Awakening Retreat

Grass Valley, CA, USA

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Diana Oppenheim
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7 reviews
Apr 19 - 21, 2019
Group size: 1 - 9
Awakening Retreat
Grass Valley, CA, USA

Diana Oppenheim
  • Email address verified
7 reviews

$650
Deposit: $350
Apr 19 - 21, 2019
Group size: 1 - 9

About this trip

At a time of such uncertainty, we must awaken to our deepest truth in order to understand how to move forward.  Join Charity Kahn & Diana Oppenheim for a weekend utilizing yoga, mindfulness, and other activities as tools to help us face our harsh reality, tap into our collective and individual strength, and find the clarity and courage necessary to forge a clear path.



Stepping outside our daily life -- even for a few days -- can open a powerful doorway to creativity.   We will spend the weekend moving our bodies and stilling our minds to help us gain insight into how to respond to our global catastrophe.   What gifts do you have to share? How can you use your gifts in service of the earth?  We will address these questions and more in vision planning and strategy sessions, and use transformative collaboration to cut through the delusion that we can't do anything about climate change.


One individual's actions can absolutely do a lot, and collective action can do much more.  All of it is needed.    In the face of mass extinction, animal cruelty, capitalistic greed,  racist political systems and oppression around every corner, we need to take the time to pause -- not to turn away from reality, but rather to learn how to navigate its waters.  


Throughout the weekend, we will enjoy  vegan food cooked by amazing chef, Lindsey Kraten.   We will practice  daily yoga and meditation.   And we will harvest collective wisdom.    Together, we will explore what it means to be awake during such  volatile times.   And we will leave with a better sense of what we can  do about it. 

Ethics

-This retreat is 100% vegan.  

-This retreat will be zero waste. 

-100% of profits generated will be donated to the Global Movement Network-- a decentralized funding pool for direct action environmental activists.  The two organizations they fund are Vital Actions & L'eau Est La Vie Camp.  Check out Global Movement Network!



Meet Charity & Diana

Charity Kahn is a songwriter, musician,  teaching artist and mindfulness instructor based in San Francisco, CA.  She has released seven albums of award-winning music for families and is  the founder of The JAM Experience, sharing music, movement and  mindfulness throughout the SF Bay Area through her beloved classes,  camps and concerts. Charity also combines the dharma and a passion for  social and environmental justice in meditation classes, workshops,  circles and concerts for grown-ups. Her mission in life is to help  humanity wake up together through the vehicles of meditation, music and  community, so that we may remember to care for each other and our  precious Mother Earth.


Learn more at:  www.jamjamjam.com


Diana Oppenheim is a San Francisco based yoga teacher, environmental activist and nature lover.  She has been teaching full-time for ten years and has never stopped being a student herself.  Her yoga style is ever evolving, but in general consists of slow, steady and precise movements geared toward cultivating focus and breaking patterns.  She will leave lots of room for breath and of course some play!   When she's not teaching yoga, she is riding her bike, cooking vegan food, helping to restore a coastal dune ecosystem, and supporting as many people along the way as possible.  


Learn more at:  www.dianamay.com

Animal Place Animal Sanctuary

Founded in 1989, Animal Place’s California animal shelters fills a  much-needed niche of farm animal rescue, sanctuary, education and  adoption. Animal Place is one of the largest and oldest animal  sanctuaries in the nation. We operate a 600-acre sanctuary in Grass  Valley, California, and a 60-acre animal shelter in Vacaville,  California. Animal Place extends compassion to all life with a special  emphasis on farmed animals. This is executed by providing permanent  sanctuary, education, legislation and appropriate placement of needy  animals.


Learn more here:  www.animalplace.org

Cancelation Policy

We are unable to offer a refund past April 10th. 

Thank you for understanding.  

What’s included

  • Food
    Friday snacks + Dinner, Saturday all meals, Sunday Breakfast + Lunch
  • Workshops
    All Yoga, Meditation and strategy workshops
  • Tour
    Tour of Animal Place Sanctuary
  • transportation
    You are responsible for getting to Animal Place. We can help organize carpools if you need a ride!
  • Friday Lunch
    Come friday having eaten lunch

Available Packages

Shelby Room: King Bed
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You will share this king bed with a friend.  You can sign up together, or we can find a good friend to share the bed with you if you're comfortable with that.  


You will share this room with one other person. 

$650
Deposit: $350
Shelby Room: Twin Bed
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$650
Deposit: $350
Wilbur Room: King Bed
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$650
Deposit: $350
Bob Room: bunk beds
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$650
Deposit: $350
$650
Deposit: $350

Shelby Room: King Bed

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Diana Oppenheim
7 reviews
I am a San Francisco-based yoga teacher. I love being in nature and hope to inspire as many people to get out into nature and slow down so we can connect to the present moment.

Reviews

Charity & Diana seamlessly adapted the retreat in response to inclement weather, providing a warm and grounding space, delicious meals, and 2 beautiful yoga and meditation practices. Both teachers facilitated mindfulness during our 10-mile hike and dune restoration the following day, with gentle, subtle reminders that helped to take the practice "off the mat". Thoughtful present teachers, a beautiful location in Pt. Reyes and delicious vegan meals... What more could you want?
I've been practicing yoga and backpacking for over 10 years but have never enjoyed them together and didn't fully understand how intertwined the activities were until this trip, which deepened my love and appreciation for both. Diana is one of the best yoga instructors I've ever had - her knowledge of the body and mind is vast, her instructions are purposeful and practicing with her is energetic and challenging. Duncan's lessons on minimalist backpacking and venturing off trail have changed my approach to nature forever. I am so thankful for whatever force brought these two wonderful human beings together because their combined love for nature, life and yoga is infectious - you will come out of this experience inspired and re-charged (and maybe a little sore).
LK
Diana is incredible. She holds space like no other and has an enormous heart! I always feel so well taken care of when I am in her classes or on her retreats. I highly recommend exploring one of her unique and adventurous and nurturing retreats! I promise you won't regret one bit : )
By Lindsey Kraten for Yoga + Backpacking 101 on May 25, 2018
Diana's Point Reyes retreat was the perfect setting for a really special retreat! She had a very well thought out schedule which we kept to, and each yoga session was well planned and great for the setting. Accommodations were very cozy and peaceful. The meals were outstanding!! We did a lengthy hike that was an intense workout, which led us to a picnic lunch on the beach. Overall, I had a really great time and loved all of the people who attended. Diana was extremely organized and just so thoughtful with every single detail. I'm looking forward to attending another retreat with her again!
By Kandace Kaylor for Yoga + Hiking Retreat on May 14, 2018
CS
What an amazing trip with Diana and Duncan! As someone who hasn't backpacked in over a decade, I wasn't sure what to expect. Duncan and Diana are such a wonderful team though. They created a supportive and welcoming environment where I could safely play with the edge of my comfort zone. I would definitely go on another trip with them if the ever presents itself.
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