Upcoming Retreats

Yoga & Hiking in Iceland!

September 2-9, 2017  

Our sold out retreat to Iceland last year, was so amazing. One of my most favourite places in the world. And so happy to be going back again!

Spend a week exploring the raw and breathtaking beauty that is Iceland. Experience waterfalls, geothermal hot springs, volcanoes and wild coastlines with black sand beaches. 

This is a yoga retreat like no other. Iceland is a magical place with vast and diverse landscapes that beckon you to roam and explore. Get read to be fully immersed in the outdoors, weaving natural movement into our daily activities. Hike through the gorgeous colours of fall, soak in natural hot springs, practice yoga outside in the wild beauty and find calm with daily meditation. Ground and connect with nature in a whole new way in extraordinary corner of the world. 

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Recharge in Maui

February 5 - 11, 2017 *SOLD OUT*

We loved last year's retreat at the Wailea Inn, steps from one of the most beautiful and secluded beaches on Maui, that we had to do it all over it again!

Spend 7 days and 6 nights in the beautiful tropical paradise of Maui, relaxing in a luxury bungalow by the beach. A deeply nourishing vacation to replenish your mind and body. Awaken each morning to the sounds of birdsong and the warm trade winds bringing in the soft scent of the ocean and tropical flowers. After a gently invigorating yoga class, the day is yours to explore the rich natural beauty of Maui; waterfalls, lush tropical jungles, natural healing pools and so much more. Wander through the diverse shops and restaurants in the lovely town of Kihei, relax by the pool or stroll down just a few steps away to a gorgeous beach. After a stunning sunset and evening beachfront meditation, sink into downy soft pillows in your luxury home by the ocean, relaxed and rested and looking forward to a new day. 

This is a vacation all about you. There is something special about Maui, a deeply healing place where you can't help but feel restored. Rest, renew, explore. Bring a friend and share in the magic that is Maui.


Your retreat at a glimpse...


After a restful night's sleep, wander outside to the yoga deck or grassy lawn for a morning yoga session set amongst palm trees and the sound of the gentle ocean waves. Stretch, move and breathe, rewaken and unwind. Each morning yoga session is catered to individual needs, and appropriate for all levels. Find peace and reflection with an optional sunset mediation on the beach. Brea's passion for movement and alignment will leave you feeling invigorated and alive and you will come away from the retreat with simple and effective tools for self-care as you head back into your daily life.


Ahhh... we are so excited about the stunning Wailea Inn. Situated in the charming Hawaiian town of Kehei on south Maui, this luxury villa next to the ocean is designed for comfort and elegance. You will enjoy staying in a stunning three bedroom, two level bungalow. Choosing either double or single accommodations, you will rest easy on soft linens, make delicious meals in your fully equipped kitchen, lounge by the heated pool or relax in the jacuzzi. Or why not enjoy a luxurious afternoon nap! Conveniently located, you will be steps away from world class beaches, restaurants, grocery stores, shopping, surfing, paddleboarding, bike and snorkel rental and activity booths. You can easily experience many of the wonders of Maui without leaving the area! 

Whether you make this a mellow, relaxing on the beach type retreat or filled with explorations of all Maui has to offer, you will be nourished by daily yoga, a wonderful community of people and a glorious place to stay. 
Make it a trip to remember with your girlfriends, a nourishing solo adventure or a romantic getaway. Treat yourself to a one of a kind vacation.


Transportation to Maui is the responsibility of the participant. Use Air Miles, arrive early, stay late, or enjoy one of Hawaii’s other islands. West Jet and Alaska Air are excellent carriers to research when arranging your travel, with direct flights to Kahului International airport through either Vancouver or Seattle. Once on Maui you may wish to rent a car for the week or simply for a day or two to explore the other areas of the Island. There there are many shops, restaurants and activities you can easily access on foot!


Double Occupancy-  $1250 USD *early bird- pay in full by November 7- After November 7,  $1400
Single Occupancy- $1950 USD *early bird- After November 7,  $2100

Vacation includes:
5 star accommodations
Daily Yoga
Welcome Breakfast
Farewell Dinner
Airport pick up

Not included:
Meals. *except for welcome breakfast and farewell dinner **Full kitchens in each villa, with plenty of grocery stores and restaurants nearby.


To register: 

Contact Yoga for Today: 




The beautifully renovated McKernan Community Hall

The beautifully renovated McKernan Community Hall

Spring Renewal Day Retreat

WHEN: April 19, 2015. 9:00am- 5:00pm 

WHERE: McKernan Communtiy Hall 11341 - 78 Ave, Edmonton

$105 includes delicious lunch and treats.

Join us for a one day nourishing mini-retreat to slough off the layers of winter and feel yourself unfolding into the warmth and energy of spring.

Spring is a time of renewal, shifting out of old patterns and planting the seeds of potential. Explore yoga and movement to unwind residual tension, realign and support your nervous system and invite a greater sense of vitality into your life. Find balance with contemplative practices and reconnect into your inner wisdom. 

Life can be busy and so very full and finding time away for oneself can be difficult. Book yourself for one day of deep nourishment and healing movement so that you can feel renewed and recharged. If you are a parent, this will be especially beneficial... or if you are simply a human in our busy culture, the perfect way to take a pause and reconnect within.

A healthy and delicious lunch will be provided.


Weekend Yoga Immersion 

Whole Body, Whole Heart Practice

WHEN: May 2 & 3, 2015

WHERE: Spiritwood Lodge

20 minutes SW of Calgary on the edge of the foothills near Bragg Creek in Priddis, Alberta.

Come join us for our semi-annual yoga immersion. Each Spring and Fall we enjoy two days of yoga practice, workshop style discussion, great food and fabulous community. The immersions usually sell out so register today! If you attended the first immersion, you will enjoy a deeper integration of alignment and functional movement into your yoga practice and if you are joining us for the first time, prepare to gain a whole new understanding of yourself and your body.

CLICK HERE for more details

Recharge & Renew in the Redwoods of Northern California

WHERE: Ratna Ling Retreat Center

Just north of San Francisco, along the coast of Sonoma County.

WHEN: November 5-9, 2014. 

*2 spots left!

Join us in high up in the hills, nestled in the Redwoods along the coast of Northern California. We are so excited to return to the stunning and peaceful Ratna Ling retreat center. Enjoy 5 days, 4 nights of nourishing yoga, quiet reflection, gorgeous accommodations and of course, delicious food.

Last year's retreat was so amazing we had to go back. Ratna Ling is a very special place. Let me paint you a picture:

The moment you arrive on the grounds, or step into any of the exquisitely built timberframe buildings, there is a tangible sense of peace around you. This is a place to be nurtured in; to gently pull away from distractions, and settle back into a slow, mindful rhythm.

Wake each morning to the sound of birdsong, maybe a small deer nibbling the grass outside your cabin. Each morning we breathe, meditate and enjoy some gentle yoga next to the warm glow of the fire.

After eating breakfast in the sun-filled dining room, we wander to the yoga hall for some workshop-style yoga practice, exploring the whole body from fingers to toes and everywhere in between. This is a time for movement, exploration and deeper understanding, all at your own pace and level.

Lunch is a delicious buffet of fresh food and vegetables grown in the nearby gardens.

Blissful relaxation in the sun, with Ratna Ling nestled in the trees.

Blissful relaxation in the sun, with Ratna Ling nestled in the trees.

The afternoon is your time. You may be content to simply wander the vast grounds; walking into the forest, meandering through meadows and reconnecting to the gentle pulse of life around you. Another day, you might find yourself curled up in a book on sunny porch of your cabin, dozing contentedly after a few pages.

You might be inspired to take a short drive to the rugged coastline, to breathe in the ocean or hike along the shore. Maybe you have brought a project like that scarf you have been knitting for months or your paints that you never have time for at home.

Sweet Dreams...

Sweet Dreams...

We reconnect at dinner for another delicious meal with local ingredients. After the meal we gather once more for a mellow evening, restorative yoga, discussion and connection.

Then off to bed in your sumptuous cabin. Maybe a soak in your jacuzzi tub and then snuggled under your down-filled blanket in your private room for a sweet restful sleep. And then you get to wake up and do it all again tomorrow...

Sounds great? We think so! There is limited space available for the retreat so booking early is highly recommended.

Cost: $1150 (including tax)

Your gorgeous home for the week...

Your gorgeous home for the week...

  • 5 days, 4 nights in a luxurious private cabin. (Each cabin is 2 bedrooms with queen beds. Large living room and dining area with fireplace and breakfast nook. Jacuzzi tubs and private patios.) Check out the virtual tour HERE.
  • Three meals daily, with seasonal ingredients grown at the center.
  • Three yoga classes/sessions per day.

Where: Ratna Ling Retreat Center


Ratna Ling is located 90 miles north of San Francisco.

Flying: You can fly to San Francisco, Oakland or Sonoma County.

Most people rent a car and enjoy the scenic drive along the coast if coming from San Francisco. Or drive inland through beautiful redwoods to the center.

If you do not want to rent a car there are a few options you can choose from. You can take a shuttle from San Francisco or Oakland airports to Sonoma County. We would then pick you up and drive you on to the retreat center. We have also arranged carpooling in the past for those renting a car and open to sharing if people are arriving around the same time.

Ratna Ling at dusk.

Ratna Ling at dusk.

For questions or registration, contact: breajohnson@gmail.com


Since 2005, I have been offering yoga retreats from cozy mountain settings to lush, tropical locations. We have gazed at monkeys while in tree pose in Costa Rica, breathed in some of the cleanest air in the world on the Big Island of Hawaii; enjoyed walking meditations in the sparkling sunrises of northern California and moved our bodies and reverberated mantras in geodesic domes in the Selkirk mountains of British Columbia. Many times we have gazed upon different vistas of the Rocky Mountains while deepening our practice and enjoying a fabulous community of people. 

A vacation that rejuvenates, that nourishes and inspires. Whether it is a one day retreat in the city or somewhere warm and exotic, yoga retreats deepen your learning, replenish your energy and bring a new meaning to vacation.

Check out the galleries for some inspiring pictures of past retreats.

Costa Rica, Osa Penninsula

Big Island, Hawaii

New Denver, British Columbia

Weekend Immersion/Bragg Creek, Alberta

Women's Retreat, Northern California