Thursday, March 14, 2013

365 Inspirations—73: New Yoga/Writing Retreat at The Yoga Lodge on Whidbey Island

Upper deck at The Yoga Lodge on Whidbey Island
"Nowhere can man find a quieter or more untroubled retreat than in his own soul."—Marcus Aurelius

On Tuesday we head to Hawaii with a bunch of yogis for a yoga retreat led by my husband in Hilo for about a week! The retreat is sold out. I'm very excited about this one, but I wanted to let you all know about another retreat we will have in the summer.

Last year my husband and I co-led a yoga/writing/collaging retreat to a sold out group at the Yoga Lodge on Whidbey Island, WA. We got such wonderful feedback about the retreat that we are doing it again this year!

Summer is the absolute best time to visit Washington State. It's warm and usually SUNNY. Last year we had several people fly in from out of state and before and after the retreat, guests took the opportunity to explore Washington a little more. One went kayaking and others rented a car and toured the wonderful San Juan Islands. It's the best time of the year for hiking and camping too.

The Yoga Lodge is nestled in a forest. It's a little oasis of peace with a wood-burning sauna, fire pit, yoga room, beautiful dining hall and lodging facilities and food prepared by a local chef on the island!

I'm including some info and photos about the retreat below. It WILL fill up quickly, so be sure to reserve your spot soon at

Eating organic vegetarian food in dining hall with participants

Organic, vegetarian food prepared by a chef on the island

Yoga everyday in the yoga room

Collaging Workshop at the Yoga Lodge
Here's some info about the retreat from my husband's website;

Open Your Heart and Live an Authentic Life
 Join Katherine Jenkins, author of Lessons from the Monk I Married and former Buddhist monk Seong Yoon Lee, owner of Yoon's Yoga Bliss for a very unique yoga/writing/collaging retreat! We will use yoga, writing, and collaging as tools to guide the individual to his/her unique purpose and talents. Each person has so much to offer this world once they have opened their hearts and minds.
Where: The Yoga Lodge on Whidbey Island, WA
When: Friday, August 9-Sunday, August, 11 2013


3 - 4pm Arrival/Check-In
4:30 - 6:30pm Opening and Yoon’s Vinyasa Flow
6:30 - 8pm Dinner
8 - 9pm Workshop with Yoon
9 - 9:30pm Sauna (optional)


7:00 - 8:30am Morning Yoga
8:30 - 10:00am Breakfast and Resting
10:30-11:50am Workshop with Katherine Jenkins
12:00 – 1:30pm Lunch
1:30 - 5pm Free Time to Write
5 – 6:30pm Yoga
6:30 – 7:30pm Dinner
8 – 9:30pm : Meditation and Collaging
 9:30pm: Sauna (optional)


7:00 - 8:30am Morning Yoga
8:30 - 10:00am Breakfast
10:00 - 11:30am Meditation and Sharing Circle
11:30 - 12:30pm Closing/Distribution of Sack Lunches for Your Journey Home

 Fee: The lodge accommodates 11 and the retreat is limited to 20 people. Fees include all yoga and workshops, mostly organic vegetarian meals, sauna, and shared accommodations/bath.
$500.00(shared room for the lodge) $550.00 (after 4/20)
$420.00(campers),$450.00 (after 4/20)
 $350.00 (for off site)
To register, contact

This is going to be a fantastic opportunity and I so hope you can make it! And now my questions for you...
Have you ever participated in a retreat? What was the best part about it?


  1. I have never participated in a retreat but it's something I really want to partake in at least once in my life.

  2. I've never participated in a non-work-related retreat. Maybe someday . . .

  3. This is an interesting blog.It's my first time here :)!
    Funny,lately I've been thinking a lot about the fact that the most quiet place in the whole wide world is that in the deepest of our soul.I hope to remember this next time I'll be in a crowd :)...