Backbends : The Art of Letting Go

Sunday, March 31 1-3 pm workshop. 3-5pm teacher practicum

Backbends are equally powerful, and exquisitely delicate poses. They invoke the courage, strength and the willingness to open our hearts to the pssibility of more. How do you engage, how do you participate, how do you hold yourself, even in the face of challenge? Where do you place your heart? Come establish and experience the interplay between the front and the back body. Explore the possibility of a deeper dive into backbends, rooted and cultivated from your stability and strength. Find your heart; learn to hold your heart in the highest; safely drop back, and let go.

After the initial workshop, yoga teachers are encouraged to stay for an additional 2 hour practical training, collectively breaking down the sequencing strategy, emphasizing alignment, anatomical structuring, muscle recruitment, and movement within the body. Learn how to confidently: refine your cuing, and use hands-on adjustments, props, modifications and intensifications. 

Workshop and practicum combined are eligible for 4 Yoga Alliance CEU hours.


Workhops $40. ($45. walk in) Practicum $45

Register workshop HERE and practicum HERE



MARCH 16 @ 4:00 PM - MARCH 23 @ 10:00 AM

Your Best You: Inspiring Self-Discovery, Self-Care and Creativity

March 16-23, 2019, Maya Tulum, Riviera Maya, Mexico

Internationally recognized as one of the most stunningly beautiful wellness destinations, retreat programs and beaches on the Yucatan Peninsula.

The Retreat Program Includes:
Mindfulness Meditation. Vinyasa Yoga. Creative Writing. Art Making.
Support for Goals or Intentions.
Gourmet Meals. Inspiration. Fun. Healing. Relaxation. 

“This is the most life-changing, outstanding retreat I’ve ever been on.” – Former Oprah Producer

“I got my mojo back!” – A Professional Chef

“Coming on the retreat has been the most beautiful experience I’ve had in a very long time. The breathtaking location, inspiring community and almost magical practices have given me the tools to change myself into the person I’ve always wanted to be.” – Student, University Of Colorado

“Jennifer was an absolutely fabulous leader – caring, loving always focused on providing professional excellence and clearly wanting the best for each participant.” – Child Psychologist and Published Author

For 12 years, the Radiant Retreat has provided an outstanding rejuvenating adventure for mothers, daughters, families, honeymooners, businessmen, artists, writers, therapists, lawyers, fundraisers, TV producers, musicians, teachers, and bankers to be inspired and reconnect with what matters most in their lives.

All are welcome. Whether you’re a complete beginner or an advanced practitioner, you can participate in as much or little of the daily scheduled activities as you like. No need to be a “yoga person” or “a writer”.

Enjoy: Sun filled days – Sleep – Personal Beach Time – Delicious Cuisine – Site-Seeing – Spa Treatments, Caribbean swims – Fishing – Mayan ruins – Scuba diving – Snorkeling –  Biking.

Benefits: Revitalization – Inspiration – Physical Flexibility, Strength, Stability and Balance – Creativity – Fun -Community – Personal Growth or Reinvention – Best Practices for continuing great work in the world – Calm – Inner Peace – Laughter

Founded byJennifer Schelter, MFA, YTT 500, Founder of Mindful Strategies, Mindfulness at The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, Aresty Institute of Executive Education, Yoga Schelter studio, Yoga Unites non-profit, Co-Founder of Yoga On The Steps for Living Beyond Breast Cancer, producer of “am awake” CD and “The Art of Vinyasa Yoga” DVD. She is the life coach and yoga teacher for Veria TV reality show Natural RebootNamed Best of Philly multiple times, Philadelphia Magazine’s Be Well Philly (cover model), and “One of the Most Inspiring Philadelphians” by US Airways Magazine. She is a recent Post Baccalaureate Graduate of Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts and enjoys working in gouache, watercolor, and pen and ink, as well as video.

Maya Tulum Accommodations: Guests sleep in beautiful, simple, yet chic, thatched-roofed cabanas that look as if they could have sprung naturally from the earth. Each cabana comes with a sitting area for relaxing, tiled bathroom with an open shower area, and a generous supply of fresh bottled water.

Accommodations (rates include three buffet, gourmet meals per day and the Radiant Retreat daily program)

Garden Cabanas windows open to the Caribbean and most enjoy a view of the ocean.
Garden View
– Single – $3,500.
– Double – $2,350. 

Ocean View Cabanas are set slightly back from the ocean with a stunning view.
Ocean View
– Single – $4,050.
– Double – $2,600.

Ocean Front Cabanas sit on the beach with a smashing view.
Ocean Front
– Single – $4,350.
– Double – $2,890.

Call (215)840-4972 or email: to confirm your payment and reservation. 

Watch the YouTube slideshow of Radiant Retreat 2008:

Dates: Plan to arrive March 16 (morning flights best to reach the resort before 4pm) and if you choose to depart on March 23 (we recommend a later flight if possible so you can relax). 

Flights: The price of the retreat does not include airfare or van transportation from Cancun to Tulum. Book from your departure city to Cancun, Mexico. A van will meet you at the airport and take you to Maya Tulum. This is the most economical way to travel from Cancun to Tulum. The cost of the van is paid by each individual passenger and averages between $40-80 (depending on the number of people in your van).

Tips for rooms are not included in the price of the retreat.

Sample Schedule(Do as much or little of the retreat program as works for you. You make it your own.

7:30-8:30am –  Sunrise Meditation

8:30-10:am – Buffet Breakfast

10:30am-Noon –  Yoga

1- 3:00pm – Buffet Lunch

2pm – Relax and enjoy: beach, read, nap, fabulous massage

4:30-6:30pm – Creative Writing, Art-making or free time

7-9:00pm -Buffet Dinner

8.15pm – Evening lecture, writing-share, candlelit yoga, moonlit beach walk, relax.

To secure your reservation, send payment in the form of a check payable to Jennifer Schelter. Call (215) 840-4972 or email: to confirm your payment and reservation.

Booking and Payment Schedule is confirmed upon receipt of payment.

– February 20th is the absolute final date for booking. 
All other payments must be received in full by January 31.

Cancellation and Refund Policy

– If you cancel your reservation after a deposit or booking a processing fee of $100. per person will apply. Jennifer Schelter will issue a check and mail your refund.

– If you cancel your reservation 60 days (1/22) of the retreat date 40% of your deposit will be refunded.

– If you cancel your reservation 30 days (2/19) prior to the retreat date you will receive no refund.

– Payment of Retreat: Gift Certificates are Available. Plan ahead: Ask your friends and family to gift you the trip for your birthday, Christmas or holiday.

– Transportation: We organize your transportation from Cancun to Maya Tulum Resort. Each van holds 1-10 people. You will be met at the airport. The cost of the van averages $40-$80. round trip and you are responsible for paying at the front desk of MT when you arrive.

– We need your flight departure/arrival information for scheduling your van transportation.

– Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner are served Buffet style in the open aired restaurant. If you have special dietary needs please tell us at the time of booking and we will let the resort know.

– Roommate: If you would like a roommate, we do our best to match you up with others who want the same.

Buy your airline tickets AS SOON AS POSSIBLE for the best deals to Cancun, Mexico. Please do not wait.  Mexico is a highly desirable destination at that time of year. We recommend you book your travel dates and tickets ASAP. Do not wait! For further information, contact us at 215.840.4972 or

For Radiant Retreat inspiration read this article

click and download the Maya Tulum Resort media kit including great images.

Come be barefoot for a week in guacamole heaven. Pelicans cruise overhead. Everyone’s face starts to glow. The sun sets and the sky fills with stars. There’s nothing better than being this relaxed, and healthy in a place this enchanting.

Email, or call 215 840-4972


Asana Intensive Workshop @flourishyogaproject

Sundays: January 27 • March 3 • March 31 • April 28 1-3pm

Deepen your personal practice, or take a deeper dive into the methodology and making of more advanced poses and shapes. Workshops can be taken individually or as a series.

Over the course of four months + four workshops, Sarah will offer students and teachers of all levels the opportunity to learn more advanced postures. Each 2 hour workshop focuses on a specific classification of pose (Inversions, Backbends, Arm/Hand Balancing, Twists + Binds) in relationship to the entire body. Build confidence and find fluidity as you explore familiar as well as more inventive ways to practice, and develop a deeper understanding of the anatomical principles of asana.


Individual Workhops $40. ($45. walk in) OR Package Pricing:  $140.

Register HERE