November 3-5, 2017 ~ Brainerd, Minnesota

Welcome to A Woodsy Gathering, “Turning Wisdom into Joy”

This weekend retreat is held in a rustic woodsy lodge, under a full moon, at the Grand View Lodge, near Brainerd Minnesota.

Are you feeling like you need a long weekend to just unwind, get into yourself, have fun, and be free?

These are some of the things that I love to share with you on my retreats.  I believe a weekend retreat is ideal for decreasing tension and increasing Joy.

Holiday season brings up difficult emotions for many of us making it a perfect time to get off the grid and lighten up.

Over the weekend we’ll explore how we can integrate all we know to create new habits that increase our Joy, so that we can feel happier in daily life. We’ll learn why we don’t need to resist or fight against our natural desires, needs or feelings.

Over the weekend, we’ll use yoga, a full moon bonfire ritual and meditation as our framework to explore ways to feel uplifted and happier.

Our retreat sessions are intended to calm from the inside out.  They include yoga sequences and meditations that embody healing, coming home to the breath, and a less emotionally reactive mind.

All levels are invited and beginners mind is encouraged.

The Grand View Lodge near Brainerd, Minnesota is the perfect cozy woodsy place to get away!

A main attraction on site is the gorgeous Glacial Waters Spa, where you may indulge your senses in bodywork between yoga sessions.

Your weekend kicks off with a Joyful yoga session on Friday night to set the tone for our weekend.

Breakfast is included in your lodging at Grand View Lodge.

On Saturday evening we’ll share a meal, sample some wine, and hang around a bonfire in a full moon fire ceremony under the beautiful stars.

It is highly recommended that retreat guests arrive late Friday afternoon and settle in. Take the day off. You deserve it! You’ll want to mentally prepare for the weekend and rushing is not encouraged. Be present for this weekend.

Claim your Joy!

Our Woodsy Yoga weekend begins at 6:30pm on Friday November 3th.

Yoga sessions will be held at the beautiful Itasca room located within the lodge.

Included in the retreat package are:

  • 8 hours of Yoga + Meditation workshop/meditations/fire ceremony
  • Group Meal Saturday pm & Wine Tasting
  • Saturday and Sunday breakfast
  • Full Moon Fire Ceremony Saturday evening

The retreat and lodging at GVL is limited and fill quickly at this time of year. Early registration is recommended. Lodging is separate, not included in the package.

You may book your lodging, here!