2024 “Adventure on the Waterfront”

Eastern Long Island, NY

2-Day All-Inclusive Retreat
hosted by

Bucket List Wellness Adventures &
Here and Now Yoga & W
ellness, LLC


Tue Jun 18th, 3pm to Wed Jun 19th, 7pm

(Juneteenth holiday)


Are you an individual who craves excitement and yearns to explore the wonders of the great outdoors, while also seeking a serene beachfront accommodation with soft linens on a brand new Tempurpedic mattress? If you find joy in the rhythm of the ocean and delight in the feel of sand between your toes, then you belong with us on our private beachfront oasis. Experienced paddleboarders, novice kayakers and souls in search of tranquility are welcome at our waterfront retreat. Nestled amidst the picturesque beauty of eastern Long Island’s waterfront, our retreat offers the perfect blend of excitement and tranquility. From challenging activities to serene moments of reflection, there’s something for everyone to enjoy.



~ 4 Delicious Meals (Vegetarian, Dairy-free, Gluten-free avail)
~ Beautiful accommodations (private or shared, AC, new Tempurpedic mattresses)
~ Outdoor Yoga or Indoor Meditation
~ Beach
~ Pool
~ Kayaking
~ Canoeing
~ Paddle Boarding
~ Biking
~ Archery
~ Climbing Wall
~ Fire Pit
~ Nature Trails
~ Volleyball
~ Gaga Ball
~ Tetherball

Rates start at $300.
Ages 16+
(Transportation not included)





Indulge in Comfort and Tranquility: Our Beautiful Accommodations Await You


Escape to a haven of relaxation and luxury with our exquisite air-conditioned accommodations, thoughtfully designed to elevate your retreat experience to new heights. Whether you prefer the privacy of your own space or the camaraderie of shared accommodations, we offer options tailored to your every need.

“The setting was absolutely magical… I liked the balance of free time and activities, allowing me time to explore the grounds in thought and reflection on what the instructors shared with us… My practice was deepened just by signing up…”  ~ J.V.





Campfire Meditation Under the Stars


Around the campfire, meditation becomes more than just a practice—it becomes a celebration of the beauty and wonder of life, and a reminder of the peace that resides within us all.

“Sommer provided  tangible tools and skills I could incorporate to improve the trajectory of my thoughts; therefore also improving my own actions and relationships with others… refreshingly honest without being blunt or indifferent. Her amicable personality and coaching style will have you laughing, thinking, and relating to others on levels you might not have thought you could. I highly recommend Sommer… Your future really will thank you.”  ~ Elizabeth S.





Lounge by the Pool or Embrace the Warmth of the Sun on the Sandy Shores


Whether you’re seeking adventure or relaxation, our swimming pool and beach offer the perfect escape from the hustle and bustle of daily life. So come, indulge your senses, and discover the true meaning of serenity in our little beach oasis by the Long Island Sound.

“The retreat schedule was great – a good mix of instructors and classes. Michelle is a wonderful yoga instructor, very kind and fun.”~ Abbe B.





Nature’s Sanctuary: Embrace Serenity with Outdoor Yoga


Feel the warmth of the sun’s rays kissing your skin as you move through your yoga practice, surrounded by the sights and sounds of the natural world. With each inhale, draw in the earthy aroma of freshly cut grass or the salty tang of the sea breeze. With each exhale, release tension and stress, allowing yourself to sink deeper into the present moment.

Thank you Michelle for your excellent guidance through all of the practices. You are truly a “Here and Now Yogi ” A Yogi who truly respects humanity, environment and all living creatures. …Michelle… Keep doing what you do soo well. 🙏 “  ~ Judy G.




Float into Adventure: Serene Stand-Up Paddleboarding, Canoeing & Kayaking Escape


Feel the gentle rhythm of the waves beneath you as you navigate your way on a journey of tranquility and excitement as you glide across shimmering waters, embracing the thrill of stand-up paddleboarding, canoeing and kayaking.

“Michelle, your approach to yoga reminded me why I love to practice. Your sessions helped me focus on what’s really important to my yoga practice. I can’t tell you how much I needed the lessons and guidance you provided. Thank you, Michelle. …I love your focus, your deep understanding of the body and its limits, your acceptance of all bodies!”  ~ Y.S.K.





Grab your Bow, Take Aim: All-level Archery


Test your skill, focus, and determination, with each breath, let go of distractions and doubts, allowing yourself to become fully immersed in the moment. Aim high, shoot straight, and make your mark.

“Sommer helps you find the thought that is preventing you from being who you want to be.” ~ Mandy B.





Explore Nature’s Splendor: Our Trails


Enjoy fresh air and a reconnection with nature on our trails by foot or bike, offering the perfect escape into the beauty and tranquility of the great outdoors.

“The benefits are profound at whatever level you are at. Michelle is an excellent instructor ~ Knowledgeable. Positions flow smoothly… Calming yet energizing…”  ~ Carol W.





Ascend: Conquer Our Climbing Wall


Climbing at our retreat is more than just a physical challenge—it’s a chance to connect with nature, embrace the spirit of adventure, and discover the incredible sense of empowerment that comes from pushing past your comfort zone.

“Michelle is probably the best yoga instructor I have ever taken, and I have been taking yoga for quite a few years, at many different studios. Yoga is all about the teacher and the energy, and Michelle’s energy shines through. Michelle inspires confidence. She takes me out of my comfort zone, challenges me, and makes those inversions seem easy. I always leave knowing I will have a better day!”   ~ Patricia S.



Game on: Play Ball!


Whether you’re spiking, dodging, or rallying, our volleyball, Gaga Ball, and tetherball courts offer endless opportunities for fun and friendly competition.

“I cannot recommend Sommer highly enough! …given me a much deeper understanding of my own motivations and the barriers I erect in my own mind. Through her coaching I’ve been able to break down negative habits and patterns that were holding me back from fully understanding what I truly want. Her insights have been spot-on, and her kind yet firm demeanor helps to keep me accountable to myself. She’s helped me with everything from organizing the small details of my morning to breaking free of a lifetime habit of being late. If you have a suspicion that you are in your own way, Sommer can help!”  ~ Bree C.






(subject to change)


Tuesday, June 18th (Day 1)

2:00 – 3:00pm: Arrival
3:00pm:  Check-in
3:15 – 4:45pm: Welcome Session / Greeting  ~ retreat hosts (Michelle & Sommer)
5:00 – 6:00pm: Dinner
6:30 – 7:30pm: Open Level Gentle Outdoor Yoga on the Beach (weather permitting) or Flexible Time
~ Volleyball, Gaga Ball, Tether Ball, Swimming Pool, Beach
7:30 – 9:00pm: Camp Fire Meditation (Sommer)  / Dance Party 
10:00pm – 8:00am: Quiet hours

Wednesday, June 19th (Day 2)

7:00 – 7:50am: Morning Outdoor Yoga (weather permitting) / Meditation (Michelle)
8:00am: Breakfast
11:00am: Check-out (put bag in car)
9:00 – 12:00am: Activities TBA / Flexible Time
12:00pm: Lunch
1:00 – 5:00pm: Activities TBA / Flexible Time
5:00pm: Dinner
6:00 – 7:00pm: Camp Fire Meditation / Dance Party / Farewell





Michelle Cavanagh
Co-Retreat Leader / Yoga Instructor

Yoga = Change — to evolve from one state of being to another.
Everyone has more physical and mental potential than they readily realize. Guiding you one small step at a time, I will help you achieve your goals, in a safe, supportive and healthy manner. Dance, fitness, martial arts, yoga… NYU graduate, professional actor, martial arts instructor NY and LA. 2010: Yoga Alliance (200-hr) Certification, 2018: Restorative Yoga Certification. Beginners through Advanced, Prenatal, Inclusive Special Needs, Children’s and Chair Yoga. Professional photographer: miphotostudio.com. 2023: Masters of Science in Environmental Nutrition from the University of Memphis.



Sommer Chetty
Co-Retreat Leader / Empowerment Coach

I’m an empowerment coach who helps women step out of overwhelm and create the life they have been too busy to dream up. I help you to understand the thoughts that are keeping you from whatever it is you want to achieve. Then I help you choose new, motivating thoughts that drive desired action.


“You have opened my eyes, in a way that I didn’t think was possible… helped me push past uncomfortable situations and reach higher for my dreams.”  ~ Chris S.