Yoga Weekend Retreat in Hood River, Ore.
with Savonn Wyland of Bernal Yoga (SF) and Sellwood Yoga (Portland)

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Enjoy 3 nights and 4 days of taking care of yourself at Sakura Ridge Farm and Lodge in Hood River, Oregon.

May 4-7, 2017

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$635 for the full retreat includes Yoga and MELT Method Classes, Luxury Accommodations, Most Meals and more!


Weekend Highlights:

  • Daily Yoga and/or MELT Method Classes taught by Savonn (Thursday early evening, Friday, Saturday and Sunday mornings).
  • Farm fresh dinner on Thursday and Saturday Night at Sakura Ridge by Chef Deanna Joyner.
  • Award winning homemade granola, yogurt, and tea/coffee will be available before each early morning practices.
  • Gourmet breakfasts fresh from the farm (including eggs from the coop) will be served (plated) in the dining room after the morning practices.
  • 3 nights of luxury accommodations

Sakura HikeThe classes will be theme based and will be a blend of styles to best fit the overall group and time of day. You will experience a variety of nurturing classes that will enable you to feel focused and clear, and depending on the type of practice more energized or relaxed.

Optional Excursions and/or Add Ons:

  • Hiking: lots of options near to Hood River and along the Columbia River Gorge.
  • One on one yoga session with Savonn. Needs to be scheduled and paid for in advance.
  • Wine Tastings/Tours around Hood River (many nearby options).
  • Art Galleries and Museums or sight seeing and shopping in Hood River.
  • Biking, Hiking, Kayaking, and other outdoor activities.
  • Deeply restorative bodywork can be arranged onsite or locally in Hood River.


The retreat will be held at the stunning Sakura Ridge Farm and Lodge in Hood River, Oregon, just about an hour drive north of Portland. Located in the heart of the Columbia Gorge scenic area, Sakura Farm and Lodge is perched on 72 acres of land. The farm has thousands of fruit trees and gardens filled with vegetables, herbs and berries. The area nearby is surrounded by miles of trails for hiking or running, and plenty of wineries and eateries for sipping and savoring. The town of Hood River is an convenient 5 mile drive away.

gardens-ridge-rainbows-sakuraSakura Ridge Farm and Lodge has world class views of Mt. Hood and the surrounding area. The lodge is the right balance of rustic, tasteful and classy. The rooms have handcrafted hickory and cherry wood furniture, local artwork and private baths. There are acres of orchards, award winning gardens, wide open spaces and woodland areas for you to enjoy while staying at Sakura.

Rooms are double-occupancy, with 2 beds in each room or a couple can share a larger bed. All rooms have their own attached bath. All rooms have amazing views including direct views of cultivated gardens, Mt. Hood, rolling hills and valleys and expansive sky.

What’s included

  • 4 group classes (1 per day)
  • 3 nights accommodation
  • 2 gourmet farm fresh dinners at Sakura
  • 3 early am snacks (granola/yogurt/milk/coffee/tea)
  • 3 delicious breakfasts (vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free, dairy free options can be requested in advance).
  • Free time to simply stay at Sakura and read, nap, walk and visit and be surrounded by nature or time to explore, adventure, sight see and have fun visiting nearby trails, sights, and the town of Hood River.


Good to know:

  • The group size is limited to 10.
  • You can reserve your spot with a $300 deposit. The remaining payment is due by April 1.
  • The lodge has both a wonderful inside and outside common area. Inside there is a full kitchen (including fridge, stove, utensils, etc.). Coffee, tea and hot chocolate are available 24/7. Inside there is also space to hang out to chat, read or chill out on handmade rocking chairs or comfy sofas. There is a cozy wood burner and an inside swing too.
  • photoWe plan on having an optional group dinner on Friday night in Hood River. You can also make plans to go wherever you want for dinner or pick up provisions and stay at the Lodge.
  • We can help you with car pooling arrangements.
  • You can bring extra food and store it in your room’s fridge or in the larger fridge in the common area.
  • BYOB for dinner on Thursday and Saturday nights.
  • You can sign up with a friend or plan on coming solo. We will do our best to match you up with a great roommate.
  • Bring your own yoga mat or let us know if you need us to provide one for you.

imageIf you have any questions please contact Savonn directly:  [email protected]

“You created a glorious yoga retreat weekend for me, and I am so grateful for the time, space, beauty, coaching, peace, joy and good fun I enjoyed as a result.  Sakura was magical and I hope to join you and others there again soon.  Thank you for creating such a fabulous retreat.”

“I am a newbie to yoga and was apprehensive about the weekend. However, the instruction catered to the very experienced participants and to me. It was invigorating and inspiring. I’m 72-somewhat ancient-but I came away feeling wonderful. An amazing weekend with wonderful people.”

Tentative Schedule:

Thursday:sakura outside practice

4pm: Check in for your accommodations at Sakura Ridge
5:30-7:00pm: Group Class
7:30pm: Group Dinner at Sakura Ridge


7am: granola/yogurt and fresh brewed coffee available
8:00-9:45am: Group Class
10am: Breakfast
*Free Time*
6:30pm: Dinner on your own. Usually, a group of us will get together to check out a local Hood River restaurant.


7am: granola/yogurt and fresh brewed coffee available
8:00-9:45am: Group Class
10am: Breakfast
*Free Time*
7:00pm Group Dinner at Sakura Ridge with food provided by Chef Deanna Joyner


7am: granola/yogurt and fresh brewed coffee available
8:00-9:45am: Group Class
10am: Breakfast
11am: Check Out.

$635 for the full retreat (3 nights/4 days) includes Yoga and MELT method classes, Accommodations, Most Meals and more!

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