Join Joan Hyman for a weekend to rest and renew before the holiday season in a beautiful healing sanctuary tucked away in the hills and surrounded by the peace and quiet of nature in Ojai, California.
Practice yoga twice daily, with one vigorous vinyasa flow practice in the morning and a restorative calming practice in the evening.
Enjoy healthy cuisine with an Indian / vegan flavor by the amazing chef and yogini Liliya Liya. A sound bath will be offered along with other healing modalities throughout the weekend, including an amazing Indian dance performance.
Live an experience of true collective well-being and connection as you step out of your busy life and embrace a weekend to rejuvenate and return to yourself!
▫️Private Room: $650 per person ($1,200 solo) -- sold out
▫️Townhouse (shared): $625 -- sold out
▫️Dorm (in house): $575 -- four spots left
▫️Tent Cabin: $500 -- sold out
Joan Hyman’s grounded teaching style creates space for students to deepen their personal journey while aligning with teachings of true yogic traditions. Her students emerge from their practice with the rich, bright energy that yoga has to offer. Joan’s teachings come from an organic and intuitive place, as she draws upon the joyful study of Ashtanga and Iyengar yoga, Ayurveda (the science of life), and meditation.
With over twenty years of experience leading retreats, trainings, and workshops worldwide – fifteen of which as a distinguished YogaWorks senior teacher – Joan recently brought her expertise to Wanderlust. As Director of Teacher Trainings, Joan collaborates with teachers who are experts in their field of study with the goal to create an eclectic training program for students at any level. As a leader in the Los Angeles yoga community, Joan also contributes to popular blogs such as The Daily Love, Elephant Journal, and Wanderlust. She has been featured in Yoga Journal, ORIGIN Magazine and Women’s Health for her advice and expertise on health and wellness. Joan’s openhearted approach to teaching yoga keeps both her inner spirit and her students continuously evolving.
Practicing with Joan is an experience; her instruction is intelligent and light, infused with a strong sense of insight that stems from years of focused study. She has the rare combination of a calm, sweet and loyal demeanor mixed with her wild adventurous spirit. Studying with Joan is both fun and freeing, while remaining safe and focused. With Joan, you’re not only exploring your yoga practice, but you might also explore the globe on one of her international retreats or teacher trainings.
About Villa Ojai
Villa Ojai graces two acres of private countryside nestled at the base of the foothills of the Los Padres National Forest, yet is conveniently located within walking distance of Ojai's beautiful and charming downtown area, parks and hiking trails.
Villa Ojai features a spectacular salt water hot soak spa, replete with cold plunge pool, wading areas, and cool deck for year-round enjoyment. Indoor-outdoor living spaces take full advantage of the mediterranean temperatures. Natural light and large windows complement the contemporary craftsman architecture. The airy villa features well appointed bedrooms and designer bathrooms with over-sized soaking tubs and showers. Every detail and amenity has been provided and carefully thought out to create the ultimate Ojai experience. Garden hammocks complement the scenery of this relaxing hideaway. This serene estate, where privacy is at a premium, is entrenched in the heart of nature providing an ideal and intimate setting.
In the mornings you're awakened by the sounds of nature as you rise to an environment of serene wildflowers beneath the majestic Topa-Topa mountains. At sunset the stunning ‘Ojai Pink Moment’ colors the mountains a gorgeous pink. In the evenings, bright starlit nights under the clear Ojai sky are the norm.
Revel in a back-to-nature feeling, while simultaneously enjoying the benefits of fresh air and nature. Ojai’s tranquil, natural retreat setting and sense of place is perhaps its greatest healing feature. Ojai is the perfect setting for realization of a timeless state of being.