Upcoming Group Events

Jody Kesten ~ Yoga Retreat

April 7, 2018 – April 14, 2018 all-day
Jody Kesten

Moving, breathing, and pulsating with the eternal liveliness inside, we are pulled into greater alignment with the divine rhythm of the universe.

Join Jody for 7 nights on a magical escape to the mountains of Guatemala. This will be a magnificent week to reflect, breathe, bounce, swim, move, learn and play as Spring 2018 gets started. As well, this week is about immersing in the radiant sunshine and breathtaking beauty, while immersing in our own depth of beauty, wholeness, and freedom. The bathing and cleansing of daily yoga practices will naturally lift limiting obstacles while unfolding our greatest creativity, intelligence and love.

Appropriate for all levels of experience and fitness, Jody offers asana, both enlivening and restorative, with postural modifications and appropriate options, pranayama and meditation. There will be plenty of time to relax in the gardens, stroll through the lush landscape, rest in a hammock; rejuvenate in a hot tub or sauna, or treat yourself to one of many healing spa treatments.  Adventure awaits you with excursions to famous Mayan marketplaces, hiking, kayaking, and climbing a volcano.

What’s Included

  • Daily yoga practice includes morning meditation, 1.5+ hour vinyasa, and 1.5 hour late afternoon restorative yoga.
  • Seven nights accommodation at Villa Sumaya
  • Three artfully prepared, delicious vegetarian meals a day, including dinner on arrival and breakfast on the day of departure
  • Unlimited tea, coffee, fresh juice, and filtered drinking water
  • Use of the studio space and props
  • Mayan fire ceremony led by a local Shaman

Not Included: Airfare to Guatemala City or Antigua, Transportation to and from Villa Sumaya (when sharing a shuttle, the price is distributed amongst them to up to $70 per passenger round trip), Spa services, Additional tour services, Alcoholic beverages.

About Jody

Jody Kesten, E-RYT 500, passionately teaches yoga to help others awaken to their inherent potential of joy, freedom and wisdom. She holds a deep commitment to making the teachings of yoga accessible and meaningful for all levels. A student and teacher of yoga since 2003, Jody completed alignment-based Anusara Yoga Teacher Training in 2010. She is dedicated to her craft and continues the study and refinement of asana under the guidance of experts in the field of yoga therapeutics.

She also recently gained the title “Authorized Teacher of Neelankantha Meditation,” an exquisite profound deep meditation that brings about transformation, healing, and benevolence to life. Jody’s sharpened instinct and experience allows her to effortlessly offer each person individual attention. With warmth and humor Jody creates a sanctuary of transformation for the body and the mind.


“Jody is a great yoga teacher. She is warm, personable, knowledgeable, patient, and, when the moment requires it, challenging. As well, she takes a personal interest in each participant’s practice. Jody guided me from beginner to a place where I was proud of my yoga practice, teaching me both the physical and philosophical aspects of yoga. It is due to Jody that I could walk out of yoga class, look at the sky, and consider its color heightened.” – Stuart, Vermont

“What makes Jody a phenomenal yoga teacher is her dedication to her teaching. Each class is well researched, explored, and explained. No two classes are ever the same. Each class focuses on a specific body part and builds on techniques learned in previous classes.” – Lauren, New Canaan

“Jody differentiates herself from most yoga instructors by taking a personal interest in each participant’s practice.” – Peter, New Canaan

Pricing & Registration

All accommodations offer an inviting décor, with amazing views, private baths and stone showers.

Single occupancy $1,700

Double occupancy $1,400

Triple occupancy $1,300

To learn more or register, contact:

Jody Kesten



Registration (check, cash or transfer)

Non-refundable deposit of $500 US upon registration

Total payment required by February 1, 2018

Please make all payments to Jody Kesten