SomaVeda® Thai Yoga Integrative Therapy

SomaVeda® Integrated Traditional Therapy is a comprehensive, sacred therapeutic practice that helps others sustain a life of abundance and joy. This practice stems from a lineage that is over 2500 years old and embodies several core practices of the healing arts derivative of Thai Yoga, Thai Ayurveda, Puja (sacred prayers or mantras), sacred nutrition and so much more!

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Joella Miller
An Unexpected Story During my 40th Year

Omie Christy attend the Lanesboro retreat in October 2018. In preparation for her 40th year, she dreamed of soulful women gathering together. The weekend yoga retreat began, and her exhaustion set in. No problem! She figure it must have been the long drive from Ely.

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Being a Dude at a Yoga Retreat

With a Boreal Bliss Yoga Retreat, you’re going to find that our getaways are largely attended by women. We have had a few brave souls of the male variety come into our circle; either as musicians, guest speakers, or yogis. We have had very positive experiences with the combination of women and men alike.  We know our retreats will remain largely women, but we do feel good about opening the space to men too.

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Bryana Cook
Peace Corps of One

“You know those moments in life when you’re sure you’ve been denied something, but later you realize you were actually granted a chance to experience something you never dared to dream?”

- Bonnie Bzdok

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Bryana Cook
Upcoming 2019 Retreats

A look at highly anticipated yoga retreats in 2019.

This will be a weekend to remember. A weekend that provides multiple options for you to find your zen, while at the same time surrounding yourself with like-minded individuals--yogis that are ready to show up for themselves….

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Joella Miller
Stress Relief at Eagle Bluff

What is yoga?

“I thought it was hauling a yoga mat to a crowded sweaty classroom to perform a series of moves instructed by a yoga expert. But really, it is practicing mindfulness, intertwining it through your everyday life. It is listening to your body and giving it what it needs. A stretch to work out a kink, deep breaths to calm the nerves, or engaging the senses with purpose.”

-Shannon Foss

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Bryana Cook
Balancing Excess Vata Energy in Fall and Early Winter

Fall and early winter is a time of excess vata energy. Vata season is characterized by an influx of dry, cool air, and a feeling of change.

Given the restlessness of the season, we wanted to share a few Yoga and Ayurvedic practices that may help you incorporate some grounding and balancing practice into your day as we navigate the transitional, windy season.

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How Yoga Helped With My Anxiety

When I roll out my mat and allow myself to connect to my breath, everything around me begins to slow down. The background noises begin to fade and eventually all I can hear is the powerful force of my breath flowing through my body, charging me up, reminding me that I am here, not there.

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What is Yoga Therapy?

Yoga Therapy is suitable for everyone and anyone. Too often people are intimidated by yoga due to images they are being fed in popular media.  You can practice yoga. I promise that you can.  Yoga is for everyone and certainly does not require flexibility, strength, or fancy gear. Yoga simply requires that you are ready to show up and incorporate practices that are right for you.  A yoga therapist can empower you to get to that place.

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Setting a Sankalpa

Setting a Sankalpa is powerful. Many of us have dabbled in the practice of intentions/mantras, and find it familiar or somewhat simple to tap into.

In my experience, creating a sankalpa is a deeper, more thoughtful, and long-term practice. Sticking with the same Sankalpa for at least 30 days, and up to 365 days, is ideal.

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Bryana Cook
Wild Women Yoga Retreat 2018 Recap

I sort of feel like I took some hallucinogens. Did that really just happen?

I’ve never taken hallucinogens, but I imagine the aftermath feels a bit like this. I’m still riding high on a wave of gratitude and can’t quite grasp at what it all means. It is hazy. I can grasp some of the threads, I see some images and flashes in the vastness of the experience, but it is going to take time to sit with the experience before the whole picture becomes clear.


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Amanda Thoe
A Single Gal’s Guide to Homebuying!

If you’ve been to one of our retreats, you know that we wholeheartedly believe that yoga is more than just physical postures on the mat. We believe in pulling yoga into every aspect of life. Sonja Bjordal, of Feeding LeRoy, shares her story of overcoming debt, finding wellness through contentment, and achieving a lifelong dream of becoming a homeowner. She shares resources for tackling debt and building a nest egg. We hope you enjoy Sonja’s story as much as we did.  


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Boreal Bliss Yoga Fest 2018: Highs and A Low

Hosting an event leaves the host feeling vulnerable and exposed. “Are people having fun? Does everyone have what they need? How can I improve this experience for the guests? Are the vendors doing okay?” You spend so much time creating this beautiful thing and then when you present it to the world it is scary, because the world might reject your idea.

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