Yoga Retreat with Charlene and Lori


It’s hard to imagine that a week-long yoga retreat could be life changing, but it’s happened at Anamaya time and time again…and continues to.

“Life-Changing Experience! Anamaya is my home away from home. Everything about the trip, from the room to the staff to the yoga teacher, to the AMAZING food, to the pool, to the treatments was absolutely mind blowing and worth every penny. I cannot wait until I return to this very special place!” – Amelia

DATES: April 13 – 20, 2019

PRICES:  After you look through this page and get to know the yoga teacher for this week, please have a look at our Rates & Reservations page to see our BASE RATES (which cover accommodations and meals).

PACKAGES:  We have a yoga retreat package for everyone in order to customize your experience, and the cost of the package you choose is added to your BASE RATE. Our packages include Yoga & Adventure, Yoga & Rejuvenation, Yoga & Surfing, or Pure Yoga. For more information about these packages please visit Anamaya Retreat Packages (ARP’s). Or for those who are not totally into yoga, there’s no need to choose a yoga package at all – you can book all your activities and excursions A La Carte. We call it the Relaxation Retreat.

We are also now offering a Scuba Certification and Yoga package to our guests and a very special Couples Retreat package if you are traveling with that special someone.

OPTIONAL WORKSHOPS: You’re in for a treat this week as we’re offering our guests two exciting workshops. The first is called Inferno Hot Pilates, and the second is Yamas & Niyamas. Please see below for more information and price.

This week we have TWO special guest teachers at Anamaya!

Guest Teacher Lori McKee

Lori has been an athlete all her life and especially loves golf.  She was introduced to yoga in 2011 and after much encouragement to keep practicing, she fell in love with it.  So much so that she received her 200 Hour Hot Yoga Teacher Certification in 2016.  She also went to Inferno Hot Pilates training in 2017.

Lori moved back to her hometown in Ohio after being away for over 30 years to help Charlene manage her yoga studio.  Lori is a vital part to the daily operation of Hot Yoga Escape as the Studio Manager and teacher on staff.

Lori’s Teaching Philosophy

Lori’s philosophy on teaching, whether it be yoga or Inferno Hot Pilates   is “everyday is a different day on your mat, and everyday is a greatday on your mat”. She encourages her students to do what is right for them.  Lori teaches her classes to all levels and is always mindful to give attentive direction to those less experienced.  She wants all of her students to understand how they can receive the maximum benefit from each posture.  You will have fun with Lori’s sense of humor and kind hearted spirit as she guides you further on your journey on your mat!

Guest Teacher

Charlene is a passionate yogi, nurturer and believes living life to it’s fullest.  She found her way to her mat and started a serious yoga practice in early 2011.  She was seeking for more than just a physical workout.  She needed something to quiet her mind and ground her inner self during a challenging time in her life.  Her healing and positive experience motivated her to go to teacher training so she could share the beauty and benefits of yoga with others.

Charlene has her hot yoga certification from Bikram’s Yoga College of India (500 plus Hour) in 2014.  She completed trainings in Yin yoga 2016 and Inferno Hot Pilates 2017.  She has deepened her yoga knowledge and insights further with a transformational and empowering 200 Hour Yoga Alliance Certified Teacher Training in Spring 2018.  She moved back to her hometown in Ohio and opened a yoga studio called Hot Yoga Escape in 2016.

Charlene’s Teaching Philosophy

Charlene believes that “only you can take care of you”.  Every time you come to your mat, it’s a big deal. She teaches a challenging yet nurturing class. She feels that each person that tries his/ her best will receive exactly what is needed for healing his/ her mind, body and spirit.  She encourages her students to be mindful of breath as well as alignment and not so much about depth.  Breath is your “life force” aka “energy” and depth comes in time with practice.

Charlene will teach the original hot yoga, a Hatha based series of 26 postures and 2 breathing exercises and a Vinyasa Flow class where focus is on movement with your breath. The hot yoga series and Vinyasa Flow will alternate in the mornings during your retreat. These classes will definitely have energy in the air and offer you the perfect start to lovely day at Anamaya.

Charlene will also teach Yin yoga in the afternoons.  Yin yoga is a gentler yoga and the pleasing complement to the “yang” of the more physical yoga or exercise you do in your life.  Props will be available for use and Charlene will guide you into each posture with loving care.  You may feel like you took a long, rejuvenating nap after class.

All classes are available to all levels and no experience is necessary. Charlene has found that some yogis prefer some one on one time to work on specific postures.  She will be available for private instruction throughout the week, if requested.

Join Charlene on your mat as you make time to take care of you!

Anamaya Pools



Join Lori in a 90-minute workshop of Inferno Hot Pilates. Inferno Hot Pilates (IHP) is a chal­leng­ing, full body, low impact, high inten­sity work­out using Pilates principles. IHP strength­ens mus­cles and burns fat — all with­out the pound­ing of a high impact work­out. It is designed for all fit­ness levels. ZERO experience needed!! The workshop will start with a 30-minute discussion on Pilates principles, proper effective breathing technique and demonstrations on basic moves including bridges, planks and much more. IHP is FUN and it’s UPLIFTING! Get ready for the motivating and inspiring music for a great workout.  Your workshop will be over and you will say: “wow….that went fast!” You will feel AMAZING!! Bring a mat, towel & water. Wear clothes that will allow you to sweat comfortably and it’s a beautiful complement to anything else you do in YOUR LIFE!

***Price is $25 or BOTH Workshops for $60


Explore, with Charlene, a guide any yogi needs while on your yoga journey.  The Yamas & Niyamasbook by Deborah Adele will be provided with this 2 hour workshop. Learn how to take ownership of your life and move towards happier fulfillment. You will discuss how to choose attitude, thought and action that will guide you on your best adventure in life. Learn about the valuable benefits of journaling and expressing your inner self on paper. You will leave this workshop with a better understanding of yoga’s ten ethical guidelines. Yoga is more than just doing postures; it is a way of living. Get ready to connect with your inner self and learn a little more about yourself. Bring paper, pen and an open mind for inner exploration.

***Price is $40 or BOTH Workshops for $60

A Message From Charlene & Lori

Please Contact Us with any questions and we’ll be happy to assist. To fill out an availability and reservation request form click here.