About the Innkeeper, Wendy Dion

Wendy owns and runs a retreat center that reflects her values. The Yoga Lodge is beautiful, simple, clean, balanced. It's a wonderful place for small retreats and workshops. The wooded setting on Whidbey Island is an additional bonus." ~ J.S.



I first learned about The Yoga Lodge in 2003. I was living in Connecticut, working as a Rehabilitation Counselor and teaching at my yoga studio, YogaPuram, in downtown Hartford. I was drawn to the Pacific Northwest, the community on Whidbey Island, and the energy of the land at the lodge. It offers a sanctuary to deepen my personal practice and is a special venue to share the heart-based practices of yoga, ayurveda, and meditation with others.

The place itself is simple and understated to support sadhana or practice; to inspire clarity, vision, and an understanding of the interconnectedness of all life. I believe our practice must expand outwards through our unique expressions of self, voice and service (SEVA) to support social justice, healthy relationships, and thriving communities.