Summer Solstice Yoga Retreat

People seated in the grass along path in the garden for yoga class

Relax your mind, body and spirit while embracing the height of the summer season at the Arboretum's 4th annual Summer Solstice Yoga Retreat. We will start the day off with a light breakfast in the Sensory Garden before breaking into smaller groups for the retreat. As we cycle through four different class rotations throughout the day, every participant will have the ability to select the class that's right for them. From vinyasa and yin classes to acupressure tapping and forest bathing, our Yoga in the Gardens partner studios offer something for everyone! Halfway through the day, we will break for an hour-long lunch break. The retreat will close with a blissful yoga nidra session in the Harrison Sculpture Garden, overlooking the highest viewpoint at the Arboretum. Full and half-day retreat options, as well as a pre-purchased lunch, are available.

Date and Time

9 a.m.-3:45 p.m. on June 24, 2023


Sensory Garden


Full Day Member: $45
Full Day Non-member: $60

Full Day Pass

Half Day Member: $25
Half Day Non-member: $40

Morning Pass (9-11:45 a.m.)

Afternoon Pass (1-3:45 p.m.)

Lunch: $20 - Registration coming soon!


Time Class Studio Instructor Location
9-9:30 a.m. Welcome & Light Breakfast NA NA Sensory Garden
9:30-10:30 a.m. Vinny Yoga Ellie Etzell Ellie Etzell Shade Tree Exhibit
9:30-10:30 a.m. Yin & Meditative Movement Olivine Yoga Val Roder Nelson Shrub Rose Garden
9:30-10:30 a.m. Gaze Inward Sensual Flow Nancee Nystrom Sensory Garden
10:45-11:45 a.m. T'ai Chi Chih Sue Bitney Sue Bitney Shade Tree Exhibit
10:45-11:45 a.m. Energizing Flow Yoga4Life Wellness Katie Murphy Nelson Shrub Rose Garden
10:45-11:45 a.m. Slow Flow & Meditation Matthew Tift Matthew Tift Sensory Garden
12-1 p.m. Lunch (pre-purchase lunch or bring your own) NA NA Sensory Garden
1-2 p.m. TBA Holly Bustle Oak & Nut Collection
1-2 p.m. Reiki Sound Bath Meditation Soul Body Finesse Caty Brown & Dan Estenson Sculpture Garden
1-2 p.m. Slow Flow Temple Within Marjory Grevis Garden for Wildlife
2:15-3:15 p.m. Soulful Embodiment Experience Coco Womb Priscilla Momah Oak & Nut Collection
2:15-3:15 p.m. Mid-Afternoon ReCharge Emily Dusek Emily Dusek Garden for Wildlife
2:15-3:15 p.m. Restorative Flow Yoga Prairie Karen Murray Sculpture Garden
3:30-3:45 p.m. Yoga Nidra Yoga Prairie Karen Murray Sculpture Garden