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Apostle Islands Vacation

Meditation & Yoga Retreat

4 Days/3 Nights
Skill Level: Camping experience recommended, and interest in mindfulness and yoga practices.

This is a once-per-summer opportunity to join Yoga & Meditation instructor Jodi Supanich, Director of the Washburn Meditation Center for this expedition focusing on connection, introspection, and exploration.

Each day Jodi will facilitate yoga & meditation practice while our guides teach you how to connect to the water via sea kayak. Four days in the islands gives you time to relax and let the wilderness seep in and wash away the cares of the world.

 

By the end of this trip you will have the tools to keep expanding your yoga practice as well as your camping and sea kayaking camping skills. All is provided except your personal items, sleeping bag, and a yoga mat. (A packing list will be provided)

August 15-18, 2023 with Meet & Greet 7pm August 14th

$660+tax & fees. (3% National Park Service fee per person) Read our policies prior to booking

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Meet Your Instructor

Jodi is the Founding Director of The Washburn

Meditation Center where she teaches meditation

and yoga.  She also teaches meditation and yoga

along with mathematics and physics at

Northland College.  And she is the mother of

four wonderful kids!

Jodi began practicing meditation in her late

teens and has studied in the Zen, Insight and

Tibetan Buddhist Traditions.  Since 2018 she has

been a student in the Tergar Tradition, the

Meditation Community of Tibetan Buddhist

Master Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche, and a practice

coordinator for the Tergar Washburn practice

community.  This January, Jodi will complete her

two year Mindfulness Meditation Teacher

Certification Program with renowned Insight

Meditation Teachers Jack Kornfield and Tara

Brach.  Jodi has been teaching meditation to

young children, teenagers and adults since 2018.

Jodi has been practicing yoga since her early twenties and completed her 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training at Yoga North in Duluth in 2011. She also completed a 40 Hour Ashtanga Primary Series Teacher Training with David Swenson in 2016. Jodi has been teaching yoga for over ten years now and loves to teach in a variety of styles including Vinyasa, Hatha and Somatic Yoga.

Jodi loves dancing, camping, hiking, paddle boarding, cross country and downhill skiing, cooking, baking, listening to all kinds of music, along with singing and playing bass in her band The Chequamegon Bay People’s Orchestra. 

4-day Yoga/Meditation Kayak Retreat Itinerary

This schedule is tentative based on weather conditions and group interests.

Day 0 @ 7pm - Let's meet the night before to meet everyone, discuss the trip and answer any questions you may have.

 

Day 1 - 7:30 a.m. meeting time.

This is our main 'get to know your kayak' day. We'll start off the morning with a dip in the lake. That is, we'll get fitted to our kayaks, go for a paddle, then flip over. If you've never done this it may sound scary, but it's such a good confidence booster. Your guides will show you some of the skills you'll need on the rest of the trip.

After lunch we'll pack up the boats and head out to our island campsite, learn to set up our tents, and while your guides are cooking dinner we'll find a place to settle in and practice.

Though we cater to group preferences, a common 1st night meal is baked local whitefish and brie, with brownies for dessert.

End your evening with a cup of tea or cocoa on the dock while watching the stars spin overhead.

Day 2 for this trip is unique, as we will be staying at the same campsite tonight to give us time to explore the island and yoga & mindfulness without having to rush to our next campsite. 

The morning will likely start off with yoga and meditation while your guides make coffee and breakfast. Journaling is always a great option, or maybe you'd prefer a morning dip in Lake Superior!

Later, an optional paddle will be offered (weather depending) to explore the sea caves or visit a historic lighthouse. Or, maybe you feel more like hiking. Today is up to you, while workshops continue.

Day 3 Today will be a 10-12 mile paddling day, so we'll wake up early to have enough time to get ready, do some yoga, have another great breakfast, and still have plenty of time for island breaks along the journey. We'll likely visit lighthouses and other historic features on our way to tonight's new campsite. 

Day 4 starts with another great breakfast such as eggs, sausage, and orange juice. On this final morning you may take some time to explore your island by foot prior to our last morning practice. We'll then pack up and and paddle towards our take-out, perhaps past shipwrecks and eagle nests, with a stop for lunch on our last island. 

Make sure to exchange contact information with your new friends!

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