Awakening Your Full Potential: Mount Shasta Retreat 2022

Mount Shasta, CA, USA

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SoulFlow Oakland
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May 26 - 30, 2022
Group size: 8 - 20
Awakening Your Full Potential: Mount Shasta Retreat 2022
Mount Shasta, CA, USA

SoulFlow Oakland
  • Facebook verified
20 reviews

$NaN
May 26 - 30, 2022
Group size: 8 - 20

About this trip

Join us for a transformational and invigorating retreat experience for four nights and five days in the healing nature of Mount Shasta. Hestia Retreat Center is a 10-acre sanctuary surrounded by a flowing creek and forest. Explore and ground in the awe-inspiring sites of Shasta, a majestic mountain known for its powerful healing energies and sacred waters. Hestia is a peaceful gathering place to relax, soak up the healing power of nature, and enliven what’s most important in our lives.  Attendees will align all aspects of wellness to invigorate their spirit and awaken their potential. Each day will include meditation for clarity, martial arts for empowerment, stretching for flexibility, qi-gong for centeredness, physioball exercises for strength, and breathing exercises for balance. Afternoons will include free time and organized excursions to epic hiking, swimming, and breathtaking views. Evenings will include meditation, restorative yoga, and community building. Opportunities for cold-water therapy by plunging in the river will be available.


Matthew teaches in a radically inclusive way with an emphasis on alignment and preventing injury. He creates a challenging, nourishing, light-hearted, and non-judgmental environment.

This retreat is open to all levels of experience including beginners! Must be 16+ years of age (under 18 accompanied by an adult) People of all religions, ethnicities, races, abilities, genders, immigration statuses, sizes, and sexual orientation are welcome.  


Matthew is a certified teacher in Transcendental Meditation. For those who have previously been trained in TM, we will offer a TM meditation session in the morning and evening. For all participants regardless of meditation experience, we will offer a powerful breathing and awareness-based meditation that’s beginner-friendly.

For those interested in learning Transcendental Meditation prior to the retreat please contact Matthew if you live in the Bay area. For those outside the bay please refer to TM.org to find your nearest certified TM instructor.


Arrival: 4 pm Thursday, May 26th

Departure: 12 pm Monday, May 30th

Attending the retreat means you are committing to the entire experience. We strongly discourage arriving late or leaving early.


FAQ: 

1.  Payment plans available

2. All deposits & payments are NON-REFUNDABLE and NO EXCHANGES. This includes acts of God, Covid-19, or Mother Nature. Please make sure you purchase travel insurance that would cover a canceled retreat or your personal need or emergency to cancel your retreat. As times become more turbulent, it's important to be prepared. Make sure to check the fine print. Worldnomads.com is recommended. 

3. Carpooling will be made available but is not guaranteed.

4.  All meals are included and lovingly prepared by a local chef. Ingredients are organic with an abundance of vegetables, protein, and fruit. Gluten-free, vegetarian, vegan, and other dietary needs are available upon request.

5. Wifi will not be available on site. Cell service is limited. We encourage this retreat as an opportunity to unplug from devices and detox from screens.



Meet your facilitators

Matthew August is your lead teacher. He discovered martial arts and meditation in his early twenties and the course of his life changed forever. Martial arts instilled confidence and taught him how to generate power while meditation re-enlivened his childhood bliss, cured his speech impediment, and gave him hope. It has been his life’s purpose and passion to share these tools with people in order to enrich their lives and steward a journey of uncovering one's full potential. He has taught thousands of people meditation from all walks of life. Matthew is a certified instructor in the Transcendental Meditation tradition founded by Maharishi Mahesh Yogi and an instructor in the Fut Sao Buddha Hand Wing Chun Kung Fu system under the tutelage of Sifu James Cama. 


Guest Teacher for evening restorative yoga:

Satya de la Paz August (she/her) is first and foremost a student of Yoga and life. She is also a Queer, Multiracial, Black Womxn, trailblazer, healer, and community/joy/radical self-love advocate. Offering 14 years of experience teaching Yoga, dance, and meditation, she infuses dynamic alignment, chanting, storytelling, and community-building into her classes. Satya offers Yoga as a means of collective and personal liberation and decolonization: accessing our innate healing capacity through therapeutics and compassion, meeting media-driven body shame through mindfulness and affirmation, freeing the heart of resentment and blame, and healing the mind of ableist and hierarchical ways of moving and acting. Multiple expressions of poses are offered as students are encouraged to listen to their own body wisdom and access needs. Satya is deeply grateful for her mentor, Abby Tucker, as well as all of her dharma and movement teachers, Sally Kempton, Rob Preece, and Sianna Sherman. Honoring the traditions of Hatha Yoga, Tantra Yoga, and Tibetan Buddhism, she empowers multiracial, multi-gender, and multigenerational groups to awaken their true nature of awareness and bliss. Off the mat, Satya is active in social justice movements, gardens, and cooking.


For more information about Satya visit soulflowoakland.com

Covid concerns

Please note that this retreat will go on regardless of the state of Covid-19. Purchase of travel insurance that covers Covid-19 and other emergencies is required. Covid-19 test is required for all participants regardless of vaccination status within three days of the retreat start. Feel free to reach out with any concerns or questions about safety.

What’s included

  • breakfast
  • lunch
  • dinner
  • 3 gentle yoga classes
  • Excursions
  • Lodging
  • Meditation
    twice daily transcendental meditation for those trained, daily morning meditation with emphasis on awareness to breath and body
  • Daily Qi-Gong
  • Martial Arts
    once daily, punching and kicking drills, pad work, sensitivity exercises
  • Snacks
  • Transportation

Available Packages

Shared glampsite
Available until May 22, 2022only 1 left

Camp in style with a cushy twin bed, night stand, lantern, and tent all set up for you when you arrive. Bedding and tent provided. Sites available by the creek or in the forest. There is a brand new communal outdoor bathroom close by with shower, toilet, and sink. Access to communal outdoor kitchen by spiral garden. 

$936
Yurt
Available until May 22, 2022only 2 left

Twin or full bed in a yurt shared up to 2 other people. Steps away from brand new communal outdoor bathroom with shower, toilet, and sink. Access to communal outdoor kitchen by spiral garden. 

$1,008
Private glampsite
Available until May 22, 2022only 1 left

Camp in style with a cushy twin bed, night stand, lantern, and tent all set up for you and only you when you arrive. Bedding and tent provided. Sites available by the creek or in the forest with a 1 minute walk to port-a-potties and 2 minute walk to shared indoor bathrooms and showers. Outdoor shower also available.  Access to communal outdoor kitchen by spiral garden. 

$1,170
Ecocabin
Available until May 22, 2022Sold Out

Enjoy the tranquility of camping plus your creature comforts with this fully-equipped creekside eco-cabin with a downstairs full-sized bed, upstairs sleeping loft with a twin bed, private bathroom with a composting toilet, shower and a small kitchen.

$1,530
Solstice Yurt
Available until May 22, 2022only 1 left

Cozy up in the newest yurt encircled by young oak and cedar trees. The height of this yurt makes it feel spacious with a beautiful skylight dome offering night time views of moon and stars. Rest in a twin or full bed in a yurt shared up to 2 other people. Steps away from brand new communal outdoor bathroom with shower, toilet, and sink. Access to communal outdoor kitchen by spiral garden. 

$1,008

Available options

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Itinerary

Tentative Itinerary
Retreat

  

Thursday, May 26

Arrive to Hestia retreat center by 4pm

4-5:30pm check-in, walk the grounds

5:30-6pm Meditation

6-7pm Dinner

7-8:30pm Orientation

9:30pm Lights out

Friday, May 27

730-815am TM Meditation (for those who have been trained)

815-845 Breakfast

915-945 Stretching 

945-1015 Qi Gong

1015-45 Physioball Strength Training

1045-1130 Kung fu

1130-1150 Awareness Meditation

12-1 Lunch

1-5pm Excursion #1 Burney falls

5-6pm Meditation & Rest

6-7pm Dinner

7-7:45 Walk

7:45-8:45 Dharma Talk/Discussion

8:45-9:30 Free time

9:30 Lights out

Saturday, May 28

730-815am TM Meditation (for those who have been trained)

815-845 Breakfast

915-10 Yoga by Satya

10-1030 Qi Gong

1030-45 Physioball Strength Training

1045-1130 Kung fu

1130-1150 Awareness Meditation

12-1 Lunch

1-5pm Excursion #2 Castle Lake/Lake Sissique

5-6pm Meditation & Rest

6-7pm Dinner

7-7:45 Walk

7:45-8:45 AcuPressure by Satya

8:45-9:30 Free time

9:30 Lights out

Sunday, May 29th

730-815am TM Meditation (for those who have been trained)

815-845 Breakfast

915-945 Stretching 

945-1015 Qi Gong

1015-45 Physioball Strength Training

1045-1130 Kung fu

1130-1150 Awareness Meditation

12-1 Lunch

1-5pm Excursion #3 Mt. Shasta

5-6pm Meditation & Rest

6-7pm Dinner

7-7:45 Walk

7:45-8:45 Yoga by Satya

8:45-9:30 Free time

9:30 Lights out

Monday, May 30th

730-815 TM meditation

815-915 Stretching and Qi Gong

915-10 Closing Circle

10-11am Brunch

11am Depart Retreat Center

Your Organizer


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SoulFlow Oakland
20 reviews
Offering 13 years of experience teaching yoga, Satya de la Paz August inspires students to fall in love with their bodies and their practice. She infuses dynamic alignment, chanting, storytelling, and community-building into her classes. Satya is deeply grateful for her mentor, Abby Tucker, as well as all of her dharma and movement teachers: Sally Kempton, Rob Preece, and Sianna Sherman. Satya's classes are a classroom and restoration of our most awakened blissful being for multiracial, multi-gender, and multigenerational groups.

Reviews

This was undoubtedly one of the most divine experiences that I have ever been blessed to be a part of. Everything was intentionally planned and infused with love. I felt safe in body and spirit. The location was beautiful, the leaders and guides were great. I loved the yoga, dance, and meditation offerings and I loved that additional offerings such as massages or solo/group therapy were available as well. The food was really good and I have absolutely no complaints. There was a clear schedule of events, but no pressure to attend or participate in anything. I look forward to being back.
By Dianicia K for Black Womxn Resting, Black Womxn Rising 2022 on 01 Jul, 2022
I had a fabulous time getting to know fellow attendees and spending time relaxing and rejuvenating in nature! I’ve already recommended it to friends and plan on attending again next year!
By Liz B for Black Womxn Resting, Black Womxn Rising 2022 on 21 Jun, 2022
It was a truly transformative space of positive women, nature, movement; completely spiritual. I enjoyed myself. I will be back!
By Dolores W for Black Womxn Resting, Black Womxn Rising 2022 on 19 Jun, 2022
This trip was truly a sanctuary space for black womxn of all backgrounds. It's the most relaxed I've felt on a wellness retreat. Everyone was so welcoming and friendly. I could let l my guard down and really be present. The organizers did such a great job in designing the weekend and South Tahoe is absolutely gorgeous. I highly recommend it.
By Tyese W for Black Womxn Resting, Black Womxn Rising 2022 on 15 Jun, 2022
This trip was a game-changing experience. Amazing community of participants and facilitators. Very supportive, open, and safe space was created for everyone to get what they needed from that time. I love how they had lots of activities, but also made it clear to do what you needed to do. If you wanted to participate in the facilitated activities (kayaking, yoga, meditation, etc.) there was plenty to choose from. You could also just take a solo walk or a nap or do your own journaling. I appreciated the freedom. The food was great and was different each day and the location was beautiful, right on the lake with amazing views. Would definitely recommend!
By Vanessa W for Black Womxn Resting, Black Womxn Rising 2022 on 15 Jun, 2022
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