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2023-2024 Retreats

Sonoma Coast, California - December 15-27, 2023

Yelapa, Mexico - January 27 - February 3, 2024

Morocco - May 12-22, 2024

Feathered Pipe Ranch, Montana - June 22-29, 2024

Best Yoga Retreats / International Travel Adventures
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Winter Respite Retreat:
Finding Warmth in the Cold


Sonoma Coast, California

December 15-17, 2023

Join Melina Meza and Baxter Bell, MD this winter for an unforgettable and deeply nourishing yoga retreat. This retreat, led by two experienced instructors, will be a wonderful way to pause and immerse yourself in the practice of yoga and mindfulness during the holiday season.


Melina will share winter Seasonal Gentle Yoga classes, introduce Ayurvedic practices for self-care, and teach Yin Yoga to prepare your body and mind for meditation. Baxter will be offering Yoga for Healthy Aging classes and mudras to help you turn inward during this slow, quiet time of the year.

Morning practices will be invigorating (yang) while afternoon classes will be restorative (yin).

Yoga and Ayurveda Retreat June 2021 Sonoma County CA

Our yoga getaway will be perfect way to deepen your practice while simultaneously keeping your inner fire (agni) bright during this dark season. And there is no better place to do this than this beautiful center in the majestic redwoods!


Yelapa, Mexico

January 27-February 3, 2024


Join Baxter for his 10th season in the magical town of Yelapa, and his third year hosting this yoga adventure at the lovely retreat center, Pura Vida. Located at the end of the bay, an easy 10 min walk from the pueblo of Yelapa, Pura Vida is a perfect place to cultivate what Costa Ricans call “Pura Vida” or Pure Life.

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In yoga, we call the underlying energy of life Prana, and there is lots of it here, including on the open-air yoga deck overlooking the Pacific Ocean that will be our home base for our twice daily yoga sessions, designed to be accessible to students of all levels, including those new to yoga.

Yelapa, reached only by boat, takes people back in time enhancing the feeling of “getting away from it all” and invites participants to remember the simple life. Walking the beach, hiking in and out of the village, crossing the lagoon, walking up river, getting in waterfalls all create a sense of grounding in this other cultural world steeped in nature...

Contact Baxter with any questions.

Only one spot in a double room still available!


Yoga Retreat and Travel Adventure

May 12-22, 2024

11 Days on The Royal Circle - Casablanca to Marrakesh

Labyrinth medieval cities, shops piled high with exotic spices, rugs and pottery, medinas, kasbahs, mountains and ocean, Morocco is a land of vivid contrasts. It is the gateway between two continents, Europe and Africa, and home to ancient traditions and diverse peoples. This tour is a cultural immersion of Arab, European and African influences.

Yoga travel adventure in Morocco

We meet in the famed Casablanca, travel north to the capital, Rabat, and then on to Fes, into the Atlas Mountains and we will end in Marrakesh. All along the way we visit souks, medinas, mosques and other important sites, led by an educated and informed English speaking guide. We’ll have yoga classes with Baxter and Melina, eat excellent and interesting food and immerse in the beauty, diversity and mystique of Morocco...

Retreat is half full already - register asap!

Feathered Pipe Ranch


Moving Beyond Resiliency to Thrivancy

June 22-29, 2024
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More info coming soon...

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