The Whole Mama Yoga Retreat

“It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of Light, it was the season of Darkness, it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair…” Charles Dickens, A Tale of Two Cities.

Motherhood is the best of times, the worst of times. It is marked by much foolishness, by much wisdom. New mamas vacillate between doubt and faith in their choices and decisions. There is so much light, so much hope, and moments of darkness and despair, even when things are going the smoothest.

Join Alexandra and Lauren of Whole Mama Yoga for a retreat experience that is honest, nourishing, heart-opening, community-oriented, and spirit reviving.


In our time together, we’ll do mellow, restorative yoga and more moderately-paced yoga—all geared toward postpartum mamas. We’ll eat great food, meditate on the ambivalence that motherhood brings up, discuss tools for anxiety, and sit in community. We’ll write, journal, share, and get perspective on the most crucial job we do: mother.

Most importantly, we’ll focus on juicy, nurturing self-care—deep, restful yoga, sleep, gentle movement, self-kindness, and sweet surprises.

Our retreats always feature at least one scholarship space for a mama to attend for free. If you’d like to know about this option, join our mailing list below!

The retreat gave me a chance to disconnect from household duties and email/phone for a night and reconnect with my values and all that I cherish about parenthood. While I can find time for some self-care, it’s never in a big chunk like a retreat. And Lauren and Alexandra are really special women that thoughtfully planned so many wonderful opportunities for us. They’re filling such a need for support for moms of all ages.
— Kate Sayre
The Whole Mama Yoga retreat was the first night I spent away from my baby that was just for me. I loved having quality time with the friends I’d made in prenatal yoga and connecting with new people who got me immediately. The yoga was sweet and the venue couldn’t have been lovelier.
— Anna Jefferson

Retreat Fall 2018

Our October 2018 retreat was held at Rock Quarry Farms in Chapel Hill. We had cool, blustery weather, great food and conversation, and sweet yoga practices. Special guests included essential oil experts and massage and reflexology therapists. There was much relaxation, laughter, and hot tea. Chapel Hill Magazine sweetly featured our retreat on their cover in the December 2018 issue!

It was so lovely to spend a weekend with other women experiencing motherhood, pampering our souls!
— Margaret Sheridan

WHy come to a Motherhood Retreat?

Moms need space and time to process and reflect on the experience of motherhood. Our retreats are for moms of kids of all ages— babies to teens. We think hard about our retreats. We make sure they are affordable, inclusive, and offer a variety of possibilities for participation (such as one day options and overnight options).

The best gift I could have given myself. I left feeling grounded, rested, and connected. Can’t wait for the next one.
— Jill Willett


Renewal and Indulgence

Yes, this huge tray of desserts WAS at our last yoga retreat. At the heart of being a mom and a yoga practitioner is finding balance. Our retreats offer balance: yoga and indulgence, community time and personal space, effort and rest. We want you to leave feeling refreshed and pampered.

The ability to connect so quickly with women I didn’t know previously was really lovely. We all have the shared experience of motherhood and reflecting on it and supporting one another was just a beautiful thing. We were able to say “yes, I completely get that!” and to share things that made us laugh and cry. At the end, we all asked when the next one would be and how we can sign up!
— Kate Sayre