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Beyond Yoga: A Retreat to Discover Your Personal Path to Aging Well

Friday, October 25-Monday, October 28, 2024

Join Cindy Wargo and Valerie Hauser for a 4 day/3 night Rejuvenating Getaway to a beautiful beachfront home in the Outer Banks, NC!

Are you seeking a deeper connection with yourself and with kindred spirits on a similar path?

Have you been wondering what you can do to support your body, mind, and spirit in order to age more gracefully?

Then join us on our Yoga Retreat in the Outer Banks, NC!

Valerie Hauser and I have created an empowering retreat specifically designed for those looking to embrace the art of aging well. Throughout our weekend together, we will share techniques and tips through yoga and other movement/healing modalities that will help guide you on your own unique journey. There will be simple and practical tools that you can incorporate into your life in order to feel great and live your best life now and well into the future.

Our daily schedule is thoughtfully designed with a balance between structured activities and free time, ensuring you leave feeling truly rejuvenated and inspired. Daily sessions include Yoga Asana, Meditation, Pranayama, and Yoga Nidra, complemented by engaging discussions, inspired action items, and presentations.

Still not sure? Check out our schedule below. Schedule subject to change based on weather and the interest of participants.

View from retreat beach house to Kill Devil Hills beach

$1125 per person

(Registration closes on March 11, 2024)

What’s included:

- 3 night’s lodging in a beautiful oceanfront home. ALL rooms are King-sized beds with private baths. Bed linens and bath towels are provided. 

- Breakfast, Snacks, and Dinner Daily

 

- Brunch on Departure Day

- Daily Yoga Asana Practice, Meditation, Pranayama, and/or Yoga Nidra

- Full use of the Hot Tub onsite

- Full use of the Pool Table onsite

- While there is Wifi available, we encourage participants to remain as screen-free as possible and focus on other ways of connecting with each other and yourself

What’s not included:

- Lunch on Saturday and Sunday. Participants can enjoy several good restaurants that are within walking distance or a short drive from the house

 

- Any excursions during free time such as Bodie Island Lighthouse, the Tanger Shopping Outlets in Nags Head, The Wright Memorial, Corolla Wild Horses, or Shopping in the Village of Duck

 

- Alcoholic Beverages. We encourage all participants to be substance-free to focus on the deep healing that can happen when we are focused on our health

-Transportation to and from the Outer Banks. However, ridesharing is essential to ensure adequate parking onsite. We will help coordinate ridesharing between those who wish to drive and those who wish to ride.

Still Not Sure? Take a peek at our schedule...

Women on a yoga retreat in the Outer Banks

Friday, April 12

3:00 Arrival and check-in
4:00 Gentle Asana Practice
5:45 Dinner with Introductions
7:30 Opening Ceremony Followed by Yoga Nidra

Saturday, April 13

7:30 Your choice of Seated Meditation OR Asana Practice, Optional
8:00 Breakfast
9:00 Building Strength Followed by Asana for Balance, Flexibility, and Agility
12:00 Lunch on your own followed by free time
4:30 Gentle Asana Practice, Optional
6:00 Provided Dinner at a Local Restaurant

8:00 Yoga Nidra, Optional

Women resting in Savasana
Women looking for dolphins at the beach

Sunday, April 14

7:30 Your choice of Seated Meditation OR Asana Practice, Optional

8:00 Breakfast
9:00 Aging Well Discussion Followed by Strength Building Asana Practice
12:00 Lunch on your own followed by free time

6:00 Dinner at the House

7:30 Wind Down for Better Sleep Gentle Asana Practice and Yoga Nidra

Monday, April 15

8:30 Continental Breakfast
9:30 Creating Your Personalized Plan for Aging Well

10:30 Closing Ceremony
11:00 Brunch
1:00 Departure

Women practicing yoga on retreat

Meet Your Guides for the Weekend

Frequently Asked Questions
 

Do I need to bring yoga props with me?

Yes, we encourage you to bring your own yoga mat and props. We suggest a yoga mat, 2 blocks, a yoga strap, and 2 or 3 blankets. If you have a bolster, you should bring that too. The floors are tiled so you may want extra cushioning. 

 

I have mobility issues. Will I be able to practice yoga? Is the house accessible?

We will strive to make all the practices accessible to everyone. We will demonstrate how the asana practices can be done in a chair and other variations, as needed. The house is accessible with a ramp to the front door and an elevator to all levels. 

 

What is the COVID/Other Illness policy?

All participants must be up-to-date with vaccines but masks are optional. However, masks may not be optional for those with underlying health issues or personal concerns. We expect everyone to be treated with respect regarding masks.

 

If you feel unwell, we request that you do not come to the retreat. We will work with you to refund as much of your fee as possible. There is a portion of the fee that cannot be refunded after a certain point as it is part of the overall cost of running the retreat, including the cleaning fee, linens, hot tub fee, etc. We will have the exact number as we get closer to the retreat date.  

Can my food allergies be accommodated?

Yes, we will make every effort to accommodate food allergies. You must let us know about any food allergies when you register. All meals provided will include vegetarian and/or vegan options depending on the needs of the group.

 

What time is check-in and check-out?

Check-in begins at 3:00 PM on April 12, 2024, and the retreat ends at 1:00 PM on April 15. We will allow for early check-in or late check-out upon request, not to exceed two extra hours.

 

Is there parking onsite?

There is limited parking onsite so we encourage ridesharing. If you are willing to take other passengers or need a ride, please let us know so we can make arrangements.

 

What amenities are onsite?

The house has a hot tub which will be available to retreat participants. The pool, however, will not be open. The house also has a private access to the beach. Sheets and towels will be provided but you must bring your own toiletries, irons, hair dryers, etc. 

 

What is the cancellation policy?

Payments will be refunded in full until March 12, 2024. After that date until March 31, half of your payment will be refunded. Cancellations after April 1 and no shows will not be refunded.

Image by Tesa Kimbal
What did we miss? Please email your questions to Cindy at swyoga@gmail.com
We look forward to hosting you in the Outer Banks!
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