A cleansing yoga & ayurveda beach getaway

With olivia lifsey, 500RYT + YACEP

May 2nd – may 7th, 2022

Duck, North Carolina

The natural rhythms of life are up and down (and sideways!)This can relate to our food choices, challenges, and all experiences. Fortunately, Ayurveda has provided the ultimate – ancient – time tested guide for re-balancing all of our less than nourishing decisions.

Join us for our gentle spring cleanse retreat as we re-balance our bodies through daily asana practices, ayurvedic workshops, and a special ayurvedic menu designed to optimize detoxification.

During your retreat there will be free time offered daily to enjoy the beach, receive body work, read a book, or simply rest! Interested in learning more about the ancient practice of Ayurveda? Take advantage of our optional workshops offered throughout the week.

What the Retreat Includes:

  • 5 nights 6 days of beachfront accommodation within walking distance to the beach, shopping, the spa, and more!
  • 14 cleansing Ayurvedic meals
  • 10 Yoga classes with meditation and pranayama
  • 3 optional Ayurveda workshops with gifts
  • Up to 14 CEUs available
  • A Hot Stones Bliss Class (Think spa treatment meets your yoga mat!)
  • Free time to explore OBX, lounge at the beach, or receive body work

The retreat will begin at 4:00pm monday afternoon and end at 11:00am Saturday Morning.

Accommodations and rates

PRIVATE King Suite


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PRIVATE Queen Suite


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Shared Bunk


Room Shared With Others



(no accommodation)


The retreat house is located in the heart of Duck; walking distance to the beach, Village Yoga, delicious restaurants, great shopping, coffee shops, and more!


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Cancellation Policy

In the event of cancellation, the following policies apply:
40 days or more prior to the retreat: Your payment can be refunded for a $200 administration fee.
39-15 days prior to retreat: Payments are 50% refundable
14-2 days prior to retreat: Payments are non-refundable and non-transferable.
Withdrawals from active events or workshops will result in the loss of all fees paid. Active withdrawal applies to any cancellation made within 48 hours of the event/workshop start time.

Retreat Leader

Olivia Lifsey 500RYT YACEP

In 2013 Olivia attended Naropa University in Boulder, Colorado where she received her Bachelor’s degree in Traditional Eastern Arts with a concentration in Yoga, as well as completing over 1,000 hours of yoga teacher training. Upon graduation in 2015, Olivia registered with Yoga Alliance and began her teaching career while traveling throughout Central America, and in her hometown of Chagrin Falls, Ohio.

Olivia came to the Outer Banks in 2016 to complete the Kunga Yoga Lifestyle Program, a program dedicated to educating yogis how to use their practice as service for others. After completing the Kunga program, through Village Yoga and Wilmington Yoga Center with her teachers Jess Moody and Kristin Cooper, Olivia was offered a full time teaching position at Village Yoga, in Duck North Carolina.

Since moving to the Outer Banks, Olivia has completed a SUP yoga teacher training, became certified at hands on assisting with Noelle Whittington, studied Barre with Denise DeCarlo, and completed a year long Ayurvedic Lifestyle Coaching program led by internationally recognized Ayurvedic Practitioner Katie Silcox.

In 2019 Olivia offered Svastha, a yoga and ayurveda retreat, and fell in love with the combination of wellness travel, sharing ayurvedic wisdom, and connecting with people in a immersion style container. She believes that the experience of retreating to self explore, deepen your spiritual practice, and get out of the day to day routines can provide deep healing and positive change.

Olivia is currently enrolled in another year long Ayurveda education program, and continues to deepen her knowledge of ayurveda and yoga. Inspired by her own lifelong healing journey, Olivia is dedicated to educating and empowering others to learn how to heal themselves through Ayurveda, mindful movement, and self-love.



What about COVID?

Space in the retreat house will be limited, ensuring that there is plenty of space for everyone. We will not be requiring masks at this time, but you are welcome to wear them if you prefer. The house will be cleaned and disinfected regularly. We ask that you please do not enter the retreat house if you are not feeling well.

Are all the yoga classes required?

All participation is optional to the students, but encouraged for an optimal experience!

Are all Ayurveda Workshops required?

All participation is optional to the students, but we strongly encouraged for an optimal experience!

Will I receive CEUs for this retreat?

You can receive CEUs if you participate in all three Ayurveda workshops

What kind of food will we be eating (I have an allergy)?

Our chef will be preparing a variety of vegetarian meals. We will use as locally and organically sourced foods as possible. If you have any dietary allergies, please let us know upon booking.  We will try to accommodate allergies as best we can, extra costs may occur.

What do you mean by ‘a special ayurvedic menu designed to optimize detoxification’?

One of ayurveda’s tools for cleansing is a dish called kitchari (kitch-uh-ree). Kitchari is a delicious, thick soup that is beloved in the tradition of Ayurveda. Composed of rice, dal, spices, and other nutritious ingredients, it is extremely easy to digest, making it a staple of the Ayurvedic diet and the go-to meal for Ayurvedic cleansing. We will experience a mono diet of kitchari for three days of the retreat for lunch and dinner. The remainder of our meals will be vegetarian.

How far away is the beach?

Just steps away!

Do we have free time?

Yes, there will be plenty of free time! Feel free to venture around the Outer Banks, stroll the boardwalk or beach, schedule bodywork, read in the common areas of the house, enjoy the hot tub, or simply nap- it’s your time to relax and unwind!

Is my family allowed to come stay in the house with me?

Due to the limited space available, only paying retreat attendees are allowed to stay in the house. If family wishes to come to the Outer Banks during your retreat, we can refer them to great airBNBs.

Can I bring my pets?

No pets are allowed to come to the retreat.

Will there be alcohol?

Alcohol will not be provided, nor permitted in the retreat house.

I’m new to yoga, will I be able to participate in the yoga classes?

While some yoga experience is recommended, most poses can be adjusted to accomodate any level.

Who is this retreat for?

This retreat is for yogis who wish to experience a spring detox that will leave you feeling refreshed and full rather than depleted and hungry- and learn a little ayurveda along the way!

What if I want to share a single room with a friend/significant other?

We are definitely able to accommodate that request! Email us to let us know which room you’d like and we can let you know the pricing options.

What is the closest airport?

Norfolk International Airport (ORF). About 1.5 hours from Duck.
(2200 Norview Ave, Norfolk, VA 23518)

How do I get to the OBX?

Coming from the North: Follow I-95 South to Richmond, VA. Take I-64 East toward Norfolk/Virginia Beach, Va. Take I-64 or I-664 to Chesapeake, Va. From I-64, take Exit 291B to Route 168, the Chesapeake Expressway.* Once in North Carolina, Route 168 turns into US-158 East. Follow this road to The Outer Banks. *Chesapeake Expressway is a toll-road with new rates that took effect May 1, 2011. EZPass and SmartTag accepted.

Coming from the South: Take I-95 to Rocky Mount, NC. Take US-64 East toward Rocky Mount. Follow US-64 east through Williamston and Plymouth, NC. From Plymouth, NC keep going east to Roan

Do I have to come for the entire retreat?

You can stay for as long as you like, although we recommend staying the entire time to get the full experience. Payment plans are not available for partial participation.

I can’t afford the retreat, but I really want to come! Are there any financial aid opportunities?

Absolutely! We understand that retreat can be expensive, we offer payment plans, as well as work-trade positions to make our retreat more affordable. If a work trade or payment plan interests you, contact us as soon as possible before these positions fill up!