Summer Yoga Retreat with Kari Tomashik
Dates: June 24-28, 2017
Location: Earth Turtle Farm and Yoga Retreat Center
10515 Fowler Road, Honor, MI 49640
Kari is excited to offer this upcoming Summer Yoga Retreat at her beautiful home and farm in Northern Michigan, June 24-28, 2017.
This yoga retreat is open to everyone who is interested in their own healing and healing others through the
Art of Yoga and Yoga Therapy.
Kari has developed a simple, comprehensible way of transferring (teaching) the yoga knowledge and therapeutic understanding
and application of yoga to her students.
Kari is a registered yoga teacher with Yoga Alliance at the E-RYT 500 level, she studied extensively under the late Roger Eischens. Kari continues her studies with Mary Reilly, Intermediate Level II, Iyengar yoga instructor. Kari is the Director of Eischens Yoga and teaches throughout the Midwest. Kari has also trained extensively with Roger Eischens in therapeutic yoga. ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________
Open to everyone:
The summer yoga retreat is open to anyone who is a seeker, student, or teacher of yoga.
You may also be a healer, a dancer, an artist, a musician, an athlete, a teacher, a biologist, a gardener, a monk or a lover of life. Everyone will benefit and everyone is welcome.
My Intention for you:
My intention for you at this gathering is to have a profound healing experience and live in connection, harmony, and balance with Mother Earth, the water, the sky, the flowers, yourself, others, and all living beings.
I prefer that you attend the entire yoga retreat as you will learn a lot, melt away stress, understand how have your yoga practice be more healing and you will continue to feel better and better each day you are here.
Its a beautiful experience where you can give to yourself, nurture and nourish yourself, replenish and restore yourself, care for yourself, strengthen and empower yourself and heal yourself.
Can you attend part of the yoga workshop?
Yes, I understand if you can only attend part of the yoga retreat.
Please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org .
Space: Space is limited to 20 -25 people. Please register with Kari, as soon as you can, to reserve your space.
Tuition: Early Bird Tuition will be available till May 1, 2017. Regular tuition after May 1 until June 22, 2017.
Early Bird Registration and Tuition Special offered until May 12, 2017 for $875.00.
If needed, please make arrangements with Kari to pay $575.00 by May 12, 2017 and then pay the second amount of $300.00, no later than May 25, 2017. Tuition includes yoga training, camping and prepared organic meals.
Regular Registration and Tuition offered between May 13 - June 1, 2017 for $925.00.
If needed, call Kari to make payment arrangements. Tuition includes yoga training, camping and prepared organic meals.
Register with Kari at: email@example.com
Your cooperation and understanding of cancellation policy is greatly appreciated. If you have booked a space for retreat and are unable to attend for any reason, please let Kari know as soon as possible, so that space can be offered to someone else.
If you cancel 30 days (5/25) or more in advance of the retreat, 100% of the the retreat tuition will be refunded.
If you cancel 16 days (6/8) in advance of retreat, 30% of the retreat tuition will be refunded.
If you cancel 15 days (6/9) in advance of retreat, 0% of the retreat tuition will be refunded.
In the event of the cancellation of the retreat by the organizer, you will receive a full tuition refund.
If you are interested in attending this summer yoga retreat but are not on my email list, please send an email to me at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Return of our most excellent Chef, Stevie Sahutske:
It is my pleasure to welcome back to our yoga retreat, Stevie Sahutske, our wonderfully creative and delicious chef.
Stevie will be returning to us again to treat us with her healthy and scrumptious organic meals.
Stevie’s presence, creativity, humility, excellence, and divine food is an essential part of this yoga retreat.
Stevie's food (with the help of other wonderful chefs) has a positive and healing affect on our bodies, hearts, and minds.
Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner:
7 am - 8:15 am. Breakfast.
11:45 - 12:30/1pm. Lunch
6:15pm - 7:15 pm. Dinner
We will share each meal together and clean up the dishes after each meal. Specific sign up sheets will be available so that you can sign up for the setting up before or cleaning up after the meals.
Most people go to the breathtakingly, beautiful Sleeping Bears National Lakeshore (Lake Michigan) to relax, play frisbee, and swim. Highly recommended.
After dinner, we gather together to either go to the beach, go on an adventurous hike, play music and/or have a beach fire.
Camp Counselors available to you:
We have wonderful camp counselors available to help you set up your tents and just help you out (especially if it's your first time attending).
The yoga ashram is a beautiful shaded and screened in hoop house that is well ventilated and will be adorned with beautiful flower bouquets and candles.
Please bring 3 firm blankets, 2 yoga blocks, 2 yoga belts, 2 bolsters, 1 yoga mat, and one blanket to place underneath your yoga mat.
If you have any sandbags that you can bring, please bring them. Thank you.
Pam Dear will bring her gongs and we will hang them on the east side of the ashram.
We will be offering gonging during our yoga sessions so that you can experience their calming and empowering vibrational healing effects.
General format of the yoga sessions:
8:30 am - 11:30 am. Morning yoga. This practice is dedicated to developing your own yoga practice as a yoga student and teacher.
We will practice simple yet profound pranayama technique to increase the power of your mind and relax your mind.
Our practice will also include sun salutations (yang), holding asanas (yang/yin) to tap into the bodies intelligence, domes, twists forward folds shoulder stand, head stand, and a restorative pose.
3 pm - 6 pm. Afternoon yoga. The afternoon yoga classes are dedicated to learning about the alignment principles of yoga through Transformational Work. Specific topics are chosen so you gain knowledge and wisdom of the therapeutic (healing) benefits of postures. Transformational Work is about learning how to apply the knowledge and wisdom you gained, through giving and receiving hands on feedback.
" Feel vitality. Feel gentle, lovingkindness to soothe yourself into the depth of your true self." Kari
Private yoga lessons with Kari Tomashik:
Private yoga lessons will be available during the retreat, for an additional fee. A schedule will be posted at the retreat.
Take aways! Yoga skills and experiences you will receive from this yoga retreat:
1. Learn what Transformational Work is and how it creates alignment and healing.
2. Learn how to apply the principles of alignment to increase your knowledge of the therapeutic yoga applications of the poses.
3. Develop the ability to observe and correct misalignment or imbalances, with clarity, compassion, and kindness.
4. Develop the confidence and humility to practice and teach Transformational Work.
5. Increase your ability to observe and feel physical and energetic changes in yourself and others.
6. Develop knowledge of how to use props correctly.
7. Experience the calming and positive effects within mind by practicing pranayama techniques.
8. Practice in a positive, supportive, and fun environment that will increase your ability to apply what your learn.
Principles of Alignment:
Resistance: Hands on feedback that applies resistance (pressure) such as applying resistance on the front of the shins and applying resistance on the back of the thighs to make opposing movements across the joint.
Action: Create opposing actions such as; forward/back, in/out, up/down, internal rotation/external rotation. hip flexion/hip extension, and nutation/counter nutation.
Mobility and Stability: Practice mobility (what moves) and stability (what stays stable) in our yoga postures.
The 3 R’s:
You will experience relaxation, rejuvenation, and restoration, as your body and mind releases stress.
I encourage you to bring a journal and write, read a book, or surrender to a nap on the sandy shores of Lake Michigan.
If you like I can either find a massage therapist who can offer massages at my home or give you information on who to contact in the area. Massages will be an additional fee.
Stones of Silence:
We provide stones of silence, should you want to be silent during the retreat.
Wearing a stone of silence lets others know you want to be in their presence, while honoring your need to be in the quietness of your own presence.
Camping at my beautiful farm:
Camp on this beautiful land to have a wonderful, earthy experience.
Camping is located on the north side of a beautiful forest so that your tent is shaded during the heat of the day.
Camp counselors are available to help you set up tents and offer you camp orientation.
Two very clean outhouses are available.
Private solar shower area is available for hot water showers.
Swim at Lake Michigan to clean up and refresh.
Living in Community:
Sign-up sheets for community support activities will be available at the Summer Yoga Retreat. Community help will includes breakfast, lunch, and dinner set up/ clean up, watering gardens, sweeping yoga ashram, harvesting flowers for bouquets, and post retreat clean up. Many hands make light work!
Camp Items to Bring:
Tent, rainfly, stakes
Ground cloth/ plastic for under tent
Sleeping bag and pad
Flightlight and extra batteries
Biodegradable shampoos, creme rinse, body soaps
Unbleached toiletries (Toilet paper is provided)
Beach wear, towels, and umbrella (for shade)
If you don’t think you want to camp at the retreat, there are motels nearby and air b & b’s. Here are a list of some places to stay in Empire, Honor and Frankfort area. There are cottages to rent in the area, as well.
If you need assistance finding a place to stay, please let me know.
- Whispering Creek Resort, Honor, MI . 231-325-2240.
- Harbor Lights Resort, Frankfort, MI. 231-352-9614.
- Chimney Corners Resorts, Frankfort, MI. 231-352-7522.
- Empire Lakeshore, Empire, MI. 231-326-5145.
There are many air bib's is this area. If you prefer to stay at an air bnb rather than camp, please let me know and I can give you some recommendations.
I look forward to sharing my yoga knowledge and skills with you, so you can continue to increase your skills as a yoga seeker, student, or teacher.
Be positive. Be kind. Send love. Have fun.