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Star Island Retreat

August 26, 2019 @ 10:00 am - August 28, 2019 @ 12:00 pm

Star Island Retreat

Cultivating Calm in the Midst of Madness

2020 Date Coming Soon

Cultivating Calm in the Midst of Madness

with Nancy 

It’s common to feel that you are too old, too tight, too busy, too anxious, too stressed—too anything—to find time for a regular yoga or meditation practice. But guess what? Yoga and meditation could actually be just what you need to cultivate ease in a frantic world!

Join us on Star Island for this unique opportunity to deepen your practice, release your daily cares, and get your attention in the present moment.

We invite you to take a break from your busy life and soften into the quiet beauty of Star Island. We begin each morning with deep breathing exercises, guided meditation, and a simple yoga practice, learning ways to carry these calming routines when you’re back out in the world.

Return home ready to be present with your life, grateful for all you have, and armed with yogic tools to soothe anxious thoughts and tame busy, overwhelming schedules.

About Star Island

Star Island produces all its own water, electricity (through both solar and diesel generators), and some produce. The island has its own septic treatment plant, one of the few capable of handling salt water, and a reverse osmosis water purification system for converting sea water to drinking water.

Their focus on environmental sustainability is aligned with yogic principles of non-violence – making this the ideal setting to renew, refresh, and cultivate mindfulness as part of our everyday lives.

Tentative Schedule (subject to change)


  • 12:55pm Boat Leaves Portsmouth
  • 1:55pm Arrival
  • 2:30pm Orientation
  • 4:00pm Geology Walk
  • 6:30pm Dinner
  • Optional Sunset Cruise ($30 Fee. Sign up when you are there.)
  • Welcome & Introductions
  • Yoga Nidra


  • Meditation and Pranayama (breathing)
  • Polar Bear Dip (Optional!)
  • Breakfast
  • Yoga Posture Practice
  • Low Tide Walk (30 minutes before low tide ~11:23am)
  • Lunch
  • Quiet Time for napping, writing, reading, walking meditation, swimming
  • Optional Star Island Activities: Island Systems and Sustainability Tour,  Botany Walk, Appledore/Shoals Marine Laboratory Tour and Duck Island Cruise (extra fee, sign up when you arrive)
  • Dinner
  • Bonfire


  • Meditation and Pranayama (breathing)
  • Polar Bear Dip (Optional!)
  • Breakfast
  • Yoga Posture Practice
  • Closing Circle
  • 11:45am Boat Departure

Registration is Directly Through Star Island

Register online or call (603) 817-4052

Retreat Fee

$197/$137 YIM Members

Room and Board Costs

Shared Room – TBD($367 was 2019 rate) (Total cost is this plus the Retreat Fee)
Single Room TBD ($486 was 2020 rate) (Total cost is this plus the Retreat Fee)

Full Cost Includes

Lodging, meals, yoga, meditation, and round trip travel to Star Island on your designated ferry run.

Your room and board charges less deposit paid during registration will be presented to you at the front desk of the Oceanic Hotel.  Your bill may include additional charges and incidentals, i.e. rowboat use. Individuals registered together for the same conference will appear on the same bill.  Payment is expected before you depart the island. Failure to pay on-island will result in a $25.00 fee.  Accepted payment methods at the front desk are Cash, Check, Visa, MasterCard, Amex or Discover.



August 26, 2019 @ 10:00 am
August 28, 2019 @ 12:00 pm
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