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Unplug and Reconnect 2020: A Weekend of Restoration

October 9 @ 4:00 pm - October 11 @ 1:00 pm

“Almost everything will work again if you unplug it for a few minutes, including you.”
                                                     ~Anne Lamont


Join Pam Blair for a weekend of restoration of body, mind and spirit.

Take a purposeful pause as nature invites us to slow down, restore and prepare for the winter months. We will have the opportunity to move our bodies, rest deeply, eat nourishing food, connect with nature and community and decide how the rest of the year will look and feel for us.

Nestled in the Coastal Mountain Range, just 40 minutes from downtown Portland, Heaven and Earth Retreat Center is the perfect sanctuary to feel a hundred miles away from it all and unplug.

This is an All-Levels Hatha Yoga retreat that offers you the freedom to participate in what works for you and make it your own.

Offerings Include:

2 Morning Hatha Flow Classes

2 Evening Restorative Yoga Classes

5 Delicious, Nutrient-Dense Meals and Snacks Prepared by Our Lovely Host Ruthanne

Friday Evening Gathering Around the Fire Tasting Delicious Oregon Wines

Saturday Evening Music/Sound During Yoga by the Lovely Stephanie Starnes. Stephanie weaves her mesmerizing voice with the rhythm of sound bowls and the harmonium.

Option for Personal Massage on Saturday.  Deepen your level of relaxation and treat yourself. (Payment for massage is separate and will be paid to Michael and Heidi directly)

Weather Permitting Option to Take a Saturday Afternoon Hike or Meditative Stroll

Journals Will Be Provided.

Vision Board Creation Time on Saturday

Take Time~ cozy up to the fire and read, take naps, soak in the hot tub or simply do nothing.

Heaven and Earth Retreat is truly a sanctuary for the soul. Ruthanne has lovingly given attention to every detail so that your stay is comfortable, nourishing and relaxing.
Heaven and Earth Amenities:

~Freshly prepared, organic, nutrient-dense snacks & meals; gluten free, sugar free (other than honey that is harvested from the bees on the property); largely dairy free (occasional ghee or aged cheeses); largely grain free (all grains are soaked, nuts and seeds are soaked and dehydrated); meats are limited to wild caught salmon and pasture raised local chicken; eggs are fresh daily from happy chickens in the neighbors’ yard

~Multiple seating areas, meditative gardens and walking paths
~Hot tub comfortable for 4 (bring your bathing suit!)
~2 In-ground fire pits
~Additional outdoor hot water shower
~Yoga barn with large patio heaters (mats, blocks, straps, meditation cushions and blankets are provided)
~Food restrictions are accommodated (please notify of food restrictions at least 14 days prior to retreat)
~Tempurpedic mattresses, high quality futons with lush mattress toppers. plush and luxurious bedding

Testimonials from Unplug and Reconnect 2019

“When Pam first announced the Unplug and Reconnect Yoga Retreat, I was reluctant, but determined to go.  Although I have been practicing yoga for years, this would be my first retreat.  I have to admit that I was nervous and although Pam sent detailed emails, I didn’t know what to expect.  Looking back on the experience, it’s hard to capture the essence of what I consider a magical weekend, but I can honestly say that it was a complete sensory journey, one I still savor.

From the moment that I arrived at Heaven and Earth Retreat Center, I was completely in awe of not only the beautiful natural surroundings, but the way I felt so welcomed by Pam, the host, Ruthanne, and the other participants.  I was shown my bedroom, a shared space, that I can only describe as a womb or a honeycomb- a matrix of cozy beds separated by curtains, so velvety and warm.  It really did make me want to cry.  That was just the beginning of a weekend of renewal, comfort, community and rest.

Pam’s yoga classes in the morning and evenings created the perfect bookends to scrumptious vegetarian meals, time to spend on our vision boards, soaks in the hot tub, a long walk, storytelling, massage, music and sound bath.  Pam lovingly provided ample time and space for each of us to find privacy and community, expectation and pressure free. I felt honored, cared for and renewed- so much more than I bargained for.

Thinking back to that magical weekend, I find myself breathing deeply and smiling.  It was the perfect first yoga retreat, and one I hope to attend again.”     Jan Z.

“I attended Pam’s “Unplug & Reconnect” retreat in November 2019 and it did not disappoint! Pam set the intention for us all to relax and restore ourselves, individually and in community. There were active & restorative, all-level yoga classes which were taught skillfully by Pam with a focus on self-care and self-appreciation. There was a beautiful sound-healing by Stephanie Starnes accompanying a restorative class. 

I signed up for the retreat without knowing of any others, and felt a comfortable and authentic connection to each person there. Pam left space for each of us to opt for group activity such as vision boards and wine & chocolate pairings; and also quiet journaling, hot tubbing, walking the labyrinth or hiking nearby. Any, all, or none of those activities could be comfortably chosen – it was luxurious to have such freedom in a small, intentional gathering.

 The Heaven and Earth retreat center is a lovely oasis outside of city limits, and Ruthanne’s thoughtful touches and comfortable bedding and decor were so appreciated. And the meals were expertly and intentionally created with health and nutrition rivaling taste and presentation as focal points. I would not hesitate to sign up for this wonderful and thoughtfully planned retreat!”   Katie K.


~Glamping Tent- Treat Yourself to this Magical Experience Next to the Pond with Queen Size Bed (occupancy 1-2)
$625/ person single occupancy or share the bed with a friend for $500/ person

~Alaska Room- Private Room with Queen Bed (occupancy 2)
$600 person single occupancy or share the bed with a friend for $500/ person

~Lotus Room- Private Room with Double Bed (occupancy 1)
$600/ Person Single Occupancy

~Sunshine Room-One Double Bed and One Futon  (occupancy 2)
$550/ Person

~Upstairs Loft Room- 2 Single Beds Available (occupancy 2)
$550/ Person

~Ladies Lounge- 4 Single Beds. 1 Double Bed. Swanky and luxurious dorm-style. Privacy curtains for each bed.
$485/ Person

~$435 Camping Accommodation

$250 non- refundable deposit required to reserve your spot for this amazing, healing retreat!
Save $50 off your total price if you pay in full before July, 1st

Check and Vemno Accepted. Credit cards may incur a 3% processing Fee.

Heaven and Earth Retreat Center is Ruthanne’s home which she has thoughtfully and lovingly turned into a magical retreat center. It is intimate yet private with plenty of gathering spaces. 

Visit  Heaven and Earth Retreats

For more information and to reserve your spot today, contact Pam at or 503-347-8551










October 9 @ 4:00 pm
October 11 @ 1:00 pm
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Pam Blair


Heaven and Earth Retreats
19892 NW Sellers Rd
Banks, 97106 United States
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