Escape, Explore, & Eat Your Way Through Austin

thurs Sept. 20- mon Sept. 24, 2018 


The first 6 guests to complete their registration will receive a FREE 30-minute one-on-one session with alia during the getaway!

guided getaway

Austin, TX  

relax. every detail has been taken care of...

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My Guided Getaways offer a combination of the three things I love best: yoga, travel, and food!

Wouldn't you love a vacation where all you have to do is show up, and everything else is taken care of? Settle into a gorgeous, perfectly-located space without having to spend hours on AirBnB or Trip Advisor figuring out where to stay. Enjoy an itinerary designed by a local expert to show you the city at its best. Eat at the most delicious restaurants without having to read endless Yelp reviews and Eater articles to figure out where you should go (and where to avoid). And plenty of time for yoga, naps, and self-care so you return home feeling refreshed, rather than needing another vacation to recover from your vacation.

I grew up in Austin, and can't wait to share this incredible city with you! From the wonderful places I grew up loving, to the trendy new hot spots that have made Austin such a desirable destination, this Guided Getaway will incorporate the best of old and new Austin. I've put together a 5-day, 4-night journey of my favorite places to play and eat, with lots of self-care in between. Hover over or click on the photos below to learn more, and scroll down for the fine print and sign-ups. 

Space is limited, so reserve your spot today!


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single occupancy

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double occupancy

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daily yoga.
daily yoga.

at least one hour a day will be dedicated to a guided vinyasa practice in a beautiful space.


the last thing you want on your vacation is to burn yourself out. we'll spend plenty of time moving slowly, enjoying nature, and recharging in the austin sunshine.

GLU Unit 1
GLU Unit 1

stay in a fully-stocked one-bedroom apartment complete with every possible amenity you could want!

escape with intention.
escape with intention.

continue your yoga practice off the mat. each day will begin with a brief guided journaling session to encourage self-study, reflection, and mindfulness.

explore your creative side.
explore your creative side.

during your down time, you'll have the opportunity to get creative! bring your own art project or have fun playing with the supplies and ideas i provide. no artistic experience necessary - this is all about play!

be still.
be still.

naps are strongly encouraged. as are long chunks of time spent doing "nothing."


paddle into bliss.
paddle into bliss.

paddling downtown's lady bird lake is one of my favorite austin pastimes. join me and find out why.

green + gorgeous.
green + gorgeous.

balance out the bustle of the city with visits to some of austin's most beautiful gardens.

i like the nightlife.
i like the nightlife.

austin is chock full of adorable cafes, coffeeshops, restaurants, bars, and neighborhoods perfect for wandering.

live music.
live music.

austin is known as the live music capital of the world for good reason. experience this vibrant culture for yourself.


from stunning street art to gorgeous galleries, austin is an art-lover's dream.

cool off.
cool off.

the texas heat is no joke. luckily austin has plenty of beautiful natural swimming holes where you can cool off hill-country style!



we'll kick off the weekend with a welcome tex-mex bbq featuring some of my favorite tex-mex goodies from all over town.


i know, texas is not your first thought when it comes to award-winning sushi. but the iconic uchi has been winning awards for years. one taste and you'll understand why.

food halls.
food halls.

from the hip new fareground food hall to the whole foods headquarters, austin has tons of incredible multi-venue dining experiences. we'll visit some together and i'll provide you with a guide in case you want to explore more on your own!


odd duck restaurant is more than just a cute name. chef-owner (and my former classmate) bryce gilmore has been a james beard finalist many times over, and his brunch menu does not disappoint!


i mean, it's texas. does this one even need a caption?


from breakfast tacos to kolaches, austin definitely does the most important meal of the day justice. i'll provide you with local favorites for breakfast every morning!

a sample day...

  • 8:45am - 9:15am: Morning Mindfulness Chat + Guided Journaling 

  • 9:15am - 10am: Breakfast Tacos in our PJs!

  • 10:30am - 11:30am: Yoga at the Botanical Gardens

  • 11:30am - 12:30pm: Mindfulness + Walking Meditation at the Botanical Gardens

  • 12:30pm - 1:30pm: Lunch at Fareground Food Hall

  • 1:30pm - 6:30pm: Free Time! (Take a nap, visit the pool, play arts & crafts with Alia (also by the pool), or explore more of Austin on your own.)

  • 7pm - 10pm: Dinner + Drinks on Rainey Street

  • 10pm - 10:30pm: Bedtime Movement + Meditation

the fine print...

the accommodations

  • 4-night stay in a fully-stocked, totally pimped out 1-bedroom apartment in a gorgeous mixed-use luxury complex (retail on ground floor, apartments above)

    • Check-in Thurs, 9/20 and check-out Mon, 9/24

    • The Apartment

      • 700 sf, 1bd 1ba luxury apartment

      • Full kitchen and laundry in unit​

      • King-sized bed in bedroom, queen-sized fold-out bed in living room (and it's comfortable!)

      • All linens provided

    • The Complex

      • Amenities include: pool, multiple indoor and outdoor lounging areas, grills, rooftop decks, fitness center

      • Ground-level businesses include:

        • Caffe Medici

        • Kalologie Spa

        • Juice Society

        • Shake Shack

        • Lick Ice Creams​

        • Alamo Drafthouse

the food

  • All meals are included​​​!

    • 3 breakfasts (Fri, Sat, Sun)

    • 3 lunches (Fri, Sat, Sun)

    • 4 dinners (Thurs, Fri, Sat, Sun)

      • ​Dinners will include one adult beverage; additional alcohol must be purchased separately.

    • 1farewell brunch (Mon)

  • ​This curated dining journey showcases the best eats that austin has to offer! dining experiences include:

    • An authentic tex - mex kickoff cookout

    • In-house breakfasts featuring local goodies every morning, either cooked by or catered + curated by alia​

    • ​Lunches and dinners at a selection of austin's most delicious restaurants and food halls, including...

      • Brunch at james-beard-finalist restaurant odd duck

      • Lunch at Fareground, a brand-new food hall featuring concepts from 6 of austin's best restaurants

      • Dinner at The Salt Lick, Alia's favorite bbq restaurant in the world

      • A trip to Whole Foods headquarters, aka Disneyland for food-lovers. (Our DC stores are NOTHING like this place.)

    • A fresh-baked farewell brunch


the self-care

  • Daily yoga practices led by alia​

  • Daily guided journaling & intention-setting

  • Nightly pre-bedtime movement + meditation sessions

  • Get in touch with your creative side during your free time 

  • Plenty of free time to nap, relax by the pool, or explore even more of Austin.

the explorations

  • Wander austin's many adorable neighborhoods, like Rainey Street and South Congress Avenue

  • SUP, kayak, or canoe past the skyline at Lady Bird Lake. Paddling not your thing? There's also a lovely hike & bike trail around the lake!

  • Take a dip in Barton Springs, Austin's most famous natural swimming hole.

  • Visit Austin's beautiful botanical and sculpture gardens. 

  • If you wish to use your free time to explore Austin further, Alia will provide you with plenty of guidance and suggestions on where to go and what to do!

what's included

what's not

  • Transportation TO Austin

  • Transportation AROUND Austin

    • Renting a car is highly recommended, as parking is generally easy and Austin is *not* ​a walkable city.

      • Parking where we're staying is $20 per night. Email alia if you need to add parking to your stay.

      • Email alia if you're interested in connecting with other attendees who are interested in splitting car rental costs.

    • Lyft and Uber are available in Austin

  • Paddling rental fee

    • Because everyone may not opt to paddle, and the different crafts have different prices, it makes the most sense to let everyone choose their own adventure here!

  • Booze. (I'll buy you a drink with dinner, but the rest is on you!)​

pricing + sign-ups

  • Single Occupancy: $1,499/person 
    (please select "send money to friend")

  • ​Double Occupancy: $949/person​
    (please select "send money to friend")
    • ​We are unable to provide you with a roommate. If you wish to choose the double occupancy option, you must already have a roommate lined up. We will NOT reserve a room for you until both roommates have purchased their respective reservations, so we recommend purchasing simultaneously.
    • Upon purchasing your reservation, you will receive a confirmation email with a link where you can provide us with the name of your roommate. 
  • To Register:​
    • First, submit your full payment to alia via paypal using the link that corresponds to your occupancy option:

 click here to register for

single occupancy!

(select send money to friend)

 click here to register for

double occupancy! 

(select send money to friend)


within 24 hours of submitting your payment, you will receive a confirmation email with a link to complete the guest information form. this form is where you will submit emergency contact info, dietary restrictions, roommate name (if applicable), etc. ​

  • Attendance Policy
    • If we do not have at least 5 rooms booked for this retreat by August 5th, 2018, the retreat will be cancelled and any registered clients will receive a full refund.​​
  • Cancellation/Refund Policy
    • If you need to cancel for any reason BEFORE August 5th, 2018, you will receive a full refund minus a $150 admin fee.

    • If you need to cancel for any reason AFTER August 5th, 2018, no refunds, transfers, or credits will be issued under any circumstances.

    • If the event is canceled by the studio for any reason, you will be refunded fully.

  • Registration Deadline: 8/5/2018 at Midnight.​


The first 6 guests to complete their registration will receive a FREE 30-minute one-on-one session with Alia

during the getaway!

You can work with her on your yoga practice or have an off-the-mat mentoring session - it's up to you!

other useful details

  • We'll get started at 7pm Thursday night, and wrap up by 1pm Monday afternoon. 

  • We're staying a 20 min drive from the airport (without traffic)

  • The Austin airport code is AUS

  • Things to Bring

    • A Yoga Mat! (And any props you'd like - I won't be able to provide any.)

    • A Journal + Writing Utensils

    • Bathing Suit(s)​

    • Sunblock

    • Sunglasses/Hat

    • Art Supplies (washi tape, colorful pens/markers, fun stickers, a sketchpad, charcoals, whatever floats your boat!)