Yoga Studio of Corpus Christi
Yoga Camping Retreat WeekenD
October 13th-15th, 2023
Registration is NOW OPEN for Yoga Camping Retreat Weekend!
Join Michelle Acebo and Gretchen Weber
For more information contact Michelle at:
Yoga Alliance CEUs available upon request.
Yoga Camping & Festival Retreat October 13-15, 2023
Friday, October 13th, 2023
Arrivals 10:00am-6:00pm Upon your arrival, we invite you to check in and make yourself at home by setting up your tent or finding your reserved space. Once you're settled, feel free to indulge in some delicious pasta or quinoa, available from 2:00pm-6:00pm. Whether you'd like to take a nap, go for a walk, or explore the surrounding area, the choice is yours. We hope you'll take this opportunity to unwind and enjoy all that our yoga retreat has to offer!
6:00pm-7:00pm: Gentle Yoga Class with Michelle
7:30pm: Sunset meditation and journaling
8:30pm: Join us for a Fireside Ceremony centered around the theme of "Letting Go". Sip on the beverage of your choice, indulge in some scrumptious s'mores, and share stories with new and old friends alike. This is a wonderful opportunity to bond and connect with others in a warm and welcoming atmosphere, all while releasing what no longer serves you.
Saturday, October 14, 2023
6:30am-8:00am: Sunrise Asana Yoga Class followed by meditation and journaling with Gretchen
8:00am -9:00am: Breakfast together
9:00am: Leave for Wild West Yoga Festival (Yoga Festival 8:00am-9:00pm) See schedule
ENJOY THE WILD WEST YOGA FEST!!!
12:30-1:30pm lunch and shopping opportunity
6:30- group Drumming circle
7:30pm D’Ras & Sharac Band (Reggae) 90 min set
Tarot card reading
*Option available to those who do not stay at festival**
5:00pm-6:30pm : Optional Dinner for those who come back early
7:00pm -8:30pm : Optional Gentle Yoga followed by Yoga Nidra/ journaling~ Michelle
8:30pm : Optional Fireside Activities
We would like to inform our guests that the YSOCC and Camping Retreat is an independent offering from the Wild West Yoga Festival. While we cannot be held responsible for any content or schedule changes related to the festival, we want you to know that we are committed to providing you with a high-quality experience. In the event that the yoga festival is not an option for any reason, rest assured that we will still offer you quality content and meals on Saturday. Our aim is to create a warm and welcoming retreat environment for all of our guests, regardless of any unforeseen circumstances.
Sunday, October 15th, 2023
6:30am-8:00am: Sunrise Asana Yoga Class followed by meditation and journaling~ Gretchen Weber
8:00am-10:00am: Breakfast together
10:30-12:00pm: Thai Yoga Class with Rebecca
12:00pm-1:00pm: Light Lunch
1:00pm-2:00pm: Insights on Sustainable Living Workshop
~raising chickens and planting gardens~ Join Rex, Gretchen and Michelle
2:00pm-5:00pm: Rest, Relax on your own. (Pre-book your on-site massage)
5:00pm: Dinner together
Optional departures on Sunday afternoon or Monday morning (take a little extra time before you go back to the real world)
*Schedule subject to change
JUST SHOW UP: $500
For the ultimate hassle-free experience, choose our "Just Show Up" option and enjoy luxurious glamping accommodations. For $500 per person (based on 6-person occupancy), you'll arrive to find your spacious tent, complete with comfortable air mattresses and electricity, all set up and waiting for you. You can even request to share the yurt with friends or family members, on a first come, first served basis after your deposit is received.
As part of your glamping package, you'll receive one day admission to the Wild West Yoga Fest, as well as towels, meals, and beverages, including hibiscus tea, spa water, bottled water, coffee, and gluten-free options. You're also welcome to bring your favorite drinks to enjoy during your stay.
Choose our "Just Show Up" option and let us take care of the rest, so you can fully relax and immerse yourself in the yoga retreat experience.
DIY CAMPING: $450
For experienced campers who prefer to create their own retreat experience, our DIY Camping option is the perfect choice. At only $425 per person, you'll arrive to check in and set up your own camping paradise. Please note that this option is recommended for those with prior camping experience.
As with all our accommodation options, your package includes one day admission to the Wild West Yoga Fest, as well as towels, meals, and a variety of refreshing beverages, such as hibiscus tea, spa water, bottled water, coffee, and gluten-free options. You're also welcome to bring your own preferred drinks.
Choose our DIY Camping option and enjoy the freedom to customize your own retreat experience, all while enjoying the benefits of the Wild West Yoga Fest and the camaraderie of your fellow campers.
To secure your reservation, we require a $200 deposit via Venmo or personal check. Please send checks to PO Box 603 Greenwood, TX 76246. Please note that $100 of your deposit is non-refundable for any reason. The remaining balance is non-refundable after August 31, and the event must be paid in full by October 1, 2023.
Facilities On Site:
We've thought of everything to make your stay as comfortable as possible. On-site facilities include an outdoor shower with hot water, a portable sink, and a super posh port-a-potty setup. We also provide a changing room/tent area for your convenience.
Rain or shine, we guarantee you'll have a good time at our yoga retreat. Book now to secure your spot and take the first step towards a rejuvenating and unforgettable experience!
LOKAH SAMASTAH SUKHINO BHAVANTU
May all beings everywhere be happy and free, and may the thoughts, words, and actions of my own life contribute in some way to that happiness and freedom for all.
Much Love and Light,
Michelle Acebo, E-RYT 500
Registered Jivamukti Teacher
Director of Yoga Studio of Corpus Christi’s School of Yoga
Founder/Director of the Yoga Studio of Corpus Christi
2022 RETREAT FEEDBACK
"Can’t wait for the next one! What a magical weekend!!!"
"I’m perfectly imperfect. I’m taking away a friendship and family of people who are perfectly imperfect too. And while it’s the shared love for our teachers that brought us together, the thing that will remain long after we’re gone is the love that was passed down to us from those teachers all because they loved us. They are the change makers who are brave, generous and undefended when it comes to love. And that is more than I could have ever asked for in my life
"I wish I’d taken more pics!! Was too busy getting lost in the magic of each moment."
About The Yoga Studio Of Corpus Christi
LET YOUR INNER LIGHT SHINE THROUGH!
The Yoga Studio of Corpus Christi would like to thank everyone for their support. Established in 2005, we have developed a family feel in the studio and teacher training programs. We are always excited about watching our past students and teachers grow. It is very exciting to be able to share yoga with someone and to watch them go through the process of self discovery. This is the reason the studio existed. With our library, workshops, teacher training, and availability to talk with your teachers on a personal level we are promoting your personal growth! Please check out our teacher training programs, workshops and continuing education courses.
“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, “Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous?” Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It’s not just in some of us; it’s in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.”
By Marianne Williamson from A Return To Love: Reflections on the Principles of A Course in Miracles
May many miracles come your way. Don’t be afraid to go out and let your light shine. While you are at it help someone else discover theirs. Serve the greater good!
Much Love To You All!
Here are some of the letters that have been sent to Michelle throughout the years:
Thank you for an amazing yoga training. It was a giving experience and I was about to receive it.
Your home is fabulous and your family was very generous with us. The sun was a bit hot but nice.
I hope there are many more.
I couldn’t think of anything to change this weekend. Thank you for sharing your home which truly is a sacred space.
I grew in so many ways over the weekend “Body, mind, and spirit and it truly bonded us all, helped open everyone's eyes that everyone is going through something.
Thank you for all you have done on this journey to awakening you are a light and a very special person.
There is no way I can truly measure the impact that this weekend will have on me. I am certain it will reverberate for a long time in ways I will observe and ways I cannot. The most beneficial thing for me personally is that you’re loving your entire self into all training in this retreat.
You are excellent at connecting with us deeply while also managing boundaries. Your energy is intuitive and conscious , and I feel the universe channeling itself through you.
For me-and perhaps others- is outstanding how you focus and resonate with both my light and dark parts. I hope this continues to be a part of everything you do, you are a source of healing.
The retreat was well organized , and you used the space in your home quite well. you made us feel at home, and it was evident you and your family coordinated expectations and boundaries beforehand. Everything we needed was easily accessible, including you.
The variety of teachers you invited was greatly appreciated, in a very short amount of time you and they covered a lot of information and the schedule provided a good flow of content.
The practice was intense, especially Saturday. You scheduled lectures and breaks that made it manageable. I valued the nutritious talk so much and on Saturday when you allowed others to teach was a good demo of a variety of approaches.
The meditations and evening events on Saturday provided for a space for emotional processing which was important and appropriate for how much we were covering.
It was inevitable that issues would arise for students, and your planning for how to handle them allowed for support, but also balanced a return to the light of aspects of the retreat.
Sunday practice was intense, but it truly demonstrated what we’re capable of and the retreat felt like an appropriate time and space for that. My favorite absolutely most valuable thing you said all weekend was “Don’t leave yourself”. this is my new mantra and i valued that you connected this to the psychology of the chakras for us.
Thank you for going first, and for being brave to do the work that benefits us all. You are a role model and a facilitator of how to do the work. how blessed to be in this training with you!
This retreat was a huge hurdle for me to dive here without stopping and turning around and going home. This built my confidence sooo much.
I soooo love the way you take space and have boundaries. This is the perfect location. You give a piece of yourself to each student. you know what each one needs and you have a way of knowing them (us), to find it within our self. It just seems like you hand picked each one of us, but yet it was our choice. what would i suggest to do differently??? I’m not thinking of anything right now. I swear each one of us opened in ways I do believe we haven’t!! spending the night/nights was very important to completely disconnect with the home/world.
the food, the other teachers.
Everyone showed how much they love you and what you do for others and your knowledge.
The entire weekend was a dream. It was everything I hoped for and more. The schedule, class, lectures , and setting were absolutely perfect and made this an experience I will never forget.
I loved that we were able to practice outdoors. I felt that this was a great way to connect with nature and show gratitude to our amazing earth.
and change up from a normal studio setting.
I loved the nutrition lecture given by Jerry, I learned things in this lesson that I didn't even know existed. my eyes were truly opened to a whole other perspective of examining my body and what I put in it.
The chakra lesson also made me extremely aware of the energy flow in my body and how to aid it in my yoga practice.
The early morning meditation was also one of my favorite parts. This challenged me because waking up early is a struggle for me but also sitting still and quieting my mind. although I felt I grew so much in my practice by this simple class.
Overall, this weekend was truly extraordinary and I couldn't thank you and everyone who had a part of it, enough. I look forward to my future endeavors in this practice and growing spiritually, physically stronger and living a healthier happy life.
Thank you for letting me be nothing less than myself and the ability to be comfortable in my skin around people. you and all your work are truly a blessing in my life that I am so grateful for.
A big thank you to you Michelle and Rex!! I’m so grateful to be a part of this training and group, and to experience the first training at your house. I definitely feel the love here. Everything about this weekend was great. It took some work on my part to fully be here mentally just with everything going on in life but I’m so glad I put in the work to get to that mindset. It was very rewarding, thank you so much. I thought the weekend was very organized and I loved the extra knowledge given to us with Jeri. Getting to know everyone on another level was also just amazing. I honestly did not dislike anything, the only thing that i can think of would be ending late with having to be here in the am. although, the schedule was pretty flexible if we just said something so no biggie. Thank you so much! these weekends always bring me back where i would want to be. <3 you always.
The overall retreat was amazing! First and foremost thank you for opening your heart and home to all of us . The work and sweat that went into all of this is greatly appreciated. I would only have one complaint and its just a personal thing…. the long hours. It definitely takes a toll in the body, especially for people like me who absolutely need 8 hours a night to function. overall i was ok but i just wish i was more rested to kick even more butt at those longer practices.
I will say that those hard in depth practices were amazing and kind of life changing.
I usually go to the gym and only do yoga 1-2 times a week but after feeling that intensity i will be switching to yoga primarily and gym 1-2 times a week if even that. The talks and tips made me feel ok to not be perfect at the practice yet.
Thank you for reminding me to be compassionate to myself which is something I never did while practicing. I am a teacher pleaser or want to do every step to impress my teacher, but hearing you all say that's not what you look for took some of the pressure off. Once again thank you for opening your beautiful heart and home to me and all of us.
“please excuse my childish handwriting”
I like this letter-writing business :)
The truth is that in the middle of a yoga session I’m miserable because I’m a personality that walks away from the slightest discomfort, confrontation.
My whole mission is to live as serene as possible. so I’m not used to talking through fire, except crossfit there. I have a job to do and I do it.
what I’m trying to say is something keep bringing me back to the mat and i because of your patience with me and I’m grateful for your trust and belief in me when i come to teaching your students. I feel fulfilled and happy when i know i took someone through a workout and they feel positive change, wow!! that's my calling! i loved every minute of the retreat (even yoga nidra, which l’lll try again. It was a much more intense retreat than last time. you are my gift :’) (crying) I feel like a child when I’m around you. You are my mommy and I meant that from my heart
Your intensity and passion for teaching is amazing. Love you Michelle
Yoga Studio Of Corpus Christi Teachers
Michelle Acebo, E-RYT 500, Director Yoga Alliance 200 and 500 Hour Teacher Training Programs
Teacher: Michelle Acebo (Umā Devī)
About Michelle: Michelle has been doing yoga since 2001. She opened the first yoga studio in South Texas, Yoga Studio of Corpus Christi, January, 2005. Michelle has studied many styles of yoga with teachers around the world. She pulls from a rich lineage of Jivamukti, Baptiste, Dharma, Astanga (with David Swenson), and Restorative Yoga Styles into all of her classes. She is a trauma sensitive yoga teacher. She is continues to study yoga on a daily basis. She has a warm and welcoming demeanor. She teaches a well put together practice with love and compassion. She will take you to your edge while respecting your boundaries. If you are ready to grow, come to one of her classes. Michelle is currently an E-RYT 500 Hour Teacher. She is the Creator and Director of the Yoga Studio of Corpus Christi's Yoga Alliance 200 and 500 Hour level Teacher Trainings/School. The training program has expanded into the Rio Grande Valley area. She has created a unique experience, Yoga Camping Retreat (in Decatur, Texas) that offers Continuing Education Credit through the Yoga Alliance. Michelle is also available for private individual or group yoga instruction. Contact her at 361-779-0183.
Website/ Media: https://www.facebook.com/ysocc/
Payment Methods: Venmo: Michelle Acebo: @Michelle-Acebo PayPal: PayPal.Me/ysocc ,Cash at the door . Classes are $20/class. Private Yoga Sessions $100/hour. Private sessions only sold by purchasing at least 3 sessions.
Additional Information From Michelle: Michelle will have group classes, private yoga, private groups, and continue to offer Yoga Alliance Teacher Training Certification at the 200 and 500 hour levels. She is the founder of the Yoga Studio of Corpus Christi which offered a format for new and established teachers to shine and share their knowledge. She is grateful to have had this opportunity to provide a space for quality yoga and wellness to the Coastal Bend. She continues to teach throughout Texas.
Gretchen Weber, RYT-500
As co-teacher of the training and lead director of the 500 Hour Program, Gretchen Weber (co-founder of Crossroads Yoga) will share her rich lineage from the Iyengar Tradition. She has studied extensively in the Anusara Tradition as well as studying with Christina Sell since 2008. She shares her extensive study in Sanskrit Studies under Manorama D’Alvia. Gretchen and Michelle have studied under the guidance of Manorama for many years. Manorama is the founder of both the Sanskrit Studies Method™ and the Luminous Soul Method™. Gretchen is one of South Texas’ hidden gems. Her knowledge of all thing’s yoga is unparalleled.
Allison Paige Acebo, RYT-200
Nick Goulet RYT 200
Nick started his yoga journey after searching for a workout that he could enjoy following injuries from playing baseball. Nick found that yoga provided him a functional way to workout while healing his body, mind, and soul.
After attending many classes at the Yoga Studio of Corpus Christi, Nick pursued becoming a yoga instructor with the 200 hour teacher training course offered by the Yoga Studio of Corpus Christi. Now that he is a certified instructor, he continues his education with the Yoga Studio by participating in more teacher trainings and helping run and instruct at the Yoga Camping Teacher Retreat in Decatur, Texas.
Contact us today to schedule a class with Nick!