2019 Yoga Retreats and A Surprise Announcement

Comfort and Cashmere Images

Comfort and Cashmere Images

2018 was filled with a lot of beauty, unforgettable memories, change, challenges, growth, and transformation. We are so grateful for our growing “omie” community. Thank you. You have enriched our lives for the better and we are so thrilled to be on this journey with you: all on different paths, yet lifting each other up along the way.

We couldn’t be more grateful for the memories that have already been created in 2019. Check out the recap of our February Yoga Retreat at Deep Portage and our March Yoga Retreat at Audubon Center of the Northwoods.

Haven’t been to a Boreal Bliss Yoga Retreat? We hope to meet you! We love welcoming new yogis into the family. Whether you are new to yoga, or a seasoned practitioner, we know you’ll find what you are seeking.

Here is a recent review from retreat attendee, Nora Woodworth:

“I just had the pleasure of attending my 3rd Boreal Bliss Yoga retreat, each different, but all very rejuvenating, and very much needed. Everyone needs to disconnect and put their energy into their own self care now and then. I find that I get more and more out of each retreat I go to. These ladies complement each other perfectly and you don't want to miss it. Get ready to meet the family you didn't know you had. ❤”


A few things have changed…

Here’s an update on upcoming yoga retreats in 2019!

Photos: Camp Bliss | Walker, MN

Find Your Bliss: Pranayama, Meditation, Movement

May 2-5, 2019

Camp Bliss | Walker, MN

More detailed information and announcements at:

Only 8 spots remain for this highly anticipated BRAND NEW retreat!

Our typical style is to retreat into the rustic and cozy comforts of a Northern Minnesota Environmental Learning Center. While, we definitely still love our ELCs, this venue is able to offer a little bit more upscale creature comforts. At the same time, we get to experience a beautiful, quiet, and serene setting. Want to know more about the unique features of this retreat? Our favorite aspects are:

  • four days / 3 nights

  • small, intimate group

  • gorgeous, secluded location nestled between three private lakes

  • private/semi-private rooms with queen, full, and twin-sized mattress options

  • in-depth practice and knowledge on pranayama (breathing), meditation, and yoga asana (movement)

  • CEUs available for yoga teachers

  • multiple workshop options

  • on-site massage therapist available

  • free-time to roam, read, canoe, kayak, and practice self-care

  • organic, healthy, and soul-filling food catered by Green Scene Organic Market, Deli & Catering

    *More information about The Green Scene and why nourishing food at a yoga retreat is all part of a holistic healing experience here.



Register by April 2nd and your registration will include THREE MYOFASCIAL RELEASE TOOLS.

We will be utilizing a myofascial release ball and two tennis balls in session. The experience is so incredible, you will definitely be wanting to take these tools home for own personal use!

Register by April 2nd: your price will include these tools, valued at $25.


Photos by Loon Lake Portraits | Wolf Ridge ELC | Finland, MN

Wild Women Yoga Retreat

August 15-18, 2019

Wolf Ridge Environmental Learning Center | Finland, MN

More detailed information and announcements at:

Registration opens March 29 at Noon! This will be our third annual Wild Women Yoga Retreat at Wolf Ridge. Last year we extended the weekend retreat to four days/3 nights because there is just SO MUCH to do, see, and enjoy at the stunning Wolf Ridge campus.

This is an adventurous retreat for women in the north woods!  Embrace your wild side. Practice yoga, laugh, breathe, and connect with Mother Nature. 

Check out a 2018 recap of this fun and transformational retreat: Wild Women Yoga Retreat 2018 Recap.

Last year this retreat sold out in less than 24 hours. If you have your heart set on a north shore retreat, we recommend purchasing your ticket as close to noon on March 29th as possible.

Special Features:

  • four days / three nights

  • semi-private rooms (two people to a room, four people sharing a bathroom)

  • outdoor adventure: hiking, high ropes course, swimming, canoeing, wildlife sitings

  • indoor rock climbing wall

  • special workshops TBA

  • tentative: live music during yoga with a very special guest

Looking to save some $$$?

If you wish to:

  • be sure to reserve a spot and

  • avoid Eventbrite fees (approx. $35 in savings)

  1. You may pay by check directly. Simply mail out a check payable to Boreal Bliss Yoga Retreats LLP for $542 (includes sales tax on food and lodging) to:

Amanda Imes

2323 Boland Drive

Duluth, MN 55804

*You may also drop off a check with Joella at one of her classes at JEM Duluth! 

2. Checks must be received prior to March 29th in order to reserve your spot.

Payment plans are also available. Please email hello@borealblissyogaretreats.com prior to March 29 if you would like to purchase a ticket using a payment plan. This option will not be visible on our Eventbrite registration page. 


Photos by Comfort and Cashmere Images | Deep Portage ELC | Hackensack, MN

Embrace Change

October 25-27, 2019

Deep Portage Learning Center | Hackensack, MN

More detailed information and announcements at:

Special Features:

  • two nights / three days

  • 3-4 guests per room, with a shared bathroom for each room

  • stunning and secluded location deep in the woods on Big Deep Lake and Bass Pond

  • outdoor hiking

  • indoor rock climbing

  • special workshops TBA


Photos by Loon Lake Portraits | Eagle Bluff ELC | Lanesboro, MN

Lean Into Gratitude

November 1-3, 2019

Eagle Bluff Environmental Learning Center | Lanesboro, MN

More detailed information and announcements at:

  • Facebook Event

  • Webpage

    Registration opens May 31 at Noon! “Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow.” - Melody Beattie

    This will be our second annual getaway to Lanesboro. Boreal Bliss typically retreats into the tranquility of the north woods, but we decided that the beautiful bluffs of southern Minnesota are calling our name! Join us for a weekend of gratitude, yoga, meditation, and relaxation.

    Check out our 2018 recap: Stress Relief at Eagle Bluff.

    Special Features:

  • three days / two nights

  • 3-4 guests per room, with a shared bathroom in each room (rooms have a dividing wall therefore you are basically just sleeping with one other person and sharing a bathroom with four total)

  • outdoor high ropes course and hiking

  • beautiful scenery and views of bluff country

  • special workshops TBA


And now, for our…


Many of you have really been looking forward to upcoming retreats. In particular, we have had a lot of inquiries regarding our Fall retreats. We DID have dates set, and then all of a sudden we changed them. Thank you for hanging in there with us.

Drum roll please….

Loon Lake Portraits

Loon Lake Portraits

We are having a baby!!

Well… Bryana is having the baby. Boreal Bliss is getting a new junior member! We will be welcoming the little bundle of joy in late August.

Planning to attend a fall yoga retreat? You may just get to meet the little guy/girl!

Yes, changes are a brewing over at Boreal Bliss Yoga Retreats. We are riding a wave of gratitude and can’t wait to see where it all leads.

Loon Lake Portraits

Loon Lake Portraits

Loon Lake Portaits

Loon Lake Portaits

Much Love,

Amanda, joella, bryana, stacy

Bryana Cook