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Harmony Hill Retreat

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Fall Retreat: Finding Balance and Steadiness

A Contemplative Yoga and Mindfulness Retreat 

with Erin Joosse

Harmony Hill Retreat Center – Union, Washington

October 19th-22nd, 2023 (Thursday-Sunday)

Masks in our shared spaces are optional. Spaces are well ventilated. 

All safety protocol is subject to change, depending on current COVID-19 information


Whether you are a beginning yoga and meditation student or a long-time practitioner, there are things that can get in the way of a sense of steadiness and ease in our practice. In the Buddhist and Yoga traditions, there are five mental states referred to that block our natural state of ease and well being in practice – the Five Hindrances. These are craving, aversion, lethargy, restlessness, and doubt. Instead of being what hinders us, or gets in the way of our practice, we can work with these mind states, discover ways to balance them and find more ease in our practice. 

In this fall retreat, we will explore practices that bring balance and steadiness no matter what is arising, both in yoga and meditation practice and in day-to-day life. 


Your Weekend:

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.  

Through a balance of scheduled and unscheduled time, guided yoga and meditation practices, and time for rest, we will offer ourselves the gift of slowing down. Retreat begins Thursday at 4pm and completes Sunday by early to mid-afternoon.  

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: There will be an extended period of silence (Friday afternoon – Sunday morning) to deepen your retreat experience.

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 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. 

Your retreat includes:

  • 3 nights’ stay in beautiful and thoughtful accommodations 
  • Use of all Harmony Hill facilities & grounds 
  • All meals dinner Thursday through lunch Sunday
  • All yoga and meditation sessions


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


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 studio, 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 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 Source Yoga. 




Retreat Cost:

Single occupancy ~ $1125 ($250 saves your spot)

Double occupancy (if sharing a room with a friend or family member): $960 per person ($250 each reserves your spot). 

Please request a shared room at [email protected] 

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Final Payment Due: September 28th 2023


Cancellation Policy:  

  • Full refund available (minus $50) prior to September 28th, 2023
  • Refunds to studio account credit only (minus $50) September 28th or later 
  • No refunds after October 12th, 2023

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.