are trails to explore and a natural swimming hole a short walk from the cabins. Nicole lived in Costa Rica and teaches you about the local culture and is fluent in Spanish so she is the perfect guide if you are looking for relaxation paired with as much adventure as you desire. I highly recommend it!” Sarah Puleo, student and 2016 retreat participant
“Our life is an apprenticeship to the truth that around every circle another can be drawn; that there is no end in nature, but every end is a beginning,
and under every deep a lower deep opens.”
~Ralph Waldo Emerson