True Nature Retreat

Listen to the voice of nature,
for it holds treasures for you.
- Native American Proverb 
August 4th - 7th, 2022

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! Guided movement through the forest will allow you to fully absorb the magic and access a true state of inner harmony. 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. Andrew and Katrina will also offer private sessions for Embodied Personal Coaching and Intuitive Nutrition Sessions. (Space is limited for private sessions, so let us know right away if you would like to claim a time). 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 True Nature retreat was nothing short of soul-filling magic. I am so thankful for the slow down spent in quiet, the childhood joy of cold dips and belly laughs, and the many beautiful points of connection. Overwhelmed with gratitude at what was created.  - Kari Hagemeyer

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.
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. 

All meals will be lovingly prepared by the retreat owners and are covered in the cost of the retreat. 

Meals will be served outside, buffet style. 

your Hosts
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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 Integrative Eco-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.