A snippet of our past 2 months. We’ve been living on the move.
An amazing group of practitioners came together at Camp duNord for our annual retreat. We practiced, laughed, played in the snow, explored Ayurveda + Yoga, enjoyed massage, fires and food together…Fall Yoga Retreat 2012 = a success! The next week we hit the road for Colorado + a training with our teacher Rod Stryker. We nestled into mountain life at Avalanche Ranch (cabins + hot springs = perfect retreat). We quickly fell into a daily routine of soaking in the hot springs, breakfast, yoga, soak, dinner, sleep. Upon return, we received our India Visas! We head to India in January…more details to come of our pilgrimage thru the Himalayan Institute. And, finally, our completion of the fall harvest. Our kale, collards + brussel sprouts were so unbelievably patient with us this year and now the freezer is stocked!Read More
Join us for our 6th Annual Fall Yoga Retreat,
October 2-6 2013.
The retreat will be held at the pristine Camp du Nord, located 20 minutes outside of Ely, MN, a stones throw from the Boundary Waters. The retreat will feature two yoga sessions and two delicious vegetarian meals each day. There will be plenty of free time for hiking, canoeing, sauna, massage, reading and relaxing lakeside and fireside, and enjoying quiet reflective time or the company of friends. Our intention is that this retreat is not just time away. Retreat is sacred space from which to view yourself and your life clearly. We will explore the practices and wisdom teachings of yoga, as a means to realizing your innate capacity for meaning, freedom and joy within life.
The Place: Camp du Nord, near Ely, MN. Set amongst the pine and birch forest alongside Lake Burntside, Camp du Nord has been a natural place of retreat, relaxation and reflection for more than 50 years.
The Yoga: We will practice for two hours each morning and afternoon. Morning sessions will consist of an invigorating vinyasa, pranayama and meditation practice. Afternoon sessions will focus on the subtler aspects of yoga, including: restorative postures, pranayama, meditation, self-reflection, yoga philosohpy and dharma.
Lodging & Meals: Our lodging will be communal in modern wooden cabins, beautiful and simple. Each cabin features a full kitchen, indoor bathroom, central air & heat, fireplace, living & dining room, bedrooms and sleeping loft. No T.V.’s, no phones, no distractions- essentially everything you’ll want, nothing you won’t. We will share two delicious vegetarian feasts for breakfast and dinner, in the camp dining hall- a beautiful 15 minute hike through the trails of the forest. We can accommodate special dietary needs, and we may be able to arrange private cabins for families. Preference for lodging requests will be given in the order in which registrations are received. To view one of the cabins, please click here
Hiking, Canoeing + Kayaking, Sauna + Lake Plunge, Massage, Relaxing lakeside and fireside
( *massage not included in the price of the retreat)
Transportation, Arrival & Departure
Our welcoming ceremony will be at 9:00 pm on Weds. Oct. 2nd, and we will depart after brunch on Sunday Oct. 6th. We encourage carpooling, and will assist in arranging transportation. For Directions, click here.
Rates & Registration:
The cost of the retreat includes:
- All yoga classes
- Vegetarian Breakfast and Dinner Feast (Th.-Sat.) & Brunch on Sunday
- Four nights lodging
- Use of canoes, kayaks and sauna
- All the fun you can have, with new and old friends!
Early Bird price – $455. paid in full by Aug 15
Full Cost of Retreat- $495.
All payments are due in full September 15, with a fee of $25 for late payments, payment plans & registrations received thereafter.
To reserve your space, please send your registration form/waiver and $150 deposit per-person (non-refundable)
Checks are payable to:
Angela or Ben Vincent
5354 40th Ave S.
Minneapolis, MN, 55417
Please contact us with any questions or inquiries
I am freshly back from our annual winter Retreat in magical Montezuma Costa Rica. Our group spent a week practicing and studying yoga twice each day. Practices were followed by delicious local meals over looking the emerald green ocean off the southern tip of the Nicoya Perninsula. Between practices, our days were spent in Costa Rica’s world famous abundant natural beauty at the beaches, ocean, waterfalls, rivers and jungle- or perhaps relaxing in a hammock and watching the monkeys and iguanas running around the Mango Grove at Hotel Los Mangoes. We were even fortunate enough to see bio-luminesence- envision glow-in-the-dark- teal waves crashing against the black canvas of the nightime ocean and starlit sky. The combination of yoga, the natural world and the community of practitioners is a powerful combination for gaining perspective, healing and awakening. While a blog post certainly cannot convey the most sublime experience of yoga amidst the natural world, here is a little video of a morning practice, with live musical accompaniment by Goundan on the Hang Drum. Can you feel the vibe? Pura Vida!!!Read More