Journey to Self Discovery: Yoga, Meditation and Mindful Eating Retreat

Three Rivers, MI, United States

Helen Lee
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Jun 16 - 18, 2017
Group size: 1 - 6
Journey to Self Discovery: Yoga, Meditation and Mindful Eating Retreat
Three Rivers, MI, United States

Helen Lee
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Jun 16 - 18, 2017
Group size: 1 - 6

About this trip

"We travel to seek our own truth and return to our true nature".  - Katherine Smith

Unearth and amplify your mental, emotional, physical and energentic capacities.  In this 3 day retreat, you will travel to yourself, increase your insights and reconnect as you raise your awareness and understanding through yoga, meditation and mindful eating.  

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 unless noted


330-530pm Arrival

530 pm Dinner

630-830 pm Yin/Restorative

830-930pm Opening Circle


715-8am Pranayama and Meditation 

830am Breakfast (Silent)

930-1030am Awareness Through Movement*

1030-1145am Vinyasa Flow

12 pm Lunch (Silent)

1-430 pm Free time

430-6 pm Kundalini Yoga*

6 pm Dinner (Silent)

7-9pm Special Event


715-8am Pranayama and Meditation

830am Breakfast

930-1130am Vinyasa Flow

1130-1230 Closing Circle

1230pm Lunch

2pm Depart

*Taught by Rachel Bunting

For over a decade, Rachel Bunting (Raj Nidhan Kaur) has been immersed in the life of a performer, choreographer and teacher. She is thrilled to also be a Certified Instructor of Kundalini Yoga, as taught by Yogi Bhajan. Kundalini Yoga and Meditation continues to transform her life, shining light onto paths of gratitude, abundance and courage. 


Cancellations prior to June 1st will be honored at 50%.  After May 31st, no refunds will be made. Reimbursement is possible if you find another participant to take your place in the retreat.


Please plan to arrive at The Hermitage between 330-530 pm on Friday, June 16th. A welcome dinner is served at 530 pm and the first yoga class begins at 730 pm. On Sunday, June 18, class ends at 1130pm with a departure lunch at 12:30 pm.  If you would like to also stay Sunday 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. Please fill out the registration application in its entirety. 

What’s included

The retreat package includes:

* Two nights stay at The Hermitage in Three Rivers, MI
* Meditation and Yoga (Vinyasa, Kundalini, Yin).  Some practices will be held outdoors if weather permits. 
* 6 vegetarian meals.  Some meals will be practiced in silence.  Breakfast is continental: cereals, yogurt, bread, hard cooked eggs, coffee, juice and milk(s).  Lunch is the main meal of the day and will include a heavier meal such as Black Bean Sweet Potato Burritos, side vegetable, salad, bread, fruit, and possibly dessert. Supper is usually lighter and could be vegetable soup, salad, bread, and fruit.  The cooks are off on Sundays and we will make our own lunches on Sunday before we depart.  Example:  raw vegetables, humus, bread, cheese, fruit, etc.

Not included

Massage with Nicky Hilsen ***SOLD OUT***

Professional massage is not included in the retreat package but is available and recommended for an additional fee.  Gratuity is welcome.

Nicky Hilsen is licensed massage therapist and yoga teacher.  Additionally, she has knowledge in Thai Bodywork, Sacred Lomi Lomi and Prenatal massage. She hopes to lead people into a transformational relationship with themselves: mind, body and spirit, by creating a safe and sacred space for people to realize comfort and healing.

Yoga Photo Session with Tonya Merke

25 min session.  5 poses.  1 outfit.  1 location.  3 retouched photos to be delivered 2 weeks after the retreat.

Tonya, a Michigan native, has been in Chicago for just over three years. She grew up shooting her camera and recently decided to marry her passion for photography with her love of yoga. Tonya is also a 200hr RYT and loves a hot vinyasa flow, any day. You can see some of Tonya's work at

Limited spots available for these extra services.  If interested, your can add these items on when you register.  

Before You Go

Please bring the following:

* Yoga mat
* Props (block, strap, bolster, blanket and/or meditation cushion)
* Journal (optional)
* Insect spray 
* Sunscreen
* Flashlight

Available options

60 min MassageSold Out

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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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