Autumn Equinox Yoga Retreat

Gualala, CA, USA

MG
Marina Guastucci
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4 reviews
Sep 21 - 23, 2018
Group size: 5-10
Autumn Equinox Yoga Retreat
Gualala, CA, USA

Marina Guastucci
  • Email address verified
4 reviews

$400
Deposit: $200
Sep 21 - 23, 2018
Group size: 5-10

About this trip

Celebrate the balance between light and dark with a nature-filled weekend retreat to the Mendocino coast. During our weekend of seasonally inspired yoga, we'll stay on a secluded fruit & flower farm nestled on the cusp of woods and sea. We'll have plenty of free time to explore the surrounding wilderness, cozy up to the fire (indoors and out), enjoy the dark night skies and huge star views, eat nourishing food, and sink into the simplicity of farm life. 

FOOD

BREAKFAST 

Provided on both Saturday and Sunday morning, these meals will be more casual - homemade fixings will be provided. Breakfasts will likely consist of farm fresh eggs, home made bread, granola, jam, yogurt, fruit + coffee and tea.

DINNER

Organic, seasonal vegetarian dinners will be provided on Friday and Saturday evening and cooked by our lovely hosts! Please let us know if you have any allergies or diet preferences. 

LUNCH

On Saturday afternoon there will be a "build your own sandwich" bar and homemade soup to allow more time for exploration. Pack your lunch and hit the road or trail, or stick around - its up to you! 

ACCOMMODATIONS

THE FARMHOUSE

The farmhouse is off the grid and stands on a forty acre organic fruit and flower farm. The interior is beautiful knotty pine with log and beam rustic style construction. There is a huge living space complete with a wood fired stove (which is the main source of heat for the house). Wood milled from trees on the permaculture farm/homestead have been used in all the construction. We will share three hand made bathrooms detailed with slate and travertine. The main farmhouse, fruit orchards and gardens are ours to enjoy and will be tended by our hosts daily. 

SLEEPING

2 private rooms (one queen, one king)

2 shared rooms (a double and a queen)

1 triple room (one double and a bunk bed). This room is located in the kitchen house and therefore is slightly less private than the others, hence the lower price. 

PLEASE NOTE: SPACE IS EXTREMELY LIMITED AND IS FIRST COME FIRST SERVE. IF YOU WANT TO SHARE A BED WITH SOMEONE IN ONE OF THE PRIVATE ROOMS, PLEASE CONTACT MARINA FOR PRICING. 

PACKING LIST

- YOGA MAT

- WATER BOTTLE

- TOILETRIES

- SUNSCREEN & GLASSES 

- SNACKS 

- COMFORTABLE SHOES FOR HIKING

- SWIMWEAR 

- JOURNAL

- BOOKS

- LAYERS FOR EVENINGS AROUND THE FIRE PIT 

- HEADLAMP (THIS IS AN OFF THE GRID FARM, BRING WHAT YOU NEED TO FEEL COMFORTABLE)

- CHARGERS 

THE FINE PRINT

A NOTE ABOUT BEING OFF THE GRID

Electrical and water usage must be done so mindfully and sparingly. There is limited power on the farm when it’s dark, though when the sun is on the panels, most things work. 

PAYMENT

A non-refundable $200 deposit is due upon booking. The rest must be paid in full 60 days prior to the start of the retreat (I'll be sending out reminders). Payment plans are available for those who need it - please email me directly at yogavagabond@gmail.com to request and set up a plan. 

CANCELLATIONS WILL BE REFUNDED MINUS THE DEPOSIT UP TO 60 DAYS BEFORE THE START DATE OF THE RETREAT, AFTER THAT, YOU FORFEIT 50% OF THE TOTAL COST. THERE MAY BE EXCEPTIONS IN CASES OF EMERGENCIES.

What’s included

  • Accommodation
    2 nights on the farm in private or shared rooms (ALL have shared bathrooms)
  • All yoga
    Provided by Marina Guastucci
  • Daily Breakfast
    Homemade fixings for a farm style continental
  • Nightly Dinner
    Organic, seasoanl & vegetarian
  • Lunch
    Sandwich bar & soup
  • Transportaion
  • Snacks

Available Packages

Triple/Shared Bath

Located in the kitchen house and effected by kitchen noise. There is a partial wall separating the room from the rest of the kitchen house which has a gap near the ceiling. One double bed and one set of bunks.

only 3 left
$400
Deposit: $200
Shared Room/Shared Bath

Each with one queen and one full bed. 

only 4 left
$465
Deposit: $200
Private Room/Shared Bath


only 1 left
$490
Deposit: $200
$400
Deposit: $200

Triple/Shared Bath

Itinerary

DAY 1 - 3
AUTUMN EQUINOX YOGA RETREAT

FRIDAY
4pm - Check-in
5:30pm - Welcome Circle + Vinyasa Yoga 
7:00pm - Dinner
SATURDAY
8am - Vinyasa Yoga 9:45am - Breakfast (Self-Serve)
*FREE TIME*
4:30pm - Pranayama, Meditation & Gentle Yoga
6:30pm - Dinner
SUNDAY
8:00am - Vinyasa Yoga + Closing 9:15am - Breakfast (Self-Serve)
11am - Check-out

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MG
Marina Guastucci
4 reviews
I'm is a life-long Bay Area resident, yogini mama and lover of all that is wild. My classes, workshops and retreats invite students to explore the details of all experiences with the utmost passion and curiosity. For me, yoga asana is an embodied ritual which has the capacity to uncover our most vibrant, potent selves. my slow moving vinyasa classes are alignment-rich, highly creative, and meant to honor and celebrate each students unique connection to yoga. One of my greatest joys is being able to merge my love for nature with my passion for yoga. Join me in exploring mind, body & soul through adventurous classes and retreats!

Reviews

JC
I had a very nice relaxing time listening to the birds, doing yoga, eating lunch and tasting mead. Marina is fantastic and I would do it all again in the future :)
eg
This was a great little adventure to a beautiful place I would never have found otherwise. Wonderful yoga, slightly undercooked pizza, but really fun and energizing nonetheless. This is my second retreat with Marina and I would do a third in a heartbeat! She is a very down-to-earth warm and wonderful teacher.
VB
I had such a beautiful time. Completely memorable
JS
It was a fun evening hike with some lovely people to a peaceful meadow, then a deep yoga practice, followed by a viewing of a briliant harvest moon. It was great!! Highly recommend this.