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the yoga underground leads the most stress-free, life-changing, adventure-filled retreats all over the world. we seek novelty in color, flavor, eudaimonia and design, all to develop new perspectives and enhance our shared human experience. read what our retreaters have to say!
 

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sahara 2024

Shelli

Can I just say how magical TYU Brittany’s Sahara Morocco retreat was. I seriously came away changed in a very good way. Yoga in the desert yes please, yoga on the roof top yes please. Meeting the most incredible bad ass women on the planet, yes please.
Great Moroccan food, culture, shopping and the best part was Brittany took care of it all. All I had to do was show up and have fun!!

Brooke

Brittany beautifully crafted the perfect escape to Morocco. The riads, the food, and the people were all perfection. The best part… the impromptu dancing and singing. If you’re looking to experience new places and build community Brittany’s retreats are the way to go.

courtney

everything that we did to better experience Moroccan culture was so special to me — tea ceremonies, visiting nomadic families, visiting rug and argan oil co-ops, attending traditional music performances, eating locally prepared food, and even just seeing our guides have so much fun showing us their Sahara was so meaningful and are experiences I will always treasure. being able to build those sorts of connections and experience traditions and cultures that are in some ways so different, but in other ways so centered around the same important things of life, is just one of the best things about being alive. there was a moment when everyone who was staying in the retreat center – some we knew, and some we didn’t – were all dancing and singing and laughing together under the same celestial sky, and I just was overwhelmed with this feeling like… there are so many bad things in the world like wars and poverty and death and personal tragedy. but dancing still exists. people can get together and not even know each other or not speak the same language, but for just a moment, we can dance under the moon and everything is going to be okay. I’ll remember that feeling forever.

every single minute of off roading through the Sahara, blasting Moroccan music and making up lyrics since we couldn’t understand and dancing along so hard I was bruised the next day is one of the happiest memories of my life, I have never screamed so loud or laughed so hard. my cheeks were sore for days afterwards in the happiest of ways.

there was also one very specific memory of the first time we did yoga at night, on the rooftop, the sun setting and one by one the stars coming out, and the sliver of a crescent moon rose above us, and I’ve never felt so small and insignificant, and yet so big and grand and important, as that moment. we were underneath universes on end, and we were living and moving and breathing, and it all mattered. it matters so much.

ady

The Sahara Goddess retreat was more than I could’ve ever imagined! The ladies first off were incredible! It was amazing the love and safe space that was created. The adventures, culture, people, and spontaneous dance parties were something that brought a constant smile on my face the whole trip. A top memory was staying in the Sahara Desert and just walking in the sand and seeing endless dunes for miles without a care in the world. As you are working on yourself & surrounded by people that are doing the same and love life as much as you do something magical happens!! Forever grateful for Brittany for creating a sanctuary whether it’s in her studio or across the world for this!!

Christie

I’ve been mourning the end of this trip! I’m seriously missing the positive energy and all-around hype of this retreat.

There are SO many things I loved about this Goddess Retreat! First of all, the phenomenal job that you did in coordinating each adventure, tour, accommodation, and so on was beyond anything that I could have imagined. I was able to see so much of Morocco and feel as though we were really able to immerse ourselves in the culture.

The above mentioned by itself was already amazing, and then coupled with the company of such inspiring, confident, and independent women was like nothing I’ve ever been a part of before.

I cannot express enough the gratitude I have for this experience and each individual I’ve met on this retreat. I will hold the memory of this trip fondly, forever.

Thank you for creating this space for opportunities like this.

simone

If only you knew how much this adventure meant to me. I appreciate you so much and can’t wait for the next adventure! I was able to really spend some time reflecting on our Sahara Goddess Retreat and found myself having to take a good amount of time to truly think of how to describe what an impact this had on me…but here goes…

Whether it be how well thought-out and planned this retreat was, incorporating adventure, fun, experiences, but also learning….about where we were and the culture…but also leaving room for the unexpected experiences….Whether it be the late night chats with strangers become friends, dancing into the night, or in the middle of the desert, surfing or just rolling down a sand dune, sunset camel rides…the laughter, the tears from individuals with such varied backgrounds, but have all come so closely together. This was an experience that I found myself reconnecting with parts of me I have put to the side, and I wish everyone could also have this experience. I am so grateful.

bekah

I’ve been a forever fan of The Yoga Underground, but Morocco was my first time doing a retreat with them. From the brightest Sahara sky stars to the chillest beach sunsets, from the jaw-dropping desert landscapes to the franticness of the souks…I had no idea what to expect when I signed up, but this trip truly made dreams that I didn’t even know I had come true!

But just as much as the actual location and adventures, it was the people who made the trip so transformative. Brittany truly has a gift of bringing really special people together. I learned so much from the other women and felt such incredible love and support from them. This wasn’t even on my radar as a possible benefit of a retreat, but the increased confidence and sense of self that has come as a result of being around such amazing people has been the most life-changing part of the trip.

kausha

My favorite parts about this retreat:
1) the orange juice – best orange juice I’ve ever had and nothing compares to it!
2) the people. Every single person I met on this trip was incredible! Our drivers/guides- just so full of energy and so much fun! The Moroccan people we met while purchasing rugs, or argan oil, or the little lady spinning the yarn. They were always so welcoming and even if we couldn’t communicate, they would kindly smile or acknowledge us. Lastly, the group of women! Definitely a diverse group but we all meshed in the best way. I enjoyed getting to meet new people out of my typical comfort circle and learned so much from each of these beautiful individuals. I didn’t realize how much I needed this feminine energy until it hit me!
3) the hotels. I just already love staying in hotels, but these stays were so charming with different Moroccan touches. I was so excited to travel to the next stop just to see what the hotel/room had to offer 🙂
4) the planned itinerary- I love traveling but I hate planning! Especially to a new location where you don’t know anything about it and also factoring in what’s affordable and what’s safe. Brittany nailed it! I loved waking up and just being able to follow the crowd and know that I would have good food and transportation. Made the trip so stress free and enjoyable.
5) the eventful and chill time- when I travel I love to see and experience as much as I can, but I also need a little down time to reset and recharge. This trip was exactly that. It was a perfect balance of trying new things, seeing and experiencing a lot, but also the time to just chill under the stars or drink some tea and chat or nap.

jazzy

My absolute favorite part of this magical goddess retreat was just exploring SO much of Morocco. I loved driving with different girls & getting to know them & experiencing the different drivers personalities. I adored the sunrises & sunsets while sitting on the dunes. I was in awe as I laid outside on a blanket and slept underneath the stars in the Sahara. The camel ride at sunset surrounded by the most perfect sand dunes then traveling to Essouria to the beach was a dream come true. Every single detail was simply perfect.

Kristen

My favorite parts of this retreat was experiencing new cultures and meeting new people. Not only all of the sweet Moroccans but the wonderful ladies that were a part of our group. This is an experience that I don’t think I will ever forget. Also can’t wait to go on my next retreat with the Yoga Underground!

Bali 2023

Ben

The villa was phenomenal, food was amazing, 10/10 would hang out in the pool for 6 hours a day.

Vic

This trip brings together amazing people for a week of relaxation and connection. The villa is amazing, the excursions are super fun, and the yoga and downtime allow for the recharge away for busy life that we all need. My favorite excursions of the trip were the waterfall and snorkeling.

Shelli

Thank you Brittany for planning and carrying out one of the best retreat experiences I’ve ever had. Bali is magical!!! Oh the ocean…black sands, white sands and incredible Balinese people so loving and caring. I can’t wait to see where your next retreat adventure will be.
Much love!!!

Desireé

What I loved about Bali? So many things made Bali amazing–from the black sand beaches and lush green vegetation to the stunning sunrise and sunsets. The genuine kindness of the Balinese people as they took time to educate us on their culture and customs, the laughs shared as we trekked through rice fields, to waterfalls, up windy mountains, and visited sacred temples. Bali truly has a unique vibe that is unmatched. I will forever cherish the life chats and laughs shared around dinner tables and in the vans as we traveled to our excursions. This retreat had a nice balance of yoga, adventures, and relaxing!

Hailey

This was the perfect setting to enjoy the tropical jungle paradise of Bali. Each day was seriously magical! Swimming with dolphins, yoga overlooking rice fields, and cliff jumping surrounded by waterfalls were just a few of the highlights for me. The retreat center was out of this world and the food was delicious. I loved having everything taken care of and so I could explore Bali with Brittney.

Kiley

Bali was truly a life changing adventure. It was the perfect mix of adventure and time to reflect and restore. I will forever love the amazing friends I met. I absolutely love traveling with TYU retreats because I don’t have to worry about anything. Brittany knows the area and has an incredible agenda planned. I can’t wait for future retreats with TYU!

Sarah

My favorite thing about Bali was the space I had to just be me. The people I was with, the activities that were planned and unplanned, the food, the yoga, the location, the intention behind it all – everything gave me space to just BE. And it felt so damn good.

Shylah

My favorite things about Bali is the amazing beach life and gracious people of Bali. Bali is truly a sacred land ❤️❤️

Kam

I appreciated how each person could make this trip their own: isolate themselves for quiet time, skip an activity if needed. But in the end, we all made such wonderful friends with each other. One of my favorite activities was hiking to the blue lagoon and jumping into the water from a rope swing. I loved having a yoga class led by Brittany again, and lounging around at the villa.

Sicily 2023

arie

Some of my favorite things about this retreat was all the exploring, all the people, learning about how they live and their accents hahaha. And how flirty and forward the boys are. The foood omg. So amazing. The girls in our group!! It was so fun getting to know everyone and laughing so much everyday. Everyone was constantly building each other up and just having a good time together. Yoga every morning!! All of it was just a dream.

meg

Wow! I was not expecting such a life changing experience. From exploring the beauty in each city, to the relaxing yoga and meditation, to the immense love and support from each woman there. It made my heart swell with love and appreciation. I am so grateful for the safe space created by Brittany to have this wonderful opportunity. Thank you!!

Jazzy

I’ve never experienced such a magical goddess experience before. I felt so beautiful & loved every moment of the trip it’s hard to choose one moment. From wandering the streets of Ortigia, to floating in the Mediterranean sea, to eating all the different Gelato & feeling small beside the ruins of Neapolis. I fell in love with this city & a piece of my heart will always remain.

Chris

Brittany puts so much thought and effort into her retreats, and Sicily was no exception.
The schedule was a perfect balance of rest and play that included daily excursions to make sure we got the full taste of Sicily. Everything was taken care of for us, so we just got to show up and enjoy! You’re bound to meet some of the best people on the planet when on a retreat with Brittany because she has cultivated such an incredible, diverse, and down to earth community. Connecting with these amazing humans over gelato and exploring medieval towns is a memory I’ll never forget.

THANKS BRITTANY
You’re a freakin unicorn.
Let me come on all your retreats.
ily.

ellie

Sicily retreat could not have been more perfect! It was the best balance of adventure and relaxation. I loved exploring a new city every day and being able to come home to our amazing villa each night. It was so nice splitting up the go-go go with yoga, massages, and meditation. I left feeling motivated and rejuvenated! BEST WEEK EVER❤️❤️❤️

Britt, I cannot thank you enough. I can’t put into words how much I needed this experience. Love and miss you already!!

brittany

The goddess retreat was a retreat. A treat that I will revisit again and again in my heart. A time to disappear in a fairytale. The food, the small towns and views, and my favorite- us girls all living together for a week, letting loose expressing our inner children.

alissa

Ahh! I loved exploring Italy with such a great group of ladies. The food was exceptional, and I felt a consistent feeling of awe due to all the history naturally ingrained here.

jenny

I had the most amazing time at TYU’s Sicily Goddess retreat! What a group of incredible humans! The retreat was a perfect mix of relaxing/reflecting and exploring/adventuring. Our evening at the vineyard and walking amongst the 2,000 year old ruins is an experience I will never forget!

andrea

The Sicily Goddess Retreat was truly the experience of a lifetime! There was a strong energy and connection that radiated from such a positive group of women. We adventured, explored, laughed and made incredible friendships that I am forever thankful for. Thank you Brittany, for arranging every detail with just the right amount of personal time and planned activities. It was the perfect opportunity to soak in the magic of Sicily!

ady

This yoga retreat was just MAGICAL. I felt so much love from everyones’ energy!! The independence that Brittany allowed us to have was empowering — knowing that we will get out of this dreamy trip whatever we put into it! The breathtaking views, old alleyways, fresh food, juicy yoga & entertaining people that were filled with so much love & laughing till we were on the ground made the trip! I hope that my future is filled with more experiences & people like this!

shelli

I didn’t have any idea what to expect going on this goddess retreat. I can say it was 💯percent more than I ever imagined. Brittany knows how to create a space where everyone is made to feel special. I freakin love her. Dreamy meals, yoga, small town adventures, vineyards, private boat trip on the beautiful Mediterranean Sea and so much more. I love all of the women I spent time with and hope to adventure with them again soon.

Yes, it was incredible.

thailand 2022

Karson

I loved showing up on this retreat, knowing that I could trust all the details to Brittany, and have a unique, magical adventure without any of the stress and the hard work of planning a trip. We experienced the rich Thai culture and landscape all while staying outside of crowded touristy centers in our own private stretch of beach hidden in the mangrove trees. We enjoyed bustling night markets, sparkling blue waters, picturesque longboats between rocky islands, thick jungle with clear spring pools, mystical kayaking routes, sparkling night swims, and majestic temples.

Hailey

My favorite part of the retreat was the Klong Thom Hot Springs! Just as we emerged from the bamboo forest a cooling rain started to pour down. Surrounded by rain we soaked in natural hot springs fed by
waterfalls. So surreal and magical! One of those moments you’ll never forget.

Jazzy

If you want to be on a continuous secret mission of adventure with other like-minded souls, take a retreat with Brittany. I have never been more carefree on a trip while having the time of my life.
Turquoise waters during the day while on long tail boats while looking at jaw dropping mountains & splashing in glittering water that’ll make you want to laugh & cry during the night. Thailand is definitely a vibe.

Julia

Thailand was a dream. Dreams come true! Swimming under the new moon with the glow of bioluminescent plankton engulfing the body is pure magic. Exploring hot springs and depths of the jungle was connective medicine for the soul. I feel incredibly grateful for the experience and connections built.

Hailey and Jocelyn

We both had never climbed and were a little nervous. The retreat group cheered us on and we made both made it to the top of our route. Climbing at Railey Beach was something we’d never had experienced
without joining the adventure retreat!

Kiley

Thailand was magic! I absolutely loved the variety of adventures we got to go on. The stunning beaches and scenery were my absolute favorite.

Mattie

This trip was so amazing! We didn’t have to plan anything which meant we could really relax and enjoy the magic of the whole week!

Jocelyn

I loved the Tiger Cave Temple. Climbing 1,267 stairs was well worth the view. It seemed we were floating above the clouds. The sunset lighting the Buddha. Absolutely spectacular!

Camille

Thailand was magical! From hiking through jungles to swimming in emerald pools to traveling by long-tail boats, it was so many of my dreams come true. We got to see places that I only ever thought I’d
experience by looking at my calendars! Though extremely hard to pick, I think my favorite thing was kayaking through a mangrove forest next to cave-like cliffs that were some of the most majestic things I’d ever seen!

Morocco 2021

Rachel

My time in Morocco with Brittany was absolutely incredible. Everything was so well planned out but not overly busy and we had the perfect balance of excursions and free time. I loved the accommodations and atmosphere and I didn’t have to worry about any logistics. It was a great environment for learning and yoga and fun. Everyone was amazing and it was such a comfortable and accepting environment. I can’t wait for the next one!

Caitlyn

Brittany’s Moroccan dream retreat surprised me in all the best ways possible. Getting to go on a vacation AND do yoga with an amazing group was magical! I will never forget this experience, and will forever cherish the moments I got to spend there.

Thanks Brittany!

Jared

Reminiscent of an Indiana Jones movie, Morocco was full of adventures, enchanting locations, sumptuous food, and a complete immersion into the lives of the Moroccan people. I will never forget tandoori beef with apricots followed by a camel ride through the desert, or the sights, sounds, and smells of the Marrakech Market, or the ocean spray on the wind while standing atop an ancient fortress wall in a city that now welcomes all in peace. We loved yoga while on a rooftop, embracing the sunshine within an oasis of relaxation and luxury, surrounded by an orchard of olive trees. We can’t wait to go back.

Bali 2019 & 2020

Rachel

The Bali Goddess retreat was exactly what I didn’t know I needed. I went on the retreat wanting to reconnect with myself, recommit to my yoga practice, and visit a new part of the world. I got all of that in spades plus so much more. The villa itself was beautiful, and it was staffed by the kindest and most helpful people. The meals each day were divine. The beach we were on was so mystical. Bali was warm and green and gorgeous. I loved the relaxed pace of every day–it was the BEST break from the craziness of my daily life! I had space to relax, to meditate, to face and conquer some of my fears, and to be self-indulgent and just spoil myself for a few days. Being surrounded by so much divine feminine energy was so healing for my soul, and it filled a hole that I didn’t know was there. I left the retreat with lots of beautiful photos of all the excursions we went on, a better understanding of myself and my own needs, and some amazing new friends. I would absolutely recommend this experience to anyone!

Jenny

Booking this Retreat is one of the best things I’ve ever done for myself! I looked forward to it for so long and it was so much more than I could have anticipated! I connected with women from all over the world that I’ll love forever! Brittany did such a good job helping us all feel comfortable, loved, and included. I’ll always cherish the memories made in Bali with all these exceptional women!

Stephanie

The Bali Goddess Retreat was a magical experience that was beyond anything I could have imagined. Rivka and Brittany were so welcoming! The classes that they taught throughout the retreat were amazing, especially Brittany’s yoga nidra sessions, I felt like I was transported everytime. The excursions that we went on were really fun and perfect given the environment we were in. They did such a great job at planning everything for the trip, it made it that much more relaxing and carefree. I can’t wait to join these two goddesses on another retreat; the love and authenticity they have is so refreshing and made our environment full of vibrant energy and positive intentions. This trip was memorable in all the right ways and something I’ll never forget. Thank you both so much for sharing your time and energy!

Abigail

My experience at the Bali Goddess Retreat was absolutely incredible. When women gather with a positive purpose absolute magic happens! Brittany and Rivka created a safe space where we could explore, connect, and grow as individuals and as a group. It felt so good to be lavished with encouragement. Definitely a renewal of spirits and positive energy. Thanks for hosting such an amazing retreat!

Mara

This retreat was life changing! I arrived not knowing a soul, and I left with several dear friends. We had such amazing adventures, hiking to waterfalls, snorkeling, skinny dipping, amazing food, tattoos, sight seeing and shopping. But my favorite part was the down time. Getting to know other women. What they were going through, what their goals were. I left with a great desire to not only better myself, but lift up other women in the process! Thanks Brittany and Rivka! You held such a safe space for us to adventure and to grow.