From Januray 17-February 9, 2013, we will be journeying to India, on pilgrimage to the Kumbha Mela. Happening once every 12 years and drawing an estimated 40-70 million people, Kumbha Mela is truly the pilgrimage of a lifetime. Its purpose is the awakening of humanity to a higher state of consciousness – one in which we recognize the interconnectedness and sacredness of all life. For us, yoga has always been a means to living this truth. In a time when there is so much suffering in the world, nothing seems more important than experiencing and sharing these teachings.
We will be traveling with the Himalayan Institute, and studying with master teachers Pandit Rajmani Tigunait, Rod Stryker and Rolf Sovik. There is great power in practicing and studying in the lands where yoga first took root. It is our hope to share our experiences with you when we return to teaching in the middle of February. A deep bow to all who have guided and walked upon this path with us, we hold you in our hearts. If you would like to help support our journey, please click here.
With great love,
Namaste ~ Angela and BenRead More
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
Many hours + many modes of transport and we are home!
Refreshed and sleepy.
We are soaking up our final days on holiday on the Thai Island of Koh Samet. Emerald green waters washing over white sand under the deck of our bungalow. It has been a wonderful trip. Traveling is such an amazing way to gain perspective on ones’s life and the world we share. We are excited to return refreshed and renewed. With the New Year comes new offerings, beginning with the New Years Day workshop at One Yoga…hope to see you there:)
We are at the airport in Yangon, Myanmar heading back to Thailand for a few days of beach and sun before returning to the frozen tundra of home. Everyone knows Minneapolis is a small town. We were again reminded how small the world is when on our 3 day trek we met the former boyfriend of one of my yoga students. Now we sit among familiar faces that have traveled a similar Myanmar itinerary. A couple that sat near us at dinner last night, a couple that watched the sunset over Bagan atop the same temple…we are boarding the plane soon, have a wonderful holiday week.