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Relaxing into Presence: A 4-Day Immersion
August 13th - 16th, 2020

Join Ashley Dahl, MSW, CMT-P and Tracy Hodgeman, E-RYT 500 for a special summer meditation & yoga retreat in Oregon’s beautiful Coastal Range.

Relax and touch the limitless space of the heart.” – Pema Chödrön

Presence is often understood in wisdom traditions as a form of radiant space; a luminous place for meeting life with care. It’s also recognized as a skillful way of being – we can give rise to our own presence through pairing deep listening with embodied and compassionate awareness. Thich Nhat Hanh goes so far as to describe presence as, “the most precious gift we can offer others.”

Join Tracy and Ashley as they weave together yoga, mindfulness and time in nature to support relaxing into your boundless presence. Softening within can be a powerful and direct way to experience being, while gently giving rise to well-being. The aim of this immersive retreat is to allow for deep replenishment, and the felt-sense experience of heart wisdom. Emphasis will be given to kindness, generosity of attention, and restfulness as tools for cultivating the gifts of spacious presence.

Practices throughout the four days will include asana (active & restoratives), pranayama, meditation (walking & sitting), reflective discussions & journaling, as well as periods of noble silence. There will also be ample free time to enjoy the tranquil retreat grounds, on-site amenities and surrounding areas.

Group size limited to 15 participants.

Tuition includes:

  • 3 nights and 4 days at Coastal Mountain Sport Haus, a lovely and peaceful inn/farm along the Nehalem River
  • All meals – sourced locally, seasonally-inspired, and lovingly prepared
  • Group yoga classes, meditations, and dharma talks
  • Gorgeous practice space overlooking the serene landscape and surrounding forest
  • Outdoor meditative soaking pool, riverside & meadow trails, and evening campfire
  • Quiet places to relax and reflect, indoors and out
  • Full access to a tea and espresso bar, with light snacks

Transportation to/from the retreat is not included. Carpooling encouraged.


Guest accommodations are located on the second floors of the Carriage House and Lodge buildings. All rooming options are spacious and well appointed; each room features high quality mattresses and bedding, seating areas, and half bathrooms*. The bunk room also has skylights. There are four spa like showers on the main floor of the Lodge for guests to enjoy, towels included.

Carriage House

Women’s Bunk Room (6 spaces remaining) – $800pp


Triple Room (2 spaces remaining) – $935pp

Double Room (2 spaces) – $985pp

Single Rooms- $1095pp SOLD OUT

* Single, double and triple rooms each have their own half bathrooms. Single rooms feature California King beds. All other beds are twin extra-long with the exception of one regular twin in the triple room that’s located in a nook with window. The bunk room has a half bathroom immediately next to it.

Rooms available on a first-come, first serve basis. If you would like to room with a particular person or people, please let us know in your registration form, and encourage them to register as well. We will do our best to accommodate rooming preferences but cannot make guarantees.

$250 deposit + Participant Information & Waiver form required to reserve space. Balance due June 30, 2020.

Cancellation policy: Refunds less $50 for written cancellations up until June 30, 2020. No refunds after June 30.




Coastal Mountain Sport Haus is a family run boutique inn and farm nestled along the Nehalem River in Oregon’s Coastal Range. The historically significant property has a long history of sustainable farming practices. The inn, established in 2009 and inspired by Italian agritourism, was designed to allow guests to experience a seamless transition from the outdoors to the indoors, while minimizing impact on the environment. It’s located along a scenic stretch of highway about three and a half hours from Seattle, and about 75 minutes from both Portland and the Oregon coast. It’s also a short drive to numerous hiking and biking trails, and the charming town of Vernonia. (Click here for driving directions.)

Questions about the summer meditation & yoga retreat? Email Ashley. Learn more about Ashley’s offerings: classes and mindfulness-based coaching. To learn more about Tracy click here.

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