Yoga Retreat: Returning Home

September 14, 2017 to September 17, 2017

The best way for the world to change is to remember how to nourish ourselves. When in doubt we go home and radiate from there. Home for this yoga retreat is Star Island, a granite oasis where the air is clean and salty, the sea is all around, and the sounds at night are laughter and the low OM of a bell buoy. This is our fifteenth annual retreat on Star Island, bringing together some of New England’s top yoga teachers and most delightful students. Deepen your practice and release your daily cares during the Star Island yoga retreat, a truly special long weekend. We bring a whole team of teachers with different specialties so that you can take up to six classes a day! We all teach once a day and enjoy taking each others’ classes as well. If you yearn for relaxation, meditation and time to rock on the porch, you can do it. If you want a challenge to push your inversions or work up a sweat worthy of a leap into the sea, you can do that too! Often all of this is possible, in the same day. Unlike other yoga retreats, there’s always something yoga on offer, but likewise we are delighted when you want to rest and integrate, and do nothing. Whatever your yoga experience when you arrive at the dock, we can guarantee you’ll learn something new on the island. During the day we begin with chanting at sunrise, gentle yoga before breakfast, two more challenging sessions before lunch and two classes from a range of traditions before dinner. In the evening yoga nidra and chapel meditations have become traditions, and we may also feature a Thai partner massage session or a concert, a bonfire or black light yoga. This year we have partner yoga, gentle and challenging flow yoga, core work and Iyengar alignment and inversions, and time to chant. For our fifteenth year we are looking forward to a full weekend playing, laughing, stretching our bodies and renewing our spirits. Friends old and new, please join us!


Email Carrie Tyler at for more information.

Program Fee

$180 before April 1, 2017, $210 after April 1, 2017

Room & Board Rates

These rates include lodging, meals, and ferry transportation.

Yoga Standard Shared Standard Single Motel Shared Motel Single
Adult 18+ $424 $556 $517 $734

Ferry Schedule

Thursday, September 14
Departure: Portsmouth 12:25 p.m.
Arrival: Star Island 1:25 p.m.
Sunday, September 17
Departure: Star Island 2:15 p.m.
Arrival: Portsmouth 3:45 p.m.


Contact Carrie Tyler at