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Late Winter Retreat: The Gift of KalyāṇaMitta (Spiritual Friendship) 

A Contemplative Yoga and Mindfulness Retreat 

with Erin Joosse

Harmony Hill Retreat Center – Union, Washington

February 29th-March 3rd, 2024  (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


You are not alone… 

Kalyāṇa-mitta is a Pali term and Buddhist concept of which means spiritual friendship, or admirable friendship. Within the Pali Canon (the first recorded teachings of the Buddha), one of the followers/disciples of the Buddha comments that spiritual friendship is half of the spiritual life. The Buddha corrects him, declaring “No! Kalyāṇa-mitta is the whole of the spiritual life.” 

It is through friendships with those that are also on a path of the development of wisdom, compassion, and mindfulness, that those qualities deepen and develop in ourselves.  

We are not on that path alone.  

During this retreat weekend, explore both settling into yourself and into community with care and support. In our yoga and mindfulness practices, explore grounding and steadiness that you can take with you into your connection to others. Explore optional practices in pairs and small groups to deepen our ability to stay connected to ourselves while in communication with others. 


Please note: This is our last retreat with Harmony Hill under current management. Our future retreats here are uncertain. Let’s gather in community and honor this life-giving center, the land, and all of the heartfelt goodness that has been created in these spaces. To ensure spacing for all that want to join, single rooms will be limited. Find a retreat friend that you would like to share a room with!  


Your Weekend: Through a balance of scheduled and unscheduled time, guided yoga and meditation practices, time to rest, and be in nature, we will practice connecting with both self and others. We will begin our weekend Thursday at 4pm, and complete Sunday by early to mid-afternoon. 

Mindful Yoga Practice: You will enjoy both active and restoring yoga classes in support of cultivating grounding and embodying 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: We will begin each morning with silence until lunchtime but have time in the afternoons and evenings to explore deepening our awareness of ourselves within community.

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 reserves your spot)*

*Only 10 Single occupancy rooms available for this retreat

Double occupancy ~ $960 ($250 reserves your spot)**

**Please email [email protected] to communicate your roommate preference.


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Final Payment Due: February 8th, 2024


Cancellation Policy:  Refunds to studio account credit only after February 8th. No refunds after February 15th 

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.