Irene Pappas

Arizona, USA

Mar 31 - Apr 3, 2022

Arizona Escape with Irene:
Yoga, Handstands, and Flexibility

All-inclusive extended weekend at a luxurious 5-star resort. 

This retreat was the perfect opportunity to dedicate time to ourself with an ideal blend of practice, play, and rest. 

Irene thought yoga classes appropriate for all, as well as handstand and flexibility workshops for those looking to work towards their strength and flexibility goals.

In between classes we relaxed by the pool, explored nature, or enjoyed spa.

 *for current yoga teachers this retreat counted towards 7 hours of continued education credits with Yoga Alliance

Our Instructor

Our Story

Irene Pappas

Irene is a world renowned yoga and movement teacher. She sees the body as a puzzle, and therefore a chance for self discovery. 

Over the past 10 years Irene has studied and trained in many different styles of movement and yoga. She has also studied with hand balancers, circus performers, movement artists, and contortionists to expand her understanding of the body. 

Irene’s yoga classes are accessible to all (some yoga experience recommended), and her handstands and contortion classes are useful for those who are interested in reaching strength and flexibility goals in a safe and sustainable way. Irene will help you understand your own body better, move in new ways, build strength and flexibility, all while having fun!


Enjoy the benefits of nourishing your body with clean, locally sourced meals designed to allow you to destress and detoxify from the day to day routine. Balance your mind and body through daily yoga classes, restorative meditation and breathwork sessions. 


Interact with other attendees throughout the day. Learn to listen to your body by learning about slowing down when needed. Discover new patterns that you can bring home and add into a new routine, helping you to maintain healthy habits after the retreat. And enjoy personal downtime reflecting in nature.


Ground your body with daily yoga and mindful movement classes.

The Location

Where we will be staying at

Wellness Resort and Spa

Arizona, USA

Nestled in the high Sonoran Desert, this Wellness Resort and Spa is devoted entirely to well-being. The resort offers a vast array of classes to supplement your whole health, including guided hikes, yoga, sound healing, cycle classes, outdoor adventure, and more. 

During your retreat, you can even enjoy the benefits of hydro-therapy at the Aqua Therapy Circuit, a unique and immersive spa experience that utilizes alternating hot and cold elements to ground your body, boost circulation and soothe the soul.

Celebrated for its natural beauty, this Wellness Resort and Spa is the perfect place to deep dive into your fitness journey and to focus within yourself.

Breakfast and dinner are included in the retreat package. Food is absolutely fresh and amazing, you will enjoy every bit of it eating it surrounded by a serene environment. 

The Program

What you will be doing during this Retreat

march 31, 2022

Airport pick up if needed (1 single pick up time)

4:00 - 5:00 pm

Check-in and room assignment

5:00 - 6:00 pm

Welcome Yoga class: This class will be a slowly building vinyasa flow with a focus on hip, hamstring, and shoulder opening to help you unwind after a day of travel. 

6:00 - 6:30 pm

Sunset Terrace

6:30 - 7:30 pm

Dinner at Sunset Terrace

april 1, 2022

8:00– 9:15 am

Yoga class: "Strength and Stretch Flow" This class will focus on building lower body strength within a vinyasa flow with options for everyone. Expect to work on flexibility based poses like splits, too!  @ Seguaro 4 and 5

10:00 – 11:00 am

Breakfast @ Terras

11:00 am – 2 pm

Free time and Aqua Therapy (exact time to be reconfirmed)

4:00 - 5:30 pm

Handstand workshop (90 mins) - This workshop focuses on building strength and refining your technique for a safe and effective handstand practice. Irene will break down how to structure your own handstand practice, including a warm up, strengthening and flexibility drills, as well as specific skill work based on your individual needs and goals. There will be options on and off the wall for most exercises. @ Seguaro 4 and 5

6:30 - 8:00 pm

Dinner [Private dining room]

8:00 - 9:00 pm

Connect with other attendees

april 2, 2022

8:00– 9:15 am

Active Recovery: This class will combine yoga, mobility work, and strength building exercises to have your whole body feeling good. @ Seguaro 4 and 5

10:00 – 11:00 am

Breakfast @ Terras

11:00 am – 2 pm

Free time and Aqua Therapy (exact time to be reconfirmed)

4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Contortion/ backbend workshop (90 mins) - This workshop will break down the fundamentals of contortion in a safe and sustainable way. We will focus mostly on backbends and building the strength and awareness for deeper overall flexibility. Expect a full body warm up, strength and conditioning exercises, flexibility work, and workshop style pose breakdown. @ Seguaro 4 and 5

6:30 – 8:00 pm

Dinner Mesquite

8:00 - 9:00 pm

Connect with other attendees

april 3, 2022

8:00 - 9:00 am

"Morning Flow" - This vinyasa class will be in Irene's signature style including strength, flexibility, and inversion work within a creative vinyasa flow. Expect equal parts effort and ease. @ Seguaro 4 and 5

9:30 – 10:30 am

Breakfast @ Terras

11:00 am

Pack and check-out


Min required: 12 guests – Max: 15 guests

This retreat needs a minimum of 12 bookings to reach confirmed

Only when the retreat reaches confirmed. If the event organizer do not hit the minimum, the trip will be cancelled or rescheduled, and the customers will be refunded their down payments in full. Please, do not book your flight until the retreat reach the minimum bookings.


Guests are required to pay a deposit of $800 to secure their spot. Down payments are refundable until the trip is confirmed (when it reaches 12 attendees). After the trip is confirmed, the down payment is non-refundable. The final balance is due within January 31st, 2022. The final balance is non-refundable after it is paid. Sorry but no refunds given after December 31st, 2021, no exceptions.

Any refunds allowed will incur a 3% processing fee

Sign up by using the “sign-up” link on any of the retreat pages. You will then fill out an information form, and then payment. We then will send you an official confirmation and welcome email with a disclosure and emergency contact form to fill out and sign, as well as any pertinent travel information you may need.

Travel Insurance: is required and it is mandatory for all travelers.

Travel protection will help protect travelers’ investment in the trip, and to provide certain medical coverage while they are outside the USA.

If the retreat has to be postponed based on border closures then a credit for a guests’ deposit will be issued to be used for the postponement date. If the retreat happens as scheduled, but a guest decides not to attend based on any other reason than a country’s border closure, then the regular cancellation policy (stated above) will be maintained.

If travel around the world is still being disrupted as the retreat nears, the final balance due date will be postponed until a final decision is made at the 1-month mark before the start date.

At the time of this agreement, we require guests to present or confirm they had their Covid vaccines. Those who had not been vaccinated, should present a negative PCR covid test taken 72 hours prior to the retreat date.

Also, we require all guests to wear masks, unless actively eating or drinking, to utilize hand sanitizing stations if not able to wash hands. Guests not adhering to this policy, will be asked to leave the property. As the event organizer, by signing this agreement, I agree to comply and communicate these guidelines to the guests.

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