Who We Are
Living into our motto of “Where Will Yoga Take You?” means we spend a lot of our time in the air and on the road scouting out our locations: eating their food, sleeping in their casitas and practicing in their yoga rooms (we know, it’s a rough life). All of this is to hard-flown effort is to create amazing yoga retreat and adventure experiences and for the benefit of our yogi travelers (you!).
We love phone calls and emails and talking about our locations, so we encourage our yogi travelers contact us with any questions. Carefully scouting each location is as much about collecting some vitamin D as it about being able to pass along the ins and outs and make sure it’s the right yoga retreat/adventure fit for you.
We have been lucky to work with amazing teachers who are devoted to bringing our yogis an amazing yoga adventure and leave them with open hearts and minds.
All of us at The Travel Yogi believe wholeheartedly that yoga and travel are transformational. We love what we do, who we work with and having our feet on the ground and our heads in the clouds. And we’re wondering… where will yoga take you?
Meet The Travel Yogi Team
Our Yogi Proprietor – Jen Hoddevik
The best things in life are accidents. Jen entered the travel industry in the late 90s with the sole intent of paying her way through college (and maybe the occasional trip here and there). But, with degrees in hand, the pull of the passport was just too strong. After a 10+ year yoga practice, Jen figured it was time to match business with pleasure and The Travel Yogi was born.
This labor of yoga/travel love is a family affair with Jen’s husband and their 8 year old travel-yogi-in-training daughter; who’s first question after unpacking from a trip is inevitably “where are we going next?” As a chocoholic and bibliophile, Jen is always on the hunt for the best local sweets and local reads – ‘local’, of course, being a very flexible term. Jen firmly believes that some addictions are necessary in life and that yoga, travel and a good book (preferably on a beach) will cure 99% of what ails you.
Our Adventure Retreat Specialist – Courtney Engel
Courtney—our true Midwestern gal. She’s a yoga teacher, avid notetaker/color coordinator/bucket lister, textbook Pisces, and coffee hound. It’s not a secret that a good adventure and a bit of wanderlust is in her blood. She has traveled near and far to warmer destinations (only to escape the cold Wisconsin winters of course), but when she had the opportunity to study abroad to Europe, that’s when her spirit for spontaneity and tickle to travel blossomed.
Courtney’s dabbled in a lot of different responsibilities over the course of her professional career and it’s reigns true if you check out her resume. With a Bachelor of Arts and a variety of yoga certifications under her belt, she has truly found her knack. Not only is she a connector, a true people person, she is also a creative soul with a keen eye for detail, all of which shine through her work.
Our Social Media Guru – Alexa Silvaggio
Alexa has been practicing yoga since 2005, and is well versed and trained in vinyasa, restorative, power, and slow flow yoga by Pure Yoga NYC. She believes that yoga can benefit everyone, whether your intention is to become stronger, flexible, serene, or to cultivate a greater sense of self awareness.
She is a lover of all things social media, as it truly can be a space for people to grow, and feel pretty darn good. She is in the community, making waves, taking rad pics, and providing some serious daily inspiration.
Alexa is an ambassador for Lululemon Athletica, and Women’s Health Magazine. She is an inspiring member of the New York City, San Francisco, and Los Angeles yoga community. She hopes to help you seek the joy of your own experience both on retreat with her, and on our rockin’ social media community.