Todd Skolglund

Our Super Todd!

From a host of various athletic activites and movement modalities, including various martial arts, calisthenics, gymnastics and acrobatics, I fell in love with the practice of yoga for its ability to ground me in the present moment, uniting my internal world with external experience.

I have led multiple international retreats, including three in various parts of Italy. On retreat with me everything is optional. There are plenty of included activities for you to relax, unwind, explore, taste, shop, and soak in. Classes will be geared for an All Levels crowd and scheduled around planned activities and meals, and everyone is welcome. My idea of retreat isn’t a yoga training where you practice 4 times a day. I choose these amazing locations for you to enjoy and explore fully. Classes, always optional will be once or twice a day depending on the daily schedule.

Todd founded and co-owns South Boston Yoga, where he leads all levels classes, advanced asana and co-directs the 200hr and 500hr Yoga teacher trainings certification programs. Todd also teaches classes at Equinox Clubs in Boston and leads retreats and workshops around the US and abroad. His classes are challenging, fun, intelligent and taught with great respect and purpose, bringing you a better awareness of your body’s options.

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Alexandrea Achstetter

Our amazing Lex!

Hoping to explore into the deep realm of your inner adventurer, Lex is a world traveler, aspiring documentarian, and creative teacher. She is an inspiration to those looking to pursue their depth, sink into their souls and fulfill a passion for development on and off the mat.

Throughout this retreat, you will have a chance to delve into not only your body, but your mind. She caters her retreat practice to be exactly what her students need. Every day, she will guide you through restorative, flow or meditation. You will learn tools to take home with you, so you can continue your practice at your own pace.

Lex is described as “unapologetically edgy”; as a result, she motivates empowering change in the lives of her students. Off the mat, she loves to snowboard, listen to music, host inspiring interviews, soak up the sun and hike with her dog. Take this opportunity to practice with Lex in Italy, and give yourself the gift of exploration and adventure.

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Dee Lyon

Our Stunning Dee!

I have been and currently organizing amazing retreats locally and abroad for over 15yrs., including Tulum Mexico, Costa Rica, and many in the United States. 
I have practiced with some of most renowned teachers, such as Shiva Rea, Rodney Yee, and Baron Baptiste., I am an experienced Instructor of over 20 yrs.
my classes are eclectic,hatha , Vinyasa, Yin, Restorative,  keeping on the spiritually based practice of hatha yoga, for all levels of yoga at hand, able to modify whenever needed,  I am a Reiki Master, Mindful meditation sound healer . and include energy healing and Tai-Chi, Chi Gung energy into my practice .

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Heather White

Our Super Sweet Heather!


Yoga shows you the tools to align with your intention so that you can live on purpose with skill and grace.  On this retreat with Heather you will learn to use movement and meditation to clear the path of access to your desires so they can unfold on and off the mat.  What you seek is inside, not outside, and a retreat is a powerful opportunity to step back from the things you think are holding you back and discover the strength that resides at the center of you.  It’s all about loving the one you’re with, and that happens to be you.  What would it be like if you found more ease and joy in that singular lifelong relationship?  Heather  has been sharing this work with yoga and mediation students since 2009 and can’t wait to move, sit, breathe, laugh, play, eat, drink, and be with you.     

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Helen Noviello

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Our Powerful Helen!

Helen Noviello has had the pleasure of sharing her love of exercise, movement and meditation for the past 40 years. She has thousands of hours of teaching experience and has lead over 75 successful yoga and meditation retreats worldwide. Helen lives her happiness in such a big way that you can not help but leave her classes, workshops, and retreats spiritually uplifted! Her passion and positive attitude naturally connect others to their own joyful potential.
Helen has a loving spirit and eclectic teaching style that make her classes flow magically. She always encourages her students to go inside and listen to their own expression of yoga and beautifully integrates all yoga levels into the practice making her students feel comfortable and welcome. Her approach to yoga is non-competitive, spiritual and nurturing leaving her students deeply calmed and spiritually uplifted! 
Helen is very excited about her retreat at La Dogna as this will be her first time doing a retreat in this region of Italy. She has led five retreats on the beautiful island of Ischia, Italy as well as many other stops in her favorite country on her many Yoga at Sea Adventures. She especially loves sharing the wonderful Italian culture she grew up in with her participants while doing yoga and meditation in some amazing parts of Italy. Her grandparents were all born in Italy and her husband, who owns the oldest Italian restaurant in Atlanta,Georgia, comes from the Amalfi Coast. Her 99 year old father always says “There are two people in the world, Italians and those that want to be Italian!”
Helen graduated from the University of Georgia with a degree in Health, Physical Education and Exercise Science. During her career, she has been the director at several work out facilities and yoga studios. She produced and starred in exercise shows for cable TV. She was also a Body Elite representative for Nike, presenting workshops to bring visibility to Nike’s apparel and shoes for ten years.
Helen was voted one of Atlanta’s top yoga instructors in the 2012 Yoga Edition of Atlanta’s Best Self Magazine. Her company, Yoga by Helen, was selected for the 2012 and 2013 Best of Atlanta Award in the Yoga category by the Atlanta Awards Program. Atlanta Magazine featured Helen and her yoga retreats in the Oct 2016 issue. Natural Awakenings magazine featured Yoga By Helen and her retreats in the August 2018 Yoga Issue.
Helen feels extreme gratitude to have such a rewarding job and the opportunity to touch so many lives!
“I just went on my 8th retreat with Helen, my second retreat in Dahlonega, Ga. The other six have been in some wonderful places abroad. It was as always a healing experience. Helen doesn’t just do yoga she touches your spirit. Every retreat I have been on has changed me for the better in someway. You find yourself relating too and getting to know the others in the group in a way that is at least unusual for me. I live in Indiana and I now have as many friends in Atlanta as I do in Indiana. One of the women this time said “I find my people on Helen’s retreat” and it is true. It is like the barriers and blocks I have up for my everyday life just melt away. I am grateful that I found Helen and I try to attend her retreats as often as I can. Even if you don’t do yoga or think you can’t do yoga, you can do Helen’s retreats!
I love you Helen!”
Karen, 8 Retreats and Counting
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