Yoga In The Pines Retreat
- a weekend of rest and renewal in our peaceful camp setting.
November 15-17, 2019
$150-$420, depending on options selected
In addition to multiple yoga (asana) practices,
we will offer programming focused on mindfulness and being present. Our intention is for all participants to get a chance to recharge their batteries and share experiences with like-minded adults.
Yoga practices are all-levels and will include Flow (vinyasa), Gentle/Restorative, and Yoga Nidra (for sleep). We will also offer guided meditation and opportunities for intentional silence.
This retreat is for adults aged 21 and up and includes the option to bring your own wine or beer for evening snack and social time. Alcoholic beverages must be presented at check-in and we will happily store them for you in our Dining Hall, and provide drinkware and bottle openers.
November 15, 2019, Friday, 7:30 pm-10 pm: registration, welcome, yoga
November 16, 2019, Saturday, 7:15 am-10 pm: yoga, meals, workshops/breakout sessions, camp fire.
**Saturday Only guests should plan to arrive and register at breakfast at 8 am.
November 17, 2019, Sunday, 7:30 am-11 am: yoga, brunch, closing
Disciples Crossing Camp, 3693 State Hwy 31E, Athens, TX 75752
Yoga practices will be held outdoors on the Red Slab overlooking our serene, private lake, and indoor practices will be held in the Chapel or Lodge, depending on group size.
Lodging will be divided among bunk-style rooms, semi-private, and private rooms across multiple buildings on camp. Rooms are assigned on a first-come, first-served basis so be sure to register early!
Bunk Rooms include 5 bunk beds with up to 10 guests per room. Bathrooms either consist of 2 ensuite sinks, toilets, and showers, or separate communal bathrooms down the hall (varies per dorm). Guests must bring their own bedding and bath linens.
Semi-Private Rooms accommodate 2-3 guests in twin or queen beds with 1 shared bathroom. Bedding and bath linens are provided.
Private Rooms in our brand new Stone Spiritual Retreat Center include your own room and bathroom with all linens provided as well as some basic toiletries.
This retreat offers multiple options to accommodate as many schedules and budgets as possible. All guests must pay a non-refundable deposit upon registration of $115, which covers costs we incur based on registration numbers for food, administrative fees, and programming supplies. Your remaining balance is due upon arrival and will vary based on room assignments. We will do our best to alert guests of their room assignments prior to arrival, but please note that we have a limited number of private and semi-private rooms and not all requests can be accommodated.
**all packages include all meals while on camp, snacks, yoga with a registered yoga instructor, craft supplies, breakout sessions/workshops, and yoga equipment.
- Full Weekend
- Bunk Room $250
- Semi-Private Room $335
- Private Room $420
- Friday Night Only
- Bunk Room $225
- Semi-Private Room $295
- Private Room $370
- Saturday Only (no overnight) $150
- Do I need to have yoga experience?
No! All yoga practices will be led for all levels with options to challenge more experienced yogis, and options for making poses less challenging.
- Do I have to bring my own mat?
If you have a mat, you should bring it. We will have some mats available for guests, but likely not enough for every participant.
- If I come with a friend, can I reserve a room with them?
You will have the option to enter a friend’s name on your registration form and we will do our best to assign you together, but that may not be possible depending on retreat interest.
- What about meals for persons with dietary restrictions (gluten free, vegan, sugar free, specific allergies)?
Meals are provided by Disciples Crossing and will all be vegetarian-friendly, but individuals with allergies or special dietary needs are welcome to bring their own meals. We will have access to a kitchen for these guests. If you are bringing your own meals we offer a reimbursement of $10 per meal, per person, if you have coordinated with our Director of Guest Services (firstname.lastname@example.org) in advance. If you choose not to bring your own meals we appreciate your understanding when there are fewer options to choose from where personal restrictions are involved.
- Is yoga safe for people with injuries/physical limitations?
If you have specific injuries or health conditions that may interfere with your yoga practice, please indicate on your registration form so that your instructor can offer you informed modifications. Most poses can be modified based on physical ability; however, major concerns should be addressed with a medical professional prior to arrival. You are encouraged to practice at your level and honor your body. Disciples Crossing is not liable for any injuries.
- BYOW? Really?
We want this retreat to be a fun and relaxing experience for all. We have limited the age range to ensure all state and national legal requirements are met. We respect your choice to bring a bottle of wine or not. There will be tea and other non-alcoholic options provided for all. Rowdy or unsafe behavior will not be tolerated, and alcoholic beverages are not allowed in our rooms. For more information on the alcohol policy established by our Board of Directors, contact email@example.com.
- Is this a spiritual retreat?
Yoga is inherently a spiritual practice, a means of connecting to the Divine. We do not discriminate based on religion or creed and guests are invited to practice their own spirituality in a way that makes them most comfortable. Retreat staff includes a registered yoga instructor and an ordained minister and there will be programming options for practitioners of Christian theology and otherwise. We sincerely mean that ALL are welcome and we feel confident all will have the opportunity to do some soul searching, as well as have some light-hearted fun.