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Marin Heinritz

Special Events


Writing From the Body: Yoga & Writing Retreat

September 17-19, 2021
Gilchrist Retreat Center ~ Three Rivers, Michigan

“Imagination is evidence of the divine,” wrote poet and visionary William Blake more than 200 years ago. And yet we experience the world, imagine, and create through our very human bodies. In this retreat designed for artists and dreamers of every ilk, we will drop into the body and connect to the deepest parts of ourselves. Through immersive yoga practices, including asana, guided breathing, and relaxation, coupled with writing exercises, we will unleash and explore the power that is our birthright, face our fears, generate new material, make resolutions, and discover the stories that emerge from and are written on the body. Between facilitated sessions participants will have time for solitude, reflection, and play in nature on the sacred grounds of beautiful Gilchrist.

The retreat begins in WindHill at 6:30 p.m. Friday and closes at 1:00 p.m. on Sunday. Early bird registration is $250 before August 1, 2021, and $280 after that. Space is limited, and participants must register for the retreat with a minimum $100 deposit before reserving a cabin at GilChrist, with remaining cost of retreat due by September 1, 2021. 




Kalamazoo Class Schedule--Suspended until further notice. Stay tuned for online offerings!




10:30-11:30 a.m.


Bullet Barre

6:15-7:00 a.m.


Bullet Barre 

6:15-7:00 a.m.

Power Hour Barre Pilates

9:30-10:30 a.m.


Core Central

12:00-12:30 p.m.

All classes at ​Kalamazoo Barre Studio​