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8 Days Revitalizing Meditation and Yoga Retreat in Florida

  • Zen Den Yoga School Wellness and Retreat Center, 1740 Costa del Sol, Boca Raton Florida 33431


Yoga Retreat in Florida, USA

This yoga retreat will take place in the heart of the sunny, tri-county Florida. Take this opportunity to disconnect from the bustling everyday life, and find balance in your body, mind, and soul.


  • Yoga Sutra class
  • Yoga philosophy classes
  • 2 breath empowerment classes
  • Unlimited yoga, meditation, and Qi Gong sessions
  • Nutritional smoothie for breakfast and lunch
  • 1 complimentary acupuncture session
  • 30-minute complimentary massage
  • 7 nights accommodation

Good to know

  • All ages are welcome as participants.

  • 7 days with instruction
  • English
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Located in central Boca Raton, Florida, the Zen Den Yoga School Wellness and Retreat Center is a peaceful place. Small intimate groups will enjoy a pampering experience in a single or double room. The house is surrounded by lush plants and vegetable gardens, a resort style pool and hot tub, and lots of outdoor seating to enjoy the tropical climate. Inside, there is a lot of welcoming space to meditate, study, or socialize with other guests. The center also has a fully-stocked state of the art kitchen and bicycles for guests to explore nearby attractions.

Zen Den Yoga Schools lead instructor, Ira Ohm, believes in offering a safe and nurturing environment for everybody. They have built an incredible experience by offering an enlightening program in a pampering wellness center by the ocean.

In the retreat schedule, guests will enjoy unlimited yoga, Qi Gong, and meditation. The programs also feature breath empowerment classes, yoga Sutra classes, and yoga philosophy classes.

Daily schedule

  • 07:30 : Morning meditation in the studio
  • 08:30 : Chakra opening yoga
  • 09:45 : Qi Gong strength training (Monday - Wednesday)
  • 11:00 : Vinyasa flow yoga

Retreat overview

Shortly after arrival, guests head to the store with a tailored list for nutritional breakfast and lunch smoothies during their stay. There are usually spirituality seminars in the early afternoon during the week, with a break for lunch. Guests will then have evening restorative and Hatha yoga classes between 5:30 p.m. and 9:00 p.m., depending on the day of the week. On Tuesday evenings, the facilitator, Ira Ohm, will lead community discussions around a selected yoga Sutra. During each stay, guests will schedule their massage and acupuncture treatment around their yoga class schedule.

Boca Raton is one of the most fun and active cities in South Florida. In a tropical setting, beautiful homes line the streets around long stretches of white beaches. With tons of waterfront on the intra-coastal and Atlantic Ocean, you will find lots of biking paths, themed restaurants, shopping areas, and a great night life. All within a 10-minute bike ride, guests will discover shopping malls, art and marine life museums, libraries, beaches, water sports, grocery stores, and lots of restaurants and bars.

  • Golf course
  • Hot tub/Jacuzzi
  • Kayak
  • Massage
  • Night club nearby
  • Swimming pool
  • Bar nearby
  • Garden
  • Restaurant
  • Restaurant nearby
  • Bicycle rental
  • Library
  • Shop nearby
  • Wireless internet



Massage treatments



Acupuncture (1 hour, 100 USD)

Chiropractic adjustment (30 USD)

Massage (30-60 minutes, 65 USD)

  • 1 complimentary acupuncture session
  • 2 breath empowerment classes
  • 30-minute complimentary massage
  • 7 nights accommodation
  • Nutritional smoothie for breakfast and lunch
  • Unlimited meditation and Qi Gong sessions
  • Unlimited yoga (Vinyasa, Sivananda, restorative, chakra flow)
  • Yoga philosophy and other classes (optional)
  • Yoga Sutra class on Tuesday nights
  • Additional massage and acupuncture sessions
  • Other activities
For information about the booking conditions, please send Zen Den Yoga School an inquiry.
  • Review by Emily Mann

    "A friend of mine referred me to Zen Den Yoga School. These classes have helped me find my peace. After taking many of Ira's classes, I was able to learn how to focus and most of all let go of my stress. I was never really a big yoga person, but now I have converted and it feels amazing."

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  • Review by Edely Mussa

    "Amazing class. The restorative class is the most popular (and I can tell); well of course, after a hard day of work we need to be restored physical and mentally!"

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  • Review by Diana Fernandez

    "The Zen Den Yoga School teacher training program was great. I´m practicing everything what I learned, and my students are really happy. Ira is very good teacher, and he knows all the things related with the program that he offers. It is a very good choice to become a yoga teacher. The price is good and the yoga house has everything to make the study time very nice! I highly recommend it."

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  • Review by Maylin Ramirez

    "Teacher training experience at this studio has been a very interesting journey! Joe'class is great. Everybody at the studio shares an amazing energy and I look forward to come back every week. Thank you Ira."

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  • Review by Traveler

    "Zen Den Yoga & Wellness Retreat - great experience w/great hosts! Very transformative experience - many different and unique activities like acupuncture, shamanic breath work (one of my personal favorites), Tai Chi, Qigong, Bars, massage. All this plus bike-riding to the beach (15 minutes away), and Mizner Park shopping and restaurants. Valerie and Ira were wonderful hosts - both with their own expertise. They were professional and personal at the same time. I'm certain I'll be back in the near future!"

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  • Review by Traveler

    "Zen Den Yoga was an amazing retreat. Upon arrival, Val and Ira give you a tour of the beautiful home. There is a pool and hot tub in the backyard (hot tub a definite plus, especially due to the soreness from all the yoga!). They also taught us how to make our breakfast and lunch shake, which were flavourful and made me feel great! There are multiple yoga classes offered each and every day. "

    "Val and Ira were amazing hosts. They made sure all of their guests were happy during their stay. They were able to recommend fantastic restaurants around the area. They also offered use of their bikes to get to the yoga studio, beach, restaurants, etc. Ira runs most of the meditation and yoga classes - which are all awesome! Val gave a wonderful massage. They set up the most relaxing acupuncture appointments for us. "

    "This stay was the best way to spend a vacation. Both mind opening and relaxing. Thanks Ira and Val! "

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  • Review by Patricia Grullon

    "I finally made it to Zen Den Yoga School and I also spent 4 days in their yoga retreat. Val and Ira are so helpful and the classes are unlike any other yoga classes I've been to because they make sure you get so much out of it rather than focusing on themselves. This was the most important part of my journey, to be able to be supported rather than seeing people growing and feeling left behind."

    "I also spent 4 days in their yoga retreat and I love that you are away but at the same time within walking distance to shops and good restaurants. I had a much needed healing and deep tissue session with Val and I was impressed how strong she is. I am so glad I did this, you showed me I was ready for this journey. Thank you Val and Ira!"

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  • Review by Katherine KCzyzewski

    "I took a chance with a friend and went to Zen Den Yoga School for my spring break this year. I have been practicing yoga for a few years now, but am still learning. On the first day, Val and Ira were super welcoming! They greeted us and showed us around their beautiful home where we would be staying. I stayed in the "beach" room, which had great open windows with picturesque trees. "

    "Yoga classes are offered in the morning and afternoons, with morning meditation. I learned how to make smoothies for breakfast and lunch, which definitely kept me nourished during yoga classes."

    "I felt that I was able to experience the best of both worlds. I practiced yoga, relaxed and also took in the sites and restaurants Boca Raton had to offer as well. "

    "Ira was able to teach me how to correctly position my yoga poses, and I really enjoy the small class atmosphere. I felt like I had made new friends quickly in both Val and Ira and other guests staying at the retreat. Val's massage and energy therapy was absolutely amazing. She is a true talent. "

    "I would recommend staying and would love to travel to Zen Den again in the future. Namaste :)"

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  • Review by Rose Ericson-Caen

    "My Zen Den Yoga School 200 Hour experience has been everything that i Had hoped for and more. I decided to take the 30 Day Intensive and intense it is! My main concern when choosing a school was finding one that supported my yogic beliefs, one that was inline with the way i was introduced to yoga by the amazing instructors at my home studio. I am happy to report that Zen Den Yoga School answered all my desires plus more. Not only was traditional yoga asana covered with an emphasis on alignment, meditation, anatomy and physiology, sacred text (yoga sutras and bagavad gita) we also were taught nutrition, and were introduced to other cultural beliefs and helped to understand how all are similarly related. The learning environment is one of structure and flexibility with open discussions and no one ever being right or wrong. Zen Den offers housing at their Yoga House. Although i live locally and had no need to stay there, we would have some lectures at the house and it was comfortable and serene environment and the ladies that stayed there seemed to enjoy it very much. I would highly recommend this school for anyone interested in becoming a yoga instructor or even for deepening one’s own practice. I do intend, and at some point in the future on returning to pursue my 500 hour training with Zen Den Yoga School, Many thanks to Ira and Val."

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  • Review by Devin Yannie

    "To my Yogi Family, It has been a pleasure attending the 200 hour yoga teacher training and getting to create a bond with such beautiful people! The universe brought us together for a reason and i want to thank all for being a part of my growth. Ira, I want to thank you for taking your time with me and helping me awaken my soul. This is the beginning of a new book to put on my shelf and it is truly a blessing to have started at Zen Den. I want to thank of you at Zen Den for the atmosphere you created and the ever lasting impression that has been left on my heart and soul. I love you guys and i am forever grateful! This is not good bye or a farewell; it is a connection that will be lasting and more memories that will be made."

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  • Review by Esther Goette

    "Hi Val! Hi Ira! Just wanted to thank you for a wonderful time! I do apologize for not having properly said goodbye, I left Miami too late, (we were having fun) and missed Friday night's class. Sarah and I went out that night, she probably told you. ;-) I arrived in Geneva with a fit body and a rested mind, with lots of intentions to come back! I really enjoyed my time at the retreat, the classes and the interaction with you two and the rest of the folks. Have a great start of the year, and hope to see you again! Warmly, Esther"

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  • Review by M.M.

    "I really enjoyed this retreat! I learned so much! To name a few: Meditation, chakra clearing, yoga sequences, healthy lifestyle and eating habits! Come and see for yourself! You will feel energized, relaxed and happy when you leave! Val and Ira will nurture and support you on your journey to find inner peace and Zen!"

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  • Review by Alex Torres

    "I just completed my 200 hr yoga teacher training at zen den yoga school with Ira Ohm. My time spent was truly a trans-formative experience. I have learned so much in regards to mind, body, and soul connections. This course was so much more than just learning and being able to teach yoga; it was an in depth dive into the history and life style of yoga and a deep soul searching moment. I would recommend this course to anyone looking to get certified to teach at the 200 hr level or anyone just wanting to strengthen their practice. Truly and whole hearted blessed to have had the opportunity to grow within the teachings of Zen Den Yoga School. Namaste."

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  • Review by P. Wilson

    "Going to Zen Den is always a great experience whether it is for a class or an event. The atmosphere and people in the den are very welcoming and knowledgeable."

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  • Review by Bill Wilson

    "I have been practicing with Ira and his teachers for the past 4 years. Ira is an amazing teacher. It’s has been a great pleasure to practice along with many of his students during teach trainings. I have seen incredible changes in many of his students."

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  • Review by A. Hills from Florida, U.S.A.

    "Zen Den has been like a second home since I moved to Florida. Between the innovative teachers, exciting workshops and classes there is little to do but enjoy yourself in this beautiful space. As a newly certified 200 hour teacher and practitioner of Ira Ohm's for almost 2 years I can say with gratitude and confidence that Zen Den has changed my life."

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  • Review by Thao Ly
    10 out of 10

    "I did the 6-day retreat and extended 1 more days. It was a GREAT JOURNEY for me."

    "First, Boca Raton is a very nice city (I was amazed :) ). Very wealthy, clean, and beautiful. You can do so many things there - I tried good restaurants (recommended by Ira and Valerie), went to the beach almost every day, visited Boca Raton Museum of Art, explored different parks along the beach, etc. There are so many places to see and activities to do there. I feel 1 week stay is quite of sort, 1 month would be perfect to "breath and enjoy" Boca Raton :)"

    "Above the location, the hosts are the best part of my experience. Ira and Valerie are very kind and nice. They are there to help you make the best out of your journey. Yoga classes, nutrition coaching, meditation guiding, acupuncture, massage, breath work... Should try them all! You will be surprised of what it can help your body and your mind. "

    "Overall, I learned, practiced, and enjoyed every minute of my retreat. Hope you all will have a chance to experience it!" website, edited, edited

  • Review by Brenda Swanson from Charlotte, MI, U.S.A.

    "Zen Den Yoga retreat was exactly what I was hoping for. Valerie and Ira were great hosts. The house is well kept and tastefully put together. I found it relaxing, to hang out there, during down times. They also supply bikes for adventures away from the house; and it's a very short ride to stores, restaruants, ect. Uber is another way to venture further out. The morning classes were just right and Ira is very good at giving quality instructions during the classes to avoid injuries and achieve the poses. Very knowledgable, both of them. I plan to return." website, edited, edited

  • Review by Danielle Cohen
    10 out of 10

    "Zen Den Yoga was an amazing retreat. Upon arrival, Val and Ira give you a tour of the beautiful home. There is a pool and hot tub in the backyard (hot tup a definite plus, especially due to the soreness from all the yoga!). They also taught us how to make our breakfast and lunch shake, which were flavorful and made me feel great! There are multiple yoga classes offered each and every day. "

    "Val and Ira were amazing hosts. They made sure all of their guests were happy during their stay. They were able to recommend fantastic restaurants around the area. They also offered use of their bikes to get to the yoga studio, beach, restaurants, etc. Ira runs most of the meditation and yoga classes - which are all awesome! Val gave a wonderful massage. They set up the most relaxing acupuncture appointments for us. "

    "This stay was the best way to spend a vacation. Both mind opening and relaxing. Thanks Ira and Val!" website, edited, edited

  • Review by Zen Den Yoga School in response to Sarah Miller's review from Florida

    "What is the truth is always what it seems to each individual in each moment given our states of mind and being. We have had over 200 students graduate from our yoga teacher training's and over 200 retreat guests stay with us over the past two years. So we are writing to share feedback as to what took place with the retreat guest who didn't even stay the night to experience her retreat. This guest shared a tremendously long story of her personal life details, poured out her emotions and points of views to me for the half an hour ride where we had picked her up from the airport. She shared that she took herself off of her meds, that she practiced yoga once a week, and everything else was to much for her to handle given her mental state of mind and the events leading up to her coming to our retreat. We arrived at the house and I gave her a tour of our hydroponic vegetable garden in the front of the house. (Take a look at our pics on the website I spent time describing how the timers, the feed barrels, and the pumps all worked around the clock to keep everything growing. I explained the difference between the tower grows, box garden and jack pots. We are currently growing cabbage, kale, carrots, tomatoes, arugula, spinach, onions, basil, sun flowers, cucumbers, kolrabi and more. All of these fresh organic vegetables are for our retreat guests and yoga teacher training students. We then entered the house and I brought her to her clean private room with organic cotton sheets, bedding an area rug, and an orchid. It is true this orchid didn't have flowers on it, however the orchid was far from dead. It is alive and well with four beautiful healthy large leaves and roots growing out absorbing the moisture from the pot and air. I am assuming this guest didn't know anything about the stages of orchid growth. In the common areas, we make a point to change our cut flowers out each week. On a daily basis we clean out the flowers that die along the way. I then made her an organic fruit and protein smoothie and gave her a tour of the rest of the house. The house is very zen with yogi quotes, paintings, Buddha statues, and a large Om adorning our walls. The bathroom mentioned above (there are 2 in the house) has a full tub and shower along with a sink and toilet. It is Italian tumbled marble on the floors and walls. The tub is not only a tub but also a jacuzzi. It is likely this guest mistakenly hit the close the drain button as if to have a bath but didn't know it. Among our many weekly guests, housekeeper, and ourselves, we would know right away if there was a bad drain in the shower and would fix it immediately. To continue, our sink counter is made of wood and granite, with a big bowl sink made from stainless steel. The toilet is an efficient water use toilet and the bathroom door is wood with frosted glass. The entire retreat house has wall to wall Italian porcelain floors, an open window floor plan with lots of natural light, a state of the art kitchen with European appliances all stainless steal, stove, microwave, appliances, and oven. Our dishwasher and refrigerator are top of the line, and we have a Vitamix, a commercial grade juicer, as well as full set of pots, pans, coffee maker etc. It's possible the pool could have had some leaves in it because we have bamboo trees around the pool and it is often breezy here by the beach. We personally skim the leaves twice a day, and we have a pool maintenance person come once a week to keep our salt water pool running in tip-top condition. It is possible the hot tub cover may have some dirt on it from time to time due again to the beach breezes, however we can assure you the hot tub is very clean, and it is even an ionized hot tub so we do not use chlorine. "

    "After I made her the smoothie and gave her the tour, I showed her the map we have of the area. Around that time some other happy jovial guests came into the house, grabbed some things and jumped on the bikes we offer for use and went to the beach. This said she just wished to settle in, then she changed her mind and said she would go take a walk. She was a very nervous woman. I assured her she was safe in East Boca Raton, we are one of the wealthiest zip codes in the entire USA. Our own daughter who is 10 rides her bike on the same roads this woman took her walk on, and so do all of our guests who are 98% women. I then left the house and went to my store. About 15 minutes later this guest walked in our store, which is just two blocks from the retreat. I said hello and introduced her to my store manager. She left shortly after. On my way back to my own home, two blocks away and one house behind the yoga retreat house, I saw her walking. I honked and waived and she waived back, we are guessing based on her review that she has poor vision and confused me with a stranger. Four hours later at 7pm, she did not show up for class. I asked our other guests if she was coming and they mentioned that they saw her get into a cab. I called her to see that she was okay, particularly as it concerned me that she was off her medication and seemed so nervous. I reached her on the phone, and she explained she was having panic attacks and a break down. She said was afraid she was going to lose all rights to her baby because she abandoned her to come to South Florida for a retreat. She then told me she rented a car and was driving back to Jacksonville, Florida. She told me not worry about the money, she said that she was not ready to leave her comfortable environment and that this was all her fault. I assured her that when she was ready that she had credit with us and we would always welcome her here. She thanked me and got off the phone."

    "Sarah we are truly sorry you are going through so much challenge in your life right now. Be assured that everything will work out, just focus on the good. When we are not healthy our mind is a hard adversary instead of a good team mate coloring everything we experience. We wish you the best during your recovery from your traumatic experiences with your family. We really wished to have been able to support you through this as we do with so many people who come to us from all over the world. Namaste." website, edited, edited

  • Review by Jenny Murphy

    "I recently visited Zen Den. Very glad I went. Valerie and Ira are knowledgeable coaches and treat you with respect. Loved the Yoga house and the surrounding area. Great value."

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  • Review by Sarah Miller

    "I had a horrible experience there and did not even stay the first night. The quotes healing environment, is right off of a very busy, loud road. The house is very hectic and nothing is state of the art. The only decoration in my entire blank room was a dead, rotting orchid. There was also a huge vase of a variety of dead, wilted flowers in the entrance to greet you. Very bad energy wise. The pool was covered in leaves, the hot tub was filthy with dirt. I took a shower in the one, very small bathroom for three people to share and the shower backed up water to my calves before draining. I tried to take a peaceful walk and was honked and hollered at by so many men I felt nervous and went back to the house. It is not in a safe area for a woman to walk alone. Nothing about this environment was healing, peaceful or Zen like and I feel truly duped. When I fled by taxi without sleeping in my bed or taking any yoga courses, five hours after I arrived Ira Shneider Ohm told me I had already been charged and not to expect any refund. I plan on contacting the Better Business Bureau and the Chamber of Commerce. I was in a very vulnerable emotional state and was really seeking peace. " website, edited, edited

  • Review by K. Parekh

    "Zen Den Yoga is the place which clearly translates the definition of Mind, Body and Soul. Had an amazing experience at the retreat and yoga classes connecting and rejuvenating with self. Val and Ira are so much full of knowledge and experience with health and wellness. Can't wait to go back whenever time and opportunity arises. So much to learn and gain yet from this amazing yoga school."

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  • Review by Catherine from Toronto, Canada
    8 out of 10

    "Step away from your daily routine and offer yourself a different kind of vacation... combined it with a retreat that focuses on health, wellness, meditation,yoga, and more, joined with walks and sunbathing on the beaches of Florida. (It would be good to have a car to explore the beaches or you can take one of the bicycles available at the house). Zen Den Yoga School offered all of that which is what attracted me to it. You can go on your own or with a partner, friend, parent, or group, and experience life for as many days as you choose in a zen-like house with saltwater pool and hot-tub. If you are open to learning and to new experiences, and if you believe that life is a journey of expanding and discovering more about who you are, then you have come to the right place! Both Valerie and Ira, your hosts, have big hearts and aim at providing a holistic experience so that you come away feeling more knowledgeable and grounded than when you first arrived." website, edited, edited

  • Review by Dan from Cornwall, United Kingdom
    9 out of 10

    "“Ira and Valerie were great and helped me with so much. This retreat with all the yoga and meditation was just what I needed. The house was nice and well equipped and also only a short walk from the studio. I came away from the retreat feeling completely revitalized and knowing things about myself that I previously didn't know!”" website, edited, edited

  • Review by Estella from Chicago, U.S.A.
    8 out of 10

    "“The retreat at Zen Den Yoga was filled with yoga and other classes. Ira is a patient and knowledgeable teacher. The acupuncture and massage treatments helped to refresh and energize me, and the shakes were nourishing. It was an enjoyable and worthwhile retreat with my friends.”" website, edited, edited

  • Review by Nadine Lauterbach from Germany

    "I took the Zen Den Yoga Teacher Training in August 2014 and since I´m from Germany I had to stay at the beautiful Yoga House for the whole month. I have to admit: it was the best time I ever had. Was it challenging? Totally! Was it worth it? More than that! It was an awesome experience, I met great people there, the energy was unbelievable and I´m still thinking back on the time I had there! I´m grateful I took the chance and the challenge to fulfill my dream which I am now working with everyday! Get your Yoga on, it´s totally worth it! Namste."

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