Restorative Yoga & Meditation Retreat

October 25th-27th Poconos, PA. with Gina Cuningham, MJ Watkins & Lucas Hall

Take a weekend away to relax, nourish your mind and body, while deepening your yoga and meditation practice.


Situated on the water’s edge of Judge's Pond in the Poconos, PA; this beautiful split level home is the perfect escape for a secluded yoga retreat.


The house is big enough to find a place to be alone to meditate, read a book or take a swim in the private man-made pond. Or, if you like, relax with like-minded yogi's, play some pool, use the paddle boat or kayak. There truly is something for everyone.


Come with your bestie, alone or make it a weekend getaway with your partner. Everyone is welcome! We have private or shared bedroom options - catering to your pricing and level of privacy needs.


Your hosts/teachers, Gina Cunningham, MJ Watkins and Lucas Hall create a nurturing, positive and inclusive environment, catering to all levels. See bio's below.


Bring your good vibes, the rest is taken care of :)

What to Expect

Daily uplifting and inspiring yoga practices (yoga, meditation, restorative and yoga nidra and sound healing), deep meditations, soulful , scrumptious vegetarian food (yogis help w/ light clean up), silent mornings for reflection, nature walks, swimming and kayaking off our private dock and beach front.

There is a bus line from Port Authority, that takes 2 hours! We will have 2 pickups on Friday (3PM & 5PM) from the bus depot at Pocono Pines, to bring you straight to the retreat ;) Make sure you either on the 1PM OR 3PM 


A carefree, fun and relaxing weekend. Some yoga experience recommended.


Price includes, two nights accommodation, all yoga and meditation classes, activities and food. Does not include travel. Early bird ends September 25th

Bedrooms 1-4 are based on one person in each room - additional person is $70. Bedrooms 5 & 6 pricing is per bed.

Bedroom #1

King bed w futon

Large space with water view

Private entrance to outside deck

Private bath with whirlpool

Early bird $850

Late bird $950


Bedroom #2

One queen bed

Water view

Vanity and sink in bedroom

Early bird $750

Late bird $850


Bedroom #3

One queen bed

Vanity and sink in bedroom

Early bird $750

Late bird $850


Itinerary (subject to change)



3PM - 6PM - Arrive at Poconos, PA


6PM - Welcome Ceremony


6:30PM - Gentle Yoga Practice


7:45PM - Dinner


9PM - Yoga Nidra/Sound Healing




7AM - Guided Pranayama & Meditation on Dock (silent)


7:30AM - Yoga Practice (silent)


9AM - Breakfast (silent)


11AM - Nature Hike or Chill Time (light lunch)

3PM - Somatics Workshop


6PM - Karma Dinner (Help cook or clean)


8PM - Singing Bowls & Yoga Nidra (deep relaxation)



7:30AM - Guided Meditation & Pranayama on Dock (silent)


8AM - Gentle Practice (silent)


9AM - Breakfast (silent)


10:30AM - Closing Circle 

Bedroom #4

One queen bed

Vanity and sink in bedroom

Early bird $750

Late bird $850



Bedroom #5

Two single beds

Water view

Vanity and sink in bedroom

Early bird $600

Late bird $700


Bedroom #6

Two single beds

Vanity and sink in bedroom

Early bird $550

Late bird $650



About us

Gina Cunningham


Teaching Style: Mindful, Hands-on, Challenging, Fun, Creative  

Class Types: Vinyasa, Yoga Essentials, Restorative, Gentle   

Training: RYT500 (Om Yoga); RYT200 (Om Yoga); Yoga Therapeutics (w/Judith Lasater), Restorative Yoga (w/Judith Lasater and Roger Cole); Thai Massage Fundamentals (Lotus Palm); Prenatal Yoga (w/Bec Conant); Om Yoga Meditation Teacher (Shamatha tradition) 

About: Having had a dedicated yoga practice since 1996, Gina was initially attracted to the physical challenge of yoga.  Since then, she has been fortunate to practice and study with extraordinary teachers who have opened door after door to the broader benefits of yoga and mindfulness practices.  Over the years, her practice and teaching style has evolved to be dynamic and physically challenging; yet, infused with compassion, generosity and humor.  With the philosophy that we can do what we practice, Gina is endlessly fascinated by the simplicity and the power of mindful movement, breath awareness and meditation to create space, peace and health, both on and off the mat. 

MJ Watkins


Teaching Style: Thoughtful, breathe centered, engaged


Class Type: Pure Hatha, Classic Vinyasa, Somatics, Yoga Essentials,  Tibetan Singing Bowls, Yoga Nidra, Restorative.


Training: RYT 300, Academy of Yoga & Meditation, India;

E-RYT 200, Zuna Yoga, Tantra–Hatha; Reiki Level 1; Atma Buti Singing Bowls; Restorative Yoga; Yoga Nidra, ISHTA, NYC; Essential Somatics Movement, Martha Peterson, Radiant Child Yoga


About: As partner of NY Loves Yoga, MJ listens to students speak about why they come to yoga - stress relief, relaxation, finding peace internally and health/wellness. 

MJ's passion is breathe, the nervous system and regaining strength through movement to promote flexibility, health and mental relaxation.


Her interest and passion of Thomas Hanna Somatics, came after a back injury and loss of physical movement. Always grateful!

Lucas Hall


Teaching Style: Uplifting, Strong, Empowering, Centering


Class Type: Hatha/Vinyasa, Classic Vinyasa, Meditation, Yoga Nidra


Training: E-RYT  Zuna Yoga; Yoga Nidra, ISHTA, Atma Buti Singing Bowls; Reiki Level 1


About: With a lifelong passion for self-development, and the desire to help others become their best selves, Lucas took the leap and travelled to Bali, Indonesia to study the teachings of Tantra & Hatha yoga with renowned teachers Everett Newell & Katherine Girling 


Already a teacher of voice here in NYC and with a background in dance, Lucas’s skill set of body/mind conditioning and how to motivate and empower his students is one of his most enticing qualities as a yoga teacher. Lucas also volunteers at The Fountain House in Hells Kitchen, bringing yoga and meditation to mentally ill adults.


Lucas’s classes are accessible, effective and well rounded. Each class includes strong asana poses, focused breathing and guided meditation.


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