Past Trips

The Alchemy of Renewal
The Alchemy of Renewal
Guanacaste Province, Nosara, Costa Rica
12 Nov, 2019


I desperately needed to get away from the daily grind. I was so grateful when a friend reached out and invited me to a yoga retreat at Mt. Shasta. Words cannot express how amazing the yoga retreat was from beginning to end. Everyone was so welcoming I felt relaxed the moment I arrived. Hayley is an excellent yoga instructor and what makes her unique beyond her knowledge of yoga is her passion and the holistic approach she takes towards teaching, incorporating the earth elements with the mind, body and spirit. She has an innate ability to simultaneously connect with a group and individuals, tailoring her instruction to fit the various skill level of each unique person. The food was beyond amazing! Kelli and her team of chefs did a phenomenal job, the food harmonized nicely with the retreat and the natural beauty of Mt. Shasta. It was the most delicious food I’ve eaten in my entire life. I’m 100% serious! No joke! I’m am truly grateful for the experience and look forward to a future retreat with Hayley.
By Renee S for Somatic Sanctuary: Yoga and Earth Wisdom Retreat on 02 Oct, 2020
I am not a "retreat" person and really only barely a yoga person. So, I approached this long weekend with some trepidation. Hayley didn't merely make this experience enjoyable, she made it extraordinary. Every single detail - from the exquisite farm fresh meals to the varieties of movement (yoga, body work, qi gong, etc.) - was thoroughly considered to curate three and half days of rejuvenation. Participants ranged from professional yoga instructors to total novices and everyone was able to fully participate and enjoy. I would highly recommend this to anyone.
By Anat S for Somatic Sanctuary: Yoga and Earth Wisdom Retreat on 03 Sep, 2020
Words can not express how wonderful this retreat was. It was clearly planned with love and attention at evey level - from the yoga, to the food, to the opportunities for personal connection, free time, massage, adventure, and overall covid consciousness. The experience was much needed medicine of mind, body and spirit. I especally loved how Hayley varied the yoga she led us through twice a day to bring something new to every experience. I was blown away by the quality and taste of the food that Kelli and Ashley brought to every meal. I wish I could eat it all again. Finally, the cacao ceremony on the last night brought deep connection and awareness to our group, and to a delicious drink. I recommend a retreat with Hayley and Kelli to everyone!
By Janet N for Somatic Sanctuary: Yoga and Earth Wisdom Retreat on 26 Aug, 2020