The Sweet Escape: Yoga-Writing-Nature, Mt. Dora Fl. Sept. 30th-Oct. 3rd 2021

 Sun Warrior Yoga and De Greff Writers

Weekend Retreat


The Sweet Escape



Sept. 30th-Oct. 3rd, 2021

Mt. Dora, Florida



Do you need a quick getaway that will relax your body, calm your mind, restore your spirit and inspire creative expression? Charming Mt. Dora is less than a four hour drive north from Miami. This quaint historic town and her many lakes, springs and lovely hikes is the perfect backdrop for an easy writing and yoga getaway. 

The talented author and teacher Dana De Greff and Joan Varini of Sun Warrior Yoga will be guiding retreat participants through a four-day sojourn consisting of energy and mindfulness focused meditation and yoga practices, fun, relaxing nature adventures and writing exercises intended to aid in rehabilitating, inspiring and enlightening weary bodies and souls. No writing or yoga experience necessary. Space is limited so reserve your spot today.


Our four day, four night retreat consists of the following:

-Quaint, shared cottage-style housing

-Meditation, Pranayama and Asana yoga practices

-Writing exercises, prompts and guidance to inspire written self examination and creative expression

-Nature walks, kayaking and visits to neighboring springs

-A trip to the local farmer’s market

-Co-op style meal preparation

-Evening fireside actives 


Total cost between $1100-$1800, depending on bed size/ occupancy and early bird pricing.

Early Bird Pricing Ends Aug. 14th


Room Options and Pricing -

Triple Shared Room: early bird $1,300 - regular cost $1,400

Double Shared Room with Single Beds: early bird $1,400 - regular $1,500

Single Room Queen Bed: early bird $1,500 - regular $1,600 (if this room is shared cost is $1,000 early $1,100 regular, per participant)

Single Room King Bed: early bird $1600 - regular $1,700 (if this room is shared cost is $1,100 early $1,200 regular, per participant)


Your non-refundable $300 deposit will reserve your spot.

Full payment due by Sept. 8th. Partial refund may be available depending on participation. After September 15, no refunds will be issued.


To reserve your spot or for questions, email:





Soul Quest - San Gerardo, Costa Rica

Led by Joan Varini and Jessica Herrington 
Rio Chirripo Lodge - San Gerardo, Costa Rica
July 2022


We are all searching; seeking for adventure, inspiration, prosperity, connection, meaning and love. Whether you are seeking a deeper awareness of your spiritual path, a get away from your busy life or just looking for an adventure; then you are hearing the call to Soul Quest. 


7-Day, 6-Night All-Inclusive Yoga and Wellness Retreat Includes: 

  • Six-night accommodations
  • Sunrise meditation and two daily yoga classes
  • 1 Therapeutic Massage
  • 3 Daily farm to table organic and locally sourced meals 
  • Guided visualization/regression session
  • Inspirational lectures & group discussions
  • Workshop style classes
  • Karma yoga day of service 
  • A surf lesson on the beaches of Dominical 
  • Hikes through the cloud forest to majestic waterfalls
  • A zip line tour through the jungle  


A $500 non-refundable deposit will reserve your spot


 Prices do not include flights to San Jose Airport


* This will be a fairly intimate group so please book early. 


 For more information or to reserve your spot, contact Joan at:

(786) 239-4314
(786) 493-3251


Please, do not make any travel arrangements before receiving confirmation of registration. Once deposit is received you will be sent an email outlining next steps for travel arrangements and additional retreat information.