Nourish in Nature: Yoga Wellness Retreat at Salted Roots in Seward, Alaska
Rejuvenate with Acupuncture + Ayurveda + Gentle Yoga
October 22nd - 24th 2021
Only 2 spots left!
Connect to your earthly roots this fall 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.
Fall is a time of transition, change, and it is easy to get swept away with to do lists or agendas.
Anxiety & nervousness tends to become very prevalent.
This is an extremely important time to nourish your well-being and ground yourself into your earthly foundation.Take intentional time for rest & self-care.
In both Chinese Medicine & Ayurveda, fall is revered as a time to cleanse, reflect, and harvest wellness to prepare for winter.
The theme of this retreat is focused on nourishing your physical and mental health with relaxation, self-compassion, and gentle yoga.
Yoga Wellness Retreat for Rest & Rejuvenation
Seasonal Locally Grown Meals
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 the beach where you can catch a glimpse of glorious mountains shooting up through the ocean’s surface. There are often sightings of humpback whales, 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 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.
Each cabin will house three guests. You have an option for a private room with a King bed or a shared loft with a twin bed.
There are also two cottages on site featuring an upstairs private room with a king bed & balcony along with a queen murphy cabinet bed downstairs.
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!
Is this retreat experience for you?
- Craving relaxation & rest
- Seeking yoga that is gentle, therapeutic, & trauma informed.
- Overwhelmed with daily stressors.
- Never give yourself time to unwind.
- You KNOW it's time for a reset!
- You want to learn tools to self-regulate & alleviate anxiety.
- You struggle with relaxation & want a teacher that understands how to help.
- Connect with a community of likeminded women.
- You are a lover of nature & the magic of Alaska.
- Your body is craving delicious & healthy meals.
- You want to learn more about self-compassion & how to nourish your mental health.
- You want to experience a wellness retreat for your first time.
Nature inspired wellness retreat in the heart of Seward, Alaska
Nourish the body & mind with mother nature.
We will be celebrating the fall 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.
This retreat is the perfect balance of solitude, rest, and community.
If you have been searching for a getaway this is it!
3 days | 2 nights
Salted Roots Cabins
Lowell Point in Seward | Alaska
Day One | Friday
5:00 - 5:45p | Opening Ceremony
6:00p - 7:00p | Solitude Hour + Snacks
7:00p -8:00p | Dinner
8:15p -9:30p | Yin & Yoga Nidra
Day Two | Saturday
7:30a - 8:00a | Morning Meditation
8:00a - 9:00a | Gentle Slow Flow
9:15a- 10:00a | Breakfast
10:00a -1:00p | Solitude Hours, Sauna, or Guided Hike at Tonsina Point + Optional Private Acupuncture or Cupping Treatment
1:15p -2:00p | Lunch
2:00p - 5:00p | Solitude Hours + Sauna + Optional Private Acupuncture or Cupping Treatment
5:00p -6:30p | Nourish Your Mental Health with Yoga & Meditation 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
10:15a | Closing Ceremony
11:00a | Check OutBook now & save your spot!
Delicious meals carefully curated with your health & wellness in mind.
Meet your Facilitators
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.
Yoga Teacher, Author, Photographer
Hi, I'm Kara.
It is a long time passion of mine to hold safe space for students to come home to themselves.
I am an E-RYT 200, RYT 500, YACEP, Meditation teacher, & training to become an Ayurvedic Yoga Therapist. I've been hosting yoga wellness retreats on the Kenai Peninsula for several years & it brings me so much joy!
My teachings are trauma informed, evidence based, and mental health aware with a fusion of psychoeducation & neuroscience. I share practices that are therapeutic and ease anxiety & depression.
My aim is to create a wellness experience carefully crafted to nourish not only the physical body, but the mental & emotional body as well.
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 mission as a collaborative team 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, workshop, acupuncture, seasonally prepared meals, snacks, beverages, guided hike
Lodging options $750 - $950
What is the cost of the wellness experience?
All accommodation, lodging, seasonally prepared meals, sauna, community acupuncture, all yoga & meditation sessions, educational workshop, and guided mindful hike are included in your stay.
Must provide your own transportation.
A Frame Cabins (3 guests per cabin)
Private King Room - $850 (1 available)
Shared Loft with Twin - $750 (SOLD OUT)
Cottages (2 guests per cottage)
Private King Room with Balcony - $950 (SOLD OUT)
Queen Murphy Cabinet Bed - $750 (1 available)
Maximum of ten guests total.
First come, first serve basis.
At this time, our retreats are set up for women only. We plan to evolve our future retreats to be available to everyone.
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
Brand NEW cottages overlooking Resurrection Bay
When booking a spot in the cottages you have an unobstructed view of Resurrection Bay and Mount Alice, the tallest mountain in Seward. This offers glacial scenery with spacious features, ultimate relaxation, and complete privacy.
Upstairs is the master bedroom with floor to ceiling windows and a private deck. Downstairs is a queen pull out cabinet bed with a glass garage door.
The forest sits behind the cottages with the beach right at your doorstep. Truly spectacular.
These unique cottages are brand new and opened in August 2021.
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.”
"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. 🙏🏽"
Ready to book now? Save your spot with a deposit or pay in full.
Preferred payment method is Venmo. Please send to: @karatroglin
Use the code VENMO at check out.
If you do not use Venmo, you can pay the deposit or full payment using your card at checkout.
If you need to cancel your reservation less than 30 days before the scheduled retreat date, you will forfeit your deposit, unless we are able to fill your spot with another participant.
We regret that any cancellations less than 14 days are subject to a cancellation fee in the amount of 100% of the retreat cost. Fees are completely non-refundable and non-transferable.
Full payment is due 14 days prior to retreat start date.
We do not offer credit for arriving late or leaving early.
Exceptions to this policy are only under specific circumstances.
Out of state attendees are welcome to join.
We do not require attendees to be vaccinated, however it is strongly recommended.
Testing WILL BE REQUIRED and provided for everyone upon arrival.
You will also be required to sign a waiver upon arrival.
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