True Nature Retreat

Listen to the voice of nature,
for it holds treasures for you.
- Native American Proverb 
Sept 17th - Sept 20th, 2020
Early bird pricing through 5/31/20
Use code the followng codes to pay 50% deposit:
TNR2020B (budget)
  TNR2020S (standard)
TNR2020D (deluxe) 
Welcome

Are you yearning to immerse yourself in the peace and harmony of nature? This three-night magical retreat will  connect you in a meaningful way with mother nature, drawing you more deeply into connection with your inner nature.

Nestled in the heart of a beautiful Oregon forest, next to a babbling creek, we will gather for meditation, yoga, guided forest bathing, crystal sound bowl healing, and fireside gatherings. You will join with nature and connect in spirit with those around you, while still enjoying space to retreat and tend to the needs of your soul.  

Each day we will wake and gather for morning meditation and invigorating (yet suitable for all levels) yoga. Following breakfast, we will feed our spirit with nature! Moving through the forest in a meaningful way will allow you to fully absorb the magic and access a true state of inner harmony. Lunch will be a collective effort with the guidance of Katrina, a passionate Nutritionist and food-lover. Afternoons will be open for you to nourish yourself with whatever appeals to you. Hiking, enjoying the creek's swimming hole, visiting with friends, relaxing in the hot tub, reading in a hammock... all options in this lovely setting. Late afternoon, we will gather for restorative yoga and sound bath, followed by dinner. Before heading to bed, we will circle around the fire to reflect and enjoy.

the Place

Tipi Village Retreat is a haven away from the ordinary. Located in the Mohawk Valley near Eugene/Oregon, Tipi Village Retreat is perfectly positioned for adventure. There are beautiful day-trip destinations to the North, East, West, or South — may they be on two or four wheels. With its secluded woodland setting, its unusual mix of dwellings, and its friendly hospitality -  it provides an ideal setting for group retreats, family reunions, weddings or commitment ceremonies, celebrations of life, workshops and other overnight events. It is a great place for any adventurous traveler wanting a unique lodging experience. 

Time takes on a different meaning out here. You feel yourself relax into a slower pace – into the here and now of birds singing and water flowing. - If you sit still, you can observe the wild flock of quail, the occasional pheasant or the wild turkeys and deer coming through on their daily routes. In the spring we see elk bulls grazing at the edge of the forest, and in the fall Oregon Chinook salmon swimming upstream in the creek. If you sit still, you will experience nature’s silence and stillness. You will find an atmosphere of respect amongst these tall trees. Respect for the Land, the Keepers of the Land, all Living Creatures, and for Mother Nature.

the Food

Eating is a powerful way to connect with nature. In order to honor nature through food, we will be dining on food of the highest quality with thoughtful preparation. 

You will be served a beautiful breakfast and dinner, lovingly prepared by the retreat owners. Lunch will be a collective effort. With the guidance of Katrina, we will work together to prepare a simple lunch to share together.

your Hosts

Andrew Marshall is an Accelerated Evolution Coach and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Professor who brings the discernment cultivated in his martial arts practice to the various arts of meditation and sound healing he has been facilitating since 2011. Andrew is passionate about creating the space for people to experience healing, self development, and self realization through the vessels of Jiu Jitsu, Sound Healing, Yoga and Meditation.

 

The Accelerated Evolution Methods are an integrated set of verbally guided transformative experiences that allow anybody to dissolve inner conflict, emotional knots and stored trauma, allowing the natural emergence of peace of mind, flow and effortless peak existence.

Katrina McGiffin is an Energetic Nutritionist and yoga teacher. Bringing her Master's degree in Nutrition together with her certification as a yoga teacher, she guides clients to discover a spiritual awareness that extends well beyond food and eating to allow well-being to unfold on many levels.

 

Katrina has been guiding people through yoga since 2005 and practicing since 1995. She weaves a spiritual essence through her classes that make the practice much more than a physical experience. Her classes and workshops provide opportunities to closely connect with yourself and those around you on a soul level.

To honor the Native American traditions and wisdom we gratefully incorporate into this retreat, a portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Native American Youth and Family Center in Portland.
for Accommodation

The tipis are furnished in a Zen style. They have beautiful stone floors with rugs, warm and comfy beds with down comforters and wool blankets for the cool Oregon summer nights. For a more traditional sleeping experience, there are the cabins or the rooms. All tipis and cabins have access to a centrally located bath house with two full bathrooms. The Master Bedroom Suite and the Studio have their own private bathrooms. There is an additional bathroom available in the main house.

  • Double Occupancy: This option is perfect for two friends or a couple; with a shared full, queen or king bed

  • Shared Tipi: Great option for those coming with a larger group of friends, or if you want a more budget friendly option. Sleeps 8

  • Solo: The shared tipi is a wonderful way to share in the community experience of the retreat. One single occupancy tipi will be available.

the Reservation
True Nature Yoga and Nature Immerson Retreat 
September 17th - 20th, 2020
Reserve your spot now by clicking here.
Your spot will be reserved by paying a 50% non-refundable deposit.
Use code: TNR2020B (Budget), TNR2020S (Standard) or, TNR2020D (Deluxe) to only pay 50% deposit.
Pricing will reflect early bird pricing through 3/31/20.
Balance due July 30th, 2020. 
Upon reserving your spot, you will receive a reservation confirmation along with a link to fill out a Student Liability Waiver and Retreat Registration Form. These must be completed prior to arrival.
True Nature Retreat Payment Refund and Cancellation Policy:
  • The deposit is non-refundable, but may be transferrable.
  • The full amount paid, less the non-refundable deposit, will be refunded should you provide written notice of cancellation at least 30 days prior to the retreat start date.
  • No refund will be offered if notification is received within 30 days of the retreat start date.
the Schedule

Day 1

5:00-7:00 pm

7:00pm - 9:30pm

9:30 - 10:30pm

10:30pm

Optional Dinner (Please mark on registration form if you will join us).

Fireside Welcome Gathering 

Soak, relax, connect

Lights Out

Day 2

6:15 - 7:30am

Coffee and Tea available

7:30 - 9:00am

Invigorating Yoga and Meditation

9:15 - 10:15am

Breakfast

10:30 - 12:30 am

Nature Immersion Experience

12:30 - 2:00pm

Workshop Lunch

2:00pm - 5:00pm

Free time

5:00 - 6:30pm

Restorative Yoga with Extended Sound Bath Savasana

7:00 - 8:00pm 

Dinner

8:00 - 10:00pm

Fireside Gathering

10:30 pm

Lights Out

Day 3

6:15 - 7:30am

7:30 - 9:00am

9:15 - 10:15am

10:30 - 12:30 am

12:30 - 2:00pm

2:00pm - 5:00pm

5:00 - 6:30pm

7:00 - 8:00pm 

8:00 - 10:00pm

10:30 pm

Coffee and Tea available

Invigorating Yoga and Meditation

Breakfast

Nature Immersion Experience

Workshop Lunch

Free time

Restorative Yoga with Extended Sound Bath Savasana

Dinner

Fireside Gathering

Lights Out

Day 4

6:15 - 7:30am

7:30 - 8:30am

8:30am - 9:30am

9:30am - 10:30am

Coffee and Tea available

Invigorating Yoga and Meditation

Closing Circle

Breakfast

10:30 - 12:00pm

Free time

12:00pm

Check-Out

Coming and Going

Please arrive no later 6:30pm, to allow at least 30 minutes for you to get situated before we gather fireside to commence the retreat. If you can arrive earlier, consider joining us for dinner at 5:00pm. This dinner will be an additional fee of $25 should you choose to join us. You can indicate this on your registration sheet.

Check-out is at Noon on Sunday. 

It is likely that several people will be traveling from Portland. If you would like to carpool, you can indicate that on your registration form and we will do our best to coordinate a ride.

the Questions

Where is the Tipi Village Retreat? 

It’s 30 minutes outside of Eugene, Oregon in the town of Marcola. About a two hour drive from Portland and a 2 1/2 hour drive from Bend.

Can dietary restrictions be accommodated? 

It is likely. Please let us know your restrictions in advance and we will do our best. We will let you know if we are unable to for some reason.

Do I need to bring my own food?

 

All meals will be provided. If you snack between meals or will want something before morning practice, you may want to bring some items, such as wrapped bars, with you. 

 

May I pick my roommate?

Yes, please let us know your preferred roommate on your retreat registration form.

Can I book a double occupancy space for only myself? 

Possibly. There will likely be a couple options for this, but would be an additional fee of $225.

What are the tipis like? 

The tipis are approximately 15-20 feet across. Each tipi has a queen or full-size bed, warm bedding, and beautiful rugs covering a stone floor.

 

What should I pack for the retreat? 

Bring a yoga mat and blanket, plus any props you like to use. Pack many layers of clothing, especially warmer items you can wear for early morning yoga (socks, blanket, etc). The days will probably be warm, while the nights cool. You will want comfy clothes that don’t restrict movement for yoga. No need to bring anything fancy. No need for make-up or hair products either. You will want to bring a light jacket/rain jacket depending on the weather. You may want to bring a swimsuit for an evening soak in the hot tub. If you plan on hiking you will also want to pack comfortable hiking shoes/boots that you have already broken in. 

Is there drinking water available? 

Yes, Tipi Village has its own well and the water is fantastic. I encourage everyone to bring a refillable water bottle to use throughout the retreat and especially during the hike.

If I am new to yoga, can I do this retreat?

This yoga taught will be for all levels of yoga. The morning class will be a bit more vigorous, but modifications will be given to accommodate all levels and abilities. 

 

What type of yoga will be taught? 

The style of yoga taught is based in Forrest yoga, but is highly informed by the many teachers Katrina has had over the years. Expect a Hatha class that integrates some vinyasa and a lot of breath work, mindful movement, and spirit brightening.

 

Is anything not allowed at the retreat?

Hard alcohol and beer, junk food, technology. Please refrain from overuse of technology. This retreat is designed to let you completely unplug from the outside world. This is an opportunity to be free from that aspect of life for a couple of days. Take advantage of it. That being said, we understand that phones are often used for photo taking. If that is the case, please make sure it is in airplane mode. We want to protect the mindful space of those around you, in addition to your own.

Is there Wifi/ Cell Service? 

Cell service is spotty, but present. There is no Wifi at the Tipi Village Retreat.

 

Is there electricity in the tipis?

All of the tipis have electricity.

Is gratuity included in the retreat? 

Payment of hosts is included in your rate. However, gratuity for the retreat owners is not included. If you would like to your appreciation for their hospitality, you may choose to offer a small additional gratuity.

When can I schedule a Nutrition Private, Yoga Private, and/or Transformational Coaching session? 

Please mark on your registration form if you would like to schedule a private session. If there are spaces available, you may also be able sign-up in person at the retreat. We will provide more information regarding privates sessions as the time draws nearer.

the Travel

Driving Directions From Portland, Oregon

Driving to the Tipi Village Retreat takes 2 hrs. without traffic.

1. From Portland take I-5 South approx. 80 miles to Exit 216 (OR-228 E)

2. Turn left onto OR-228 E. Follow OR-228 E through Brownsville and Crawfordsville.

3. On the other side of Crawfordsville, turn right onto Brush Creek Rd., which turns into Marcola Rd. at the county line.

4. After approx. 13 mi. turn left onto Paschelke Rd. for approx 1.3 miles

5. Turn left onto Wendling Rd.

6. Look for the wooden Tipi Village Retreat sign on the left after approx. 2 miles.

7. Turn into the driveway and cross the wooden bridge.

8. The Tipi Village Retreat is on the right.

9. When you pull in, follow the drive into the forested area for parking.

 

From Bend, Oregon to the Tipi Village Retreat (2.5 hrs. without traffic)

1. Take Hwy. 20 W for approx. 95 miles to Sweethome

2. Turn Left on OR-228 W/ Holley Rd.

3. After 7.8 mi. turn left onto Brush Creek Rd., which turns into Marcola Rd. at the county line.

4. After about 13 mi. turn left onto Paschelke Rd.

5. Continue on Paschelke Rd. for about 1.5 miles.

6. Turn Left on Wendling Rd.

7. Continue on Wendling Rd for approx 2 miles. Keep your eyes open for a wooden sign that says the Tipi Village Retreat on the left.

8. Pull in the driveway and cross the wooden bridge. The Tipi Village Retreat will be on the right.

9. Continue up the drive into the forest, where you will find space for parking. Please give yourself extra driving time.  

To honor the Native American traditions and wisdom we gratefully incorporate into this retreat, a portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Native American Youth and Family Center in Portland.
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