Melting the Ice Retreat

Melting the Ice:

A Zen Yoga and Meditation Retreat

Step into spring on the right foot! It’s a wonderful time of year to allow your life to shift into new territory.

Nourishing vegetarian meals, lush surroundings, Zen yoga, meditation, hot springs, and hiking.

  • Dates:  Friday, February 26 (afternoon) – Sunday, February 28, 2021 (lunch)

  • Venue: Breitenbush Hot Springs in Detroit, Oregon

  • Cost: $200 ($175 if registered by 1/20), plus the current Breitenbush rate for lodging and meals for 2 nights. This is all on the registration form.

To Register: For questions email bluecliffzen@gmail.comPlease put “Melting the Ice Retreat” in the subject line. We’ll send you a registration form and information page with the schedule and other details. You can also call us at 541-543-5049.


Silver Falls Retreat, Blue Cliff Zen Center


Meditation | Yoga | Wellness

Join us for a holistic weekend of Zen yoga, Zen meditation, energy work, and mindful hiking as a way of moving through the end of winter and into spring on the right foot.

As the winter comes to a close the ice begins to melt: not just outside in nature but inside us too. Spring is traditionally seen as a time of new beginnings and offers us an wonderful chance to re-align with who we really are and to develop greater health and success in our relationships, jobs, and spiritual practice. There are many specific practices within the Zen Buddhist tradition that help this melting process along. 

This workshop will deeply nourish and rejuvenate your body, mind, and spirit.

SuitabilityOpen to anyone.

Cancellation Policy:

Once you’ve registered and paid in full, $50 of your registration payment becomes a non-refundable deposit.  This registration is non-transferable (to be fair to those on the wait list).

On or before January 26: Your payment minus the $50 deposit will be refunded.

After January 26th and until February 19: Your full payment minus $100 ($50 deposit, $50 cancellation fee) will be refunded.

After February 19: subject to loss of full registration and accommodation fee, no refund.



Past Impressions

“Fun, restoring, a wonderful time. I laughed and stretched and found some silence and peace. A great group of people and a great start to my spring.”

“Gorgeous! Lucky to be intimately in nature. I appreciated the time to hike.”

“I had a great experience – it was great to get a jumpstart to my meditation practice. I liked journaling after, it helped see what’s going on in the old brain and sort of set it free through writing.”

“I feel inspired and renewed. It was wonderful. Beautiful environment, great people and an awesome teacher…”

“I feel healthy inside and out. I have had some great moments of clarity that I hope to take home with me!”

“I feel hopeful. This was a nice intensive to hit a reset button. Shedding the old…”

“The retreat had a nice pace with a good balance of yoga, meditation, and free time. Location is fantastic, very restorative.”

“…a very nice community and very relaxed while developing great skills.”

Comments are closed.