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Camping by the Sea

50+ Hour Living Awake Yoga Lifestyle Immersion

Led by Meg Lucks, Vanessa Weber, Michelle Marrero

+ the broader Milwaukee Healing Community

Summer 2024 - Accepting Applications Now

To live fully is to be wide awake in the world, with a wise and compassionate heart. This 50-Hour Living Awake Mindful Lifestyle Immersion (non-teacher / non-certification track) encourages the exploration of the limitless ways to deepen and progress along your path of connection, without commitment to a 200-Hour Certification Training. Living Awake is ideal for those students who aspire to explore yoga and Buddhist teachings beyond weekly class offerings, and immerse in a deepening of their personal practice. Recommit to your motivations for practice, steep within the theoretical, reflect, discuss, connect, feel and be.


In this course we recognize that the Indo-Buddhist path is just one of many; there are as many methods and motivations for awakening as there are people! Therefore to compliment the learning experience, we are offering additional modules and discounted 1x1 care, by our broader community. Connect to your inner wisdom with herbalism, Jyotish/ Vedic astrology, energetics, Taoism, Chinese medicine, modern psychology, somatic experiencing and more. While we invite most of the providers into Heart, we will take two field trips to connect with Tippecanoe Apothecary and Angelic Roots. Immersion concludes with a culminating 4-day local retreat at Lotus Lake Buddhist Retreat Center (included within your tuition).


May we feel inspired to grow, moving beyond stagnation or a fixed mindset, to remove what hinders and to create the right circumstances to gain further experience and realization.


Our cohort (limit 12) will gather via a curated summer schedule, with alternating Friday evenings and occasional Sunday afternoons from June 14 - August 16th. Retreat happens Thursday through Sunday, August 22 -25. In addition to a practice 10 pack at Heart Center, all will receive a coupon book for use with our community partners, ready to widen your perspective.

Core curriculum includes:

  • Karma: Action + Self-less Service as the Path

  • Bhakti: Emotions + Relationship as the Path

  • Jnana: Scripture + Philosophy Study as the Path

  • Raja: The 8-Limbed Path, to include:

    • Hatha: Asana, Pranayama, Bandha, Mudra

    • The Meditative Arts

    • Sacred Frequencies: Sanskrit

Guest modules facilitated by:

  • Elias Sol, Trauma-Informed, Mental Health Counselor

  • Jerry Becker of Healing Touch Wisconsin

  • Morgan Engels of Root+Rest, Taoism

  • Aleisha Anderson of MKE MindBody Wellness, Chinese medicine

  • Michelle Warren of Somalchemy, Somatic Experiencing

  • Djuro Rodic of Angelic Roots, Sound Healing

  • Kerry Shamblin of Planetary Influence, Jyotish/ Vedic Astrology

  • Kyle Denton of Tippecanoe Herbs, Ayurveda/ Herbalism

Program dates*: 

Friday June 14th, 5:30-8:30pm

Friday June 21st, 5:30-8:30pm

Friday June 28th, 5:30-8:30pm

Sunday July 7th, 1-5pm

Friday July 12th, 5:30-8:30pm

Friday July 19th, 5:30-8:30pm

Sunday July 28th, 1-5pm

Friday August 9th, 5:30-8:30pm

Friday August 16th, 5:30-8:30pm

Retreat: Thursday August 22nd - Sunday 25th

Program Price, includes retreat: $1200

We welcome inquiries about sliding-scale or other

financial opportunities for those in need. 

*Some Zoom participation + playback available

Retreat is required and included within your tuition

Lotus Lake Retreat
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