Amie Heeter and Fannie HungerfordLake Superior Summer Retreat - Being & Becoming; A Yoga and Bliss Immersion

August 4-9, 2024 Go back
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At summer’s zenith, exactly halfway between the Solstice and Equinox, we’ll come together and celebrate the fullness of the season with a week of replenishment and celebration. Set in the lush northwoods along Lake Superior’s southern shore, we’ll bathe our senses and come alive with yoga and meditation, connection with one another, and allow Nature to guide us.  A key aim of our time together is to honor ceremony and adventure; communing with the elements and the depth of land and water of this peninsula - merging our practices with the environment. There will be optional excursions to the shore and Apostle Islands, including a kayaking adventure to the majestic sea caves, if the Superior waters and winds allow. 

Check In: August 4, 2024

Check Out: August 9, 2024

Tuition + Meals: $845
With TreeHaus Twin Lodging Package: $2,095
With TreeHaus Queen Lodging Package: $2,145
With RicePod Twin Lodging Package: $2,395
With RicePod Queen Lodging Package: $2,495
With Nest Lodging Package: $2,845

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Class description

Join Fannie Hungerford and Amie Heeter for this heart-quenching and mind illuminating 5-night/6-day retreat nestled along Lake Superior’s shore.  This retreat will include several spokes on the wheel of yogic practices, including movement, breath work, meditation, yoga nidra, self inquiry, and plenty of time to wonder and wander in nature. All levels of practitioners are welcome as we dive into the teachings of being and becoming.

Yoga as a sacred tradition brings us into a deeper connection with life; harmonizing our inner and outer worlds and expanding our sense of self and what gifts we have to offer in this life.  There is a part of us that is always changing, the becoming part of ourselves. It results from the sum of our choices, and responds to the ever present question of “what’s next?” This part we know well, and the influences of yoga practice are meant to guide our becoming in a life-affirming, positive direction. There is also a part of us that is unchanging, the being part of ourselves. It is innately whole and sourced in consciousness. Here, practice aims to sensitize us to our well of being, our essence, and welcome this presence as a guiding force in our lives. The interplay of these two aspects open pathways of possibility, connection and recognition that life is a gift worth our fullest expression.

Let’s swim, replenish in the forest, and rest in the supportive surroundings of this exquisite retreat space. Each day we will offer an emergent weaving of practice, free time, and opportunity to explore the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore.

Amie and Fannie recognize the felt and sacred charge of this region is due in part to Lake Superior's indelible presence and also to the longtime stewards of this region known as the Red Cliff Band of Lake Superior Ojibwe. They have called this region home for millenia. A portion of received profits will be donated to the tribe to honor them and their part in protecting and shaping this place.

Three Takeaways:

  • A deep sense of replenishment in body, mind, and heart after a week with yoga practice and the medicine of Nature.  
  •  Embodied knowing of the inner compass of being and the capacity of becoming which you possess.  
  • A greater acceptance of yourself, in its wholeness and interconnectedness with the vast world of which we are a part.

biography

Amie's bio

Amie Heeter is a nature enthusiast, adventurer, and life long learner particularly motivated by the intersection of mind/body traditions of the East and modern research sourced in mindfulness and neuroplasticity in the West. A yoga and meditation teacher since 2004 and currently holding 500hr certification, she regards yoga, meditation, and mindfulness as some of the best systems available to sustain health in our body, cultivate stability and resilience in our mind, and open pathways to the luminous heart.

Amie received her first teaching certifications in 2003 and 2004 through the Integral Yoga Institute. In 2007 she began studying with Rod Stryker and received Parayoga certification in 2014. Mentorship with Parayoga offered significant training with the subtle practices and profound impacts of pranayama (breath practice), meditation, mantra, and yoga nidra (non sleep deep relaxation). These studies led her into the wisdom of Tantra, Ayurveda, and the Sri Vidya lineage of the Himalayan Masters. Amie continues to study with teachers, including Pandit Rajmani Tigunait of the Himalayan Institute, and emergent teachers such as Tracee Stanley and Indu Arora among the dozens she’s received from over her 20 years of study. Nature was her first teacher, and continues to be an intimate part of her practice and inspiration. Amie hosts group classes, various Yoga Studies and wellness courses, leads regional and international retreats, and works privately with individuals. Learn more about Amie at her website www.amieheeter.com.

Fannie's bio

Fannie Hungerford, 500 EYRT, tLMFT is a psychotherapist, creator, teacher, and spiritual seeker based in Iowa City, IA.  A lover of people and with a great interest in the human condition, her teaching is grounded in the energetics and psychology of yoga, and provides experiences for the Soul alongside tools for leading a less-burdened life.  As a relational and systemic therapist, Fannie works with individuals and couples.  She offers a collaborative, client-centered approach; integrating somatic-based awareness and regulating tools for moving clients toward change and their natural tendencies for growth.  She welcomes the full spectrum of being and feeling and welcomes all clients just as they are.

Supply List

  • Yoga mat (some on-site)
  • Journal
  • Any additional props you prefer for meditation (Wild Rice has bolsters)