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5th Annual "Awakened Heart Journey" Women's Recovery Yoga Retreat

The beauty of going on a retreat is that no matter where you go or how long you stay, you'll always meet yourself when you get there.

August 2-4, 2019

Are you ready to listen to a bird singing, deeply breathe in the smell of flowers, grass or earth and delight in a soft breeze blowing on your face?

Awaken your heart in the magical setting of Vernonia Springs surrounded by old growth forest for an uplifting and nourishing experience


Without the pull of deadlines, relationships, the Internet, or other media, if we give ourselves time to go deep into our own hearts where we can fully reflect on our joys, sorrows and fears, we can own them, release them and come to understand our path more intimately.  "The Awakened Heart Journey" is about taking this time...this awaken, discover and renew.  Gentle yoga, meditation to the sound of crystal singing bowls, with the healing energy of reiki, great food, time to yourself and time to connect with other women will be just a few of the very special things you will experience at this 4th Annual Women's Recovery Yoga Retreat. Open to all women, on the path of discovery.  Linda Santilli Taylor, Cathy Lawgates, Halie Taylor and myself (Julie Bertagna) will be your gentle guides.  Come be with us at the amazing Vernonia Springs this Summer.

  • Connect with sisters in a safe, supportive environment
  • Pause and reflect
  • Spend time on your mat
  • Nourish your soul
  • Align your mind with your heart to awaken compassion and love within

Offered by Julie Bertagna,  500RYT, Linda Santilli Taylor, 500RYT, and Cathy Lawgates, 200RYT, 300RYT, Halie Taylor, 200RYT

More information will be provided as the event gets closer. Please contact me, Julie, by email, if you have any questions.  For more information about the venue visit




Meditation and Yin Yoga Practice with the healing sounds of Crystal Singing Bowls

Schedule a group or private session with the relaxing, calming, and healing energy of crystal singing bowls.  Played throughout a guided meditation and gentle yin practice leaving you feeling transformed and rejuvenated. 

Special Events

Celebrate a special event with an empowering, intention setting, group yoga session for your birthday, bridal shower, Mother’s Day, Father's Day, family/friends reunions, healing and gratitude circles, or any other important get together with the people you want to surround yourself with. I will help you create the experience you desire with an inspiring ceremony, meditation and yoga practice of connection to make your special day unforgettable.  This special event can take place in The Yoga Loft, my private home studio, or I can travel, with mats and Singing Bowls to you!  The Yoga Loft can hold up to 20 students.

Private Yoga Sessions

All you need to do is show up. Whether you are new to yoga, seeking a deeper look into your practice, or want to power up your recovery, private sessions with me can be streamlined to what you need to transform, breakthrough obstacles and create a new, wholehearted way of being.

Recovery Yoga Classes

"When one or more are gathered together, miracles occur"

Addiction comes in many forms and can creates chaos in our minds and bodies. Recovery yoga will give you the opportunity to break through addictive behaviors by aligning your heart and spirit with the life you want to lead, creating peace and harmony within. Our time we have together is a chance to gather with love in a safe , truth-seeking environment.  I heard it said that "practicing yoga provides the the cup, pranayama, breath work, empties the cup, and meditation fills the cup with sweet nectar."