Shakthi Yoga Retreat-- with Shakthi Ganeshan and Lucid Dawn and Eenor Wildeboar-- music, hiking, yoga, forest time, meditation in a rustic mountain lodge setting.
Enjoy five days exploring yoga and the wonderful wilds of Yosemite. Dive into guided meditations that allow your entire system to reset. This retreat will include foundational teachings of yoga and of Vipassana meditation. Experience the soul-soothing wonders of a Rustic Mountain Lodge, complete with spa and hottub, along with expertly taught yoga, guided meditation, singing and communing around evening campfires, and music performances. All meals are provided, for body, mind and soul to find ease and healing.
Shakthi Ganeshan, MD,MPH, is longstanding and well-known/loved teacher of yoga in the Bay Area. She is known for her kind and compassionate teaching style, and also for inviting her students to stretch and grow! Her style draws upon traditional Indian wisdom, with both Iyengar and Ashtanga influences; her teaching of yoga asana itself is both gentle and challenging. She welcomes students of all levels to this retreat. Students are welcomed to modify their yoga practice to suit their ability level.
Shakthi also teaches Vipassana meditation, having completed training in Community Dharma Leaders training at Spirit Rock and IMS. Vipassana is an ancient meditation style that allows for the cultivation of kindness and compassion. Instruction will be given in a supportive way.
Kathryn Mulholland is a kind and heartful yogini and doula. She is also an experienced travel guide through the Yosemite Landscape. We are lucky to have her leadership, guiding hikes through nature'd beauty for the time we are in Yosemite!
Lucid is fervent in her desire to help others thrive. She weaves the teachings of Yoga; movement, breath, meditation, & Non-Dual Tantrik philosophy w/ ritual & practice that acknowledges; season, celestial movements, and phases of life. She includes the use of sound healing & expressive arts. Her studies in neuroscience, cellular biology, nutrition, essential oils, Non-Violent Communication, earth magick, energy medicine inform her teaching.
Eenor is a dimensional multi-instrumentalist, songwriter, producer, and performer who has been received enthusiastically by audiences all over Europe and America. He's enjoyed many musical adventures from touring Europe with Plainfield (an infamous S.F. punk band), to studying with Indian Sarod master Ali Akbar Khan, to rocking the nation with Frog Brigade. You’ve heard his guitar on the soundtrack of comedy central’s Southpark for years. Eenor also recently toured worldwide for many years with ... an innovative cabaret cartoon ride through America’s past and future. Eenor is building electric guitars and other stringed instruments, check them out at
Rustic Mountain Resort- Tucked away on its own bend along the stream, perched under a grove of black oaks, our wonderful Mountain Resort has a magical feel. Located close to Yosemite Valley along California's scenic, open all year Highway 140. The Bug offers a relaxed and social atmosphere where families, backpackers and international travelers all find welcome and the amenities an old time mountain resort would have.
Payment~ We will only be accepting credit card payments. When you check out please select the credit card option. Please do not select the bank transfer option,
You will be rooming in a beautiful dorm with other lovely participants from our retreat.
**** IMPORTANT~ This cost is for the room and meals. Shakthi will be accepting donations only for her teaching. Paying your teacher is important. How much should I pay? Please use any other retreat as a guide and realize the teachers live by donation. There is no other backup job. So, give as you can, but all are welcomed regardless of means. Please keep this in mind when booking.
Amazing private room with shared bathroom! These are in high demand and we have limited rooms. There are 2-3 beds in our private rooms. We are reserving these rooms for couples or parties of 2 or more.
If you are desiring to room with a friend or partner please go through the registration process and reach out directly to me at ~ firstname.lastname@example.org to inform me you have signed up and who you will be rooming with :)
**** IMPORTANT~ IMPORTANT~ This cost is for the room and meals. Shakthi will be accepting donations only for her teaching. Paying your teacher is important. How much should I pay? Please use any other retreat as a guide and realize the teachers live by donation. There is no other backup job. So, give as you can, but all are welcomed regardless of means. Please keep this in mind when booking.
Day 1 Thursday
Yoga and dinner. Opening session.
Day 2- Friday
7am morning meditation
9am Group session, yoga and intro to the weekend's unfolding.
2pm group mini-hike to ground into our beautiful surroundings.
7:30 Evening campfire and group session
Day 3 - Saturday
Breakfast 8am 30 minute group meditation
10 am-4pm, group hike with packed lunch (provided by resort)
7:30 pm Group Campfire and musical presentation
Day 4 -Sunday
10 am Yoga and group session
12noon group lunch.
Free time for massages, spa, hiking, self-led meditation or personal practice.
7:30pm final campfire group session and music
Day 5- Monday
9:30 am Yoga and closing session