IMBA Level 1 Instructors Certification Training a Success! IMBA ICT 2016 at Vernonia SpringsThank you to all of the students who successfully completed the International Mountain Biking Association (IMBA) Level 1 certification training at Vernonia Springs!  Vernonia Springs was honored to be chosen as the only Oregon location in 2016! All of the students were successful in graduating from this rigorous three day event.  We will look forward ...

Sizzling Hot for CX Clinic @VernoniaSprings Wenzel Cyclocross training at Vernonia SpringsA big thank you to Elaine Bothe and all of her students who attended the Wenzel cyclocross clinics on August 20th and 21st. Temperatures were in the low 90’s on Saturday and cooled off for Sunday’s session. Until next time!

2nd Annual Awakened Heart Journey Yoga Retreat Huge Success! Yoga retreat 2016 at Vernonia SpringsVernonia Springs would like to thank all of the attendees of the 2016 Awakened Heart Journey Yoga Retreat!  The beautiful weather was only surpassed by this beautiful group of ladies.  We are already looking forward to 2017!

I had the opportunity to facilitate a yoga retreat at beautiful Vernonia Springs. I am a Certified Baptiste Yoga teacher and have put on, assisted, volunteered, as well as participated, in multitude of retreats, trainings and yoga events. Vernonia Springs was the perfect space for this retreat. The pavilion overlooking the pond where we held class and meditation was magical. We watched Blue Heron’s land around the pond. The property offers many unique benefits such as the ADA bath and shower house, a grass amphitheater and a pavilion-patio area which is great for meetings, yoga etc. A bonus is the “Banks-Vernonia” bike trail that runs right through the property. Great for hiking and biking. Jeff, the owner is awesome and accommodating, making sure everyone has what they need. I knew that I always wanted to have an outdoor retreat in a beautiful place and Vernonia Springs made that dream come true. The attendees loved it and can’t wait for the next one scheduled for July 29th-31st 2016.
Julie Bertagna - Julie Bertagna Yoga, Bend, Or.
I was fortunate enough to be invited to assist and teach at the first annual Recovery Yoga Retreat with Julie Lowes. Unfamiliar of its location, I was more than pleasantly surprised. This location is serene, beautiful and lush. The haybale lodge is a piece of art and accommodated our entire retreat with ease. The food Julie created was organic, healthy and plentiful. I can’t wait for the 2016 retreat!
Linda Santilli Taylor, Bend, Or.
We chose Vernonia Springs for our 6th annual Wenzel Coaching cyclocross clinics because we love the variety of terrain, proximity to Portland, quality facilities including showers and, most of all, the beautiful setting!

The single track trails at Vernonia Springs are more dynamic and technical than a lot of cyclocross race courses, so it was easy to effectively teach bike handling and strategic skills including cornering, how to read a course, climbing and descending techniques, passing, starts and pacing. The open areas, gravel areas and varied trails gave us great places to practice cyclocross dismounts, remounts and barriers in a range of fields from smooth to bumpy, as well as on the trails for a racelike setting.

It’s hard to imagine a better venue for training and skills camps. We are excitedly planning more extensive weekend experiences for next year for cyclocross and mountain biking with options for camping, food service, family activities, evening movies, race videos and more. With the Banks-Vernonia bike path so convenient, we are also considering a road bike training camp! We can’t wait to come back!

Again, thanks!

Elaine Bothe - Wenzel Coaching Portland, Oregon