Silent Yoga and Vipassana Retreat at the Leland Lodge
INTENTION To gather in silence to welcome the first budding of spring in yoga and meditation practice. Over a 3-day period we will create an enhanced environment without the distractions and tasks of daily life, to replenish with the powerful experience of yoga asana, pranayama and Vipassana meditation.
Type of Event
Check-in 4 pm Friday. Silence begins Friday evening after group dinner and orientation. All yoga classes, meals and meditation sessions are silent. Free massages for those who sign up first, as available. Check-out noon Sunday. Call Melissa at leland Lodge 231-256-9848 to register or
Includes yoga instruction with sandra Carden, ERYT 500 assisted by Dorothy Sirrine, CYT 200. Includes lodging at the quiet, classic Leland Lodge in Michigan's Leelanau County peninsula. Includes all meals- local, sustainable and delicious!
METHOD The Silent Retreat will be andragogic rather than pedagogic in nature. You will be supported rather than led. Participants will receive materials prior to going into silence to guide their uniquely-inspired practice so that it may unfold in a self-directed and organic manner. Sandra will be offering a format in which to frame both asana and meditation practices. She, assisted by Dorothy Sirrine, RYT 200 will support each participant through modeling and demonstration, posture adjustments, and in any other way appropriate and necessary.
LOGISTICS We will arrive at the Leland Lodge Friday April 10 after 3 PM. We will dine together in the Lodge dining room. After supper, we will meet Friday evening to discuss the format of the program. We will close the evening Friday with a brief ceremony and seated mediation. After our meeting Friday evening we will be silent until Sunday at the closing ceremony. We will check out of the Leland Lodge, refreshed and renewed at 12 PM Sunday, April 12th.
TUITION $458 Inclusive of lodging, plus all meals featuring deliciously prepared local sustainable cuisine, yoga and meditation guidance.
All participants will bed at the Lodge. Please make your reservation with events coordinator Melissa at the Leland Lodge: or call Melissa at 231-256-9848. Mention that you qualify for the SPECIAL GROUP RATE for the UNION/YOGA Silent Retreat.
Please note that Space is Limited. Room choice based on availability.
For more information see , or call Sandra at
231-256-2100. Namaste ~ We look forward to serving you. SCHEDULE: Yoga practices are not led, but self-initiated and inspired by the offered readings, and from the teacher and one another.
Dorothy Sirrine CYT 200 will be assisting Sandra Carden.
Friday, April 10, 2015
4:00 PM Leland Lodge Check-in
6:00 PM Dinner Leland Lodge
7:00-9:00 PM Opening Ceremony. Introductions and Syllabus. Initial guided Yoga and Vipassana Meditation practice.
Saturday, April 11, 2015
Silence begins upon awakening. Leland Lodge provides a wake up call at your preference. Coffee, teas and light breakfast choices will be provided buffet-style starting at 6AM.
9:00 AM-Noon 2 hour Silent Yoga and 1 hour Vipassana Meditation
12:00 PM Silent group lunch
1:00-3:00 PM Open time. Enjoy the beauty and serenity of the village of Leland and Leland Lodge.
3:30-5:30 PM 2 hour Silent Yoga
6:00 PM Silent group dinner
8:00-9:00 PM One hour Silent Meditation.
Sunday, April 12, 2015
Leland Lodge provides a wake up call at your preference. Coffee, teas and light breakfast choices will be provided buffet-style starting at 6 AM.
9:00-10:00 AM 60 minute Silent Yoga and Vipassana Meditation practice.
10:00-11:00 AM Breaking Silence, and Closing Ceremony
12 PM Leland Lodge Check-out.