Ashtanga Yoga Retreat

Saratoga Springs Retreat Center, Upper Lake, CA, United States

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Melanie Green
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Feb 8 - 11, 2018
Group size: 20-30
Ashtanga Yoga Retreat
Saratoga Springs Retreat Center, Upper Lake, CA, United States

Melanie Green
  • Email address verified

$1475
Deposit: $400
Feb 8 - 11, 2018
Group size: 20-30

About this trip

Ashtanga Yoga Retreat:  February 8 - 11, 2018

About the retreat -

Join me at the historic Saratoga Springs Retreat Center in Upper Lake,  CA. Saratoga Springs is nestled in a private 260-acre pristine valley, in the beautiful  rolling hills of Northern California,  2 1/2 hours north of the San Francisco Bay Area. Our group will have the exclusive use of the facilities and accommodations during our stay.

This long weekend retreat, open to all levels of Ashtanga practitioners, offers students a deep yoga practice with guided and mysore style classes, as well as specialized workshops designed to address students' individual needs. It will also include meditation, pranayama, restorative practice, and time for self-reflection. Treat yourself! Register early as it will fill.

Plan to arrive on Thursday afternoon at 4 pm to set up in your room and get acquainted with the property.  We will begin with a short practice before dinner and an evening meditation.  We will end the retreat with a meditation after Sunday's practice, followed by a hearty brunch.  Departure is at 1 pm on Sunday. If you have questions about the schedule, please let me know.

Refund policy -

At time of registration for the retreat, your $400 non-refundable deposit is due. If you have to cancel before May 1, you will be refunded monies paid, less your deposit. If you cancel before November 1, your monies, less your deposit, will be refunded only if someone takes your spot. After November 1, there are no refunds.

What’s included

* 3 nights accommodations - Saratoga Springs has a main house with dorm accommodations, cabins situated throughout the property with double/single occupancy accommodations and tent cabins. Each cabin has its own temperature control system for your comfort. Tent cabins have heat and electricity with shared bathrooms a short distance away.


* 9 Nutricious meals with vegetarian, vegan & GF options (Thursday dinner thru Sunday brunch)

Gary Alinder, a 25-year veteran chef delivers creative, high quality cuisine with a wide variety of ethnic and vegetarian cuisines using seasonal, fresh ingredients cooked from scratch. Whenever possible locally grown fruits, vegetables and herbs are used in food preparations.


* All yoga & meditation instruction in the heart lodge with radiant heat flooring. You can also opt for one-on-one yoga instruction. Check-in with Melanie arranged prior to retreat.


* Hiking on nearby trails - Saratoga Springs boasts plenty of hiking opportunities from short    strolls to vigorous 2-3 hour climbs.  Views of Clear Lake, the Blue Lakes and even Lake Mendocino to the west are at hand.  There are also opportunities to see some of the distinctive flora and fauna for the humble valley.


* Use of hot soaking tub & pool

Not included

* Transportation
* Massage (It may be possible to arrange on-site massage. Please let Melanie know if you are interested.)

Available Packages

Single Occupancy Room - Early Bird

Single rooms will be located in one of the Cabins at Saratoga Springs. This room will offer participants full privacy with their own room and bathroom. Each unit has its own temperature control system for your comfort.

Available until May 01only 2 left
$1375
Deposit: $400
Double Occupancy Room - Early Bird

Our double occupancy rooms will be located in one of the Cabins at Saratoga Springs. These rooms will offer participants shared room with their own bed room and shared bathroom. Each unit has its own temperature control system for your comfort.

Available until May 01only 2 left
$1075
Deposit: $400
Dorm Occupancy Room - Early Bird

Our dorm occupancy rooms are in the beautiful, historic Main House at Saratoga Springs, with rooms upstairs under one roof, with shared bathrooms. Each unit has its own temperature control system for your comfort.

Available until May 015 left
$875
Deposit: $400
Single Occupancy Room

Single rooms will be located in one of the Cabins at Saratoga Springs. This room will offer participants full privacy with their own room and bathroom. Each unit has its own temperature control system for your comfort.

Available until Jan 08only 1 left
$1475
Deposit: $400
Double Occupancy Room

Our double occupancy rooms will be located in one of the Cabins 1-7 at Saratoga Springs. These rooms will offer participants shared room with their own bed room and shared bathroom. Each unit has its own temperature control system for your comfort.

Available until Jan 08
$1175
Deposit: $400
Dorm Occupancy Room

Our dorm occupancy rooms are in the beautiful, historic Main House at Saratoga Springs, with rooms upstairs under one roof, with shared bathrooms. Each unit has its own temperature control system for your comfort.

Available until Jan 08only 4 left
$975
Deposit: $400
Tent Cabin

Tent cabin accommodations are in Cabins A-J. These cabins have heat and electricity, but are more along the style of camping. Guests staying in a tent cabin would shower either in the Main Lodge or at the pool bathrooms and there are toilets located in The Heart Lodge for only a short distance away. 

Available until Jan 08only 4 left
$775
Deposit: $400

Available options

30 Minute Private Yoga Lesson6 left
$55
$1475
Deposit: $400

Single Occupancy Room

Your Organizer


MG
Melanie Green
Melanie Green, MA, NC, ERYT is a yoga teacher, director, and co-owner of the Berkeley Yoga Center. She has been practicing yoga for over 25 years and teaching since 2000. Melanie makes yoga accessible to all. While encouraging students to focus on their breath, drishti, and sensations, she teaches her students to deepen their practice as they honor their bodies. She values the spiritual aspects of yoga integrated with the asanas. Melanie's main teacher over the last decade has been Dena Kingburg. She has studied with her in the US as well as at Dena's home studio in Byron Bay, Australia. She also was blessed to practice with Sri K. Pattabhi Jois and study with him and for that, she is forever grateful. Melanie focuses as much on the profound inner lessons of yoga: attention to the breath, letting go of thoughts and ego and perseverance through practice, as she does on the physicality of the poses. This process has been informed by Melanie's own experience with scoliosis - which is how her journey of yoga began. In each class, the student is invited to let go and have fun. Melanie's yoga background includes extensive study in Ashtanga. She has also trained in Iyengar, Pre/Postnatal and Vipassna Meditation. Her daily practice informs her teaching and gives her an abundance of experience from which to teach others. Melanie always finds ways to integrate lessons from her own yoga practice into her daily life with her children and wife. Melanie has also taught yoga to children for over a decade at many local elementary schools. Currently she teaches yoga to baseball players at the Wheelhouse Academy, the Berkeley High Mountain Biking Team, students at Jefferson Elementary and Thousand Oaks Elementary. Melanie is trained in holistic nutrition and often leads cleanses and helps clients improve their health and wellness through food. The immersion will include a nutrition component. In addition to her regularly scheduled classes, Melanie also offers private instruction and workshops. For more information about Melanie and to see her full teaching schedule, please go to www.melyoga.com.