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Leaf to Root Yoga, Retreat 2018

Inian Islands Institute – July 8-15th, 2018

“For going out, I found, was really going in…” – John Muir


Join Seattle-based instructor, Jessica Lindmark (Leaf to Root Yoga) and Inian Islands Institute Executive Director Zach Brown on this week-long yoga and wilderness immersion, filled with hiking, kayaking, humpback whales, and naturalist guides to help you understand the local ecology of the world’s largest protected ecosystem. Blending mindfulness with opportunities for awe and adventure, this course will renew your connection to the natural world both outside and within.

About the Location

P1010153Our home base for the week will be Inian Islands Institute. Situated at the tidal entrance to the northern Inside Passage, this location is teaming with abundant wildlife.  Surrounded by the Tongass National Forest, and a boat ride away from Glacier Bay National Park, we will be ideally located for encounters with wildlife and quiet moments of solitude.

Summer is the high season in Southeast Alaska. At this time, the days will be nearly at their longest, and humpback whale activity will be in full swing. Salmon will be running, and all manner of creatures will be enjoying the abundance of the season.

Our understanding of the natural phenomena around us will be deepened throughout retreat as we learn from Inian Islands Institute Executive Director, and Naturalist, Zach Brown, National Park Rangers, and local community members. If you have ever dreamed of visiting Alaska, this would be a very authentic and unique way to experience the landscape and the community that calls it home.


The front lawn looking out toward the guest house and garden.

About our Practice

Kayaking_in_sunPractice will be held either on the front lawn (above) or in the “Yoga Lounge,” a cozy indoor space heated by wood fire. Jessica’s Yoga philosophy is to practice and develop the art of tending to oneself. What feels right for one person may not be for another. Accessible to both beginning and advanced students alike, she will offer modifications suitable to each practitioner. On any given day we will have the opportunity to practice slow flow, warming flow, and/or deep relaxation.

Pricing and Activities

Included in the retreat price of $2,322 will be:

  • Eight days of retreat
  • Daily yoga and meditation
  • Guided hiking
  • Guided sea kayaking
  • Wildlife and whale watching in the Inian Islands/Tongass National Forest
  • Glacier and wildlife viewing by boat in Glacier Bay National Park
  • ALL lodging and meals including 5 nights at Inian Islands Institute, and 2 nights at Annie Mae Lodge in Gustavus, Alaska
  • ALL transportation once arrived in Gustavus, Alaska

Retreat will be limited to 10 participants (6 spaces available). All accommodations will be first come, first served. Local pricing also available for up to four participants who have their own lodging in Gustavus, please inquire. Flights arrive in Gustavus daily via Alaska Airlines. Please note that airfare is not included.



Contact instructor Jessica Lindmark for more information.