Relaxation is a skill. There’s no better way to learn a skill than to practice for a whole weekend! Restorative yoga retreats with Tara are dedicated to rest, relaxation, and rejuvenation. You’ll get a schedule with the perfect balance of active yoga asana, deeply restful restorative yoga pose practice, and guided meditation. Plus delicious food and a supportive community of like-minded yogis. Make plans to escape the demands of your daily routine to the serenity of a weekend devoted to the most deeply relaxing and nourishing yoga practices.

This retreat was incredible. The whole weekend felt down-to-earth and effortless, but you know that anything that feels so effortless has real thought, experience, work, and determination behind it. Tara is kind and genuine, and she has such a deft and gentle manner. (Also, she’s funnier during class than any yoga teacher I’ve ever met. And her playlists are great.) I felt guided and supported the whole time, and I left feeling rejuvenated, relaxed, and inspired to maintain that feeling when I got back to my everyday life.

– Gwen Glazer, New York, NY


What a great weekend! I swear I was in a really wonderful zone for over a week..and even now I am spending time every day doing some mini restorative practice in my bedroom. Many, many benefits for me!

– Patricia West, Alexandria, VA

Retreat Leaders

Tara headshot 2016Tara Lemerise, E-RYT 200, was expecting the Ashtanga Primary Series but accidentally ended up in a restorative yoga class instead and was hooked. She is now known for leading deeply calming, nurturing restorative yoga practices. Tara’s skillful use of props and soothing voice help students optimize the healing power of restorative practice so everyone leaves feeling more joyful and more at ease after each session. Read more.

ST headshot 2013Special guest iRest® Yoga Nidra teacher, Susan Timmons is a longtime yogi and native Texan who especially enjoys the relaxing and easeful benefits of Restorative Yoga and Yoga Nidra.  In 2011, Susan received advanced training from the Integrative Restoration Institute® and teaches an adaptation of Yoga Nidra known as iRest® and is currently studying to be  a Restorative Yoga teacher.  When not teaching, Susan lives in New York with her husband and is an immigration lawyer who directs the Pro Bono Program for the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA).

Fall retreat special guest teacher Tricia Kull is a graduate of Willow Street and Body Balance Yoga teacher training programs (E-RYT 200, RYT 500), certified Yogahour teacher, and certified Yoga Therapist (C-IAYT). Her classes focus on dissolving tension in the body, creating optimal alignment, and connecting with the breath. She clearly articulates alignment instructions based on her knowledge of anatomy and exploration in her own practice. Tricia is so grateful to be able to share the many benefits of yoga with her students.

Winter retreat special guest art teacher, Jessica Davies, is a Certified Zentangle® Teacher (CZT), and Mixed Media Artist. She offers recurring classes at The Queen’s Ink in Savage, MD, has corporate and private clients, and works at regional and national art retreats. Jessica describes herself as an artist, career-minded individual, fierce friend, and craftaholic, not necessarily in that order. Her classes are relaxing and fun, and always injected with a small sense of whimsy and a big dose of positivity.

Upcoming Retreats

October 26-28, 2018

January 25-27, 2019

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