Embrace Change

Yoga Retreat

Deep Portage Learning Center

 Hackensack, mn

October 25-27, 2019

The world changes every second, blowing new opportunities in all directions, including yours.
— Ken Hakuta

Relish in all of the beauty a Minnesota fall has to offer while at our weekend immersion of yoga and meditation in the north woods.


Imagine yourself deep in the woods, drinking up the sights of nature. You step into the Great Hall with the large stone fireplace glowing bright and warm. You are surrounded by a beautiful vaulted ceiling, expansive windows, and blissful yogis ready to practice.

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You sense it the moment you start down our 2.5 mile driveway...
— Deep Portage Learning Center
Comfort and Cashmere Images

Comfort and Cashmere Images


5 Master Classes | 2 Nights and 3 Days Lodging | 5 Meals | Workshops | Indoor Climbing Wall | 11 Miles of Trails | Meditation | Hiking | Journaling | Campfire


Fall is the perfect time to embrace change. The trees remind us that this is a natural and necessary process.

This yoga retreat is located in Hackensack, Minnesota:  quiet, beautiful and surrounded by breathtaking lakes and nature. Our stay is nestled deep in the woods at the beloved Deep Portage Learning Center. A place where you feel completely at ease and away from it all. 

Relish in all of the beauty a Minnesota fall has to offer while at our weekend immersion of yoga and meditation in the north woods.

"Everyone must sit still and watch the leaves turn." - Elizabeth Lawrence

Quiet moments, connection, adventure, appreciation of the changing colors.... Autumn is a beautiful time to head to the woods.

This retreat is open to all-levels: beginners to seasoned yogis are welcomed with open arms. Many of our yogis comment on feeling inspired to get back to, or to continue, a more regular yoga practice before and after our retreats. A weekend retreat is the perfect way to reconnect with yourself, friends new & old, and/or your practice.

Outdoor enthusiast? Canoes are available for paddles around Bass Pond & Big Deep Lake. There are also 11 miles of gorgeous hiking trails right out the back door. If you're into rock climbing - there is even an indoor climbing wall available!

Yoga enthusiast? We are proud to offer you 5 master classes in addition to an array of optional workshops. Just wait until you see (or return to) the Great Hall where our master classes are held. The stone fireplace, vaulted ceiling, and expansive windows are breathtaking. Not to mention; when you fill the room wall-to-wall with yogis and soak in the amazing energy and breath of our yoga community - it is truly, and indescribably, MAGICAL.

More information on our final schedule of workshops and classes will come to you email inbox approximately a month prior to the retreat. You will not be disappointed - our minds are overflowing with ideas.... as usual, too many ideas.... We never run short on bringing you creative stuff you'll love! This retreat is all about embracing change!

Into food? We are too! 5 delicious meals are included. Options for Gluten Free, Vegetarian, and Vegan. Tea + Coffee will also be available.

In need of further relaxation? There will be onsite Massage Therapists for an additional cost. Yoga & massage is an amazing combo!

Into outdoor education of youngsters and renewable energy? We are too! One of our favorite parts about Deep Portage is the mission and eco-friendly focus. "It is a place where community, education, and the environment come together." Read more about the mission, history, programming, and renewable energy on their website: http://deep-portage.org/ . Better yet - come see this amazing place for yourself!

S. Lamb Photography

S. Lamb Photography


Accommodations & Rates

Our stay for the weekend will be at Deep Portage Learning Center.  Rooms sleep 3-5 people, with a private full bathroom in each room.  Price includes:

2 Nights | 3 Days | 5 Master Classes | 5 Meals | Lodging | Workshops | Indoor Climbing Wall | 11 Miles of Trails | Meditation | Hiking | Journaling | Campfire


Price: $290 (+tax)

Approximately one month prior to the retreat, we will email you a detailed itinerary, more information for your weekend, as well as a pre-retreat survey with roommate requests, dietary needs, and more. The email will come from hello@borealblissyogaretreats.com.


2+ month notice: $50 fee

1-2 month notice: $80 fee

Less than 1 month notice: 75% of total amount fee

14 days or less notice: no refunds available

We hope that you can appreciate the amount of time, love, and energy we wholeheartedly put into each retreat.  Not just during the event, but the many months leading up to it.  


Packing List for your Trip

  • Yoga mat

  • Journal or notebook and writing utensil (colored pencils if you like to doodle)

  • Bathroom supplies and toiletries: bath & hand towel, washcloth, shampoo/conditioner, soap, hand soap

  • Yoga block(s) and strap

  • Pillow (may want to bring pillow to yoga class or bring a separate meditation pillow)

  • Small cozy blanket to bring to sessions (for savasana, meditation, journaling, etc)

  • Yoga clothes

  • Lots of layers!!!

  • Water bottle

  • Beverages (yes, you can bring alcohol) of your choice

  • Snacks of your choice

  • Camp chair for sitting outside and fires

  • Rain gear

  • Good book to curl up with

  • Tennis shoes for rock climbing (rock climbing included in price)

  • Hiking boots or tennis shoes for outdoor exploration and possible outdoor hiking + yoga

  • Sleeping bag and/or bedding for your bed (twin sized bed)

  • Pillow and pillow case

  • Ear plugs (if you are a light sleeper & concerned about getting good sleep)

  • Flashlight and/or headlamp

  • Kayak or paddle board if you want to use your own

  • Slippers

  • Sunscreen/bug spray (please spray outside)

  • Cash or check for retail items and/or massage


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Comfort and Cashmere Images

Embrace Change

Join Boreal Bliss Yoga Retreats

October 25-27, 2019

Hackensack, MN

Questions? Email: hello@borealblissyogaretreats.com