Acceptance & Courage: Yoga, Meditation, Mindfulness Retreat

Three Rivers, MI, United States

Helen Lee
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Jul 13 - 15, 2018
Group size: 1 - 12
Acceptance & Courage: Yoga, Meditation, Mindfulness Retreat
Three Rivers, MI, United States

Helen Lee
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Jul 13 - 15, 2018
Group size: 1 - 12

About this trip

"True belonging doesn't require us to change who we are.  It requires us to be who we are."  - Brene Brown

In this 3 day retreat, you will increase your insights and begin to establish a foundation for your personal landscape as you elevate your awareness and understanding through yoga, meditation and mindful eating.  

"Radical acceptance of all of your emotions -- even the messy, difficult ones -- is the cornerstone to resilience, thriving, and true, authentic happiness.  When you are allowed to feel your emotional truth, engagement, creativity and innovation will flourish."  - Susan David

The Hermitage is a retreat community in southwest Michigan on 62 acres of rolling hills and trails for leisurely walking.  It is a peaceful haven that offers a nurturing and supportive environment for rest and deepened practice.

Please note phone reception at The Hermitage is very limited. 

12 hours of continuing education are available for RYT with Yoga Alliance

Sample Schedule

All classes taught by Helen Lee 


3-4pm Arrival

530 pm Dinner

630-830 pm Yin/Restorative

830-930pm Opening Circle


7-8am Pranayama and Meditation 

830am Breakfast (Silent)

930-1045am Mindful Flow

1045-1145am Journaling

12 pm Lunch (Silent)

1-430 pm Free time

430-6 pm Mindful Flow

6 pm Dinner (Silent)

7-9pm Special Event


7-8am Pranayama and Meditation

830am Breakfast

930-1130am Mindful Flow

1130-1230 Closing Circle

1230pm Lunch

2pm Depart


Cancellations prior to June 15th will be honored at 50%.  After June 15th, no refunds will be made. Reimbursement is possible if you find another participant to take your place in the retreat.


Please note Three Rivers, MI is 1 hour ahead of Chicago.  The drive will take approximately 2.5 hours.  Plan to arrive Friday, July 13 between 3-4pm.  Retreat concludes Sunday around 2pm.  If you would like to arrive a day early or stay an extra night, additional reservations can be made through The Hermitage.

The Hermitage is located in southwest Michigan, located at 11321 Dutch Settlement Rd, Three Rivers, MI 49094.  Traveling by car from Chicago is about a 2hr 30min drive.  

All participant information must be complete to secure your retreat registration.  

All photos by Tonya Merke 

What to Bring

* Yoga mat

* Props (block, strap, bolster, blanket and/or meditation cushion)

* Journal and pen

* Insect spray 

* Sunscreen

* Flashlight

What’s included

  • Yoga/Meditation
    Styles include Vinyasa & Yin. Some practices will be held outdoors if weather permits.
  • Food
    6 healthy delicious vegetarian meals. Please provide allergies/dietary needs during registration.
  • Lodging
  • Transportation
    I am happy to help organize carpools. Three Rivers, MI is about 2.5 hours away from Chicago.
  • Extra Snacks
    While meals are provided, if you'd like to bring anything extra such as your favorite snack, feel free to bring those along.

Available Packages

Single Occupancy - Twin Bed
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Single Occupancy - Full Bed
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Double Occupancy - Twin Beds
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You will share a room with your yogi friend.  When registering, please name your yogi friend.

You will each have your own bed.  $550 per person


Available options

60min Healing Massage w/Laura GoodSold Out

Single Occupancy - Twin Bed
Past Trip

Your Organizer

Helen Lee
Helen Lee, E-RYT® 500, YACEP®, started yoga as a way to compliment her dance studies only to find herself in more yoga classes than dance classes. She believes yoga, meditation and mindfulness is a powerful, healing practice that can bring the balance of strength and grace into anyone’s life. Mindfulness is a practice she has been cultivating and evolving in herself and her teaching. She received her 200hr yoga certification from Chicago Yoga Center with Suddha Weixler in 2007 and in 2013 completed her 300hr yoga certification from Rishikesh Yog Peeth in India. Fascinated with movement from a very young age, she studied dance and theatre at University of Hawaii and has performed, studied and/or taught yoga in China, Belize, India, Mexico, Italy, Germany, Chicago, Hawaii and New York. She has co-lead Yoga Teacher Trainings and continues to widen her scope of discoveries by traveling solo and participating in silent meditations.


I have been on two of Helen Lees retreats, they are full of self discovery through gentle guidance and movement. She allows space for silence and time to connect with nature and life’s gifts. She is truly unique in her teaching and a wonderful facilitator.
By lynne kennetz on Jul 20, 2018
The Yoga, Meditation & Mindfulness Retreat in Three Rivers, Michigan that Helen led was a wonderful experience that has both revitalized my spirit as well as grounded me. The therapeutic effects of being out in the countryside, practicing yoga, meditation and mindfulness, and sharing all this with a lovely group of people is huge. The wisdom of Helens teachings is still unfolding as I continue to contemplate the many riches of this special weekend. Thank you Helen !
By Tracey Dobson on Jul 19, 2018
Helen is an incredible teacher that approaches her sequences with thoughtfulness and a genuine love for her students. Her classes introduce meditative themes that are interlaced with her sequences from start to finish. She has an extensive knowledge of yoga philosophy and has a very well-rounded background of study. She uses personal experience to make advanced themes relevant and relatable. One sixty minute class with Helen will leave you relaxed, focused, and mentally and physically stronger than you were when you entered the room.
By Caroline Tell on Apr 05, 2017
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