Winter Yoga Retreat

at Deep Portage ELC


February 21-23, 2020

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Almost everything will work if you unplug it for a few minutes, including you.
— Anne Lamott

…because we all need a little fun in February.

"Journey North" with Boreal Bliss Yoga Retreats for our fourth annual Winter Yoga Retreat.

Our theme this year is:

Fires, Flannels, Fun! A February Yoga Retreat

We love visiting Deep Portage in the depths of winter. It’s quiet, it’s beautiful, it’s cozy, it’s adventurous, it’s whatever you want it to be. As always, we invite you to join us and make this retreat your own.

3 Days | 2 Nights | February 21-23, 2020

Deep Portage Learning Center | Hackensack, MN

Loon Lake Portraits

Loon Lake Portraits

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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 and expansive windows. The snow is falling outside and you are at peace. Surrounded by blissful yogis…you are ready to practice. 


What's included

5 Master Classes | Lodging | Meals | Workshops | Indoor Climbing Wall | 11 Miles of Trails | Meditation | Hiking | Snowshoe/Cross Country Ski Free Rental | Journaling | Beautiful Scenery | Campfire | Essential Oils 101 | More TBA

A Pre- Retreat survey one month prior to the retreat  weekend with questions regarding roommate request, dietary needs, hopes and dreams, etc... 

Price: $290 (+tax)

Please add to your email contact list upon purchase. We have found that some of our emails may end up in your junk/promotional folder and this is how we alert you of helpful suggestions and comments about the retreat.

Comfort and Cashmere Images

Comfort and Cashmere Images

Bailey Aro Photography

Bailey Aro Photography



2197 Nature Drive NW Hackensack, MN 56452


More about Deep portage learning center & Our Retreat:

Outdoor enthusiast? Deep Portage has 11 miles of hiking/skiing/snowshoe trails right out the back door! The center is also located on the beautiful and secluded Bass Pond and Big Deep Lake.

Into food? We are too! All meals are included in your weekend. Options available for vegan, vegetarian, gluten free, dairy free etc. Tea + coffee will also be available. We send out a survey a month prior to learn about any dietary restrictions/allergies.

Yoga enthusiast? We are proud to offer you 5 master classes in addition to optional workshops to enhance your practice.

Lodging Information - Each room has 3-5 beds and one bathroom. The beds are bunk beds, however we only sleep on the bottom. We send a pre-retreat survey one month prior to the retreat for any roommate requests as well as sleeping needs and information. We assign guests to rooms based on your preferences. 

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Bailey Aro Photography


  • Yoga mat

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

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

  • Yoga block(s) and strap

  • (meditation) pillow - any pillow will do!

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

  • Yoga clothes

  • Lots of layers!!! Deep Portage is an eco-friendly building with a wood-fired boiler system, however it is not SUPER warm if you are used to very warm temps in your home

  • Water bottle

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

  • Snacks of your choice

  • Slippers

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

  • Snowpants, hat, gloves

  • Warm boots for walking around the woods

  • Yak tracks or something else for extra tread on slippery ice and snow

  • Wool/warm socks

  • Warm pajamas

  • Sleeping bag or bedding

  • Pillow and pillow case

  • Sheets for your bed (they are twin size if you prefer to be exact)

  • Extra cushion/camping mat if you’d like more padding on your mattress

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

  • Good book to curl up with

  • Flashlight or headlamp

  • Snowshoes or cross country skis if you have your own (these are available at Deep Portage and included in your price) 

  • Sled (Optional)

  • Cash or check for optional massage therapy, additional workshop options, and/or retail items


Bailey Aro Photography

Bailey Aro Photography

Bailey Aro Photography

Bailey Aro Photography

Cancellation policy

Cancellations at anytime after registration will result in an $18.99 non-refundable eventbrite fee.

6-8 weeks notice: $50 fee

4-6 weeks notice: $80 fee

4 weeks and less 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. 

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Bailey Aro Photgraphy

Learn more

...about Deep Portage accommodations and amenities

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Bailey Aro Photography

What to expect

We always try to have a little something extra special up our sleeves.  We pride ourselves in lovingly and uniquely creating each yoga retreat. 

Stay tuned for special announcements!

  • Plan ahead: arrivals at 4pm


Bailey Aro Photography

Bailey Aro Photography

Bailey Aro Photography

Bailey Aro Photography

Bailey Aro Photography

Bailey Aro Photography

Comfort and Cashmere Images

Comfort and Cashmere Images

Bailey Aro Photography

Bailey Aro Photography