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Healing Art in Nature: Yoga, Birding and Nature Journaling Retreat

Apr 17, 2020

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Healing Art in Nature retreat-Sleeping lady mountain resort

Treat yourself to a weekend of relaxation and discovery, fine cuisine and rustic luxury in the mountains.

Package includes:

~ Two nights’ accommodations in a relaxing guest room
~ Five meals beginning with a gourmet dinner on Friday evening and ending with a hearty breakfast on Sunday, served buffet style in the Kingfisher Restaurant.
~ Meditation and yoga instruction by Joanna Dunn, and birding and nature journaling by Heather Wallis Murphy. View weekend schedule.

Optional Package Add Ons:

~ Treat yourself to a facial, massage or body treatment at Aspen Leaf Spa

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joanna-dunnJoanna Dunn: A yoga teacher since 2001, Joanna’s background is eclectic. She teaches a variety of styles, including beginner level alignment, a Level 2 slow paced Vinyasa, Yin and Restorative as well as somatic movement and meditation. Her teaching is influenced by Iyengar-based teachers, Judith Lasater (Restorative yoga), Kathryn Payne (Pranayama) and Theresa Elliott (alignment, sequencing, and Vinyasa). Her primary influences from her early studies also include choreographed multidimensional vinyasa of Lynn Kingston and the accessible, gentle yoga of Kripalu. Joanna is currently studying with Tias and Surya Little of Prajna Yoga. Prajna fuses traditional yoga practices (Ashtanga and Iyengar) with the energy body wisdom of yoga and Chinese Medicine, Meditation of Buddhism and somatic movement of Feldenkrais and Hanna.

Joanna’s teaching style tends to attract students who are looking to slow things down, who are curious and want to build intelligence in their bodies and wisdom in their minds. In each session, you can expect to find yoga that is accessible, challenging, and interesting. You will leave with increased body intelligence and mindfulness in addition to feeling healthier, refreshed, and integrated physically, energetically, mentally, and spiritually. There is always an element of exploration, play, fun and laughter. Joanna strives to always provide an evolving conversation between herself and her students, especially around their needs and abilities.
Joanna Dunn is based in beautiful Leavenworth, Washington, but teaches retreats in the Pacific Northwest and internationally. She is co-director of the Rasayana School of Yoga Teacher Training and former owner of Evolve Yoga Studio.

Heather Wallis MurphyHeather Wallis Murphy: Heather is a Pacific Northwest notecard artist, watercolorist, nature writer and wildlife biologist. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Washington in Wildlife Habitat Management; and a Forest Technology degree from Wenatchee Valley College. While studying the sciences, she took drawing courses at WVC and UW. Focused on watercolor Heather was mentored by Los Angeles painter, Barbara Kerwin and New Zealand artist David Barker.

Walleye Cards, LLC and Wildtales Journals, Heather’s naturalist notecard and journal business, was founded in 1997. Her small independent business donates over 10% of sales to conservation and arts organizations.

Retired from the U.S. Forest Service as a wildlife biologist; Heather’s career spanned from 1974 to 2005. She is currently a nature journal instructor and a consulting wildlife biologist. She continues to lead Citizen Science programs as a volunteer for the U.S.F.S.

Heather presented “Wildlife and Art of National Forests” to the Smithsonian Institution’s 2005 Folklife Festival in Washington D.C. In the autumn 2007, she was the Artist-In-Residence for the North Cascades National Park at Stehekin WA. She has offered nature journaling workshops for adults and students throughout the Pacific Northwest; as well through her travels to Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula; the American School in Paris; and the Lochaber Natural History Society in the Scottish Highlands. During 2014 Heather participated in Swarovski Optiks initial Birding Tour of Austria.


$657 per person, based on quad occupancy*, $667 per person, based on triple occupancy*, $717 per person, based on double occupancy* or $867 single occupancy. *Room shares must be arranged prior to calling for reservations. Sleeping Lady is not responsible for assigning roommates, if applicable.

Rates subject to 8.3% WA state sales tax and 2% county lodging tax. Gratuity is not included in our inclusive rate and is at your discretion.


Apr. 17th – 19th, 2020


Starting at $657


Apr 17, 2020
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Sleeping Lady Mountain Resort
7375 Icicle Rd
Leavenworth, WA 98826 United States


Sleeping Lady Mountain Resort
+1 800.574.2123
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