Yoga & Kayaking

Heralded as one of 2011 top “coolest small towns” by Budget Travel, the small town of LaPointe, WI is only a very small piece of the Madeline Island puzzle. It’s quiet sandy beaches, towering pines, and old  growth trees are only a few of the Island treasures the yoga retreater experiences.The island is Amy’s summer home and the first place she began to lead retreats shortly after healing from cancer. It remains a popular retreat destination where many women experience the same healing benefits, press the refresh button, and leave with a new perspective on life.


Shared Room – $1,505

Private Room – $1,745



The island truly offers every facet of a great retreat destination. Want to renew the mind, body, and spirit connection? Just try to avoid it, while breathing the fresh air and listening to the lapping sounds of Lake Superior on sandy beaches. Nature is the cure for the pressures that weigh heavily on shoulders of busy women. Adventurers and athletes will appreciate the world class kayaking available during this retreat. Women experience a release during challenging and restorative yoga sessions that leave the body feeling spacious, strengthened, and open.  On this retreat you will understand the true meaning of island time.


  • Yoga classes every morning including one Yin class

  • Healthy farm to table meals from our best island chefs and restaurants

  • 2 Kayaking excursions. Options for other activities.

  • Hiking


  • Kayaking the world famous sea caves (weather permitting)

  • A ship wreck tour on lake superior

  • Hiking the State Park trail on Madeline

  • Lake view Luxury accommodations

Beautiful accommodations and savasanas with a Superior view.

We are proud to partner with The Inn on Madeline Island to offer our retreaters a luxurious place to rest their heads at the end of the day. Wake up in the morning to the sounds of lapping waves. After a delicious simple breakfast you will start your day off in the great room overlooking Lake Superior to experience your morning yoga session.

Your Retreat Guides

Amy Annis

Amy has been leading yoga retreats for five years on Madeline Island and in June of 2014 begin a yearly retreat to Italy to experience an amazing adventure.  Working with some of the best guides and her favorite people she is looking forward to re-creating a wonderful adventure for another group.  Collaborating with Hannah is only icing on this retreat cake.

Mary Dougherty

AFTER A SAILING TRIP to Lake Superior and the Apostle Islands, Mary Dougherty transplanted her family of seven plus four dogs from the suburbs of Minneapolis to Bayfield (population 487). She opened and co-ran Good Thyme Restaurant, recognized as one of the top dining experiences in northern Wisconsin, for four years. She went on to create the Cookery Maven blog and Words for Water, a photography project giving voice to people about the importance of fresh water. Founder of the nonprofit Farms Not Factories, she now works as a community organizer for the Socially Responsible Agricultural Project. You can find her most mornings at the beach with her dogs and most nights in her kitchen cooking for family and friends. She is, as Edible Magazine reported in 2012, “the quintessential perfect host.”

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A Fall Yoga and Ayurvedic Retreat on Madeline Island October 17 – 20


with Amy Annis and Lori Pankratz


  • Lodging on beautiful Madeline Island

  • An Aryuvedic class with Lori Pankratz to determine your unique make-up with specialized attention paid to support your goals.

  • A cooking class with cookbook author and slow foods entrepreneur Mary Dougherty, who will share the value of mixing spices to support our immunity while making teaching us farm to table cooking principals.  The end result: a meal that is nothing short of phenomenal.

  • Daily yoga classes with different teachers that maximizes the importance of understanding what our body needs to find balance.

  • All meals….nourishing and from farm to table

  • Hiking

  • And probably most importantly,  connecting with other like-minded women who meet to find their best selves and in the process understand the community of support they can offer each other.

Shared Room – $1,270

Private Room – $1,620