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Summer Retreat of Renewal

A Contemplative Yoga, Mindfulness, and Creativity Retreat

with Erin Joosse

Harmony Hill Retreat Center – Union, Washington

July 15th-17th, 2022

Take time for self-care, settling into yourself as you are, without the distractions of daily life.

*Due to Covid-19, retreat size is limited, with single rooms only (with exception of friends or household members registering together for a shared room). Proof of vaccination against Covid-19 required. Windows and doors will remain open in shared indoor spaces to increase ventilation. All Harmony Hill staff are vaccinated. Mask wearing is recommended in shared indoor spaces. 

All safety protocol is subject to change, depending on state, county, and federal recommendations.

   

 

Contemplative retreat practice offers us the opportunity to pause the doings of daily life, and the chance to tune more fully into our bodies, minds, and hearts.  

Mindful creative practice offers us a space to play, the chance to express ourselves in new ways, and the opportunity to explore creative expression as a doorway into deeper awareness.  

You don’t have to be an artist or a writer to know ourselves as a creative person. All we need is space and permission to explore something new.  

This retreat will include mindful yoga practice, meditation, journaling, collaging, and perhaps other creative exploration. There will be no requirement to share your creations – they can be just for you.  

 

Your Weekend: Through a balance of scheduled and unscheduled time, guided yoga and meditation practices, exploration of creative practices, and time for rest, we will give space to renew ourselves. Retreat begins Friday at 4pm and completes Sunday by early to mid-afternoon. This is not a fully silent retreat, though we will enjoy silent practice in the mornings through breakfast.

Mindful Yoga Practice: In Mindful Yoga, each movement becomes a meditation and an opportunity to cultivate awareness moment by moment. You will enjoy both active and restoring yoga classes in support of cultivating embodied wisdom. All classes will be at a basic and accessible level.

Mindfulness Meditation: You will be guided through a variety of mindfulness practices, including sitting, moving, and walking meditation. An optional morning and evening meditation will be offered, as well as meditation in our yoga classes.

Silence: This is not a fully silent retreat. We will enjoy silent mornings/breakfast, but also enjoy open space to connect the rest of the time, as much as feels right for you.

Creative Practice: Enjoy time for guided reflection through journaling and collaging, as another way to access present moment awareness and creative exploration. NO artistic or writing experience or ability is required! You will not be asked to share your creations unless you want to.

Unplug: I will ask that you leave laptops and tablets at home, and turn off your phone for the weekend. The opportunity to unplug for a full weekend is a rare treat, creating a fuller experience of spaciousness and inner quiet.

Harmony Hill: Harmony Hill is located on the Olympic Peninsula’s Hood Canal in Union, WA., less than 90 minutes from Tacoma. You will enjoy delicious vegetarian food, beautiful grounds and gardens, and lovely accommodations. Harmony Hill is the Pacific Northwest’s only retreat center offering complimentary life-giving retreats for people with cancer and their caregivers. Through your participation in this retreat the revenue generated will help to support these cancer programs.

A Gift for Self:

  • Be guided through both restoring and enlivening gentle yoga classes, mindfulness meditation, journaling prompts, and optional collaging practices. 
  • Nourish yourself in community. 
  • Feel expanded by resting in the natural beauty of our exquisite Hood Canal and Olympic view. 
  • Take time for morning silence and contemplation. 
  • Enjoy being in community or in solitude, as much as you want and need.  
  • All levels of practitioners of yoga and meditation welcome. No writing or artistic experience required.  

Your retreat includes:

  • 2 nights’ stay in beautiful and thoughtful accommodations 
  • Use of all Harmony Hill facilities & grounds 
  • All meals dinner Friday through lunch Sunday 
  • All yoga, meditation, and creative sessions. 

 

Erin Joosse - Source Yoga owner, co-founder, and studio director

YOUR INSTRUCTOR

Erin Joosse has been a student of yoga since the early 90’s, and has taught yoga and mindfulness for more than two decades. She founded Source Yoga in 2005.  

She got her first interest in meditation from her mother Cynthia, who was a joyful, loving, and deeply spiritual woman who explored meditation and other forms of spiritual practice for many years. Erin stumbled upon her first yoga class as a college student in Albuquerque, New Mexico, and from that first class, knew she had found her way into a lifelong adventure of inner exploration.  

Erin is grateful to be the steward of Source Yoga and to have been journeying with this community for so many years. She feels honored that so many people feel at home in the Source studios, and considers her path of business ownership to be one of the most important, challenging, rewarding, and spiritual experiences of her life.  

She is a yoga instructor certified at the 500 Hour Level, and a Certified teacher of Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) through the University of California at San Diego School of Medicine, Mindfulness Based Professional Training Institute. She has a BA in Dance from the University of New Mexico, with an emphasis in Modern Dance, Choreography, and Flamenco. She has been exploring the joy of movement her whole life.  

She is also a wife and a mom, a sister and a daughter, and her family and friends have made the difficulties of this last 2+ years a little easier every day. She continues to study, train, and practice, and makes time annually for silent meditation retreats. She is also a devoted writer who practices daily. 

She teaches yoga, meditation, MBSR, is passionate about leading retreat practice, and guides the direction of the Source Yoga studios. 

 

 

REGISTRATION

Retreat Cost:

Harmony Hill has been honoring shared room pricing for single rooms because of COVID safety measures. Pricing reflects this reduction in pricing. Future single rooms may be at a higher rate.  

Single occupancy ~ $615 ($250 reserves your spot)

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Double occupancy ~ Only available for those in the same household or close friends – please inquire about pricing at [email protected] 

 

Final Payment Due: June 24th, 2022 

 

Cancellation Policy:  

  • Full refund available (minus $50) prior to June 24th 
  • Refunds to studio account credit only (minus $50) June 24th or later 
  • No refunds after July 8th 

Yoga For Everyday People

Source Yoga is a place to simply be, accept ourselves as we are in this moment, and connect with our innate wisdom.

Through the cultivation of present moment awareness through yoga and mindfulness practices, we discover and nurture our inner resources for self-care, ease, peace of mind, and compassion.

We welcome students of all ages and abilities. Join our warm, welcoming community in a supportive and non-intimidating environment.