Yoga & Meditation Retreats

Midwest Retreats

Renew, Rejuvenate, Radiate

Join Andrea Parks and Erin McGuire for our bi-yearly Renewal Retreat May 13-15th 2022

Most people's day to day lives are filled with appointments, work, kids, relationships, house work and so on. We live very busy lives in this modern world.

Some of that can't be helped, it is the nature of life.

But we can do things to counter-balance the busy.

One of those is to take a pause, be in nature around like minded people, do yoga, eat healthy, delicious food and participate in high-vibe workshops.
A lot of the people that come on retreat with us say that they feel guilty leaving their kids for the weekend, or for "spending" the money on themselves. I am here to say if you don't take time out for you to pause and give back to yourself, then eventually you will burn out from all the doing for others.

How can we give from empty cups?

You have to see yourself as worthy and deserving of a weekend to fill up your cup.
Come and join us, because you deserve it!!
The outer world is a reflection of our inner world, so when we do the inner work to get you back in touch with and connected to, who you are (your authentic self) you feel:

  • More confident
  • You care less about what other people think
  • Your relationships improve
  • You have more peace of mind without all the fear and anxiety
  • Your health improves
  • You feel good about who you are
I empower women, just like you, to do all of this and more. through my retreats, workshops, yoga and programs.

The truth is that when you get in alignment and start living from an authentic place, everything around you changes.

We help you release yourself from the deep-seated belief that you are not good enough and unworthy in some way, so you can be the woman you were meant to be, one that is empowered, has direction and clarity on what is next in your life and who learns to love who you are!

The energy of being in sacred circle with other like-minded individuals doing high-vibe yoga and workshops awakens you in new ways and lets the old patterns begin to fall away.

We will cover topics of shifting out of unworthiness into empowered self love and confidence, working on your physical body through yoga and clean eating (vegetarian, gluten-free and dairy free meals).

Find Yourself on Retreat at Terramuse, Mechanicsville, IA

Terramuse is a retreat center nestled in the rolling hills and woodlands on 47 acres in Iowa's Creative Corridor.

Space is Limited! These retreats fill up fast, put your deposit down to hold your spot!

Something profound happens when you decide to commit to a retreat where you eat clean, do yoga, attend powerful workshops, do energy work and try new things.

As long as you stay open to the process and not try to fight it, but instead relax into it, you can't help but to release some of your old patterns that are no longer serving you and step into your truth.

We witness this any time we take a group on a retreat. It happens more effortlessly than when we are at home, caught up in our day to day life.

We can't go as deep because something is always pulling us back into our reality of kids, job, house, and so on.

The Food

The Food

A delicious and nutritious diet is crucial to a successful retreat experience.

Our Chef will prepare healthy, high vibrational meals.

The meals will be gluten-free, dairy-free, and vegetarian

Take this time to give your body time to detox from the stress of everyday life by eating this specially prepared, very delicious vegan diet!

Your Retreat Leaders

Your Retreat Leaders

From left to right:

Erin McGuire (that's me!). I have been a yoga teacher for over 11 years. I have taught around the world, London, Thailand, Bali, Costa Rica, Greece, and all over the U.S. I have been leading retreats since 2014 and I absolutely love empowering people on retreat. I am a Mindset Coach and Energy Wellness Expert. I am also a Kundalini and Hatha yoga teacher and yoga teacher trainer. I have been doing yoga since 2007 and my life has changed from all that I have learned through these sacred practices.

My mission is inspiring women to rise into their greatness and live a life that they love. I do this through my coaching and healing work, retreats, workshops, yoga, writing and speaking. I absolutely love what I do and have a passion for taking you out of self defeating patterns of not good enough and unworthiness and into loving who you are and feeling empowered. In fact my mission during my lifetime is to eradicate the feeling of unworthiness and not good enough, to the extent that I can! I feel so strongly that when you can let these destructive patterns go your whole life changes. When you feel good about yourself, you treat everyone around you better and so the ripple effect happens.

It is a privilege that I do not take lightly to lead a group ready to expand and grow on retreat. I understand that it takes a lot of trust in me as the leader to know that you will be well guided and safe, as well as have an incredible experience. I am honored to be that guide and know you are in the best hands when you commit to our retreat. You will have the best experience possible, because I don't settle for less! If you are open to new experiences and ready to try new things and maybe even get a little uncomfortable at times (part of the growth process) then you are most definitely in the right place. I promise you that you will return home having had a life changing trip, one that stays with you forever.

Andrea Parks. Erin met Andrea in 2014 when she taught a workshop at her studio on a visit to Iowa when she was living in Los Angeles. When she decided to move back to Iowa, she reached out to Andrea to teach an 8 week kundalini yoga series at Toula. On the last day, Erin had this intuitive hit to ask her if she ever thought of doing yoga teacher trainings. I guess you could say the rest is history. We are about to teach our 7th teacher training through Cloud Nine Yoga and we have taught many retreats together-including Greece, which is where the above picture was taken! We love what we do!

Andrea owns Toula Yoga studio in Cedar Rapids, IA which offers quality instruction for individuals of all ages and abilities to develop strong, healthy bodies; calm, content minds; and receptive, open hearted spirits, which will help them become fully present in their lives and the world around them. She has been doing yoga since 1999 while she was living in Dubuque, IA, where she was a High School German teacher & coach, and in graduate school. She still holds an Iowa teaching license and you might catch her subbing once in awhile in many of the school districts in the Cedar Rapids/Mount Vernon area. Yoga was a life changer for her and gave her the courage to create a completely different life for herself. She moved back to Cedar Rapids, where she grew up, in 2002 and was able to be a full time mom to her three daughters while teaching yoga. She has been teaching all ages yoga from prenatal/baby yoga to chair yoga for seniors. She aspires to lead the youngest and the oldest, and the most "non-traditional" students into the healthy habit of a regular yoga practice.

Plenty of great pricing options

A $200 non-refundable deposit holds your space

A $200 non-refundable deposit holds your space



A $200 non-refundable deposit holds your space

What's Included?

  • All healthy, delicious meals
  • 2 night stay at Terramuse
  • Morning Meditation
  • Chi Gong
  • Daily Yoga
  • Chakra, Reiki Energy Healing
  • Manifesting/Integration Workshop
  • Art Project

What Do You Get?

  • Clarity on your goals and dreams and ways to manifest faster than ever before!
  • A detox from the busy Western life, a chance to have deep healing around the food you eat, the way you view your body and the thoughts that you think
  • Feeling empowered and confident in who you are.
  • A community of like-minded people to be with during this time together.
  • A deep sense of gratitude, making gratitude a daily practice.
  • A chance to just BE and release stress and tension, as you unwind
  • A take home action plan to bring all you have learned with you.

Full Schedule


4:30pm arrive at Terramuse

5:30pm Sister Circle-Intros, Intentions and Meditation to Settle In

Dinner 6:30pm

8pm Slow Flow Renewal Yoga

-this class will leave you refreshed and rejuvenated for a deep healing sleep.


7:30 Morning Meditation: Connect with your best self and divine energy which sometimes gets hidden away, through a guided meditation led by Andrea. Your divine energy is gentle and very powerful and I can help you get clear on the next steps for your fantastic future.

8-8:30 Breakfast

8:30-9 Take your own soul walk through the woods

9-11:00 Awaken Your Wild Yoga Practice-a mix of kundalini, fluid movement and flow to awaken your inner power. We often shy away from our power as women, this class will reawaken you to your inherent energy and leave you feeling inspired for more! Erin will also be sharing some take home tools to keep you in those high vibe states and in touch with your inner Shakti (divine feminine energy).

12 Lunch
1-2:30 Creative Project-Activate the 2nd Chakra

Journaling and nap (free time)

5:30 Dinner

A Magical Evening Under the Stars (weather permitting, or we will be inside)

We will be enjoying the beautiful grounds of Terramuse, fire ceremony of dancing under the stars, doing a trust walk. Also tarot card pulling and facials if we end up inside, or do both!


7:30 Morning meditation-Jappa Meditation-Join Erin in a guided Mala Meditation with a special Sanskrit mantra to raise your vibration, we will do a little chanting of the Gayatri Mantra as well.

8-8:30 Breakfast

8:30-9 Take your own soul walk through the woods

9-10:30 Tai Chi/Qi Gong Practice for joint health Tai with Andrea

This useful practice is from a Yang set of Tai Chi and is the most gentle way to open up all your joints and to gain more balance and flexibility. You'll be able to feel the energy flowing and clearing the way to better joint health.

12 Lunch

12:45-2 Manifesting Integration-Accessing Your Inner Power to create what you want. We will finish our wonderful weekend with take home action plan to keep all the good energy with you after the retreat. We often go back into our day to day life and forget it all. This will help you stay in touch with what you want and continue to create that in your life.