Let That Shift Go! Cultivating Compassion During Shifty Times

Mon, August 26 @ 5:00 pm – Thu, August 29 @ 12:00 pm
Sou'wester Lodge and Vintage Travel Trailer Resort
Summer 2019 Wellness Retreat Series

Let That Shift Go!

Cultivating Compassion During Shifty Times

with Shanna Gillette


Gandhi said, “Be the change you wish to see in the world.” But changing our old habits and patterns can be challenging. Just like your car or smartphone, the better you understand how to operate something, the more efficiently it will work. Your body and mind are no different. Ancient yogic science knows we are all connected and we need each other now more than ever. Happiness is not some destination to reach for outside of ourselves. True inner peace lies within. 

Western medicine teaches us that mind, body & spirit are all separate entities. Our individualistic culture disconnects us from nature, from each other, and from ourselves. We’ve been taught to devalue community and cooperation and to favor competition. But the times they are a changing – quickly. 

Are you ready to begin the journey back home to yourself?  

During this retreat, learn ancient yogic techniques mixed with mindfulness and proven methods to connect to our divine essence through the art of embodied movement. We will create a caring, non-judgmental space for somatic exploration; a safe container to explore grounding energies, heart-centered movement, and our own natural rhythms through gentle guided instruction. One part physical, one part mental, and one part open-hearted exploration, this retreat will reconnect your mind, body & spirit to help to awaken you to your true potential without limitations. Find your breath. Express your truth. Learn to become the master of your own mind. Transform the weight you’ve been carrying into something new. Join us for three amazing days designed to help you emerge from the ashes and let that shift go. 

Offerings will include:

Daily yoga and guided meditation, movement methods for somatic release, neuroscience & mindfulness education, individual therapeutic sessions, stress reduction techniques, restorative yoga in the evenings by candlelight, nature walks and beach time during the day & healthy meals cooked together (optional). 


Shanna Gillette is a certified yoga instructor, empowerment coach, intuitive guide and motivational speaker. She holds a degree in consciousness studies and has an extensive background in neuroscience, meditative techniques, theology, and more recently, conscious dance. She has been facilitating classes and workshops for the last two years throughout Washington and Oregon guiding people through the process of becoming aware of their own destructive, repetitive thinking patterns/habits along with tangible, practical methods to reprogram for more happiness and success. “Basically,” she says, “I teach people how to be nicer to themselves.”  She is available for private sessions, group & corporate workshops, retreats and on-line at justbevibration.com.


Schedule (subject to change):



3p Check in, settle in, explore, eat

7-8p Introductions, Intention setting

8-9p Restorative Yoga + Yoga Nidra

9-10p Sauna (optional)



8-9a – Light Breakfast + Coffee/Tea

9-10a – Connecting to Nature – Barefoot Beach Bliss 

10-11a – Snack + Mindfulness Exercises

11a-12p – Yoga Inspired Creative Movement (on the beach, weather permitting)

12-4p – Free time to explore, have lunch & rest.

4-6p – Exploring the Shift Discussion (location TBD) + Individual Wellness Sessions (optional massage, sauna)

6p – Preparation + Dinner (Vegetarian)

7:30-9p – Bhakti Yoga + Guided Meditation

9-10p Sauna (optional)



9a – Light Breakfast

10a-12p – Creating Affirmations & Practices for Mind/Body/Spirit + Closing + Checkout


BEGINS: Monday at 5pm

ENDS: Wednesday at 12pm

COST: $115, plus lodging

BRING: A yoga mat, notebook & pen, pillow, a sense of curiosity, and an open heart and mind. (Chairs available to those who cannot sit on the floor for long periods.)

BOOK ONLINE by clicking BOOK NOW (at top of page), enter the date range and the access code SHIFT


*For SHARED LODGING OPTIONS please contact souwesterwellness@gmail.com

The Sou’wester Lodge at 3728 J Place, Seaview, WA 98644


This class is part of the Summer 2019 Wellness Retreat Series. All classes are open to the public and all skill levels welcome.

Visit www.souwesterlodge.com/wellness/retreats to see the full schedule of retreats.



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