$120/adult + $50-260 for Accommodation (see below for accommodation choices)
Includes 4 adult yoga classes, 1 family yoga class, and Thai massage workshop.
Meals included: Fri dinner and breakfast on Sat & Sun.
Children's Retreat: $95/child
Includes meals and 5 children's yoga / craft / nature classes & 1 family yoga class (~11 hours of activities at $8.64/hr)
Companion Registration: $40/adult or child aged 10+
Includes meals but no yoga. Companion registration for children under 10 is free.
4:00-5:30 Gentle Hatha with Yoga Nidra Meditation by Liya
5:45-6:15 Opening Circle
8:30-10:00 Vinyasa by Becca
11:00-12:00 Family Yoga by Whitney
4:00-5:15 Thai Partner Bodywork Class
by Whitney and Liya
5:45-7:00 Yin Yoga by Jana
7:00 - Potluck Dinner (optional)
8:30-10:00 Forrest Yoga by Becca
11:00-11:30 Closing Circle
Noon Check-out time
Bed & Breakfast
B & B Rooms
Individual huts with a twin sized Japanese floor futon - $55/night
The Hut Shanti Dormitory
Dorm room with bunk beds (sleeps 8) - $38/bed/night
For campers and anyone staying in the meditation huts or the Hut Shanti, there are 2 full baths and 1 half bath on the first floor of the Mountain Room, where the yoga classes are held. You are also welcome to use the lower level bathroom in the B&B. Please reserve the other bathrooms in the B&B for guests staying there.
Cost Breakdown for the Registration Fee:
(Meals & yoga space rental are priced without mark-up).
Group space rental $19
Friday dinner made by retreat teachers
2 light breakfasts with coffee, granola, and organic yogurt & fruit
*Sat lunch is on your own.
*For Sat dinner, we will hold an optional potluck.
Retreat admin cost $5
Tuition for yoga classes $75
4 yoga classes + Thai bodywork workshop
3:30-3:45 Drop-off & Introductions
Exploration of Surroundings
Creative Movement Class
Mindful Jars Craft Project
5:45-6:15 Opening Circle - Children are welcome to introduce themselves, if they like.
Good Morning Yoga
Breakfast / Snack
Music: Play instruments, singalong, kirtan with harmonium
11:00-12:00 Family Yoga (Parents & kids together)
Explore Labyrinth & Druid Sanctuary
Gratitude Scavenger Hunt
Nature Walk - Meet the turkey, llamas, and frogs
Dinner / Snack
Nature Mandala Craft Project
Good Night Yoga
Meddy Teddy & Meditation
Mantra Rocks / Yoga Card Games
I see with my eyes and my hands. I listen with my whole heart. And from that deep listening, I craft classes tailored to what my students need. I create a space for them to feel kindness toward themselves, which in our competitive society, we often feel we need permission for.
I teach my students how to feel in their bodies for what they need and to be able to give that to themselves. I see their strengths and vulnerabilities and meet them at their edge. For some, finding the edge means letting go of fear to go deeper into a pose. For others, it means pulling back from habitual struggle and over-effort to feel what's truly happening in their bodies.
I remind each person that there is immense healing power in being able to begin anew. Each time we notice that we drift off or sink into negative self-talk, the act of noticing and choosing to begin again is brave and noteworthy.
I have been a teacher of children for 29 years and a student of yoga for 11. My love of teaching and love of yoga came together in June of 2017 when I completed my 200 hour teacher training at Svadharma School of Yoga in Newport, OR. I am passionate about yoga and enjoy sharing that passion with others. I look forward to practicing with you!
Becca found yoga by accident when a friend lent her a mat for a class at 24 Hr Fitness. After trying the class she thought, “THIS is what I'm going to be doing for the rest of my life!” Her teaching path began in 2012 when she completed Living Yoga's Trauma Informed Yoga Teacher Training and started bringing yoga into recovery centers and schools for troubled youths. In 2013 she completed Ana Forrest's 225 hr teacher training. Becca was inspired by Forrest Yoga's challenging but therapeutic approach and clear understanding of bio-mechanics. She followed this training with a year-long mentorship with senior Forrest Yoga teachers. Becca also completed the Yoga Bodyworkers training with massage therapists / yoga teachers Brian Campbell and Jambo Truong. Becca excels with working with a wide spectrum of students of all experience levels and ages. Outside of yoga, Becca enjoys riding motorcycles and nerding out on sci-fi.
Whitney has been practicing yoga for over a decade, and she has traveled around the world to study yoga, meditation, acroyoga, and Thai bodywork. She completed her teaching certification in Hatha and Ashtanga yoga in Rishikesh, India. Since returning to the US, Whitney has also become certified in Kids & Family Yoga, Yin Yoga, and Prenatal Yoga. She is also certified in First Aid & CPR for adults and infants.
In Thai bodywork, Whitney combines techniques of acupressure, reflexology, and assisted yoga stretches to release muscle tension and energetic blockages in the body. She has studied acroyoga and Thai bodywork not only in Chiang Mai, Thailand, but also from expert teachers in Spain, Greece, and Bali.
As an international adoptee, teacher and caregiver, Whitney is passionate about child development and education, and hopes to use movement, healing touch, and community to support families and individuals of all ages and stages of life.
2. Free time activities: Discover the hidden Oregon Coast!
Friday anytime between 4:30-6:45 PM
Restorative Yoga and Meditation
Friday 7:00-8:30 PM
Saturday 9:30-11:00 AM
Hiking on the coast (optional)
1130 AM -130 PM
A couple of options here depending on the weather and how long folks want to hike for. Bring your lunch!
Partner Massage (optional)
Saturday 3:30-5:00 PM
Group Dinner (optional)
Saturday 5:00-6:45 PM
This is an option to bring something to cook together and share in a communal feast! If you would prefer to eat in town, there are two good restaurants as well :)
Yin Yoga and Meditation
Saturday 7:00-8:30 PM
Sunday 9:30-11:00 AM
Sunday by 11:30 AM
A simple breakfast of steel cut oats, organic yogurt, granola, and fruit is provided. For dinner on Fri and lunch on Sat, I recommend you pre-pack a lunch or eat en route. Sat dinner will be a group dinner cooked together by all of us at the house; also option for folks to go into town for dinner.
Forrest yoga is a hatha style developed by world renowned teacher Ana Forrest. This style emphasizes deep breathing, core strength, and intelligent sequencing of poses to help students of all levels go deeper in their practice in a safe and supported way.
Restorative yoga links a series of gentle poses to gradually release tension and coax the nervous system into a deep state of relaxation.
Yin yoga is rooted in Chinese medicine and the meridian system. This practice restores the flow of energy throughout the body. By holding poses for a longer period, you will release not only tight muscles but also the tension in your fascia (connective tissue).
Serenity | Community | Ocean Beaches
Give yourself the gift of self-kindness.
Metta is a Pali word in the Buddhist tradition which means "unconditional friendliness" or "loving kindness." In insight meditation, we typically rest the attention on the breath. In metta practice, we bring our attention to phrases of wishing kindness for ourselves and others. As a medical doctor, I encounter numerous situations of desperation and suffering in my patients - and in myself. When I feel dazed or worn out, metta helps me to return to clarity and to a foundation of self-compassion.
In this retreat, we will stay at a wonderful beach house only 5 minutes walk to the ocean. You can relax on the wrap-around deck or in the lush backyard. Bathe under starlight as you warm up in the hot tub.
The retreat includes four yoga/meditation practices led by Liya as well as a partner massage sequence that you will learn to do on each other. Through meditation, yoga, and partner massage, we will learn to embody metta in our everyday lives, raising compassion for ourselves and those around us.
You do not need to come with a partner, though you are welcome to work with your partner if you come with one.
* Option for classes without lodging or breakfast is $25 per class or $100 for all five.
* This intimate retreat is limited to maximum of 8 participants. A deposit of 50% of the cost is due with registration. Contact Liya early to reserve your spot.