Retreat at Breitenbush Hot Springs
Rest and Digest: The Replenishing Practice of Restorative Yoga
August 25th – 28th (Thursday 4pm – Sunday 3pm)
Join Danielle and Heather, August 25th – 28th, as we soak, steam, and plunge ourselves into a long, regenerative, weekend retreat… all the while immersing ourselves in the healing practices of restorative yoga.
Restorative yoga is, at its heart, a self-care practice designed to stimulate the relaxation response within the brain and body. This gentle practice aids us in releasing unnecessary tension by inducing the deep ‘rest and digest’ state attributed to the parasympathetic nervous system.
Each day will begin with an all-levels ‘Gentle Morning Flow’ yoga practice. After breakfast and lunch we will gather in the North Wing for Restorative Yoga ‘Labs’. It is in this shared space that we will:
Explore the modifications, benefits, contraindications and prop set-up for each of the foundational poses of a restorative yoga practice.
Work 1:1 with cohorts to practice the art of nurturing, supporting, receiving, and holding space for one another, including recognizing discomfort and when and how to apply prop modifications to support a diverse range of body types.
Learn breathing techniques that support the relaxation response.
Embark on group discourse aimed at integrating deeper insight into how our nervous systems work, how the parasympathetic nervous system functions as stress management, and how the physiology of stress impacts the endocrine system.
Interspersed throughout our long restorative weekend you will find ample time to soak, share in community, or curl up with a good book by the Breitenbush River.
So join us as we explore the path back to homeostasis – the place of balance and equanimity from which we move forward in vitality, longevity, and heart – a path to health not only for ourselves but for the interconnectedness and health of all beings.
*This workshop is open to anyone interested in pro-actively investing in healthy self-care practices. No prior experience necessary. For yoga teachers certified with Yoga Alliance, this workshop offers 12 CEUs.
Your Retreat Package Includes…
4 days and 3 nights at Breitenbush Hot Springs Retreat and Conference Center
All meals (organic vegetarian and vegan)
3 ‘Gentle Morning Flow’ yoga practices, 1 guided Restorative practice, 1 Yoga Nidra session
4 Restorative Yoga ‘Labs’
Use of hot springs and steam sauna
12 hr CEUs for YA Certified teachers
Sample Daily Schedule
7:00am – 8:00am ‘Gentle Morning Flow’ yoga practice
8:00am – 9:00am BREAKFAST
9:00am – 10:00am Free Time
10:00am – 11:00am Lecture, ‘Finding Homeostasis: Balancing the Sympathetic/Parasympathetic Nervous System Response’
11:00am – 1:00pm Restorative Yoga LAB
1:00pm – 2:00pm LUNCH
2:00pm – 3:00pm Free Time
3:00pm – 6:00pm Restorative Yoga LAB
6:00pm – 7:00pm DINNER
7:00 – Free Time
About Breitenbush Hot Springs…
Breitenbush Hot Springs Retreat and Conference Center is a remote forest sanctuary of timeless natural beauty on 154 acres surrounded by national forest. Blessed with abundant hot springs, a glacier-fed river, ancient forest and surrounding mountains, it is a place where you will disconnect from digital distraction and discover a deep personal connection with the natural world and with yourself.
Breitenbush is the largest thermal spring area in the Oregon Cascades. Every condition known to promote the emergence of hot springs exists here: subduction zone, volcano, glaciers, permeable rock, deeply incised intersection between volcanic ranges, watershed apex, floodplain and adjacent quaternary formation converge in this idyllic land nestled in a curve of the Breitenbush River.
The hot springs have been a place of gathering, rejuvenation, healing and relaxation for centuries. There are many options for enjoying the hot, soothing mineral waters. You’ll also find meadow pools, spiral and individual tubs, sauna, river, and a labyrinth.
All vegetarian meals are included and special accommodations can be made for other dietary restrictions.
PLEASE NOTE: Breitenbush was severely impacted by the Lionshead wildfires of 2020. Like the forest that surrounds this healing retreat center, the Breitenbush Community is in the regenerative process of rebuilding. They have informed us that there will be construction on site during our retreat. We are immensely grateful for the opportunity they afford us to spend time on this sacred land this summer, and we view it as an opportunity to support the amazing work this community is doing to rebuild and rebirth this very, very special place on earth.
Please read the following policies and information from Breitenbush prior to booking:
KEEP IN MIND, AT BREITENBUSH:
Clothing is optional in soaking areas; you may soak nude or in a swimsuit
We offer a digital detox; no cell service or internet access
We share a substance-free environment; no alcohol, drugs or intoxicants
To protect the wildlife; we ask that you leave pets at home
Off-the-grid utilities; limited electricity means no hair dryers or electric kettles.
No propane heaters in tent sites (Ok in Personal Vehicle Site).
We share a fragrance-free environment; no perfumes, scented lotions, shampoos, soaps, etc.
WHAT TO BRING:
Face Covering or mask
Pillows & bedding
Biodegradable and unscented toiletries
Non-glass water bottle (not bottled water)
Retreat Package Costs in Two Parts…
(Workshop Fee + Your Choice of Accommodation)
Early Bird Registration $295 (before June 30th)
$340 after June 30th
*Yoga Refuge members receive 10% off the workshop cost!
* BIPOC receive 10% off the workshop cost + 10% off Breitenbush Lodging
(If either of the above discounts apply to you, please email email@example.com to register!)
Reserve your spot by registering and paying the workshop fee.
Danielle will contact you soon after to select your Breitenbush Accommodation Option, to set up lodging payment, and to assist you with booking multiple occupants.
*In an effort to make this retreat as accessible as possible, we are offering 2 partial scholarships towards the Workshop tuition. Scholarship funds are awarded on a first-come, first-served basis, so we ask that you consider the needs of others when making your request. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Accommodation Options and Pricing…
Please note, prices detailed below represent the total lodging cost for this event, and apply only to the first person assigned to any given lodging space. Almost all of the options will comfortably accommodate more than one individual. While some options have one DBL bed, you will find that some have two DBL beds, and the River Yurt has three DBL beds. In the instance that a room, yurt, or tenting option has only one DBL bed, Breitenbush will provide 4” foam ‘camping mats’ upon request.
The Forest Aviary offers canvas tent-cabins named after birds from the Pacific Northwest. Each tent-cabin has one full-size bed, nightstand, cafe table and chairs, plus a table on the covered porch. Up to two twin 4” thick camping mats can be added to the room upon request. Beds come with a fitted sheet, you will need to bring your own warm bedding, these spaces are not heated.
SINGLE: $606/ SHARED with 1 other: $433 each/ SHARED with 2 others: $396 each
Enjoy a 9 foot by 9 foot tent, already set up for you with two twin size camp mats.
SINGLE: $456/ SHARED with 1 other: $373 each
Sundial Yurt (SOLD OUT)
The Sundial Yurt is a twenty foot yurt heated by geo thermal heat and tucked in the trees. This space includes two full beds. Beds come with a fitted sheet, you will need to bring your own bedding.
SINGLE: $546/ SHARED with 1 other: $418 each
Bring Your Own Tent (BYOT)
Bring Your Own Tent camping in our Strawberry Meadow. Strawberry Meadow is a lush grassy and unshaded area perfect for camping. One tent per site.
SINGLE: $366/ SHARED with 1 other: $328 each
These sites accommodate a truck with camper or a camper van, maximum 21 feet in total length for in-vehicle sleeping. These sites are not meant for tow-behind trailers. There are no hookups.
SINGLE: $366/ SHARED with 1 other: $328
Lodge Room (SOLD OUT)
This Lodge Room includes one full size bed, night stand and radiator. These cozy rooms are located on the west wing of our Lodge, which makes them conveniently located and accessible. The Lodge is a high traffic area which can be noisy at times, quiet hours begin at 10pm.
SINGLE: $426/ SHARED with 1 other: $358
The Bell Hotel room offers one full bed, geothermal radiators, in close proximity to the Lodge and hot springs.
SINGLE: $816/ SHARED with 1 other: $553
River Yurt (SOLD OUT)
The River Yurt has three full beds and an ensuite bathroom with shower. This space is great for large groups or families.
SINGLE: $816/ SHARED with 1 other: $553/ SHARED with 2 others: $466
DON’T WAIT TO REGISTER!
Spaces are very limited this year due to both BB fire recovery and Covid precautions.
Danielle will contact you after you register to select your Breitenbush Accommodation Option, to set up lodging payment, and to assist you with booking multiple occupants.
Rest and Digest: The Replenishing Practice of Restorative Yoga
is a co-production between Yoga Refuge, Breitenbush Hot Springs, and Yoga with Heather Smith. Therefore the Cancelation/Refund Policy is as follows:
Retreat Cancellation/Refund Policy:
Registration closes on August 11th
Due to the limited nature of this retreat, our cancellation policy is firm as outlined below.
$295 non-refundable deposit due at time of registration
If cancellation takes place prior to Wednesday, August 4th, any payments made beyond the non-refundable deposit will be refunded minus a $50 service fee. The deposit amount will be placed as studio credit to your Yoga Refuge account, to be used within one year.
If cancellation takes place after Wednesday, August 4th, all payments are non-refundable. (21 days prior to event)
If you wish to cancel, you must do so by emailing email@example.com
You can protect your investment, by purchasing a cancellation/travel insurance policy. insuremytrip.com is a company that has many policies to choose from, including a “cancel for any reason” rider option. There are many other companies offering similar travel insurance plans..