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Welcome Summer Retreat

Friday, June 2 - Sunday, June 4, 2023

Join us as we nestle our teepees beneath hundred-year-old oak trees in a historic nature preserve boasting over 1500 acres of old Florida.

During this women's retreat, we will welcome Summer and the adventure that it holds. On Saturday, we will have a spectacular view of the Strawberry Moon and will be reminded to illuminate the shadows of ourselves, just as the moon does each month.

In this space, we offer compassion to ourselves and each other as we shed light and embrace the dark with the light.

Like all of our retreats, this retreat will include two nights of luxury-style camping, delicious meals freshly prepared, lots of yoga, relaxation, and outdoor exploration!

It’s happening – and we’d love for you to be a part of it!



Vinyasa Yoga, Yin Yoga, Yoga Nidra

Skill Level

Beginner, Intermediate & Advanced


Organic meals & snacks freshly prepared. We do our best to cater to any dietary restrictions.

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All About the Welcome Summer Retreat

Your retreat begins the moment you get out of your car. We greet you and show you to your private teepee where you will find a bed that is so comfortable that you'll forget you're camping.

Inside your teepee, you will find a diffuser with a relaxing essential oil blend, fresh eucalyptus to ward off any insect visitors, your yoga mat, towels, toiletries, and a special gift from us.

On our first evening, we will get to know each other with a connection circle that offers the chance to share or to take everything in at your own pace. Dinner will be artfully prepared onsite while you're practicing a gentle vinyasa to help ground you from your travels.

When you've finished up yoga & supper, we will settle in around a campfire with s'mores and the chance to be present with each other.

As you begin to hear the birds chirping Saturday morning, we will gently knock on your teepee with your fresh coffee delivery. Once you've had those first precious sips, you're invited to join us on a silent hike through nature. You will then wake up with your first yoga class of the day before eating a hardy breakfast to fuel you up.

From breakfast, we will head off to our horseback riding session. If it's your first time, no worries! Our partners at the stables are accustomed to leading beginners on trail rides. Step out of the ordinary as you connect with these magnificent, healing animals.

After your trip through the forest on horseback, you'll eat lunch before heading off to the water's edge where you will be able to try your hand at stand-up paddleboarding. Let your host guide you into some cool asanas (poses) or just ease your way around and relax. If you're worried about falling in - don't be because it's the most fun part!

After you're all dried off and in comfortable clothes, we will meet for a Yoga Nidra session. Yoga Nidra means, Yogic Sleep, so while this will be less than an hour, you will feel like you've had a long nap to get you through the rest of your day.

With free time awaiting you on the other side of your "yogi nap," you have the option to add on a massage, a helicopter ride over the river, a private yoga class, or a light therapy session.

These are all add-on activities that need to be scheduled in advance but if they do not suit you, this is also a wonderful time for rest, journaling, reading, or exploring. There will also be an optional breathwork activity during this time.

As the day winds down, we have another yoga class to help release the rest of your energy while dinner is being prepared. We will eat our meals together, family style, as the sun sets over the pasture.

Night slowly starts approaching and the sky becomes a blanket of stars with a beautiful full moon that sets the perfect ambiance for our connection circle.

Here, you're offered a safe place to be vulnerable and connect with guests and your true self with no expectations and nobody wanting or needing anything at all from you. Before bed, you may enjoy a gentle chair yoga series or a nighttime meditation to ease the mind and body.

Sunday morning, wake up feeling refreshed as you enjoy your coffee and morning hike. You'll flow right into your yin yoga practice to marinate your body in healing postures before enjoying your breakfast. After you eat, meet in our connection circle for a love-filled closing ceremony.

Then, the only downfall of the retreat, leaving! We will miss you, but after our weekend, you'll be part of the Yoga Elements Retreats family forever!

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What Makes This Retreat Special?

magine yourself waking up under the canopy of grand old oaks as Maggie hands you a fresh cup of coffee, just the way you like it. You'll spend your day connecting, adventuring, and being uniquely you. The days ended under a blanket of stars with the full Strawberry Moon reflecting its beauty across the basin.

This retreat is for women of all ages with a sense of adventure! You will be offered up to 5 yoga classes, 2 silent hikes, yoga Nidra, and forest bathing.

You have the luxury of unplugging from the hustle of your everyday life and immersing yourself in nature. If you're lucky, let an afternoon shower rinse off any tension that you're holding as you re-learn to dance in the rain!

Every part of your retreat will be outdoors unless you take reprieve on your comfy bed inside of your teepee.

Just A Few Of The Benefits...

Meet wonderful people who will share the experience with you.

The ideal place to unplug, slow down that fast pace and get back in touch with nature.

Be more relaxed and refreshed than you've ever been.

Become stronger mentally and find inner peace.

Have a wonderful time learning a different practice than your own.

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Day 1

4:00 PM | Guest Check-In & Settle Into Teepee

5:30 PM | Gentle Vinyasa Class

6:30 PM | Dinner by the Campfire

7:30 PM | S'mores & Connection Time

Day 2

7:00 AM Silent Sunrise Hike & Meditation

8:00 AM | Morning Vinyasa Flow

9:00 AM | Breakfast

10:00 AM | Horseback Riding

12:00 PM | Picnic Style Lunch

1:00 PM | Stand-Up Paddleboarding in the Basin

2:00 PM | Yoga Nidra

3:00 PM | Free Time

5:30 PM | Breathwork & Nature Connection

6:30 PM | Showers & Settle in for Dinner

7:30 PM | Dinner & Connection Circle

8:30 PM | Restorative Chair Yoga & Bedtime Meditation

Day 3

7:00 AM | Silent Sunrise Hike & Meditation

7:30 AM | Breakfast

8:00 AM | Yin Yoga

9:00 AM | Closing Connection Ceremony

11:00 AM | Check-Out

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While we do our best to stick to our itinerary, sometimes we must move activities around based on the weather because our retreats do operate rain or shine.

Please check out our detailed itinerary to see everything we have to offer but please remember that this is YOUR retreat and you're welcome to opt-out of anything that doesn't suit you.


You can expect meals to be specially curated by our retreat hosts for this training & retreat. All meals will be included and we can accommodate some dietary restrictions with notice upon booking.

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Private Luxury Teepee

Our private luxury teepee accommodation offers guests a cozy, tranquil, home away from home - digital detox style! Your teepee is situated near other guests, but with enough space to be truly private. While this is camping, the mattress and linens are nothing short of luxury! Added details include fresh eucalyptus, essential oil diffuser, misting fan and a reading light.

Price: $900

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Additional Details

  • Location
    ​ Please let us know if you are traveling with someone so that we can do our best to accommodate your preferences.
  • What's Included?
    Accommodation Daily delicious and nutritious meals Water, tea, coffee served throughout the day Daily yoga classes Daily meditation classes Nature hikes with a trusted guide Free excursions to sites of interest Personalized Travel Planning Assistance Group excursions/activities Airport pick-up and drop-off Transportation during the retreat Luggage storage Parking Wifi connection
  • What's Not Included?
    Airport transfer Travel insurance Flights costs Additional activities not included in the itinerary Additional treatments
  • Seasonal Information
    Puerto Rico typically experiences daily temperatures around 88°F. As this is a rainforest, daily showers are to be expected. A raincoat is a great option, but you'll find your hosts huddled under a shade tree as we wait for the sun to come back out.
  • Responsible Travel
    We ask that our guests leave nature better than they found it by not leaving any trace of humans behind by not littering. We also ask that guests keep a safe distance from wildlife and do not feed any of the animals.
  • Electricity & Outlets
    In your teepee you will find battery operated lights and a fan. There will also be a battery back that you can use to charge your phone or watch. However, there is only one main outlet, used for cooking and operations. This retreat gives you the space to unplug and connect to nature & self.
  • How to Get There ( Flights, Airport Transfers, Buses, Trains)
    Please book your flight to Luis Munoz Marin (San Juan) ​International Airport (SJU). Shuttle transfer will be provided from the airport. The shuttle will leave the airport at promptly 3:00 pm on July 12th, if you miss the shuttle it will be your responsibility to find transportation to our retreat center. The returning shuttle is scheduled to arrive back at SJU at 1:00 pm on July 16th. We are giving ourselves 30 extra minutes of drive time but cannot predict local traffic patterns.
  • Arrive by Car
    If you choose to rent a car, we will provide an exact address after the time of booking. The drive from SJU airport to the Retreat Center in Ciales is about an hour. Parking will be free if you choose this method of transportation. Please let us know at the time of booking.
  • What to Bring
    You will receive a detailed packing list a week before your arrival. Generally speaking, you will need clothes that allow movement for yoga and hiking, swimwear, water shoes, and a pair of shoes you don't mind getting dirty. You have the option of bringing your own yoga mat or we can provide one for you.
  • Travel Insurance Suggestions
    While we do our best to hold our retreats rain or shine in order to offer guests the full experience of Earth's elements, we must always put safety first. With that being said, we do recommend travel insurance in the event of dangerous weather. We aim to notify our guests of cancellations at least four days in advance but also recognize that in Florida, severe weather can develop more quickly. Yoga Elements Retreats will refund 100% of what you have paid to us directly and Book Retreats will give you a voucher or refund of the amount that you have paid to them to use on any other retreat in the event that we cancel.
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