Galena Yoga Retreat
Retreat Knowhere Retreats Galena

Yoga, Nature, Art

Galena, IL is the midwest’s hidden gem. Tucked in by hills, valleys, bluffs and considerable exposed rock, this area will melt your city hustle and cozy you up to nature. Join Sara for a long weekend filled with insightful and creative yoga practices, dharma talks and time to unwind in nature. This property is tucked away from the road, light pollution, and sits overlooking rolling hills covered with trees. Come to birdwatch, hike, relax on the porch with a good book, make art or jump in the pond!

Your Stay Includes:

4 yoga classes and guided meditations
5 healthy organic plant forward vegetarian meals and snacks
Select teas and organic fair trade coffee
Access to secluded private property for hiking, swimming, tubing and hammocks
Watercolor paint supplies for your leisure

Optional Reiki Sessions with Sara Gaines will be available for an additional cost.

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The Yoga

Yoga on retreat is like no other. You will get individual attention in a supportive small group setting to help develop you specific goals. Sara provides strategic sequences to fluidly progress the weekend together with more specialized hands on adjustments. The practices accommodate multiple levels of learning and are elongated to deepen your understanding of the concepts presented. Each class is complete with meditation and a long savasana.

The Farmhouse

Built around a log cabin from the 1800’s and situated on 105 rolling acres, this home will immerse you in nature and make you forget about city living. The property is home to a picturesque farmhouse, pond, red hay barn, horses, and a short drive from historic downtown Galena. Each nook and cranny of the home contains spectacular details like reclaimed wood, Scandinavian design, and artifacts from all over the world. The great room includes a hand carved Yggdrasil (Tree of Life) fireplace as well as a piano in the music room. There are 3 ½ bathrooms that offer retreat goers 3 showers with rain shower heads and two bathtubs.

The property here is immense. A good portion of the land is wooded and rustic walking trails have been carved out for your enjoyment. Relax on the front porch to observe a 360 view of nature. Go for a drift in a tube. Go for a swim. Sunbathe on the deck. You’ve got options! There is the call of the coyotes, the site of grazing deer, the beckoning of hammocks swinging gently in the wind, and a chorus of frogs waiting to greet you at the pond. At night there is a fire pit for smores and storytelling. Come to make memories and relax.

Special Considerations- The location of this home is somewhat remote and therefore no wifi is available and cell reception is spotty/nonexistent, so please prepare. Not to worry, there is a landline for emergencies. Also, horses live on the property and dogs have stayed in the past if you have allergies. No pets are currently allowed.

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The Food

Included in your stay is 5 healthy meals. As much as possible Sara strives for organic seasonal produce and products, although it cannot be guarantee 100% due to availability. Throughout your stay fair trade tea and coffee will be available as well as vegan and paleo friendly snacks. All food is homemade with love and care. Your belly will not go hungry here but you can rest assured all dietary restrictions can be accomodated.

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Accomodations

1 private room (1 double bed)
$725 or $900 for a couple

Twin shared room (2 twin beds)
$600 per person

The cot (comfy cot shared in a room with 2 other people)
$525

Shared rooms (2 double or queen beds)
$675 per person

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Schedule:
Friday, July 19th

2:30-4p Arrive
4p Yoga
7p Dinner

Saturday, July 20th

7:30a tea, coffee, snacks
8:30a Yoga
11a Breakfast
Free Time
1:00p Lunch
Free Time
4:30p Yoga
7p Dinner

Evening free time- firepit if weather permits and open art supplies will be available

Sunday, July 21st

7:30a tea, coffee, snacks
9a Yoga
11:30a Brunch
1p check out

Registration and Deposit:
To reserve your spot email Sara at s@abalancedpractice.com. It is a first come first serve basis with limited space for 9-12 students.
A $250 non-refundable deposit will secure your spot and applies toward your full payment.
Remaining balance is due no later than 6/1/19.

Cancelation Policy:
No refunds will be given after 6/5/19.

Transportation:

The farmhouse is approximately 2.5 hours from Chicago. Please consider carpooling. Email Sara to request a ride or offer a seat and she can connect you.

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