You’re Invited: Lakeside Yoga Retreat

Play, Reflect, Explore: A Lakeside Yoga Retreat

Thurs, September 14 - Sun, September 17, 2023

w/ Monica Bonugli

$550 per person through Aug 3 / $600 after


Let yourself be whisked away into the rich landscape of the Texas hill country with Hand Craft Yoga’s first overnight retreat! Enjoy the splendor and variety that our beautiful state has to offer from our homebase at Lake LBJ.

There is nothing like a morning cup of coffee overlooking a serene lake (except perhaps an afternoon glass of wine overlooking said lake 😉) . You’ll have time for both during our 3-night stay just over an hour north of Spring Branch.

Spread amongst 3 neighboring houses and a shared sprawling lawn (perfect for our morning yoga sessions), we’ll have plenty of space to settle in to unwind. Our getaway is easy to find, but you will feel a million miles away from the day to day when you gaze out across the lake.

While one home will serve as our “headquarters”, there are multiple common areas for both community and quiet time, seven accommodating bedrooms and many bathrooms throughout. There will be a maximum of 14 spots on this retreat to ensure each person has a comfortable bed all to themselves.

The Details

On Thursday, feel free to check in any time between 3 and 5pm. We’ll have snacks and drinks as we welcome each other to the space. Around 7pm, a relaxed dinner will be served, followed by a gentle grounding yoga class on the dock. Is yoga under the stars on your bucket list? Check it off with this retreat.

Friday will begin with an optional 8am yoga practice. After a tasty breakfast: free time! Maybe you’d like to  paddle board the lake, go on a bike ride, play a game, or simply read a book. Around 2pm, enjoy a boat ride to Boat Town, a nearby restaurant on the water, for a delicious lunch.

We will enjoy a gentle happy hour yoga session later on Friday afternoon, followed by a light dinner and time for some group fun.  To close our night, we’ll drift into calm with a yoga nidra practice.

On Saturday, we’ll start with a rise and shine yoga practice to leave you feeling ready for the day. Right after breakfast, we’ll hit the road for a 20-minute drive to Longhorn Cavern State Park for a walk through the National Cave of Texas!

This guided walking tour will have us “descend 130’ below the surface, following the path of an ancient underground riverbed through room after room of amazing geologic wonders.” The total tour distance is 1.1 miles round trip over the course of 90 minutes. Prepare yourself for scenic beauty as we admire the process of time and water.

Near Longhorn Cavern is our next stop: Perissos Vineyard and Winery. At this casual, family-owned spot, we’ll enjoy a picnic lunch, wine tasting, and vineyard tour to learn more about their hand-crafted Texas wine.

Saturday evening, we’ll have dinner followed by a gentle stretch and release yoga to unwind from our day.

Sunday morning will be time for one last yoga session together before a breakfast send off.  You can either leave headquarters by 11am to head straight home OR you can extend your adventure and take an *optional* 45-minute drive to Pedernales Falls State Park to enjoy a short, 20-minute hike to the falls.

After enjoying nature’s beauty for a bit and a quick hike back to the cars, follow me to Redbud café in Blanco for a refreshing lunch before heading home.


Beds will either be Queen, Double, or Twin. You will be sharing a room with at least 1 other person. Beds/rooms will be assigned on a first come, first served basis.

Please note: You do not have to book with a roommate(s), but if you are, please let me know in your registration form so I can house you together!

All bathrooms will be shared.

$550 per person through Aug 3 / $600 after

The Quick Summary

$550 per person through Aug 3 / $600 after

Included in price:

  • 3 nights accommodation
  • Daily yoga with Monica
  • All breakfasts, Sat picnic lunch & all dinners
  • Boat ride to restaurant on lake
  • Transportation to/from Longhorn Cavern & Perissos
  • Tour fee at the cave
  • Tasting/tour fee at the vineyard

NOT Included in price:

  • Lunch at lakeside restaurant on Friday
  • Additional wine purchases
  • Lunch at Redbud on Sunday

To register:

Please follow these steps to reserve your spot at the Lakeside Yoga Retreat:

  1. Please fill out the Intention to Reserve form to provide information about yourself, your bed preference, and your roommate request (you will not be charged anything at this stage). I will respond to confirm.
  2. Next, you will receive an invoice via email for a non-refundable deposit of $100 to secure your spot. Follow the directions in the email to pay your deposit.
  3. Once the deposit has been made, you’ll receive notice that you’ve been officially enrolled into the retreat! The balance on your account will be due by Sept 1st, 2023. Feel free to make partial payments up until the final due date.


boat on a boat!
boat on a boat!

Act fast, only 14 spots available.

Fill your cup. Give yourself the gift of time to rest, play, eat, drink, laugh, explore, create, ponder, pause, & reflect.

Come to the Lakeside Yoga Retreat.

Please don't hesitate to reach out with any questions. I look forward to retreating with you! With love, Monica