By Joleen

Weekend Craft Retreats at Big Raven Farm

Are you looking for a rejuvenating escape from the chaos and constant running of everyday life? If you're a craft enthusiast or simply want to unwind in a serene countryside setting, we have the perfect solution for you! Join respected social media influencer Joleen Emery for a blissful 4-day, 3-night Craft Retreat at the picturesque Big Raven Farm in Spring Grove, MN. Get ready to embark on a soul-nurturing adventure filled with creativity, relaxation, and farm-to-table delights! Discover Your Oasis at Big Raven Farm:Located amidst the idyllic landscapes of Spring Grove, MN, Big Raven Farm provides the perfect setting for an enchanting...

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Best Weekend Getaway Idea for Craft Lovers

Escape to Big Raven Farm, where craft lovers find solace and inspiration. Immerse yourself in a weekend craft retreat that offers relaxation, learning, and the company of fellow artisans. Led by the talented craft influencer Joleen Emery, you'll uncover new creative possibilities and delve into a variety of craft mediums. Whether you're a novice or a seasoned crafter, Joleen's teaching style will guide you every step of the way. Join Cynthia Laing, who praised Joleen's delightful presentation and inclusive approach. Xenia B. couldn't help but describe Joleen as the coolest instructor, bringing fun and new techniques to the class. Engage in an interactive experience where you'll learn, laugh, and bond with other craft enthusiasts. At Big Raven Farm, crafting becomes a shared adventure, as friendships are formed and memories are made. Nestled in the breathtaking Driftless Region, our charming country estate offers a haven for relaxation. Enjoy luxurious accommodations, mouthwatering meals prepared by our in-house chef, and a nurturing environment that will leave you feeling refreshed and inspired. Unleash your creativity, discover new skills, and indulge in a weekend getaway that nourishes your craft-loving soul.

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How to Fold Your Mat for Travel

If travel is in your future—maybe you're planning to see family you haven't been able to see in awhile or maybe you're planning to head home for the holidays... no matter how you plan to get there your Big Raven Yoga mat is perfect for the journey. Not too heavy and completely foldable and packable your Big Raven Yoga mat will plop back into shape as soon as you reach your destination.  In this video Hannah demonstrates how she packs her mat in her rolling carry-on We don't suggest you leave your mat in this position for a long period...

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Announcing The Lucy Collection at Big Raven Yoga! A Beautiful Collaboration between Lucy Penfield & Joleen Emery benefiting Design for a Difference

Lucy Penfield has been practicing yoga since 1991—Hatha Yoga is her favorite type of practice because it helps her to “center her crazy energy.” She is also a mom, wife, business owner, and something of a celebrity here in Minnesota — and certainly elsewhere — although she’s much too humble to let on or admit it. She is well regarded, valued, and admired as a business leader and visionary. I’ve been a Lucy fan for quite some time, so when I saw her yoga mat order come through our system — I had something of a fangirl sized stroke. Lucy’s...

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Funky, Colorful, & Whimsical Art with Guest Artist Samm Wehman

I am so excited to tell you about Samm Wehman—like so excited as I type, my fingers can’t keep up with my thoughts. Samm is light and energy—she radiates a warmth that you want to be near. She communicates in such a way that you actually see color—she is vibrant, bold, and has a soul filled full of passion. Characteristics that are made evident through her colorful, whimsical and funky art especially her Rainbow Monarch design in our Guest Artist Collection. Rainbow Monarch by Samm Wehman Rainbow Monarch Samm is an animal loving artist from Gainesville, Florida—her biggest passions are...

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