Black Womxn Resting, Black Womxn Rising 2024

South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150, USA

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SoulFlow Oakland
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Jun 7 - 9, 2024
Group size: 20 - 60
Black Womxn Resting, Black Womxn Rising 2024
South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150, USA

SoulFlow Oakland
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34 reviews

Jun 7 - 9, 2024
Group size: 20 - 60

About this trip

Rest, rejuvenate, connect to beloved community and the rhythms of nature in majestic Lake Tahoe. Nestled right on the eastern shore of Lake Tahoe, the retreat Center is a beautiful, secluded, waterfront sanctuary. 


Mornings will include a choice of moderate Hatha practice for all levels or a vigorous Vinyasa practice, meditation, discussion, and Haitian Folkloric dance with Portsha Jefferson. Afternoons will include free time to soak in the serenity of nature, take a dip in the lake, or organized excursions to hiking, kayaking, and breathtaking views. Evenings include meditation, Yoga, art therapy, and community building. Private and group therapy sessions are available with Shirley Johnson to support healing and post-traumatic growth. 


Embark on a collaborative journey of freeing our hearts, minds, bodies from limitations of white supremacist, hetero-patriarchal, capitalist conditioning. Explore our shared and diverse experience as Black womxn, celebrate our beauty, and connect to ancestral wisdom.


This retreat is reserved for self-identifying Black womxn. Black includes those from the African diaspora including multi-racial womxn. Womxn or women includes Trans womxn, gender non-binary, genderqueer, gender fluid, cis-gendered womxn, and gender expansive or anyone who has had an experience of feeling marginalized because of the way they move in the world as a womxn. Black womxn of all levels of experience including beginners, 18+ in age, religions, abilities, immigration statuses, sizes, and sexual orientations are welcome and celebrated.  


Arrival: 2 pm Friday, June 7th

Departure: 2 pm Sunday, June 9th

***Attending the retreat is an investment in your well-being and means you are committing to the entire experience.  Please consider arriving on time and staying the duration as an investment in yourself & building community. Late arrival & early departure are not allowed.***


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. Purchase of travel insurance is required to cover a cancelled retreat or your personal need to cancel your spot. Make sure to check fine print. Fear of travel isn't the same as not being able to travel. 


Travel insurance recommendations: worldnomads.com or www.allianztravelinsurance.com

Click here for Insurance policies where you can cancel for any reason. 


3.  All meals are included and lovingly prepared by the local chefs at Camp Gallilee. Ingredients are organic with an abundance of vegetables, protein, and fruit. Gluten-free, vegetarian, vegan, and other dietary needs are available upon request. 


Meet your teachers

Arisika Razak, MPH, Professor Emerita, and former chair of the Women's Spirituality Program at the California Institute of Integral Studies (CIIS), is a core teacher at the East Bay Meditation Center, where she leads workshops and mini-retreats, as well as teaching in the People of Color Sangha, and the Mahasangha for All Beings. For twenty years she provided midwifery care primarily to women of color in inner city Oakland, serving as a healthcare advocate, birthworker, and family planning provider. For another twenty years, she taught at CIIS, focusing on diverse spiritual traditions, women's health and healing, multicultural feminisms, queer theory, and contemporary diversity theory. Arisika has led spiritual and healing workshops, and ritual celebrations, for over three decades, while performing nationally and internationally as a spiritual dancer. Her film credits include: Fire Eyes by Soraya Mire, the first full length feature film by an African woman to explore the issue of female genital cutting; and Who Lives Who Dies a PBS special on health care services to marginalized and underserved populations. Arisika is a contributor to several books and journals, and presents at numerous conferences on the subjects of multiculturalism/diversity, women’s health and healing, and embodied spirituality and movement.


Portsha Jefferson  Hailing from a blazed Dance trek, her Dancestory is truly emblazoned by that of Ancestral commission. From Beaumont, Texas to the Bay Area for over 20 years Portsha Terae Jefferson has cultivated a trajectory of Dance excellence, dynamic performance and a cultural legacy of training, education and cultural exchange. Often nurtured by Bay Area Dance luminaries Lynn Coles and Blanche Brown to name a few, to Haitian Dance Masters such as Pioneer Vivianne Gauthier with consistent training at Ecole Nationale de Artes [ENARTS], transcended through the establishment of Rara Tou Limen Haitian Performing Company in 2004, Oakland, California.

Ms. Jefferson's visionary Artistic leadership and RTL Company's unforgettable presentations have garnered her the attention as respected colleague and emerging cultural gatekeeper, forging new trailways through ancient traditions -- staying true to the sojourn carving pathways for many to flourish crossing boundaries and dimensions in the Dance. Take classes with Portsha in the Bay Area and find out more her work at www.raratoulimen.com


Satya de la Paz August (she/her) is first and foremost a student of Yoga and life. She is also a 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 cooks.


Satya teaches in a radically inclusive way with a focus on therapeutics, alignment, and preventing injury. She will offer yoga for all bodies This retreat is open to all levels of experience. people of all genders, 18+ in age, religions, abilities, immigration statuses, sizes, sexual orientation are welcome and celebrated.   

Find out more about Satya and her offerings at soulflowoakland.com


Tsadae Neway (Massage Therapist) 

 Tsadae Neway offers a fresh, innovative approach to massage therapy and bodywork. Her style incorporates techniques to relax and/or invigorate the body in both subtle and deep ways. Sessions are tailored for each client, incorporating various styles, allowing for a new experience each visit, depending on the clients needs.  Tsadae has been studying and practicing bodywork since 1995. Her treatments integrate numerous modalities that she is trained in. She became a Certified Breema Instructor in 1998. Tsadae then became a midwife apprentice for three years, and she continued to expand her bodywork studies in: Acupressure, Ashiatsu, Tui Na, Deep Tissue, Pre-Natal & Postpartum Massage, CranioSacral Therapy(CMT), Somatic-Emotional Release(SER), and Neuromuscular Therapy(NMT). Birth Keeping offerings include: childbirth education, prenatal massage, prenatal wellness consultations, blessing way ceremonies, sealing ceremonies, womb massage, steams, doula care, and postpartum doula care.    As a movement artist, Tsadae has a background in dance, with a special passion in the folkloric styles of the African Diaspora. She also practices Qi Gong and Yoga. Her background in holistic health includes 25 years of being a certified vegetarian chef, and being a student of herbalism and plant medicines, has allowed her to guide others with their nutritional and cleansing journeys. As a health coach, Tsadae approaches her work through a functional nutrition cleanse. In 2013, Tsadae founded Souly Body: Integrated Bodywork and Birth Keeping, a space to expand her reach to service womyn, their children and their families from all walks of life.     
 

Anuja Bhuta (Massage Therapist) 

 Anuja Bhuta (she/her) is an artist, healer, baker, and musician - who uses her hands to create, relax, and energize. Her massage practice began in 2006 and continues to ebb and flow in concert with her other passions which include pottery, painting, fiber arts, baking, piano, and aerial arts.
 

Roshonda Parker (Massage Therapist) 

 My name is Roshonda Parker, but you may call me Royal as I am the owner of Royal Touch Wellness located in Oakland and Castro Valley CA. I began my training in Hayward Ca, at Everest College 2009. In total I've completed 750 hours of massage education plus many more hours of continuing education credits.  I'm trained in corporate chair massage, sports massage, deep tissue, prenatal, Swedish, trigger point therapy, and reflexology. my focus is working with clients that have chronic pain from plantar fasciitis, carpal tunnel, sciatica, and other conditions. I foster myself in the healing of strained muscles, sprained ligaments, reduce pain, relieve stress, and increase range of motion. I've worked in spa and chiropractic settings, so I have experience in both relaxing massage as well as therapeutic. I love what I do as a massage therapist. Knowing that I've helped so many people achieve their massage goals is so rewarding. 


Amy Alaman, owner and founder of Sacred Paintbrush Arts, is a certified Master Facilitator of intuitive painting, certified hypnotist, artist, jewelry maker, whimsy chaser, and advocate for creative healing. She is proud to offer arts-based somatic healing classes and one-on-one coaching for Liberated Living and believes in practicing art as a means for personal and collective healing. Shortly after graduating from Mills College with a B.A in Ethnic Studies, she spent six months in Ghana and Kenya working with infants and children, planting her feet in the earth, and soaking up the energy of the Motherland as part of her own healing journey.


She combines her 20 years of experience in addiction recovery and mentorship, and her 10 years of intuitive painting experience to create deeply loving and radically non-judgmental healing circles helping womxn reconnect with themselves and find deep healing and transformation through creative expression. She also sells intuitively created artwork, hand-painted wearable art jewelry and other hand-crafted goods at her Sacred Adornment shop at local pop-up events. 


Testimonials from Previous Retreats

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Here are a few testimonies from previous retreats 

Geetali Testimonial

Zach and Emma Testimonials 

Shaketa Testimonial 

Crea and Jen Testimonials

Halima's Testimonial



Satya holds such beautiful space for community healing. Yoga as an embodiment insight practice with the workout as a healthy byproduct and not the other way around. I highly recommend joining her retreats!  - Jared Swanson 


I had great time, Fall in Love with the mountain’s the tree’s, the creek the accommodation , and I like and love the simplicity, but fresh good healthy delicious food ; breakfast, lunch and dinner. Great teacher’s ; sweet couple Matthew and Satya easy to follow instructions of a variety of fun activities like : Qigong, TM Meditation, chanting meditation, Yoga, and self defense of Ali. And the hiking to the sacred mountains of Mt. Shasta, field trip to the waterfalls & etc. I Never gets bored. Love all the activities. Meet great wonderful, and beautiful people . I am so glad, so happy and so grateful for this trip. 🙏🏼Thank you ! 💖 - Fatima


Amazing retreat with wonderful people In a fantastic location. Satya, our guide, made this a memorable experience.  - Silvie 


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.  - Dianicia


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!  - Liz

Scholarships and Work Trade

There will be full or partial scholarship and work trade positions available. Please apply by March 6th


https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1CUQ_P0tl3AH5xwmmoMDgmXcDtChO11JpUn4KMUmwxbw/edit

Concerns about Covid-19

The majority of retreat activities including meals will be outside. 


Purchase of travel insurance that covers Covid-19 and other emergencies is required. Any type of Covid-19 test required for all participants pre-retreat. Feel free to reach out with any concerns or questions about safety.

Getting there

The drive from the Bay Area is about four hours. We organize carpooling and make every effort to support those who need a ride. In 9 years leading retreats we have never had someone who has needed a ride not be able to get one. However, we can't guarantee a ride to the retreat. 


For those of you coming from outside of the Bay Area you can fly into Reno, Oakland, or San Francisco. We can arrange airport transportation for $90 each way from Reno Airport. It will be less if there are other people flying in to Reno Airport and coming into the retreat that you can share the cost with. If you fly into San Francisco or Oakland, we will help you connect with carpooling. You may want to fly in the night before or plan to arrive before 9 am June 9th.

What’s included

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • 5 Yoga classes
  • Therapy
    art and talk therapy
  • Excursions
  • Lodging
  • transportation
    transportation provided back and forth from offsite lodging at Zypher Point.
  • 2 dance classes
    Haitian Dance with Portsha Jefferson
  • Daily Meditation
  • Discussions
  • Art Therapy

What’s not included

  • Snacks

Available Packages

Camping
Available until June 2, 2024Sold Out

Connect to the land and the sounds of nature. Must bring all your own gear: tent, sleeping bag, pillow, sleeping pad or blow up mattress. Be prepared for as low as 40 degree temperatures at night. Short walk to indoor bathrooms and showers. 

$515
Deposit: $300
Dorm room
Available until June 2, 2024only 1 left

Twin bed in room shared with 4-7 other people. Please bring your own bedding. Shared bathroom and showers with up to 7 other people inside the dorm.

$545
Deposit: $300
Shared Double Room
Available until June 2, 2024Sold Out

Full or twin bed in a room shared with one other person.  Shared bathroom and showers are down the hall and shared with up to 4 other people. Bedding provided. If you are coming with someone click "shared room" and then select two as the quantity. If you'd like to pay separately, please sign up separately and then email us who you are sharing a room with. 

$792
Deposit: $180
Shared Tipi
Available until June 2, 2024only 3 left

Twin bed in shared tipi with up to 3 other people. Electricity and lighting provided. Must bring own bedding. Be prepared for as low as 40 degree temperatures at night. Short walk to indoor bathrooms and showers.

$622
Deposit: $400
Shared Quadruple Room
Available until June 2, 20246 left

Full or twin bed in a room shared with three other person.  Shared bathroom and showers down the hall. Bedding provided. If you are coming with someone click "shared room" and then select two as the quantity. If you'd like to pay separately sign up separately and then email us who you are sharing a room with. 

$693
Deposit: $400
Shared Triple Room
Available until June 2, 2024Sold Out

Full or twin bed in a room shared with two other people.  Shared bathroom and showers.  Bedding provided. If you are coming with someone click "shared room triple room" and then the number of spots. If you'd like to pay separately sign up separately and then email us who you are sharing a room with. 

$723
Deposit: $425
Private room
Sold Out
$1,217
Private Cabin 30 w/Bathroom @ Zyphyr
Sold Out

 Private cabin with a double bed and a private bathroom. 13 minute drive from the retreat location at Zypher Point. Transportation provided in between retreat center and lodging. Cabin has a kitchen, dining, and living room.  *also has a loft with two double beds and a twin bed. Email for special pricing for more than one person.*


Accessibility: stairs to enter the cabin. Parking is a 5 minute walk away.  

$1,012
Deposit: $350
Private Room Queen Bed Cabin 85 @ Zyphyr

Private room with queen bed. The cabin has two other bedrooms in it and would be shared with 2-4 other people. 13 minute drive from the retreat location. Transportation provided in between retreat center and lodging. Cabin has a kitchen, deck, living room, dining room and full view of Lake Tahoe. 


Accessibility: one vehicle can park below cabin. Steep steps.

$880
Deposit: $400
Private Room @ Zypher Point Cabin 103
Available until May 31, 2024Sold Out

Twin bed in a private room. This is a two bedroom cabin with a loft you would share with one other person. Bathroom shared with one other person. 13 minute drive from the retreat location. Transportation provided in between retreat center and lodging. Cabin has a kitchen, dining, and living room. There is no heat.


Accessibility: parking available right at cabin and there are steep steps to enter. 

$858
Deposit: $250
Private Room Zypher Point Cabin 103
Available until May 31, 2024Sold Out

Queen bed in a private room. This is a two bedroom cabin with a loft you would share with one other person. Bathroom shared with one other person. 13 minute drive from the retreat location. Transportation provided in between retreat center and lodging. Cabin has a kitchen, dining, and living room. There is no heat. 


Accessibility: park right at cabin and there are steep steps to enter

$880
Deposit: $250
Private Room @ Zypher Point Cabin 68
Available until May 31, 2024Sold Out

Queen bed in a private room. This is a two bedroom cabin with a loft you would share with one other person. Bathroom shared with one other person. 13 minute drive from the retreat location. Transportation provided in between retreat center and lodging. Cabin has a kitchen, dining, and living room. Accessibility: Parking is a few minutes away. 

$880
Deposit: $250
Private Cabin 69 w/ Bathroom @ Zephyr
Available until May 31, 2024Sold Out

Private cabin with a double bed and a private bathroom. 13 minute drive from the retreat location at Zypher Point. Transportation provided in between retreat center and lodging. Cabin has a kitchen, dining, and living room with fireplace. 


Accessibility: short hike to enter the cabin. Parking is a 5 minute walk away.  

$990
Deposit: $300
Double Cabin 55 @ Zypher Cove
Available until May 31, 2024Sold Out

Double cabin with two bedrooms with twin beds and a private bathroom. There is also a queen bed available in the loft which is up steep steps. 13 minute drive from the retreat location at Zypher Point. Transportation provided in between retreat center and lodging. Cabin has a kitchen, dining, and living room. 


This booking is for two people.


Accessibility: there are 4 steps to enter the cabin. One vehicle can park right outside.

$1,320
Deposit: $450
Partial Scholarship Dorm
Available until June 2, 2024only 1 left

  ***Please note this is only for folks who have applied for and received an award letter***  

 Twin bed in room shared with 4-7 other people. Please bring your own bedding. Shared bathroom and showers with up to 7 other people inside the dorm. 

$248
Deposit: $100
Full Scholarship Camping
Available until June 2, 2024only 3 left

***Please note this is only for folks who have applied for and received an award letter*** 

Connect to the land and the sounds of nature. Must bring all your own gear: tent, sleeping bag, pillow, sleeping pad or blow up mattress. Be prepared for as low as 40 degree temperatures at night. Short walk to indoor bathrooms and showers.  

$83
Full Scholarship Dorm
Available until June 2, 2024only 1 left

***Please note this is only for folks who have applied for and received an award letter*** 

Twin bed in room shared with 4-7 other people. Please bring your own bedding. Shared bathroom and showers with up to 7 other people inside the dorm. 

$83
Partial Scholarship Camping
Available until June 2, 2024only 3 left

 ***Please note this is only for folks who have applied for and received an award letter*** 

Connect to the land and the sounds of nature. Must bring all your own gear: tent, sleeping bag, pillow, sleeping pad or blow up mattress. Be prepared for as low as 40 degree temperatures at night. Short walk to indoor bathrooms and showers.  

$248
Deposit: $100
Private Room Private Bath Cabin 85 ZP
Available until June 1, 2024only 1 left

Private room with its own separate entrance to the cabin, private bathroom, and queen bed. The cabin has two other bedrooms in it and would be shared with 2-4 other people. 13 minute drive from the retreat location. Transportation provided in between retreat center and lodging. Cabin has a kitchen, deck, living room, dining room and full view of Lake Tahoe. 


Accessibility: one vehicle can park below cabin. Steep steps.

$1,008
Deposit: $500
Double Room Cabin 85 @ Zypher Point
Available until June 1, 2024only 2 left

 Double or twin bed bunk beds in a room shared with one other person.  Shared bathroom and showers with up to 2 other people. Bedding provided. The cabin has two other bedrooms in it and would be shared with 2-4 other people. 13 minute drive from the retreat location. Transportation provided in between retreat center and lodging. Cabin has a kitchen, deck, living room, dining room and full view of Lake Tahoe. 


If you are coming with someone then select two as the quantity. 


Accessibility: one vehicle can park below cabin. Steep steps.

$825
Deposit: $450

Available options



Itinerary

Tentative Itinerary
Day 1

2:00 pm participants arrive

330 pm - 4:30 pm Gentle Hatha Yoga (Satya)

4:40 pm - 6:00 pm* Welcome, Orientation, 

Community Agreements, Ritual 

6:10 pm - 6:30 pm meditation (Arisika) Grounding

6:30 pm - 7 pm Dinner

8-8:45 pm** Intentions & journaling 

8-9:15 pm Meditation & Art Therapy 

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SoulFlow Oakland
34 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

AK
Such a wonderful time in community continuing to build on my personal practice and journey towards liberation. Loved the intentional silence and the variety of meditation techniques including chanting/singing, walking meditation, and still meditation. Satya is able to create a space of belonging full of invitations to settle into our own bodies while challenging ourselves too. Thank you for the inclusive space and attention to accessibility!
By Angela K for Being Peace Yoga & Meditation Retreat on Feb 07, 2024
Thank you Angela! Such a gift to be on retreat with you!
By SoulFlow Oakland on Feb 20, 2024
SO
I had a great experience. I have so much gratitude for Satya, Greg and Andres' ability to cultivate a space where I could be in community, land in my body, and notice what's on my heart and spirit. This was my first silent retreat, and I was feeling a bit nervous. I was grateful to be in space with a largely BIPOC group, and I left feeling a greater connection to myself and to the people around me.
By Cory F for Being Peace Yoga & Meditation Retreat on Feb 06, 2024
Thank you Cory!!!!
By SoulFlow Oakland on Feb 20, 2024
SO
RB
It was outstanding. Welcoming and caring environment. Rustic yet comfortable. Teachers were kind, inclusive, and badass!
By Regent B for Being Peace Yoga & Meditation Retreat on Feb 06, 2024
Thank you Regent! Appreciate your presence and all you brought to our community!
By SoulFlow Oakland on Feb 20, 2024
SO
I had a wonderful time. Truly healing and nourishing! I am grateful for the organization and attention to detail throughout the weekend. The food was super yummy and the farm was so beautiful.
By Honeybee Courtney P for Sacred Ceremony & Yoga by the Sea 2023 on Aug 23, 2023
AD
Amazing people, location, experience. So much gratitude and love.
By Aja D for Sacred Ceremony & Yoga by the Sea 2023 on Aug 16, 2023
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