Yoga Retreat Weekend at Moody Gardens

Yoga is a fun and challenging practice that you can take on any level, and it’s more than just an accessible form of fitness training: it helps you reduce the aches and pains of life by releasing the tensions that cause them and also helps you to be more self-aware in how you use your body. The practice is a tool for rewriting patterns of movement that otherwise wear you down.

Each session throughout the weekend gives you insights into your own body, and simple tools and practices for enhancing wellness and overcoming your aches and pains, all with an enjoyable and engaging practice. Hotel packages and individual event tickets are available at

Weekend Workshop Schedule

Individual workshop sessions are $75 per person or $240 for all four sessions. Buy Tickets here.

Friday, October 13 | 7pm - 9:30pm
Located in Floral Ballroom at the Moody Gardens Hotel

Freedom in Your Shoulders

Our shoulders have three moving parts — collarbone, shoulder blade, and armbone. For healthy, pain-free movement of the shoulders, all three parts have to work together well.
This practice teaches you how to get them to work together well, increasing your range of pain-free movement, and it will surprise you just how good they feel afterward.
The practice, which includes fundamental yoga asanas and the sequences that link them together, won’t have any extreme movements or stretches, and will include plenty of ‘light bulb’ moments for working better with your shoulders in yoga poses — and in life.

Saturday, October 14 | 9am - 11:30am
Located in Floral Ballroom at the Moody Gardens Hotel

The Sturdier the Roots, the Taller the Tree — Your Feet, Knees, and Hips

So much of the health of our knees and hips depends on how we use our feet, that it’s a wonder we don’t spend more time on them. Yoga practice gives a unique opportunity to put together simple, healthy actions for the feet together with healthy actions for the knees and hips. This practice will start with simple ideas and practices for the feet that will quickly blossom into a yoga practice that supports the stability and wellness of your knees and hips. This isn’t about ‘flexibility.’ It’s about movement, and what movement does for the strength and flexibility of your joints — especially the ones that have been carrying you around your whole life!

Saturday, October 14 | 2pm - 4:30pm
Located in Floral Ballroom at the Moody Gardens Hotel

Loving Your Low Back in Movement and Breath

The health of our low back depends upon both breath and movement: too little of either, and we suffer tightness and pain. The vast majority of Americans do indeed experience back pain at one point or another in our lives, and for many it does become chronic. Our practice will include the relationship between good diaphragmatic breath and movement that is healthy for the back and sacrum, and will cover helpful ideas for problems such as sciatica.

Sunday, October 15 | 9am - 11:30am
Located in Floral Ballroom at the Moody Gardens Hotel

As Above, So Below — Harmonized Body and Mind

This practice will pull together the elements of the weekend, harmonizing upper and lower body, movement and breath, and giving additional insights and practices for neck health as linked to the shoulders. We’ll have tools for recognizing unconscious patterns in our posture and movement that impact our health and give rise to aches — especially in the low back and neck, and the practice will give you tools for a ‘reset.’ We’ll include some breath practices, as well as experiences of breath practices that refresh, as well as a relaxation practice that renews.

Upcoming Dates For This Event:

  • Friday, October 13
  • Saturday, October 14
  • Sunday, October 15
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