October 19-24, 2017 Island Yoga Retreat

Island Yoga
10/19/2017 — 10/24/2017

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Island Yoga Retreat: October 19-24, 2017

Friends! We are so thrilled to share with you some very exciting news for 2017!

As many of you know, we opened our island home, Island Yoga, on January 1. The Island Yoga Retreats are going to be truly special here; held in our beautiful studio, a sacred community space we have been manifesting for several years, with lodging at the charming Costa Esmeralda just around the corner. Meals will be served in our wrap-around garden (we have an actual fireplace, fairy lights, and a tiki bar!) comprised of a healthy and delicious mix of island and modern cuisine, prepared by our in-house chef.

In addition to practicing yoga twice a day, we will offer SUP Yoga, a sunset sail, tons of beach time, a hike on the north shore and a visit to the natural pool.

This will be a heart-centered week, focusing on your innermost longings; a perfect place to deepen your practice and set your intentions for what’s ahead.

Deposit is $500. Email experience@islandyoga.com to sign up!





  • 5 nights at Costa Esmeralda
  • Yoga twice daily
  • Airport transfer
  • All breakfasts
  • Two dinners
  • 1 SUP Yoga Class
  • Daimari Hike (including transportation)
  • Sunset Sail


Island Yoga

Noord, Aruba

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Single Occupancy: $1705

Double Occupancy: $1505

Quad Occupancy: $1405 

Costa Esmeralda Aruba is made up of 6 totally equipped houses, 6 beautiful apartments and 6 bedrooms where guests will be able to enjoy privacy in an atmosphere filled with freshness, comfort and intimacy. It is the ideal location for families and groups!

The common areas are surrounded by gardens that make the ambiance fresh, inviting you to relax after spending the day at the beach or shopping. The terrace provides a hut with a Barbecue Grill right by the pool with a waterfall so you can tan during the day or relax by watching the stars during the night.

There are two beautiful swimming pools and a Barbecue area.

There are two beautiful swimming pools and a Barbecue area.



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24 Responses to October 19-24, 2017 Island Yoga Retreat

  1. Erica says:

    Good Afternoon,

    Is the $1505 price for double occupancy the price per person?

    Thank you,

    • rachel says:

      Hi Erica,
      At this point, we have the $1,405 per person rate for double occupancy, meaning you will share the room. You can place a request for a single bed instead of sharing a queen bed, and we will do our best to fit you into one if it is still available. Feel free to email experience@islandyoga.com with any other questions, and be sure to place your deposit as soon as you can since we’re almost fully booked! I hope to see you in May!

  2. Sabrina says:

    Does this Include the flight ? I’m from Canada 🙂 !!

    • rachel says:

      Hey! No, flights are not included. You can reach out to experience@islandyoga.com for more information on this retreat, including tips for flight search websites 🙂 Hope to see you in October, Sabrina!

    • rachel says:

      Hi Sabrina,

      No, flights are not included. There are really great websites for snagging flight deals out there, such as kayak.com, justfly.com, and skyscanner.com. Please feel free to send over any other questions to experience@islandyoga.com for a quick reply from our team 🙂 We hope you can join us!!

      Love, Team Brathen

  3. Sara Genereux says:

    I was wondering if we are going to have the opportunity to volunteer or have time to visit Sgt. Pepper’s Friends?! 🙂

    • rachel says:

      Hi Sara,

      Thanks for this question! The Sgt. Pepper’s Friends team may be around the studio during this retreat 🙂 Volunteering help really varies depending on the ever varying needs day-to-day for SPF. If, during your free time, SPF needs an extra pair of hands, they could reach out to you. I recommend emailing info@sgtpeppersfriends.com to let them know when you’ll be on the island to keep you in mind, if anything maybe to help air transport back a pup or kitten when you leave!

      Love, Team Brathen

  4. Mariana says:

    Hello, I have two questions.
    First one: I’m from Brazil, even if i go alone i can pay for the Quad Occupancy and share the place with other participants in the retreat?
    Second question, I only have to pay the $500 deposit for now? When should I pay for the rest of the price? In the retreat?

    Thank you. 😊

    • rachel says:

      Hi Mariana,

      Great questions! Yes, you are welcome to select the quad occupancy. Many people attend our retreats solo and book this option – making new friends is a beautiful part of the experience! Only the deposit is needed at the time of registering, yes. The final amount is always due no later than 45 days before the retreats begin.

      Please feel free to reach out directly to experience@islandyoga.com for quick replies to any other questions you may have. We hope to see you in Aruba!

      Team Brathen

  5. Kristina says:

    Hi! Is there only one airport in Aruba to fly into? And the transfer from the airport is included correct? Lastly, what times are best to fly in and out? Thank you!

    • rachel says:

      Hi Kristina,

      Yes, Queen Beatrix International is the only airport, and it’s about a 25-30 minute drive to Island Yoga. We provide airport shuttles on the start and end dates of our retreats. Otherwise taxis are always present as soon as you step outside at the airport 🙂 Please reach out to experience@islandyoga.com directly for quick replies to any other questions, including all details on ideal flight times. We hope you can join!

      Team Brathen

  6. Hello!

    How far away is the main airport from your studio? Is there a shuttle that will take us to you, from the airport? Or do we Uber?

    Thanks so much! I’m hoping for the October retreat!

    Love be with you, Joyce Courtney

    • rachel says:

      Hi Joyce!

      Queen Beatrix International is a 25-30 minute drive to Island Yoga. We provide airport shuttles on the start and end dates of our retreats. Otherwise, as soon as you walk outside at the airport you will see plenty of friendly taxis awaiting. Please reach out to experience@islandyoga.com for quick replies to any other question you may have. We hope you can join us!

      Team Brathen

  7. Camilla says:

    Hi 🙂

    I’m booked for the retreat in october, can’t wait 🙂 🙂
    Traveling solo and would really love to get connected with others traveling to this retreat. Do you know any way to get in touch? A facebook page or something?


    • rachel says:

      Hi Camilla,

      Yay! We’re so glad you’re joining us in October! We will be creating a private Facebook group for all of our October retreaters, yes. This will happen in the next few months 🙂 Feel free to reach out directly to experience@islandyoga.com for quick replies to any other questions!

      Team Brathen

  8. Kay says:

    Hello 🙂
    Does this start on the 19th? Should we fly in the 18th and leave the 25th? What do you recommend ?

    • rachel says:

      Hi, Kay!

      Thanks for your question. It starts on the evening of the 19th and wraps up late morning on the 24th. If you can fly in the morning/afternoon of the 19th and fly out the evening of the 24th, that’s ideal. Please email experience@islandyoga.com for quick and detailed replies to any other retreat questions you may have. This retreat is almost full, so hopefully we can get you booked soon!

      Team Brathen

  9. Claire says:

    I would love to attend the October retreat. I just finished Rachel’s book for the 3rd time and I’m trying hard to practice “love over fear”! I have been wanting to do a retreat for quite sometime, so why not now? 😉 I have two questions: 1. Are there single rooms still available? And, 2. Does Rachel guide any of the classes throughout the retreat?
    Thank you for your time!

  10. Cathy says:

    What level of experience is required to attend the retreat? I am a beginner and not very flexible but falling in love with yoga!

    • rachel says:

      Hi Cathy,

      Great question. You do not have to worry about your experience level for this retreat. Rachel and Dennis are wonderful with offering modifications throughout each practice. Just arrive onto your yoga mat and do the best that your body and spirit desire 🙂 Feel free to send any other questions directly to experience@islandyoga.com.

      Team Brathen

  11. Mariana. says:

    Is there a waiting list in case someone cancels? I would love to join but it says it is sold out already.

  12. Courtney says:

    Hi There! I’ve been reaching out to pay the balance on my retreat in October – I put the deposit down a few months ago. Its been awhile since I received a response so I’m wondering if the contact information has changed.

    Please advise and feel free to e-mail me directly.


    • rachel says:

      Hi Courtney,

      So sorry for the radio silence you experienced! We are communicating with our team now to make sure you receive a reply right away. Thank you!

      Team Brathen

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