Come join us on another wonderful winter trip to the sun for some relaxation, yoga, good friends, and making new friends. We have a gorgeous seven bedroom home for the week. Each bedroom has its own bathroom and two beds. There’s also our own pool, lots of outdoor living space to lounge around in, a huge kitchen—it’s just fabulous. Plus, the beach is just a short walk away.
Our wonderful guide that we’ve known since 1996, Handre, has helped put together our best tour of Indonesia yet. Those who’ve been on any of our Southeast Asia trips know and love Handre, and if this will be your first trip with us, you too will get to know and love him. He knows all the ins/outs of travel in SE Asia and has always put together a marvelous trip for us.
This year we start at Alam Indah (JJ’s favorite place in Bali, just outside the monkey forest of Ubud), where we stay put for the first 6 nights enjoying many activities and outings from there. Then we travel to the northwest shore to explore coral reefs and marine life and have an opportunity to walk into Bali’s national forest in hopes of sighting a Bali Starling. Next, we take a ferry over to Java and stay at a resort on the slopes of Ijen volcano with spectacular sights. Flying onward to Yogyakarta, we’ll spend four nights exploring the soul of Javanese culture and visiting sacred ancient Hindu and Buddhist sites dating back to 8th century. Our main program will end at Borobudur, the world’s largest monument dedicated to the path of Buddha.
From here we say goodbye to those who will not be joining us to fly over to Borneo to see the orangutans—a post-trip excursion that JJ’s been wanting to do and now Handre has helped organize this. JJ adopted an orangutan and feels this will be special to go see their natural habitat and help bring awareness to saving their habitat.
Add-on post-trip excursion to Borneo to see the orangutans: July 22 - 26th, 2020.
From Jakarta we fly to Borneo (flight included in the cost) and stay at an Eco lodge in the Tanjung Putting National Park and visit the wild orangutans natural habitat and learn about the orangutans and what threatens their existence (namely palm oil production).
Borneo excursion: $1465
Deposit of $300 required at time of registration
$695 required by January 30th, 2020
$500 required by March 1st, 2020
Another magical time at Gray Bear—JJ’s favorite yoga space. In this retreat JJ will introduce the eight diaphragms of the body and their importance in our health and healing. JJ has been successful using the synching of these diaphragms with her current clients. Issues associated with these diaphragms include: plantar fasciitis, knee pain & alignment, pelvic floor issues, numbness in the hands, headaches and migraines. Experience how simple movements associated with these diaphragms can be used on yourself and/or your students for health and healing.
Prices start at $995 for Main Lodge housing, upgrades available:
Discover the simple life of Italy as you explore the Mediterranean Diet and healthful eating with JJ Gormley and Amy Likins as you make your way through the history and magic of Italy. Both Amy and JJ hold a Masters in Nutrition and are long-time yoga practitioners. With their guiding care this yoga vacation may just be one of the healthiest vacations you’ve had - of course, we will be having fun too 😉.
This retreat is at the private home of JJ's sister, Donna; therefore it is limited to a few participants. This is a wonderful way to get your practice going or give it a boost in a beautiful private setting on the North River at the mouth of the Chesapeake Bay.
Escape the winter doldrums and join JJ for an easy breezy yoga retreat at the Breathless Punta Cana Resort & Spa in Playas Uvero Alto, DR, January 29 - February 3. This modern luxury resort sits on the golden sands of Uvero Alto beach where guests experience luxurious rest and relaxation, trade warm smiles, and make new friends in a sleek and stunning atmosphere.
Want to learn more about yogic philosophies? Or maybe you want to get certified to teach yoga in the classroom. Either way, join JJ at Studio D in Midlothian, VA Thursday, September 13 at 6:15p for a 1-hour presentation on the SCHYS 200-hr Yoga Training program! Find out why this is the perfect program for you!
Join JJ at A Place to Breathe in Charlottesville, VA on Thursday, September 20 from 6-7p for a presentation on Yoga Therapy and how to become a Yoga Therapist through the SCHYS IAYT Accredited 900-hr Yoga Therapy Certificate Program starting March 2019! Students must have a RYT-200, or equivalent, and have 1-year of teaching experience.
Come find out what it takes to become a Yoga Therapist!
Reconnect with nature, your yoga practice, and kindred spirits on a little island just outside of Stonington, Maine. Practice Surya Chandra Healing Yoga with JJ Gormley amidst the tall pine trees, salty waves crashing against giant granite boulders, and unforgettable sunsets that make the "Down East and Acadia" region of Maine a famous and beloved place to visit.