Retreat Leaders

Led by Jane Bahneman and Justin Maaia

Jane Bahneman

Jane Bahneman

Jane Bahneman is the Founder of Nectar Yoga Studios in the DC Metro area. Previously, Jane served in leadership roles in the industry to include positions at Georgetown University, the University of Virginia, and CENTERS. Jane has been a proud Brand Ambassador for both Athleta (2017-2019) and Lululemon (2007-2009 and 2012-2014) and remains active in the pursuit of supporting others’ personal and professional growth. Jane has led retreats both close to home and in lands far away; she has trained yoga teachers around the globe, taught yoga at the White House and has spoken as a Keynote at multiple events. Jane was peer-voted Top 10 Speakers at the Athletic Business Conference(s) on more than one occasion! Jane served on the Industry Advisory Panel for the American Council On Exercise and continues to work as a Subject Matter Expert for the esteemed organization. She also serves on the Advisory Council for the Fitness Business Association. Today, Jane teaches group classes and coaches women entrepreneurs (www.janebahneman.com); she continues to actively speak, write and consult. She is also the proud mom to one incredible 11-year old son!


Justin Maaia

Justin Maaia

Justin Maaia is a retreat leader, meditation teacher, and growth-seeker. He is also the upper school religious studies teacher at National Cathedral School in Washington, DC. For the past twenty-five years, he has been listening to and learning from people of every religion, searching for practices that can lead us to unexpected levels of growth, flourishing, and aliveness, whether we are religious or secular in our orientation. Justin has learned that the relationships we form while engaging in these practices have as much of a transformative impact as any of the techniques themselves. His experiential courses lead people to profound relationships with, and deeper understandings of, both self and world; this comes at a time when it is imperative that we become better local and global citizens as well as more compassionate caretakers of ourselves. Justin has been a regular presenter at annual conferences for the National Coalition of Girls Schools (NCGS) and the National Association of Episcopal Schools (NAES), as well as at the “Spirituality: Secular and Religious” events at the Center for Spiritual and Ethical Education (CSEE). He is currently working on a new book, with Bob Mattingly and Steven James, entitled Secular Spirituality, as well as on an introduction to religious studies (both forthcoming from CSEE). Justin is a recent winner of the Olmsted Prize for Excellence in Secondary School Teaching from Williams College. He lives with his three gurus (his wife and two daughters) in Alexandria, Virginia.