autumn 2020 live zoom courses:

Yin YOga Teacher Training
October 16-18, 2020

Schedule (via zoom): 
Friday 7:30-9:00pm 
Saturday 8:00am-12:00pm
Sunday 8:00am-12:00pm

12 hours of certification in the realms of Yin Yoga

Learn to guide a 75 minute class

Anatomy & Physiology

Yin Yoga Philosophy & Meditation Techniques

Teaching Methodology & Practicum

Yoga Alliance Certified Course


This course in Yoga Alliance Certified to apply towards your 300 RYT, Meditation Teacher Certificate, or Continuing Education Hours.

How do I register?
Send me an email and I can help you save your spot for this inspiring course!

Harvest Juice Fast and Nutrition Course

3-Day Juice Fast followed by a 3 Week Course on Nutrition.
Meets for 4 consecutive Saturdays. 

Saturday October 24 8:00am-10:00pam
Saturday October 31 8:00-10:00am 
Saturday November 7 8:00-10:00am 
Saturday November 14 8:00-10:00am 

  • Cleanse, renjuvenate, restore
  • Options for warm broth liquid fast instead of cold juices to balance Ayurveda Vattas
  • Practicing fasting with a group for mental and emotional support
  • Three weeks of follow-up to create a personalized program, for your fitness, yoga, meditation, and body nutrition.

Investment $499

2022 Yoga Retreats with Jaina Portwood

Welcome! Ready for adventure? We offer exquisite and powerful yoga and meditation retreats set in some of the most beautiful locations around the globe. Each week-long retreat boasts an exotic location, full immersion in culture & yoga study. Prepare to relax and explore, surrounded in unsurpassed beauty…

At Beloved Retreats we create an environment for you to explore the inner and outer worlds of health, vitality, consciousness, and limitless love, through ancient yoga philosophy, modern western science, explorations of consciousness, meditation, yoga practices, and empowerment.

We plan to get back to travel in 2022, assuming that COVID-19 rates are down in the countries we intend to travel to and that borders are open to Americans to travel. I also plan to host several local retreats in northern Minnesota in 2021, stay tuned for details.

INDIA 2022 – sacred pilgrimage

BALI 2022 – yin yoga

PORTUGAL 2022 – YOga philosophy

So, what’s a retreat look like?

Here’s whats included in every retreat:

Beautiful accommodations

Shared room or private room choices

Three meals a day (local cuisine with vegetarian and vegan options)

Yoga asana and meditation classes twice per day, before breakfast and dinner

Our week-long Teacher Training modules count for 50 hours of CEU credits through Yoga Alliance, or your 500 RYT Yoga Teacher Training Program

Group sizes are usually 10-20 attendees

There are two types of trips.

Rest Retreats

You will stay usually a luxurious villa or a house abroad in just one location for the entire week. Usually there is a private chef, and we do very focused daily asana and yoga study in the mornings with local excursions in the afternoons. Bali, Thailand, Greece, Mexico, and Maldives have all been trips like this.

Pilgrimage Retreats

We traverse the country on a 7-14 day adventure, staying in different 5-star hotels and villas along the way. Again, we do daily yoga and meditation, but lectures and workshops are sprinkled throughout the day depending on what type of cultural immersion tour we are doing that day. The intention is to learn about the culture of the country, while studying yoga philosophy. Morocco, India, and Peru have all been trips like this.

Both types of retreats offer an educational component.

I want a chance to win a FREE SPOT on retreat!

How can I get my 500 RYT certification?

We have options for 200, 500, and CEU continuing education hours through attending retreats. Click here for details.

Hi, I’m Jaina Portwood.

You may know me from my yoga studio in Minneapolis, or as a therapeutic bodyworker. I have been teaching yoga, meditation, and massage for over 20 years. This project has been an absolute joy to create, and I am thrilled to invite you to travel with me to some of the most breathtaking locations on the globe. So far I have taken groups on educational yoga retreats to: Bali, Morocco, Peru, Hawai, India, California, Florida, Maldives, France, Greece, and Thailand. They have been mind-blowing, rich experiences. Join us.

Retreats are powerful! Its an unfiltered opportunity for you to cultivate a space for intentional, deep study of yoga philosophy, healthy living, and empowerment. Each retreat is hand crafted for excellence. We visit some of the most beautiful local treasures, inspired by local culture, cuisine, flora, fauna, ocean waves, and lux accommodations.


The optional education component of our retreats will enhance your unique and beautiful gifts & spark your passions.

Whether it’s becoming a certified yoga instructor, learning massage therapy, or just soaking in the beauty of a foreign land, the experience will change your life.

Return home with a new skill, or certification, and an opportunity to bring vigor and inspiration to your life, thereby affecting everyone you know.

It’s a powerful opportunity to explore the world at large, and also your inner worlds through yoga and meditation. Groups are intentionally small and intimate, handcrafted and customized for the best week of your life.

There is a retreat here waiting for you that will inspire your life! 


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I can’t wait to retreat with you!

xoxo Jaina