Awaken the God/Goddess within

Bell Valley Retreat Center

AP
3 reviews
Nov 19 - 22, 2020
Group size: 10 - 25
Awaken the God/Goddess within
Bell Valley Retreat Center

3 reviews

$950
Deposit: $0
Nov 19 - 22, 2020
Group size: 10 - 25

About this trip

Join Amy DeLong-Martin to awaken your inner god/dess at the 3rd annual Pilates and Wellness Retreat at Bell Valley. In these gorgeous surroundings and comfortable accommodations, we will playfully stretch our body, mind and spirit while enjoying the collective camaraderie that inevitably ensues.  

Paul Bogle offers creative and inspirational activities as co-facilitator, complementing Amy's masterful and engaging movement offerings.  Dinnertime caps off the days with delicious and healthy feasts for the senses, eating and sharing together in the historic Toll House.  

The property is located on 650 acres of protected watershed, with hiking trails and amazing views to take in.  A variety of room options are available, each with it's own charm and unique appeal.  Most rooms are designed to be shared, but a few can be purchased for single use at an additional price.  To explore the accommodation choices see list below and to see photos please visit www.bellvalleyretreat.com

Pilates is for Everyone

All levels are welcome to attend this retreat. Amy has worked with many types of movers along the way, and can modify or intensify a workout for everyone based on their specific needs.  In addition, all of the classes offered are optional to attend.  

What’s included

  • Accommodations
    Beautifully designed and comfortable rooms designed to be shared, but can be purchased as a single for an additional amount.
  • All meals
    Healthy and delicious meals made with love by our two incredible chefs.
  • All Classes
    Pilates, movement, and creative mindfulness classes.
  • Hiking trails
    Nestled in a beautiful valley of over 650 acres of protected watershed, you'll find numerous hiking trails to explore!
  • Cedar Hot Tub
    Soak under the stars in this beautiful and spacious hot tub
  • transportation
    Guests are encouraged to carpool if possible.
  • Winery/farm tours
    Nearby farms and wineries offer tours and tastings that you may want to enjoy during your free time.
  • Private sessions
    Private sessions with Amy and Paul are limited throughout the weekend and are at a much reduced price for retreat guests.

Available Packages

Toll House Porch Room -double or single
Available until Nov 01, 2020only 2 left

The Porch Room is the Toll House’s ground floor suite. This spacious room includes one king and one twin bed, an armoire and a separate seating area. This room also offers an en suite bathroom with claw-foot tub and shower. True to its name, the Porch Room includes an adjacent screened porch with a café table and chairs and ample extra seating. This room can be used by 2 guests.   If used for single occupancy, guest must pay for both spots and use promo code  SINGLE-OCCUPANT to reduce the total cost by 20%.  (You may only use this code if purchasing both spots for yourself). Then enter your name again as the second guest at checkout.   Deposit is non-refundable, but can be transferred.

$950
Deposit: $0
Toll House Green Room- double or single
Available until Nov 01, 2020only 2 left

The Green Room shares a floor plan with the Porch Room below it. It is the largest upstairs room and, like the Porch Room, has a king and twin bed, an armoire, and a seating area. This sunny, warm room also includes a private en suite bathroom with a bath tub and shower.  This room is designed for two guests. If used for single occupancy, guest must pay for both spots and use promo code  SINGLE-OCCUPANT to reduce the total cost by 20%. (You may only use this code if purchasing both spots for yourself). Then enter your name again as the second guest at checkout.   Deposit is non-refundable, but can be transferred.

$950
Deposit: $0
Toll House Blue Room-double or single
Available until Nov 01, 2020only 2 left

 The Blue Room overlooks the Toll House garden from both windows. This comfortable, welcoming room has a queen bed and single bed (that can also serve as a seating area), full closet, and desk. Guests staying in the Blue Room have the exclusive use of a charming hallway bathroom with shower. This room is designed for two guests.  If used for single occupancy, guest must pay for both spots and use promo code  SINGLE-OCCUPANT to reduce the total cost by 20%. (You may only use this code if purchasing both spots for yourself). Then enter your name again as the second guest at checkout.   Deposit is non-refundable, but can be transferred.

$925
Deposit: $0
Toll House Red Room-single
Available until Nov 01, 2020only 1 left

The Red Room sits upstairs at the front of the Toll House. This cozy spot has a queen bed, comfortable reading chair, and small en suite bathroom with shower. The view from the rear window opens onto the Toll House garden.   Deposits are non-refundable but can be transferred.  

$1100
Deposit: $0
The Cottage Bedroom-double or single
Available until Nov 01, 2020Sold Out

Adjacent to a tributary of Bell Valley creek are two cottages connected by breezeway. This  cottage bedroom has a queen bed and single pull-out plus full bathroom with shower. The bathroom shower must be shared with the guests in the common room.   This room is perfect for a couple or a single occupant. If used for single occupancy, guest must pay for both spots and use promo code  SINGLE-OCCUPANT to reduce the total cost by 20%. (You may only use this code if purchasing both spots for yourself). Then enter your name again as the second guest at checkout.   Deposit is non-refundable, but can be transferred.

$900
Deposit: $0
The Cottage Common Room-double or single
Available until Nov 01, 2020only 2 left

Adjacent to a tributary of Bell Valley creek are two cottages connected by breezeway. The second cottage has a double bed, small kitchen and a half-bath. The shower can be used in the bedroom of the cottage. This room is designed for two people.  If used for single occupancy, guest must pay for both spots and use promo code  SINGLE-OCCUPANT to reduce the total cost by 20%. (You may only use this code if purchasing both spots for yourself). Then enter your name again as the second guest at checkout.   Deposit is non-refundable, but can be transferred.

$900
Deposit: $0
The Bunkhouse- five guests
Available until Nov 01, 20205 left

The Bunk House is freshly renovated, this house has a separate entrance from the main building, with its own private deck, kitchen, and full bath (with claw-foot tub and shower). The four bunk beds and one single bed are designed for adults with stairs leading up to the top bunks.  Think of it as a slumber party!  Deposit is non-refundable but can be transferred.

$800
Deposit: $0
The Barn Rooms -Blackberry triple
Available until Nov 01, 2020only 2 left

Blackberry is located in the upper floor of the 2300 square foot barn, just a short walk from the Toll House. This modest yet comfortable room has two single beds plus one high loft bed. The shared bathroom in the hall is newly added and there are another two half baths downstairs.  There is a common kitchen and lounge area upstairs in the barn as well.  Deposit is non-refundable but can be transferred.

$800
Deposit: $0
The Barn rooms - Verbena triple
Available until Nov 01, 2020only 3 left

Verbena is located in the upper floor of the 2300 square foot barn, just a short walk from the Toll House.  This modest yet comfortable room has 3 beds. One is a bunk bed with easy to climb stairs.  The shared bathroom in the hall is newly added and there are another two half baths downstairs.  There is a common kitchen and lounge area upstairs in the barn as well.   Deposit is non-refundable but can be transferred.

$800
Deposit: $0
The Barn rooms -Fern double
Available until Nov 01, 2020only 2 left

Fern is located in the upper floor of the 2300 square foot barn, just a short walk from the Toll House. This modest yet comfortable room has 2 single beds. The shared bathroom in the hall is newly added and there are another two half baths downstairs. There is a common kitchen and lounge area upstairs in the barn as well.  this room may be used for single occupancy, but guest must pay for both spots and use promo code  SINGLE-OCCUPANT to reduce the total cost by 20%. (You may only use this code if purchasing both spots for yourself).  Then enter your name again as the second guest at checkout.   Deposit is non-refundable, but can be transferred.

$850
Deposit: $0
The Platform Tents -double or single
Available until Nov 01, 202012 left

There are 6 luxury tents set around the knoll of the property. Each tent is set on a wooden platform deck and has two twin beds. There is a newly built beautiful shared bath house a short walk from each tent. This is the best place to see the stars at night. It can be a bit chilly in Nov. but the tents each come with heated blankets and a freestanding heater as well. These tents are designed for two guests.  If used for single occupancy, guest must pay for both spots and use promo code single-occupant to reduce the cost by 20%.  (You may only use this code if purchasing both spots for yourself).  Then enter your name as the second guest at checkout.   Deposit is non-refundable but can be transferred.

$750
Deposit: $0
$950
Deposit: $0

Toll House Porch Room -double or single

Itinerary

Day 1
Arrival Day

We aim to arrive by 5pm on this first evening so that everyone can settle into their rooms and enjoy a nice dinner together.  After dinner we will have a little gathering around the fire and get to know each other and go over the options for the weekend.  

Who’s Going

Who’s interested

Your Organizer


AP
ADM Pilates
3 reviews
I came to discover Pilates through dance. I started life dancing and have been a movement explorer ever since. I have danced professionally, taught dance and have a BFA in Dance from the University of Arizona. I have also studied Martial Arts, Body Mind Centering, and Yoga. I try to bring all of this knowledge to my practice as a Pilates Instructor. In 2009 I received my Pilates training from Ellie Herman in her 500 hour comprehensive teacher training course. Since then I have attended many continuing education workshops which helps keep my work super interesting! My exploration never ends and I am grateful to work with such wonderful people every day!

Reviews

Fabulous! Amy is more than just an organizer par excellence! Her warmth and endless thoughtfulness along with her ability to carry off a stellar retreat where everyone felt sincerely welcomed sets her in a class by herself. She worked so hard to plan every detail, and then rode through various glitches with grace and charm. Amy's gracious hospitality made everyone feel welcome and important. Her partner, Paul, was a wonderful presence with his informative myths and astrology. His cooking friend, Emma, was lovely. Her participation and delicious food added greatly to the whole experience. I can't wait until the next Enliven the Spirit, and hope perhaps Amy can set one up for spring or early summer.
By Sue Miller for Enliven the Spirit! on Nov 25, 2019
I believe everyone who attended this trip had a delightful time, which indeed, enlivened the spirit. The setting was gorgeous and tranquil, perfect for the short hikes, pilates activities, tuning into your own growth and getting to know the others. The venue was beautiful and very well appointed. Emma prepared amazingly beautiful and delicious meals and the time shared at the table, as well as the optional group activities, lent themselves to interacting with the other participants. It was a pleasure to talk with and get to know these folks from different parts of the Bay Area and world. The optional private half-hour sessions with Amy and Paul were also informative... I only wish I had taken notes to help me remember the details of what we discussed! The trip to the Penny Royal Goat Farm and Winery was also a treat, as I hadn‘t been up in this area of California before. I am very glad that I was able to be part of the trip this year and would recommend it to others in the future. Amy and her team planned and executed a relaxing, informative and renewing weekend!
By Margo Peckham for Enliven the Spirit! on Nov 16, 2019
I can't say enough about this fantastic retreat weekend! Amy and team are truly pros who cultivated a relaxing weekend full of fun, exercise, self-care, by fostering a space for work on mind-body connectivity. Amy is an intuitive and talented Pilates instructor with years of experience that she uses to make each class member at every skill level feel comfortable, engaged, and challenged. The retreat center is absolutely beautiful with lots of outdoor space to hike around and get to know the beautiful Boonville mountains. The walking meditation on our last day was a nice way to spend some quiet time while communing with nature and the other retreat-goers, and I also really enjoyed the excursion to the mineral baths! Last but not least, I would come back just to eat Bassamat's food! She is a master chef and we were so lucky to have her along for the weekend. Can't wait for the next one--I'll definitely be coming again :)