Jill Sand Consulting provides an avenue for wander-lusting yogis to travel, practice yoga and meditate, through her yoga and meditation retreats. Past retreats have been to Ocho Rios, Jamaica; Buena Vista, Colorado; San Miguel de Allende, Mexico; Mallorca, Spain; Chinandega, Nicaragua; Amorgos, Greece; Ambergris Caye, Belize; Silver Falls, Oregon; Provence, France; and Portland, Maine, and Sedona, Arizona. Jill also offers Minnesota-local weekend retreats (Shalom Hills in Windom and Kinstone in Fountain City, Wisconsin) and day retreats at her Home Studio. Watch this page for upcoming retreats.
It’s a New World: Lake Superior Yoga, Hiking, and Healing Retreat
4 days and 3 nights, Thursday, October 21 through Sunday, October 24, 2021
Although everything is not totally back to what we might consider normal, there is an easing up on the intensity of this past year. When this happens, the body moves into healing mode. It’s our body’s way of telling us that we can begin to relax a bit, and let go of the stress that we have been holding on to. If we don’t listen to that inner voice, it can sometimes force us to slow down. Many people are ready for some vacation time, retreat time, or simply time off of work. This is a collective sigh, as we release the intensity of this past year, and we begin healing our physical and emotional bodies and minds. If you are feeling this way, I encourage you to allow yourself the space to slow down and begin the healing process.
Our first retreat since the pandemic will occur on the shores of Minnesota’s most magical Lake Superior, otherwise known as Lake Gitche Gumee (“big sea”)! Our secluded Lake Superior Retreat Home is nestled on 4.75 acres of wooded land with 269 feet of shoreland along Lake Superior. Every room has views of Lake Superior! Warm rustic Norwegian planking is found on the interior walls, with an expansive field stone fireplace. I’ve been searching for homes directly on the shores of Lake Superior, and this one just showed up. We are truly fortunate to nab this home for MEA weekend!
Our days begin with a yoga practice and breakfast before we head out for a day of hiking, with one day trip up to Grand Marais for the Moose Madness Festival and exploration of the Gunflint Trail OR Grand Portage Anishanaabe Center. We will meditate at a few of our hiking locations. Bring your drum or rattle, if you so desire! After hiking, we’ll make our way back for a break before dinner. That might be a good time to wander down to the shoreline for some quiet time or a fire on our private beach. After dinner, we will hold a Wisdom Circle. I will offer you a yoga nidra before bedtime so you can drift off to sleep easily.
In all, we will visit/hike at 8 locations while on retreat, including a black beach and a pink beach! And for those of you who want more North Shore beauty, we will stop at Split Rock and Gooseberry Falls on our trip home. This isn’t part of the retreat, but for many, it’s a “must stop” along the North Shore!
This all-inclusive retreat includes your lodging for 3 nights on the shores of Lake Superior, 9 meals (several at local restaurants!), a gondola ride up Moose Mountain, 3 yoga classes, 3 Circles, and 3 evening yoga nidras. So many factors of 3! In numerology, the number 3 represents creative expression, social interaction, optimism, tolerance, and inspiration. What a perfect space to experience all of those compositions of 3!
Not included is transportation. We can arrange car pooling if you are interested.
Prices for this private, secluded home on the shores of Lake Superior range from $725 for a shared Queen-sized bed to $900 single Queen or King-sized bed. All bedrooms have the potential for sharing a bed, so prices will vary accordingly. A non-refundable $200 deposit holds your space. If we fill up our beds, there is the option of getting a room nearby at Cove Point Lodge. Room rates start at $220/night, and you will still pay Jill $325 for all other retreat expenses.
This retreat will fill up quickly, so please reserve your space right away! Grab a friend to share a bed and lower the cost for you! As those of you who have traveled with me know, my intention is to offer you a five star retreat on a three star budget. Since the pandemic, the cost of everything has gone up. Other than transportation, all your expenses are covered from Thursday night dinner through Sunday morning breakfast. If we have a larger group attending than I budgeted for, that money goes to more experiences for you!
Tara House Relax and Renew Yoga Retreat
Thursday, May 12, 2022 through Monday, May 16, 2022
5 days and 4 nights
Coming in June, 2022! Southern France Retreat with Roni and Jill!
The Summer Solstice Journey of MagdaleneJune 18 – June 25, 2022
Connected to Mary Magdalene’s energies,
feel the fall vibes and reconnect with your fundamental frequency, your sacred feminine
Join us in this Summer Solstice Journey.
Connected to Mary Magdalene’s energies, Mother Gaia and the Ancient Goddesses, harmonize your heart with the primordial beat of the Earth, and let shine your divine.
Indeed, this is our biggest challenge: to let our inner light shine!
Neolithic sites steeped in spirituality and sublime landscapes arousing emotion, monumental religious buildings and shrines: each of them invites you to discover the sacred, in its universal dimension.
Who am I? What are my real gifts and talents? How can I best contribute to the great work of humanity?
Indeed, these are great existential questions that we all ask ourselves at one point or another of our journey on Earth.
Because we have been collectively conditioned to enter a competition and performance mold to be loved and recognized. But there comes a time when we can no longer pretend to be someone else, and our true nature seeks to emerge at all costs, even at the cost of disease or disillusionment.
Listen to this little voice that speaks to you and asks you to take time for yourself
Ideal conditions are offered: walks in nature, meditation, creative workshops. Coupled with yoga, this will allow you to reconnect with your essence of life and to be more easily listening to your true nature.
I am convinced that each of us here below has in herself a beautiful power to go forward and taste life, one step after another, in consciousness, slowly, in the precious of her sacred feminine.Sisters, time is NOW !!
Join us in this Summer Solstice Journey with Magdalene.
A great inner adventure, rejuvenating and liberating,
in the heart of a beautiful and unspoilt nature.