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Our Team


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 at 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.


Rose has lived in the Adirondacks since the age of six, where she was taught to love the outdoors and the wonders nature offers. She was blessed with a penchant for horticulture, which has long provided her family with sustainable and nutritious ingredients. Rose has also begun using her extensive knowledge of plants to forage our local forest. She combines these homegrown and foraged foods into healthy and delicious scratch-made meals. When she is not tending to her garden or scouring the woods for edible treasures, she can be found in the kitchen on a quest to discover new and exciting flavors. 

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Maria has lived most of her life in the Town of Johnsburg. She taught Elementary Education and Pre-K - 12th Grade Art for 18 Years, she has had a passion for art since childhood.  She lives with her husband Ryan in Wevertown and has 3 sons and 8 grandchildren. After having her 3 sons she returned to school and achieved a dual certification through SUNY Plattsburg and SUNY ACC. 

Maria will be managing the newly renovated Art Studio at Yoga in the Adirondacks at The Divine Acres. 


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.

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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, autoimmune 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.

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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.


Nick is a multifaceted professional with a diverse skill set encompassing social media management, graphic design, and web development. Nick plays a crucial role in handling the marketing and media needs for Yoga in the Adirondacks at the Divine Acres. 

His journey with Yoga in the Adirondacks began in 2021 when he crossed paths with Rhodella, at that time, Nick was immersed in the world of advertising, and it was through this connection that he initially became involved. Over time, a deep and meaningful relationship blossomed.

Beyond his professional role, Nick is a devoted husband and father, balancing the demands of family life and building his own company. He actively contributes to Rhodella's web management and creates compelling marketing materials to promote the serene offerings of Yoga in the Adirondacks at the Divine Acres. Nick also attends yoga practices and yoga nidra sessions whenever his schedule allows. Through Rhodella's guidance, he has learned to make peace with his mind and body, fostering a sense of inner harmony. Eager to continue his personal and spiritual growth, Nick looks forward to further embracing the yoga lifestyle alongside Rhodella and Yoga in the Adirondacks at the Divine Acres.

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