April 6 – 13, 2018

Detroit, Oregon

Come away with us! Breitenbush is a remote forest retreat of timeless natural beauty – old growth forest, abundant hot springs, glacier-fed river, and surrounding mountains – a place to discover a vast and personal connection with the natural world in any season. Without the responsibilities and distractions of our daily life we are able to drop deeper into our natural state of bliss.

On retreat, you will have access to focused yoga practice and philosophy talks, unparalleled relaxation, delightful company, healthy vegetarian food, walks in the forest, thermal baths, sauna, silence and the nurturing qualities of Breitenbush. It is an ideal environment to enhance your growth as a wholesome yogi/yogini. Learn more about Breitenbush at

This 7-day retreat may be taken as a personal retreat or as part of the 8 Limbs 200-hour Modular Teacher Training* and will offer a spectrum of subjects:

* Advanced Art of Teaching: Sequencing & Asana

* Anatomy Workshops

* In-depth Study of Yoga Philosophy

* Student Observation & Diagnosis

* Yin Yoga

* Supportive Adjustments

* The Science of Ayurveda

* Meditation

Our aspiration is that you will blossom into an elegant teacher that will continue to inspire others to the yogic principals of peace, compassion and oneness.

* Teacher Training participants will have advance reading and presentations during the retreat that are optional for other participants.

Cost: The following prices include lodging, all yoga instruction, meals, and use of facilities at Breitenbush. Cabins are geothermally heated, rustic, but very cozy. Options are for Double or Triple Occupancy, depends on availability, no requests other than roommate preference.

Total cost: Approximately $1506 to $1792, split into a lodging payment and a tuition payment. Payment for lodging is required to reserve your spot (approximately $616-742) and will depend on your choice of cabin with or without plumbing. Remaining balance (tuition) is due upon arrival ($890 if you register by 2/10/18, $1050 if you register after 2/10/18).

Be sure to register by February 10, 2018 for early rates!

Transportation: Breitenbush is a 5-hour drive from Seattle, one hour east of Salem, OR.

Registration: Please register for this retreat through Breitenbush Hot Springs. Their registration lines are 503.854.3320, 503.854.3321 or 503.854.3314. If you are registering with a roommate, please be prepared to pay deposits on the same day.

Cancellation Policy: Refunds minus $150 up until 5 weeks before the retreat begins. No refunds for canceling within five weeks of the retreat.


Approximate Schedule: 

4:00-6:00pm Arrive
6:00-7:15pm Dinner
7:30-9:00pm REQUIRED: Orientation BB and Opening Circle

7:00-8:15am Meditation -Asana Practice
8:15-9:00am Breakfast (in silence)
9:30am-1:00pm Core and Pranayama
1:00-2:00pm Lunch
4:30-6:15pm Yin Yoga
6:15-7:15pm Dinner
Free Night

7:00-8:15am Meditation -Asana Practice
8:15-9:00am Breakfast (in silence)
9:30-1:00pm Yoga and Ayurveda
1:00-2:00pm Lunch
4:30-6:30pm Chakras
6:30-7:00pm Dinner
7:15-8:45pm Presentations

7:00-8:15am Meditation – Asana Practice
8:15-9:00am Breakfast (in silence)
10:00-1:00pm Physiology
1:00-2:00pm Lunch
4:00-6:30pm Body Systems
6:30-7:00pm Dinner
7:15-8:45pm Presentations

7:00-8:15am Meditation – Asana Practice
8:15-9:00am Breakfast (in silence)
10:00-1:00pm- Yoga and Ayurveda
1:00-2:00pm Lunch
4:30-6:15pm Art of Teaching and Sequencing
6:15-7:00pm Dinner
7:15-8:45pm Presentations

7:00-8:15am Meditation -Asana Practice- Personal Practice
8:15-9:00am Breakfast (in silence)
10:00-1:00pm Art of Seeing and Being Seen
1:00-2:00pm Lunch
4:00-6:00pm Self-Care and Silent Retreat – Meet up Location TBD
6:00-7:00pm Dinner (in silence)
7:15-8:00pm Meditation

7:00-8:15am Meditation – Asana Practice- Personal Practice
8:15-9:00am Breakfast (in silence)
10:00am-1:00pm Breaking silence + Partner Yoga
1:00-2:00pm Lunch
4:30-6:00pm – Asana and Doshas
6:00-7:00 Dinner
7:15-9:00pm Evening Gathering-Closing Circle-Graduation

7:00-8:15am Meditation – Asana Practice
8:15-9:00am Breakfast – END RETREAT
Move out of Cabin Free time
1:00-2:00pm Lunch or go home!
Leave BB

Advanced Training Reading List

* “Ayurveda: Life, Health and Longevity”, Dr. Robert Svoboda

* “Awakening the Buddha Within”, Lama Surya Das


Recommended Reading:

* “Yoga and Ayurveda”, David Frawley

* “Light on Yoga”, B.K.S. Iyengar

* “Yoga, Mind, Body & Spirit”, Donna Farhi

* “Eastern Body, Western Mind”, Anodea Judith

* “A Life in Balance”, Maya Tiwari