Hiking & Yoga Retreat


Hiking & Yoga Retreat


SHINE Hiking & Yoga Retreat

STOKES STATE FOREST + Appalachian trail - June 1st - 3rd

A two night retreat. Includes Daily Yoga practice, meals, 4-6 mile hike on Saturday, SMORES and COMMUNITY!

Led by John Bagielto & Carleena Lara-Bregatta

Outdoor Camping : Only 9 spots $199.00
Shared Cabin: Only 5 spots $199.00

Prices include daily meals, accommodations, daily yoga, guided hike on Saturday and options for an early bird hike Friday afternoon. Sundays itinerary will include optional activities for an additional cost and could include another short hike and tubing down the Delaware River.


1. When do we depart on Friday?

The group will depart together in a caravan from SHINE Power Yoga Maple Shade with two departure times. Early bird departure: 7am; Afternoon departure at 12pm. If you are not able to depart with the caravan, you are more than welcome to set your own arrival time. This is a retreat after all! We recommend carpooling to be mindful of the environment. 

2. Do you accommodate dietary requests?

Yes! Vegetarian options will be available. Gluten-free options and other dietary accommodations upon reasonable request.

3. Can I request to bunk with someone in the shared cabins?

Yes! We have two cabins available. If you have a preference of who you'd like to bunk with (up to 4 persons), once your group has registered and paid, please email Carleena using the form below.

4. What comes with the shared cabins?

Shared cabins include a flushable toilet, kitchenette and bunk beds. These cabins are bare so guests are required to bring bedding along with any other items that assist in making the space cozy for you! All meals are provided but if you wish to use the kitchenette, pots, pans and cleaning supplies for dishes are required as well. Only 2 parking spaces are available per cabin so please consider carpooling.

5. What comes with outdoor camping?

All that is provided is a cleared tent space. Guests are expected to bring their own tents, bedding and other camping supplies for comfort. You are welcome to bring battery operated air mattresses, sleeping pads, cots, hammocks, etc. Flushable toilets and showers are in easy walking distance.

OK - I am in. So what do I pack?

We will be spending lots of time outdoors so dress comfortably for longer days with exposure to sunshine, bugs and other nature-y things!

Some Ideas*:
- bug spray                     - yoga clothes
- sunscreen                    - hiking shoes
- hammock                     - rain jacket/poncho
- a good book                - spare batteries (if using air mattress)
- your yoga mat             - a sun blocking hat or sunglasses
- swimsuit                       - bath towel and/or beach towel
- bedding                       - pillow, sleeping bag, cozy blanket
- day back pack             - reusable water bottle or Camelbak

*this is not an exhaustive list.

Questions? Comments? Concerns?

Name *



Your Leaders


John Bagielto

John was first certified in Hatha Yoga in Spring of 2014. At this time, he also began to share his love for yoga with others while teaching 3-6 classes per week, and has continued to ever since. Although John is not a teacher at
SHINE, he attributes much of his teaching style to his time practicing at SHINE and attending their leadership bootcamp in the Spring of 2015. Since then he’s been a BIG part of the SHINE community.

While extremely passionate for yoga, John also has an equal great love for nature. He began hiking in 2007 and started to learn the intricacies of backpacking and outdoor ethics. What began as a two day trip with friends out of high school, unknowingly blossomed into a decade long section hike of the Appalachian Trail. John has completed approximately 5⁄6 of the Appalachian Trail (over 1,800 miles), with only one state left to go.

Along his journey, he first envisioned one day having the opportunity to share his two passions of hiking and yoga in the serene setting of the Appalachian Mountains, or more broadly, the outdoors. John sees yoga practice much like he sees the trail, as an unending journey to new heights towards self and purpose. John is grateful for the opportunity to share nature and yoga with the SHINE community, while fostering stronger bonds.


Carleena Lara-Bregatta

Carleena is a certified 500 Hour E-RYT with teaching styles rooted in traditional Hatha, Ashtanga, Yin + Power Yoga.

For Carleena, yoga began as an exercise practice to distract her from ever-looming anxiety and depression, yet this practice quickly became much more. She learned the transformative powers of a yogic lifestyle and aimed to make this her life passion.

3 years later she received her certification from the International school of Shiva Yoga Peeth located in the foothills of the Himalayas in Rishikesh, India. Her studies, under Swamiji. Sudhir Anand, granted her a deeper understanding of the traditional and ancient practices of 8-limbed Yoga.

Her classes today still incorporate many of the traditional teachings she acquired during her 4 month stay in India while blending it with her own unique touches. Her ability to blend classical philosophy and spirituality while catering to modern times blends two approaches to create something special.