Are You Looking For a Retreat?

Join Stephanie on a retreat close to home in the beautiful surroundings of The Galena Territory. The retreat will be held at her beautiful Galena home, offering a breathtaking view of Lake Galena with a nurturing and supportive environment for deepening practice and connection.


  • During the retreat, we’ll focus on connecting with nature, connecting with ourselves and each other. Of course, we’ll deepen your yoga and meditation practice and depending on the retreat, we may also learn some Ayurvedic lifestyle tips and practice recommendations to align harmoniously with the season, so your health and well-being may flourish.
  • For the summer & fall retreats, each afternoon there will be free time to hike, kayak, walk the trails, sit on benches overlooking the lake, read, schedule a spa treatment at the Eagle Ridge Spa, go shopping in downtown Galena, or whatever else feels relaxing and restorative for you!
  • In the winter months, we will focus on hygge – cozying in, getting warm and comfortable, which promotes a feeling of contentment and well-being.
  • There is a real sense of community at these retreats, and it’s a wonderful and welcoming environment for those who are new to retreats and/or yoga and meditation.
  • This is the perfect girls getaway – grab your bestie and join us for a fun, relaxed, and serene weekend away!
  • These retreats are short and sweet, but offer just enough time to come back home to yourself without having to travel far.
Winter Retreat Dates:  February 9-11, 2024
Arrival at 6pm on Friday
Departure around 12-1 on Sunday morning.


PACKAGES – One Retreat:

  • Single occupancy $550/person (1 available)
  • Double occupancy $425/person
  • Double occupancy with private bathroom $450/person (1 available)
  • Triple occupancy $375/person
  • Double Floor Mattress in a common area: $325/person – 3 available
  • No Lodging – All Meals and All Activities – $125/person

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We’re halfway through the week 💪🏼 Celebrate with us tonight at 6:00 PM with Align & Flow Yoga class. This is a faster-paced, 60-minute class perfect to heat up your body & give you all those good endorphins. We hope to see you tonight!
It’s gonna be a great week, so make sure to join for one of our great classes!

I mean come on - it’s February, sunny, in the 50’s… give your body some love and specifically our knees some love!! We’re in our 7th week of our longevity series, so let’s love those legs 🙌🏼🙌🏼

#vellayoga #longevity #madetomove #your80yearoldselfwillthankyou #yogaforeverybody #uptownmarion #smallbusinessowner
If you're planning on joining our new book club this is a friendly reminder that it starts in exactly one week! If you haven't already started, you'll want to try to read about the first half of our first book, Atomic Habits by James Clear. We're excited to dig in and connect in a new way. 
P.S. Don't forget that Terri LeBlanc, owner of Swamp Fox Bookstore has offered a generous 20% off the retail price if you mention the Vella Book Club. Please help support this fabulous local bookstore.
Looking for a boost to get through your week? How about 60-minutes of pure bliss at Gentle Yoga. This class kicks off at 10 AM with Stephanie! Use your punchcard or pay a drop in fee! Our new monthly membership also applies. Ask Stephanie if you’re interested in signing up for that. 
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As we age, it’s important to support your body with strength training to keep your muscles strong, and maintain flexibility. And you’re never ‘too old’ to start! If you haven’t tried our all Levels Strength Training Classes at Vella yet, we invite you to join us Wednesdays at 9:15 AM. These classes focus on using resistance bands and body weight to build muscle and strengthen your body! 
#vellayoga #strengthtraining #iowawellness #iowayogastudio
It’s heart week everyone! Join us as we learn about the importance of the heart for longevity…other than the obvious needing it for life part 😂🤣

We will open and strengthen the important organ in the middle of our body - won’t you join us?

AND bring a friend, family or foe and they join for just $5 on Wednesday!! ❤️❤️ Just cause we love you 🥰

#vellayoga #valentinesyoga #loveyourbody #selflove #madetomove #heartopeners #sayyestoyou #datenightyoga
Wake up and start your Saturday with Gretchen! She's got a fun, restorative 8 AM Gentle Yoga class planned just for you! 
There's no better feeling than starting the weekend with a little 'me time.'
We’ve got a class for everyone this week & the weather is warm with the sun shining - so, get out & join us!

It’s all about the hips this week - we need healthy hips for longevity! Did you know that if you are over 50 and fracture your hip, you have a 1 in 3 chance of dying within a year!!!! What?!? It’s true - so keep that mobility with yoga and strength training!

**Please note that Yoga Pulse is cancelled this week due to an unexpected circumstance 

See you soon!!

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Our next beginner yoga series kicks off in two weeks. This series consists of three 60-minute classes happening Mondays at 5:45 PM Feb 19, 26, & March 4th. 
This class teaches the basic poses of yoga so you can gain the confidence to attend any regular yoga class. It's also a good refresher if you want a reminder of good form, which is so important in yoga. 
If you're looking for a new hobby in 2024, this is your sign! Please register on our website by Feb. 16th.
Happy February, yogis! Who is still going strong on their intentions for the new year?? 🧘‍♀️ whether it’s connected to your health & wellness or, starting a new hobby, or giving yourself more self-love & attention, we’d love to support you in that journey! That’s why we’ve rolled out a new membership option! Get unlimited yoga & Pilates classes each month for $88; that’s just $3 a day. It’s just like a gym membership, giving you access to all of our classes here without the need to keep renewing punchcards or a drop-in fee. Ask your instructor about it at your next class to get signed up. 
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Save the date night alert!! Share your love of yoga with someone you love (or like a lot 😉) and they join for just $5!! This is an all-levels class, so join us!

Spreading love and light one class at a time 🩵🩵

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We have an exciting new offering here at Vella. We're starting a Book Club!!! You were loud & clear in our feedback survey that Sunday afternoon works best - so, let's get the party started!  We will meet at Vella Yoga Studio at 3pm and chat until 4:30pm. We have a couple of weeks until then, so let's plan to discuss the first half of Atomic Habits by James Clear. Terri LeBlanc, owner of Swamp Fox Bookstore has offered a generous 20% off the retail price if you mention the Vella Book Club - thank you, Terri!!
I'm looking forward to this opportunity to connect in a new way!
See you soon!