Yoga Retreat: Taking the Leap

September 12, 2019 to September 15, 2019

Taking the Leap can mean so many things—leaping into a new phase of life, leaping into new challenges, leaping into joy, together! This is our 17th annual retreat on 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. As always, we bring together some of New England’s top yoga teachers and most delightful students. Deepen your practice and release your daily cares during this truly special long weekend, with the option to extend your stay an extra night. We bring a whole team of teachers with different specialities 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 singalong. This year we have gentle and challenging flow yoga, Iyengar alignment and inversions, and time to meditate and chant. For our 17th 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! Also consider staying over the Sunday night with us and enjoying the island as it quiets down.

Program Fee

$180 before April 1, $210 after April 1

Room & Board Rates

These rates include lodging, meals, and ferry transportation.

Yoga Standard Shared Standard Single Motel Shared Motel Single
Adult 18+ $454 $601 $553 $794

Ferry Schedule

Thursday, September 12

11:25  am Thomas Laighton Depart Portsmouth

Sunday, September 15

2:55 pm Thomas Laighton Depart Star


Contact Carrie Tyler

One-night yoga festival registration is available here