Oct 12th-14th. Poconos, PA. 

Restorative Yoga & Meditation Retreat

With MJ Watkins, Lucas Hall & Gina Cunningham

SOLD OUT - If you would like to be added to wait list, please let us know. Life circumstances change and if someone can't go, we would like to fill, so student is not charged.

Take a weekend away to relax, release your senses and curl up by the fireplace, look up at the stars and restore your mind before the holidays!


Your hosts/teachers, MJ, Lucas and Gina create a nurturing, positive and inclusive environment, catering to all levels.

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!.

A weekend feels like a week vacation when you relax, nourish your mind and body, while deepening your yoga and meditation practice.

The house is big enough to find a warm nook to be alone, meditate, read a book, or if you like, relax with like-minded yogi's, take a nature hike in the plush woods (the trees will be perfect this time of year). There truly is something for everyone.  They say the apples are just in season too!


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 (hatha/vinyasa, restorative and yoga nidra), deep meditations, soulful kirtan (live acoustic yoga music), scrumptious food, silent mornings for reflection, music by the fire and nature walks.


There is a bus line from Port Authority, that takes 2 hours! We will have 2 pickups on Friday from the bus depot, to bring you straight to the retreat ;) http://martztrailways.com/departures-from-new-york 

A carefree, fun and relaxing weekend.

Cancellation Policy:  October retreat - Cancel before Sep 12th there is a 30% refund, Sep 12-25th 25% refund. After Sept 25th, no refund (unless we can find a person to fill the room) 


Price includes, two nights accommodation, all yoga and meditation classes, activities and food. Does not include travel. Early bird price ends September 12th, 2017.

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



Bedroom #2

One queen bed


Bedroom #3

One queen bed


Bedroom #4

One queen bed


Twin Share Bedroom #5

Two single beds


Twin Share Bedroom #6



Itinerary (subject to change)



3PM - 5PM - Arrive at Poconos, PA


5PM - 5:30PM - Welcome Ceremony

Discovering your Sankalpha,  "San, who?"


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 - Sankalpha, Honing in on what really counts


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


1:30PM - 2:30PM - Lunch


3:30PM -  5:00PM - Somatics Workshop


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


8PM -  9PM - Restorative & 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

Sankalpha Equation, "AAh!"

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


About us

MJ Watkins

Teaching Style: Thoughtful, Engaged


Class Type: Slow Vinyasa, Yoga Essentials, Restorative


Training: RYT 200, Zuna Yoga, TantraHatha; https://zunayoga.com

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 to study Tantra Hatha yoga with renowned teachers Everett Newell & Katherine Girling at Zuna Yoga.


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

Lucas Hall


Teaching Style: Uplifting, Strong, Empowering, Centering


Class Type: Hatha/Vinyasa and Yoga Nidra


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


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.


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. 

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