Restorative Retreat

The art of self-nurturing

November 11 - 13, 2022 Beach Haven, LBI, New Jersey

A time to recharge and renew

This special retreat is designed to support you in resetting your nervous system, filling you with restful vitality.

Guided by Dayana’s kind and supportive energy, you will experience the power of restorative movements, as well as learn useful ways to avoid common injuries & pain while working around the house: cooking, cleaning, bending, and reaching.

You will be delighted from the start, as you taste delicious dishes by our private chef, Marita Lynn, who will give us a cooking demonstration and share her original and nutritious recipes. 

We will put it all into practice in the beautiful setting of a gorgeous house, “My Blue Haven”, a few steps from the ocean, in beautiful Long Beach Island


Join us for 2 days and 2 nights in an exclusive setting in Long Beach Island, NJ, a pristine 18-mile-long paradise brimming with breathtaking views and refreshing ocean air.

Private rooms, breakfast, lunch, dinner & transportation are included with your stay, to allow you to relax completely and be pampered from beginning to end!

Relax in the hot tub, connect with others by the fireplace, or enjoy a peaceful walk, letting the ocean replenish you.

You will feel recharged & renewed, ready for the holiday season and all the excitement of the new year.


* Feldenkrais Group Classes
* Practice sessions in the house
* Walks on the beach to experience pain-free movement


* Breakfast, lunch & dinner prepared by Chef Marita
* Cooking Demonstrations
* Recipes to take home


* One-on-one private sessions with Dayana
* Hot tub
* Sauna



3:00 Check-in

3:30 – 4:30 Welcome speech & Introductions

4:30 – 5:00 Break

5:00 – 6:00 Group Session #1: Restore & Recharge with Dayana

6:00 – 6:15 Break

6:15 – 6:45 Practice session in the house

6:45 – 7:00 Group share and Q & A

7:15 – 8:30 Dinner by Chef Marita

8:30 on… Hot tub, fireplace, fire pit



8:00 – 9:00 Breakfast by Chef Marita

9:00 – 10:00 Group session #2: Moving with the whole self:

Reaching, Bending, Lifting, Chopping with Dayana

10:00 – 10:15 Break

10:15 – 11 Practice session in the house

11 – 11:30 Group share and Q & A

11:30 – 12:30 Free time: beach, porch, hot tub

12:30 – 1:30 Lunch by Chef Marita

1:45 – 2:45 Group session #3 with Dayana:

Up & down the stairs without pain/sleeping without pain

2:45 – 3:00 Break

3:00 – 3:45 Practice session in the house

3:45 – 4:00 Group share and Q & A

4:00 – 5:00 Free time: beach, porch, hot tub

5:30 – 6:30 Cooking Demonstration with Chef Marita

6:30 – 8 Dinner, group pictures, recipe sharing

8 – 9:30 Fun night! Trivia with a prize



8:00 – 9:00 Breakfast by Chef Marita

9:00 – 9:15 Break

9:30 – 10:30 Group session #4 with Dayana:

Walking with Intention

10:30 – 11:00 Walk on the beach together

11: – 11:15 Break

11:15 – 11:45 Q & A and snacks by Chef Marita

11:45 – 12:00 Feedback

12:30 Check out


Dayana Pereira

After suffering from a debilitating life crisis in 2006, which led her to anxiety and physical pain, Dayana started a healing pathway that led her to be here today, and to a career helping others.

Dayana is a Certified Feldenkrais® Practitioner, XPT™ Coach & Happy Body™ Mentor. She has 10 years of professional experience working with individuals & groups, online & in person. She specializes in practices that generate pain and anxiety relief, as well as better sleep. 

Dayana devotes her life to studying and teaching the art of awareness, self-healing, & unleashing our limitless potential. 

She holds a private practice in Doylestown, PA, and teaches worldwide via Zoom and on the free app Insight Timer. Her students range from children and teens to 80+ years old. She lives in Doylestown with her two daughters, Sofia and Valentina.

Marita Lynn

Born and raised in Lima, Peru, Chef Marita Lynn is a holistic nutritional coach and chef.

She received her education in Holistic Nutrition from the Institute of Integrative Nutrition and her Professional Chef certificate from the Institute of Culinary Education. 

The founder of a catering company, a restaurant, and a food truck, Marita found herself overworked and stressed, which quickly turned into an addiction to sugar and salty foods. She gained over 30 pounds.

After learning how to heal herself holistically, she transformed her cooking style into a more clean, nutritious & delicious approach. Today, she guides people on their path to wellness, using a sustainable and holistic approach. 


Long Beach Island, New Jersey, is an 18-mile-long barrier island along the Atlantic Ocean.
Known for its beautiful sunsets and perfect waves, it is the perfect combination of relaxing and energizing.


To pamper you and to experience community from beginning to end, we are offering private transportation in a 12-passenger van, with plenty of room for luggage, conversation, and fun.


Located in gorgeous Beach Haven, at the tip of Long Beach Island, we will lodge in "My Blue Haven", the third house from the ocean. Relax by the fireplace or hot tub, and enjoy the ocean views from the covered porch.

Experience “restful vitality” in a dream location

 This retreat will provide you with a perfect balance of learning and relaxation, the opportunity to connect and share as a small group, as well as a supportive one-on-one session with Dayana. 

As you return home you will feel renewed, peaceful, and joyful.

Better Posture with a Flexible Sternum
Awareness Through Movement®
How your foot alignment creates knee pain

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Space is limited to 7 people

To keep the retreat personalized, we are limiting the capacity to seven people. 

You can share a room with a friend, partner, or family member. 

A few steps from the ocean, “My Blue Haven” is waiting for you…

Replenish before the holiday season starts

Take time to yourself and reset your nervous system as you get ready to enjoy the busiest time of the year, where the demands from winter and family gatherings ask you for full batteries and lots of energy!  Learn how to move with your whole self as you get busy around the house, at work, or playing your favorite sport. 

Enjoy a nutritious and delicious menu, and take the recipes home

Our private chef, Marita Lynn, will cook a variety of healthy and yummy recipes including some original Peruvian dishes.  On Saturday she will delight you with her expertise in a cooking demonstration and nutrition presentation, and she will share her recipes with you. You’ll be able to practice them during Thanksgiving & Christmas and dazzle your family & friends with some original dishes and flavors. 

Share the joy of healthy living in community

Experience the healing power of community in nature. As we go through the movement classes, practice sessions, and cooking demonstration, you will have a chance to share your insights with others, in the privacy of the retreat. The supportive energy of the group will uplift you and offer connection, especially if this is a time of the year when you miss loved ones and would like to feel “at home”.



We have 4 beautiful private rooms, two of them with balconies and en-suite bathrooms. 

King & Queen rooms can be shared with your partner, friend, or family member. 

The prices below are per person for the 2 days, and everything listed is included:


$ 1125
  • Private full bathroom
  • Sauna
  • Shared King Bed
  • Balcony
  • Linens & towels
  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • One 30-minute private session with Dayana
  • Cooking Demonstration by Chef Marita
  • Private Transportation


$ 1075
  • Private 3/4 bathroom
  • Shared Queen Bed
  • Balcony
  • Linens & towels
  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • One 30-minute private session with Dayana
  • Cooking Demonstration by Chef Marita
  • Private Transportation

$ 995
  • Shared bathroom
  • Shared King Bed
  • Linens & Towels
  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • One 30-minute private session with Dayana
  • Cooking Demonstration by Chef Marita
  • Private Transportation

$ 975
  • Shared bathroom
  • Twin Bed
  • Linens & towels
  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • One 30-minute private session with Dayana
  • Cooking Demonstration by Chef Marita
  • Private Transportation

Frequently asked questions

We will provide:

  • Dinner on Friday
  • Breakfast, lunch, and dinner on Saturday
  • Breakfast and snacks on Sunday
  • Juices, water, coffee, and tea

Feel free to bring any extra snacks you’d like to have handy, as well as any alcoholic beverages you’d like to drink. The house is non-smoking.

Chef Marita will offer vegetarian and vegan options, as well as consider any allergic reactions you may have. Please let us know of your dietary needs at the time of registration to give us time for the adaptations. 

Yes. Each room except for the Twin is set up to be shared by two people. 

The prices are per person, and they include everything. Each room may be shared by a maximum of two people.

Yes. A $500 deposit is required to reserve your spot. The balance is due on October 21, 2022.

We will give you credit for the full amount you paid, which can be used towards our next retreat (Spring or Fall 2023), as well as private sessions, courses, or workshops with Dayana.

In order to keep everyone healthy and with peace of mind, we will ask that all participants show a negative test 24 hours prior to 11/11/22.

As part of the retreat, each participant will receive a 30-minute private session with Dayana. These will be scheduled first-come-first-serve, as you complete your room reservation. The private sessions will take place on Saturday and Sunday, before breakfast and during the long breaks.

If you prefer, you can have your private session at Dayana’s office, the week after we return from the retreat.

Besides the energy and wonderful experience of spending this time together, you will go take home:

  • The recipes made by chef Marita;
  • Your personal Retreat Journal, which you will use to make notes of the movement lessons, gather insights and personal reflections;
  • The audio recordings of the group movement lessons, for you to repeat or review at home (emailed to you by 11/15/22).