Yoga retreat focuses on positivity

Susan Johnson (left) of InsideOut Yoga and MJ Anderson led the recent "IOY/OBX" yoga retreat.

Eighteen yoga enthusiasts attended “IOY/OBX,” InsideOut Yoga’s annual retreat in the Outer Banks. The retreat was led by Susan Johnson and MJ Anderson and took place in a spectacular oceanfront home in Nags Head.

The theme was “Come on Get Higher,” and was designed to balance mindfulness and raucousness in a way that enriched the participants’ yoga practice, deepened their connections and steeped them in fun, said Johnson.

The retreat included meditation on the beach, poolside yoga classes and workshops on positive thinking.