Mackinac Island

northern michigan yoga retreat

with michael mccarthy
may 2-5, 2019


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6th annual northern michigan yoga retreat

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thursday, may 2 - Sunday may 5, 2019

Join Michael McCarthy on his 6th Annual Northern Michigan Retreat!

Nothing says “spring awakening” like spending a weekend practicing yoga in Leland, Michigan in May!  This year’s retreat will be held at the historic Leland Lodge, located in the heart of Leelanau. The area is known for the Sleeping Bear Dune National Lakeshore, M-22, Michigan’s finest wineries, beautiful beaches, world-class sunsets and scenic nature hikes. The Leland Lodge is walking distance to downtown Leland and Fishtown.  

All yoga practices will be taught by Michael McCarthy and have been designed with truly unique elements. His challenging, yet restorative teaching style provides for a blend and variety in each class. Whether you are new to yoga, or a well-versed practitioner, all are welcome. Practices will be held on site at the Leland Lodge. 

retreat inclusions

  • Overnight accommodations at the Leland Lodge, three nights

  • Continental breakfast each morning

  • 5 yoga classes taught by Michael

  • Wine and appetizer reception at the Leland Lodge

  • Hike and meditation led by Michael

  • Wine tasting at a local winery


Prices reflect the cost of the room, retreat inclusions (listed above), and yoga practices.

Single Occupancy (one room, one person) $1075

Double Occupancy (one room, two people) $875

Deadline to register is March 31, 2019.  Payment in full is required when registering in order to reserve your room.
Cancellation policy: Cancellation prior to April 15, will receive a 50% refund.  Cancellation after April 16 is non-refundable.  


This retreat is meant to be a retreat! One of Michael’s signature retreat elements is having enough free time during the day to do whatever you want to do. The schedule leaves ample time during the day – whether it’s heading over to Sutton’s Bay (15 minutes) to rent a bicycle and hit the Tart Trail,, driving into Traverse City (30 minutes) for lunch, shopping, or spa services., or staying in Leland to take in the relaxing surroundings. 

All yoga practices will be held at the Leland Lodge.

Thursday, May 2

6:30 pm – 8:00 pm Retreat kick off! Candlelight vinyasa
8:00 pm – 9:30 pm Wine and appetizer reception

Friday, May 3

9:30am – 11:00 am Vinyasa
4:00 pm – 5:00 pm Yin with hands on adjustments
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm Wine tasting at a local winery
8:30 pm – 10:00 pm Fire pit and starry skies*
*at the Leland Lodge, weather dependent.

Saturday, may 4

9:30 am – 11:00 am Vinyasa
4:00 pm – 5:00 pm Hike and meditation
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm Group dinner and drinks*
*dinner not included in retreat cost

sunday, may 5

10:00 am – 11:30 am Slow flow

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about michael

Michael McCarthy is an internationally recognized Yoga Teacher, Thai Bodyworker, Healer, and Spiritual Guide. Michael taught at Wanderlust in Squaw Valley, is an active Lululemon ambassador, and holds a number of international Yoga trainings, workshops, and retreats year-round. Drawing from his deep and diverse areas of study and travel, Michael offers a transformative practice, built upon strong asana-based sequences and focused pranayama breath. Through his teaching of yoga, Thai healing, pranic energy movements, and meditation, Michael cultivates a space of growth, inner connection and wisdom that empowers his students on and off the mat.

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