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6 Days Columbia River Gorge Yoga Retreat in Washington, USA

Meditation and Yoga Retreat USA

Something magical occurs when you can practice yoga in a setting as beautiful as Skamania Resort. The spectacular scenery combined with the special energy (prana) of the pristine environment will dramatically deepen your practice. Like-minded people will support you, delicious fresh food will nourish you, and without everyday distractions, you’re able to focus on yoga. Expect to feel radiant and alive.

Retreat highlights

  • Daily yoga classes
  • Pranayama and meditation sessions
  • Ample of time to explore the surroundings and try various activities
  • Free access to spa center and on-site facilities
  • 5 nights accommodation
  • Daily gourmet breakfast

Yoga styles


6 days with instruction in English
Spoken languages: English
The maximum participants in the group is 25
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Accommodation

You will be accommodated in Skamania Resort. Private and shared room options are available. You can choose from River view, River view with fireplace, and Suite with fireplace. All rooms have gone through a recent update and include Internet, terrycloth robes, hair dryers, ironing boards, coffee makers, and mini-refrigerators.

Program

Your program begins with orientation on Sunday evening. After that, every day you will have morning yoga classes from 7:30 to 9:30 a.m., followed by the breakfast. You will also have afternoon classes from 4:30 to 5:45 p.m. On the last day, you will depart from the retreat at 11:00 a.m.

Instructors

Howard VanEs
Yoga Alliance E-RYT 500 (Yoga)
Howard VanEs is an M.A and an E-RYT 500. He has been studying and practicing yoga for over 25 years. He is a graduate of the Mt. Madonna yoga teacher program in Watsonville California and has also received training from the advanced training program at the Iyengar Institute in San Francisco. Howard is also the author of many yoga books including Yoga, The Back Pain Cure, Beginning Yoga: A Practice Manual, and Ageless Beauty, Timeless Strength.

Retreat location

This retreat will take place in Stevenson, Washington. It is situated on over 175 acres of mountainous Pacific Northwest forest. Overlooking the Columbia River Gorge, Skamania Resort is simply breathtaking and easy to access.

Nearby places

  • Downtown Portland, Oregon - 45 Minutes
  • Hood River, Oregon - 35 Minutes
  • Portland International Airport - 45 Minutes
  • Seattle, Washington - 3.5 Hours

Unique features

Activities

  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Hot tub / Jacuzzi
  • Spa
  • Zip lining

General

  • Yoga studio

Food

A gourmet and heathy breakfast will be served daily after your morning yoga practice. Options for gluten free and vegetarian will be provided.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Vegetarian
  • Gluten Free
  • Other dietary requirements on request
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

Things to do (optional)

You have plenty of things to do in your free time. From Skamania’s own zip line tour to some of the best hiking, biking, whitewater rafting, waterfalls, fishing, golf, and scenic drives anywhere, the Columbia River Gorge and Skamania feature offer over 45 different activities. You can also choose to relax in in the outdoor hot tub or the amazing full-service spa with a massage or body treatment.

Spa treatments

The Spa at Skamania Lodge offers a wide range of body and skin treatments. Be sure to check out the outdoor whirlpool overlooking the Columbia River and surrounding mountains.

What's included

  • 5 nights accommodation
  • Daily gourmet breakfast
  • Daily pranayama and meditation session
  • Daily yoga classes
  • Use of spa and all facilities

What's not included

  • Lunch and dinner
  • Spa treatments
  • Transportation to Skamania

How to get there

Driving directions from the Portland International Airport

  • Leave airport via I-205 South then exit to Interstate 84 East towards The Dalles.
  • Continue east on I-84 until the Cascade Locks or Bridge of the Gods or Stevenson exit #44.
  • Take the Bridge of the Gods across the Columbia River toll bridge, and then turn east (right) on Highway 14.
  • Immediately after entering Stevenson city limits approximately 1½ miles, turn left onto Rock Creek Drive.
  • Travel a short distance before turning left onto Skamania Lodge way.

Driving directions from Seattle

  • Drive south on I-5 and then exit to I-205 south (exit #7).
  • Watch for signs to State Highway 14 (exit #27) and exit east towards Camas. Continue driving East on SR-14.
  • Continue eleven miles past the Skamania general store, passing Bonneville Dam and the Bridge of the Gods.
  • Immediately after entering Stevenson city limits, turn left on Rock Creek Drive. Travel a short distance before turning left onto Skamania Lodge way.
  • If you prefer freeway driving, continue south on I-205 toward Portland. Exit to I-84 eastbound. Follow directions from the Portland Airport (above).

Driving directions from Eastern Washington

  • Drive south from Kennewick on I-82. Take SR-14 west towards Vancouver, Washington.
  • Enter the city of Stevenson and continue to the west end of town. Turn right on Rock Creek Drive.
  • Travel a short distance before turning left onto Skamania Lodge way.
  • If you prefer freeway driving, continue south on I-82 to Umatilla, or take 730 west to Boardman and then I-84 West. Follow directions from Eastern Oregon (below).

Driving directions from Eastern Oregon

  • Drive west on I-84. Take the Cascade Locks or Stevenson or Bridge of the Gods exit (#44).
  • Drive through the town of Cascade Locks. At the west end of town, turn left to the Bridge of the Gods.
  • Cross the bridge toll, and turn right east on Highway 14.
  • Immediately after entering Stevenson city limits, turn left onto Rock Creek Drive.
  • Travel a short distance before turning left onto Skamania Lodge Way.

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Portland International Airport (PDX). From there, it is just 45-minute drive. Those who live in the Northwest US, you may consider driving as well.

Cancellation Policy

  • The deposit is fully refundable if the booking is cancelled up to 75 days before the arrival date.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid 75 days before arrival.
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