Connect With Nature

Audubon Center of the North Woods ELC

March 8th-10th, 2019

Sandstone, mn



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"How good are you willing to let it get?" - Sarah Seidelmann

Kelsey O’Neil

Kelsey O’Neil

Retreat into nature, deepen your yoga practice, rekindle your spark.

What can we learn from the natural world and the inherent wisdom of animals?

3 Days | 2 Nights | March 8-10, 2019

"Journey North" with Joella, Amanda, and Bryana

This retreat is open to all-levels: beginners to seasoned yogis are welcome!

A yoga retreat is an ideal way to become immersed in your already existing yoga practice, or to inspire a lifelong personal journey.

Photo by: Kelsey O'Neil

Photo by: Kelsey O'Neil

What’s Included:

  • 5 Master Classes | 2 Nights, 3 Days Lodging | 5 Delicious Meals

  • Two-Hour Workshop with Special Guest: Sarah Seidelmann

  • Specialty yoga workshops, meditation, and journaling sessions

  • Outdoor time

  • Lots of feel good yoga!

  • Plan Ahead: Arrivals at 4pm Friday; Departures at 10:30am Sunday




Special Guest: Shamanic Healer, Life Coach, and Author Sarah Seidelmann

Author of Born to Freak, Swimming with Elephants, What the Walrus Knows, and The Book of Beasties

Sarah asks the important questions. For example:

“How good are you willing to let it get?”


“Are you ready for an absurdly fantastic life?”

Seidelmann is one of our greatest inspirations, role-models, and encouragers. She exudes joy. Her personal journey is one many of us can only imagine.

Seidelmann is bringing a very special two hour workshop to us (included with your registration to this retreat). She is also offering three private appointment slots at this retreat. Booking information will be sent to registrants about a month prior to the event.

Tap into her wisdom with us.


More from Sarah SeidelmanN on this special Workshop

Hello Dear creators of WONDER and MAGIC! 

I am so excited to have the opportunity to spend a bit of time with you! 

Have you been longing to take action on your dream, but you haven't been moving forward? 

Or maybe, it's just felt so damn hard that you have been taking a breather from all of it? 

Or, maybe you’ve been feeling like something is missing...and if you had that would feel better?

We are going to gather as like minded heroes and connect, heart-to-heart and soul-to-soul. 

This is one of the most powerful things we can do when we are on the Hero’s Journey---isolation is dangerous. We need solitude, YES, but isolation es no bueno!

I have planned an experience that will give you an opportunity to:

1. Share your dreams out loud (this is necessary and awesome!)
2. Unlock a powerful personal story.
3. Discover what’s been holding you back so that you can continue ONWARD. 
4. Get input on this dream from your higher self.
5. Request help from the Universe to empower this dream. 

Please bring a journal and pen and YOUR DREAM that you’d like to make a reality.

> Finding Your Feel Good on the Hero’s Journey <


Kelsey O’Neil

Kelsey O’Neil

More about Audubon Center of the North Woods & Our Retreat:

Outdoor enthusiast? Sandstone is set among 535 acres with over 7 miles of hiking/skiing/snowshoe trails right out the back door! The center is also located on the beautiful and secluded Grindstone Lake.

Into food? We are too! 5 delicious meals are included. Options available for vegan, vegetarian, gluten free, dairy free etc. Tea + coffee will also be available.

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 four 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. 

Read more about the Audubon Center of the North Woods on the web:

Bailey Aro Photography

Bailey Aro Photography


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. 



  • Yoga mat

  • Journal or notebook and writing utensil

  • Watercolors, colored pencils, and/or markers for Sarah Seidelmann’s workshop

  • 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!!!

  • 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 and included in your price) 

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


Bailey Aro Photography

Bailey Aro Photography


Sold out - wait list available

Price: $350 (+taxes & fees)

  • Please add to your 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.

  • A pre-retreat survey will be emailed to you one month prior to the retreat  weekend with questions regarding roommate request, dietary needs, hopes and dreams, etc.


~Journey North~
Joella, Amanda, Bryana