2020 Retreats and Exciting News

It’s hard to believe we are already heading into the winter months of 2019-2020. The past year seems to have flown by. We are thrilled to share that Bryana’s baby Graham Cook Ryan has finally arrived! After 41 weeks and 5 days, he made his grand entrance with eyes wide! Mom, Dad, and baby are all healthy, happy, and adjusting to new routines at home.

Graham Cook Ryan was born September 10th, 2019, just two days before his Mama’s birthday! He weighed 8lbs, 4oz and was 21.5” long.

We are looking forward to our events in 2020, and for the planners out there, we wanted to get the dates and information to you now so you can choose the retreat best suited to your interests and needs in 2020.

Please note that special guests and workshops are not lined up for 2020 yet. We will post updates to the events as we settle on workshop ideas, guest instructors, and special activities. Each retreat typically grows and evolves around a theme. If you are torn between retreats, it may be helpful to choose based on the theme that calls out to you!

Scholarship Opportunties

We have scholarship opportunities for our upcoming winter retreats. Applications are due via email by October 1, 2019 for Winter Yoga Retreat eligibility. Send your completed application to hello@borealblissyogaretreats.com by Oct 1.

Click here for scholarship application details.

We have given countless scholarships for retreats over the past 3+ years. We believe yoga retreats are for everyone, and we want to make them as accessible as possible regardless of income. Please email us at hello@borealblissyogaretreats.com with any questions regarding your application.


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Wildly Aligned

January 31-February 2, 2019

Deep Portage Environmental Learning Center

Hackensack, MN 

Tickets available October 4, 2019 at noon

$290 

2 nights, 5 master classes, 4 meals, rock-climbing, yoga, meditation, journaling, and 11 miles of cross-country ski and snowshoe trails, CEU’s

Follow along for announcements, special guests, workshop info, and other updates here:

Unique Features: You’ll find a little bit of everything here. This retreat is focused on intention-setting and aligning your desired lifestyle on and off the yoga mat in the new year. You will have a variety of yoga classes, from more rigorous to slow and nourishing, and workshops to meet your needs for the weekend. We plan to offer CEU’s for yoga teachers at this retreat. All-levels of yogis from beginner to experienced are welcome. Specialty workshops to be announced.

Want a more adventurous retreat? Snowshoeing and cross country skiing are part of this retreat. Bundle up for an outdoor winter campfire Saturday night. You can also choose to do the morning sunrise hike and/or the indoor rock climbing session. Prefer to have a more low-key and relaxing retreat? Wake up with coffee by one of the indoor fireplaces, or bring a good book to enjoy during downtime. You can schedule an additional massage as well.

Group size: 50-70 participants

Rooms: 3-5 people share a room and bathroom

For more information: https://www.borealblissyogaretreats.com/january-yoga-retreat

Photos by Bailey Aro Photography


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Fires, Flannels, and Fun!

February 21-23, 2019

Deep Portage Environmental Learning Center

Hackensack, MN 

Tickets available October 4, 2019 at noon

$290

2 nights, 5 master classes, 4 meals, rock-climbing, yoga, meditation, journaling, and 11 miles of cross-country ski and snowshoe trails

Follow along for announcements, special guests, workshop info, and other updates here:

Unique Features: An opportunity to connect and retreat in the depths of winter. February is a time that can really test some of us Minnesotans. We need to throw a little fun into the mix! Bring your flannel and get ready for a weekend of self-care. You will have a variety of yoga classes, from more rigorous to slow and nourishing, and workshops to meet your needs for the weekend. All-levels of yogis from beginner to experienced are welcome. Specialty workshops to be announced.

Want a more adventurous retreat? Snowshoeing and cross country skiing are part of this retreat. Bundle up for an outdoor winter campfire Saturday night. You can also choose to do the morning sunrise hike and/or the indoor rock climbing session. Prefer to have a more low-key and relaxing retreat? Wake up with coffee by one of the indoor fireplaces, or bring a good book to enjoy during downtime. You can schedule an additional massage as well.

Group size: 50-70 participants

Rooms: 3-5 people share a room and bathroom

For more information: https://www.borealblissyogaretreats.com/retreat-winter-yoga-retreat

Photos by Bailey Aro Photography, Loon Lake Portraits, and Joella Erin


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Find Your Bliss

April 23-26, 2020

Camp Bliss Resort

Walker, MN 

$500+ (depending on room selection)

Tickets available October 28, 2020

3 nights, 8 master classes, meals, meditation, journaling, hiking, CEU’s

Follow along for announcements, special guests, workshop info, and other updates here:

Unique Features: A time to deeply nourish the soul in spring before the hustle bustle of summer sets in. This retreat features a longer stay: 3 nights and 4 days. It also provides a bit more luxurious accommodations: private rooms, queen beds, all meals catered by local and organic Green Scene of Walker, MN, smaller group setting, and a very quiet and serene private location. This retreat offers some outdoor adventure options with beautiful private hiking trails, secluded lakes for canoeing/kayaking/paddle boarding, and the nearby Paul Bunyan bike trail.

The main focus is on disconnecting from outside stimuli, finding the quiet within, connecting with other likeminded folks, and relaxing. This retreat follows a soft pace with 2 hour-long yoga classes. Classes include nourishing, gentle movements, and plenty of meditation and pranayama (breathing). We plan to offer CEU’s for yoga teachers at this retreat. All-levels of yogis from beginner to experienced are welcome. Specialty workshops to be announced. Option to schedule an additional massage while at the retreat as well.

Group size: 20-30 participants

Rooms: private and semi-private options (bathrooms are private ensuite or shared depending on room selection)

For more information: https://www.borealblissyogaretreats.com/camp-bliss-walker-mn

Photos by Whispering Willow Photography


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Wild Women Yoga Retreat

Dates and Location TBA

Price TBA

2 nights, 5 master classes, 5 meals, yoga, meditation, journaling, hiking, swimming, canoeing

Follow along for announcements, special guests, workshop info, and other updates here:

This will be our fourth annual Wild Women Yoga Retreat- wow, hard to believe. Check out a 2019 recap of this fun and transformational retreat: Wild Women Yoga Retreat 2019 Recap.

Unique Features: This is an adventurous, high-energy retreat for women in the north woods!  Embrace your wild side. Practice yoga, laugh, breathe, and connect with Mother Nature. Yoga and meditation classes are tailored to all-levels (seasoned yogi to beginner), and we offer an array of specialty workshops to enhance your experience.

For more information (will be updated soon): https://www.borealblissyogaretreats.com/retreat-wild-women

Photos by Samantha Whillock Photography (Jack Pine + Thyme)


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Get Grounded: Stress Relief Retreat

September 25-27, 2020

Deep Portage Environmental Learning Center

Hackensack, MN 

Price TBA

2 nights, 5 master classes, 4 meals, rock-climbing, yoga, meditation, journaling, and 11 miles of hiking trails

Unique Features: This retreat offers a little bit of everything; for the outdoor enthusiast to the self-care seeker. You make it your own! We offer a full schedule of yoga classes and activities. You will have a variety of yoga classes, from more physically rigorous to slow and nourishing, and workshops to meet your needs for the weekend. You can choose to take part in all, or some, of the options. All-levels of yogis from beginner to experienced are welcome. Want a more adventurous retreat? Take part in the morning sunrise hike and/or the indoor rock climbing session. Prefer to have a more low-key and relaxing retreat? Choose to wake up with coffee by one of the indoor fireplaces, or bring a good book to enjoy during downtime. Enjoy an outdoor campfire Saturday night, or choose to slip into sleep early.

Follow along for announcements, special guests, workshop info, and other updates here:

  • Follow us on facebook for updates

  • Webpage currently reflects the 2019 retreat information, but when those retreats are over we will transition to 2020 information.

Group size: 50-70 participants

Rooms: 3-5 people share a room and bathroom

Photos by Comfort & Cashmere Images


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Recharge to Thrive

October 16-18, 2020

Eagle Bluff Environmental Learning Center

Lanesboro, MN 

Price TBA

2 nights, 5 master classes, 4 meals, yoga, meditation, journaling, high-ropes course, and hiking trails amongst the bluffs

Follow along for announcements, special guests, workshop info, and other updates here:

  • Follow us on facebook for updates

  • Webpage currently reflects the 2019 retreat information, but when those retreats are over we will transition to 2020 information.

Unique Features: Tailor this retreat to meet your needs. The beautiful bluffs and campus at Eagle Bluff are ideal for the outdoor adventure-seeker. Take part in the high ropes course optional workshop to really get a thrill and relish in the stunning views. We offer a full schedule of yoga classes and activities.You will have a variety of yoga classes, from more physically rigorous - to fun and light-hearted - to slow and nourishing, as well as workshops to meet your needs for the weekend. All-levels of yogis from beginner to experienced are welcome. You can take part in all, or some, of the options - making this retreat more active or relaxing depending on your wishes.

For more information: https://www.borealblissyogaretreats.com/eagle-bluff-retreat/

Group size: 50-70 participants

Rooms: semi-private (two people per bedroom, four people sharing a bathroom)

Photos by Loon Lake Portraits

 

Lastly, some exciting news from Amanda!

Amanda and her husband Andrew are expecting a baby in February 2020. Sadly, this means she will not be at the winter retreats this year. Joella and Bryana will have to step up their snowsuit games!

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FAQs: So far I am feeling great. We are not going to find out the gender, much to the disappointment of my Mother-in-law. I have had some weird cravings.. For about three weeks I existed almost solely on pickles and watermelons. Lately I’ve been really into kale and apples. Taking things one day at a time and loving every minute.

 

Read more on our blog:

Amanda Thoe