2020 Yoga Meditation Hiking Retreat in North Cascade Mountains
Sep 4, 2020| $450
Yoga Meditation Hiking Retreat
Peaceful Mountain, North Cascade Mountains, WA
September 4-7, 2020
Please note that this is an alcohol-free event.
This year’s retreat theme will be “Joy and Gratitude”. Many of us believe we are lacking in these traits, but in truth, joy (in Sanskrit, “Ananda”) is the essence of who we are. Gratitude flows easily when we align with the truth of who we are. Joy and gratitude lift our energy vibration out of despair, anxiety and fear.
What else will we do
Besides twice-daily yoga, we will do some hiking in beautiful, bug-free mountains and forests. We will do some breath and meditation playshops, as well as kirtan (call and response chant-song) to help us connect on all levels.
Kirtan and Sound Bath
Kirtan (call and response singing or chanting) is an easy way to calm the mind and access higher energy vibrations. We will also invite the group to lie down and relax while Liz and Roy play a variety of instruments and sounds to help us move into blissful rest before bedtime, ahhhhhhhhhh ….
Teachers, cooks and hike leaders
Peaceful Mountain is a beautiful accommodation near Mt. Baker with everything we need: yoga space with hardwood floors, meditation spaces, exercise room, hot tub, sauna, full kitchen from which we will serve three delicious meals daily, and access to nature and hiking trails. Rod is a wonderful owner and host, who may play his didgeridoo for us if we are lucky!
$495 shared room with private bath. $450 (shared bath outside room) includes 3 nights shared accommodations, organic, healthy meals, all yoga, meditation and classes, sound healing, guided hike, hot tub. Tent option $395 (must bring your own tent & gear). Small single room, shared bath for $495
About the Teachers, cooks and hike leaders:
Liz and Roy pride ourselves in creating loving, organic, healthy yet amazingly tasty meals. Included is Friday night dinner, three meals each day, Saturday and Sunday, and bountiful Monday brunch.
Roy Holman: I am a 500 hour Certified Yoga teacher, in the Viniyoga tradition. I teach a safe, gentle, body-friendly, grounded, breath-connected, meditative, flowing traditional hatha yoga – a meditation in motion really. I like to move slow, give time to breathe deeply and savor the poses. I also teach breath-work (pranayama) and meditation, and also try to incorporate the many aspects of emotional healing and balancing I have learned. The meditation is a mindfulness style, with focus on breath awareness, heart opening, body senses, emotional clearing, and connection on all levels (body, breath, emotions, Earth, Spirit).
Liz Gross: “I believe all healing involves alignment of the soul with the body.” Liz is a gifted sound and vibration healer, and teaches with Roy on retreats. Liz teaches yoga, meditation, Oneness and often does some of the cooking on our retreats. “When you’re consciously in touch with the life energy within yourself, you have awareness & communication with the flow of energy that connects you to spirit. I feel very passionate about Vibrational Medicine and love working with others in this way & helping others to connect with their purpose and passion in life. Vibrational Energy Medicine brings the physical, emotional, mental, & spiritual bodies back into balance, which opens the way for rebuilding the healing systems of the body.”
You! We usually have about 15 people, a chance to make new friends and connect, but also quiet time to read, relax, and rejuvenate. You are invited to do as many or as little as the classes and activities as fits you and your needs.
The whole weekend was an individual journey opening up to strangers that became so dear to me drawing me closer every minute. I didn’t want to leave the retreat because the magic spell would be broken. I now seek ways to open my world to the magic of that connection to others … to keep it going. I feel peaceful. I feel unhurried. I feel more love than at any time in my life.