Do you love traveling? Seeing the world, amazing nature and interesting people? Traveling with a group of like minded yogis enhances the experience in so many beautiful ways! A sense of ease and patience is brought to the trip when everyone is acting mindfully and kindly in the world. It’s really the best way to interact in the present moment, no matter what continent you’re on!

Refresh Weekend Retreat with Mary Veal and Julie Allen
Kashi Ashram, Sebastian, FL
January 8th – 10th, 2021

Join Green Tara Yoga teachers Julie Allen and Mary Veal for a relaxing weekend of yoga at Kasha Ashram in Sebastian, Florida, January 8th – 10th, 2021.  Need a weekend away?  Want to spend some down time after the holidays with your yoga friends?   This is the perfect opportunity to decompress, recharge and lift your spirit.  Enjoy yoga classes, yoga nidra, art projects, group activities, meditation, kirtan, satsang or none of the above!  It’s your time, so practice or just relax, whatever you need most.  We’ll have daily activities as well as lots of free time.

Due to Covid19, some areas of the ashram will be restricted and there will be safety protocols in place.  At this time, masks will be required in group areas.

Weekend accommodations include all meals and are priced per room.  This means you will sign up with a predetermined roommate of your choice.  Someone in your “bubble”.  Please include both names when you register.  Contact Mary if you are a group of 3.

Shirdi House:
Single Room (1 person)  $440
Double Room (2 people)  $840

Double Room with Private Bath (2 people)   $890

Double Room (2 people)   $840

Camping $315 per person

Reserve Your Room
Name of Attendee(s)

Ancient Egypt & the Nile River Cruise Yoga Retreat **Only 5 Spots Left!**

A Mary Veal Yoga Retreat
Cairo, Sakkara, Memphis, Luxor, Qena, Edfu, Kom Ombo, Aswan, Abu Simbel.
May 12th – 27th, 2022

Price includes airfare from PBI, lodging and most meals.  Rates are based on choice of Deck Level on the cruise ship.
Level A – Upper Deck – $5,405
Level B – Middle Deck – $5,205
Level C – Lower Deck – $5,005
(Book your own airfare and deduct $1,610 from total price.)

How to register for this trip:
1. Call Overseas Adventure Travel Reservations: 800-955-1925
2. Advise the travel counselor that you want to register for Ancient Egypt & the Nile River in 2021 with the Mary Veal Yoga Retreat group.
3. Mention Group Code: G1-26667
4. Deposit is $500 per person.

Learn more about the 2021 itinerary of this program at:

Explore in a group of 20-25 aboard our privately chartered 75 passenger ship.

When you journey to Egypt and ply the legendary waters of the Nile on this Small Ship Adventure, you’ll experience a land of superlatives. In Giza, stand in the 4,500-year-old shadow of the only Wonder of the Ancient World that still remains. A stone’s throw away, in the necropolis of Sakkara, witness the oldest pyramid on Earth stair-stepping up from the sand as a testament to the ingenuity of the 27th century BC. In Luxor, “the world’s largest open-air museum,” amble among the 200 acres of Karnak Temple, the largest temple complex outside of Asia. There, and on the opposite bank of the Nile, marvel at the grand monuments immortalizing Queen Hatshepsut—Egypt’s longest-serving female ruler.

But there’s more to Egypt than its timeless temples and millennia of history. With more than 95 million inhabitants clustered along its life-giving waterway, Egypt is a hive of energy and culture, and you’ll experience it more intimately in your small group of 20-25 travelers. During your seven nights in Cairo, you’ll hear the call of the muezzin ring out at prayer time; spot men smoking shisha in cafes and teenagers tending to the family’s pigeon coop; and stroll through buzzing bazaars alongside women and children, inhaling the heady aromas of cumin, cardamom, and saffron.

When you venture beyond the urban centers, you’ll share a meal and personal stories with subsistence farmers and have the opportunity to shop for locally made wares at night markets along the Nile. Through it all, you’ll be joined by a Trip Experience Leader, who will not only share insights into local life—including how Egypt is finding its footing in a post-Arab Spring world—but, as a trained Egyptologist, will also bring the country’s past tribulations and triumphs into clear focus.

At the heart of this Small Ship Adventure is a seven-night cruise along the mighty Nile. Aboard the recently refurbished, 75 passenger Nefertiti, you’ll witness Egypt’s wonders just as Agatha Christie and Antony and Cleopatra did. From your private balcony, gaze out upon scenes of everyday life, from cows grazing on tall grasses, to felucca boats gliding alongside you. And in the welcoming common areas, mingle with your fellow American travelers and delight in the personalized attention of our friendly crew, for an experience that is as comfortable as it is inspiring.

This trip is hosted by Mary Veal and will include yoga daily. Please register and pay your deposit of $500 to hold your spot. Balance due 90 days prior to travel.  All rooms are double occupancy, no single rooms. Your passport should be valid for at least 6 months after your scheduled return to the U.S. Contact Mary Veal at or 561-385-8003 with any questions.

Sample Itinerary:
Day 1: Depart U.S.
Day 2: Arrive in Cairo, Egypt
Day 3: Cairo, Ancient Egypt conversation Egyptian Museum, Welcome Dinner
Day 4: Cairo, Fatimid Cairo, Sultan Hassan and Al-Rifa’i Mosques, Moez Street, Khan el-Khalili, Modern Egypt conversation with a local
Day 5: Cairo, Sakkara & Memphis, Home-Hosted Dinner
Day 6: Cairo, Fly to Luxor, Embark ship, Luxor Temple
Day 7: Luxor • Valley of the Kings • King Tutankhamun’s tomb • Farm house lunch • Hieroglyphic & Arabic language conversation
Day 8: Qena, Dendera Temple, Luxor, Life on the Nile conversation
Day 9: Luxor, Optional Luxor Hot-Air Balloon Ride, Karnak Temple, Esna
Day 10: Edfu, Kom Ombo
Day 11: Aswan, Philae Temple, Aswan High Dam, Felucca ride, Spice market visit, Local cafe visit
Day 12: Aswan, Abu Simbel
Day 13: Aswan, Disembark ship, Fly to Cairo, Sunset motorboat ride
Day 14: Cairo, Pyramids & Sphinx
Day 15: Cairo, Old Cairo, Citadel
Day 16: Cairo, Depart for U.S.

African Safari Yoga Retreat with Mary Veal **Moved to 2021!!**

July 15th – 28th, 2021
$7,845 all inclusive (includes airfare from PBI)
($5,395 land only – book your own flight)
Deposit of $350 due to reserve your space
Call 800-955-1925 to register
Group #G0-26667 (tour itinerary)

Safari Serengeti: Tanzania Lodge & Tented Safari
Arusha • Tarangire • Serengeti National Park • Ngorongoro Highlands & Crater

The legendary plains of the Serengeti teem with one of the densest concentrations of wildlife on Earth. Thomson’s gazelle, buffalo, and elephant vie for survival here amidst grand backdrops, such as magnificent Tarangire National Park and Ngorongoro Crater, a twelve-mile wide, 2,000-foot deep caldera.

Travel to Tanzania and explore it all, as our expert Trip Leaders and driver-guides help you seek out the most elusive African game. And we immerse ourselves in the local culture through rewarding visits to schools and villages. At night, we retire to unique and varied lodgings, including Tanzanian lodges and a four-night stay at a private tented safari camp in the Serengeti, where delicious cuisine and first-rate service close out each day of discovery.

The trip is hosted by Mary Veal and will include yoga daily. Please register and pay your deposit of $350 so this tour will be held exclusively for our group. The tour is limited to the first 16 people that register. Contact Mary Veal at with any questions.

What’s Included:

1. International airfare from PBI, airport transfers, government taxes, fees, and airline fuel surcharges unless you choose to make your own air arrangements.
2. All land transportation.
3. Accommodations for 12 nights.
4. 33 meals — daily breakfast, 11 lunches, and 11 dinners
5. 15 small group activities, including up to 8 game-viewing drives.
6. Services of a local O.A.T. Trip Leader and driver-guides.
7. Gratuities for local guides, drivers, lodge and camp staff, driver-guides, and luggage porters.
8. Complimentary O.A.T. safari duffel bag that we will send you approximately one month before departure.

Day 1: Depart US
Day 2: Arrive Arusha, Tanzania
Day 3: Arusha
Day 4: Tarangire National Park
Day 5: Tarangire National Park
Day 6: Maasai Village, Ngorongoro Highlands
Day 7: Travel to Serengeti camp
Day 8: Serengeti National Park
Day 9: Serengeti (optional hot air balloon ride)
Day 10: Serengeti
Day 11: Ngorongoro Crater
Day 12: Ngorongoro Highlands, Karatu school visit
Day 13: Arusha, return to US

View the full, detailed itinierary at

View pictures from our 2016 safari!

Whale Shark Pilgrimage  

Hosted by Nomad Creative and Mary Veal Yoga Retreats
Isla Holbox, Mexico
2021 Date to Be Announced

Includes accommodations, land transportation, 2 whale shark excursions, 2 meals per day and daily yoga.

Does not include airfare, beverages, optional activities or gratuities.

Whale sharks, the world’s gentle giants, are the largest fish on the planet. Their majesty and mystery have always intrigued humans. They gracefully glide through the water living peacefully in the oceans, and many who have swam with one in the wild have described the moment as a religious experience.

Sami Kattan of Nomad Creative created his first environmental documentary, The Global Connection: Little Island, Big Fish in 2016. Since then, he has been working to increase awareness to keep these beautiful animals protected, in addition to educating the public about the effects tourism has on local communities.

Our Whale Shark Pilgrimage will take us to Isla Holbox, Mexico, an island at the northern tip of the Yucatan peninsula. We will explore the community, interact with locals, and experience the exceptional beauty this part of the world has to offer – described as a fully intact ecosystem. This will be a real, authentic local experience and eco conscious experience. We’ll stay in locally owned hotels, use local tour operators and eat in family owned restaurants. Local venues will be our path over corporate outlets on this trip!

Mary Veal will lead daily yoga classes, karma yoga activities and as always, bring the fun! Sami Kattan will bring his knowledge of Holbox, expert photo and video skills and inspiring passion for the environment to our adventure. The group is limited to 8 travelers in addition to Sami and Mary. All rooms are double occupancy. A roommate will be assigned to you if you are traveling solo. Deposit of $500 is due to reserve your space and balance is due in full by TBA. Checks to Green Tara Yoga LLC or Venmo @Mary-Veal.  Email Mary with questions at

Daily Itinerary:

Day 1: Arrive Cancun, travel to Isla Holbox
Day 2: Explore Isla Holbox, Local Experience
Day 3: Whale Shark Excursion
Day 4: Cenote and Islands tour
Day 5: Whale Shark Excursion
Day 6: Bioluminescence Tour
Day 7: Depart Mexico

**subject to change

Previous International Yoga Retreats Hosted By Mary Veal

July 2016
Serengeti Safari and Tanzania Africa Yoga Retreat

June 2017
Machu Picchu and Magical Peru Yoga Retreat

July 2017
Machu Picchu and Magical Peru Yoga Retreat

May 2018
Glorious Galapagos Islands Yoga Retreat

July 2018
Whale Shark Pilgrimage Mexico

November 2018
Heart Of India Yoga Retreat

July 2019
Whale Shark Pilgrimage Mexico

November 2019
Iceland in Winter: Icebergs, Glaciers & Geysers Yoga Retreat