Mindfulness Beyond the Mat Retreat

May 1-3, 2015

The Yoga Lodge on Whidbey Island

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May 1-3, 2015

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The Yoga Lodge

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Mindfulness Beyond the Mat Retreat

//Mindfulness – intentional focus on the present

Stretch your yoga practice beyond the mat with a weekend of mindful living. We’ll explore nature walks, enjoy delicious meals, and grow your yoga practice with daily classes, meditations and workshops. The retreat also includes my “Mindful Practice: neuroscience + yoga” lecture and practice. Whether you come for a mindfulness check-in or weekend getaway, please join me on the mat on Whidbey Island. And then, mindfully beyond.

Retreat includes:

  • 2 night stay at The Yoga Lodge (shared rooms, comfortable lounge areas, well-stocked yoga studio)
  • All meals: fresh, vegetarian and mostly organic catering*
  • Daily yoga classes
  • Mindful Practice” neuroscience + yoga workshop
  • Option for private yoga instruction
  • A yoga journal
  • Art supplies and inspiration library

* Gluten-free/vegan/dairy-free/allergy accommodations can be arranged with advance notice

About Me as an Instructor My yoga mantra is: explore. My practice began as a fun activity with friends and a physical outlet, but over the past decade yoga became not only my connection to community but to myself. It is now my therapy; my inspiration; my community; my lifestyle. I completed my 200-hr teaching certification in 2011 in Portland, Ore. after practicing for years and studying with various yoga/movement schools in London and around Western Europe. And in 2014 I became Yoga Alliance E-RYT certified with over 1,000 hours of teaching experience. My classes are strong vinyasa flow, inspired by music and influenced by my Ashtanga experience. Additional trainings include: yoga for PTSD and brain injury, yoga for the military, teachers’ intensive with “Yoga Anatomy” author Leslie Kaminof, and studies with Noah Maze, Tiffany Cruikshank, Shiva Rae, Suzanne Sterling and more. I strive to combine these many influences into a unique yoga experience where students can explore their bodies, brains and breath…on and off the mat.

Tentative Schedule


3 – 5pm Arrivals/Check-In

5 – 7pm Welcome & Yoga Practice: “Mind Yourself”

7 – 8pm Dinner

8:30 – 9:30pm Yin Yoga Sensory Experience


(optional earlybird led Sun Salutes before breakfast)

8 – 9am Breakfast

9:30 – 10:00am Body & Brain Warm-Up

10:00-12:00 Nature Hike: “Living Yoga”

12:30 – 1:30pm Lunch

1:30-3:30 Free time/ Private yoga lessons

3:30- 5pm “Mindful Practice: neuroscience + yoga” lecture

5 – 6:30pm  Yoga Practice: “The Mindful Practice”

7 – 8pm Dinner

9 – 11
 Movie Night


(optional earlybird led Sun Salutes before breakfast)

8-9am Breakfast

9:30 – 11:30am Yoga Practice: “Beyond the Mat”

11:30-12:30pm Photoshoot/Closing & sack lunch pick-up


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or contact me directly:



$145 deposit holds your spot; full payment by April 15

$445 before March. 1, $495 after

offsite: $325

Ask about offsite lodging choices nearby

* You are responsible for transportation to/from the Lodge. Ferry times to/from the Island are at: http://www.wsdot.wa.gov/ferries/



enidspitz.yoga@gmail.com cell: (916) 712-3050