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Deep Winter Refuge

January 19, 2024 @ 3:00 pm - January 21, 2024 @ 2:00 pm

A Nourishing Retreat with Ilana Berman and Lara Green


Join Ilana and Lara for a spacious weekend of yoga and mindful movement, exquisite nature and views, guided restorative practices, beautiful and peaceful accommodations, and gourmet vegetarian meals. With Winter as our great teacher, we’ll embrace hibernation and restoration. Expanding together in awareness and resilience by turning our attention inward. We will tend to the coals that stoke our inner fire and feed our lives. Utilizing the potent tools that yoga provides we will invite an embodied experience of Enoughness, Presence, and Connection with a deep inner well of nourishment. As your guides, Lara and Ilana will lead you in restorative and invigorating yoga, breathwork, meditation, and engaging workshops. Cultivating a space of safety and reverence for whatever arises you will be guided in movement, supported with touch, tucked in and inspired. Expect opportunities for quiet contemplation and deep rest as well as winterland adventuring, inspired play, and connection to body and community.


About Your Retreat Leaders

Ilana Berman established her practice in Ithaca, New York in 2011, and has been teaching in a variety of styles and venues in the Finger Lakes ever since. She received her Teacher Certification from the Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health. Ilana graduated from the Finger Lakes School of Massage with 1000 hours of training and received her NY license in Massage Therapy in 2013. Ilana believes strongly in the power of simply feeling at home in your body, and sees yoga and massage as incredible tools for listening inwardly and finding what makes each of us, as unique beings, feel most vibrant and alive. She enjoys using her passionate knowledge of the human body to offer experiments in what allows you as an individual to access your unique power and ease. Read more about Ilana here.


Lara Green has been practicing yoga with joy since 2004. She earned her 200-hour Vinyasa Flow certification in 2012 in the jungles of Costa Rica with Frog Lotus Yoga International, and is currently studying at the 500-hour level with her teachers Vidya Jacqueline Heisel and Jen Yarro. She practices Vipassana meditation, and has a passion for bringing mindfulness to all aspects of life. In 2019 she completed a Foundations of Thai Yoga Massage certification with the Triple Gem School. She has a love for poetry, philosophy, music, and science, and you’ll find eclectic wisdom and humor woven through her classes. Lara’s aim is to create movement spaces that are light-hearted and playful without shying away from life’s painful aspect. She is interested in looking deeply at the human condition, and believes that yoga, meditation, and active listening are powerful tools for radical healing and self discovery. Read more about Lara here.


Early Bird Special Rate – $695 until 11/23/2023

Regular Rate – $750

Deposit to save your spot – $250

Register by clicking here. Website includes payment options.


Prices include daily teachings & classes, 2 nights of lodging in Inner Light Lodge, and delicious gourmet vegetarian meals (with gluten-free and vegan options) from Friday dinner through Sunday lunch. Private and shared rooms are available.


Visit Ilana’s website at https://www.ilanahata.com/deep-winter-refuge.




January 19, 2024 @ 3:00 pm
January 21, 2024 @ 2:00 pm