Inclusiveness – Everyone is always welcome.
Kindness –We love to say yes!
Integrity – We will happily refund anyone who is less than satisfied with their experience.
Passion – We am passionate about yoga because it positively changed our lives for the better and we want that for others.
Safety – Proper alignment and individual well being are a top priority. Modifications are offered as needed. No Yogi left behind!
Professionalism – We continuously strive for competency, consistency, honesty, and are ever seeking to improve ourselves and the retreat center. Feedback is gratefully accepted
Fun – We like to smile, practice yoga, eat great food, and be happy!
Humility – We owe a debt to our teachers and the practice of yoga and we seek to share what has been so generously shared with us.
Tom, Patty, and Ciara
May 25-28th, 2018: MI Hot Yoga 1st Annual Yoga North “Hello Summer” Memorial Day Weekend Work Bee Extravaganza!
Come join us for three days of Yoga North beautification projects, hot yoga classes, fabulous plant based meals, hikes, fire pit fun, and a craft beer or two at Short’s Brewery. Just $50 for three nights lodging, five meals, four yoga classes, and more.Learn More
June 7th-10th, 2018: SUP Yoga Instructor Training & SUP Yoga Endorsement Retreat
Join Elissa Voigt of Prerana Yoga and Trey Rouss of Power of Water, at Yoga North, in the heart of beautiful Bellaire County, Michigan, just 45 minutes from Traverse City, Charlevoix, and Petoskey. In this four day retreat you will get a 30 hour Yoga Alliance and American Canoe Association Endorsed Teacher Training!
Join us for a long weekend of fun in the sun and become certified as a Paddleboard Instructor AND a SUP yoga teacher! This is an all inclusive training and includes eight healthy whole foods meals and lodging.
The four days of training, five nights lodging and 8 meals is only $499 before June 1st, $549 after. Those who have their own lodging but want to join us for meals pay only $399, and those who have their own lodging and want to be on their own for meals pay $350.
Our goal for you is to complete the training and become ACA certified SUP instructors with an Endorsement in SUP Yoga while receiving 10 Yoga Alliance Continuing Education Hours. However, completion of the course is NOT a guarantee of certification and the SUP Yoga Endorsement is only available upon passing as a SUP Instructor and having your yoga instructor certification. We are going to focus on HOW TO TEACH paddling and yoga on the water, not necessarily teach you how to paddle or practice yoga.
A 200 hour yoga teacher training certification is not required for participation, but is necessary for certification. Temporary certificates can be issued on completion.Learn More
June 15th – 17th, 2018: Glacial Hills Hiking, Yoga, and Whole Foods Feasting
Join Patty & Dwight for a weekend of world class hiking, vinyasa yoga, feasting, and maybe some paddleboarding, firepit hanging out, inbibing at Short’s Brewery, and other Up North pleasures.
We’ll start Friday afternoon at 6ish with an hour hike, followed by dinner at Shorts, then to the back yard for a fire.
Saturday, we’ll start with an 8am yoga class, breakfast, a little free time, and then a 2-3 hour hike with a picnic lunch. More free time in the afternoon to hop over to Traverse City or Petoskey, take out an SUP on a nearby lake, or lounge in a hammock. We’ll have dinner at 7ish, take a sunset hike, and who knows from there…
Sunday morning we’ll do yoga at 9am, have a brunch at 10:30, go for another hike, and call it perfect!
Two nights lodging (third night free, if you want to come early or linger,) four fabulous plant based meals (Gado Gado, anyone!?), hikes, and tons of fresh air, fun, and new friendships is only $160, two sharing, or $80 if you want to bring a tent and camp. Rooms have two double beds, so there’s a discount for three or four sharing, and a slight upcharge for a single.Learn More
August 10th – 12th, 2018: Healthy Living Retreat with Alison
Be a part of this peaceful, relaxing, and nourishing Northern Michigan Retreat experience ~ Aug 10/11/12. Rooms are shared by two people. Each room includes two beds and a private bathroom. Retreat includes two nights lodging, 4 plant-based meals, plenty of yoga, and downtime for you to enjoy the local area. Enjoy SUP, hiking, yoga, and plant-based lifestyle workshops to learn more about the benefits of this lifestyle including hands-on cooking and demonstrations. All sessions are optional.Learn More
July 13th – 14th, 2018: Tibetan Singing Bowls Retreat & Concerts With Mark Handler
The weekend includes two nights lodging, yoga classes, attendence at one or both singing bowl concerts, attendence at Saturday’s educational workshop, one on one time with Mark, and four healthy whole foods meals (Friday evening welcome food table, Saturday and Sunday breakfast and Saturday lunch). Free use of Stand up paddleboards.
Concerts are 7pm Friday and 5pm Saturday. Workshop is 2:00pm-3:30pm Saturday. Mark will be available before and after for one on ones.
Tickets can be purchased for the weekend $180 (double occupancy) or concerts and workshop separately ($25 each or $40 for both).Learn More
August 17th – 19th, 2018: Trauma Informed Outreach Training (Central Lake, MI)
This certification workshop, taught by Connection Coalition’s Jennifer Cousineau is for anyone who would like to provide outreach yoga programming at schools, shelters, rehab facilities, or through other nonprofit organizations. Working with these populations requires specific skills and awareness so that you can connect with the youth through yoga while providing messages of empowerment, teaching self respect, self awareness and self control.
This 15-hour course will cover:
- Intro to trauma and how it is held in the body
- 4 types of students
- Showing up and speaking authentically
- Appropriate touch
- Classroom sequencing, lesson plans, and practice teaching
- Privilege and access