Above and Beyond Yoga, Health and Healing Retreat

with Shoshana Treichel and Nrithya Jagannathan
March 9th – March 16th, 2019

Join Shoshana Treichel and Nrithya Jagannathan for an opportunity to create health, happiness and healing through the practice of yoga and meditation as expounded by the teachings of T. Krishnamacharya. We could not be more excited to bring together our combined decades of experience with you on this one-week escape. We have crafted and polished a program of daily yoga, meditation, conversation, pranayama, philosophy and chant to both inspire and invigorate. Whether you are a long-time practitioner, yoga teacher or absolutely brand new, this retreat is for you.

The yoga practices will be a combination of hatha, vinyasa, and therapeutics. We want to giveyou a variety of tools to release tension present in the body and cultivate the space for healing. The meditations will be primarily breath-awareness based with plenty of explanation on technique. We want this to be something you can take back with you when the week is over. Conversations will be on the topics of body and health, the importance of breath, the nature of mind and developing a home practice. Chant will be an option for those interested and we will work with some of the very classical verses on healing from the Veda(s).

What we want more than anything is to create the space for you to feel good physically and be at peace mentally. That is what this retreat has to offer and we hope to see you there.


Shoshana Treichel is a very dynamic yoga teacher and owner of Above and Beyond Yoga Center in Mobile, Alabama. She teaches a wide range of yoga classes with a strong foundation in classical asana practices of Southern India as well as the Hot 26 series and Power Vinyasa. On the mat, her extensive education and knowledge of the body create an unexplainable connection with her class that enables them to reach their maximum awareness. Shoshana teaches daily yoga classes, develops various group exercise and yoga classes for studios throughout the US including an inspiring strengthening yoga class with weights. She also teaches anatomy and physiology for yoga teacher training courses as well as certifies personal trainers. Shoshana was a 25-year Bodybuilding and Powerlifting competitor, who is also a certified nutritionist. She currently is an NPC Judge for Physique sports, helping to empower athletes. Shoshana not only has over 1000 hrs. of training, but has recently completed a 3-year Yoga Therapy program at the Krishnamacharya Yoga Mandiram in Chennai India. Shoshana has traveled extensively in India, through this process, bringing back the origin of Indian culture and philosophy that not only enhances her Physical instruction, but brings a sense of enlightenment and higher consciousness to her students.


Nrithya Jagannathan is a Senior Yoga Teacher and Therapy Consultant in Krishnamacharya Yoga Mandiram with over 14 years of experience. She has had the blessing of studying under world renowned yoga master Sri TKV Desikachar and also under other senior teachers from the KYM tradition.
She is currently a senior faculty member at the KYM Institute of Yoga Studies and the Department of Healing Chants teaching classes on Yoga Philosophy, Vedic Chanting, Indian Culture, Application of Yoga and other allied subjects for both Indian and International students.
Nrithya has traveled extensively around the world, teaching yoga and chanting. She was part of the KYM World Tour in 2005 that covered several cities across the world including three cities in USA. Nrithya has traveled to and taught in United Kingdom, Germany, Sweden, Italy, Argentina, the USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Austria, France and China.
She has been a keynote speaker at the International Yoga Festival at Rishikesh for three consecutive years 2015, 2016 and 2017. She was also part of the team that represented KYM at the Indo-China Yoga Festival at Qingdao in October-November 2015 and again at the Yoga Festival in Kunming, China in May 2016. She also led the International Yoga Day Protocol at yoga events organized by The Consul General of India at Tonglu, Wenzhou, Shanghai and Wushi in June 2017.
Nrithya is a member of KYM’s Academic Council and also on the list of examiners approved by the Quality Council of India (QCI) for the Standardization of Yoga Practitioners Examination conducted under the aegis of the Indian Yoga Association.
Nrithya has been appointed as Visiting Yoga Therapist and Consultant, representing KYM, at Smrthi Clinic, a multi-specialty clinic for adults and children in Chennai, India.
Nrithya is also an invited guest faculty, for the Department of Psychology, WCC College for Women Chennai, as part of a module on Yoga and its applications in therapy for the students of M.S. Psychology.
Nrithya has been invited as a resource person at various conferences and seminars held at various venues in India and abroad. Recently she was invited as a resource person at a two-day orientation program on Yoga Therapy for Medical Practioners hosted by the Institute of Ayurveda and Integrative Medicine, a unit of the Foundation for Revitalization of Local Health Traditions (FRLHT)in Bangalore.
Nrithya Jaganathan holds a Master’s degree in Communications and is also a professional Bharathanatyam artist. She has over 1000 stage shows to her credit and has been the recipient of numerous awards for recognition of her proficiency as a dancer.
Nrithya is currently completing her Ph.D on “Yoga and Natya,” at SCSVMV University, Kanchipuram. Nrithya currently heads the KYM-Media department has published numerous articles on yoga in both national and international journals. She is also anchoring the daily morning yoga show being aired on Vanavil TV, a Tamil television channel.


March 9 – March 16, 2019
If you would like to extend your stay on either side please let us know upon booking.

Sample Schedule:

7:00am – 8:15am – Morning Practice and Meditation
9:00am – 10:30am – Breakfast
11:30am – 12:15pm – Yoga, Health and Healing Conversations
12:30pm – 3:00pm – Lunch/Free Time
3:00 – 3:45pm – Chant/Pranayama
4:30pm – 5:30pm – Evening Practice
7:00pm – 8:30pm – Dinner

Payment and Booking

Retreat will be limited to 15 students. Register today to assure your space.

  • $1,399.00 per person double occupancy (Early bird until Dec. 1), $1599
  • $1,799.00 Single occupancy (Early bird until Dec.1), $1,999.00
  • 50% deposit due at time of reservation, remaining balance due 30 days prior to retreat
  • Contact Shoshana@abhotyoga.com, Phone number: 251-639-9030

What’s included

Seven night/ Eight day Yoga Retreat at the Yoga Loft Cabarete Dominican Republic

  • Beachfront Accommodations
  • 2 yoga classes daily, guided meditation, pranayama, philosophy and chanting
  • All Breakfasts & Dinners at the Organic Beachfront Restaurant
  • A Tour of the Organic Farm, with River Tubing and a Farm Fresh Meal

What’s not included

The following items can be included at additional costs:

Daytime Activities not included in your Retreat Package
Airport Transfers
Massages or Treatments
Private Training or Private Yoga
Tips and Gratuities

ashtanga yoga practice yoga loft


Surf and Yoga Retreat accommodation


farm fresh salad at beachfront restaurant


Other Activities