Step Into Your Truth: Yoga, Meditation & Mindfulness Retreat

Damascus, Oregon, USA

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Helen Lee & Alex Nicandro
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Jun 11 - 14, 2020
Group size: 10 - 15
Step Into Your Truth: Yoga, Meditation & Mindfulness Retreat
Damascus, Oregon, USA

Helen Lee & Alex Nicandro
  • Email address verified

$750
Deposit: $250
Jun 11 - 14, 2020
Group size: 10 - 15

About this trip

Set between the Full Strawberry Moon and Summer Solstice, celebrate yourself with this 4 day retreat in beautiful Oregon. A retreat to stand in your truth as you continue to shift, evolve, transform into becoming who you really are.  You will take time to honor your lights and shadows, travel to yourself in recognition of your ancestors, who you are and who you will continue to become.  Expand your heart, increase your insights and reconnect as you raise your awareness and understanding through yoga, meditation and mindful eating.  


Still Meadow is a sanctuary and setting for a contemplative and restorative experience in the beauty of our rich old growth forest, the evolution in consciousness, reverence for the earth and the sacredness of spirit in expression. Set on 50 acres of forest and meadow, with a year-round running creek, hiking trails and sauna, our lush setting provides a nurturing environment that inspires a deepening of experience.  With its beautifully landscaped grounds, located in rural Damascus, Oregon, only a half hour from both downtown Portland and the Portland International Airport.


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


Sample Schedule*

(*Schedule may shift)

All classes taught by Helen Lee  and Alex Nicandro


THURSDAY

3-4pm Arrival

430pm Yoga Flow

6pm Dinner

7-8 pm Yin

8-930pm Opening Circle


FRIDAY

630-8am Pranayama and Meditation 

8am Breakfast 

9-12pm Mindful Flow/Lecture

1230 pm Lunch

130-4 pm Free time

4-6 pm Mindful Flow

6 pm Dinner (Silence)

7-9pm Restorative Yoga/Meditation


SATURDAY

630-8am Pranayama and Meditation 

8am Breakfast (Silence)

9-12pm Mindful Flow/Lecture

1230 pm Lunch (Silence)

130-5 pm Free time

5-6 pm Mindful Flow

6 pm Dinner (Silence)

7-8pm Restorative Yoga

8pm Night Hike


SUNDAY

630-8am Pranayama and Meditation

8am Breakfast (Silence)

9-11am Mindful Flow

11-1230 Closing Circle

1230pm Lunch

2pm Depart


PAYMENT

$200-250 deposit when you register. 

50% of the remaining balance is due April 3, 2020 and the remaining balance is due May 22, 2020.  If you are not able to pay by these dates, please communicate and arrange with us a plan otherwise a $15 per day late fee will be charged.


REFUND POLICY 

Cancellations prior to April 2nd will be honored at 50%.  After April 2nd, no refunds will be made. Reimbursement is possible if you find another participant to take your place in the retreat.

About your Retreat Leads

Helen Lee, E-RYT® 500, YACEP® has been teaching nationally and internationally since 2007. She received her BA from University of Hawaii and her MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and has performed, studied and/or taught yoga in China, Belize, Finland, Iceland, India, Mexico, Italy, Germany, South Korea, Chicago, Hawaii and New York. 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 with Krishna Sikhwal (Samatva Yogalaya). Helen believes yoga, meditation and mindfulness to be powerful medicine, a healing and nourishing practice she has been cultivating and evolving in her teaching, her students and herself. She has lead teacher trainings, retreats, workshops and new moon women circles. She is a Reiki Master and has studied chakra therapy, crystal healing, mindfulness, mindful eating, various dance forms, aerial yoga, barre and pilates. She continues to be curious and intrigued by simple discoveries in nature, solo travels and silent meditation retreats.

Alex Nicandro began practicing yoga in curiosity of finding a new way to be physically active. The mind-body connection she discovered in this practice served as a profound tool for navigating everyday stressors, big and small. With much desire to deepen her knowledge and serve others, she completed her 200-hour teacher training at CorePower Yoga in 2013 and has been teaching yoga since. She believes that yoga creates a landscape for self-discovery, mindfulness, confidence and a pathway to peace. She has devoted and shaped her line of work to teaching yoga and coaching through other forms of fitness-based classes. She has led and helped facilitate various yoga teacher trainings and programs of continuing education. While her personal practice grows, she continues to seek opportunities to serve through new teaching collaborations in the yoga community.

What’s included

  • Healing Nourishments
    9 sessions of meditation, vinyasa or yin yoga.
  • Yummy Food
    9 healthy delicious vegetarian meals. Please provide allergies/dietary needs during registration.
  • Beautiful Lodging
    You will stay at the peaceful Gaia Space at Still Meadow Retreat Center
  • Flight to Oregon
    You will want to find a flight to Portland,OR to arrive at retreat center between 3-4pm. Dinner is at 6pm and we will have a short practice before dinner.
  • Transportation
    Transportation from airport to retreat center is not included. We will provide you with shuttle bus information
  • 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 - King Bed
only 1 left
$750
Deposit: $250
Single Occupancy - Queen Bed
only 1 left
$700
Deposit: $250
Double Occupancy - Twin Bed
only 2 left

***PLEASE ONLY BOOK THIS IF YOU HAVE A FRIEND TO SHARE THIS ROOM WITH***

You will share a room with your yogi friend.  When registering, please name your yogi friend. You will each have your own bed.  $625 per person 

$625
Deposit: $250
Dorm Room for 4 people - Female
4 left

This dorm room is for women only and contains 4 single twin beds.  

$550
Deposit: $200
Dorm Room for 4 people - Male
4 left

This dorm room is for men only and contains 4 single twin beds.

$550
Deposit: $200
$750
Deposit: $250

Single Occupancy - King Bed

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Helen Lee & Alex Nicandro
Helen and Alex first met back in 2014 when Alex took Helen's yoga class. Since then they have worked together in yoga management and co-led yoga teacher trainings. Both appreciate structure and believe to ground and complement each other's qualities. They continue to form both a professional rapport and close friendship.

References

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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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