The First Annual Inner Space Yoga & Meditation Retreat!

Discover Your Inner Spaces

Nature | Yoga | Meditation

 

We have always dreamed of a weekend retreat that combines both yoga posture practice and sitting meditation with each having a place of importance.

So, we designed it!

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This weekend retreat will include 4 yoga practices and various meditation sitting practices. We will also take time to build community and enjoy the beautiful natural setting of East Tennessee. With the mountain range nearby, you can unwind in nature, with the yoga asana classes, you can unravel your body, and with the sitting and walking meditations, you can unfurl your mind. 

 

Everything at Well Being Retreat Center supports health and wellness: wellness of body, wellness of mind, and, of course, wellness of spirit. The center located on 160 acres in rural, scenic Northeast Tennessee surrounded by two miles of the Powell River. The land is quiet enough that you can hear a deer rustling from across the river, or an owl calling from a mile away, or hear the breeze in the trees. The earth-sheltered cabins are low EMF and the beds are very comfortable. Meals are fresh, flavorful, gluten-free and healthy. 

 

Well Being Retreat Center is steeped in Nature with distant mountain views and quiet river walks, has eleven comfortable cabins that can sleep up to 28 guests, an environmentally-controlled meeting room, a licensed commercial kitchen which provides fresh, mostly organic, often on-farm, meals either vegetarian or non-vegetarian or both. The retreat center is 1.5 hours northeast of Knoxville, TN;  2.25 hours west of Asheville, NC.  Directions can be found here.

We will start Friday evening and after dinner, we will check in with one another, have a relaxing yoga practice, and meditate together. On Saturday and Sunday, the meditation hall will open at 6 am and there will be sitting and walking meditation until breakfast. We will have a vigorous 2-hour practice Saturday morning to be followed by time in nature. In the afternoon, we will meet and learn certain meditative techniques as well as group meditative practices. Our evening will include a much-needed yin class. Sunday will start with meditation at 6 am, and we will have a yoga class and closing ceremony after lunch.

Inner Space Yoga and Meditation Supplies is a locally owned yoga and meditation prop company that makes beautiful bolsters and cushions in Knoxville, TN and ships them all over the world. Tammy Kaousias owns the company and Jen Coffin operates it. Tammy and Jen are both long-time yogis and each brings her own unique understanding of the practice to everything they do. That includes leading the First Annual Inner Space Yoga & Meditation Retreat! Come hang out and learn something about yourself. The tuition includes 6 meals, accommodations, all classes as well as your choice of an Inner Space bolster or cushion.  

 

Jen, a yoga teacher for over 15 years, approaches her practice and teaching with precision and strength and a tremendous amount of creativity. She tends to focus on skill building in her classes and her yin yoga class is one of the most popular yoga classes in Knoxville.  She will bring her blend of strength, stretch and relaxation and her signature Yin class as well as her exuberance. 

Tammy has practiced yoga on and off since the ‘80’s. In 2011 she bought one of the most popular yoga studios in Knoxville where she organized and designed five highly successful yoga teacher training programs. She has facilitated the koan meditation group for over three years as well as led various group methods of practicing tonglen meditation.  Her facilitation and group conversation provides an avenue for meditation that is accessible to beginners and advanced practitioners. In this retreat, will focus on open awareness meditation as well as sky gazing, body scanning and koan meditation.

The retreat begins with check-in at 4:00pm on Friday, November 2, 2018 and ends with lunch on Sunday,  November 4, 2018 by 2:00pm.

Price:  $320 - $480 depending on lodging options (see below)

Location:  Well Being Retreat Center, 557 Narrows Rd., Tazewell, TN
1.5 hours northeast of Knoxville, TN;  2.25 hours west of Asheville, NC. 

Dates:  Friday-Sunday, November 2 - 4, 2018

CEU’s:  RYTs receive 7.5 CEU hours for Yoga Alliance for participating in Jen's classes as she is a YA Continuing Education Provider.

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Retreat Schedule

Friday, November 2nd

4:00pm -  Arrival

6:30 - 7:30pm  - Dinner

7:45 - 9:30pm - Check in, Evening Yoga/ Guided Meditation with Tammy & Jen

 

Saturday, November 3rd

6:00 - 6:10am - Introduction to Meditation Practice

6:10 - 7:30am  - Guided Meditation Sitting/Walking

7:30 - 8:30am -  Breakfast 

9:30- 11:30am - Dynamic Yoga with Bolsters with Jen or Adaptive Yoga with Tammy

12:00 - 1:00pm - Lunch

1:00-3:00pm - Playtime in Nature:  Go for a walk along the two miles of river frontage, explore nature, commune with the deer, walk the labyrinth or go for a paddle in the Powell River. There are plenty of places to hike and kayaks are available and included in the price.

3:00-5:00pm -  Meditation Workshop: Koan & Walking Meditation, Sangha Building & Small Group Creative Work

5:15 - 6:15pm - Dinner

7:00p- 9:00pm  - Yin Yoga with Jen

 

Sunday, November 4th

6:00am - 7:30am - Meditation sitting and/or walking

7:30am - 8:30am - Breakfast

9:00am - 11:00am - Yoga with Jen

11:00 - 11:30am  - Closing Ceremony

12:00pm - 1:00pm -  Lunch

Checkout -  2:00pm

 

Accommodation Options

The Well Being Retreat Center offers a variety of accommodations including tent camping, cabinettes, shared cabins or a private cabin.  To read more about the accommodation options, click here.  Please note that accommodations are assigned by The Well Being Retreat Center on a first come, first served basis.  After you have registered online for the training, download the housing application and follow the instructions to reserve your accommodations and meals.  Retreat tuition is payable directly to Well Being Foundation. Costs listed below are per person for 2 nights and include 6 meals*.

* Meals are included with your accommodations price if you are staying on-site. The meals are healthy vegetarian and when possible, contain fresh organic and local ingredients.  If you have any food restrictions or dietary needs, please let us know in advance.


Tent camping:

$320 Tent Camping, Heated Restrooms

 

Cabinette Options:

$350 Double Occupancy in Cabinettes (bathrooms a short walk away)

$390 Single Occupancy in Cabinettes (bathrooms a short walk away)

 

Cabin Options:

$395 Double Occupancy in Cabin with Shared Bath

$450 Single Occupancy in Cabin with Shared Bath

$425 Double Occupancy in Private Cabin 

$480 Single Occupancy in Private Cabin 

 

If you have questions, please reach out.

Email Jen at jenniferbeytcoffin@mac.com or Tammy at stamaknox@mac.com.  
You can also call 865-332-8804.

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