Winter “Hygge” Escape- Weekend Retreat

March 3-5, 2023

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A weekend dedicated to Nature, Comfort, and Togetherness

Join us for a weekend inspired by "Hygge" - the Danish cultural concept and value of warmth, happy coziness, and togetherness.

We will immerse ourselves in "comfortable conviviality", with an array of organized and self-guided activities designed to provoke tranquility, friendship, laughter, security and relaxation.

Mugs  for tea or coffee,  wool things near cozy fireplace, in country house, winter vacation, horizontal.

 We will use this weekend investigate our relationship with ourselves, and ways in which we create sacred space - in not only the outside world, but in the mind and body.

Please Note: Space for this Retreat is LIMITED. If we do not meet the minimum 10 registrants, the weekend will be postponed and a FULL REFUND will be issued :)

Retreat Price:

Includes all meals, accommodations (bedding and towels) for two nights, yoga & meditation classes, organized activities/crafts, weekend pass to the Manitowish Waters Athletic Center (sauna, pool, and hot tub), welcome bag & journal

Single Room:

$600/per person

Winter Escape Single Room

Winter Escape Single Room

$600.00

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Double Room:

$450/per person

Winter Escape Double Room

Winter Escape Double Room

$450.00

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Local Pass Friday Only:

$59/per person

Includes yoga & meditation, dinner, wine-tasting, Northwoods "hygge" group craft, welcome bag & journal

Friday Night Local Pass

Friday Night Local Pass

$59.00

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Weekend Activities

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Organized Activities:

  • All levels Vinyasa style Yoga
  • Slow Flow Yoga
  • Meditation/ Yoga Nidra
  • Local Artist Activities: Get artsy and use natural elements from outside to create guided Northwoods crafts
  • Winter bonfire (weather pending)
  • Group Journal Workshops
  • Learn to Ski/Snowshoe with Jenna! Reserve lesson upon checkout

 

 Self-Guided Activities:

  • Fat Tire Biking (rentals can be arranged).
  • Snowshoeing local trails.
  • Cross country/skate skiing- many trail systems available in close proximity.
  • Learn to Ski/Snowshoe with Jenna! Reserve lessons when booking.
  • Weekend Pass to enjoy the Manitowish Waters Athletic Center (fitness equipment, pool, hot tub, and sauna)
  • Board games, book reading fire-side, "hygge" relaxation, journal prompts
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Hygge Winter Weekend Retreat Schedule

 

Friday March 3rd:

All activities are optional.  Once you reserve your space, we will contact you by email to get an idea of your interests.

 

4:00PM-5:00PM:

  • Check-in: Rest Lake Lodge at Camp Jorn.  Drive past Main Lodge, first housing unit to the left- Signs/lights will show the way.
  • Relax, connect with others or enjoy local attractions: walk paved trails, visit The MAC, Discovery Center, or Winman Trails.

5:15PM-6:15PM:

  • Stretch into a relaxing and restorative Yin Yoga/Guided Meditation

6:30PM:

  • Welcome! Homemade Dinner & Wine Tasting

7:30PM: 

  • Group journal prompt, "Sacred Space" guided workshop

8:00 PM:

Cozy in for a Northwoods Hygge Art project

 

Saturday, March 4th

7:00AM-9:00AM

  • Breakfast! Help yourself (coffee/juice, Kringle, oatmeal and yogurt bar, local bread & jam, fruit, hard boiled eggs)

8:30AM 

  • Meditation- all level warm yoga,  poolside at the MAC

10:00AM

  • Find your sacred space in the Northwoods!  Explore Winman Trails with skiing, snowshoeing and fat tire biking, ski lesson times listed below.  Other options available, please discuss your interests with us.

12:00 PM

  • Lunch!  Fresh fire-baked pizza and delicious salad in warming hut at Winman

12:00PM-5:00PM 

  • Find your sacred space in the northwoods!  Explore Winman Trails with skiing, snowshoeing and fat tire biking, ski lesson times listed below.  Other options and ski systems available, please discuss your interests with us.

Don't forget: MAC Passes are included with the weekend; bring that warmth back in after a beautiful winter day outside and relax in the sauna, pool or hot tub

6:30PM-7:30PM

  •  Dinner & wine tasting!

Bonfire Following Dinner:

  • Have fun connecting with others and making Danish bonfire bread also known as Twisted bread (Snobrød).  This bread is a perfect way of inspiring Nordic hygge.

9:00PM

  • Relaxing Yoga Night Nidra

Sunday March 5th

7:00AM-9:00AM

  • Breakfast! Help yourself (coffee/juice, Kringle, oatmeal and yogurt bar, local bread & jam, fruit, hard boiled eggs)

9:00AM-10:15AM

  • Meditation & All level Yoga- downstairs in the yoga room at The MAC

10:15AM 

  • Closing - Warm Goodbyes :)

11:45am-1pm

  • Sunday Funday Ski- Stick around and ski through snow-capped trees with Jenna on one of WinMan's winding ski trails. WinMan trails encompasses 1,300 acres of scenic maple forests within the Winegar moraine, a geological feature left behind by the last glacial period 10,000 years ago.
The trail we will traverse will be easy in ability level, and approximately 2 miles in length.

 

Weekend options for ski lessons:

Saturday, March 4th:

1hr. ski lessons available at:

10:45am-11:45am

 
Note for reserving: 8 people per lesson max.
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Sunday, March 5th:

Private Lessons available for an individual, or couple, at:

9:00am-10:00am

10:15am-11:15am

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Questions you may have:

  • What is Hygge?
    • Hygge is a Danish lifestyle concept that promotes comfort, warmth, and light. It can be summed up as a "coziness of the soul." While you can Hygge at any time of year, it is especially connected with fall and winter. Rather than resisting winter, Hygge invites us to lean into it through comfortable clothing, soft lighting, warm foods, and connecting with your friends or yourself.
  • Can I rent skiis, snowshoes or a fat tire bike? We work with Rivers Edge Outfitters, www.riversedgemw.com
  • What type of food will we be eating?
    • Conscious homemade comfort food! We love to source as local as possible. We ask everyone before making the menu about their preferences, allergies, etc.
  • I have some more personal questions/concerns, how can I get in touch with you?
    • E-mail us at rusticrootsretreats@gmail.com
  •  What happens if I sign up and can't make it anymore?
    • If you cancel 30 days prior, you will receive a full refund.  After 30 days, if you are unable to make it to the retreat, you can transfer your spot to a friend or loved one. If it is last minute that you cannot make it, 50% of your payment will be turned into credit to use with us at a later date.
  • Can I bring alcohol to this event?
    • Every event is different.  We will be offering wine tasting at dinner.  You may bring a beverage of your choice to relax with.

 

RETREAT VENUE & LODGING

Camp Jorn is a rustic, historic camp located in the woods and on the water of Rest Lake, part of the beautiful MW 10 lake chain.  

Rest Lake Lodge

Accommodates up to 16 people in eight separate bedrooms.

  • Four semiprivate shower/restrooms.
  • Bottom Bunk bed is a full and the top is a twin
  • Large, comfortable common area with full kitchen and beautiful view of Rest Lake
  • Large deck steps away from an outdoor fire pit