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What in the World Makes Yamuna Retreats more enchanting than the rest!
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With so many choices in retreats these days what makes a Yamuna Retreats stand out from the rest?  For starters, YBR Retreats is a multi-day, immersive experience all about regenerating your body and mind. This has always been the distinctive trademark of Yamuna Body Rolling.

With a YBR Retreats, You get that extra boost, non-impact techniques to self-heal, feel lighter and free your body.

On Yamuna Retreats we start off the day greeting the morning with Meditation.  Next, we move into a powerful Breath Session aided by our buddy, the YBR balls, priming our bodies for deeper rolling.

Then we take time out for a tasty, nourishing breakfast.  Afterward, we use the foot wakers and savers to stretch and strengthen the feet and set a firm foundation.  Following a pause for a fresh juice break, we get back on the balls and flow into a whole-body regenerative rolling session.

Now the rest of the day is yours to enjoy!  Of course, we have suggestions:

  • Get one of our signature Body Logic bodywork sessions to further complement the release and relaxation of your morning;
  • Nap in the light and breezy sway of hammock time;
  • Take a hike to a beautiful vista or swim and kayak in the unmatched Caribbean Sea;
  • Start to wind down with a delicious, organic farm-t0-table dinner, full of flavor and  contentment;
  • Close the day by basking in the sun melting into the turquoise sea, feeling ease from the day’s rolling, free of distraction, no interruptions.


Our small made-to-order resorts, off the beaten path, are yet another feature that makes Yamuna Retreats stand apart from the others. They are the perfect recipe to unplug and just be. I search for unexpected locations that are elegant, genuine, yet sustainably-minded.

People who join me on these retreats never want to leave the property. Captivating settings.  Mouth-watering, local, clean food —organic or pesticide-free.  Healing places that feed you in every way and transport you to a state of calm and bliss. No big commercial properties on YBR Retreats – I find those special, bona fide places.

SPOTLIGHT on some of our “forever home” Yamuna retreats locations:

March 29 – April 3, 2019.

This place reminds me of Jamaica back in the ‘80s when it was unspoiled and non-touristy. Jakes’ Treasure Beach is situated in a small coastal fishing village.  The fish doesn’t get any fresher. Jakes works with local fishermen, local farmers, and local chefs in every way possible. They relish the connection between food and life.  They enjoy organic, locally grown fruits, vegetables, and grains from this breadbasket area of Jamaica.  Jakes actually has a sustainability manifesto that you can read for yourself here.

Jakes truly supports their local entrepreneurs by creating jobs for their community. They generously donate to marine conservation, youth sports programs, and education charities in their beloved St. Elizabeth Parrish. Jakes’ pledge is “what you see, taste, and feel will be out of the ordinary!”

Coming fall 2019

Finca Luna Nueva is both a recreational paradise and a living classroom. They offer a delicious farm-to-table experience of regenerative agriculture, along with miles of hiking trails through rainforests, farmland, and herbal gardens.

Regenerative agriculture is the practice of producing wholesome foods while at the same time regenerating the soil and reversing climate change.

Finca Luna Nueva offers lectures about regenerative agriculture to enrich their guests’ experience. The owner, Tom Newmark, often holds talks about his foundation, Carbon Underground. You can read more about real solutions to climate change here at The Carbon Underground.

Finca Luna Nueva has a sacred bond with the land and champions the regeneration of our most precious natural resources.  Their spacious Pavilion is perfect for body rolling and is surrounded by tropical flowers and exotic trees. You are bathed in the sounds and energy of the jungle, a perfect backdrop for Yamuna retreats.

After leading my first retreat here, I realized that this combo of regenerative practices for the body and for the earth was life-changing for all of us. There are few places like this any longer, where we can be immersed in virgin rainforest and heal.

FUTURE Locations to look forward to!

  • Valditogno Regenerative Lodge, Italy

Summer 2019

Fellow YBR Master Trainer Manuela Scilironi resurrected a family shelter near the border of the

Italian and Swiss Alps and transformed it into a regenerative lodge. It’s “glamping” for grown-ups!

This is a beautiful, simple place to commune with fresh oxygen-rich mountain air, pure, clean streams, and breathtaking vistas in nature.

The Lodge creates its own electricity through hydroelectricity. Mealtime is Italian style in the

communal kitchen with a Local Chef sourcing healthy organic, nutritious, scrumptious meals with an Italian flare. Cooking lessons are also available upon request.

The top floor of the Lodge has a beautiful body rolling studio. After our rolling sessions, you may want to explore the area. Choose to spend the afternoons hiking to the stream, or perhaps a little siesta in Mother Nature’s Lap. Evenings offer you a chance to enjoy a glass of Italian wine while lounging by the bonfire, gazing up at a sky blanketed by stars.

Upon Request.

Need your space? Join me at my custom-made home studio. Plan your visit and let me help you design your very own urban retreat, for as few as two people, or up to 10.

The Studio is on a one-acre tropical oasis. The house is an original 1926 Mediterranean home, a throwback from the John Ringling era. Book the adorable retro Casita on site that has all the amenities to make you feel relaxed and at home.

Additionally, for a true urban experience, you could choose to book a downtown stay at the brand new hotel, The Moderndesigned in the style of the iconic Sarasota School of Architecture.

Create your own getaway with YBR rolling sessions, signature Body Logic Bodywork, Acupuncture, and facials. Enjoy tailor-made meals to satisfy your personal wishes, from cleansing to healthy indulgence. Explore Sarasota, our fun little city, that offers theatre, art galleries, museums, botanical gardens, warm mineral springs, and epic white-sand beaches.

Contact me to draw up plans for your perfect YBR Urban Retreat.


Yamuna Retreats is a total game-changer.  It transforms both your body and mind. It’s a tune-up for your most precious resource — YOU!

And the best part:  it is proactive interactive, preventative, and healing.

You can count on this.

Did I peak your interest? Then check out all the details here.

I assure you that I search the globe for fun, cool, and one-of-a-kind healing adventures just for you.

Hope to see you on the ball soon.

Xo Dianne