2023 Iyengar Yoga Retreats


Summer Sangha: Coming Together in Community, Coming Home to the Self with Peentz Dubble

Peentz Dubble

The word sangha means to “bring together” and is the general word for “community” in Sanskrit. This very special retreat marks the first time since the pandemic that Peentz has been able to travel back to her beloved New England Community. It is also the first retreat to be hosted in IYCWM’s new home at 76 Maple Street in Florence, MA. Join us for this auspicious occasion and bask in the warmth of our special Summer Sangha as we welcome our beloved teacher Peentz back home to New England.

Peentz Dubble has been teaching yoga for 35 years. In 1980 she began studying Iyengar yoga with Judy Freedman and met BKS Iyengar, both life-changing events. Inspired by Mr. Iyengar’s work, she continued to study with many extraordinary Iyengar teachers in the US.

She became certified to teach Iyengar Yoga in 1984 and took her first trip to India to study directly with BKS Iyengar and his daughter, Geeta and son, Prashant in 1987. She returns regularly to the Institute in India to continue learning from “the source”. Peentz was co-director of the first Iyengar Yoga Center in New York City and a founding faculty member of the current Iyengar Yoga Institute of New York. Upon moving from New York to Boston in 1994, Peentz began an extraordinary journey by studying with Patricia Walden. During the last 20 years, Peentz has been honored to deepen her understanding of yoga and teaching by studying with Patricia, as well as assisting her in many workshops and teaching in the BKS Iyengar Teacher Training Program from 1994-2011.

Until July 2017, Peentz served as Director of the Iyengar Yoga Program at Down Under Yoga in Newtonville and directed the Heart of Iyengar Yoga Teacher Training Program at DUY and the Yoga Philosophy Discussion Group. Peentz is an assessor for the Iyengar Yoga National Association of the United States (IYNAUS) teacher certification program. Peentz’s greatest joy is teaching and helping students to awaken to their full, brilliant potential through this amazing gift of yoga.

Peentz’s yoga classes offer an opportunity to dive deep into the unknown by studying the Iyengar approach to classical Hatha yoga in a systematic, methodical way. She is renowned for her sequencing and her ability to personally connect with each student, adapt to their needs, and assist them in reaching their personal goals and full potential. And of course, her deep love of poetry and imagery infuses each class!


• Friday 7/14:
1-5pm teachers/advanced students
• Saturday 7/15:
9-12pm Asana
2:15pm – 2:45pm Philosophy discussion
3:00-5:00pm Asana for Pranayama
Saturday Evening Potluck Dinner 6:30 – 8:30pm
• Sunday 7/16:
9-12pm Asana/ Closing Circle

Make sure to select your Ticket Type from the drop down menu. There are two options:

Option 1: Saturday/Sunday – General Level. $275, Early price by 4/30 $250.

Option 2: Full Weekend – includes Friday session for Teachers and Advanced Students.
$325, Early price by 4/30 $300.


No refunds unless your spot is filled by the waitlist.

CLICK HERE for information on lodging in the Florence area


Sparks of Divinity

A Summer Solstice Iyengar Yoga Retreat with Susan Elena Esquivel

June 16 – 18, 2023

It is through your body that you realize you are a spark of divinity.” – BKS Iyengar


Join Susan Elena for this joyful intermediate level Iyengar retreat celebrating renewal in a beautiful idyllic Brattleboro, Vermont setting. Enjoy a weekend of hiking, swimming and yoga to welcome the brilliance of Summer.

The Summer Solstice gives you an opportunity to embrace lessons learned. It is a climax of a cycle of growth. We can stand within our own light, share what we have with the world and honor who and what we are.

We will gather at the Setu Retreat Center. Each day will begin with Pranayama, followed by a nourishing breakfast. We will have an active class later in the morning followed by afternoons off for hiking, exploring Brattleboro, farmer’s markets, on site spa treatments, swimming, or relaxation. The evening restorative yoga session will be followed by a healthy ayurvedic inspired dinner.

This is an Intermediate level retreat. 2-3 years of regular practice of Iyengar yoga recommended. Variations will be given for all levels. Space is limited to 12 – 15 participants. Please feel free to email Susan Elena with any questions.

If traveling to us from outside New England, the best airport is Bradley International in Hartford, CT. We are happy to help with airport transport and travel from there to Brattlelboro, VT. Email us for more information.

Retreat Schedule


  • 4-4:30PM: Check-in
  • 5:00-6:15PM: Yoga Class 1
  • 6:30-7:30PM Dinner
  • 7:30 – 8:30PM: Fire Pit Welcome Circle


  • 7:00-8:00AM: Pranayama
  • 8:00-9:00AM: Nourishing Breakfast
  • 10:00-12:00: Yoga Class 2 (active)
  • 12:00-4:30PM Lunch and Free time
  • 5:00-6:15PM Yoga Class 3 (restorative)
  • 6:30PM: Dinner


  • 7:00-8:00AM: Pranayama
  • 8:00-9:00AM: Nourishing Breakfast
  • 10:00-12:00PM: Yoga Class 4
  • 12:00- 12:30PM: Closing Circle
  • 1:00PM: Check-Out


Single with shared Bath $975 – SOLD OUT

Garden Suite Double with Ensuite Bath and Jetted Tub $975 – SOLD OUT

Double with Ensuite Bath $950 each SOLD OUT

Double with Shared Bath $950 – SOLD OUT

Triple with Shared Bath $850 – SOLD OUT

Commuter Spots $500 per person – LAST MINUTE OPENING – ONE COMMUTER SPACE!

*Prices are per person and include two nights accommodations, breakfast and dinner and yoga classes. Commuter spots do not include accommodations, you must find your own; meals and yoga classes are included.

Onsite ayurvedic treatments are available for additional fees; that information will be included in your welcome packet (coming soon).

Space is limited to 12 – 16 participants. Email us for details.

No refunds unless your spot is filled by the waitlist.