Thursday, April 28 - Sunday, May 1, 2022

an invitation


Blue Lotus Yoga Studio invites you on an unforgettable adventure in Charleston, South Carolina! Join BLYS Co-Owners/Founders Julie Nogueira and Duffy Perkins on a retreat to one of the US's most beautiful and historical cities during its peak season. Enjoy 4 days and 3 nights full of yoga, delectable cuisine, luxury accommodations, and curated cultural engagements.


Spring is the best time of year to visit Charleston, when the weather is perfect and the town is not yet overrun with tourists. With BLYS, retreat goers will discover a Charleston full of historical landmarks, natural wonder, and local flavor.


Included in this package: 3 nights at the Charleston Place Hotel, twice daily yoga, most meals, and most activities*



Thursday – Welcome & Retreat Kickoff

  • Arrive in Charleston in the early afternoon, or choose to fly in early for a spa treatment at the Spa at Belmond Charleston Place to boost energy and dissolve tension.*

  • Check-in to the Belmond Hotel, located in the heart of Charleston’s historic district and the winner of Fodor’s “Most Luxurious Hotel in Charleston” award.

  • Retreat kickoff and evening yoga begin at 6pm (please plan your arrival flights accordingly.).

  • Enjoy a healthy and delicious dinner together at Belmond's The Charleston Grill.


Meals: Dinner


*Spa treatments are not included in the price of the program, but can be easily arranged at the Spa at Belmond.


Friday – Exploring Charleston

  • Morning yoga and a healthy breakfast 

  • Learn what makes Charleston "America's Best-kept Secret” on a walking tour of Rainbow Row, St. Michaels Church, and other historic landmarks and architectural gems.

  • Independent lunch*

  • Join for an optional tour of the Avery Research Center, housed in one of the first freedman schools in Charleston; our guide will share about their work to collect, preserve, and promote the unique history and culture of the African diaspora, with an emphasis on Charleston and South Carolina Lowcountry.*

  • Afternoon yoga

  • Enjoy a healthy and delicious dinner together at a restaurant that is a favorite among locals.


Meals: Breakfast, dinner


*Each day, our retreat offers some independent time; we’ll provide recommendations and curated opportunities, too, whether you are seeking group connection or individual reflection


Saturday – Charleston Charm

  • Morning yoga and a healthy breakfast 

  • This morning, choose to shop in the Charleston City Market, explore King Street, book a treatment at the spa, or lounge by the pool! 

  • Independent lunch 

  • In the afternoon we'll head to Folly Beach for SUP yoga followed by a lowcountry boil!

  • If you dare, join us for an optional ghost tour after dinner to explore the Holy City’s streets, cemeteries and churches, learning about the eerie edges of Charleston’s Haunted Historic District.*


Meals: Breakfast, Dinner


*Ghost tour is optional; additional costs apply


Sunday – Farewell Charleston 

  • Morning yoga 

  • Say farewells at our final breakfast together

  • Hotel check-out is 12:00 pm

  • Transportation from our hotel to Charleston airport (CHS) is included, and will depart The Belmond Hotel at 12:00 pm; please plan your flights home accordingly 


Meals: Breakfast

the fine print


The above rate includes daily breakfast and dinner. Most activities are also included in the base price; optional excursions (ie, ghost tour), spa services, and hotel upgrades are available for an additional cost. Non-included items are noted with an * in the itinerary. The base rate is based on double occupancy. Hotel room upgrades are based on availability and any upgrade charge is due once booked. We intend to use the vendors outlined in the itinerary. While we do our best to adhere to the itinerary, traveling anywhere requires flexibility, and changes to specific interactions and other activities may occur, particularly if specified vendors or activities become unavailable. In addition, some changes may occur in our itineraries due to inclement weather and changes to timetables and transport routes, which can happen with little notice. The order and timing of included activities in each location may also vary. Each day we will update you on the program and keep you informed throughout the trip. Please note that while unlikely, hotels and restaurants, while confirmed, are also subject to change due for unforeseen circumstances.


cancelation policy


Due to our financial obligations to the hotel and other vendors the following cancelation policy will apply.


If canceling 60+ days prior to the trip, clients will receive 75% of the balance not including the deposit ($1200)


If canceling 30-59 days prior to the trip, clients will receive 50% of the balance not including the deposit ($800)


All cancelations made less than 30 days prior to the trip are non-refundable.



Get on the pre-sale list! Email us and we'll put you on the list of those who will get 48 hours to pre-book this trip before we open it up to the general public. Online registration will go live in August 2021.