Ground. Clear. Connect. 

An Healing Retreat with Michelle Befus & Rachel Bjornson 


Throughout the year, we’ve accumulated many experiences and emotions, storing them in our bodies and hearts. Some we want to keep close, while others no longer serve us. As we come into the final months of the year, it is a potent time to sort through what is within, integrating what feels good and releasing that which does not.                            

Over the course of the weekend, you’ll reconnect with your body through listening to the messages within and beginning to powerfully embody your intuitive wisdom. Through alignment based yoga, breath work and meditation, you will be guided to ground into your body, clear out old energy and emotions and connect with your true self - the Self that knows who she is and how she wants to be in the world. 

The schedule is designed to provide balance between activity, exploration and plenty of time to just be. Whether you prefer to rest, read a book or relax in the hot sauna, we encourage you to slip into a space of deep self care. You will be nourished with delicious local, organic meals, surrounded by lush forests made for long walks and introduced to new, like-minded friends. Please join us for a weekend of grounding into the now, clearing away what no longer serves you and stepping into a deeper connection with your mind, body and spirit.

The Instructors

Michelle Befus, RYT-500

Michelle offers a down to earth, non-intimidating environment, using a combination of technical instruction and breathing practices to awaken personal awareness. Her classes include a strong attention to detail, encouraging students to move slowly and mindfully into their bodies. Her hope is that through the practice of yoga, students will find clarity each day: accessing ease, personal strength and introspection.

Michelle was drawn to movement from a very young age, leading her to pursue a career as a professional ballet dancer. When she shifted her vocational focus to grow in corporate management, she discovered yoga as an outlet from the daily stress and demands of her work. Now, her passion for yoga and teaching is evident in the lighthearted, enthusiastic approach she brings to every class. Her alignment based vinyasa classes focus on presence, reflection and mindful movement.

Michelle received her 500 hour teaching certification with Pacific Yoga and is registered with Yoga Alliance. She leads group and private classes, workshops and retreats throughout the greater Seattle area.

To read more about Michelle, please visit

Rachel Bjornson,  Intuitive Spiritual Mentor

Rachel is an energy healer and intuitive spiritual mentor with a passion for teaching women how to reconnect with their inner wise woman and innate divine power. She believes that you can align with your purpose in life right now, right here where you are—despite your past, despite your fears, and despite the stories you tell yourself. She teaches that when you unravel your fears, self-limiting beliefs, and the stories you’ve been telling yourself, you’ll rediscover who you are and have the ability to tune back into your higher calling. Creating a safe space in which to work, she uses various energetic healing techniques, spiritual tools and intuitive wisdom to guide her clients back to her soul purpose, realigning them within their truth and highest potential.




3-4: Arrival/ Check In

4:30-6: Opening Circle/ Yoga

6:30-7:30pm: Dinner

7:30-9: Breathwork Circle



7:30-8: Morning Walk or Guided Meditation

8-9: Breakfast

10-11:30: Yoga

12-1: Lunch

1-4: Free Time

4-6: Breathwork Circle

6:30-7:30: Dinner

7:30-9: Sauna Soak or Free Time



7:30-8: Morning Walk or Guided Meditation

8-9: Breakfast

9:30-11: Yoga

11-12: Closing Circle

12-1: Lunch/ Checkout


Join us at the beautiful Yoga Lodge on Whidbey Island.


The lodge accommodates 11. Fees include all yoga classes, meditation and workshop sessions, 3 nourishing meals per day, sauna sweats, and shared accommodations/bath.

Lodge: $565 08/31/16, $605 regular

Camp: $535 08/31/16, $585 regular

Offsite: $415 08/31/16, $465 regular

Deposit of $150 will secure your space in the lodge. Balance due 09/15/16

Refunds/ Cancellations

Refunds offered minus a $150 administration fee. After 09/15/16 refunds will only be granted if your space can be filled with a new participant.

Registration or Questions

To register for this retreat or to ask any questions, please contact Rachel through the form below. 

Name *


We look forward to seeing you in June!

xo Rachel & Michelle