”Kathryn has a gift of bringing people together to embark on a journey that develops and nourishes your soul, body, and mind. Every little detail in her presentation, her motivational talks and visualization exercises, the layout of the dining table, the little gifts she gave us showed us how much thought, compassion, and heart that she put into this trip to really give us the Ultimate fitness vacation. The location in Lake Tahoe was incredible. Perfect location and atmosphere to start our day off with yoga before going on a new adventure that each day brought us. The Shirley canyon trail and the flume trail were beyond spectacular. And kayaking in Lake Tahoe and getting some vitamin D on the beach was heavenly. Their private chef, Dee, cooked the most amazingly delicious, organic and healthy meals. She is so talented and really nourished our bodies well... not just for our taste buds but fueled us with power foods to get us through those Mountains. I left this retreat physically and mentally stronger, more compassionate, more peace of mind, and with new friends!”
—Esther Recano, Summer Solstice 2019
“Had an absolutely fantastic time this week at the #ultimatefitnessvacation. We did yoga twice a day, hiked up a mountain that still had a significant amount of snow, biked 14 miles, went to the beach at Lake Tahoe (which was chilly) ate lots of amazing food by Dee’s Organic Catering. An incredible massage from Shel. Lots of laughs, beautiful scenery and great new friends. Thank you for planning this! Thank you Shante for telling me about it! #metime #challengeyourself#fitoverfifty”
— Cheryl Sanford-Givens, Summer Solstice 2019
“Thank you to everyone who made the Ultimate Fitness Vacation a trip to remember! It was a pleasure meeting you all! It is obvious how much you pour your heart and soul into making this an amazing experience! This will be a trip I won’t soon forget! 💜 #laketahoe #yoga#mountainhiking #mountainbiking #privatechef #views #newfriends #impooped”
__ Michelle Glowacki, Summer Solstice 2019
“We did it - 3.6 miles and a 2000 ft vertical climb up to High Camp!!! The last 1.5 miles we hiked through the snow pak! It was incredibly hard, but so rewarding when we made it to the summit!”
—Jennifer Paul Pompei, Summer Solstice 2019
“Once again, thanks to Kathryn and her team…another amazing group of people gather to share, ponder, nurture and sweat!”
—Nacy Kolas, Summer Solstice Retreat 2018
“So grateful to have met this angel and beautiful soul who is a beacon of light and a spiritual guide for the lost, broken, and those who just need empowerment, encouragement, love, positivity and enlightenment. What this woman is doing is life changing on so many levels and everyone deserves to experience this at least once. I on the other hand will participate in this retreat every year for the rest of my life. Thank you for being a filler of cups! We started out strangers and ended friends and family! I love the family I get to choose!”
—Shante, Summer Solstice Retreat 2018
—Jennifer Paul Pompeo, Summer Solstice Retreat 2018
“This was Amazing! Ultimate Fitness Vacation…Thank you!!
—Natalie Alvarez Coley, Summer Solstice Retreat 2018
"Thanks again for a truly transformative weekend! I feel enormously grateful to have been a part of your warm, welcoming and rejuventating retreat."
--Dr. Sheilah Siegel, October Retreat 2017
"Just the getaway needed to refresh & rejuvenate during these crazy times... the guilt of getting away was on the back burner, but it's gotta be done."
--Shel Saxon, October Retreat 2017
--Dr. Benedict Ancock, October Retreat 2017
"The most incredible food! So impressed! I have never had a better massage and I get a lot. So incredibly happy I attended. I didn't realize how much I needed it."
--Jeannette Hans, October Retreat 2017
"Thank you so much for everything and especially for your warmth, sense of humor and kindness....Helen and I had the best time of our lives. Everybody and everything was just great. Loved yoga, TRX, the people, the food. Will try and go to Bikram yoga in NYC. For some reason after your class I felt as if I were floating above the earth, totally relaxed and happy. My husband and I are in SF now after spending a few days doing wine tasting in Napa and Sonoma. It was amazing."
--Tanya Tiomkin, June Retreat 2017
"A very good value for the money."
-Helen Heifets, June Retreat 2017
"Well - it feels like it was a dream! This retreat was really awesome. Everyone loved Chef Lisa. Workouts were fantastic and varied. Great folks - great instructors... ( loved ethereal Rose!) just a great balance! I'm so grateful for you and I loved your words at this morning's meditation."
--Lesley Ball, June Retreat 2017
"The Retreat Napa 2017! What an amazing experience. Everyone so motivated and open minded to join us in some of the most challenging classes in the blazing heat. The ice baths helped!;-) Missing you guys already!! ❤️ The experience of a lifetime!"
--Lea Shea, June Retreat 2017
"The Retreat Napa with Kathryn Keown, Karmin Skaar and Stein-Erik Skaar was the experience of a lifetime. I had fun and challenged myself to meet new people, be active, relax, and have new experiences. Gratitude to everyone who was there for creating a special experience. It was just what I needed."
--Karilen Mays, June Retreat 2017
"I cannot thank you enough for the absolutely wonderful week of yoga, exercise, great food and amazing friendship . The Retreat Napa was a great experience for Jennifer and me. We loved every minute of all that you, Brittany, Stein and Karmin offered. We also loved the people and establishing new relationships. More significantly, thank you for your kind heart and willingness to help others be the absolute best version of themselves. Being with like-minded people concerning health and wellness was superb. Everyone deserves to feel as good as we all do! Totally outstanding! Looking forward to the next retreat. Count us in on Napa next year for sure, and we are hoping to work out Maui in the near future ."
--Mark Ostrowski, July Retreat 2016
"The Retreat Napa is about so much more than yoga...it's about laughter, health, gourmet hand made meals, friends and beautiful places! Another amazing day hiking in sunny California!"
--Carla Ashley, July Retreat 2016
"Last week I had an incredibly beautiful week in Napa at a Yoga retreat. The people I met and got to know will be forever ingrained in my heart. Even though I twisted/sprained my ankle the first day I came home a changed person because of my experience and the yummy vegan food! If you ever get a chance to do this for yourself, it is life changing."
--Jeannette Burchart Hans, July Retreat, 2016
"Thank you Kathryn for bringing the most incredible group of people together to#retreatnapa. Only 25 hours in and it's already the experience of a lifetime. Meditation, yoga, cardio in the sun, pool, coffee, more yoga, now time for some business development #360resumesandcareers I'm lookin at you..."
--Carmel Redell, July Retreat 2016
"What an amazing week. I took so much in from those 5 days! Truly incredible! Right down to the awesome quotes you lovingly left on our beds each night! You are so special and are creating such life changing opportunities for people! "
--Lesley Ball, July Retreat 2016
"We all loved the yoga class and couldn't stop talking about it yesterday - even my son. No aches and pains or complaining. I think the sun helped warm our bodies too and what a beautiful setting. It would be fun to wake up like that everyday. Thank you for teaching us. Everyone loved the visualization part too. Your words were very inspirational. If you have them written down would it be possible to send them to me? It would be a good reminder. Thank you for the book to write our thoughts in. I already started in mine. My friend gave me the book "Where will you be 5 years from now." It's about turning your dreams into goals and then accomplishments. It all fits so perfectly with what you said yesterday. Things do come in unexpected ways."
--Ann Young, June, 2016
"I have to tell what a wonderful time I had. You did an amazing job creating such a great experience for all of us. The location/accommodations were so special and unique with the way Derek recreated the ranch coupled with your special touch in each room. The activities were challenging and also relaxing... I appreciated the modifications on the late afternoon yoga each day. The meditations/visualizations were perfect and I am pretty sure made just for me at times.😊"
--Karen Norman, January 2016 Retreat
"Just wanted to send a BIG THANK YOU for the weekend!!! You did an amazing job of putting together on an awesome retreat, spectacular food, and getting a fabulous group together. Way to inspire and manifest sister! Good times, great start to 2016 and many thanks!"
--Carrie Parks, January Retreat, 2016
"I seriously had such an amazing time with you and everyone. I feel like it was a vacation. It was a blessing to be able to take the best yoga classes around, eat the most delicious vegan food and meet so many wonderful people. I truly felt so inspired by everyone there...I'm so happy our paths crossed. So with that I am so in for Retreat Part Deux! I miss our little home in Napa already!"
-Karmin Skaar, January Retreat 2016
"I have not taken time for ME in 15 years. I needed that more than you can ever imagine! Thank you so much for treating me to that special cottage that really gave me some alone time. I am seeking out yoga in Sausalito now because I realized how much I've been missing. Meeting wonderful Peeps and moving my body..."
-Elly G., January Retreat, 2016
"Thank you for rocking Triple S and putting on a beautiful retreat! I appreciate that I could take part in a special weekend of good peeps, fabulous food, lovely yoga, butt-kicking cardio and all-around relaxation and fun. That massage was a special treat - thank you for that! Congratulations!"
-P.C., January Retreat, 2016
"It was a wonderful beautiful retreat. I really had no preconceived ideas or expectations. What I am bringing home is a renewed sense of serenity and commitment to a home yoga practice. I loved everyone at the retreat, the food(I would not reel that in - it was excellent), accommodations, the classes.....Thank you so much for going for your dream!"
-R.G., January Retreat, 2016
"Kathryn, you always say, "Thank you for sharing your practice with me." Let me say,"Thank you for teaching us." I can't really think of a better way to start off the weekend or kick start Saturday morning by spending 90 minutes in a hot room with you. I believe that we're all for the better. Hope you have a great weekend and we'll see you next time. "
"Kathryn was one of my first yoga instructors when I began practicing over 15 years ago. Since then, I have encountered many, many teachers over the years in many different places and have always placed Kathryn at the top of the list of favorites. She brings a powerful, peaceful universal understanding of yoga to the class, knowing the correctness and details of each posture, the physical benefits being gained, all while encouraging and motivating every single person in the class. The joy she exudes while doing this is infectious! I cannot recommend more highly Kathryn Keown for any position concerning yoga. Anyone under her leadership will consider themselves lucky and blessed. I do."
--Joel Hendler, Founder, Hendler Design