Nov 9th-11th. Poconos, PA. 

Yoga and Dharma retreat

With Dennis Teston, Lucas Hall & MJ Watkins

Take a weekend away to relax, release your senses, look up at the stars and restore your mind.


Your hosts/teachers, Dennis, Lucas and MJ create a dynamic, positive and inclusive environment.

This luxurious 100 year-old retreat space sits on a stunning lush property - just a few minutes walk to beautiful lake and hiking trails in the Poconos, PA. This 6 bedroom, 2.5 bath, split level home - with a separate space for yoga, is the perfect escape for a secluded, cozy and comfortable yoga retreat, with others looking to achieve peace and energy!.

The house is big enough to find a nook to be alone, meditate, read a book, swing on the hammock, relax with like-minded yogi's or take a nature hike in the plush woods.There truly is something for everyone.  

A weekend feels like a week vacation when you relax, nourish your mind and body, while deepening your yoga and learning how to bring your desires from the heart and into real life practice.


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.


Bring your good vibes, we will take care of the rest ;)

What to Expect

Daily uplifting and inspiring yoga practices, deep meditations, soulful kirtan (live acoustic yoga music), scrumptious vegetarian food, silent mornings for reflection and nature walks.


There is a bus line from Port Authority to Mount Poconos, that takes 2 hours! We will have 2 pickups on Friday from the bus depot, to bring you straight to the retreat ;) 

A carefree, fun and relaxing weekend.

December Retreat - Cancellation Policy: If you cancel before Nov 15th 50% refund. After, no refund granted unless we can fill the spot.


Price includes, two nights accommodation, all yoga and meditation classes, activities and food. Does not include travel. Early bird price ends September 30th 2018.

PLEASE NOTE: Prices are per room - Not per person, except bedrooms 5 & 6.

Bedroom #1

One queen bed w reading nook

* Can add cot for separate bed

Early Bird $750 | Late Bird $850


Bedroom #2

One queen bed

Early Bird $700 | Late Bird $800


Bedroom #3

One queen bed

Early Bird $700 | Late Bird $800


Bedroom #4

One queen bed

Early Bird $700 | Late Bird $800


Twin Share Bedroom #5

Early Bird $500 per bed | Late Bird $550 per bed


Twin Share Bedroom #6

Early Bird $500 per bed | Late Bird $550 per bed


Itinerary (subject to change)



3PM - 5PM - Arrive at Poconos, PA


5PM - 5:30PM - Welcome Ceremony


6-6:30PM - Yoga


7:30PM - 8:30PM - Dinner


8:30PM - 9:30PM - Yoga Nidra




7AM - Guided Meditation (silent)


7:30AM - 9AM - Vinyasa (silent)


9:30AM - 10:30AM - Breakfast (silent)

10:30AM - 11:00 - Bijas mantras as a meditation


11:00AM - 2:00 PM - Chill or waterfall walk


1:30PM - 2:30PM - Lunch


3:30PM -  5:00PM - Dharma Talk


5:15PM - 7:30PM - Karma Dinner (choose set up or clean)


8PM -  9PM - Singing Bowls & Yoga Nidra (deep relaxation)


9PM - 10PM - Kirtan by the Fire




7AM - Guided Meditation (silent)


7:30AM - 9:00AM -  Yoga 


9:20AM - 10AM - Breakfast (silent)

10:15AM - 11AM - Closing Circle

11AM-12PM -  Depart for NYC (off you trot!)


About us

Dennis Teston

Teaching Style:  Challenging, hands-on, integrative, reverential

Class Type: Vinyasa

Training: RYT200 Vinyasa (Sankalpah College of Yoga); Yoga for At-Risk Populations (The Lineage Project); Power Yoga Weekend Intensive (w/Rudy Mettia at Kripalu); Power Yoga Weekend Immersion (w/Bryan Kest at Kripalu)

About: Dennis guides a challenging and fun class incorporating intelligent sequencing, hands-on adjustments, and posture modifications to ensure everyone leaves feeling successful.  He credits his own practice with the many shifts - professionally and personally - he has made in his life.  Dennis encourages students to integrate the gentle shifts that occur on their mats with the outside world. Dennis also teaches yoga through The Lineage Project, bringing awareness practices to at-risk teens and young adults.

Likes: Wine, hot and steamy New York City Summers, Trader Joe's Sea Salt & Turbinado Sugar Dark Chocolate Almonds, NCIS marathons


Lucas Hall


Teaching Style: Uplifting, Strong, Empowering, Centering


Class Type: Hatha/Vinyasa , Yoga Nidra, Tibetian Singing Bowls


Training: E-RYT Zuna Yoga; Yoga Nidra, ISHTA, Personal Trainer


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

MJ Watkins

Teaching Style: Thoughtful, Engaged


Class Type: Hatha, Yoga Nidra, Tibetian Singing Bowls, Restorative, Somatics


Training: RYT 200, Zuna Yoga, TantraHatha;

Restorative Yoga, Yoga Nidra, ISHTA, Essential Somatics Movement/Martha Peterson, Radiant Child Yoga, Level 3


About: As owner 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 - throughout class, the respiratory system, endocrine system and muscles get juiced up from the inside out, promoting detoxing, organ massage and mental relaxation.

MJ went abroad to Indonesia and India to study Tantra Hatha, Meditation and approaches to living life from the inside out.


Her passion of Thomas Hanna Somatics, came after a back injury left her with severe loss of movement. Forever grateful Mr. Hanna!

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