We are so thrilled! The Audubon Center of the North Woods is the PERFECT place to practice yoga, meditate, journal, breath fresh air, relax, and unwind. This intimate and secluded setting is unreal. How could such an ideal nature space for a yoga retreat possibly be only 1.5 hours North of the Twin Cities, 1 hour South of Duluth, and 2.5 hours East of Walker??? We know... perfection!!
Fun little story (at least we think so!) The journey to choosing this location happened organically. Obviously Audubon is an Environmental Learning Center in the Northern part of the state - and WE LOVE THAT! Audubon also continued to come up over and over again in conversation as a place that people in our lives were recommending for us to look at. Yoga retreat attendees and dear friends brought Audubon up to Bryana, Joella, and Amanda all on separate occasions. Obviously all signs pointed to this beautiful place - right? Yes. JOURNEY NORTH with us. We would be truly honored to have you on this yoga & nature inspired adventure.
What to Expect
Yes, beginners - and those who feel "out of practice" - are more than welcome to attend! Many of our past retreat attendees have admitted to feeling intimidated about coming. Afterwards, they always tell us that they felt SO welcomed and didn't know what they were worried about. It's such an inviting and accepting environment. Come as you are! If you like to practice yoga in your t-shirt & sweats - great! - if you feel awesome in yoga clothing with "all the crazy patterns!!" - we love that too!
Also, if you can't lift your leg in the air; not to mention touch your toes...that is NOT a requirement. Our classes offer a wide variety of modifications for beginners to seasoned yogis. It's all about feeling good and practicing the kind of yoga that is right for YOU, in this moment. You're so awesome. COME! We love ya.
“When we allow ourselves time to just be, simply breathe, to remember who we are, and more importantly, who we want to be - 72 hours can have staying power for 365 days of the year.”
— Amanda Imes
2 nights & 3 days accommodations in the Crosby Center at the Audubon Center of the North Woods
5 delicious meals: vegetarian, vegan, GF, dairy free options available
4 master yoga classes
multiple workshops to chose from to deepen/expand your practice
peace & tranquility
Sweet Little Optional Extras...
The number one feedback we get is that our guests LOVE that they can participate in as much, or as little, as they want. Each individual is able to choose what they need throughout the weekend. We will have therapeutic massage available to add to your experience. We will also offer workshops (included in the price), as well as a workshop at an additional cost. Retail items, that mostly consists of Joella's gorgeous handmade jewelry and a few other fun things, will also be available. :)
Come solo or come with friends! Once you arrive, you'll immediately be a part of our yoga family.
Audubon Center of the North Woods
To learn more about our cozy & totally awesome accommodations while at ACNW; click here & scroll to the bottom of the page.
The Audubon Center of the North Woods (ACNW) is a private, non-profit 501(c)3 residential environmental learning center (RELC) and green retreat & conference center on Grindstone Lake near Sandstone, MN. ACNW offers a great variety of outdoor and environmental education experiences for people of all ages – youth, families and adults. ACNW is ideal for a retreat as it sits on within a beautiful 535-acre lakeside location.
ACNW Mission: To instill a connection and commitment to the environment in people of all communities through experiential learning.
ACNW Vision: A healthy planet where all people live in balance with the Earth.