Yoga Health Retreat in the Texas Hill Country
June 11-14 2020
Take a relaxing get-away this summer to the hill country of Texas. Enjoy this rustic experience in nature on a 200 acre ranch located one hour from Austin. Our activities will include: hiking, swimming, yoga, paint night, ayurvedic health seminar and cooking class, campfires, and just relaxing. Yoga classes will include: vinyasa, Bikram, restorative, and Yin styles. All meals will be freshly prepared on site (gluten free, dairy free, and vegan options are available). On this yoga retreat look forward to a wonderful coupling of yoga, peaceful nature, healthy food, and enjoyable company. You will surely be recharged and re-energized after 4 days of clean air, food, rest, yoga, and laughter.
Teachers and Staff:
Johanna Cromwell is a lover of yoga and all things health! She has received teacher trainings in Bikram Yoga, Fluid Vinyasa, and Spa Yoga. Johanna is also a Nutritional Therapy Practitioner and enjoys helping others find balance in life through nutrition, yoga, and lifestyle modifications.
Fatimah Darab is a Bikram yoga instructor who will help you to fine tune your postures. As an instructor with many years of experience teaching and taking class, she has this series down to an art. With her eye for alignment and strong delivery of teaching content, you will not be disappointed!
Born in India, Manashi grew up doing yoga as part of her daily life. Once she moved to the US, Manashi went to culinary school to pursue her passion for cooking. Afterwards she ran her own catering business serving healthy, yet flavorful Indian fusion food. On her quest for a healthy lifestyle, Manashi rediscovered yoga in the US and began practicing Bikram Yoga. Not only did her autoimmune disease improve with yoga, she also developed a profound respect for the yoga practice. This led her to become a certified teacher of Bikram Yoga, and she continues to travel the world sharing the practice today. She has also completed teacher trainings in Hatha and Yin yoga. Manashi teaches an energetic and compassionate class using her love of teaching to motivate her students while also respecting individual abilities. Manashi has recently received training to become an Ayurvedic chef and diet coach
Dr. Alex Cromwell is passionate about helping individuals improve their ability to deal with conflicts they face in their lives. To this end, he has taught courses such as "Conflict Resolution and Transformation" at George Mason University and "Personal Transformation for Peacemaking Practice" at American University. Alex has done peacebuilding workshops with groups from the Middle East, South and Central Asia, Southeast Asia, Europe, and the United States. He also currently serves as a peacebuilding facilitator for Project Common Bond, a camp that works with youth who lost a family member through war, terrorism, or violence. He received his PhD in Conflict Analysis and Resolution from George Mason University and is currently the Associate Director, Dean's Scholars and Experiential Learning at the Elliott School of International Affairs at George Washington University. Alex was born in Greece, went to middle school in South Korea, and has traveled to over 20 countries. He is very excited to meet all of you!
Therese Morgan graduated from the Academy of Art University in 2014 and has been the recipient of several awards, featured in 6 magazines, and was a guest on the Savvy Painter Podcast. She has worked on 5 murals, and was in shows across the US, selling over 70 original paintings. She has also been an educator for 5 years, and started The Art Yard in 2018 due to her passion for the integral importance for art and creativity in today’s age. When not working or painting, you can find Therese feeding her chickens.
Laurene Morton is originally from Northern Virginia, calling the San Francisco Bay Area home for the past 4 years. In college she was a Fine Art Major but discovered Film Photography and hasn’t put a camera down since. Photographing and traveling are her ultimate passions. She loves all things mountains, mornings, rain and sunsets. She is inspired by light and all the cinematic ways it brings to life, mundane and simple moments.
What is included:
4 days and 3 nights lodging in shared cabin overlooking water or dorm room
2 yoga classes per full day (1 class on half days)
All meals (3 meals/day on full days and 2 meals/day on travel days)
Paint night with Theresa Morgan
Ayurvedic info session and cooking class by Manashi
Guided meditation by Fatimah
Transforming Personal Conflicts workshop by Dr. Alex Cromwell
Outings TBD (Possibly Hamilton Pool, Tubing in San Marcos, or Barton Springs Pool, local brewery or winery)
Transportation to and from Austin airport (please contact before booking air travel)
on-site activities to include: nature walks/ hikes, and swimming
What is not included:
Please contact before booking air travel so we can arrange transportation to retreat center.
Ready to sign up?
To secure you spot, please either pay in full or put down a non-refundable deposit of $250. Full payment is due by April 1st, 2020.
Registration closes January 1st or earlier if rooms are fully booked.
Cost is based upon room occupancy. All prices are per person. The cabins are separate buildings, while the dorm rooms are attached. All rooms have shared bathrooms.
Click the links below to make a payment online. Payment can also be made by check, venmo, or paypal.