Breitenbush Hot Springs in Detroit, Oregon

July 5-9, 2020

Unfortunately this retreat is postponed to the fall, dates to be determined.

As yoga students, we are always learning, filling our wells and receiving deeper insights through continued practice and study. As yoga practitioners, we seek a sangha, or community, with whom we can share our journey. What better place than Breitenbush to spend five days soaking in the teachings of yoga, Ayurveda, anatomy, and Non-violent Communication (NVC) with two highly knowledgeable teachers and a group of dedicated practitioners?

Together we’ll explore daily yoga practices that nourish and strengthen, how to understand your personal constitution (dosha), ways of communicating that are meaningful and compassionate, and more!

This retreat can be taken as part of the 8 Limbs 500-hour Teacher Training. 8 Limbs is a family of yoga studios in Seattle committed to being a supportive and welcoming place to learn and grow through the mind-body practices of yoga. For more information email

Senior 8 Limbs Yoga Center instructors Melina Meza and Chiara Guerrieri (each with at more than 20 years of teaching experience) will help you integrate your studies “off the mat” into daily life. 

Deposit = Cost of Lodging 

2020 rates for lodging Options, all double or triple occupancy: 

Cabin with plumbing $780/person
Cabin without plumbing $640/person
Breitenbush provided Tent $480/person
Personal Tent $410/person


$875 ($725 if reg by 6/1) + lodging (your deposit). Your balance of $725 or $ 875 is due upon arrival 7/5/20

Registration:  To Register, please call Breitenbush Hot Springs 503.854.3320 (If you are registering with a roommate, please be prepared to pay deposits on the same day). Any questions? Please direct to Anne Phyfe at rather than calling the 8 Limbs front desk. 

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*, July 5-9, 2020:

4:00-6:00pm Arrive and Check-in
6:00-7:15pm Dinner
7:00-7:30pm BB Orientation in North Wing (required if you have not been to BB, not required if you have been to BB in the past)
7:30-8:30pm Opening Circle

7:00-8:15am Meditation & Asana
8:15-9:00am Breakfast (in silence)
10:00am-1:00pm Many Paths of Yoga, Teacher Development & Ayurvedic Essentials for Summer
1:00-2:00pm Lunch
2:00-3:30pm Hike or Self-Care
4:30-6:30pm Non-Violent Communication
7:30-8:30pm Somat

7:00-8:15am Meditation & Asana
8:15-9:00am Breakfast (in silence)
10:00am-1:00pm Non-Violent Communication
1:00-2:00pm Lunch
2:30-4:00pm Ritual – Altar Making in Nature
4:30-6:30pm Yin Yoga and Pranayama
Free Night

7:00-8:15am Meditation & Asana
8:15-9:00am Breakfast (in silence)
10:00am-1:00pm Business Empowerment Skills
1:00-2:00pm Lunch
2:00-4:00pm Hike or Self-Care
4:30-6:30pm Anatomy of Movement
7:30-8:30pm Community Activity

7:00-8:15am Meditation & Asana
8:15-9:00am Breakfast (in silence)
10:00am-1:00pm Art of Teaching & Sequencing
1:00-2:00pm Lunch
2:00-4:30pm Hike or Self-care
4:30-6:30pm Teaching Practicum
7:30-8:30pm Non-Violent Communication

7:00-8:15am Meditation & Asana
8:15-9:00am Breakfast (in silence)
10:00am-12:00pm Ayurveda for Healthy Aging
12:00-12:30pm Closing Circle
Lunch or enjoy time at Breitenbush
Head back home.

*please note that all classes are optional if you are not taking retreat as part of our Teacher Training! If there is a class that doesn’t interest you, you can take an afternoon to hike or get a massage, or soak in the tubs! 

RYT HOURS (for Teacher Training Participants):
T: 17
AP: 2
PLE: 11
PR: 3.5