Denver, United States

FUNtasticretreats creates yoga and meditation adventures around the world. They offer boutique retreats to sunny destinations.

Meditation Retreats 1

Limited availability

Speaks English

from US$1,500
from US$1,500
Price for:

8 days / 7 nights

Instructors 2

Petra Büte

(Bikram / Hot Yoga, Vinyasa Yoga, Power Yoga)

Yoga Alliance E-RYT 500 (Yoga)

Petra, E-RYT 500 has been on her yoga journey for over 15 years. She is a certified Hot yoga and Power / Vinyasa yoga teacher has taught since 2005. She is originally from Germany and has an MBA in international business. Petra leads Restorative yoga workshops, has taught yoga in corporate fitness settings (Avaya and Lockheed Martin) and is the founder and director of Heavenly Yoga, and teaches at yoga studios and community centers throughout the Denver Metro area.

Lurie Nassau

(Bikram / Hot Yoga, Vinyasa Yoga, Hatha Yoga, Pilates Instructor)

Yoga Alliance E-RYT 500 (Yoga)

Lurie, E-RYT 500, CYT (certified yoga therapist), has been teaching yoga for ten years and meditation for over 35 years. She is certified in Level I Hatha yoga, Level II Hot Vinyasa, Levels II-V yoga therapy. Lurie is also a certified Pilates instructor in mat and reformer through Balanced Body. She has an MA in human relations and a Ph.D. in human communication. Lurie is a member of IAYT (International Association of Yoga Therapists). Her current practice of yoga therapy works with individuals, assessing their specific yogic needs and prescribing yogic techniques for home practice.

Testimonials 10

  • Kari and Bill

    FUNtastic Retreats website

    The trip to Jamaica with Petra and Lurie was pure magic from beginning to end. Bill (my partner) and I had different objectives for this trip. Bill wanted to scuba dive and snorkel, and I wanted to do yoga, walk on the beach, and listen to live reggae. Our wishes came true with abundance. Added bonuses were getting to know the Jamaican culture, along with spending time with an awesome bunch of people. The Negril Yoga Center resides in a beautiful, lush garden - so refreshing compared to the "manicured" touristy beach hotels. It was located across the street from the beautiful seven-mile beach, which had lots of local restaurants and bars. Bill and I highly recommend travelling with Petra and Lurie if you are interested in a fun adventure to foreign destinations, giving you the freedom to explore on your own, along with yoga classes for those die hard yoginis and yogis out there.

  • Alice W.

    FUNtastic Retreats website

    In April 2015, I went to Jamaica with FUNtastic Retreats, and it was really fun! We were at a yoga center (with a great cook) across the street from this beautiful beach. Being pretty much a yoga beginner, I liked that the yoga was gentle and I also really enjoyed the meditation we did in the classes. There were lots of things to do, like swimming, snorkeling, and boating. The highlight for me was a trip to the interior of the island, where we walked up a stream with lots of small waterfalls. This was my third trip with Lurie and Petra, and they really do all they can to ensure that the trip is very enjoyable for all.

  • Julia L.

    FUNtastic Retreats website

    I had a wonderful time on this trip. Petra and Lurie do such a good job to make sure each person is accommodated and enjoying their vacation. I love that the trips are both relaxing but also include so many options of fun and active things to do that there is never a dull moment! Everyone seemed to get what they wanted out of the trip and the number of repeat vacationers speaks for itself. Great folks to make great memories with and have some wonderful unique experiences at tropical locales time off.

  • Terese K.

    FUNtastic Retreats website

    Recently returned from a great trip and retreat in Rincon, Puerto Rico. What a blast in every possible way. The daily yoga sessions were immensely fulfilling and enjoyable with the added perk of hearing the waves crashing right below us. Delicious meals were prepared by creative cooks, which we ate either in a sunny dining room or right outside on the deck with gorgeous ocean vistas. Lots of things to do and I took advantage of them: daily walks on local beaches, snorkeling the beautiful nearby reefs, kayaking, discovering the town's many restaurants, farmers' market, art fair, and then exploring the island a little more after the retreat ended and visiting the rainforest and old San Juan, among other treats. Add in a great sense of shared community and the joy of making some new friends and you get an unforgettable experience. Petra and Lurie did an incredible job of putting this all together, and I plan on joining them on another future retreat which I'm sure will be FUNtastic.

  • Marlene K.

    FUNtastic Retreats website

    I appreciate how Lurie and Petra planned everything. I took care of my airfare and they did the rest, booked the hotel near the airport and took care of transportation to and from the villa. They also arranged transportation into town for fun and shopping. The Villa Orleans was perfect for yoga, right on the beach. I left feeling relaxed, toned, and thinking about taking another retreat with them in the future!

  • Laura B.

    FUNtastic Retreats website

    Petra and Lurie do a wonderful job of meeting the needs of their yogis. We were exposed to many different yoga poses and encouraged to do what felt comfortable for us. Outside of class, we were able to do individual and group activities, once again, whatever worked for us. I did some kayaking, snorkeling, swimming, walking on the beach, went to farmers market and art fair. Our meals were cooked by a wonderful chef who used local foods in a very healthy way, even the dessert. The villa worked well for us, it was right by the ocean! You can’t imagine the feeling of morning yoga with the sound of the ocean in the background. It was wonderful!

  • Ray and Annette C.

    FUNtastic Retreats website

    The trip to Bocas del Toro was beyond anything my husband and I have experienced. The first thing I was amazed with was the degree of planning that went into this trip. All details were clearly worked out and conveyed to us. I still can't understand how we were able to have this extensive adventure for such a reasonable price. My husband is not a yoga enthusiast; that changed thanks to the skillful guidance and instruction of Petra and Lurie. This was a unique trip of a lifetime for which we will be eternally grateful.

  • Barbara M.

    FUNtastic Retreats website

    Paul and I returned from the trip relaxed and full of healthy energy. Rarely do we come home feeling this way. I think it was because this retreat offered us adventure, relaxation, and rejuvenation. We were totally pampered with three fresh healthy delicious meals, served on the outdoor deck. We lazed by the pool or walked on the beach. We snorkeled, rode bikes, shopped, and communed with nature (including a leatherback turtle, dolphins, and sloth). It was heavenly to hear the birds every morning and evening. Our accommodations were first rate. Mostly we were blessed to have two lovely yoga classes a day. Lurie and Petra catered to my husband’s beginning skills while offering a challenge to each participant according to their individual level. These classes began our day with a spiritual good morning and a thankful day’s end. All this and we were still able to explore Panama City and the canal. Both were so much more than we expected. My husband loved sniffing out gourmet food and wines while I was blown away by the history we were able to explore. I’ve been on two trips with these caring instructors and tour directors. The first time I left my family to find some alone time. This trip I invited my husband. Both were truly special trips. Can’t wait to see what they have planned for their next adventure. I’ll be aboard.

  • Tarah S.

    FUNtastic Retreats website

    I am so happy to have been a part of the retreat and to connect with such a great group of people. I really could not have asked for a better experience, and I thank Lurie and Petra for making it so. People have been asking me about my trip and it's just been hard to explain because I think it's impossible to convey to others how special and unique it was. Most importantly, I have come home rejuvenated and having taken some important steps for my body and mind, which I was in serious need of. I only hope that you will have another retreat in the future and I will be there for sure! Thank you for making it a wonderful experience.

  • Barbara M. United States

    FUNtastic Retreats website

    I am pleased to write about my experience on the Costa Rica yoga retreat with Petra and Lurie. It's not an exaggeration to say "it was life changing". I decided to go on my own and ended up sharing a room with someone I had never met. I'm 64 and she was 30, the age of my youngest daughter. That was my first delightful surprise. By the end of the week everyone on the trip was bonded. Yet I also spent a lot of time on my own. It was wonderful to be fed three lovely meals a day in a wonderful open air dining area, where we could look out at beautiful exotic flowers and listen to frogs, howling monkeys, and a variety of song birds. The yoga and meditating we did helped me clear my head and begin to ponder how I want to live the rest of my life. I spent time near the pool or on the beach journaling and relaxing. Soon I found myself softening and opening my heart, loving myself and others with more passion. I laughed a lot, shared myself, and felt very connected to the lush Costa Rica environment. I feel like my creative juices were released and since I have returned to my life here in Denver, I have lived with more intention and all that I choose to do has more meaning. I look forward to another yoga retreat in the coming years; possibly with my daughters or a few good friends, or who knows, maybe I'll talk my husband into joining me. If you've read about the February trip and felt a little tug to participate, don't wait. Sign up and go. Take a friend, or go on your own, but go. You'll be happy you did. Namaste.

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