Mats On A Mission Yoga Retreat – The Elements

February 23, 2019 - March 02, 2019

Keeping the Elements in Balance


These five elements (bhutas) make up the substance of all that we experience in our lives.  They interact in our bodies in proportions that determine our Ayurvedic constitution, and they interact in all animate and inanimate parts of our planet.  In our bodies, when they are out of balance, they lead to disease.  In Nature we are witnessing and experiencing increasing imbalances of the elements, manifesting as earthquakes, floods, wild fires, hurricanes
and tornadoes.
Join us to explore balance and imbalance of the elements, from the core of our being to the ever-expanding circles in which we live our lives.  We will use asana, breathing practices, chant and meditation, in exquisite surroundings, where our senses call us to immediate awareness of forest, ocean, sunsets, tropical breezes and the vast space of the night stars.

Packages include:

7 nights lodging
5 days of yoga, support materials and all sequences and material after the retreat.
3 Meals Daily
Bottled water and daily maid service
Beach towels

Haramara Retreat can schedule a massage, facial, or other body treatments once you have arrived.
Costs range from $65 – $165.
They can also arrange for fun activities on your day off.  Options will be provided at our welcome meeting.


Dorm: $1,575
Triple:  $1,845
Double:  $2,060
Single: $3,065

*Airfare and pickup and delivery at airport are not included.

Final Payment is due January 25, 2019.

Group size is limited to 18 participants.


Pricing Specials:

There are no pricing specials at this time.

Type of Retreat: Yoga
Style of Yoga: Hatha

Additional Information, Questions & Registration:

Contact Name: Lori Cheney
Contact Email:
Contact Phone Number: 612-325-7425
Online Registration:

About the Instructors:

Maggie Kessell began practicing yoga in the 1960s, finding it to be a constant grounding to her sense of self through many life changes. In the 90s she studied with Faye Berton in St. Paul, and then with Gary Kraftsow in Maui, completing his 500 hour teacher training and studying yoga therapy with him. Maggie studies Vedic Chant with Sonia Nelson, in Santa Fe, bringing her love of music into her yoga practice. Founding Riverbend Yoga in 1999, Maggie has taught all levels of asana classes, and workshops in many aspects of yoga: pranayama, philosophy, and study of the Yoga Sutras. In winter retreats to Mexico, she weaves together the threads of yoga with the sun, the wind, and the waves of the ocean.