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2024-2025 Retreats

Morocco - May 12-22, 2024

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

Croatian Islands - September 28-October 5, 2024

Sonoma Coast, California - December 13-15, 2024

Yelapa, Mexico - January 25-February 1, 2025

Sivananda Ashram - Bahamas - March 19-21,  2025

Best Yoga Retreats / International Travel Adventures


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...

Only 4 spots left and only 1 single room still available.

Feathered Pipe Ranch


Adventure, Creativity and Yoga Retreat

June 22-29, 2024

Join Baxter Bell and Melina Meza for a new experience at the Feathered Pipe Ranch, one of daily adventures, exploring creativity and sharing yoga practice for vibrant living. This week long retreat will invite you to rediscover what it takes to feel adventuresome, how to kindle your creative mind and spirit and how to fall in love with yoga for the first time or all over again.

Adventures for the week include:


Yoga: Baxter and Melina will lead yoga sessions designed to challenge, nourish, and refresh all dimensions of your being. Whether you’re a beginner or an experienced yogi, these practices will deepen your connection with mind, body, and spirit.

Optional group hikes in the mountains around the ranch to soak in the beauty of big sky country.

Creativity exercises using your iPhone camera, found objects, poetry and more. Discover the world through a new lens and express your unique creativity.

Adventures Beyond the Ranch:

Venture off the ranch for unforgettable experiences, including a float to the Gates of the Mountain and more. These off-site adventures will add an extra layer of excitement to your retreat.

This retreat promises to be a harmonious blend of adventure, creativity, and yoga, offering you the chance to rekindle your sense of wonder, explore your inner artist, and deepen your yoga practice in the serene embrace of the Feathered Pipe Ranch. Join us for a week of transformation, connection, and inspiration like no other!

This retreat promises to leave you well-equipped to make grounded and informed choices in your daily living to thrive.

*Invite a friend(s) new to Feathered Pipe and you both save $100!

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Yoga Retreat at Feathered Pipe Ranch in Montana with Baxter Bell and Melina Meza
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Wellness in the Croatian Islands

8 Day Private Boat Cruise
with Daily Yoga and Adventures

September 28-October 5, 2024

Enjoy an 8-day cruise on a private boat taking you down the Dalmatian Coastline of Croatia! This program will highlight the most iconic islands and beaches in Croatia. 

Enjoy daily yoga with Baxter, Melina, and Chiara Guerrieri.

Adventures include:

  • Visit the blue cave at Bisevo Island

  • Walking tour of Split

  • Captains' dinner in Mljet

  • Walking tour Korcula

  • Mljet National Park entrance 

  • Walking tour of Hvar

  • Bike Ride in Mljet 

  • Visit an oyster farm in Ston

  • Tour the old town of Dubrovnik

  • and more!

Enjoy the perks of packing and unpacking once without the hassle of being on a large vessel. The 155 foot boat was built in 2017 and holds up to 36 passengers in total.

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Winter Respite
Finding Warmth in the Cold


Sonoma Coast, California

December 13-15, 2024

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.

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Morning practices will be invigorating (yang) while afternoon classes will be restorative (yin). 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 our beautiful center in the redwoods!


Yelapa, Mexico

January 25th-February 1st, 2025


Join Baxter for his 13th season in the magical town of Yelapa, and his fifth 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...

Only 7 spots left already!

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Sivananda Ashram


Yoga for Healthy Aging

No Matter What Your Age!

March 19-21, 2025

Unveil the secrets to a fulfilling and rejuvenating life, irrespective of your age, through this transformative program on Baxter’s Yoga for Healthy Aging. Delve into the profound yet easy to understand principles that underpin Baxter’s holistic approach to well-being.

During the evening sessions, you will learn the cornerstone 3 Pillars of Yoga for Healthy Aging, and delve into the mastery of the 4 Essential Physical Skills. Moreover, you’ll also gain insight into yoga’s proven benefits for heart and brain health, unlocking the potential for a wholesome life at any age.


The immersive 90-minute afternoon workshops breathe life into these concepts, making them accessible and enjoyable through invigorating yoga practices. They will empower you with a clear understanding of how to seamlessly integrate the Pillars and Essential Skills into your yoga practice, both at ashram and within the comfort of your home so you can fully embrace this journey towards a healthier, more vibrant you!

Offered as 2 workshops and 3 satsangs (subject to change).

Yoga for Healthy Aging Yoga Retreat - Sivananda Ashram, Bahamas, March 2025
Yoga for Healthy Aging Yoga Retreat - Sivananda Ashram, Bahamas, March 2025
Yoga for Healthy Aging Yoga Retreat - Sivananda Ashram, Bahamas, March 2025 with Baxter Bell

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