2019 Retreats


August 16-18, 2019


Retreat to Refocus: a weekend in the Berkshires with Yoga Teacher Lea Bender and Life Coach Charlotte Mendalaar. Daily yoga and life coaching sessions, fresh air, hikes, hot tub, kayaking and swimming in the lake, delicious vegetarian meals prepared on site and evening fireside gatherings. $300 for the entire weekend includes all of this + accommodations. Contact Lea at lea@leabenderyoga.com for info or to book.


Costa Rica

Join me and Teana David of Six Petals Retreats for our 5th year at a beautiful eco-resort in Costa Rica’s lush mountain rainforest, March 24-30, 2019. Our retreats are culturally immersive, intentional & transformative; the perfect balance of adventure & relaxation.


This experience is for you if you would like to:

  • experience an authentic Costa Rican community & be surrounded by the spanish language
  • explore or deepen a Pilates, Yoga & mind-body awareness practice
  • be guided to bring mindfulness & meditation into your daily life
  • learn about the medicinal plants, native edibles &  flowers of Costa Rica
  • bring increased core connection and awareness to your Yoga or other movement practices
  • get up-close with a variety of tropical birds, baby monkeys, Morpho butterflies & sloths
  • swim in rivers, the pool & soak in the solar-powered jacuzzi


Your six-night stay includes:

  • Accommodations at award-winning Finca Luna Nueva
  • 3 healthy & delicious meals per day – food is grown on the land using biodynamic farming practices
  •  2+ hours of gentle Pilates, yoga & movement classes daily – OPEN level
  • Instruction in sitting & walking meditation
  • A day of silence mid-week (optional), for those who’d like to deepen their meditation experience
  •  Plant walks – learning about traditional & biodynamic farming practices
  •  A biodynamic cacao farm tour and tasting
  • Plenty of free time for swimming in the river, soaking in the solar-powered hot tub, reading in a hammock, writing & resting
  • Shuttle service to and from the San José Airport in Costa Rica*
  • On-site massages and facials are available

Click here for more info and/or to reserve your spot!

“During our week-long retreat we did gentle Pilates and yoga everyday by a stunning river surrounded by flowers and butterflies. It is literally a paradise to truly unwind and enjoy Mother Earth.” 
– Marci, Costa Rica Guest 2016