East West Retreats

Austin, United States

East West Retreats offers immersive healing adventures, meditation, and yoga retreats to sacred ancient lands that blend the magic of the East with the West.

Yoga Retreats 1

Limited availability


Based on 3 reviews

Instruction language: English

from US$1,697

Good 6/10

Based on 3 reviews
from US$1,697
Price for:

8 days / 7 nights

Good 6/10

Based on 3 reviews

Instructors 2

Krystal Penrose


Krystal Penrose began to immerse herself in the art of connecting yoga and meditation in her 200-hour yoga teacher training in Rishikesh, India. This immersion developed into a huge passion for blending the ancient wisdom and traditions of the East with the fluid eclectic elements of yoga from the West. Because of this, her teaching incorporates many styles, philosophies, and traditions including Hinduism, Daoism, Buddhism, Tantra, Qi Gong, Ayurveda, dance as well as Reiki.

Kristen Yates

Kristen is an integrative coach, yoga instructor, and soul journey facilitator on a mission to help people ignite their light within and express themselves freely and authentically in the world. It is her mission to help catalyze freedom-seekers and change-makers to live a purposeful, joyful, and vitalized life - ignited in their life’s mission with an awakened mind, body, and spirit. ​Through her work in yoga, coaching, healing, and facilitating, Kristen strives to help people connect deeply to their truth within and express themselves fully into the world.

Reviews 3

  • Helena Valas Slovenia

    July 2017, BookYogaRetreats

    It was my first yoga retreat and I had low expectations. I choose this retreat for the location, which was perfect. Remote in the mountains, with open view of the Mediterranean sea. Food cooked at the location was amazing. We also did couple of tours and the whole week was more of a relaxing by the sea kind of experience. It suited me perfectly.

    If one looks for intense yoga practice with meditation and self awareness courses, than this retreat would not fulfil their expectations.

  • Anonymous

    June 2017, BookYogaRetreats

    The people who also attended were great.

    The retreat was pretty unorganized and the hosts ended up have some altercations with the people who owned the location and were asked to leave the property. One of the cars that transported people from SFO airport to Mendocino broke down. The hosts did not seem concerned with figuring out how to get people to the airport on the last day. Luckily a few of the other attendees were able to drive more than half the group to the airport. Lovely people, but the host, Krystal, was unorganized and unprofessional.

  • Andrew Golightly New Zealand

    BookYogaRetreats website

    The retreat in California was such a wonderfully nourishing experience. I loved the activities out in nature. I was really touched by the depth of connection the group achieved. Overall, the retreat felt like it had a really lovely balance of structure and flow, and really delivered on its intention of disconnecting to reconnect.

Testimonials 3

  • Alyssa Kristina

    East West Retreats Facebook page

    This experience with East West Retreats absolutely changed my life. I am so thankful to have been able to explore another part of the world in a way that I might not have otherwise done without Krystal! While in India, I learned so much about their culture, religion, yoga, and about myself. It was a trip that I will cherish in my heart forever and the memories I made along the way, I will never forget!

  • Lisa Barton Arizona

    East West Retreats facebook page

    I am still traveling in India but I must say the location for the retreat was Ideal! I thoroughly enjoyed Rishikesh, and it helped me gain confidence for the next part of my journey. The retreat was planned very well as there were many things to do each day and it was super exciting to be a part of the maiden voyage. Krystal gathered fantastic, well educated, and vibrant teachers. Each of them made my experience magical. I learned so much from this retreat, many great golden nuggets to take with me, different alignment for yoga asana, different ways of meditation and lots of chanting and education to boot!

  • Allyson Schurtz

    East West Retreats facebook page

    Just got back from India, and I cannot put into words what a life-changing and amazing experience I had with East West Retreats. Krystal is so detail-oriented and she goes beyond to assist participants inadequately preparing for the retreat. She was always available to answer any questions leading up to the trip and she laid out all the sometimes-overwhelming aspects of international travel. Once we arrived in India, I felt immediately comfortable, safe, and taken care of. Every detail followed the expectations set. Our accommodations were outstanding, good location, peaceful, with enough amenities for comfort and still authentic to India and the experience. I thought the retreat had the perfect balance of classes or workshops (not to mention our teachers were all top quality!), excursions, activities planned, as well as free, and flexible time. I could not imagine a better experience for my first time in India. Krystal goes above and beyond to add personalized details to the experience and she is so good at rolling with the punches and remaining flexible and flowing with the unexpected things that pop up during the travel. I highly recommend East West Retreats if you are looking for an authentic, well-planned, and enriching travel or retreat experience.

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