A group of ten yogis and yoginis just returned from a beautiful weekend in northern Michigan at Song of the Morning Yoga Retreat Center. We enjoyed 4 different yoga classes: a Yin class upon arrival Friday evening, an Energy Flow class to wake us up Saturday morning, a fun Partner Yoga & Thai Yoga Massage class Saturday evening, and a vigorous Ashtanga practice Sunday morning.
The weather was absolutely perfect for us–sunny, blue skies and about 70 degrees. The cloudless skies also meant lots of stars at night. There is no place better to see the stars than out in the woods at Song of the Morning. There is no light pollution; there is no sound pollution. Just the sounds of nature: the wind through the trees, the critters in the woods, the ducks on the lake, the river gurgling.
Besides yoga classes, retreatants enjoyed a silent meditation walk, hikes in the woods, mountain biking on one of Michigan’s epic trails, canoeing on the lake, relaxing massages and delicious vegetarian meals. We also enjoyed a sense of community, all being able to share this wonderful experience together.
If you have been thinking about going on a yoga retreat but, for one reason or another, have kept putting it off, I urge you to seize the day! As I know any of the retreatants from our Fall Colors Weekend Retreat will tell you, it is a healing, uplifting, nourishing experience.
“The fall yoga retreat is one of the highlights of my year. The yoga, the quiet outdoor time, the food, and the friendships are perfect for checking in with yourself and then taking a renewed perspective out into your world.” Christina, Ann Arbor