Yoga Retreat

Outdoor Yoga Retreat Washington

“Thousands of tired, nerve-shaken, over-civilized people are beginning to find out – going to the mountains is going home; that wilderness is a necessity” – John Muir

There have been numerous studies recently revealing the fact that people need to experience a peaceful, natural environment in order to feel healthy and whole.

The practice of yoga is also about finding peace and health, from the inside out.

The expansive contact with Nature at Skalitude enlivens a sense of peace and wholeness…practicing yoga at Skalitude creates a unique energetic opportunity to deepen the connection to health from both without and within.

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We have done about a half dozen yoga retreats at Skalitude, and we keep coming back! I have led dozens of retreats all over the world, and it’s all about the energy, and something magical happens each time we visit Skalitude–every time. The setting is immersed in nature. It’s peaceful. It’s quiet. It’s comfortable. Lindsey is easy to work with. And incredibly affordable. And the drive over (we usually do highway 20 one way and Highway 2 through Leavenworth the other way) is an amazing part of the beautiful experience. Roy Holman, Everett, WA

The Lodge fits 18 people comfortably for yoga. The radiant-heat bamboo floor helps tired bodies sink into relaxation, and the rustic wood interior is a perfect container for holding the energy of a yoga practice.

For those seeking benefits of ‘hot yoga’, the sauna offers a chance to sweat and remove toxins, warm up muscles and ligaments before a practice.

There are endless places on the Land for yogis and yoginis to have their own special practice spot, to connect and sink roots deep into the Earth. Breathe the fresh air, drink in the aromas of the ground and the trees, commune with the birds and animals that cohabitate in this valley – celebrate existence!

Make yoga a part of your Skalitude experience! Basic props are available, for either a self-led practice or led by an experienced local teacher. There are also usually at least two yoga retreats a year by wonderful Seattle-area teachers, check the Events page for a current schedule.

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“The Japanese term Shinrin-yoku may literally mean “forest bathing,” but it doesn’t involve soaking in a tub among the trees. Rather it refers to spending time in the woods for its therapeutic (or bathing) effect. Most of us have felt tension slip away in the midst of trees and nature’s beauty. But science now confirms its healing influence on the body. When you spend a few hours on a woodland hike or camping by a lake you breathe in phytoncides, active substances released by plants to protect them against insects and from rotting, which appear to lower blood pressure and stress and boost your immune system.” – Mother Nature Network
(photo: Kat Allen at Skalitude)
Outdoor Yoga Washington

Return to Nature. Our body has a primordial need to be nourished by nature and when this deprivation becomes chronic, physical and mental ailments occur. Replenish your manna reserve by scheduling regular breaks to spend time at the seaside, forest, or nature reserve alone or with your loved ones. –