Samadhi Summer Yoga Retreat

August 16-18th Poconos, PA. with 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, 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 (hatha/vinyasa, restorative and yoga nidra), deep meditations, soulful kirtan (live acoustic yoga music), scrumptious food (all attendees help cook vegetarian meals or 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 ;) 


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. 

Bedroom #1 - SOLD

King bed w futon
Large space with water view

Private entrance to outside deck

Private bath with whirlpool

Bedroom #4 - SOLD

One queen bed

Vanity and sink in bedroom

Price: $750


Bedroom #2 - SOLD

One queen bed

Water view

Vanity and sink in bedroom

Price: $750

Bedroom #5 - SOLD

Two single beds

Water view

Vanity and sink in bedroom

Price: $600



Bedroom #3 - SOLD

One queen bed

Vanity and sink in bedroom

Price $750

Bedroom #6

Two single beds

Vanity and sink in bedroom

Price: $550 per bed



Bedroom #7

One Queen bed

Vanity and sink in bedroom

Price $750


Itinerary (subject to change)



3PM - 6PM - Arrive at Poconos, PA


6PM - Welcome Ceremony


6:30PM - Hatha Yoga Practice


7:45PM - Dinner


9PM - Yoga Nidra




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


7:30AM - Hatha Yoga Practice (silent)


9AM - Breakfast (silent)


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

3PM - Yoga Workshop


6PM - Karma Dinner (Help cook or clean)


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



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


8AM - Yoga Practice (silent)


9AM - Breakfast (silent)


10:30AM - Closing Circle 

About us

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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