Endless Summer Yoga Retreat         September 4-7, 2015

with Ashley Aarti and Granlibakken Tahoe

Tahoe, CA
Tahoe, CA

Granlibakken at night.
Granlibakken at night.

Connect to your natural warrior.
Connect to your natural warrior.

Tahoe, CA
Tahoe, CA


It may be September but you still have a slice of summer left here at North Lake Tahoe, CA!  Every part of you deserves some rest, relaxation and fun before the commencement of fall so come indulge in a weekend of health, music and natural wonder.  


Even the most successful and happiest of lives require moments of retreat and self-care in order for us to see clearly and evolve gracefully.  With this in mind, we have designed a retreat to reinvigorate your yoga practice and your life with time spent in nature, live music vinyasas, ayurvedic counseling and delicious, nourishing meals.
Perhaps you have been feeling less creative in your day to day life, or bored with things that have previously motivated and intrigued you. Run free in the mountains and lake and breathe fresh, vital prana and inspiration into your body and soul. Return home refreshed, lighter and more joyful.



Retreat Includes


  • Two nights’ accommodations at Granlibakken Tahoe, nestled deep into private forested acres.


  • 3 daily restorative meals.


  • Yoga classes every day, including live music and Yoga Nidra, encouraging us to drop in fully to the moment and experience our bodies soulfully.


  • An opening fire ceremony to offer our weekend's intentions and an introduction to the Heart of Yoga.  This intro will include a brief history of Yoga from beginning to its' current evolution and what it means to welcome yogic principles into a happier, healthier lifestyle.


  • An introduction to Ayurveda with an expert to determine your dosha and the ways you can improve your relationships with others, self and community by honoring it.


  • Free time to explore the nature hikes, streams, and beauty of Lake Tahoe. 








For more information about our lodging and prices, please follow the link to Granlibakken's Registration site. Packages begin as low as $384 per person for double occupancy, and there is even an opportunity for off-site lodging (although this is not reccommended for the full experience).



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Granlibakken Conference Center and Lodge in Tahoe City, CA, is one of the most secluded resorts in North Lake Tahoe and offers a perfect retreat from ordinary life into extraordinary wonder.  Granlibakken is a Norwegian name meaning "a hill sheltered by trees." Granlibakken Resort is family-owned, occupying 74 wooded acres in a picturesque mountain valley with spectacular Lake Tahoe is just minutes away. At 6,350 feet in elevation, Granlibakken's location makes it a perfect place to observe Mother Nature, including the occassional friendly but shy bear! 



Retreat Exclusions


  • Retreat price does not include transporation to and from Granlibakken Conference Center and Lodge.


  • Please bring additional funds for any extracurricular activities, shopping and meals during your stay here in Tahoe, CA.



Meet Your Guides


Ashley Aarti Cooper, Trip Leader and Instructor


Ashley Aarti is a yoga instructor, writer and nature-adventure guide.  She is originally from MA, but currently resides in Tahoe, CA, where she works with local ski resorts, retreat centers and adventure trip companies to offer life-changing experiences in the wild forests of Northern California. Ashley has been teaching yoga for half a decade, and practicing for twice that long. She loves theme-based, spirt-expanding classes that challenge her and her students and reinforce the living of an impassioned life. 

Sheila Barnett, CAS, PKS, MT


Shiela Barnett is a Clinical Ayurvedic Specialist from the California College of Ayurveda and a 17 year Licensed Massage Therapist and Reiki Practitioner in North Lake Tahoe. Sheila will be providing Ayurvedic counceling to help you discover new ways to understand your health and self. As an active hiker, outdoor enthusiast and spiritual seeker Shiela encourages living a balanced lifestyle through dietary habits, spiritual practices, breathing exercises, herbal formulas and exercise. A long time interest in Pancha Karma Cleansing has inspired her to create numerous healing treatments including an Ayurveda Facial, Sinus & Head Clarifying Treatment and Chakra Therapy treatment. Shiela and her husband Brad have owned and operated the Lighthouse Spa in North Lake Tahoe for over 12 years and recently celebrated the 2 year opening of The Granlibakken Day Spa at the Granlibakken Resort Lake Tahoe.