The gift of time is so crucial in allowing yourself to refocus and recharge. Each day is carefully curated with opportunities to relax, reflect and nourish yourself both mentally and physically. A delicious and nutritious bounty of food is prepared with love by your personal chef everyday. In addition to private yoga classes, opportunities for guided meditation and journaling, we have the fortune to be surrounded by some of the most incredible nature the Pacific Northwest has to offer.
Our home for these few days is the very serene and pristine North Beach Inn which is located the shores of Orcas Island in the San Juan Island archipelago. This quaint, historic lodge was built in the 1930’s. There are 13 charming beachfront cabins throughout this peaceful, private property. Our meals and group activities will be in the main lodge which will be used exclusively for our group. Each person will have there own room with a shared bath in one of the cabins. Most cabins are also equipped with kitchenettes, fireplaces and living rooms.
Lisa of Simple Joy Living will also be providing some optional breakout sessions for those searching to simplify their lives. She is eager to help women find clarity and peace in this retreat through stepping away from our busy lives and focusing on finding a more balanced life.
(B, L, D indicates whether Breakfast, Lunch and/or Dinner is provided each day.}
DAY 1: Arrival
After everyone arrives and settles in there will be a brief orientation, snacks and time to enjoy this amazing place and get to know one another. Please aim to arrive anytime after 1pm. We will have an amazing dinner together at the historic lodge. A guided meditation and journaling session will follow in the evening. (D)
DAY 2: Unplug
Today is all about settling in and allowing yourself to disconnect. We will have a morning yoga session and then the day is yours to mold. It is highly encouraged to sit back and relax and take in the beautiful surroundings. Reading, journaling, making art, walking on the beach and napping are all suggestions! If you are feeling up for a little activity we can assist you in booking a kayak tour or a massage. Dinner will be together in the lodge. (B,L,D)
DAY 3: Choose Your Own Adventure
After greeting the day with a healthy breakfast everyone will set out on the adventure of their choice. Orcas Island is truly a nature lovers paradise! Today you can choose your own adventure:
Group hike in Moran State Park where there endless trails to explore.
Whale watching excursion (at your own cost)
Kayaking Tour (at your own cost)
Explore the quaint village of East Sound
Of course this time is yours to mold so feel free to listen to yourself and choose nothing! Lunch will be provided for those who around the lodge or you can pack something to go. Dinner is on your own in order to free up the schedule. Exploration of the islands many restaurants is encouraged and the lovely town of East Sound is right down the road. We will circle up in the evening together for meditation and journaling. (B,L)
DAY 4: Ceramics & Cooking Class
After an awakening morning yoga session and breakfast we will visit a local ceramics studio and gallery. Orcas Island is known for their incredible array of ceramics. We will get a behind the scenes tour of the studio and see some of the process in action. After lunch back at the lodge, we will visit a local farm with chef Carlie to shop for our harvest dinner. The second biggest thing Orcas Island is known for is farming! We will prepare dinner together with instruction from Carlie. Meditation and journaling (B,L,D)
DAY 5: Release
Depending on what time everyone leaves we may be able to say goodbye to this magical area with yoga or meditation in the morning. Breakfast will be provided before checking out by 11am. Please feel free to continue to explore this incredible island. (B)
DATE: October 10th-14th 2019 8+ Available Single Room w/shared bth