Beach Yoga Bliss Lake Erie Yoga Retreat

September 7 – 9, 2018

Who says summer has to end after Labor Day? Not me!

Please join me the weekend after Labor Day on the beautiful shores of Lake Erie in Huron, Ohio for a weekend getaway full of beach yoga bliss. Come to reconnect with nature, breathe deep, practice yoga, meditate, relax, feed the soul (and your belly with delicious food), and find your bliss on a beautiful stretch of Lake Erie beach. This weekend yoga retreat kicks off Friday evening with a sunset yoga and meditation class and continues through early Sunday. When you’re not practicing yoga, there will be lots of time to relax at the beach, catch a sunset, and make new friends.

For overnight accommodations, there are several options:

A beautiful waterfront home located in Mitiwanga Park in Huron Ohio sits right on the beach and has spectacular views of Lake Erie both to the north, east and west. Sit on one of the many decks of the house and soak in the views and the sun. The beaches are sandy and shallow for a long distance out and is private to residents (and their tenants). The Park has tennis courts and basketball courts available for use.

The home has five bedrooms available with 3 full-baths and a private outdoor shower. The home sits on a gently sloped hill to the beach and has 3 sides that face the lake so there are spectacular beach views from virtually every room in the house. You will be just steps away from the beach where the yoga sessions will be held throughout the weekend.

Wild Waves Motel – Double Occupancy Rooms with Two Double Beds

Wild Waves is a small, local, family owned and operated six-room motel and lake house.   The Wild Waves property is located on the shore of Lake Erie on approx. 2 1/2 acres of shaded, maintained yard and a private beach. You will be just steps away from the beach where the yoga sessions will be held.

Each spacious guest room has two double beds with fresh linens, full-sized bathtub and a private bathroom, refrigerator, microwave, flat screen TV, cable, and free Wi-Fi.

Firefly Beach Resort Cottages & Camping

Firefly Beach Resort is located between Huron and Vermilion, Ohio on the shores of Lake Erie. Guests enjoy the private, deep sandy beach and swimming area, morning sunrises, and evening sunsets over the lake, 3 acres of grassy lawn and shade trees and the peaceful breezes off the lake on a summer evening.

Firefly Beach has several cottages and camping available. To book these accommodations – please visit the Firefly Beach Resort website and reserve online.

Location The private beaches of Mitiwanga, Firefly Beach, and Wild Waves are connected so no matter where you stay it is just steps to the beach for yoga and the pavilion for meals. The location is less than 15 minutes to Cedar Point, and less than 10 minutes to Sandusky and Vermilion for shopping, wineries, and sightseeing. There is plenty of areas to walk and ride a bike if you want to bring yours, and the Erie Kai Tavern is located on the property of Firefly Beach.

Waterfront Dining All of the meals will be served in this gorgeous waterfront pavilion setting. Enjoy your breakfast, lunch, and dinner with waterfront views and the sound of the waves.

Our yoga practices will be on the beach with the sound of the wind and waves for our playlist and the added bonus of watching Mother Nature put on a brilliant art show for us as we watch the sunset. In case of rain, we will practice under a covered pavilion with gorgeous Lake Erie views. Sheets will be provided to place under your yoga mats to keep the sand away.


I’m really excited that my good friend Ross Dilley of Hollyhock Hill Catering is coming along to be our personal chef for the weekend, he has planned a healthy and delicious menu and can accommodate any other dietary needs (gluten free, vegan, etc.).

RELAX and enjoy the beach!

When not practicing yoga or enjoying meals together, there will be free time for rest and relaxation, hang out at the beach, perhaps schedule a massage (we’ll have a masseuse available at the house on Saturday for appointments), get a henna tattoo, rent a standup paddleboard or kayak in Vermilion, ride your bike or take a hike at nearby Sheldon Marsh State Park.

Included in the price of the retreat  – for Mitiwanga House and Wild Waves Motel

  • 2 nights’ accommodation
  • 5 Meals (dinner Friday and Saturday night, Breakfast Saturday and Sunday, lunch Saturday)
  • 5 yoga and meditation sessions with Maria
  • Saturday afternoon special group activity and bonfire

Mitiwanga House – Sleeps 12 – One Room Left!

Double room occupancy (Shared Queen Bed) $465 per person – gorgeous Lake Views and private and shared balcony from this room!

Wild Waves Motel – Only 6 Rooms Available – SOLD OUT!

Double room occupancy (two double beds) $360

Firefly Beach Cottages & Camping -Please visit the Firefly Beach website for prices and availability for the cottages and camping and book directly with them. There is still availability for the cottages, studios, and camping.

If you want additional information about where to stay for the retreat, please contact Maria at (330) 289-7026.

What’s Not Included, but you can book appointments for –  Massage and  Henna Tattoos

A $100 deposit is required. Final Payments are due August 1, 2018.

Don’t Delay! Click the Book Now button to make your reservation with either credit card or through your checking account.

If you are staying at the Firefly cottages or campground or live local and want to attend the retreat you are welcome to purchase a pass to attend the retreat yoga activities and meals. There are two options:

All Weekend Yoga Classes/Food/Activity PASS

If you don’t need overnight accommodations or are staying at Firefly Resort and still want to attend the retreat you can purchase the Beach Yoga Bliss Lake Erie Yoga Retreat Yoga Class/Food/Activity Weekend Pass which includes:

  • 5 Meals (dinner Friday and Saturday night, Breakfast Saturday and Sunday, lunch Saturday)
  • 5 yoga and meditation sessions with Maria
  • Saturday afternoon special group activity and bonfire
  • Beach and pavilion access

Price is $250.

Saturday ONLY Yoga Classes/Food/Activity PASS

  • 3 Meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner on Saturday)
  • 2 yoga and 1 meditation sessions with Maria
  • Saturday afternoon special group activity and bonfire
  • Beach and pavilion access

Price is $160


FRIDAY. September 7
3-6 PM: Arrive and check-in

6:00– 7:30 PM Sunset Beach Yoga

7:45 PM: Dinner
8:30 PM: Opening Circle

SATURDAY. September 8

7:00 – 8:00 AM Sunrise Morning Meditation on the Beach

8:30-10:00 AM: Beach Yoga

10:00 AM: Breakfast
11:00 AM: Massages / Henna Tattoos & Free Time to hang out at the beach or explore the area

2 pm: Lunch
5:00 – 6:30 PM: Restorative/Sunset Yoga
7:00 pm: Dinner
8:30 pm: Beach Fire

SUNDAY, September 10
8:00 – 9:30 AM: Yoga & Closing Circle
9:45 am: Breakfast
11 am: Check-out

For more info or details about the menu, please contact Maria.