Push Off from Here - A New Year's Eve Yoga Retreat with Laura McKowen and Becky Vollmer


  • St. Louis, MO USA

The New Year marks a perfect time to ceremoniously transition from old to new. Join Becky Vollmer and Laura McKowen in this experience to honor your journey thus far and consciously set your intention for the year to come. Expect a beautiful combination of instruction, reflection, and community.

The weekend will include:

  • Sunset and sunrise yoga led by Becky and Laura – all levels
  • Guided meditation, reflection, journaling and group discussion
  • A midnight stargaze walk on December 31 (weather permitting!)
  • Dinner on Saturday night and brunch Sunday morning – vegan, vegetarian and GF options included
  • Snacks and non-alcoholic beverages
  • Plenty of space for quiet time or connection – your choice

The Marianist Retreat Center is located 30 minutes from the St. Louis International Airport and features individual rooms with private bathrooms, a breakout room, chapel, and library. Each participant will receive a welcome gift with essential oils, readings, and a personal message from Becky and Laura.

Check-in is at 3:00 pm on Saturday, Dec. 31 and the retreat will end at 12:00 pm on Jan. 1.

COST: $189. Full payment is required upon registration. 


About Laura

Laura is a writer, teacher, speaker and recovery advocate. She teaches workshops, writes and speaks about personal transformation, addiction and recovery, truth-telling, and purpose.

She is the co-host of HOME podcast, a show that takes up the big questions of life through the lens of addiction recovery. She is a regular contributor at Huffington Post and her work has been featured in Elephant Journal, XOJane, and The Mid, among other popular online publications.

Laura has practiced yoga since 2001 and taught since 2009. She has studied with David Vendetti, Seane Corn, Ana Forrest and Elena Brower, among other outstanding teachers. She is a registered yoga teacher (RYT 200) through The Yoga Alliance and is currently enrolled in a master life coaching and yoga certification program (RYT 200).

Laura lives with her daughter on the north shore of Boston and is currently writing her first book, a memoir.


About Becky

Becky Vollmer is a yoga teacher, writer, speaker, and creator of You Are Not Stuck, a movement that empowers people to create the lives they most deeply desire. Her sell-out workshops blend yoga on the mat with guided personal reflection for a soul-excavating, fear-busting, action-planning transformation.

Curated over a decade of teaching (she is certified E-RYT 500 by Yoga Alliance), Becky’s approach is built on the principles of honesty, self-compassion, and spiritual seeking. Her style reflects study with master teachers including Tias Little, Saul David Raye, Noah Maze, and Elena Brower.

Becky is a sober mama who lives with her two daughters and insanely patient husband in St. Louis, where she’s working on her first book and living by the motto: We all have choices; we just have to be brave enough to make them. 

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