Join me in kicking off the new year with a relaxing self-care retreat in the secluded pine woods of East Texas. Gift yourself a weekend of yoga, body love, and fun with a group of compassionate caring people just like you. Located at the end of a quiet country road on the outskirts of Mineola, Texas, Retreat in the Pines is an oasis of peace, serenity and pine trees.

This intimate retreat is a cozy safe space with a small group of only 13 people. If you’re looking to recharge, rest, and soothe your Courageous Heart within a community of support and love, look no further!

What to expect from this retreat

  • A safe, welcoming, and body-positive space to unwind and envelop yourself in self-care and self-love

  • A special gift bag I created to help you dive into the weekend with intention and excitement

  • Five gentle and accessible body-positive yoga classes perfect for all levels of experience

  • Five delicious gourmet meals tailored to any dietary restrictions you may have + daily freshly made snacks and drinks

  • Free time to relax by a fire in the beautiful cabins, go for a hike in the peaceful pine woods, go offsite to visit local restaurants, wineries, and shops, or get a massage on site

  • Heartfelt and healing activities designed to help you feel empowered, confident, and free in your body

  • A distraction-free, stress-free, and diet talk-free weekend to spend alone or with your BFF

  • Fun nights around the fire pit with marshmallows, hot cocoa, wine, and great connections with the group

  • A small group of passionate and compassionate folks free of judgement and full of love and support for you


The only yoga class I’d ever recommend. Gentle, adaptive, a very good workout that also leaves you feeling better about yourself.
— Susan H.
Laura is a great teacher! She pays attention to each student’s needs while teaching poses and modifications to suit everyone.
— Lauren C.
Laura Burns teaches gentle, loving, body positive yoga for every body type. As a fat person it’s wonderful to feel capable and welcomed in her class. She made me fall in love with yoga again. I leave feeling loved, relaxed, free from overwhelming emotional and physical tension
— Allison T.
I feel fortunate to have connected with Laura’s programs because they have been life-changing for me. If you are considering her courses or coaching, you should definitely do it.
— Sandy P.

What to expect from the location

  • Retreat in the Pines is peaceful and serene – tucked away at the end of a quiet country road on the outskirts of Mineola in East Texas

  • Gourmet meals prepared from scratch, using organic and local ingredients whenever possible

  • Access to gentle hiking trails among 30 acres of beautiful Texas Piney Woods

  • Two gorgeous log homes with kitchen access, fireplaces, and cozy indoor and outdoor seating

  • Hammocks, fire pit, and porches for relaxing and enjoying the panoramic forest views


What to expect from the accommodations

  • Beautiful log cabins with space to relax and access to kitchen, laundry, and wireless internet amenities

  • Cozy touches like a fireplace in the main cabin and front/back porches on both

  • Simple shared bedrooms with comfortable single beds, shared bathrooms with hairdryer and bath products, additional bathroom access easily available in dining hall and yoga room


About Laura

Hi! I’m Laura Burns, creator of Radical Body Love Yoga.

Finding yoga and body-positivity -literally- saved my life around a decade ago. Since then I’ve dedicated myself to learning. growing, and helping other folks to find body peace.

As a yoga teacher and body-love coach I encourage people to be present in their bodies, enjoy movement, and to feel empowered to make choices that honor their needs and wants.

I believe in the radical notion that your body deserves love and respect as it is in this very moment - no apologies. I’m so excited to infuse all these ideas into the retreat and help you feel supported, loved, and confident!

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About Caitriona

Hi. I am Caitriona (pronounced like Katrina). I am so excited to be a part of the My Courageous Heart Retreat!  

Everyday, as a Social Worker, I meet people facing crisis and hardship, and everyday I witness people's resilience and strength. A  lot of us go through life merely "getting by." Busy schedules and obligations leave little time to notice our struggles, let alone deal with them.

That's why I am so excited about this retreat. It will give us time to reflect in a safe, distraction-free environment.

I hope to facilitate exercises that help us identify and explore our emotional needs and celebrate our strengths.  I can’t wait to share this experience with y'all!


The My Courageous Heart Retreat

January 31-February 2, 2020 at Retreat in the Pines

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Yoga with Laura has helped my relationship with my body more than I could have expected. I recommend her yoga classes and coaching to everyone who is even a little interested!
— Rebecca T.
Who knew that yoga could be such a game changer for how I feel about myself. Laura’s classes are a healing experience.
— Mindi H.

Still have questions? Click here and contact me!

 

Past Events

Help your students feel empowered, respected, and excited to come back to your classes again and again!

This 2-hour workshop for yoga teachers will give you the tools you need to teach to students of size, older folks, and those dealing with limited mobility. We’ll go over body-positive language and cues so you know you’re creating a body-affirming space for your students.

Then we’ll work through foundational poses using commonly available yoga props to give you tangible ways to improve your student’s class experience and help them leave feeling empowered and confident. 


Upon completion of the workshop you’ll receive a certificate good for continuing education credits with Yoga Alliance. (2 contact hours)

Friday, March 8 from 1:30-3:30pm. Hosted by Sama Yoga. More info here.

Investment: $60

 
 
 

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