2015: You asked for a retreat…

2015: You asked for a retreat…

…and you’re getting a retreat! And many more things – so be sure to read all the way to the end!


First, let me say two things:

1) I know many of you asked for a getaway to Asheville. I looked into it. At the moment, it’d be a bit expensive. And one my goals is to always keep regional retreats affordable.

2) Everyone’s definition of a yoga retreat is different and they’re all marvelous. My idea is to provide you with a “yoga vacation” with plenty  time for you to explore, play, practice, nap, read, eat, and just be at your leisure.

With that said, here’s the official retreat announcement!


Yoga and Wine Retreat 2015

Join Dara for a fun and restful long weekend getaway in her home state of Georgia. Dahlonega Spa Resort is located on 72 acres near the historic gold-rush town of Dahlonega, Georgia, in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, just over an hour and a half north of Atlanta. During this 4 day, 3 night retreat, Dara will lead 5 all levels yoga classes that will not only challenge but encourage you.  You can go hiking, tour the vineyards, or feel free to just curl up on the porch with a book. You will deepen your practice, breathe the fresh mountain air, eat elegant cuisine and leave feeling rejuvenated.

The Welcome gift

The Welcome Gift

Click HERE to register!

The 2012 Retreat Gang - Dinner on the Porch

The 2012 Retreat Gang – Dinner on the Porch

When: Thursday, June 25, 2015 @ 5:00 pm – Sunday, June 28, 2015 @ 11:00 am

Where: Dahlonega Spa Resort, Dahlonega, GA

Cost: $686 double occupancy/$920 single occupancy (Main Inn or Cottage Rooms)

$731 double occupancy/$1,011 single occupancy (Cabin)

(All rooms have a private bath and no tv or phone to ensure your absolute relaxation. Wifi is available.)

Price includes – accommodations, all meals, use of 1400 sq. foot yoga hall and props, use of Jacuzzi and nature trails, all applicable taxes and gratuity. Spa services and cocktails are priced separately.

Yoga Room

Yoga Room

Click HERE to register!

Registration deadline: May 15, 2015.  Register by Feb 15, 2015 and get $50 off your registration.

(contact me directly for payment plan options by using the Contact tab.)

You never have to leave the resort. Or you can go tasting at the vineyards. You can hang out in the large beautiful Jacuzzi. You can go hiking.  Pan for gold (history nerd check – the gold on the GA state capitol dome is from Dahlonega – so it’s a thing).

PS – ALL pictures are on my public Facebook page and are from previous retreats I’ve hosted at this resort. I have more pics but I won’t bore you 🙂


Other stuff for 2015:

Classes, classes, and more classes!

Asana Junkies is coming back to City Yoga! The class will meet the last Saturday of every month (except November & December) and is a two hour practice for those wanting to take their asana to the next level. It is an adapted program of one that I do with one of my mentors, Christina Sell. We welcome all though this is NOT a good choice for beginners. If you’re willing to try, play, support, and discuss – this is a great place to be. First practice is Jan. 31 at 10:30 am! (I do have a separate email list for this class. Let me know if you want on. Is 2015 the year you expand  your asana practice?)

Asana Junkies starts again Jan. 31!

Asana Junkies starts again Jan. 31!


I’m adding TWO classes to Yoga Masala beginning in mid- January. Tuesday/Thursday at 4 pm. 60 minutes. Get your asana “fix!”  I’ll also be teaching a FREE Beginner’s workshop on Jan. 31 from 2-4 pm!

And, I’m also adding a class at the Y – Yoga Core on Fridays at 12:10 pm!

Finally, I’m partnering with Mentor to offer an additional adaptive class to run for a 4 month trial for people specifically living with intellectual and developmental disabilities. I’m very much looking forward this. I’m taking small steps to begin to expand Yoga For Everyone to more people. If you know anyone who wants to make a large donation to the cause – hook me up.


Well, you can see how busy I’ll be and there are plans to reveal more in 2015. I’m doing all this to be of better service. I’ve heard you.


PPS – My 38th birthday is Jan. 26. Just in case you like collecting random facts.


Happy New Year everyone!



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