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 . Experience the balance and harmony of being surrounded by nature. 13 out of 15 spots are booked . . .don't delay!
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.
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!
* 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.
*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!
! WE JUST ADDED THE BIG OLD FARM HOUSE CALLED . 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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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 .
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 .
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)
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).
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).
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).
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).
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).
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.
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).
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)
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!