Retreat to the Northern woods to recenter, relax, and renew. This weekend retreat will include various basic yoga classes including gentle hatha, basic meditation lessons, and lite yoga philosophy. You can expect to be limbered up and feeling great after some light stretching. Get the basics and benefits of a meditation practice. Learn a little about yoga philosophy with an overview of the eight limbs of yoga. With plenty of spare time to relax and enjoy the beautiful surroundings this area has to offer.
In your ample free time relax, unwind, and retreat from the stresses of your normal life in the perfect setting of the wooden, winding river views of the retreat center. Read, journal, hike, bike, or whatever you need to do to unwind. Let our gourmet cooks pamper you with exquisite vegetarian meals. Leave feeling rested, refreshed, and ready to take on the world.
Day 1, Friday:
6:30 - 7:45pm Program Introductory Talk/Basics of Meditation
9:15-10:30pm Gentle Hatha Yoga Practice.
Day 2, Saturday:
8:30am - 9:45am Yoga Practice
10:00am - 11am Brunch
3:00pm - 4:30pm Yoga Class Mix Hatha/Philosophy/Meditation Review
Day 3, Sunday:
8:00am - 10:00 Yoga Class
11am-12pm Meditation Service
Jim began practicing yoga in the early 90's and started teaching full time in 2002. Equally passionate with hatha, pranayama, chanting, and meditation, Jim encourages students to explore yoga in all it's varieties to find a practice they resonate with. His teachings focus on the uniqueness of the individual and the importance of listening to your own body to discern what is best for you. His classes reflect his diverse training and are often unpredictable and different. His reverence for the body however keeps his practices safe and he encourages students to learn to do the practices correctly. His purpose is to teach and encourage people to be as healthy as possible to prevent obstacles on the path to finding their essence. Jim ran a studio and teacher training program in Southgate, MI since 2003 and is now on staff at Song of the Morning.
In your free time the retreat facility offers many outdoor activities including canoeing, nature watching, hiking, and biking. Yoga classes are provided each morning as well as meditations in the evening. A devotional meditation service is provided on Sunday mornings.
- Accommodations include both lodging and meals. The rates below are for weekends; on Sunday through Thursday nights there is a 15% discount.
- Full-time students get a 25% discount. Children between 2 and 12 years are $10 per night, unless covered by a room rate – or $5 if camping.
- Accommodation: Staying at Song of the Morning is an uplifting experience. With comfortable, inviting rooms, and reasonable rates, it is our hope that everyone will feel welcome.
- All rates include the following meals: Brunch (10 am) and dinner (5 pm) (Tuesday through Saturday), Sunday dinner (1 pm).
Suggested donation, does not include lodging/meals.
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M16032, a new world center of yoga culture, is located on 800 acres of beautiful rolling woodland in northern Michigan. It is the perfect place for pursuing the spiritual reality that flows like a deep river beneath the chaos of our times. Accommodations and gourmet vegetarian meals are provided for one low...
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