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Yoga Wellness Retreats

Seward, Alaska 2021





Awaken & Bloom: Yoga Wellness Retreat at Salted Roots

Rejuvenate with Acupuncture + Ayurveda + Gentle Yoga


March 19th - 21st - SOLD OUT

April 23rd - 25th - SOLD OUT

October 2021 - Details coming soon!


Connect to your earthly roots this spring using elements of inner & outer exploration.

Spend a weekend immersed in self-care and nature. Heal your body & mind with acupuncture, rest, meditation, and gentle yoga.

Join Kara Troglin and Dr. Christie Wisel for a cozy and blissful weekend to unwind from life’s daily stresses. It will be a time to connect with like-minded women dedicated to improving their mental and physical health with self-care practices.

Spring is a time of transition as we awaken from our winter slumber and tend to our playful roots. Snow begins to melt and we start planting our hands into Mother Earth's soil. 

This is an extremely important time to remember your well-being and ground yourself in your earthly foundation. In both Chinese Medicine & Ayurveda, spring is revered as a crucial time to shed your winter skin & celebrate longer days!


Yoga Wellness Retreat for Rest & Rejuvenation



Seasonal Locally Grown Meals

Gentle Yoga

Mindful Hiking

Meditation & Yoga Nidra




Located at Salted Roots Cabins in Seward, Alaska

Salted Roots Cabins is located at Lowell Point in Seward, Alaska. It is hidden in a private temperate rainforest surrounded with spruce trees, eagles, hiking trails, and the peaceful sounds of nature. It is a short stroll to beach front property where you can catch a glimpse of glorious mountains shooting up through the ocean’s surface. It is often here you can witness humpback whales breaching, sea otters with their babies, or catch a glimpse of harbor seals. It is the perfect remote getaway without being remote.

The beautiful A-frame cabins offer an experience to envelop meditative moments next to the pellet stove fireplace or curl up on a cozy sofa for journaling time. It has a free standing bathtub for a chance to soak away tension in a shower room as large as a guest bedroom. The cabin comes fully equipped with a full kitchen where seasonal meals will be prepared along with a huge deck to relax & listen to nature's sounds. It is truly a remarkable getaway rain or shine.

Each cabin will house three guests. You have an option for a private room with a King bed, a loft with a twin bed, or downstairs Queen sleeper sofa. Pricing differs dependent on option. Everything is included in your stay: meals, yoga, acupuncture, Ayurvedic workshop, lodging, and guided nature walks.

Salted Roots Cabins opened in March of 2020 by locals Matt & KellyAnn Cope. Their hidden escape makes it the perfect and safe remote destination for a yoga retreat. We highly recommend booking a stay here anytime you visit Seward!

Learn more about their story here on their website.

JOIN THE WAITING LIST for October 2021!





Nature inspired wellness retreat in the heart of Seward, Alaska





Nourish the body & mind with mother nature.

We will be welcoming the spring season using Ayurvedic (Life Knowledge) skills, Chinese Medicine, & practice gentle yoga to soothe the soul.

Ayurveda is a celebrated science that connects you to the core of who you are by eating seasonally appropriate meals and practicing daily healthy techniques.

Nature is a source of inspiration and we will spend time absorbing in its beauty. If you have been searching for a getaway this is it!


Retreat Itinerary

3 days | 2 nights



Salted Roots Cabins

Lowell Point in Seward | Alaska



Day One | Friday

Arrive 4:00pm

4:30p  - 5:30p | Opening Ceremony

5:30p - 7:00p | Solitude Hour + Sauna + Snacks + Optional Private Acupuncture or Cupping Treatment

7:00p -8:00p | Dinner

8:00p -9:30p | Yin & Yoga Nidra

Day Two | Saturday

7:30a - 8:00a | Morning Meditation

8:00a - 9:00a | Gentle Slow Flow

9:00a- 10:00a | Breakfast

10:00a -1:00p | Solitude Hours, Sauna, or Guided Hike at Tonsina Point + Optional Private Acupuncture or Cupping Treatment

1:00p -2:00p | Lunch

2:00p -4:30p | Solitude Hours + Sauna + Optional Private Acupuncture or Cupping Treatment 

4:30p-6:30p | Ayurvedic Workshop & Community Discussion

6:30p - 7:30p | Dinner

7:30p - 9:30p | Poses & Points - Restore with Acupuncture 

9:30p | Sweet Treats

Day 3 | Sunday

7:30a -8:00a | Morning Meditation

8:00a - 9:00a | Gentle Slow Flow

9:00a - 10:00a | Breakfast

10:30a | Closing Ceremony


Upcoming Retreat Dates:


March 19th - 21st 2021



April 23rd - 25th 2021









Meet your Facilitators







Christie Wisel 

Acupuncturist, Wellness Enthusiast, Retreat Cook

As a life-long athlete and a passion for health, Dr. Christie Wisel has always been intrigued with the functions of the human body. Growing up in Fairbanks, Alaska instilled a foundation of taking care of her health from a holistic approach. Dr. Christie believes all people are designed to be well and that healing ultimately comes from the inside out. 

Graduating with her Doctorate from Pacific College of Health Science in San Diego, Dr. Christie has been able to utilize her training in acupuncture, Chinese herbal medicine, manual therapies and facial rejuvenation to safely and effectively get her patients looking and feeling their best and back to their optimum health.

She believes in working with her patients to give them not only the treatment they need, but the knowledge and tools they need to gain control over their future well-being. Dr. Christie lives an active lifestyle and enjoys spending time outdoors. In her free time, she enjoys hiking, fishing, painting, cooking, and traveling the world with friends and family.

Kara Troglin

Yoga Teacher, Author, Photographer

It has been a dream of mine to host yoga wellness retreats in Seward, Alaska since I first came in 2009. Since then I have been lucky to meet amazing people on my journey to make this come true. 

Several years ago I collaborated with the owners of Salted Roots, Matt & KellyAnn along with other local wellness enthusiasts and we successfully hosted Nourish in Nature out of Resurrection Bay. It was an amazing experience to hold space for students in one of the most serene places in the world. 

There is a magical energy that comes with unplugging from everything and absorbing the natural wonders of the Alaskan forest. When we take the journey inwards in a safe & healing environment we can process life in a radical way. It invites rest, nourishment, and authenticity towards yourself.

Our goal here in Seward is to cultivate a nourishing atmosphere where you can dive deep into wholeness. I hope you will join us as we continue to grow our wellness community.



Price of Retreat


Includes lodging, sauna, all yoga sessions, two community acupuncture sessions, seasonally prepared meals, snacks, beverages, guided hike


$700 - Private King Room

$625 - Shared Loft Accommodation


What is the cost of the wellness experience?


All accommodation, lodging, seasonally prepared meals, sauna, two community acupuncture sessions, all yoga & meditation sessions, and guided mindful hike are included in your stay. 

*Must provide your own transportation


$700 - Private King Room

$625 - Shared Loft


Each retreat is a maximum of six students total. First come, first serve basis. We will have three students housed per cabin to insure proper space and Covid safety protocols.

Save your spot with a $300 deposit!


Available add on - request at time of booking:

Private Acupuncture or Cupping Session:

60 minutes - $120

30 minutes - $60

Orthopedic Needling & Cupping:

45 minutes - $85

Must submit email address & you will be contacted to save your spot with a $300 deposit.


Once booking link is sent to your email, you have 24 hours to book.


First come, first serve basis. 

Join the waiting list!

We only have six spots available for each retreat. Send your email to get immediate updates!

What people are saying:


"Kara’s retreat at Salted Roots was just what I needed. After recently making a cross-country move to Alaska I was feeling very emotionally unsettled. When asked at the retreat to describe in one word what I was hoping to get out of the weekend, my word was “peace”. 

I definitely received much needed peace that weekend. I left feeling renewed and have had a completely different mindset ever since. The retreat was a wonderful opportunity to spend time nurturing my self all while being around some incredibly inspiring ladies. 

Kara is so compassionate and led us in such meaningful yoga meditation sessions that enabled me to reach a state of relaxation I had not before been in.  It was just what I needed. Nature, healthy meals, serene cabins on the ocean and a wonderful instructor all made for the perfect weekend retreat.”

- Amy 

"In the past few years I’ve decided to seek out holistic care and it has made all the difference. Dr. Christie is knowledgeable, attentive and will help you develop realistic goals for your optimal health & wellbeing.

The acupuncture and cupping session was just what I needed to feel restored after months of postpartum aches and pains. She even held my baby so I could get the most out of my treatment. 🙏🏽"



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