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Creating and Living the "Good Life"

Careyes Yoga Retreat

with Laura Christensen


February 23 - March 1, 2019

This will be Laura’s 15th retreat to Elixir de Careyes and every retreat is more magical than the last! Laura has developed a deep connection to this magical land and loves to share it with others. Beautiful new friendships always form, while old ones deepen and a real sense of community is experienced. You’ll enjoy Laura’s impassioned Dynamic Form Hatha Yoga classes each morning for 2.5 hours, and the deeply rejuvenating 1.5-hour Restorative Yoga practices in the late afternoon/evenings. Practical life-affirming discussions will be introduced for contemplation, and to inspire the creation and practice of living the “Good Life”. The classes will be taught in a progressive fashion with each class building upon the last so that your practice will deepen over the course of the week. It will include in-depth workshops on core strength, shoulder opening and stabilizing, hip opening and stabilizing, back-bending, spinal elongation, hamstring lengthening and forward bending, twists, inversions, arm balances and more. A supportive and friendly environment will be the foundation in which we dive into our journey and grow. With the help of the incredible staff in Careyes, Laura aims to make this a very memorable week for everyone.


This will be a very special and intimate gathering limited to a maximum of 9-11 guests in an exquisite location. Reserve your space early to ensure your spot!


Learn more about Elixir de Careyes.


View slideshows of Elixir de Careyes.


View memories of Laura's past retreats and events.

About Laura Christensen


Laura Christensen is a passionate, inspiring, highly skilled national and international yoga teacher who has a strong commitment to her beloved, local community in Marin, California and surrounding areas. She is dedicated to uplifting and empowering her students and cultivating a safe place for deep and real connection within and without. Expect to be profoundly transformed on and off the mat as she skillfully and supportively challenges you and evokes the best version of yourself. Her powerful presence, authentic voice and focus on integrity motivate students to discover new depths within their hearts and new heights in their asana (posture) practices. Her focus includes great attention to the breath, core work, balanced energy, intelligent alignment and practical life-supporting inspiration. Laura’s keen knowledge and crystal clear instruction will keep you safe physically and often helps students to heal injuries. She is well known for orchestrating life-changing yoga retreats in some of the most beautiful places in the world. 


Laura has been a dedicated student of yoga since 1990 and has enjoyed 26 plus years of study under many senior teachers in many different yoga styles. She is honored to be the November 2012 Yoga Journal cover model and featured teacher, and to be featured in several Yoga Journal issues and online videos over the last 10 years. Laura was Certified in Anusara Yoga for 7 years, served on the Certification Committee for 5 years, and has mentored many teachers on their way to Certification. She has since moved beyond the system and broadened her focus to include great attention to the breath, core work and non-dogmatic alignment. She is enthusiastically committed to broadening her studies and her breadth of offerings as a teacher. She thrives as a student and values the opportunities to learn experientially from her phenomenal students and the many extraordinary teachers in the yoga community. She enjoys learning from the many different systems of yoga and other modalities. Laura graduated Summa Cum Laude from Santa Clara University with a B.S. in Psychology. Before teaching yoga full-time, she worked in the corporate world at Robertson Stephens and Charles Schwab.


Learn more about Laura, read testimonials, view her schedule or find out about her special events, at




Reserve Before July 1, 2018 to Save $200.


Rates below are the discounted prices of $200 off per person if registered before July 1.


  • $1825 -$1975 for Double Occupancy

  • $1700 for Triple Occupancy (1 room only/the Suite)

  • $2300 for Double Occupacy in the Suite

  • $3350 for Single Occupancy (1 room only)

After July 1, all rates above increase by $200.


Detailed room and pricing information.


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For more travel information or if you have any questions, please email or call 415-310-9784.


© 2014 by Laura Christensen


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