Join Jessica Bellofatto of JBYoga and SUP during one of the best times of the year to visit the eastern tip of Long Island, NY. Just before the hoardes descend, while the ocean is warming up, the summer solstice is approaching, and the excitement of the summer season is in the air. We will gather together to practice Yoga, stand up paddle, meditate, hike, play, and rest, with time spent to reflect on the season ahead, whilst allowing our bodies and minds some restoration and self reflection, expertly guided by a long time practitioner and teacher who understands the beautiful and delicate balance between movement and stillness. This transformational mid-week retreat is open to a small group of women to allow for a lot of individualized attention and connection.
Solé East Resort is a hotel housed in a landmark American Tudor building with 60 renovated bungalow-like rooms, each one unique, and 7 garden cabana suites. A heated pool with oversized St Tropez style beds will keep you cool while your head bops to tunes being spun by the poolside DJ. Lush lawns and gardens with bamboo walkways complete the beach club feel. To indulge your gastronomic palette there is the hip yet healthy Backyard, our full service restaurant bar & poolside lounge.
Visit jbyoga.com for full details and registration.
Where would I be without yoga? I wouldn’t want to know! Yoga gives me the tools to navigate life’s ups and downs with relative ease. I fully trust the process of transformation: No matter how choppy the waters of life may be at times, I know that I will be OK.
I have been practicing yoga for 24 years. Like any mature adult, I have dealt with my fair share of challenges. So when I say that moving the body is a sacred path to rejuvenation and empowerment, I don’t speak lightly—I teach what I live.
My mission: to support your healing as you charter your own course to happiness (joy is our birthright and our true nature).
I stumbled into yoga as a dance student at NYU. Intrigued by the way my professor incorporated yoga into her dance classes, I started practicing yoga at the original Jivamukti Yoga Studio, in NYC’s East Village. I completed my 500-hour training in 1997 at the Jivamukti Yoga School, under the guidance of Sharon Gannon and David Life. To build on and diversify my understandings, I’ve spent many hours studying Anusara, Iyengar, and Ashtanga (without certifying in these styles). I’m currently pursuing certification in Ashaya Yoga with Todd Norian, which sprouted from Anusara.
I’m the owner and director of KamaDeva Yoga in East Hampton, NY. All year long, I lead yoga and SUP retreats to epic locations (I’m a triathlete and an avid surfer—Adventure is practically my middle name). As the momma of three lovely beings, I’m passionate about organic food. My boyfriend is a chef, and we grow a lot of our own veggies. Our growing family of free-roaming chickens gifts us with eggs.
I hope to see you in the studio soon, and I’d love for you to join me on a retreat adventure. ‘Til then, I wish you much happiness.