Mind Body Fitness Retreats


MB Yin Yoga, MB Core and Standup Paddleboarding

With Magen Banwart and Ken Banwart

1237157_10152023525397454_851740028_nIntroducing Magen Banwart … the founder of MB Fitness based in New York City, she is a recognized leader in the health, wellness and yoga arenas. Her unique and holistic approach blends her experience as a competitive athlete, fitness instructor and wellness consultant. For the last two decades Magen has dedicated herself to creating innovative and integrative programs to help people manage stress, recover from chronic back pain and achieve their personal goals, including weight loss and maintenance. Recently she received the honor of being voted among “New York City’s 20 Most Popular Yoga Teachers of 2012” by Rate Your Burn and earlier her signature MB Yin Yoga class was voted “NYC’s Best Fitness Class” by Manhattan Magazine. Her unwavering spirit and energy have inspired many to change their lives – and as a result the lives of many around them. Her followers are ageless, ranging from late teens to those in their 80’s, all having shared values focused on optimizing their lives.

Introducing Ken Banwart, Certified Kripalu & Yin Yoga InstructorPicture.  Ken has studied and practiced a wide range of yoga, nutrition, general health, exercise and indigenous spiritual practices for over 30 years.He has been able to fully demonstrate the results of this training in his personal health practices and vibrate lifestyle. He was Founder and currently serves as Chairman of the Board of Aspen Partners, Ltd., a successful investment management and financial services business.

He received his Yoga Teacher Certification from Kripalu School of Yoga in Stockbridge, Massachusetts, one of the largest and most highly rated international yoga educational and retreat centers. He has also studied and trained with other recognized yoga instructors including Sarah Powers in Yin Yoga.

He moved to Blue Ridge, Georgia in 2007 and built his own yoga studio to focus his energies on teaching yoga and other health practices. He teaches and conducts international yoga retreats with his Daughter, Magen Banwart. Magen is Founder and CEO of MB Fitness in New York and was voted One of NYC’s Top 20 Most Popular Yoga Instructors of 2012.


Mayatulum Tulum, Mexico 
November 23rd-30th, 20138211F91F-188B-3B72-2EC36605C7AC640B
Puravida Spa and Yoga Retreat, Costa Rica
March 1st-8th,  20146A7D1AD6-188B-3B72-2E1C67CE79AD3C64

Restore…Revitalize…Reset your Mind, Body and Spirit…

Join Magen for an incredible life-changing getaway.  Don’t miss this once in a  lifetime opportunity to Re-Boot your LIFE in your choice of two of the world’s most exotic locations – Maya Tulum, Mexico or Costa Rica. 
Magen’s retreats offer the perfect combination of her popular Yin Yoga and Core classes , Standup Paddleboarding excursions, workshops from her successful Mind Body RE BOOT programs  and the opportunity to choose her RE BOOT cleanse protocol complete with morning blended green drinks, protein shakes and supplements*** and a delicious, dairy-free, gluten-free menu.

You will go home relaxed, renewed and:
•     More energized
•    Happier and more peaceful
•    Leaner, lighter, stronger and more flexible
•    With a simple, maintainable healthy eating, exercise and stress management toolkit to sustain your new, healthy habits

Included in your Mind Body RE BOOT Retreat:

One 30 minute Health History and Fitness and Goals Consultation    
MB Fitness RE BOOT tote with some of the goodies you need to stay on program while on retreat and beyond
13 Classes with Magen
3 Mind Body RE BOOT Workshops


***The gluten free, dairy free and other RE BOOT food protocol is optional and everyone is encouraged to eat whatever their heart desires while on their vacation. The green juices are included but the protein shakes and nutritional supplements are additional and a part of a “RE BOOT Add On” you can purchase if you have particular health concerns or fitness goals for your week with Magen.

Why do an MB Fitness Retreat?Whisk yourself away from your full, fast-paced life and plant yourself somewhere secluded with Magen Banwart at her upcoming Tulum or March Puravida retreats. Here you can leave e-mail, the Internet and cell phones behind — or at least tucked away and take a deserved break away from city life, its stimuli and your multiple commitments.Here your biggest decisions will involve what time to schedule your spa service, whether to lie in the hammock or take a standup paddleboard excursion. You will have Magen’s popular yoga and core classes 3x a day along with her Mind Body RE BOOT workshops where you’ll learn the most efficient ways to get and stay lean and strong, maximize your energy and reduce the effects of stress mind and body.

At the end of your week you’ll go home feeling more peaceful, centered and with more energy and focus for the ones you love.


Your Retreat includes: 

  • 7 Night Accommodations 
  • 3 Delicious meals per day, with a variety of vegetarian, or fish and chicken options + Morning MB Green Smoothies
  • 3 MB Fitness classes per day, 2 Yin Yoga, 1 MB Core.  Click here for a sample of your daily class schedule.
  • 3 Mind Body RE BOOT Workshops**
  • MB Fitness Tote bag
  • Round trip airport transfer
  • Hotel Taxes

Prices for the week-long stays start at $1,660 for double occupancy & $1,945 for single.

Email magenbanwart@gmail with general questions or Tina White, reservations@puravidaspa.com888-767-7375 ext 233. for more questions about room availability, types of rooms or to book your room.

Tips: When booking flights, it’s best to book Tuesday or Wednesday as that’s when airlines release specials.

*Guests will have the option to arrive anytime from the Friday prior to the retreat and to stay as long as you like. Although we always recommend the full week. 

**In these workshops Magen will share with you the food, exercise and stress management protocol from her transformative Mind Body RE BOOT. You will have an opportunity to ask her questions specific to your needs and goals.


Let me just say that YOU will have a lasting imprint on my mind and spirit!
I LOVE how you are consumed and determined to help others on their journey through life on every level!
You have this incredible energy that inspires and lifts a person’s spirit, not to mention their booty as well;-)
For me….I learned so much just watching and listening to you. THANK YOU!!

Magen, I think you were right about never being the same after Costa Rica.  I feel changed on such a deep level and I can only begin to express my gratitude to you for making it possible for me to take part in such a healing week… It’s interesting, but I faced some very intense challenges upon my return that I was only able to transcend because of our time in Costa Rica….Thank you again for your generosity, wisdom, inspiration, insight, energy, honesty, and support…M.M. 
The beauty of Magen’s retreats is that whether you come alone, or with friends, there are opportunities to enjoy the company of the diverse, warm, interesting group, or break off for some time by yourself for a massage or to read a book. I couldn’t  take the whole week, so I came for four days of sunny skies, delicious treatments and core and yin classes. You can tailor the week to your needs, and you will return home feeling calm and refreshed!J.U.
I’ve done four of Magen’s retreats-all exciting vacations and overall relaxing experience. I go back to my daily life feeling invigorated and renewed. You can have your glass of wine with dinner AND get in good physical shape…I have met many interesting people who have common interests.

Magen, My husband and I still bring up our Pura Vida retreat about once a week. It was an amazing experience for us. We felt more connected to our own authentic selves and more connected as a couple. The energy of the retreat center combined with your zest and knowledge created an amazing atmosphere. Some mornings when I have a hard time waking up, I think about the morning yoga classes and watching the sun come up over the Costa Rican mountains. The memory of feeling so connected to my body, spirit and nature stays with me.C.L.Magen,

I want to thank you for an amazing week of awareness and growth.  Between the classes, the conversations, the bodywork and the overall experience, I felt so much more open when we left on Saturday.  The sense of community within the group was/is truly a blessing. I’ve been keeping up my yin practice but it pales in comparison to your class.


Dear Magen,
I want to thank you for the best week possible in every way. Your energy and spirit and caring filled us all. I truly feel that week washed away my past business
life and launches me into my new adventures. I loved every moment and cherish all the memories.
With fond thanks,

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