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Yoga Retreat for Women of Color

Spirit, Soul & Energy

Maya Breuer & Kiesha Battles

APRIL 26–28, 2024
Maya Breuer & Kiesha Battles
APRIL 26–28, 2024
TUITION:
$350
per person—plus room/meals & tax
APRIL 26–28, 2024
Retreat Type
Energy WorkEnergy Work
Featured PresentersFeatured Presenters
For Women OnlyFor Women Only
Meditation & MindfulnessMeditation & Mindfulness
SpiritualSpiritual
YogaYoga
Retreat Goals
Boost EnergyBoost Energy
Relieve StressRelieve Stress
Self-CareSelf-Care

Celebrate You!

Step into the embrace of the inaugural Yoga Retreat for Women of Color®, making its debut at the Art of Living Retreat Center. Led by the visionary Maya Breuer and the insightful Kiesha Battles, this transformative journey invites you to embrace balance, harmony, joy, consciousness, and peace.

Experience a weekend dedicated to awakening the spirit within, exploring soulful living, and elevating your energy to embrace your fullest life. Delve into the sacred practices of yoga, the art of breathing, and moments of serene relaxation, all woven into a tapestry of sisterhood bonding through ancestral stories and folklore.

This gathering is a celebration of you—your voice, your dance, your prose, your artistry, and your stories. Bring along your sister, mother, aunt, grandmother, or closest friend, and immerse yourself in a space resonating with truth, healing, and rejuvenation.

Join us in creating sacred moments through group discussions, mindfulness practices, dance, journaling, creative exercises, and heartfelt one-on-one connections.

This is a space designed for community, where you can nurture your yoga practice, explore physical and emotional healing, bask in positive energy, embrace fresh perspectives, and uncover the transformative power of meditation in the company of like-minded women of color.

FAQs
What defines a Woman of Color? Who can participate?
Alaska Native, American Indian, Asian, Black or African American, Hispanic or Latina, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islanders are all considered women/people of color.

Presenter

Maya Breuer Headshot Bio 500x500

Maya Breuer

Maya Breuer is Head of Research and Yoga Advancement for Yoga Alliance, where she is developing the Yoga Alliance Think Tank and offering a monthly International Gathering Sangha. …

Kiesha Battles Headshot Bio 500x500

Kiesha Battles

Kiesha Battles, E-RYT 500, creates, teaches, and leads yoga programs and retreats. She is co-director of the Yoga Retreat for Women of Color and owner the IAMYOGA studio and yoga school. …

Reviews

Life-Giving Nectar
Ona Hawk
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Finding your breath, reflection and self-love in a circle of warrior women who are the healers, teachers, mothers, daughters of this earth is the life-giving nectar that nurtures us and all we touch on this journey. Here is where I transform from a cocoon, bud and water to know my Self, to become the butterfly, the blossom and the wave I am. Thank you Maya Breuer and Kiesha Battles for this opportunity to BE here and return to myself here.
So Grateful
Octavia Raheem
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I am so grateful for Maya. She was so gracious, transparent about the beauty and struggles of doing this work, and compassionate to me as I was beginning to find my way as a yoga teacher and build community in Atlanta. May the circle of wisdom remain unbroken. In elevating our own work, may we honor those who did their work, and in so doing, created a way for us to do ours.
Food for The Soul
Kiesha B.
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The sounds of a group of women of color laughing, singing, crying, praying, dancing, connects me to the past, present, and future. The stories shared among us are pure food for the soul. It brings a feeling of connection to history and to the present conditions of our communities. I feel divine, capable, and ready after each retreat. Divine in my own body, mind, and spirit. Connected to a vibration greater than myself. Capable of wearing the many hats of wife, mother, sister, daughter, friend, teacher, student, and yogini.
Highly Recommend
Rochell Ives
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What a great weekend, my third time in two years, at the Yoga Retreat for Women of Color. The weekend was full of AfriYoga dance, Yoga, Chair Yoga for caregivers, meditation, and more. I highly recommend this retreat for any women of color if you need that community of sisterhood, understanding, and most importantly healing in a warm and safe environment. Trust me this is for you! I'm on my way to total recovery and I cannot thank these beautiful and loving women enough!
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Schedule

The Yoga Retreat for Women of Color®

Spirit, Soul & Energy
April 26–28, 2024

Subject to change.

Friday 7:30–10:30 pm
Saturday 9:30 am–12:30 pm and 2:00–4:00 pm
Sunday 9:30–11:30 am Room checkout is 11:00 am; luggage may be held at Reception.

General Information

All times are Eastern Standard Time (EST) unless otherwise noted.

Arrival Day
4:00 pm Check-in begins; Rooms are ready by 4:00 pm, but if you arrive early we will hold your luggage at Reception.
6:00–7:00 pm Dinner
7:00–7:20 pm Guest Orientation Session (Venue: Dining Hall)

Actual schedules and venues may vary; please confirm with Front Desk upon check-in.

Apart from the activities in your program schedule, we offer the following optional complementary activities. (Please join only if your program schedule permits.)

  • 9:45–10:45 am  Yoga |  Thu–Sun
  • 11:00 am–12:00 pm  Mind & Meditation |  Thu–Sun
  • 1:30–2:15 pm  Guided Hike* | Assemble at Shankara Reception | Sat
  • 2:30–3:45 pm  Ayurveda Cooking Class* | Tulsi Kitchen
    Thu: Sweet Treats • Sat: Chef’s Seasonal Recipe
  • 4:15–5:15 pm Yoga |  Wed–Sat
  • 5:30–6:00 pm  Guided Meditation |  Wed–Sat
  • 7:30–8:15 pm  Meditative Chants/Kirtan |  Wed–Sat
    Saturday kirtan is outdoor by the bonfire; weather permitting.

*Included with Wellness Escapes and R&R; Other participants: $35.00/per person

Clay Studio
  • 11:00 am–7:00 pm Friday & Saturday
    Hand Building $55 | 1 hour
  • 9:00 | 10:45 am Sunday
     Wheel Throwing $75 all guests; glazing and shipping are included | semi-private class | 75 minutes

Hours

Wednesday 11:00–8:00 pm
Thursday–Saturday 9:00 am–6:00 pm
Sunday 8:00 am–2:00 pm

We encourage you to also make reservations for consultations, therapies, and treatments at our award-winning Shankara Ayurveda Wellness at least two weeks prior to your arrival date to ensure availability. Please call 828.264.8382 for details. Additional cost.

Rooms & Pricing

Private Hotel Room

$372 per person/per night + tax

All options include daily vegetarian meals from dinner on the night of check-in through lunch on the day of checkout. (Rates below are per person.)

 

  • King bed or two full beds
  • Flat screen TV
  • Refrigerator
  • Private bath
  • Hair dryer
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
  • Daily delicious vegetarian meals
  • Complimentary tea/coffee & fresh fruit
  • Daily yoga & meditation classes
  • Access to fitness & steam rooms

Shared Hotel Room (2 People)

$271 per person/per night + tax
  • Twin beds
  • Flat screen TV
  • Refrigerator
  • Private bath
  • Hair dryer
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
  • Daily delicious vegetarian meals
  • Complimentary tea/coffee & fresh fruit
  • Daily yoga & meditation classes
  • Access to fitness & steam rooms

Private Retreat Room

$282 per person/per night + tax
  • Twin beds
  • Private bath
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
  • Daily delicious vegetarian meals
  • Complimentary tea/coffee & fresh fruit
  • Daily yoga & meditation classes
  • Access to fitness & steam rooms

Shared Retreat Room (2 People)

$230 per person/per night + tax
  • Twin beds
  • Private bath
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
  • Daily delicious vegetarian meals
  • Complimentary tea/coffee & fresh fruit
  • Daily yoga & meditation classes
  • Access to fitness & steam rooms

Shared Retreat Room (3 People)

$201 per person/per night + tax
  • Twin beds
  • Private bath
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
  • Daily delicious vegetarian meals
  • Complimentary tea/coffee & fresh fruit
  • Daily yoga & meditation classes
  • Access to fitness & steam rooms

FAQs