Yoga for Scoliosis Retreat with Alix Northup

Alix Northup Yoga for Scoliosis

Friday, October 8th-10th, 2021

Location: Coastal Mountain Sport Haus, Vernonia, Oregon

Unwind deep layers of held tension and discover specific modifications for your personal yoga practice.

Join others with scoliosis in a nurturing and empowering container.

Deepen your yoga practice and gain tools for self care.

Share your story with a group of people who have similar experiences and welcome healing into your life.

Retreats create a space away from the usual routine, allowing you to unwind and move deeper.

This retreat offers a unique focus of bringing together those with scoliosis to work therapeutically to help realign your spine and reset your nervous system. The yoga practice will include specific instructions for each pose for the various scoliotic curvatures.

You’ll learn about basic anatomy and the scoliotic curvature patterns of the spine.

Alix assisting a student

Discover the role yoga can play in creating awareness, relieving pain, and restoring a sense of balance to the body.

Having a few days to practice together will allow for greater continuity to receive the modifications and adjustments learned in the yoga for scoliosis practice.

The tranquil setting will allow for deeper relaxation along with nourishing food and space to simply relax, unplug, and walk around in nature.

Alix walking through daisies

The 2020 Yoga for Scoliosis Retreat with Alix Northup is a therapeutic, informative, and empowering experience of realignment and restoration in a peaceful setting.

This retreat includes:

  • Personalized yoga modifications and hands-on adjustment
  • Community support with others experiencing scoliosis
  • Detailed and informative Yoga for Scoliosis instruction
  • Active and restorative group yoga practice
  • Meditation and Yoga Nidra practice
  • Space to relax and journal
  • Time to walk in nature

This retreat is open to all levels and physical limitations.

Alix with students and yoga props

Practices include standing poses, sitting, and movements on the floor. Various props will be used and personalized modifications will be provided.

The Location

Located only an hour from Portland, Coastal Mountain Sport Haus is nestled within the Oregon Coastal Mountain Range.

The 100-acre property has been in the family since 1938 and is also home to a herd of Italian heritage cattle.

Beyond the pasture, you’ll find a walking path that follows along the Nehalem River.

pasture gate

The cozy yoga practice space in the Main Lodge has heated floors with a lovely view of the surrounding natural environment.

Shower room and dining area (complete with espresso machine!) is adjacent to the practice space.

Bathrooms are stocked with natural lotions and bath products, including luxurious towels.

The private and shared rooms are bright and airy with high quality mattresses and linens.

Located on the second floor, the Main Lodge rooms each have a private half bath.

Also on the second floor is a community gathering space with large balcony overlooking the pasture and woodland setting.

pasture and woodlands

Located a short distance from the Main Lodge, the Bunk Room has four sturdy, wooden bunk frames with extra long twin mattresses.

The Bunk Room is on the second floor with multiple skylights and a pitched, exposed beam ceiling.

Bathroom and shower is adjacent to the Bunk Room.

Alix Northup, Retreat Facilitator

Alix began her path of yoga as a teenager when her mom brought her to a yoga class as an alternative treatment for her scoliosis. The practice has stayed with her for over twenty years. She draws from her own experience of finding balance in her body and mind to assist others on their own unique path of yoga and healing.

Having taught several local weekend retreats as well as international retreats in Nepal and Costa Rica, Alix believes in the importance of retreats. Retreats provide an opportunity to go deeper into the practice and allow for more continuity of learning the modifications specific to scoliosis as well as allowing the nervous system to unwind deeper layers of held tension.

Alix standing next to a tree

Alix is registered with the Yoga Alliance at the 500 hour level. She received her 200 hour training with Prananda Yoga in 2007, and recently completed 300 additional hours of training with Tias and Surya Little of Prajna Yoga based in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Alix is certified as a Prajna SATYA teacher (Sensory Awareness Training for Yoga Attunement). SATYA is a somatic floor based practice developed by Tias Little that complements yoga.

She completed her Yoga for Scoliosis teacher certification through senior Iyengar teacher Elise Miller and continues to study yoga for backcare and scoliosis with Deborah Wolk from NYC.

Alix assisting a student


Don’t see your question below? Send Alix an email.

How can I carpool?

You’ll receive an email closer to retreat to help facilitate carpooling.

What should I pack?

Suggested items:

  • Comfortable clothing and layers
  • Bathing suit for the outdoor heated soaking pool
  • Walking shoes or boots (in case it’s muddy) for exploring the property
  • Lidded tea/coffee mug
  • Water bottle
  • Earplugs
  • Eye mask
  • Yoga mat

I have a special diet. What will I eat?

When you complete registration, you’ll have an opportunity to share your dietary concerns. Chef and co-owner of Coastal Mountain Sport Haus, Sandy, will do her best to support your needs.

meals at coastal mountain sport haus

The meals are prepared onsite utilizing fresh, local, and seasonal ingredients from the Pacific Northwest.

There is also limited refrigerator and food storage space if you feel you need particular items during retreat.

What’s included in the retreat registration price?

This retreat includes:

  • 2 nights lodging at Coastal Mountain Sport Haus
  • 2 breakfasts, 2 lunches, and 2 dinners prepared onsite with local and seasonal ingredients
  • Unlimited Smith tea and Caffe Umbria coffee (espresso too!)
  • Special retreat gift (including a journal)
  • Daily yoga practice
  • Yoga for Scoliosis practice and discussion
  • Personalized adjustments and modifications
  • Free time to explore the property, relax in the outdoor heated soaking pool, or enjoy your personal practice

Please note: Transportation to/from Coastal Mountain Haus is not included.

yoga clock, blanket and meditation bowl

What is the retreat schedule?

Below is a tentative daily schedule. Please note times may adjust to best accommodate the flow of the retreat.


3-4:30pm: Arrival

4:30-5:30pm: Welcome circle and retreat introduction

6-7pm: Dinner

7:15-8:30pm: Gentle and restorative yoga practice with Yoga Nidra


7:30-8:30am: Breakfast

9am-Noon: Yoga for Scoliosis discussion and practice

Noon-12:30pm: Break

12:30-1pm: Lunch

1-4pm: Free Time (rest, walk, soaking pool, personal practice)

4-5:45pm: Gentle and restorative yoga practice

6-7:30pm: Dinner

7:30-8pm: Yoga Nidra and meditation practice


7:30-8:30am: Breakfast

9am-Noon: Yoga for Scoliosis practice and closing circle

Noon-12:30pm: Break (pack and prepare for departure)

12:30-2pm: Lunch

2pm: Departure

What’s the retreat refund policy?

If you wish to cancel, you must do so by emailing

Reminder: $100 deposit due with registration is nonrefundable.

Cancel prior to August 31, 2021:
Full refund (less $100 nonrefundable deposit)

Cancel after August 31, 2021:
No refunds

Please note: We are sorry but injury and illness do not disqualify you from any of the above cancellation policies. No exceptions will be granted.

We are UNABLE to transfer deposits or any payments from one year to the next, unless the Retreat is postponed as a result of the COVID-19 Virus or similar pandemic. In the event that the Retreat is postponed, those registered will be contacted regarding the new date. If you are unable to attend the new date all money paid will be refunded.

Is there a payment plan?

Yes! When you register, you can choose either “pay full amount” or payment plan option, whichever is easiest for you.

The payment plan is activated by paying a $100 nonrefundable deposit.

If you pay via your bank account (ACH transfer) you have no additional fees. If pay via credit card, you pay 2.9% (3.9% for AMEX) PER transaction.

Payments are NOT automatically deducted from your account. Before the next payment installment, you will receive an email with a personalized payment link. This gives you full control over how payments occur.

Payment schedule is as follows:

July 1, 2021
August 1, 2021
September 1, 2021

Alix teaching class