Winter Retreat

Grounded in meditation, this retreat includes numerous sitting periods, the practice of yogic breathing, movement explorations and relational mindfulness exercises during which we engage with others. The entire retreat is held is social silence. While there are specific times to ask questions or share experiences, there is no verbal interaction with participants outside of the classroom. All meals, walks, and time between classes are kept quiet to deepen our inner experience. Students are requested to take a break from reading (journaling is encouraged) and using technology in any capacity.

Retreat Center

Aldermarsh is located on Whidbey Island, about 1.5 hours from Seattle (including ferry ride). It’s a beautiful center with pristine grounds and within walking distance to the vast forest preserved by the Whidbey Institute. The center features a chemical-free hot tub, sweat lodge, delicious vegetarian food and more. Please visit for more details.


Retreat price includes room, meals and teachings. Please note that there are very few single rooms available and you will most likely have a roommate. We do our best to accommodate your room choices but cannot guarantee your first choice. All meals are vegetarian with vegan and gluten-free options.

In an effort to foster inclusivity and diversity, a limited amount of partial scholarships are available. Please inquire if interested.


Single Room $950

Double Room $800

Triple Room $700

$200 non-refundable deposit reserves your spot. Final payment is due December 14th. You can also pay by credit card with an additional 4% surcharge.

Kate and Jenny will donate a portion of our earnings to Yoga Behind Bars. Since 2008, Yoga Behind Bars has helped thousands of incarcerated women, youth and men transform their lives through their yoga programs.


Please send in a check payment to Jenny Hayo at the address listed below.

165 26th Ave Seattle, WA 98122