Yoga Festival Overnight Retreat
Sunday, September 16th – Monday, September 17
Star Island’s Yoga Retreat is expanding its programming to offer a One Night Yoga Festival experience during this year’s Gosport Regatta!
Star Island’s Yoga Retreat is so popular that there is a waiting list! If you didn’t register in time, this is your chance to participate in the finale day and evening of the retreat.
If you’ve never been to Star Island, this is your chance to experience the magic of sleeping on an island, all while participating in Regatta festivities and taking yoga classes with exceptional, experienced teachers from multiple disciplines – all at a discounted rate!
Deepen your practice and release your daily cares 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.
Yoga Festival Overnight: $200
Includes: transportation, meals, overnight lodging, 6 yoga classes!
Yoga Festival Day Option: $100
Includes: transportation, meals, 3 yoga classes!
Regatta Activities – Included in both options
Appertizers and drinks, kite displays, live music on the front porch, BBQ dinner, view of the sailing race!
Optional Overnight Activities
Outdoor Movie, Bonfire & S’mores, Chapel!
Sunday, September 16
8:00AM Arrive at 315 Market Street to check-in and park (Overnight parking is $14) The boat will depart at 8:30AM sharp!
8:30AM Depart Portsmouth
9:30AM Arrive on Star Island
9:45AM Class 1: Restorative, Iyengar, or Partner Yoga
11:00AM Class 2: All Teachers Class
3:00PM Class 3: Vinyasa – Rasamaya Sun Salute Series with Carrie Tyler
4:00PM BBQ Dinner
6:45PM Day Visitors Depart
7:30PM Class 4: Thai Partner Massage and Yoga Nidra with Carrie Tyler and Tristan Binns
This evening will be soothing to the spirit and restful for the body and senses. In a fluid ballet of relaxation, we will move from Thai Partner Massage to Yoga Nidra. Working with a partner (don’t worry – come on your own and be matched up with someone!), you will enjoy the benefits of both giving and receiving Thai Bodywork under Carrie’s expert guidance.
Then we will settle into our mats, and listen as Tristan leads us in a Yoga Nidra practice by the firelight in Marshman. Ahhhh. Yoga Nidra is a fabulous guided meditation practice that allows the body, mind and spirit to rest completely. Tristan is a certified Divine Sleep Yoga Nidra teacher, and has prepared a special Star Island Yoga Nidra. Please bring a blanket and warm clothes, since we all cool down as we become still.
9:00PM Bonfire & S’mores on the Rocks
10:00PM Chapel by Candlelight
Monday, September 17
6:00AM Sunrise Meditation on the Rocks
Please join us on East Rock if you’d like to enjoy the sun rising in company, or find your own spot on the
rocks to sit in silent meditation. We may chant, we may laugh, and we will soak in the new day dawning.
If the weather is not cooperating, we will gather in the Chapel to meditate and chant OM together.
6:30AM Class 5: Gentle Yoga with Theresa St. John-Siegel
Start your day off right with some gentle stretching and movement. This class will include a brief
centering exercise to help clear your mind. Class will focus on gentle poses for all areas of the body and is open to all levels.
8:30AM Optional early boat to Portsmouth
10:00AM Class 6: Iyengar
Morning Yoga of Earth and Water with Tristan Binns
11:30AM Depart Star Island