Attuning to the Seasons with Ayurveda and Yin Yoga

September 8-12, 2019
Breitenbush Hot Springs, Oregon


As we are interconnected with Mother Nature, we can more powerfully keep in tune with ourselves by attuning to her seasonal rhythms. In this unique four-day program, we’ll explore numerous ways to sequence our wellness practice with the seasons, including a dedicated focus upon Yin Yoga and Ayurveda.

Through muscle relaxation and release of tension, breath awareness and visualizations, Yin Yoga not only inspires the circulation of life force energy (prana) throughout the body but also instills an attitude that allows you to more fully prepare for meditation and life’s stressors. Ayurveda, yoga’s sister science and one of the world’s oldest systems of healing, provides us with a rich repository of distilled wisdom that inspires our journey towards optimal well-being.

In addition to our Yin Yoga practice and Ayurvedic studies, this holistic program also includes forest bathing, river meditations, hiking, and soaking under the stars to reconnect to your true nature. You’ll emerge from this retreat with self-knowledge and practical wisdom that will deepen your practice both on and off the mat.


4:00-6:00pm Arrive and Check-in
6:00-7:15pm Dinner
7:15-7:45pm BB Orientation (required if you have not been to BB)
7:45-9:00pm Opening Circle + Yin Philosophy

7:00-8:15am Earth Meditation & Gentle Yoga
8:15-9:00am Breakfast (in silence)
10:00am-1:00pm Ayurveda and the 5 Elements
1:00-2:00pm Lunch
2:30-4:30pm Hike – Forest Bathing
5:00-6:15pm Yin Yoga
Dinner + Free Time

7:00-8:15am Water Meditation & Gentle Yoga
8:15-9:00am Breakfast (in silence)
10:00am-1:00pm Ayurveda for the Seasons
1:00-2:00pm Lunch
2:00-3:00pm Self-care
3:00-4:00pm Hike + River time – Meditation
5:00-6:15pm Yin Yoga
Dinner + Community Activity

7:00-8:15am Fire Meditation & Gentle Yoga
8:15-9:00am Breakfast (in silence)
10:00am-1:00pm Ayurveda and the 3 Pillars of Health
1:00-2:00pm Lunch
2:00-4:30pm Hike or Sun bathe by the river
5:00-6:15pm Yin Yoga
Dinner + Community Activity

7:00-8:15am Air and Space Meditation & Yin Yoga
8:15-9:00am Breakfast (in silence)
10:00am-1:00pm Daily Rituals and Home Practice
1:00-2:00pm Lunch – end of retreat



Retreat Cost = Lodging (this is your deposit) + Presenter Fee (due upon arrival 9/8)
Cabin with Pluming $604
Cabin w/o plumbing $496
Platform Tent $364
Personal Tent $308
(Cabins will be shared with others from our retreat. If you have a roommate in mind, please know you’ll need to sign up together or within a day two of each other.)

Presenter Fee: $375 (if registered by 8/8/2019), $425 after

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Yoga teacher’s can receive 30 hours of continuing education credits for this workshop.