Sunday, August 16th – Sunday, August 23rd, 2020
Saturday, August 8th – Saturday, August 15th, 2020 – SOLD OUT!
You arrive early in the morning to a little known island paradise in the middle of the Atlantic ocean. You’ve left all of your worries at home because there is nothing for you to worry about or do now. From the moment you are picked up at the airport to the moment you leave, every detail has been thoughtfully arranged -all you need to do is show up with your heart wide open.
Your senses will be filled as you witness the immense beauty that this island has to offer. From the first breath of fresh ocean air that you take into your lungs, the sound of birds singing and the ocean waves lapping at your doorstep, the sensation of the sun’s gentle rays on your skin, the sweeping views of crater lakes, volcanic black sand beaches, to the ocean and mountain views, you will be overwhelmed by the majesty of nature here. Daily yoga and meditation will set the tone for your day as you set out to explore the wonders of Sao Miguel, Azores.
This journey has been carefully crafted to help you reconnect to yourself by connecting deeply with nature. This trip has been designed to leave you feeling relaxed, connected and joyFULL. Imagine what YOU will feel like after a week of forming new relationships with like-minded people, discovering a new culture and being deeply immersed in nature.
Join me in Sao Miguel, Azores August 2020!
Sometimes referred to as the “Hawaii of Europe”, the Azores are a hidden gem just a short flight away from your North American home base. I would love nothing more than to guide you through this magical place that is special to me not only because of it’s sheer beauty, but also because I am deeply tied to its people and the land. My parents immigrated to Canada from Sao Miguel, Azores in the late 60’s. I was raised immersed in the language, food and customs of this island. My wish is to be able share my passions – yoga and my culture with a small group of awesome individuals.
If this trip calls to you in any way, please reach out and let’s have a conversation.
Early Bird Pricing
Starting at $2,287
Based on double occupancy (Mila & Leya apts)
Single room rates available
Base price increases to $2,487 November 30th, 2019
$500 deposit required to confirm your reservation
7 nights & 8 days in modern 2 bedroom/2 bathroom apartment with direct beach access and views
All ground transportation as per itinerary, including airport transfers
Beer or Wine with lunches and dinners (included per itinerary)
4 professionally guided excursions
Daily yoga and meditation with Karen
Entry fees for all activities as per itinerary
Welcome gift upon arrival
Discover crater lakes and sweeping vistas that will take your breath away
Relax at the beach right outside your door
Live like a local in a typical Azorean village
Visit the ONLY tea plantations in all of Europe. Have a sip while you take in the views.
Soak in the healing waters of the many geothermal springs around the island
Look for dolphins and whales in the rich waters surrounding the island
Snorkel or swim in the sheltered bay of the Ilheu de Vila Franca do Campo
Enjoy a nature walk through an old, abandoned village in search of waterfalls
Explore the lush botanical gardens of the Terra Nostra Park
Witness the local “cozido” dish being cooked by the heat of the earth with the option to try some for lunch
Daily yoga and meditation practice
Exclusions: Airfare, Travel Insurance, Meals not included in itinerary, Alcohol consumed other than what is included in itinerary, Optional activities/excursions, Transportation for any personal activity or excursion not included in itinerary.
This retreat has been created with a careful blend of activity and down time – plenty to keep you active and engaged balanced with time to relax, restore and reset. Most of all, this experience has been designed to be FUN!
What are people saying?
My trip to India with Karen was a special life experience I will cherish always. The trip was well researched and planned, with helpful, patient pre-travel guidance and support. Once in India, the hotels were lovely, the itinerary was well structured yet with time to wander or reflect, experiences ranged from prestigious monuments and temples to a grass roots village and a local cooking/yoga class, Indian guides were warm, knowledgeable, and responsive, Karen led us confidently, navigating unforeseen issues with skill and grace.
India itself should be on your bucket list if it is not already (it was not on mine). India is an incredible place of rich culture and history, intense colour, sounds, smells, and energy. Its people are warm, beautiful, and inspiring, easy to talk to and curious about visitors to their homeland. The skill of artisans and craftspeople is impressive, as is their humility. India is a world of complex cultural intricacies, and it is a society admirably struggling to evolve amid harsh life realities that can be heartbreaking to witness.
I loved everything about India. It is an emotional and spiritual journey like no other, and I highly recommend you veer off your normal path and let Karen lead you on your own adventure of self-discovery in India.
I didn’t know India and I didn’t know Karen when I signed up for the yoga retreat Karen had put together for her yoga students from all backgrounds, practices and ages. But it definitely went well beyond my expectations. Karen made the experience so enjoyable every day with an excellent program balancing morning yoga class (a real delight for a novice like me), tour of India’s exceptional landmarks and free time. Karen’s considerate personality and support made me feel safe at all times and her smile grateful of every moment. A yoga retreat is a perfect way to explore a new country and Karen made it so easy. Highly recommended.
I have the honour of sharing a number of experiences with Karen. We met at a Bhakti yoga retreat where we were both participants. She was so friendly and down to earth I couldn’t help but become friends with her! I followed her on social media and when she began offering Facial Stretch sessions I was IN! I drive from Mississauga to her studio for the sessions and my body is always overjoyed to receive those!
Last year I was lucky to be able to go on an adventure with her to INDIA!! When travelling that far and that long you better believe in your leaders and Karen was phenomenal! She was detail-oriented and thorough with all the plans, hotels, and travel arrangements. She was caring and authentic while guiding us through our morning yoga and held space for us however our souls showed up.
Karen is fun loving, adventurous and lovable. I would follow her anywhere and highly recommend following your heart’s desire with any one (or all!) of Karen’s offerings.