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Students, we are listening! We carefully select our host retreat sites based on student feedback and request. So, here are the sites you have chosen for this year.
Eco-Responsible | Tranquil | Self Sustaining | Unique | Family Owned & Operated | Nature Loving | Renewing
We choose retreat centers which have an environmental duty and a passion for all education and lifelong learning. We also only choose retreat centers which practice moderation and simplicity and allow our students to truly hear themselves instead of outside, worldly, materialistic noise.
Personal Attention | Small Class Size | Effective Learning
For this reason, space is limited in all of our classes, but especially the retreat centers. You must sign up early, recommended is at least 6 months in advance, to secure your space. This does not mean space will not be available at less than six months out, it just means in cannot be guaranteed. The take home message here is - sign up early!
Southern Outer Banks, Emerald Isle, North Carolina - Location for Module 8, 14, and 15 in 2012
Sea Watch II - Take A Virtual Tour
This majestic home on the oceanfront is located in the Sea Watch Community of Emerald Isle, North Carolina. This specially selected home was chosen for its custom build and layout, which is friendly to yoga groups of our size. It has 6 bedrooms, 7.5 baths, professional kitchen, private ocean side swimming pool, and amazing oceanfront views from its multi level deck areas and premium bedrooms. Two premium bedrooms are available - Oceanfront Master Suites with private deluxe bath and private balcony. Private rooms can be shared with one family member for minimal cost*
An all inclusive vacation, retreating to this home includes all meals (vegetarian with some local seafood), catered in by local chefs and restaurants.
*Family room sharing is an additional $100 for lodging plus meal plan cost. Only available for Premium and private rooms. Only one family member per student due to space constraints.
View from Premium Oceanfront Room
Master Yoga Therapy & bask in the healing environment that is St. John. Long known for its preserved beaches, quite-island culture, and spiritual associations, St. John is one of the least developed, non-commercial of the Caribbean Islands. 95% of the island is preserved as US National Forest, offering hiking, world renowned beaches and spectacular coral reefs. Also, it is part of the United States, so no passport is required. There are plenty of places to relax and opportunities to stay active - something for everyone, family, couples, friends. Florian Villa is owned by a couple from Boston and is located on Gift Hill, just off of Gift Hill Rd. (aka Rt. 104). The villa is spacious and has West Indian style décor. High on Gift Hill, you'll enjoy ocean breezes, spectacular views of St. Thomas, and breathtaking sunsets. The location is centrally located for easy access to Cruz Bay, beaches, grocery store, water sports and hiking trails.
The Trinity Center Master Yoga Therapy and enjoy the pristine beaches of the historic Outer Banks.
Known for their untouched beauty, Indian Beach has been the home of PYTIII and PYTIV intensive course modules. The Trinity Center is a retreat and conference center nestled in a pristine maritime forest on the Outer Banks of North Carolina. The Trinity Center extends from Bogue Sound to the Atlantic Ocean and is open year round. A mild climate and award-winning landscaping awaits, designed with sensitivity to the island environment, provide peaceful and restful surroundings. Among Trinity Center's 62 acres you'll find comfortable conference and meeting spaces, guestrooms, dining facilities, dormitories, swimming pools, indoor and outdoor chapels, ocean beach frontage, Sound-side docks and numerous walking trails.
By Air: Students can fly into one of several local airports. New Bern, NC (EWN) (approximately 45 min. drive to The Trinity Center), Wilmington, NC (ILM) (90 min.), Jacksonville, NC (OAJ) (75 min.), Kinston, NC (ISO) (90 minutes), or Raleigh, NC (RDU) (less than 3 hours).
By car: Students can rent a car individually, or can opt to share the expense of a airport shuttle from New Bern, NC airport to the coast. Please indicate if you will need shuttle transportation from EWN on your registration form.