- Simple Serenity
- 19352 Seminole Circle, Bend, OR, USA
- Sep 12 - 15, 2019 (4 days)
About This Event
Retreat to the sweet life with Soul Candy Yoga Retreat, a 3-day/3-night exploration of YOU. Venture to yoga instructor Andrea Stuart’s high desert haven, nestled on the precipice of the Deschutes National Forest and sequestered against the Newberry National Volcanic Monument.
This year, we’re going in search of buried treasure! Our practices will encourage us to open up to ourselves and to the world around us. We’ll learn how to find gems in the mud of our inner selves and unearth our potential for self-love, compassion, and living vibrantly every day.
"As soon as I walked into Andrea and Jeremy’s home, I felt so loved and welcomed. They gave me a sense of community and purpose." - Courtney O. (2018 Soul Candy Attendee)
- Morning and evening yoga practices including, yin, Hatha flow, rope wall, and restorative
- Daily meditations
- Nature walks and journeys
- Creative exercises
- Daily brunches and dinners inspired by Central Oregon agriculture
- Snacks and tea
- A yoga mat (must sign up by August 1, 2019)
- Free time (we have a book library, games, and outdoor recreational activities, including badminton and bocce ball)
- Gifts (super secret until you show up!)
Venue HighlightsSimple Serenity is on 1.5 acres of private land at the southern end of Bend. The Newberry National Volcanic Monument flows right through the yard, bringing strong fire and earth elements to the space. Cleansing, wholesome, and centering, Simple Serenity features a 1,200 square-foot yoga studio located in a 5,000 square-foot barn. The land offers a humble setting for yoga, energy work, and meditation. Other amenities include badminton and bocce ball.
AccommodationsKing & Queen Rooms: The main guest suite, which is an attached dwelling unit (ADU) to the main house, offers a King Bedroom, a Queen Bedroom, a shared kitchen with stove top, a living room with dining area, a bathroom, laundry, and a shade room (it's affectionately named that due to the fact it faces north) with a book and game library. The King bedroom is spacious, has a closet, and features a digital wall heater. The room can accommodate a queen blow-up mattress for groups who would like the share the space.
Barn Bedroom: The barn currently houses the Barn Queen Bedroom, which is wall adjacent to the yoga studio. The bedroom has a queen bed, small cabinet for belongings, a heater, and a mostly private bathroom.
Upstairs Queen Room: The main house has the Upstairs Queen Bedroom. This room offers air conditioning and heating via a split unit and can sleep up to four people, two on the queen futon featuring a thick foam mattress pad, and two people on the floor.
Camping: A popular option for many of our guests. There is no extra charge for camping. The property has five total bathrooms, three of which are on the ground level. Camping offers attendees an opportunity to commune more deeply with nature during the retreat.
Menu/CuisineAt past retreats, we have served a variety of vegetarian (and pescetarian) foods including, loaded sweet potatoes, wild mushroom ragout over polenta, gluten-free arugula and fig pizza with balsamic drizzle, pear and blueberry salad, creamy (dairy-free) pumpkin soup, baked rosemary and honey goat brie with Auyurvedic nutty crusted apple pie, beet Caprese salad with vegan sliders, hearty vegetarian biscuits and gravy, gluten-free waffles with eggs or tofu served, among other dishes. Snacks have consisted of homemade honey maple almond and chia granola or breakfast bars, homemade trail mixes, blueberry lemon gummies, Paleo coconut blueberry muffins, and many others.
*Some meals are offered with complimentary wine.
**The actual menu is based on seasonal offering by our local farms and chefs, which isn't known until closer to the event.
***Some special dietary accommodations can be made as long as it's known in advance. Please inquire.