Carlsbad Retreat

“Our Carlsbad retreat was a powerhouse of a weekend both physically and spiritually. Six months later, I’m still basking in the afterglow. This experience planted deep seeds for lasting changes in my life and relationships. It kick-started a meditation practice that has transformed my experience as a mother and positively shifted my mindset as an athlete. – Monica – mom, doctor, wife, athlete

From three-day immersions ideal for groups of up to six to a la carte experiences for up to 20 guests, there is something for everyone at a YogiTriathlete retreat.

From seasoned athletes to those who desire a healthier way of living, there is no pre-requisite for engaging with us on retreat.

Taking respite from the world is becoming increasingly critical in our modern-day mode of living. Stepping away and turning our dials towards joy, health, and well-being are invaluable choices that will continue to pay dividends along your path. You will leave your Carlsbad retreat with a sense of renewal and power over your choices.

All retreats are led by YogiTriathlete co-founders BJ and Jess Gumkowski, with cameos by Clark, the golden retriever, more commonly known as the “Coach of Joy.”

About Carlsbad
Known as the village by the sea, Carlsbad offers the charm of a European town with the conveniences of a large city. Carlsbad’s perfectly mild climate offers year-round outdoor living. A mecca for activity, no matter what time of day or night, you will spot someone or many moving their bodies to upkeep the vibrant way of life that is commonplace in this area of the world.

Biking, hiking, swimming (ocean and outdoor saline pools), and running trails are all accessible within the village. The City of Carlsbad is committed to preserving open space for its residents and visitors to enjoy the wonders of nature and ensure the excellent quality of life that is so evident amongst the locals.

On retreat, we will identify your desired areas for movement and customize an itinerary for you. We offer deep immersions that are all-inclusive and a la carte retreats where we begin and end each day with yoga/mobility/meditation and/or mindful workshops to develop healthy patterns for you to put into action in your life immediately.

Contact us or get started with your Carlsbad retreat today. We offer two types of retreats:

Three-day Immersion
Perfect for couples, friends, and singles looking to disrupt their norms, break through limits, and see life in a new way. These retreats are for groups of up to six. See the sample itinerary below, although once you secure your dates, you will receive a questionnaire so that we may customize an itinerary to your liking.

This retreat experience includes:
– three plant-based meals per day
– daily yoga and guided meditation (up to two classes per day)
– mindset coaching (option for 1:1 sessions)
– physical coaching and training
– open discussion time throughout your retreat experience as you desire; topics for additional learning include plant-based nutrition, Ayurveda, journaling, meditation, mindfulness and mindset training, minimalism, yoga as a science of the mind, and enlightened partnerships

Cost: $1400 per person

Three-Day A La Carte
This option is terrific for larger groups wanting more free time to explore or lounge on one of Carlsbad’s best beaches throughout their retreat.

This retreat experience includes:
– daily yoga and meditation practice (up to two times per day)
– afternoon or evening activity (one per day), options include:
Intro to Ayurveda
Mindful eating discussion and experience
Cacao ceremony and guided meditation
Journaling workshop and experience
Meditation 101 discussion and Q&A
Plant-based lifestyle & nutrition discussion and Q&A

Cost: $425 per person (groups of 11 and over), $525 per person (groups of 10 and under, minimum of six guests)

A la carte add-ons:
Here are some options to enhance your retreat. Inquire for pricing. We are open to entertaining your ideas as we co-create the perfect experience for your group:

– 1:1 mindset coaching sessions (limited spots available)
– Catered dinner on the beach by Choice Juicery to enhance the mindful eating experience activity.
– Guided hikes or training sessions with YogiTriathlete throughout your retreat; if you choose to train independently, we’ll point you to some of our favorite areas and routes.
– Plant-based dinners to be prepared and served in your vacation home.
– Dinner at The Plot – we are happy to secure the reservation on your behalf – we have a lovely relationship with them.
Walking Tour of Historic Carlsbad paid directly to Walk The City.

All yoga classes are accessible for all levels and will vary from an invigorating morning flow to the deeply restorative practice of yoga nidra. No experience is necessary. Please bring your yoga mat and an open mind; we have the rest covered. We will secure the locations for classes and cover any rental or permit fees.

Not Included In Carlsbad Retreat Offerings:
– Airfare or airport transfers
– Lodging

Ready To Secure Your Retreat?
Complete the following registration form and send your $500 non-refundable deposit via Zelle sent to or $518 via PayPal (includes PayPal standard processing fee).

Balance due: 45 days out from retreat start (3.49% processing fee applies for PayPal payments)

Cancellation Policy:
If you cancel up to 45 days before your retreat start date and you paid in full, a refund of your payment (minus the initial deposit and processing fees incurred) is available.

If you cancel 0-44 days out from the retreat start date, the total amount of your retreat is not refundable.



Sample itinerary for the three-day immersion retreat:

ARRIVE (Day 1)

10:00 am –  Opening Ceremony
11:00 am –  Swim session
1:00 pm –  Lunch
3:00 pm – Afternoon Meditation
4:30 pm – Intro to Ayurveda
6:30 pm – Dinner Out – Local Plant-Based Restaurant


7:00 am –  Morning Meditation
8:00  am – Light Breakfast
9:00 am –  Trail Run
Lunch at Choice Juicery
3:00 pm- Cacao Ceremony and Guided Meditation
4:00 pm –  Yoga
6:00 pm –  Plant-Based Cooking, Dinner, and Open Discussion


6:00 – Sunrise Yoga Flow
7:00 – Coffee/Tea and Vegan Treats
9:00 – Meditation at Yogananda’s Meditation Gardens
10:30 – Brunch
4:00 – Afternoon yoga and meditation
6:00 – Mindful eating experience and dinner