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January 19 - 25, 2020

Looking for a week of wellness with the right amount of adventure? A retreat with GYPSET Yoga at Sansara will not disappoint. Revitalize yourself in daily yoga and barre classes with long-time yogis Melissa & Laurel, who each have 20+ years of teaching experience. 

Move your body in an energizing vinyasa class every morning and restore with yin at night while listening to sound of the ocean, practice barre mid-day to sweat and rock out. 

3 delicious, healthy meals will keep you fueled and fired up for the day. In your down time you can explore; surfing, hiking, kayaking, biking or snorkeling for those of you who need more activity. If you’re looking for a little rejuvenation you can chill by the pool or book a spa treatment.  And you will rest easy every night in your luxurious accommodation. 

rest your head here; featuring our  OM SUITE

rest your head here; featuring our OM SUITE

the salt-water awaits…

the salt-water awaits…

Investment (per person):

$1900 Quad Occupancy - 1 space available
$2000 Triple Occupancy - 3 spaces available
$2300 Double Occupancy - 2 cabanas available
$2500 Premium Double Occupancy Suites - SOLD OUT
$3500 Single Occupancy - please inquire for availability

To sign up for this magical retreat, please contact:

laurel@gypsetyogaretreats.com & melissa@gypsetyogaretreats.com

OR visit their website: www.gypsetyogaretreats.com

Meet YOUR Leaders:



A yoga teacher, world traveler and business owner,  Laurel Van Matre brings her authenticity, sense of humor and the wisdom gleaned from her lifelong wellness journey to GYPSET Yoga Retreats.

Laurel spent years traveling through Europe and Asia before starting her own garden design business. Soon, she began practicing yoga as a student. Then she began teaching classes, and has since become teacher of teachers in her Northeast Minneapolis yoga studio, YOGA Garden.

Her experience has given her the ability to meet the student where they are in their practice, helping them find a way to access poses that elude them, whether they are beginners or advanced. While many people think of yoga is as meditative, making it fun is equally important to her.

As her yoga practice evolved, Laurel began sharing her experience with corporate clients as a motivational speaker and strategic consultant. Using themes from yoga, she helps people improve themselves both personally and professionally. She recently sold her garden design business to focus on her passion for yoga and innovation.

Laurel is a gardener, a cyclist and enjoys good wine and good food. When she’s not traveling the world teaching GYPSET Yoga Retreats she teaches out of her studio in NE Minneapolis, YOGA Garden.

Style: alignment-based vinyasa flow, nidra, restorative and individual coaching
Inspiration: gardening, sunshine, the ocean, traveling the world and listening to people’s stories, meeting new people, her family and an appreciation for moving through the world as an individual and how we all do that while at the same time together as a group.



Melissa Joy Schoeller co-founded GYPSET Yoga after five years of guest teaching yoga classes at a dozen tropical resorts around the world.

As a guest teacher, she quickly saw that travel gave people the opportunity open themselves. Yoga and wellness elevated a vacation into a transformative experience, and to appreciate the beauty within all things from a centered and grounded perspective. After organizing several retreats on her own for seven years, the word of mouth from students inspired her to start Gypset Yoga with Laurel Van Matre.

A consummate entrepreneur, Melissa started her first business at the age of 7, making and selling rock people (yes, people made of rocks). She has founded multiple successful businesses, including a spin/yoga studio and a boutique gift store. Both are still going strong.

Melissa has taught yoga in a variety of non-traditional settings, including music festivals, brewpubs and corporate on-site. Beyond her passion for yoga and travel, she is a former mountain bike racer and renowned for her playlists.

Style: vinyasa flow, yin, nidra, meditation, barre, spinning & private training.
Inspiration: music, nature, travel, ritual, pause, connection & authenticity.

sunsets, surfboards, and S A N S A R A await ..

sunsets, surfboards, and S A N S A R A await ..