North Cascades Summer Yoga Retreat with Douglas and Claudette

North Cascades Environmental Learning Center, WA

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Aug 16 - 18, 2019
Group size: 1 - 20
North Cascades Summer Yoga Retreat with Douglas and Claudette
North Cascades Environmental Learning Center, WA

8 Limbs Yoga Centers
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$775
Deposit: $200
Aug 16 - 18, 2019
Group size: 1 - 20

About this trip

2019 Summer Retreat at North Cascades National Park 

with Douglas Ridings and *Claudette Evans

The gift of retreat - setting aside time to replenish your spirit, re-connect with the self, and align to your yoga - is an essential component of a content practice. In this weekend retreat you will be able to immerse yourself in nature’s beauty and enjoy a balance of personal time within the context of a mindful and caring yoga community. Join Douglas Ridings and *Claudette Evans in this summer yoga retreat designed to foster an awakening to your inner source of compassion, strength and vitality.

A Celebration of Summer

Nestled in the beautiful North Cascades National Park, this weekend retreat will provide the opportunity to celebrate summer by exploring seasonal themes, forms, and variations through asana, dedicated meditation time, and personal time to discover the surrounding environment.


In addition to daily yoga classes, in this special retreat, you can expect to have time set aside to partake in a few extra experiences that both Douglas and Claudette bring to the retreat, including mudra, dance, and physical arts, as well as music, mantra, philosophy and Sanskrit, the language of yoga. 


While all levels of practitioners will be supported, we ask that you have a minimum steady yoga practice of at least six months. The retreat promises a rich time away from the hustle and bustle of life to reconnect with what is most important to you.

Hiking & Canoeing

Give yourself the opportunity to connect with nature, and take your yoga practice to one of the most beautiful settings in the Northwest. 


The Learning Center, located in the heart of North Cascades National Park, will provide us an opportunity to learn about and deepen our appreciation for the beauty and uniqueness of the region. During our stay, NCI's experienced naturalists will take our group on a guided hike in North Cascades National Park.


And if you want to explore on your own, there are a series of hiking trails, just outside your room, that link to a larger network of adjacent National Park Service trails, perfect for a short walk or a launching point to a longer expedition. 


There will also be an optional guided canoe outing on glacier-fed Diablo Lake ($25 additional charge) where we will explore inlets, islands, and Thunder Arm by boat. North Cascade Institute (NCI) staff will lead this trip in their Salish-style 18-person canoe. 


If you are interested in signing up for the canoe trip, please add it to your itinerary when you register below. The deadline to register for the canoe trip is Monday, July 15th. 

The Food

Enjoy three superb meals a day, served buffet-style in NCI's historic lakeside Salmonberry Dining Hall.  NCI's dedicated kitchen staff prepares meals that showcase the fresh and flavorful foods of the Skagit River Valley, each day creating deluxe and nutritious meals prepared as part of NCI’s “foodshed initiative”. 

Location

North Cascades Institute’s Environmental Learning Center (ELC) is located on Diablo Lake in the heart of the North Cascades National Park. A partnership with the National Park Service and the City of Seattle, the ELC is surrounded by millions of acres of public lands. It is a hub of discovery into one of the wildest, most diverse landscapes in North America. People of all ages come to explore and participate in innovative programs that inspire and enrich their lives. For more information please visit www.ncascades.org


Cancellation Policy & Forced Rates

Refund of your payment(s) less a $50 cancellation fee until 7/12/2019. No refunds will be given after 7/12/2019.


*Claudette will join the retreat as the second teacher if the retreat meets our minimum enrollment requirements.


Note: We will do our best to accommodate your rooming preference but cannot guarantee this. There are a limited number of single rooms available. All rooms are dorm style with two bunk beds per room and all bathrooms are shared. Please note that if you want a triple or a quad you may need to sleep in a top bunk. Please specify at the time of registration if you have any roommate preferences.


**If you register for a double, triple, or quad and do not have roommate(s) with whom you are registering you may be required to pay the forced rate for the room above you if nobody else registers for that room; you also may be asked to lodge with a person of the opposite sex. The forced rate (see below) will be applied if your room cannot be filled by July 12, 2019.


Forced single: $725 

Forced double: $600 

Forced triple: $550

What’s included

  • Accommodation
    Guest rooms are housed in European-style lodges, include shared gender-specific bathrooms w/private showers, linens (pillow, sheets, blankets & towels), built-in wardrobes, desks & wireless internet.
  • Meals
    Three superb meals per day, served buffet style in the lakeside Salmonberry Dining Hall, and showcasing the fresh and flavorful foods of the Skagit River Valley.
  • Campfire
    On one of our two evenings, we'll gather in the amphitheater for a campfire beneath the stars, and s'mores!
  • Guided Hike
    During our stay, NCI's experienced naturalists will take our group on a guided hike in North Cascades National Park. Participation is optional.
  • Yoga & Meditation
    All yoga and meditation practices are included.
  • Transportation
    Transportation to the North Cascades Institute’s Environmental Learning Center is not included; carpooling encouraged.

Available Packages

Private/Single Room
Available until Jul 12, 2019Sold Out

North Cascades Environmental Learning Center is an intimate, comfortable setting that accommodates people with a wide range of interests and physical abilities. Lodges, public areas and most trails are wheelchair accessible.


There are three European-style lodges— Fir, Cedar and Pine — with guest rooms and shared gender-specific bathrooms with private showers. We offer private, double, triple and quad occupancy rooms.

$775
Deposit: $200
Double Room
Available until Jul 12, 20194 left

North Cascades Environmental Learning Center is an intimate, comfortable setting that accommodates people with a wide range of interests and physical abilities. Lodges, public areas and most trails are wheelchair accessible.


There are three European-style lodges— Fir, Cedar and Pine — with guest rooms and shared gender-specific bathrooms with private showers. We offer private, double, triple and quad occupancy rooms.

$650
Deposit: $200
Triple Room
Available until Jul 12, 2019only 1 left
$600
Deposit: $200

Available options

Canoe Trip11 left
$25
$775
Deposit: $200

Private/Single Room

Itinerary

Day 1, we're here!
Yoga, Good Food & Good Company

Check in anytime after 3:00 pm on Friday afternoon. Our retreat formally gets underway with a hatha yoga practice led by Douglas to soothe the body after the long drive over, then we'll take a short break to unpack before dinner. Day 1 ends with a leisurely meal with friends as the sun sets.

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