Tayrona Park, Colombia
EMBODY: A yoga and fitness retreat
March 2-9, 2019


7 Days and 7 Nights at Gitana Del Mar Boutique Beach Resort:

  • Daily Yoga, Fitness, Meditation (all optional)

  • Latin Dance

  • Beach Front Eco-Chic Bungalows

  • 3 Exquisite Locally-Sourced Meals/Day

  • Sobre La Mesa (over the table Nutrition and Wellness conversations)

  • Guided Excursion to Tayrona National Park

  • Beach Bonfires

  • Life Care Tools and Practices

  • Community Service Offering

  • Transportation to and from Airport (at a scheduled time)


Katie Petersen

Is a force with an extraordinary heart who has touched so many people with her gifts. She is as knowledgeable as she is passionate about Movement and Whole Life Wellness. She teaches through language of the body, helping people fully experience their intrinsic strength and wisdom.

Katie is the lead lifting coach of the un-parallelled PRT Kettlebell Strength Program and Community in Chicago; though her skill set spans far beyond weight training. She also leads cutting-edge nutrition programs that empower people back into their natural state of wellness. She is a Community Builder, Spiritual Guide, Reiki Healer and expert in Nutritional Counseling. Her compassion, and deep respect for her work translates into some of the best physical/spiritual experiences you will ever come across.


Carrie Bacon

Carrie Bacon is a commanding spirit with a heart of gold. Movement is her nature, as she dances and twirls through life. Yogi, healer, teacher, and humanitarian, Carrie co-founded a charity in Puerto Rico during Hurricane Maria and continues inspiring whole communities to focus their hearts outward.

She is a practitioner of Chinese Medicine, Bodyworker, Meditation Coach, and teacher of Eastern and Western Nutrition/Herbalism. Her integrative knowledge skillfully identifies weaknesses in the body, mind and spirit and facilitates bringing them back into balance in the treatment room, in the kitchen, on the mat, and in daily life. A passionate health educator with a fierce curiosity, you are bound to learn something simply being in her presence!

why we have so much fun in paradise!

It’s simple. When we move our bodies, we come alive.

When we place our hearts in the wild arms of nature, our energy shifts.

When we play, sweat, laugh, and meditate in community, we feel happier and healthier inside and out.

On this transformative, soul-lifting retreat, we intentionally Embody higher health, confidence, strength, and adventure to impress shifts of consciousness that can never be lost.

Together, we remember how great it feels to let ourselves shine.

BUNGALOWS - $2450 Retreat Total

These Eco-Chic Bungalows the ideal place to relax. They feature a private bath and are made from sustainably and locally harvested palm fronds, and the vaulted palm-roof ceiling design keeps rooms cooler than any other available, man-made material.

GLAMPER - $2000 Retreat Total

These large, semi-permanent tents (20m2 / 215 sqft) have their own wood-deck front porch and are more private than the bungalows. They have shared bathrooms (4 showers, 4 bathrooms) and can be set up with double beds or a queen. Perfect for couples or friends!


  • $750 Deposit (for both full and part

  • $2450 Trip Total - Bungalows

  • $2000 Trip Total - Glamper


If life is simply TOO busy for a full week getaway, we’ve total got you! Stay with us for 3-5 nights, and we will keep you connected to the WHOLE process. You will receive daily shares, coming directly from the retreat in full support of your journey.

  • 3 nights - $1,100   

  • 4 nights - $1,500.00 

  • 5 nights - $1,800.00


  • Airfare

  • Alcohol Purchases

  • Oceanfront Spa Treatments (Highly Recommended)

open to all fitness and yoga abilities. 

We work together with love and reverence for all styles of movement, yoga alignment, wellness, fitness and spirituality, supporting a teaching style where everyone is welcomed and honored and celebrated.

A day in the life

6:00am Coffee and Tea

6:30am Oceanside Meditation

7am-8:30am Yoga/Fitness Hip-Centric Blend w/Katie & Carrie

8:30am Breakfast

9:30am Free Time and/or Excursion (horseback riding, river tubing, etc.)

1:30pm Lunch

2:30-5pm Free Time (massages, beach, pool, journal, relax)

5pm-6:30pm Latin Dance Lesson

7:30pm Dinner *Sobre La Mesa (over-the-table talk) - “Gut Health for All Health”

8:45pm Bonfire and Drinks