"I'm so thankful to have found Karen as an instructor and as a retreat host. Karen's teaching is steady, methodical, lively and thoughtful. She researches the local offerings thoroughly with a keen sense of style so each retreat experience is unique. From the minute I made the inquiries, she provided me with clear and complete information. And up to the day of departure, Karen stayed in touch with us via sweet reminders such as packing lists and travel document requirements. The punctuality and organization allowed someone like me, from high-stress city life, to truly unwind and relax. All of us at the retreats joked that Karen should just plan our lives, including our weddings!"
Jenn // New York, NY
"Karen's meticulous planning and trip structuring make traveling on her yoga retreats easy, stress-free, and full of adventure. Karen exceeds my expectations on every trip (in such an amazing way!). Yes to travel. Yes to Karen. Yes to travel with Karen! Viva Aventura con Karen (translation, Live Adventure with Karen)!"
Nicole // New York, NY
"My wife is an advanced practitioner, and I am a typical 'not interested' husband, but I can be a good sport when I want to be. Bottom line, if you think you are in shape, test yourself against one of Karen’s sessions. These are serious workouts, and before you make fun of your partner who practices, put your money where your mouth is and try it." (Tom)
"It was nice for us to get away and not to have to worry about anything. It was a great group of people, and Karen is terrific! A big surprise for me is that Tom enjoyed the yoga enough that he has added it to his routine of lifting and swimming – and will even do a session with me from time to time!" (Janet)
"Karen did a great job in structuring the classes. She made it fun for everyone. The classes brought novices a little further each session but had plenty to do for the more advanced practitioners."
Tom and Janet // Fairfax Station, VA
"I've loved going on Karen's retreats! Karen is incredibly thoughtful and organized, making us feel completely comfortable and taken care of the entire time. As a repeat retreat-goer, she always makes the experience new and different each time to keep the trip fun and interesting. I highly recommend a retreat experience with Third Eye Retreats!"
Emily // Brooklyn, NY
"I found Karen's yoga retreats on Pinterest initially, just searching yoga retreats for fun. I took a leap and emailed Karen about the Treehouse Yoga Retreat in Ithaca, New York. It was an amazing experience, and I've since gone on her retreats in Belize, the Catskills, and again in Ithaca. Karen always finds unique places with fun excursions, and that, coupled with her great yoga classes means going on at least one of her retreats is a must do!"
Kristen // Buffalo, NY
"I have had the pleasure of attending two of Karen's international yoga retreats and I'm looking forward to attending another. She takes the utmost care of her attendees. She teaches a thoughtful and heartfelt flow that allows room for growth and personal expression."
Jaamil // Brooklyn, NY & Philadelphia, PA
"Karen demonstrates great yoga teacher skills making the practice interesting and accessible to any level. She knows how to take care of a group and make sure everybody feels comfortable. I wanted a break from planning and organizing and I definitely got it. Karen is very thoughtful and does it all for you so that you can relax and make the most of the experience. The view from my room (in the Dominican Republic) was breathtaking, the food absolutely delicious, and I met inspirational people... don’t think I will forget that. I came back to work well-rested and energized. I am looking forward to the next retreat with Karen to get some me-time and deepen my practice."
Marine // Washington, D.C.
"Karen Shelley runs a great yoga retreat, making sure there is a comfortable balance between mindfulness and stimulating activity. She pays attention to the details so the trip is relaxing and easy. I have enjoyed my retreats and never had to worry about the food, accommodations or planning because Karen has it covered, while making sure to introduce new surprises to keep it interesting for returning yogis. I highly recommend joining Karen on one of her adventures."
Fran // Philadelphia, PA
"Karen is a great yoga teacher with wonderful instruction and flow. When it comes to her retreats, she considers many things carefully with the retreat goer in mind at all steps of the planning. I've been fortunate to go on several of her retreats and they've never disappointed, this includes the food, the accommodations and the activities."
Tamikia // Brooklyn, NY