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Yoga + Spa Wellness Weekend Retreat to Kohler, Wisconsin

October 2 - October 4, 2015

Restore from the rigors and stress of daily life in this deeply rejuvenating wellness weekend in the beautiful setting of Kohler, Wisconsin. Experience yoga and the art of living. Throughout this revitalizing weekend, you will discover the balance between grounding and enlightening, doing and undoing, relaxing and energizing, and centering and expanding. You will use meditation, essential breath work, creative pose variations, joy, and indiscriminate curiosity to experience your natural state of peace. You will begin your unwinding Friday evening with restorative and gentle yoga, essential breath work and meditation. Saturday morning you will discover freedom and empowerment by consciously connecting with the ground, opening your hips, pelvis, chest and shoulders. Relax more deeply Saturday evening with gentle yoga, essential breath work and meditation. Sunday you will enjoy the inner fluidity of your spine and discover the deep release that comes with spinal twists. You will also learn the basics and dynamic principles of safe and successful inversions for all levels.

Retreat Package Includes:

* Two-night stay in a guest room at the Inn on Woodlake or the American Club.  Located on the shore of picturesque Wood Lake, the Inn boasts boutique-style guest rooms. With extensive renovations to all rooms, the Inn continues its reputation as one of the premier leisure hotels in the Midwest. Each guestroom features Baker furniture, extraordinary bathrooms with the latest Kohler fixtures and faucets and a 42-inch HD plasma TV with remote jack for a wide range of portable devices. If you desire an escape to where village charm meets old-world elegance, consider upgrading to the American Club. The American Club is a Forbes Five-Star Resort Hotel and the Midwest’s only AAA Five Diamond Resort Hotel providing unique, luxurious décor that creates a singular quality experience room by room.

*Three days of yoga instruction at Yoga on the Lake.  Yoga practices will be held at Yoga on the Lake, the premier yoga studio in Sheboygan County, located in The Shops at Woodlake. The overall design and focus for Yoga on the Lake is to create a comfortable soothing space where you can experience a connection of body and mind. The studio’s floor-to-ceiling bay windows overlook Wood Lake, allowing you to draw nature in to enhance this experience.

*Twenty percent discount at Kohler Waters Spa on Friday and Sunday. As Wisconsin’s only Forbes Four-Star Spa, Kohler Waters Spa offers the perfect escape. Spa services include: ~Kohler Bathing ~ Water Treatments ~ Massage ~ Energy Therapies ~ Manicures/Pedicures ~Facials ~ Body Treatments

*Complimentary use of spa facilities at Kohler Waters Spa with purchase. With the purchase of one spa treatment, you will experience the therapeutic benefits of water at Kohler Waters Spa, where re-mineralizing experiences re-create the healing properties of Earth’s natural mineral-rich waters. Enjoy complimentary use of spa facilities for the day of the spa service, which includes a three-foot relaxation pool with an eight-foot waterfall, respite rooms with steam, sauna, whirlpool, cool-plunge pool, glass enclosed rooftop deck with whirlpool and fireplace, lounge areas and fitness center.

Meals are an additional charge (not included in retreat package). The Village of Kohler offers a wide variety of cuisine and dining options for every hungry traveler. From exotic treats for gastronomic delight to the casual refreshment of micro-brewed beer and sandwiches, there is a choice to suit every palate. Cucina, located adjacent to the Inn in the Shops at Woodlake, is a delightful Italian restaurant and will even provide room service to Inn guests.


*all prices are per person*

 Lakeview Guest Room at the Inn at Woodlake - 2 Double Beds--SOLD OUT!

  • Single Occupancy $838
  • Double Occupancy $624/person

Lakeside Guest Room at the Inn at Woodlake - 1 King Bed--SOLD OUT!

  • Single Occupancy $838
  • Double Occupancy $624/person

 American Club Standard Guest Room- 1 King Bed---SOLD OUT!

American Club Standard Guest Room - 2 Double Beds---SOLD OUT!

  • Single Occupancy $901
  • Double Occupancy $700/person

Honey Package (2 guests, 1 yoga participant; 1 King Bed)--SOLD OUT!

  • Lakeside Inn $561/person

Yoga Only $135

  • Please note this offering is for Commuters, or those not staying on the Kohler property.

Payment Policy

*A $200 deposit is required to hold your space ($50 of the payment is non-refundable/non-transferrable). Payment options are available. Balance in full is due September 1, 2015. Payment will be refunded less the $50 non-refundable portion of the deposit, if a request is received in writing before September 1, 2015. No refunds after September 1, unless someone can take your place.

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Freedom Yoga: Escape to nosara, Costa Rica, 2016

January 30 - February 6, 2016 

This winter, reclaim your freedom through a week of yoga, adventure, and deep relaxation. Throughout this revitalizing trip, you will learn the balance between grounding and enlightening, doing and undoing, relaxing and energizing, and centering and expanding. Immerse yourself in the magical landscape of Costa Rica with its beautiful beaches and lush forests. Nourish your body with spa treatments, farm-to-table food, and yoga twice per day. Find your adventurous side:  ride a horse on the beach, zipline through the Costa Rican forest (the longest canopy tour in the world!), learn to surf, or hike to a waterfall. Find balance by lounging by the Pacific and enjoying spa services, soak in the saltwater infinity pool, take a salsa dance class, and, of course, enjoy the beach. Deepen your yoga practice with Alie’s signature precise and enlightening style and enjoy an invigorating class in the morning and a gentle practice each evening. You will use meditation, essential breath work, creative pose variations, joy, and indiscriminate curiosity to experience your natural state of peace and, ultimately, find freedom.

About Nosara, Costa Rica: In the last 10 years Nosara has grown quietly into one of the hip holistic hot-spots on the planet. This peaceful and vibrant international community of nature lovers, surfers, yogis, and families truly embraces the Pura Vida lifestyle. The community resides along the coast with 3 unspoiled stunning beaches – Playa Guiones, Playa Pelada, and Playa Nosara – with private houses, little hotels, and excellent restaurants hidden into lush tropical greenery. Blue Spirit has become a vital part of this community.

Pricing and Registration

Rates are per person. Includes accommodations, meals, and two yoga classes per day. Airfare, ground transportation, spa services, day trips/excursions extra.

Ocean View Room (with A/C): These double rooms have step-out balconies and beautiful ocean views. The rooms are tastefully furnished and provide the perfect space for two people. Each room has a king-sized bed or two twins, with a private bathroom with solar hot water and air conditioning. **SOLD OUT**

Mountain View Room (with A/C): This double room has a step-out balcony and large windows with an extraordinary mountain view. The room is tastefully furnished and provides the perfect space for two people. It has a king-sized bed or two twins with a private bathroom with solar hot water and air conditioning.  Double: $1,970/person **One Room with Female Roommate Available**

Nature Suites (with A/C): Nature Suites are very cozy and located on a hillside overlooking the lush vegetation. They are simple and natural wood frame structures and have private bathrooms with an outdoor shower overlooking the jungle. Each Suite sleeps two people and includes a separate enclosed porch with a desk. All Suites have solar hot water as well as air conditioning. The Suites are a short walk up the hill to the Main Building. Single occupancy: $2,370; Double: $1,895/person **One Nature Suite Available**

Hermitage: These rooms are specifically designed for singles and provide privacy and elegance, while being cozy and inexpensive. Many of these rooms have partial views of the ocean and others of the mountains nearby, a queen-sized bed, a private bathroom with solar hot water and a natural ventilation system. There are also a few Hermitage Rooms available with twin beds for two people. Single occupancy: $1,945; Double: $1,695/person **SOLD OUT**

Eco-Cottages: The cottages are beautifully situated in lush vegetation, allowing for a sensual being-in-touch experience with nature. They are simple and natural wood frame structures with screening for natural ventilation. Each Cottage sleeps two people and has a private bathroom with ambient temperature water shower, or you can use our shared bathhouse with hot water showers. Everything runs on solar powered electricity to provide a comfortable and ecological setting. The Eco-Cottages are situated below the Main Building and involve a short hike up a stone stairway to get to the Main Building. Single occupancy: $1,795; Double: $1,495/person

Platform Tents: Each Platform Tent has a queen-sized air mattress and is placed on a platform under a wooden roof for protection against the sun and rain. The Tents are surrounded by nature and close to a shared bathhouse. All linen, pillows, and towels are provided to guests. Single occupancy: $1,445 **One Platform Tent Available**

Payment terms

To reserve your space, please submit a $500 deposit (non-refundable/non-transferable). You may send a check to Alie McManus at 2100 N Lincoln Park W 9CS Chicago, IL 60614 or indicate that you'd like to be invoiced via Paypal (service charge applies with credit card). Half of the balance will be due by September 15, 2015. Final payment is due by December 1, 2015. No refunds after December 1 unless someone can take your place. 

Travel Information

The closest airport is Liberia International Airport (LIR). Chicago travelers: There is a great nonstop flight on United! From there, it is a two-hour shuttle ride to the retreat property. A group shuttle from the airport is available for $120/person round trip. For more travel information, click here.

Spaces sold out FAST last year. Sign up now!

Due to overwhelming popularity of this retreat last year, I suggest signing up as soon as possible to ensure that you get a spot and the room of your choice. I can't wait to escape to Costa Rica with YOU!

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