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Away, LLC

​Away to Balance offers extraordinary personal and small group retreat and class experiences everywhere you would like to be, with spectacular home locations in Vieques, Puerto Rico and Pittsboro, North Carolina.  Each location offers professional, experienced teachers, healing natural beauty, beautiful accommodations and nourishing, locally-sourced food.  Please contact us for more information at 


Esperanza, Vieques Island, Puerto Rico

​Winter 2020/ 2021- Travel to Vieques from the United States is a bargain right now!  Simply take a Covid Molecular DNA test (available as a drive thru service at CVS and others).  Receive negative result, then fly direct to San Juan International (SJU) from NY, Boston, RDU and more.  From SJU, you will have a 25 minute direct flight to VQS on an 8 seater plane, which allows you a bird's eye view of the beauty of these tropical islands.  Your accommodations in Vieques are oceanfront and outstanding.  Private baths and spacious living.  Pool.  Fishbowl-style snorkeling a short walk away, as are several beaches. Retreat schedules include a world famous clear bottomed kayak, BioBay tour. 





The Golden Present, Pittsboro, NC


This peaceful oasis set amidst the rolling hills and agricultural mecca of Pittsboro, North Carolina is named in honor of Sri Swami Satchidananda, who honored all the world's religions and invited people to keep whatever religion they were drawn to and to simply practice a yoga lifestyle as a way to see the light of their true nature, which is peace, joy and happiness.  He encouraged people to have "An easeful body, peaceful mind, useful life" and "Do good, be good."  He often reminded listeners that "You are peace personified.  You are happiness personified."  He believed that "The Truth is One and the Paths are Many" and that whatever a person's personal beliefs and customs are, they are to be respected and honored, yet we all share in the truth that at our essence we are all the same- beings of Light and Love.  I offer this beautiful space to all those who seek rest and transformation, peace and joy, bliss and harmony.  I humbly offer this beautiful space and all that I can in service to others, as learned from my parents and my teachers, in particular, Swami Satchidananda. 






Your Host

Jodi ‘Jai’ Tata is a Professional Coach who earned her Certification in Nutrition and Healthy Living from Cornell University and Degree in Environmental Education from the University of Vermont. She is a highly regarded E-RYT 500 Yoga Teacher and Continuing Education Provider for Yoga Alliance and is certified to teach a wide range of modalities that include Meditation, Integrated Energy Therapy and Yoga for Mood Management. Her passion is to nurture individuals in the ways which they will feel most comfortable, thereby creating the space and opportunity for them to have extraordinary experiences that are nourishing, restorative, delightful and fun; and often, transformative.  She is best known for her ability to transfer deep teachings in an unassuming manner that encourages her students and clients to continue with joy their new healthy habits.  

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