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Annual Yoga Events & Retreats


How Does a Florida Yoga Retreat Sound?

Step away from daily life and experience a relaxing vacation with daily yoga classes and meditation to rejuvenate your mind and body. Join us for a life-transforming weekend on breathtaking Harbor Beach in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Our annual Yoga and Meditation Retreat is an opportunity to have a holiday and heal your body at the same time.

The Mind Body Spirit Retreat takes you through the Seven Spiritual Laws of Yoga, where ancient wisdom is transformed into practical knowledge for daily use. Enjoy healthy meals, silent meditations, and yoga on the beach. In your free time, explore Fort Lauderdale’s most charming thoroughfare – Las Olas Boulevard – lined with shops, galleries and restaurants.

Our yoga retreat gives you the opportunity to get out of the yoga studio and experience living yoga both on and off the mat. Join us!

Yoga Retreat In The Sun

February 2023 TBA
Deco Boutique Hotel, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida

4 day All-Inclusive Mind Body Spirit Retreat

Exclusive Retreat 35 Guests

To inquire,
please call 973.731.9960, or


Join Claire Diab & Deborah Wendt

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Internationally Renowned Yoga Therapist, Fitness Specialist, and Inspirational Speaker with over 30 years of experience. She is the Founder and Lead Educator of The American Yoga Academy, a Professor of Asian Studies at Seton Hall University, and Co-Creator and Director of The Chopra Center’s Seven Spiritual Laws of Yoga Program. Her unique style of Yoga is for Everyone – Welcoming All Levels in one class and incorporating movement, breathing, relaxation, mindfulness and meditation.

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Founder and Director of Stress Less Yoga and Chopra Center Certified Instructor in the Seven Spiritual Laws of Yoga. Deborah is known for bringing the ancient wisdom of Yoga and meditation alive for modern practitioners in creative, dynamic, and life-transforming ways. Deborah’s charismatic personality is fun and entertaining. Her expertise and wisdom inspires you to live a more fulfilling and satisfying life.

The Mind Body Spirit Yoga Retreat includes:
  • Daily Yoga Classes on the beach and indoors
  • Full Moon Beach Yoga
  • Meditation Instruction with Daily Guided Meditations
  • Healthy Brunches and Celebration Dinner
  • The Seven Spiritual Laws of Yoga Workbook
  • Signed copy of Breath Move Meditate book by Claire Diab
  • Gift Bag and Books by Dr. Deepak Chopra, Dr. David Simon & Claire Diab
  • Pranayama Workshop
  • Concierge service to South Florida activities and so much more.
The Sedona Yoga Festival “GIVE IT UP FOR GRACE”

Thursday, June 2 – Sunday, June 5, 2022

The Sedona Yoga Festival was amazing this year! Claire taught and met so many wonderful people from all around the world. Claire led sunrise Yoga Classes for Everyone, Meditation, and Inspirational Lectures on living a life of grace, the yoga way, all in the beautiful red rock landscape of Sedona, Arizona.

The “Give It Up For Grace” theme this year focused on reimagining gathering space for the yoga community and sculpting an experience like none other, with an impressive roster, rich coursework, and exciting extras carefully crafted to help attendees take their consciousness to the next level.

There were offerings suitable for every level of practitioner—from absolute beginners to experienced teachers— and they created the event with community safety in mind. Opening ceremonies at the stunning Posse Grounds Park was an outdoor transformative experience like no other.

All of us at The American Yoga Academy hope to see you there next year. Visit the Website to Learn More:

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