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Summer Solstice Yoga Retreat | Olhão, Portugal | June 19-24, 2024
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Free Spirited Wanderer Retreats have been created to provide a life-changing experience based on two main concepts;

1) To build Kula; intentional community, the feeling that life is best when shared.
2) The human desire to live a truly meaningful & fulfilling life. 

Each retreat brings these two concepts alive as we travel to exceptional locations around the world and move through a variety of yoga classes, workshops and excursions, providing you with the self-exploration, adventure, connection and freedom your heart & soul seeks.  

**CEU's available for yoga teachers on all retreats. 

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Yoga Teacher, Lifestyle Coach, Retreat Leader, and the Founder of Free Spirited Wanderer. 

In High School, I knew that I was destined for an unconventional life rooted in travel, yoga, and self exploration.​

 I majored in Business to gain insight on how to become an entrepreneur.​  I studied abroad three times; business in Spain and Buddhist Philosophy in India & Cambodia to feed my adventurous, life-experience and knowledge seeking soul.

I have been teaching yoga since 2014. I completed two 200 hour Yoga Teacher Trainings (Rishikul Yogshala; Nepal 2014 & Y2 Yoga; Charlotte, NC 2022), one 300 hour Yoga Teacher Training (Rishikul Yogshala; India, 2018), two trainings with Para Yoga (Marma 2019 & Four Desires 2022), a year long Ashtanga Yoga Apprenticeship with AYS (2018) and countless immersions and workshops. I deeply treasure each of these life-enriching experiences and am honored to apply this wisdom to my life as a student, and pass it on to others as a teacher. 

I started leading Yoga & Wellness Retreats in 2017 to share my love of travel, culture, community, wellness and yoga with others. As of December 2023, I have led 18 retreats to date; 10 within the U.S and 8 international. ​My mission as a yoga teacher is to help more people take yoga off the mat and live it as it was intended, a lifestyle. My prayer for you is that these retreats help prepare you for your lifetime; providing you with a space to become the fullest expression of yourself so you can walk with purpose and live with love. 

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Featured Retreat:

Summer Solstice Yoga Retreat

Casa Fuzetta | Olhão, Portugal | June 19-24, 2024 



"Carole and I met in January 2022, and the level of knowledge, passion, and kindness she brings to the world of yoga is astounding. Trusting her beautiful soul to lead me on my first yoga retreat was a no brainer for me! Carole knows how to deliver, and I cannot wait to take my next journey with her! So, what are you waiting for? Take that leap, and join her NOW!"


As of June 1, 2023: 1% of all FSW Retreat proceeds are donated to Yoga For Recovery Foundation, a female founded non-profit based out of Charlotte, NC with a mission to provide yoga resources, education, and wellness opportunities to assist those impacted by oppression, acute stress, or trauma. Donations go directly towards scholarships and programming for folks to partake in yoga and mindfulness practices, workshops, and trainings to aid in their recovery.

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 2024 FSW

Select the 'Learn More' button to be directed to each individual retreat listing. 


5 Reasons to Join an FSW Retreat:



Each FSW retreat values KULA; intentional community, the feeling that life is best when shared. FSW aims to bring people together where they can connect, share in transformational practices and build lifelong friendships. These are super sacred spaces with an opportunity for everyone to come together to support, uplift and empower one another.



Alongside community, time for one's self is held in equal value. Our participants are provided a space to pull back the layers and get to know their true self through journaling, physical yoga practices, meditation, and R&R - enabling them to discover how to live their life with more meaning and fulfillment in alignment with their most authentic self. 



These retreats are the perfect reset and enable our participants to remember what truly matters in their life. These spaces encourage them to wake up earlier, eat healthier, strengthen and open their body, quiet their mind, expand the boundaries of their comfort zone, hold rest equal to work and come back home knowing what it feels like to be ALIVE! As they develop these healthy habits on our retreats, they will find more excitement and joy to bring this wisdom home with them.



Each retreat location is intentionally chosen for its beauty, culture, people, and overall atmosphere which has had a positive impact on my life and is an integral part of who I am today. Travel has become my home; it is what lights my soul on fire and meets my definition of ‘living life to the fullest’. I know I am not alone in this, which is why FSW retreats are here to help our participants live out their dreams, cross items off their bucket list, explore the world and free their spirit!



My mission as a yoga teacher is to help more people take yoga off the mat and live it as it was intended - which is as a lifestyle. Yoga isn't just the time one spends on their mat, it is about taking all of its elements into their everyday life in order to live their most meaningful & fulfilling life in alignment with their truest, most authentic self. We will cultivate this through Yoga Philosophy, Ayurveda and group lifestyle discussions.



  • What is included on an FSW Retreat?
    Each individual retreat page provides a detailed list of what is included. Every FSW Retreat will include accommodations for the entire retreat, all meals (unless otherwise noted), daily yoga classes and workshops, one excursion, a swag bag + workbook, and a virtual meet & greet + pre-retreat planning support.
  • What is NOT included on an FSW Retreat?
    Flights, travel insurance, passport or visa fees, ground transportation (unless otherwise noted), additional food or drinks, all alcohol, spa treatments, and additional excursions.
  • I am brand new to yoga, can I still join?
    Absolutely! My classes are all levels. I provide a variety of options from modifications to advanced variations. We also offer a variety of practices such as Vinyasa, Hatha, Astanga, Pranayama, Meditation, and more!
  • Do I have to participate in everything scheduled?
    I highly recommend that you do since it's what you signed up for :), however, this is YOUR retreat and I want you to spend it in a way that is the most nourishing for you.
  • How do I secure my desired accommodation?
    A $825 non-refundable deposit is due to secure your spot, with the exception of our Smoky Mtns Retreat, which is a $350 non-refundable deposit. After registration, you will be sent an invoice to your registered email with your final balance amount and due date.
  • Do most people sign up with a friend or come solo?
    It is always a combination of both! If you are nervous to come solo, know that there will be others and it's a great opportunity to step out of your comfort zone and make new friends!
  • If I come solo, do I need to book a private / single accommodation?
    If you would like privacy and time to yourself I recommend booking a private / single accommodation. If you prefer to share with other solo travelers, I do my best to pair participants up in the available shared rooms.
  • I am registering with another person. Do we both need to register and pay separately?
    A $825 non-refundable deposit is required per person, however, one person can register both of you. If you choose to register separately you can write the name of who you wish to room with in your registration form.
  • What is your cancellation policy?
    Our cancellation policy and terms are listed below.


​All deposits are non-refundable.

Any cancellations done 91 days or more prior to retreat start date:

The deposit is transferable to another FSW Retreat within the same calendar year of 2024.

Any cancellations done 61-90 days prior to retreat start date:

The deposit is non-refundable and non-transferable. The balance (total cost minus the deposit) is not refundable, but it is transferable to a future Free Spirited Wanderer Retreat within one year. 


Any cancellations done 0-60 days prior to retreat start date:

All payments are non-refundable and non-transferable.​

Unforeseen Circumstances:

Free Spirited Wanderer is not responsible for any of the following, and there will be no refunds nor discounts for arriving late, leaving early, flight cancellations, travel delays, injury, or illness. For additional protection due to any unforeseen circumstances, it is highly recommended that all participants purchase travel insurance at the time of booking the retreat.

Retreat Final Balance Late Payments: If your invoice is Early Bird Pricing and your payment is not received within 48 hours of your original due date, your invoice will move to Regular Pricing and be updated with your new due date plus the dollar difference between the pricing. If your invoice is Regular Pricing, and your payment is not received within 48 hours of your original due date, a $25 late fee will be added. **Any final balance payments not received within 72 hours of your original due date may result in a forfeiture of your booking.

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Explore our other signature FSW offerings


Feminine Leadership
1:1 Strategy Sessions

Take ownership of your life with this 4 step process designed to help you create your own destiny, and step into the version of yourself that you are truly meant to be. 


Yoga Teacher Mentorship

A 1:1 virtual business mentorship for yoga teachers who are seeking to launch their business or expand their current one.


Fill Your Cup Mini Course

A virtual mini course of self-paced guided practices to move through your days with deeper connection, purpose, and love.

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