August 5 SOLD OUT
September 16 date added – seats still available!
Mind & Body Retreat
Copper Leaf Studios & Flannel Dog Farm
Sat August 5, 10am – 10pm SOLD OUT
September 16, 10am – 10pm
all meals included;
optional overnight stay
Disconnect from the digital world and reconnect with the wide open sky in this all-day retreat at Copper Leaf Studios and Flannel Dog Farm! You’ll be surrounded by seven acres of meadow, birds, and native wildflowers as you ground your mind and body.
The day will include a variety of yoga, Qigong, and sound meditation sessions along with farm fresh meals. No experience is necessary – just bring a yoga mat and your appetite! Cap off the evening with a meditative bonfire and optional overnight camping in our orchard.
Flannel Dog Farm is located in Saybrook, Ohio in the heart of Ohio wine country. It’s 1 mile south of Lake Erie, approx. 1 hour east of Cleveland and 45 mins. west of Erie, PA.
About the Sessions
Session I: All Levels Yoga Flow with Em Keen
Invigorate your mind and body with an all levels vinyasa yoga class. Em’s yoga classes are designed to land you in the potent space of the present moment – the only place your life is actually happening. It is from this place only that anything becomes possible. It is the place where you get to decide the quality of the momen you are standing in. This class will be challenging and playful as we explore what is possible on our yoga mat, which always finds a way to crack the window open to what is possible in our lives.
Flannel Dog Farm Lunch: Taco Bar
Enjoy a taco bar for lunch with fresh fixings made by Flannel Dog Farmer Alan Block.
Session II: Orchard Qigong with Paul Francis Zegarac
Qigong is an ancient Chinese practice which coordinates slow body movements with breathing and visualization. This approachable practice provides a wealth of health and wellness benefits from balance and strength to inner peace and self empowerment. In this powerful session, Paul shares his personal story of using Qigong to help him through a diagnosis of brain cancer and then guides you through a Qigong practice.
Field Hikes and Forest Bathing
Take a break between sessions to hike through the meadow, stand in the trees, or take a nap in the sun.
Session III: Mindfulness Teachings for Good Living with Em Keen
In this discussion-based and hands-on workshop, you’ll learn powerful mindfulness tools, practices and shifts for experiencing your life’s unfoldings as an active participant rather than feeling at the mercy of life’s unpredictable sways. You’ll learn tools you can start using immediately to shift into a perspective that inspires, grounds and transforms.
Flannel Dog Farm Dinner: Sourdough Pizza
Build your own pizza with a sourdough crust made by master baker Alan Block. Gluten free, dairy free, and vegan options are available.
Session IV: Evening Sound Meditation with Mary Conley
Immerse yourself in the healing vibrations of crystal and Tibetan singing bowls, chimes, drums, gong and more with our evening sound bath led by Mary Conley. Held in the beautiful Copper Leaf Studios, you will be led on a meditative journey through the ancient art of sound healing using intentional frequency and rhythm to relax, calm and balance the mind, energetic body, and spirit.
Bonfire Release/Overnight camping
Cap off the evening with a bonfire where you let go of what is no longer serving you. Bring a tent for an optional overnight camp in our orchard, or stay in our rustic tiny house or covered wagon.
Flannel Dog Farm Breakfast: French Toast Bar
Overnight guests will awaken to a pot of hot coffee and a wonderful farm fresh breakfast of sourdough French toast, local maple syrup, homemade granola, fresh fruit, and yogurt.
Spaces are limited to 18 in this small group retreat, so early signup is recommended!
Registration: $125 (early bird); $150 after July 31.
Registration + Camping & breakfast: $150 (early bird); $175 after July 31.