Attuning to the Seasons with Ayurveda & Yin Yoga – Melina Meza

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.

REGISTER for this Retreat

RETREAT SCHEDULE

Sunday:

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

Monday:

7:00-8:15am Earth Meditation & Gentle Yoga
8:15-9:00am Breakfast (in silence)
10:00am-1:00pm Ayurveda and the 5 Elements (a portion of this class will be taught outdoors)
1:00-2:00pm Lunch
2:30-4:30pm Hike – Forest Bathing
5:00-6:15pm Yin Yoga

Dinner + Free Time

Tuesday:

7:00-8:15am Water Meditation & Gentle Yoga
8:15-9:00am Breakfast (in silence)
10:00am-1:00pm Ayurveda for the Seasons (a portion of this class will be taught outdoors)
1:00-2:00pm Lunch
2:00-4:30pm Self-care
4:30-5:00pm River time – Meditation
5:00-6:15pm Yin Yoga

Dinner + Community Activity

Wednesday:
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 (a portion of this class will be taught outdoors)
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

Thursday:
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

Cost = $425 plus lodging

*Lodging Options (this payment is required to make your reservation)

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.)

Best way to get to Breitenbush if you don’t live in Washington or Oregon…

If you are flying in from outside Oregon or Washington, use the Portland airport. Arrive in Portland between 10am-1:30pm and plan your return flight for late afternoon 4-7:00pm.  From Portland, Breitenbush is approximately 1.5-2.5 hour drive depending on traffic. You can rent a car and share the ride or hook up with a ride share from the airport.

By Car: (IMPORTANT: Alternate route, Highway 224 (US Forest Service Route 46) from Estacada, OR to Breitenbush is IMPASSABLE FROM EARLY FALL TO LATE SPRING. Every year people get stranded on this road.)

From the West: (Interstate 5 at Salem), take exit 253 and go east on OR-22 toward Stayton/Detroit for approximately 49 miles to Detroit, OR. (See “At Detroit” below.)

From the East: (Redmond, Bend, Sisters) Take OR-20/126 west from Sisters for 25.5 miles and turn right onto OR-22W for 31 miles to Detroit, OR. (See “At Detroit” below.)

At Detroit, OR: Turn from OR-22 onto Highway 46 at the only gas station in Detroit. Drive 9.1 miles and just past Cleator Bend Campground take a right onto the single lane bridge crossing the Breitenbush River. The road is gravel after the bridge and has three forks in its 1.2 mile course. Stay left at each fork and you will end up in our parking lot. You’re home!