River House


Welcome to Roots Yoga and River House Retreat Center.  River House is located in South Haven, Michigan, a short drive from Grand Rapids and Kalamazoo and just 2 hours from Chicago.  We overlook the Black River, the Kal-Haven trail is steps away, and we are just 3 miles to Lake Michigan beaches and down town South Haven.  We're easy to find and hard to leave! 

We are a six bedroom, 5 bathroom home with two additional private rooms next door in our second location.  We have a practice space that holds 14, and a separate, beautiful meditation room.  River House has two full kitchens. We serve healthy, seasonal, vegetarian meals (sample menus available upon request).  We have two wonderful massage therapists on staff as well as a certified Reiki practitioner/healer.  Our teachers and guest teachers are all experienced, certified and registered yoga teachers. 


If you would like to attend a Roots Retreat, or would like information on hosting your own retreat or weekend gathering, please contact Cindy - gocladams@gmail.com, or retreat.riverhouse@gmail.com, or call 616-264-8035. You can also message Roots Yoga thru face book.  

Roots Yoga annually hosts spring and fall retreats.  Our next retreats are May 22-24, 2020.  and June 5-7th, 2020.  River House is also available to host your next weekend event or retreat.  We can customize the retreat to fit your needs, or simply provide the space for you to do your own thing.  

Roots Yoga Spring Retreat:  Ayurveda and Yoga, Breathe & Begin
May 22-24, 2020

 Roots Yoga and  Heather Toonen Yoga and Ayurveda  invite you to join us for a weekend of spring cleaning, and new growth. Heather is a  500- Hour Kripalu certified Yoga and Ayurveda Instructor. To Heather, a devotee of all things Ayurvedic, learning to skillfully navigate through whatever comes our way - physically, mentally, and/or emotionally with grace requires radical self care, nurturing and balance.  She weaves her personal experience, love and knowledge to create a transformative experience both on and off the mat.

Nature and Ayurveda provide the ultimate playground for exploration and inquiry - this retreat will be a fun and informative way to begin your personal spring cleaning!  Come and experience the change of seasons thru self care, yoga practice, breath work, meditation, eat healthy,  learn about the doshas, and learn about yourself all in the peace and solitude of River House.


 Roots Yoga Spring Retreat II:  Inside/Out Yoga Adventure!

June 5-7, 2020

Go outside to go inside! This retreat will take us out doors as much as possible.  We will practice yoga and meditation, kayak, ride bikes, guided hikes, picnic and experience a fun filled yoga adventure.  Evening fires, slack line and acro-yoga demonstrations, music and community will energize the body, mind and spirit!  If you are an active, adventurous yogi, or you want to spend time in a hammock by the river this retreat will be an opportunity to connect with nature and energize your practice with new breathing techniques, a dash of spice to your practice and lots of fresh air!

If you have your own bike or kayak bring it!  If not we will get it for you!  You can pick and choose to bike, kayak, hike, run, rest, do a little or do it all!!
Dress for mother nature!  

Roots Yoga Retreats rooms and pricing

Roots Retreats pricing is all inclusive and includes:


  • Four Yoga Classes

  • One yoga workshop

  • Daily meditation

  • Two delicious vegetarian dinners, two light continental breakfast, one brunch, unlimited coffee, tea, healthy snacks and fruit

  • Mats and yoga props provided for use
    ** Massage and Reiki are available for an additional fee and are by 'first book' appointment. 
    Check in is 4:30 p.m. on Friday, and check out is 11:00 a.m on Sunday

    River House Rooms

Adult bunk room/shared bath ( 1-4 occupants)- $390
Standard shared room/shared bath (1-3 occupants) $440
Private Queen/shared bath - $470
Private full/shared bath - $470
Private king/private bath - $525
Private two twin/private bath - (next door location) $480 
Private queen/private bath/kitchen/balcony - (next door location) $500

* May 22 - 24, 2020 Spring Ayurveda and Yoga Retreat Schedule:
4:30 - 5:30   Welcome to River House!  Check in, have a cup of tea and settle into your weekend
5:30 - 6:30   Vata balancing class  with Heather- great after travel, great way to begin!  
7:00 - 8:00   Dinner
8:15 - 9:15    Fireside dosha  & Dinacharya chat

7:00 - 7:30   meditation
8:00 - 9:15  Yoga.  Breathe!  Slow flow cleanse with Cindy
9:30 - 11:30  Brunch

free time/me time = schedule a massage, a reiki session, bike, hike, kayak, hammock., journal...relax
3:15- 5:30   Ayurveda Workshop and practice with Heather.  Balancing Pitta class.
6:00 - 7:00  dinner
7:15 -  9:30  fire, community, dharma talk, learn about abhyanga, restorative class.

7:00 - 11:00 light continental breakfast
8:00 - 9:15 meditation and spring flow class


Upcoming Events
Fri, May 22
Roots Riverhouse
Riverhouse Spring Retreat
Nature and Ayurveda provide the ultimate playground for exploration and inquiry, this retreat will be a fun and informative way to begin your personal spring cleaning! Come and experience the change of seasons thru Ayurveda self care, yoga, breath work, meditation- eat healthy, relax and renew!
Fri, Jun 05
Roots Riverhouse
Roots Yoga Inside Out Retreat
Outdoor adventures await! Go outside to go inside. This retreat will take us outdoors as much as possible - yoga, meditation, hiking, kayaking, bike...mother nature!