SUP Vinyasa Traverse City Retreat

Traverse City, MI, United States

4 reviews
Jun 23 - 25, 2017
Group size: 1 - 14
SUP Vinyasa Traverse City Retreat
Traverse City, MI, United States

4 reviews

Jun 23 - 25, 2017
Group size: 1 - 14

About this trip

Date: Friday, June 23rd - Sunday, June 25th

Location: Traverse City State Park Campground

Discover the hidden gems of Michigan and enter into the Great Lake State of Mind. Join Bryan Bennett and Kara Baruzzini of Sangha Experience in a Camping and Yogic Immersion in Traverse City, Michigan.

YogAdventure Style:

This is a budget, adventure style retreat. Our intention is to create yoga retreats that will be as comfortable as possible, yet affordable for anyone. This retreat is about gaining new perspectives, discovering new life paths, and forming relationships with like-minded people while finding yourself, exploring a new city. This is about opening your mind to a new culture, new people, and new experiences. Participation in classes, workshops, and excursions are not required to attend. This is a camping trip so you will be sleeping in a tent. Make sure you pack accordingly.

About Traverse City:

Traverse City is located in Northern Michigan at the tip of the Grand Traverse Bay. It is touched by miles and miles of fresh water coastlines that feed an easygoing, yet adventurous lifestyle amongst the locals. The city is well known for it’s laid back vibes, water sports, and for being a foodies paradise. If you love the outdoors, this is a city for you. It hides some of the United States most underrated hikes and views. Voted “Most Beautiful Place in America” by Good Morning America, you will not be disappointed by the unforgettable landscapes and turquoise blue waters that Traverse City offers.

About The Traverse City State Park Campground:

The campground is conveniently located directly across the street from the beach shore of Lake Michigan and only a 2 mile drive along the stunning, turquoise blue coastline to the downtown area. Downtown you will find bars, restaurants, ATMs, and anything you need. This location is a short drive from The Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, which is a MUST see. The campground has electric, water, modern restrooms, a concession/store, a picnic area, beach access, a sanitation station, and a prime location surrounded by nature.


 Early Bird Pricing (ends April 15th, 2017): $350

 Price after April 15th: $400

*$25 off for sharing our Facebook Post!

A non-refundable deposit of $100 is required to reserve your space in this retreat.

What’s included

- 2 SUP Yoga classes with either Bryan or Kara

- Sunset Yin Yoga Class

- Handstand Camp Each Day

- Your 2 night stay at the Traverse City State Park Campground (check in: 6/23/17 @ 3pm - check out: 6/25/17 @ 2pm) 

- Breakfast daily

- Brunch daily (Cooked by our very own culinary expert, Dave Wachsberger)

- Welcome dinner (Also, cooked by Dave)

- One excursion to Pyramid Point (driving required)

- One group paddle session

Not included

- Transportation

- Michigan State Park Recreation Passport (If You've Driving)

- Travel insurance (Recommended)

- Transport from Ann Arbor to Traverse City

- Lunch and Dinner on Saturday, Lunch on Sunday. 

- Tent/ Camping Gear

- Possible overnight stay in Traverse City before or after retreat

- Items of personal nature/souvenirs 

- Optional add on's include flyboarding, kayaking, bike rides, windsurfing, parasailing etc. (These must be paid for on site.)

Before You Go

Get Excited for an AMAZING weekend in BEAUTIFUL Traverse City, Michigan!

Remember: This Trip is a camping retreat! So bring your tents, sleeping bags, flashlights, and sense of ADVENTURE!

Check us out at to get involved in any of our other events!


All requests for cancellations must be submitted in writing to

- Your $100 Deposit is Non-Refundable

- 50% Refund will be given before June 1, 2017

- Please Note: Cancellation Requests due to unforseeable events are handled on a case-by-case basis.  Cancellations due to inclement weather will not be accepted. Please plan accordingly.

Available Packages

Full Price
Available until 0 days before departure
Deposit: $200
No Sup/Yoga - Early Bird Pricing (4/15)
Available until April 15, 2017
Deposit: $100
No Sup/Yoga - Full Price
Available until June 21, 2017
Deposit: $100


Full Itinerary
Sunrise: 5:57am Sunset: 9:32pm Friday, June 23rd: *Travel Day/Camp Set Up* 8:30pm: Welcome Dinner Picnic on the Beach 9:30pm: Sunset Meditation Saturday, June 24th: 7:30am-8am: Breakfast 8:30am - 9:30am: SUP Vinyasa with Kara 10am- 11am: Boardman River Stand Up Paddle 11am-12pm: Picnic Brunch at Clinch Park 12pm-7pm: Free Time 7pm-8pm: Handstand Camp at Clinch Park 8-10:30pm: Sunset Viewing and Beach Yin by Mission Point Lighthouse Sunday, June 25th: 7:30am-8am: Breakfast 8:30am- 9:30am: SUP Vinyasa with Bryan 9:30am-11am: Brunch 11am-12pm: Pack Up Campsite 12pm-3pm: Pyramid Point Hike/ Handstand Camp (Anyone leaving on Sunday can leave straight from Pyramid Point to drive back down south.)

Your Organizer

Sangha Experience
4 reviews
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What an amazing trip! The boutique hotel was beautiful and only a two minute walk to the beach. Doing yoga everyday and learning how to do handstands was a lot of fun. Everyone who I met one the trip was so friendly and full of love. The food prepared by Chef Dave was absolutely incredible. We took a surfing lesson during the week as a group and also went on a mini hike to check out some waterfalls. Both of those group activities were a blast! Plenty of free time during the week to explore Santa Teresa on your own or with fellow people on the trip. I recommend doing zip lining and renting ATVs. Only thing I would ask from the organizers for future trips is to send out a list of things recommended to bring on the trip and also make sure to inform that all meals are vegetarian or vegan. Perhaps offering an option to include some meals with meat for an extra price would be beneficial to non vegan guests. Can’t wait for next year’s trip!
By Nathan S for COSTA RICA - YOGADVENTURE RETREAT on 06 Mar, 2018
This week was truly transformative. I really enjoyed the daily yoga, the Montezuma and Surfing excursions, and most definitely the delicious food concocted perfectly by chef Dave. There are a few aspects, however, that I would like to bring to your attention. The overall communication in terms of getting to and from the airport was not ideal. I felt that there was not enough information on how to get there, especially when traveling alone, and I was personally not prepared for the expense of this travel. The amount of money I had to spend was more than I was told to expect. Just something to keep in mind moving forward. Furthermore, although it was not personally a physical issue for me, I think it would be useful for future Costa Rica retreat members to know what the Montezuma hike entails. I personally was not expecting a full-fledged rock climbing session, albeit I did end up really enjoying it. This may be problematic, though, for those who have crippling fears of heights or those who are not physically apt for this type of strenuous exercise. Overall I had an experience that will leave me with some of the most fond (and challenging) memories for the rest of my life. I think this is mainly due to the support and love that I received from everyone involved. Thank you.
By Maddie R for COSTA RICA - YOGADVENTURE RETREAT on 05 Mar, 2018
Wonderful atmosphere and excellent food
By Krysti F for SUP Vinyasa Traverse City Retreat on 04 Jul, 2017
We had an awesome time! It was a lot of fun to meet new people and connect with friends. The workshops, SUP yoga, and sights were all perfect! Dave, our chef, made some of the best food I can remember eating over an open camp fire. It was delicious and very impressive to watch. I will always try to come to a Sangha Experience retreat!!!
By Joey M for SUP Vinyasa Traverse City Retreat on 27 Jun, 2017