"Don’t dismiss the elements. Water soothes and heals. Air refreshes and revives. Earth grounds and holds. Fire is a burning reminder of our own will and creative power. Swallow their spells. There’s a certain sweet comfort in knowing that you belong to them all." ~ Victoria Erickson

We are so excited to announce our Fall 2023 Elemental Wellness Retreat in Greece!  You are invited to join us on this hip eco-chic and spiritually charged destination located on the peninsula side of the enchanted island of Paros. Harmonize your life by joining with the rhythms of nature.
Everything in nature is made up of five elements: Earth, Water, Fire, Air, and Space. We will embrace these healing elements and learn how they can lead us to transform experiences and ground ourselves in a chaotic world.


Our 7 night/8 day retreat will be spent discovering, reflecting and connecting with yourself and others. All levels (including beginners!) are welcome. We’ll have a morning yoga and meditation flow class and an evening meditative  yin yoga class. These experiences are intended to heal and reflect the radiance within you. We will mindfully look to the eight limbs of yoga and yoga philosophy as part of our reflection.


Retreat price Includes :

Two daily practices

Two daily organically and locally sourced Ayurvedic meals

Full use of facilities

Private bathrooms


Silent morning beach meditations

Free time to Swim in the turquoise sea, visit ancient towns and ruins or simply relax!


International Airfare

Domestic travel to Paros

Bodywork/ Massage

Day Excursion to nearby Mykonos

Alcoholic beverages

Private $2700

Shared $2300

Stay tuned for additional information about our Fall 2023 retreat in the Greek islands! Please feel free to contact the studio with any questions.

$500 deposit saves your spot


What makes Okreblue more special, is the organic home grown vegetables that are used for the delicious meals at Caretta restaurant-lounge (Okreblue’s restaurant)

We will enjoy delicious meals prepared using ancient Ayurvedic principles. We’ll share meals together twice daily (brunch and dinner) on the open deck with an amazing view of the Aegean Sea. The kitchen will stay open between meals for smoothies, salads or snacks.



Monica Sharp

Monica Roy Sharp has practiced yoga for 39 years. As a teenager searching for healing from childhood trauma, Monica and her sister Michelle would seek out yoga classes. Monica knew early on yoga would always be an intricate thread in her life.

Monica attended a 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training at Yandara Yoga Institute in Baja, Mexico. She had the privilege of practicing yoga with Shiva Rea, Baron Baptiste & Kali Rai.

Her authentic style is a fusion of teachings that combines heart, soul and movement. From a gentle meditative class to a strong Vinyasa flow, Monica brings her graceful and playful approach to the mat. She is versed in traditional yoga philosophy and integrates mindful awareness through her teachings.

Monica has led multiple International Yoga Retreats in various locations: Costa Rica, Roatan Honduras, and Tulum, Mexico. She will return to Tulum to lead a retreat this November (2021). In the United States, Monica’s hosted Yoga Retreats in Sedona AZ, Magnolia, MS and Covington, LA.

Monica opened Just Breathe Yoga Studio in August 2014. She teaches multiple classes, privates, hosts special events and offers Urban Day Retreats. In 2019, Monica incorporated a teacher training curriculum to her studio. Monica is training facilitator and will guide her third 200-hour Breathe Deeper Ayurveda & Yoga teacher training this fall (2021).

Monica gives back to her community throughout the year by partnering with several local charities. She also lends her space and time to promote local artists.

Monica is a self-taught culinary connoisseur and prepares healthy meals for students during teacher training. She lives in Mandeville, LA and enjoys an active outdoor lifestyle.

Sweet Fun Fact about Monica – she eats chocolate every single day

Katelyn Sonnier

Katelyn Sonnier was born and raised in Eunice, Louisiana. After spending some time in Kentucky, Katelyn took a leap of faith and followed her heart to Mandeville where she has lived since 2020.
She loves the thriving community she has found on the Northshore, and she enjoys meeting new people and fostering meaningful relationships with those in her “tribe”. Katelyn has practiced yoga since 2009, and in 2014 she completed her 200-hour yoga teacher training at Radically Rooted in Lexington, KY with a focus on fascia release and technique. She went on to complete a 75- hour certification in yoga and Ayurveda –  “Ayurveda on the Mat” – in Cincinnati, OH. In dealing with her own health challenges, Katelyn found the ancient science of Ayurveda to be invaluable in healing her body. After experiencing firsthand how an Ayurvedic lifestyle can enhance one’s life, Katelyn felt called to study Ayurveda – the world’s oldest health science system and sister science of yoga based on the mind-body connection – so she could reconceptualize this ancient knowledge for a modern audience. Katelyn completed has a B.S in Ayurvedic Wellness from the Maharishi International University, and she also holds a certification from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition. Katelyn has studied with famed author, speaker, and global messenger for Ayurveda: Sahara Rose Ketabi. As a certified Ayurvedic Wellness Consultant, Katelyn’s vision is to join Eastern and Western philosophies and techniques to make a holistic approach to health and wellbeing accessible for her clients.
Currently, Katelyn teaches yoga at Just Breathe Yoga in Old Mandeville, where she hosts several urban retreats, workshops, and youth retreats throughout the year that feature Ayurveda.

She oversees the Ayurveda component of the Breathe Deeper Yoga Teacher Training curriculum, and she works with numerous private clients- helping them integrate Ayurveda into their lifestyles. Katelyn lives in Mandeville with her cosmic kitty, Luna.

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We are here to help you decide which retreat option is best suited to you. Please contact us to book, or to have your questions answered.