EARTH AND SKY YOGA RETREAT

Shades State Park area Waveland, IN

MH
Marla Helton
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Sep 14 - 16, 2018
Group size: 10 - 15
EARTH AND SKY YOGA RETREAT
Shades State Park area Waveland, IN

Marla Helton
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$375
Deposit: $75
Sep 14 - 16, 2018
Group size: 10 - 15

About this trip

WANDER AND WONDER AS YOU SETTLE INTO THIS PRISTINE SETTING IN NATURE!


YOU WON'T WANT TO MISS THIS OPPORTUNITY!  Join  Marla Helton of Serendipity Yoga Studio for EARTH AND SKY YOGA RETREAT.   Experience the balance and harmony of being surrounded by nature.  13 out of 15 spots are booked . . .don't delay!


New Update. . .more great news!  

  

Mario Sabrino Castrejon of Healing Sounds will join us on Saturday morning September 15, for a brief meditation followed by a short yoga class.  He will combine his singing bowls as a part of the yoga practice, after yoga, Mario will take you on a 20 minute journey to experience the power of the singing bowls. 

Mario has agreed to offer 6 private 30 minute sessions where he will focus on each individuals imbalances and use the healing vibration of specific bowls to release blocked energy channels. You will lie back, relax, and let the healing tones of the singing bowls bathe you in vibration and take you on a unique meditative healing journey.  Each session will be $60. This will be on a first come, first serve basis so if you are interested please sign up and prepay, making checks payable to Mario.  There will be other classes going on throughout the day and opportunities for seeking out whatever satisfies your senses.   These 6 classes filled in two days!  If you would like to be on the wait list, contact me at marlahelton@gmail.com!


 The Log Cabin and Farmhouse cottage are surrounded by thousands of acres of pristine wilderness. You can walk right into Shades State Park and Pine Hills Nature Preserve for 6,000 acres of unspoiled beauty and hiking.  Star gazing and bird-watching are highly recommended! The farm house has an open field and a huge garden!
     *The Rustic Log Cabin can accommodate 8-10 people in three bedrooms with a modern kitchen and two updated baths.  For this retreat we will limit the number to 5-6 people in the log 

cabin.   There is a cozy fireplace, yoga loft, wrap around porch, and a large 24 x 24 patio for lounging and stargazing in one of the darkest spots in the Midwest.

    *The Farm House can accommodate 8 people in 2 bedrooms with a modern kitchen and two full baths.  For this retreat we will limit that number to 5-6 people.  There is a gorgeous wood burning stove and a 16 x 12 screened porch with plenty of room to stretch out. 

If the these two spaces fill up we will add one more huge old farmhouse to accommodate 5-7 more people!    


GREAT NEWS!  WE JUST ADDED THE BIG OLD FARM HOUSE CALLED MAPLES FARM.   Built in the late 1870s, Maples Farm appears to be constructed entirely from lumber cut locally, and likely finished at Deer Mill, a family-owned sawmill on Sugar Creek which is still memorialized by the Deer Mill covered bridge. During a complete rehab of the house in 2013, the owners discovered a hand-hewn frame construction that had no nails—just fitted slots and wooden pegs!  Maples farm can accommodate over 10 people but for this retreat we will limit that number to 5 -6.  There is a queen bed in a huge private bedroom on the main floor with a hall bathroom and two separate bedrooms upstairs with a full size bed and two twins in each room and a shared bathroom.  All rooms are quite large.

                  

***We will also have access to a yoga pavilion with beautiful evening lights and draping to keep the bugs at bay!


Each day will begin with optional yoga, breakfast, hiking, exploring or just relaxing in the beautiful setting.  We are watching the weather for our special meditative walk (Shinrin-Yoku) and exploration of edible and medicinal wild plants led by the knowledgeable Naturopathic doctor Gabriel!   Turkey Run State Park is nearby for those who want to venture out.  Each evening will wind down with relaxing yoga after dinner and a beautiful campfire to sit around with friends and new acquaintances. 

Wondering about Meals???!    Of course you are!

     ~Friday evening we will have a pitch-in dinner at the Log Cabin.  

      ~Saturday and Sunday breakfast will be in the three separate kitchens at each place with your hostess, Marla providing 2 dozen eggs and a fresh loaf of bread for each kitchen and you can provide the rest.  

    ~Lunch on Saturday will be at each separate kitchen and will basically be a pitch in.  

    ~Saturday dinner we will be treated to a catered healthy vegetarian dinner by the talented owner of the retreat, Liza.  She will prepare the dinner and even clean up afterwards so we can continue soaking in our surroundings!   

    ~Sunday lunch will be prepared by Liza and we will help ourselves to the bounty and clean up afterwards!  If you have special dietary needs please bring some of your own special items to make sure your meals are enjoyable and sustainable for you. 


There will be freedom to take advantage of whatever you desire!


CONTACT MARLA FOR MORE INFORMATION:    marlahelton@gmail.com


Please note that all payments are final due to the nature of this booking.  Everything has to be reserved several months out so if you need to cancel you have the option of finding someone to take your place but unfortunately, there will be no refunds.  

What’s included

  • Lodging
    two nights lodging of your choice
  • Morning and evening yoga
    Depending on the weather we will meet in the yoga pavilion each morning and evening for multi level yoga classes.
  • yoga pavilion
    This 20' X 40' yoga pavilion has night time soft lighting as well as drapes to keep the bugs at bay.
  • two catered meals
    Saturday dinner and Sunday lunch will be catered. The other meals will be pitch in style with each participant bringing something special to share!
  • shinrin-yoku
    Naturapathic doctor Gabriel Fauquher will lead us on a meditative forest walk (shinrin-yoku) and introduce us to edible and medicinal native plants. We will learn to fully experience our surrounding
  • Transportation
  • Some meals
    We will have a pitch in Friday night and each cabin will prepare their own breakfast and lunch. I will provide each cabin with eggs and a nice loaf of bread!
  • Insurance
    If you want insurance please be sure to let me know and I'll provide some options.
  • Yoga props
    I will have a few items to lend if you do not have props but most of you will need to provide your own.

Available Packages

Farm House Bunk Room
Available until Sep 13thonly 1 left

The Farm House Bunk room has 2 double beds with two twin bunk beds over the double beds. This pricing option is for one of the two double beds.  We will not be using the the upper bunk beds for this retreat so there will only be two people in this room.    There is one common shared bathroom.   All prices include the cost of the retreat and lodging for two nights ($225 retreat/150 lodging .

$375
Deposit: $75
Farm House Private Room
Available until Sep 13thSold Out

There is one private room with a queen bed and private bath in the farm house.  It is in the opposite end of the house for those seeking a little more privacy.     All prices include the cost of the retreat and lodging for two nights ($225 retreat/200 lodging . 

$425
Deposit: $75
Farm House Sleeper Couch in Living Room
Available until Sep 13thSold Out

There is a nice sleeper couch in the living room of the farm house.  There is a shared bathroom.  All prices include the cost of the retreat and lodging for 2 nights ($225 retreat/115)

$340
Deposit: $75
Log Cabin Bunk Room
Available until Aug 1stSold Out

 The Log Cabin has one Bunk room with  1 double bed with 3 twin bunk beds.  This pricing option is for one of the three twin bunk beds.  For the purpose of this retreat, we will only use one of the 3 bunk beds so maximum of 2 people in this room.   There is one common shared bathroom.   All prices include the cost of the retreat and lodging for two nights ($225 retreat/130 lodging).  


$355
Deposit: $75
Log Cabin Bunk Room Option 2
Available until Sep 13thSold Out

 The Log Cabin has one Bunk room with  1 double bed with 3 twin bunk beds.  This pricing option is for the double bed.  For the purpose of this retreat, we will only use one of the 3 bunk beds so maximum of 2 people in this room.  All prices include the cost of the retreat and lodging for two nights ($225 retreat/150 lodging).  

$375
Deposit: $75
Log Cabin Loft
Available until Sep 13thSold Out

For a little more seclusion but also wide open spaces, the Log Cabin offers a loft with an inflatable bed.  This option has a shared common bathroom with the upstairs suite.   All prices include the cost of the retreat and lodging for two nights ($225 retreat/125 lodging).   

$350
Deposit: $75
Log Cabin Private Room
Available until Sep 13thSold Out

The Log Cabin offers a lovely private room with a queen bed and shared common bathroom on the main floor.     All prices include the cost of the retreat and lodging for two nights ($225 retreat/$190 lodging).    

$415
Deposit: $75
Log Cabin Sleeper Sofa in Living Room
Available until Aug 1stonly 1 left

The log cabin offers a sleeper sofa in the living room in front of a wood burning fireplace.  This option shares the common bathroom.   All prices include the cost of the retreat and lodging for two nights ($225 retreat/$125 lodging). 

$350
Deposit: $75
Maples Farm! Just added!
Available until Sep 13thSold Out

Response to the retreat has been great so we've added one more home!  Maples Farm is just down the road from the other two houses.  It is an 1870's civil war era house that has been remodeled.  The photos are at the end of the photo section.  There is one large private room with a queen bed on the main floor with a bathroom down the hall.    All prices include the cost of the retreat and lodging for two nights ($225 retreat/$225 lodging).    If two people share this room there will be a retreat fee plus an additional $65 for the extra person.

$450
Deposit: $75
Maples Farm Upstairs bedrooms!
only 1 left

Maples Farm has two large upstairs bedrooms, each with a full bed and two twin beds.  There is a shared bathroom upstairs.    All prices include the cost of the retreat and lodging for two nights ($225 retreat/$150 lodging).     

$375
Deposit: $75
Farm House Large Screened Porch
Available until Sep 13thonly 1 left

For those looking for a bit more connection with nature, the Farm House has a lovely screened porch at the back of the house looking out at the woods.  This option includes an inflatable bed and shared common bathroom.  All prices include the cost of the retreat and  lodging for 2 nights ($225+125)

$350
Deposit: $75
$375
Deposit: $75

Maples Farm Upstairs bedrooms!
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EARTH AND SKY!
GRATITUDE FOR WHAT THE WEATHER OFFERS!


Much of our retreat will focus on nature . . .including scheduling events to take advantage of the what the weather offers.  Part of our practice will be acceptance and gratitude . . .which means flexibility!  As the weekend approaches more detailed information will be come available! 

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Marla Helton
With a passion for yoga, travel, and wellness, owner of Serendipity Yoga Studio, Marla Helton, found a growing desire to lead students on wellness retreats in beautiful destinations! Marla's passion grew from her love of teaching and her love of adventure. With over 15 years of experience and over 400 hours of yoga teacher training, Marla enjoys learning about all disciplines of yoga – combining them to fit a unique style of teaching. Marla’s current passion is yoga for healthy aging, yoga as therapy, and functional anatomy. Her well-aligned vision, both on and off of the mat, is supported by her clear ability to hold a transformative space for all students. Please feel free to check out her website at marlaheltonyoga.com and her Facebook page Serendipity Yoga. Marla can be contacted at marlaheltonyoga@gmail.com.