The one thing you can control is how you treat yourself. And that one thing can change everything.
— Leeanna Tankersley

RETREATS

Wild Wisdom Retreat:
Connect to the Wisdom of Your Heart

Calling all yoga enthusiasts, animal and nature lovers, and wellness seekers..

Are you ready to connect to your innate wisdom and live in harmony with the natural rhythms of the wild?

Join us this summer immersed in the heart of nature and spend time reconnecting to your wild wisdom and feminine energy through yogic healing practices and connecting to Mother Nature.

what to expect | itinerary | investment

Go back and take care of yourself. Your body needs you, your feelings need you, your perceptions need you. Your suffering needs you to acknowledge it. Go home and be there for all these things.
— Thich Nhat Hanh
 
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“I've learned I'm worthy of any and all the things. I have changed my outlook on myself, those around me and situations. Alyssa never pushes me and helps me believe in myself that I can accomplish things. She has given me courage to face things I never thought I could or wanted to. I am beginning to believe again. Thank you with all of my heart.”

| BEV L. |

 

About Our Retreat Leader

 
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alyssa pfennig, certified yoga therapist (c-iayt)

Alyssa is passionate about sharing the therapeutic wisdom of yoga, nature and horses to help women nourish their path to connection with themselves and their own wild, feminine wisdom. She has practiced yoga for over 15 years and was inspired to become a teacher after sharing the practice with her young niece.

Drawn to the therapeutic use of yoga practices that helped her with an injured shoulder and manage work stress, she spent three years immersed in the study of therapeutic yoga through the Yoga on High Teacher Training Institute in Columbus, Ohio. She has trained in using yoga practices such as asana, pranayama and meditation, to help with structural, mental and emotional issues and will help you make every pose accessible and comfortable in a group class or design a personal yoga program specific to your needs.

For three years, Alyssa assisted in research studies on using yoga to manage chronic pain and PTSD with veterans in conjunction with the VA Medical Center and has also worked one-on-one with patients in a specialized clinic at Eskenazi Health. She works with women on a daily basis to get to the root of their chronic pain and reconnect to their wild hearts.

She is an E-RYT 200/RYT 500 with the Yoga Alliance and a Certified Yoga Therapist (C-IAYT) with the International Association of Yoga Therapists (IAYT). She is also certified in enzyme nutrition with the Food Enzyme Institute and certified in Thai Yoga Massage.

 
Wherever there is an absence of power, spirit, or joy in a woman’s life, she has lost touch with her wild self.
— Clarissa Pinkola Estes

Have a desire to feel alive and free again?

Escape to the heart of nature and spend time reconnecting to your wild wisdom and feminine energy through yoga, meditation, nature and working with horses as a mirror to your self.

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At this retreat, you will...

  • Wake up with yoga and pranayama every morning

  • Dive deep into your heart's desire and reconnect with your self

  • Nourish your body with delicious, organic cuisine

  • Immerse yourself in nature and let Mother Earth soothe your soul

  • Let the spirit of Horse share how living from feminine wisdom can be powerful and healing

If you're in need of rejuvenation of your mind, body and spirit, join us this summer for an experience you will never forget.

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yoga and meditation

Wake up with yoga and pranayama every morning and yoga nidra meditation each evening.

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horses as a mirror

Let the spirit of Horse share how living from feminine wisdom can be powerful and healing

tune into nature

Dive deep into your heart's desire and reconnect with your self

Discover how you can reconnect your wild self with yoga, meditation, horses and nature during this weekend retreat close to home.

Retreat Itinerary

Day 1 - THURSDAY, may 28

3-6 pm | Arrival and Check-In

6 pm | Welcome Dinner

8 pm | Opening Gathering: What is Wild Wisdom?

DAY 2 - friday, may 29

8 am | Morning Yoga and Pranayama

9 am | Breakfast

10:30 am | Gathering: tba

1 pm | Lunch

3 pm | Gathering and Discussion: tba

6 pm | Dinner

8 pm | Evening Yoga Nidra Meditation

DAY 3 - saturday, may 30

8 am | Morning Yoga and Pranayama

9 am | Breakfast

10:30 am | Gathering: tba

1 pm | Lunch

4 pm | Horseback Riding Excursion / Ritual Ride

6 pm | Dinner

8 pm | Evening Yoga Nidra Meditation

DAY 4 - SUNDAY, may 31

8 am | Morning Yoga and Pranayama

9 am | Breakfast

10:30 am | Closing Gathering and Ritual

 
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Oakwood Retreat Center

located 1 hour northeast of indianapolis

Open meadows, springs, woodlands, and organically farmed fields surround the dwellings and meetings spaces with sacred presence. Gardens invite guests to wander or rest in the midst of the beauty of every season. Trails and roads provide access to more than 300 acres of field and forest. Indoor spaces reflect the outer majesty creating an atmosphere conducive to contemplation, reflection, and discovery.

Oakwood offers a whole foods cuisine prepared with love that includes organic vegetables and herbs in season from the garden as well as homemade breads and desserts. Vegetarian and vegan meals are available upon request.

 

One day you will look back and see that all along your were blooming.
— Morgan Harper Nichols

Wild Wisdom Retreat: Connect to the Wisdom of Your Heart

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Cost + Registration

Pricing is per person. This Wild Wisdom Retreat are is open to both women and men.

Your investment includes:

  • 2 or 3 Nights Accommodations at Oakwood Center {double occupancy}

  • Daily yoga and pranayama classes

  • Yoga nidra meditation in the evening

  • Rituals, gatherings, discussions and more

  • Welcome Dinner and Closing Ritual

  • Daily breakfast, lunch and dinner

  • Horseback Riding Excursion / Ritual Ride

Your investment does not include:

  • transportation to/from retreat center

  • onsite spa treatments

Register for your spot today.

THURSDAY ARRIVAL / 3 NIGHTS / investment per person
$599 | {double occupancy}

friday ARRIVAL / 2 NIGHTS / investment per person
$499 | {double occupancy}

Payment is due as follows:

  • $200 USD upon registration (non-refundable)

  • The remaining balance is due no later than 30 days before the first day of the retreat (April 28, 2020)

  • Payment plan available with initial $200 deposit and then two (2) payments of $199.50

Refund policies:

If cancelled more than 30 days before 1st day of retreat {on or before April 28, 2020}: 50% of the amount paid to date will be refunded {outside of non-refundable deposit}. If cancelled less than 30 days before 1st day of retreat, then payment is non-refundable.