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Turkey Run Inn
Root 2 Flow Spring Yoga Retreat
Gentle Mat & Aqua Yoga Spring Retreat at Turkey Run Inn in Turkey Run State Park. Saturday March 18- Sunday March19th
Time & Location
Mar 18, 2023, 3:00 PM – Mar 19, 2023, 4:00 PM
Turkey Run Inn, 8102 Park Rd, Marshall, IN 47859, USA
About the event
"If we had no winter,
the spring would not
be so pleasant."
- ANNE BRADSTREET
It was a such privilege to have our very first yoga retreat together this past Fall. We are so pleased to be back this Spring for another Root 2 Flow Yoga Retreat! A wonderful time to find a new bloom of life and reconnect with nature. A perfect time to relieve our cabin fever!
We could not have asked for a better seasonal setting to experience the nature around us than Turkey Run Inn at beautiful Turkey Run State Park.
As described by Turkey Run Inn,
“Nestled inside beautiful Turkey Run State Park. Located in Parke County, the covered bridge capital of the world, this is the perfect spot for making memories naturally!
Enjoy the Inn and the Narrows Restaurant, as we are right in the middle of this beautiful park. Wake up to adventure just steps from your room, and enjoy fantastic hiking trails with canyons and ravines. Step across the suspension bridge for a view you won't forget.”
Within Turkey Run State Park:
- Hike up wooden ladders, across creek beds, and under rock ledges. Eleven hiking trails totaling fourteen miles in length. Voted one of the best trail systems in the state.
- Nature Center, open for bird watching and planetarium twelve months out of the year.
- Lusk Home, built in 1841 by first European settlers to own this land, open by appointment for tour.
- Saddle Barn, offers pony rides, scenic trail rides, and hay rides.
- Olympic size outdoor swimming pool and concession area.
- Indoor heated swimming pool connected to the Inn.
- Picnic areas and shelters throughout the park. Some shelters feature a fireplace, picnic tables, fire rings and grills.
- Camp store.
- Two historic covered bridges.
Near the Turkey Run State Park:
- Canoe rental, canoe, kayak and tube’n trips on Scenic Sugar Creek. See Turkey Run and Shades State Parks from your canoe. Float under four historic covered bridges. Trips range from one-hour floats, half-day trips and overnight adventures. Located across from Turkey Run State Park.
- Thirty historic covered bridges, Parke County is named the covered bridge capital of the world.
- Shades State Park, rated #1 in Indiana for its quality hiking trails, from mild to adventurous trails.
- Raccoon State Recreation Area, featuring Cecil M Harden Lake with boat rental, beach and camping.
- Mansfield Mill, offers many festivals throughout the year and features a historic roller mill that produces cornmeal. Gift shop
- Ernie Pyle State Historic Site, WW II newspaper correspondent home place memorial.
ABOUT THE RETREAT:
Scheduled classes, activities, and registration info for event will be listed at the bottom of this page.
Participants have the option of choosing from 4 different registration choices depending on your time and needs
All reservations and rooms for this retreat will be booked through us and not through Turkey Run Inn.
All classes will be split up into the following 3 categories...
*Restorative Yoga is a more restful, meditative practice that is all about slowing down and opening your body through passive stretching. As the name suggests, this style of yoga “restores” the body to its parasympathetic nervous system function, which in turn, allows the body to rest, heal, and restore balance. We will also be incorporating more of a Gentle Vinyasa practice to build energy in the body through invigorating and mindful breathing and stretching postures.
*Aquatic Yoga may be a lesser heard of yoga style, but it is no less significant and offers profound benefits. This style is ideal for everyone having difficulty with balance, stability, strength in the lower extremities, core, and upper body. It especially helps those who’ve had recent surgeries, arthritis, hip/knee replacements or generalized weakness. Brown County Inn’s warm water pool is perfect for these strengthening skills while also relaxing in the gentle aquatic environment. Participants do not need to know to how to swim, yet should be comftorable in waist deep water.
*Chair yoga is a gentle form of yoga that can be done sitting on a chair or standing on the ground while using the chair for support. Benefits of chair yoga include, improved flexibility, better concentration, increased strength
We also have the very special honer again of welcoming sound healer Carla Cary to soak in a session of her meditative specialized sound frequencies to create a therapeutic atmosphere to promote deep rest, nervous system rebalancing, and emotional release.
*Our Full Package includes all five yoga classes throughout the weekend, overnight stay, dinner Saturday, followed by Sunday breakfast, Sunday lunch, snacks, and all activities. All meals are house made from Narrows Restaurant at Turkey Run Inn. After you register, we will email out menus to each guest depending on which package you decide. Choose the best meal and beverage selections based on your dietary needs and we will have it all arranged for you by the weekend. (There will be no seasonal change in menu we send out)
Saturday - Dinner Menu
Sunday - Breakfast & Lunch Menu
All Restorative, Gentle Vinyasa, and Chair classes will be held in the Strauss Event Room close to lobby and Pool. Please bring yoga mats. If you do not have one please don't hesitate to reach out and we will bring a mat for you.
All Aquatic classes will be held in the heated indoor pool close to Strauss Event Room and Bedrooms. Please bring swimsuit and towel.
Each participant can choose one bed or two bed rooms at our registration, which can accommodate up to two retreat participants per room. All rooms are a combination of cabins and rooms attached to the Inn. Family, friends, kids ages 12 and above are encouraged to come along even if not attending the retreat. A nice Spring weekend for everybody to enjoy!
* (Please note that each two bed-rooms has only two single size beds, while a single bed-room has one queen size bed. Price is the same for which ever option you choose.)
Each registration option will be a variation of these many amenities. If staying Saturday night is not in your plans or budget, we will also include day passes for Sunday classes and activities.
Event policies including cancellations and safety will be located in Root 2 Flow Policies in Registrations.
-Elizabeth A McKinley MS, RT, RYT, WSI- An Indiana University, (Bloomington) graduate with both a bachelor’s and master’s degree in Therapeutic Recreation, specializing in aquatics, physical fitness, health & recreation for children, adults, seniors, of all abilities. Elizabeth’s 40-year career has spanned a wealth of professional opportunities directing aquatic and physical fitness facilities and working as a private therapist specializing in Therapeutic Recreation for youth, adults, & seniors with special needs/developmental disabilities. Elizabeth raced and trained as a triathlete for 30 years, directed youth and adult triathlons, and has developed extraordinary events for adults and children with special needs. Elizabeth has been teaching yoga since 2008, is a 500 hour RYT, registered yoga teacher with Yoga Alliance. Elizabeth currently teaches mat yoga, (Vinyasa, flow, restorative, power), aqua yoga, and paddleboard yoga privately and contractually for the HRH Avon YMCA. Elizabeth has recently taught yoga in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic for the company FitPro, Fitneess Professionals. Elizabeth will be teaching Yoga in Jamaica for two weeks this Spring. Elizabeth loves to read, ride her bicycle, swim, walk, do yoga, garden, and teach!
-Wyatt E McKinley is a 500 RYT + Certified Yoga Teacher with training and certifications in Vinyasa, Yin, Trauma Informed Yoga, and Yoga Nidra. He is a Bloomington native who teaches locally and has taught abroad in places including Dominican Republic, Mexico, and Jamaica as part of FitPro Yoga Fitness Professional. Wyatt will be teaching Yoga in Colombia this Spring. He has been teaching since 2019 and has practiced and studied Vipassana Meditation and holistic wellness before that. Wyatt loves to run, travel, read, create, drink tea, and talk about anything pop culture.
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We look forward to seeing you there!
Saturday (late afternoon arrival)Strauss Event Room @TRI
Gentle Mat Yoga Vinyasa FlowStrauss Event Room @TRI