Back to Nature Women’s Yoga Retreat Oregon, September 2017


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Join Ambuja Yoga for our Fourth Annual Women’s “Glamping” Back to Nature Yoga Retreat in Oregon in September 2017. This women’s yoga retreat has been so successful we are offering three sessions: July 14-16, 2017, July 16-18, 2017, and September 8-10, 2017. We would love to have you join us this September!

Located just outside of Eugene, Oregon, at the Tipi Village Retreat in Marcola, this all-inclusive three day women’s retreat is designed to help you unwind, deepen your yoga practice, and enjoy Oregon’s beautiful outdoors.

Book Early! This retreat will sell out just as quickly as last year and group size is capped at 22.

The Tipi Village Retreat, nestled within the Pacific Northwest woods, is the perfect place for our “glamping” retreat as we celebrate the dog days of summer with creekside outdoor yoga, a beautiful local day-hike, and gourmet al fresco meals. At night you will find comfort within one of the Tipi Village’s beautiful tipis or cozy indoor rooms. Our women’s yoga retreat offers you the opportunity to deepen your yoga practice, recharge your soul, and find greater gratitude; an opportunity to shine your light and share your love on and off the mat.

A woman in harmony with her spirit is like a river flowing. She goes where she will without pretense and arrives at her destination prepared to be herself and only herself.

~Maya Angelou

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Meet Your Instructors

Autumn Adams, E-RYT 200, CPNYT, YACEP

autumn-adams-yoga-instructorAutumn founded Ambuja Yoga in 2014 as a way to not only share her love of yoga, travel & adventure, but as a way to cultivate intention, courage and grace in her students. She hopes her retreat attendees will leave her retreats with a feeling of purpose and with the ability to invite their intention into all aspects of their lives. She encourages her students to be conscious creators… to have the courage to take risks (both big and small), the courage to listen deeply to their body, to their gut, to their heart and the grace to “roll with the punches” on this messy path we call life.

Toni Larson, E-RYT 200, YACEP

toni-acevado-yoga-instructorBeauty moves Toni and touches her heart.  Toni’s yoga practice keeps her doing the things she loves most.  It has given her a recipe for life.  She is a better mother, partner and human being because of it.  Toni’s teaching provides a relaxed atmosphere. Toni approaches yoga with a very real and down to earth style.  Recognizing that each person’s body, range of motion, strength and energy are different, Toni is able to create and hold space so students can approach their practice with wisdom, courage and most importantly unconditional love. Toni has been teaching yoga for over 6 years and is the owner of Barefoot Bliss Yoga.

Back to Nature Women’s Yoga Retreat Dates

Session 3: Friday September 8- Sunday September 10, 2017

Back to Nature Women’s Yoga Retreat Includes:

Women's yoga retreat tipi

Beautiful tipi set in the woods

  • All Meals (2 B, 1 L, 2 D)
  • Water, coffee, Metolius Tea Apothecary loose leaf tea and Yogi hot tea, Metolius Tea Apothecary cold brewed tea, and Pacific Northwest wines
  • 4 x 90 minute yoga sessions co-taught by Autumn and Toni
  • Guided meditation and yoga nidra (deep relaxation/yogic sleep)
  • Optional self-guided hike at nearby Shotgun Creek
  • Foundations of Asana Workshop with Toni: Alignment & modifications for the individual student (90 minutes)
  • Intro to Meditation Workshop with Autumn: Reduce stress with meditation, mantra and mudra (60 minutes)
  • Two nights accommodation at the Tipi Village Retreat
  • Gift bag of local goodies.

Back to Nature Women’s Yoga Retreat Excludes:

  • Transportation to/from the Tipi Village Retreat
  • Hard Alcohol and Beer
  • Wifi
  • Junk Food

Women’s Yoga Retreat Pricing Per Person:

Superior Accommodation

glamping women's yoga retreat

The interior of Sitting Bull Tipi

  • Master Bedroom with King Bed & En Suite: 
    • Double Occupancy: $478 per person
  • Studio with Queen Bed & En Suite: 
    • Double Occupancy: $448 per person
  • Sitting Bull Tipi with King Bed  (SOLD OUT)
    • Double Occupancy: $448 per person
  • Chief Seattle Tipi with Queen Bed 
    • Double Occupancy: $433 per person

Standard Accommodation


Cabin in the Woods

  • Cabin in the Woods with Queen Bed 
    • Double Occupancy: $418 per person
  • Hiawatha Tipi with Queen Bed 
    • Double Occupancy: $418 per person
  • Calapooya Tipi with Queen Bed 
    • Double Occupancy: $418 per person

Budget Accommodation: Crazy Horse Large Shared Tipi (Max 8)

  • Double Bed- Shared: $383 per person (1 spot left)


    Large shared tipi.

  • Foam Sleeping Mat on Raised Platform: $373 per person** (SOLD OUT)
  • ** For those who choose the foam sleeping mat option you will need to bring your own sleeping bag. A towel and pillow will be provided.**

Accommodation Descriptions:

  • Double Occupancy: This option is perfect for two friends or sisters; with a shared full, queen or king bed
  • Shared Tipi: Perfect for those on a tighter budget that still want a weekend getaway or a group of friends. Sleeps 8.
  • Solo Yoginis: I recommend the shared tipi. It is a wonderful way to connect with your fellow yoginis. Due to limited space we are not offering single occupancy rooms.
  • Groups: Additional foam sleeping mats with platforms are available for groups that would like triple occupancy (Weekend rate for third person: $373). (Session 3: 3 available)

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 Back to Nature Women’s Yoga Retreat in Oregon: Session 3 September 8-10, 2017

Student Health Liability Waiver pdf
Back to Nature Retreat Reservation Form September

Reserve Your Spot By Paying Your 50% Non-Refundable Deposit Now. Session 3 Balance due August 20, 2017.

Please contact Autumn at or (541)408-2884 to reserve your spot.

Back to Nature Women’s Yoga Retreat Reservations and Payment Information

Reservation Information:

To reserve your spot contact Autumn through our contact form to confirm room availability, fill out the Student Health and Liability Waiver, the Retreat Registration Form and send your non-refundable deposit or pay for your retreat in full. Forms and payment options are available on our Payment & Reservations page.

Payment Information:

You may pay for your retreat via Paypal, Square, check (Oregon residents), Certified Cheque/Cashiers Check or cash (Central Oregon residents). Payment plans are available upon request. 50% non-refundable deposit holds your place; full payment due by July 1, 2017.

Ambuja Yoga Retreat Payment, Refund & Cancellation Policy:

  • The deposit amount is non-refundable. However, if you can find someone to fill your space the non-refundable deposit can be transferred to another individual.
  • If written Notice of Cancellation is received at least 30 days prior to the retreat start date the full amount paid less the non-refundable deposit will be refunded.
  • If written Notice of Cancellation is received within 30 days of retreat start date there will be no refund granted.
  • If Ambuja Yoga must cancel the retreat due to illness, death, or extenuating circumstances 100% of money paid to Ambuja Yoga will be refunded within 30 days of retreat cancellation. Ambuja Yoga is not responsible for guests’ costs & expenses incurred in preparation for any canceled retreats.
  • Final payment must be received by 8/20/17 unless otherwise authorized by Ambuja Yoga.

Have you been on a yoga retreat with Ambuja Yoga?

Have you been on a yoga retreat with Ambuja Yoga before? You’ll receive 10% off of your next retreat. Contact Ambuja Yoga for further details.

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Back to Nature Women’s Yoga Retreat Schedule


3:30 pm Check-in opens (rooms may be available earlier)
5:30-7:00 pm Welcome Circle and Evening Yoga (gentle hatha flow+yin)
7:30-8:30pm Dinner
8:45-10:00pm Time to relax connect or soak in the hot tub
10:30pm Lights out


6:15-7:30am Coffee and Tea available
7:30- 9:00am Yoga (energizing vinyasa flow)(Wear layers & bring socks)
9:00-9:15am Guided Meditation
9:30-10:30am Breakfast
11:00-12:00pm Intro to Meditation Workshop with Autumn
12:00-3:30pm Self-guided hike at Shotgun Creek
3:30-5:00pm Foundations of Asana Workshop with Toni
5:15-7:15pm Yoga (gentle hatha flow + yin/restorative) and Yoga Nidra
7:30-8:30pm Dinner
8:00-10:00pm Free time, relax by fire pit (journal, soak, shower, etc.)
10:30pm Lights out


6:15-7:30am Coffee and Tea available
7:30- 9:00am Yoga (energizing vinyasa flow) with abbreviated Yoga Nidra (Wear layers & bring socks)
9:00-9:30am Closing Gratitude Circle
9:30-10:30am Breakfast
12:00pm Check-out

Oregon Back to Nature Women’s Yoga Retreat Travel Information

Travel Routes and Travel Tips

Flying into Eugene, Oregon

The following airlines fly into Eugene (EUG):

  • United Airlines
  • Delta Airlines
  • Allegiant Air
  • Alaska Airlines
  • American Airlines
  • US Airways

Airport Pick-up is available and takes approximately 45 minutes. Airport pick-up and drop-off can be arranged directly through the Tipi Village at

Driving Directions From Portland, Oregon to the Tipi Village Retreat (2 hrs. without traffic. There seems to be tons of traffic on Fridays leaving Portland, please leave with ample time. Each year we have people that arrive late.)

1. From Portland take I-5 South approx. 80 miles to Exit 216 (OR-228 E) 2. Turn left onto OR-228 E. Follow OR-228 E through Brownsville and Crawfordsville. 3. On the other side of Crawfordsville, turn right onto Brush Creek Rd., which turns into Marcola Rd. at the county line. 4. After approx. 13 mi. turn left onto Paschelke Rd. for approx 1.3 miles 5. Turn left onto Wendling Rd. 6. Look for the wooden Tipi Village Retreat sign on the left after approx. 2 miles. 7. Turn into the driveway and cross the wooden bridge. 8. The Tipi Village Retreat is on the right. 9. When you pull in follow the drive into the forested area for parking.

From Bend, Oregon to the Tipi Village Retreat (2.5 hrs. without traffic)

1. Take Hwy. 20 W for approx. 95 miles to Sweethome 2. Turn Left on OR-228 W/ Holley Rd. 3. After 7.8 mi. turn left onto Brush Creek Rd., which turns into Marcola Rd. at the county line. 4. After about 13 mi. turn left onto Paschelke Rd. 5. Continue on Paschelke Rd. for about 1.5 miles. 6. Turn Left on Wendling Rd. 7. Continue on Wendling Rd for approx 2 miles. Keep your eyes open for a wooden sign that says the Tipi Village Retreat on the left. 8. Pull in the driveway and cross the wooden bridge. The Tipi Village Retreat will be on the right.9. Continue up the drive into the forest, where you will find space for parking.

Please give yourself extra driving time.  Each year one or two guests end up getting stuck in the Portland-Salem traffic or get stuck behind a slow moving vehicle going over the pass from Bend. The Opening Circle begins promptly at 5:00 pm on the first evening.

Arrival and Departure Information

Arrival Please plan on arriving at the Tipi Village Retreat no later than 4:30pm on the opening day. You may arrive as early as 3:00pm. Departure When arranging your travel please do not schedule flights, etc. before noon on your day of departure. **It is possible to stay an extra day before or after the retreat.**

Travel Insurance

Travel Insurance is not required. I do recommend travel insurance for those who will be flying into PDX or EUG. Travel insurance may protect against missed flights, cancelations, injuries, etc.

Visa Requirements

If you are a citizen of a country other than the US please contact your local embassy for visa requirements.

Back to Nature Women’s Yoga Retreat General Information and FAQ

1. Where is the Tipi Village Retreat? It’s 30 minutes outside of Eugene, Oregon in the town of Marcola. About a two hour drive from Portland and a 2 1/2 hour drive from Bend.

2. I have a couple of dietary restrictions. Will I be accommodated? We will do our best to accommodate all dietary restrictions. Please let us know ahead of time, so we can plan accordingly. Do I need to bring my own food? You don’t need to bring any food with you. All meals and beverages are included. If you know that you wake up hungry and need a snack before morning practice you may want to bring a couple of Lara Bars or similar with you.

3. May I pick my roommate? Yes, please let us know your preferred roommate on your retreat registration form.

4. What are the tipis like? The tipis are approximately 15-20 feet across. Each tipi has a queen or full size bed, warm bedding, and beautiful rugs covering a stone floor.

5. I’m worried about the hike. Will it be too challenging? The hike will be easy in intensity. You should plan on hiking at a rate of about 2 mph.

6. What should I pack for the Back to Nature women’s yoga retreat? Pack layers. The days will probably be warm, while the nights cool. You will want comfy clothes that don’t restrict movement for yoga. No need to bring anything fancy. No need for make-up or hair products either. You will want to bring a light jacket/rain jacket depending on weather. You may want to bring a swimsuit for an evening soak in the hot tub. You will also want to pack comfortable hiking shoes/boots that you have already broken in. You may also want to pack a camera.

7. Is there drinking water available? Yes, the Tipi Village has their own well and the water is fantastic. I encourage everyone to bring a refillable water bottle to use throughout the retreat and especially during the hike.

8. Do I need to bring my own props and mat? Please bring a yoga mat. I will provide 1 block, 1 strap, and 1 blanket per attendee. If you have a meditation cushion or bolster you may like to bring that along too.

9. When is full payment due? Final payment is due  by July 1, 2017.

10. When is my deposit due? Your non-refundable deposit is due at reservation signing.

11. Is my deposit refundable? No, the deposit is not refundable. If you can fill your space you will be able to transfer your deposit to that individual.

12. I am new to yoga. Will this retreat be a good fit? The yoga classes taught will be all-levels. I will emphasize modifications to make postures more accessible and/or more challenging. Toni will also be teaching a Foundations of Asana Workshops that is alignment based and will cover modifications.

13. What type of yoga will be taught? First evening: Gentle Flow followed by a few restorative/yin postures and a brief guided meditation.  First Morning: All Levels Energizing Vinyasa Flow. Second Evening: Gently Flow followed by a more restorative Yin practice w/ Yoga Nidra. Sunday: Energizing Vinyasa Flow. Two workshops will also be taught: Foundations of Asana and Intro to Meditation.

14.Will meditation be taught? Yes, meditation will be taught throughout the weekend. The first morning Autumn will lead an Intro to Meditation Workshop that will include mantra, meditation and mudra. There will also be time to practice meditation on your own.

15. Anything else I should know? This retreat is designed to let you completely unplug from the outside world. No phones, computers, etc. Each day we will get a chance to show up an be present without outside distractions.

16. Is there Wifi/ Cell Service? Cell service is spotty, but present. There is no Wifi at the Tipi Village Retreat.

17. Is there electricity in the tipis? All of the tipis, have electricity.

18. How is the weather in July? In July you can count on warm to hot days (80-95° F) and cool nights (40-55°F). The chance of rain during this time of year is slim, but it is the Pacific Northwest. I encourage you to check the weather forecast before you leave home.

19. Is gratuity included in the Back to Nature women’s yoga retreat? Gratuity is included in your rate. In previous years guests have wanted to show their appreciation by offering additional gratuity; if you feel inclined an extra $5-$15 would be adequate.

20. When can I schedule a private yoga session? Private and small group yoga sessions can be scheduled for throughout the retreat with Autumn or Toni in 60, 75, or 90 minute blocks ($65, $75, and $85 respectively). Private sessions can focus on asana, pranayama, meditation, yoga nidra, modifications, and injury prevention among numerous other topics. Contact Autumn to schedule:

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Need more information?

Don’t hesitate to contact Autumn by phone 541-408-2884 or email at if you have questions about the women’s yoga retreat. If you’re in the Bend area I would love to set up a time to get coffee or tea and answer any questions you may have.

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