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A Holistic Yoga Retreat

Step into spring at this joy filled day exploring wellness. With a waterfall view, we'll replenish our bodies with yoga & mindful breathing inside the Blank Park Zoo Discovery Center. Our meditation will take us on a journey through the Zoo to ultimately lead us to our true nature.

This refreshing retreat will nourish you from the inside out. If you want to connect with others, have fun, and free yourself from tension, then join this day where YOU and all the details will be taken care of.

Be one of the few, lighthearted individuals who gets to savor this day as spots are limited to 20. Previous retreats have sold out quickly. Sign up today to enjoy a day away at Illuminate Your Path Holistic Yoga Retreat on Sunday, April 2.

Activities on Sunday, April 2

9:45am        Doors Open

10am           Welcome & Introductions

10:30am      Holistic Yoga

11:45am       Wholesome Lunch catered by Barratta's

12:45            Walking Meditation throughout the Zoo

1:45pm        Break

2pm             Breath of Life Workshop

2:45pm        Whole Being Wellness Interactive Workshop: Your Questions about Poses, Breath, Wellness, Meditation & Lifestyle Answered

3:30              Closing of Our Sacred Space

4pm              Departure

Peaceful Location

Greeted by camels and surrounded by palms, it will feel like we've journeyed far from Des Moines for our spring getaway. With views into the Blank Park Zoo Discovery Center, the waterfall and vibrant birds will encourage our playfulness. This spacious center provides a view into nature's dreamland with the sun's rays, filtered by palms, beaming through a wall of windows. This tranquil space invites and inspires us to nurture our mind, body and spirit.

Nourishing Refreshments

This full service event will nourish you from the inside out. Satiate your body from a selection of beverages available throughout the day. Served at dressed tables, we'll enjoy a delicious, wholesome lunch catered by Barratta's. Our meal will be dairy and gluten free and oh so good. Options are available to make the meal vegetarian. 

Goodies to Take Home

Bring relaxation home with these sweet treats:

  • Home Practice Guide

  • Goodie Bag with Surprises for Whole Being Wellness

  • Holistic Wellness at Home Handouts

  • Transformational Techniques to Find Comfort in Your Body On & Off the Mat

  • New Supportive, Health and Community Conscious Friends 

  • Individual Attention, Inspiration & Guidance from a Yoga and Holistic Wellness Expert


Lynn Marie Nelson, owner of Illuminate Yoga + Natural Solutions, uncomplicates wellness and empowers you with knowledge and confidence to find a place of balance in your life.  With over 17 years of retreat facilitation and 1400 hours of experience teaching holistic wellness and mindful yoga, Lynn Marie authentically shares tips and tricks for all to take into their daily life. 

Lynn Marie Nelson opens the yoga practice to meet you where you are no matter your current health, physical abilities, age, body type, injuries, etc. She gives you the tricks & techniques to reap the rewards of a sustainable, life giving yoga practice. Lynn Marie Nelson will invite you to pick options that work best for your unique needs and energy level. Lynn Marie is a Yoga Alliance Certified Education Provider and E-RYT 200 with Yoga Alliance and owner of Illuminate Yoga + Natural Solutions.

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