Rhodella and Patrick Hughes are the owners of Yoga in the Adirondacks, LLC (YITA) and The Divine Acres, LLC, a sustainable family farm with a yoga shala.
Rhodella, 500 hour Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT), is certified in Veterans Yoga Project, AromaYoga, Stand Up Paddle Board (SUP) Yoga, Chair and Seniors Yoga, Reiki Level ll, Oneness Deeksha Giver and Thai Yoga Massage, Foot Reading: connection to personality & health. Rhodella is currently studying with Breathing Deeply Yoga Therapy School. Rhodella is a passionate Young Living Essential Oil Educator/Distributor.
Patrick is a former accountant for a hedge fund firm in Manhattan. Patrick's journey with yoga started eight years ago. After his retirement, Rhodella and Patrick permanently moved to the Adirondacks where they continue to build YITA together. Patrick and Rhodella have found a true passion for the Adirondacks and Yoga.
Maria is a graduate right out of high school heading to SUNY Adirondack for resort management and business. Maria joined The Yoga in the Adirondacks team as an intern in 2021. When Maria isn't running around chasing the donkeys or weeding the gardens you can find her inside learning from Rhodella about business and marketing. Maria loves being at The Divine Acres and has been able to expand her knowledge from this opportunity that has been given to her.
Cassie is going into her senior year at Johnsburg Central school. She enjoys playing soccer ,basketball and softball during the school year. During the summer months cassie works at Revolution Rail and Alpine Lodge. Cassie is also part of Natural helpers and Honor Society in school. In Cassies free time she likes to go on rides with her horse Ella, kayaking, and skiing in the winter. Cassie loves spending time with the animals at The Divine Acres and learning from Rhodella about meditation and essential oils.
Stacy loves experimenting in the kitchen and developing tasty meals to enjoy with family and friends. Her style of food changed recently to more healing foods as she battled fatigue, auto immune disease and high cholesterol. When doctors had no answers other then medication, she began to change her lifestyle to reduce stress and change her diet to add more whole food ingredients that are packed with nutrients. As Chief Flavor Officer, she knows that what you put on your fork matters and found that you can eat a nutritious diet without sacrificing taste. She is excited to share meals with the retreat participants. When Stacy isn’t experimenting in the kitchen, she enjoys being outdoors and enjoying the beauty of nature.
Julia is an environmental engineer who graduated from Clarkson University in 2018 and is from the Buffalo area. She currently lives in Syracuse and loves coming to the Adirondacks on the weekends. Over the last three years she has become more involved with Yoga in the Adirondacks, attending retreats and farm sitting for Pat and Rhodella when they are out of town. She loves animals, yoga and the mountains and Yoga in the Adirondacks has quickly become one of her favorite places! She hopes to get her Yoga teacher certification so she can one day teach as well.