Thanksgiving in Haiti

Thanksgiving in Haiti | November 19 – November 25, 2017

Join us for a truly meaningful, fun and memorable week, as we venture to the UNESCO World Heritage seaside artisan town of Jacmel. We will enjoy hands-on volunteering with 3 different children organizations, and focus on create opportunities and sustainable programs for their education and well-being. Projects include the Jacmel Children’s Center, a 13,000 square foot home and school we personally funded and built for orphaned children ages 3-10 years old. Art activities with 100 Haitian youth from Art Creation Foundation For Children (ACFFC), an arts based non-profit organization created for the personal growth, empowerment, and education of children in need. We will enjoy playing and working with children at the Faith and Love Orphanage. 

Haiti Yoga Retreat

Highlights include artisans visits in Haiti’s quaint and charming seaside artisan town, the handicrafts capital of Haiti. Jacmel’s charm is its old town center, full of mansions and merchants’ warehouses with a late-Victorian grace poking out from behind the wrought-iron balconies and peeling façades. We will enjoy a mosaic tour with students from the Art Creation Foundation For Children, and enjoy visiting their city block long mosaic projects with beautiful beaches and boardwalks guiding the way.

We will enjoy delicious Haitian cuisine, a beautiful waterfall hike to Bassin Bleu, a Haitian dance class with live drumming and so much more.  Part of the magic of being in Haiti is discovering where and how you best like to serve- as well as enjoying mutually enriching experiences for you and the Haitians. YogaVentures Founder Lisa Rueff will offer daily yoga. Hiking and walking opportunities are also available.

$1,795 based on double occupancy

$2,395 for single occupancy

* Deluxe accommodations at beautiful hotels in both Port au Prince and Jacmel.

  • 6-nights Accommodation
  • Daily Yoga Classes
  • 3 delicious gourmet meals a day
  • Haitian-English speaking tour guide
  • Lux Air-conditioned ground transportation
  • Volunteer Experiences
  • Filtered water
  • Retreat leaders and local guides
  • International airfare to/from Haiti
  • Gratuities to service providers and guides
  • Alcoholic drinks

A non-refundable deposit of $500 is required to hold your space.

Final Balance Policy: Final payment must be received by October 1 2017, and is non-refundable.

Cancellation Policy: In the event of cancellation your entire payment will be refunded less the $500 deposit if the cancellation is made before October 1, 2017. Payments are non-refundable after this date.

To reserve your space and for more information, please contact Lisa Rueff by phone at 415.297.1944, email at

YogaVentures Retreats

Double Occupancy

Pay $500 deposit


Pay in Full $1795

Single Occupancy

Pay $500 deposit


Pay in Full $2395