CANCELLED due to COVID-19: A Spring Women’s Yoga & Meditation Retreat

Soquel, CA, USA

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Elizabeth McKinley
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10 reviews
Apr 10 - 12, 2020
Group size: 1 - 14
CANCELLED due to COVID-19: A Spring Women’s Yoga & Meditation Retreat
Soquel, CA, USA

Elizabeth McKinley
  • Email address verified
10 reviews

$590
Deposit: $200
Apr 10 - 12, 2020
Group size: 1 - 14

About this trip

Gather with a group of vibrant women for a Well Within Redwood Retreat this Spring! Simplify, recharge, and connect. Find space to draw inward, tap into your inner well, shed winter’s heaviness, and emerge ready for the season ahead.


Calling women ready to look within and feel support from sisterhood, this retreat offers space to let your guard down, show up as you are, and be guided to reconnect with the wisdom of your heart. Find your rhythm with a weekend of guided meditation, accessible yoga flow practices, sound healing, and nourishing vegetarian meals. Amplified by the setting of magical giant redwoods, these practices promote release and connection. 


The balance of led activities and personal time is designed to support your equilibrium and ease the frazzle that accumulates in daily life. Enjoy miles of hiking loops through enchanted redwoods, relax in the pool or sauna, or rest in your serene, spacious room, private or shared. Land of Medicine Buddha is a special place, situated on 108 acres of redwoods. The ground's walking trails link up with thousands acres more; the land makes it easy to exhale and feel grounded. Balancing solo space and group support, movement and stillness, this retreat provides a container to embody steadiness and feel empowered.


Whatever winter holds in store for you, set yourself up for a refresh by committing to joining us this Spring. Realign with your inner wisdom, take this chance to shift from pressure and productivity to spaciousness and clarity. All self-identified women ready for a weekend of community and yoga are welcome to join us. Nourish yourself: join us for Spring’s Well Within Women’s Yoga and Meditation Retreat. 

What’s included

+ accessible flow yoga with Elizabeth McKinley


+ yoga nidra with Elizabeth


+ guided meditation


+ group sound healing with Minna Sivola


+ group ritual and subtle energy practices


+ hearty vegetarian meals


+ two nights of beautiful, quiet lodging


+ use of sauna and pool


+ use of the redwood hiking trails

Not included

+ transportation to and from retreat center


+ massage (available at extra fee)

Getting There

Land of Medicine Buddha is a retreat center located in Santa Cruz County, CA. Just 70 miles south of San Francisco, it's easy to get to, yet secluded and spacious. Situated on 108 acres of pristine redwood forest, the grounds are magical and accommodations spacious and comfortable. 

Before You Go

The retreat will begin at 5:00pm on Friday, April 10th and end after lunch on Sunday, April 12th.


No alcohol, drugs, or smoking are permitted on retreat grounds. 


Cancellation policy: I am honored to have you join this special retreat. If for any reason you have to cancel your trip, I want to work with you. If canceling before March 10th, 2020, a refund will be granted less the $200 non-refundable deposit. After March 10th, no refund will be granted. Payment is due in full by March 10th, 2020. If not paid in full by March 10th, your placement may be forfeited. 

Available Packages

Triple/Quad Room
Available until Apr 08, 2020Sold Out

Shared room with two or three other women with private bathroom


Use code EARLYBIRD to save $50 before February 1st. 

$590
Deposit: $200
Double Room
Available until Apr 08, 2020Sold Out

Shared room with one other woman with private bathroom


Use code EARLYBIRD to save $50 before February 1st. 

$650
Deposit: $200
Private Single Room
Available until Apr 08, 2020Sold Out

Private room with private bathroom


Use code EARLYBIRD to save $50 before February 1st. 

$750
Deposit: $200
$590
Deposit: $200

Triple/Quad Room
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Itinerary

The Well Within
Sample Daily Schedule

FRIDAY

Arrive 4:00

LMB Overview 5:30

Dinner 6:00

Opening Circle 7:15


SATURDAY

Breakfast 8:00

Accessible Flow Yoga & Meditation 9:30

Lunch 12:30

Free Time 1:30

Yoga Nidra 4:30

Dinner 6:00

Sound Healing 7:15


SUNDAY

Breakfast 8:00

Accessible Flow Yoga & Meditation 9:30

Lunch 12:30

Depart... or stay and enjoy the grounds till 5:30

Your Organizer


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Elizabeth McKinley
10 reviews
Hi! I'm Elizabeth, a Registered Yoga Teacher and Certified Yoga Therapist at home in the Bay Area. I am passionate about exploring the intersections of physical, mental, and emotional health. My teachings emphasize a strong body-mind-spirit connection and incorporate the traditions of Hatha, Restorative, Yin, and Therapeutic Yoga. Through yogic practices I will guide you to recognize and build upon your inherent wholeness. If I'm not practicing or teaching yoga, you can find me leading mental health groups or soaking up mother nature's wisdom through hiking, biking, climbing, or just being still.

Reviews

This weekend at the Spirit House was incredible. Elizabeth organized the best itinerary between group time, yoga time and alone time. She is an incredible, yoga instructor who is sweet, kind, gentle, non-judgmental and really there to assist in whatever you need. There was a great balance of planned activities vs flexibility that I appreciated. The food was outstanding and it was great to have the chefs at our disposal to ask questions to. I loved the setting, the wonderful group of women, the accommodations, activities on site (hot tub, walking trails, goats!) and most of all, re-setting and getting away. My only complaint was that it was too short! I can't wait for the next one :-)
This was a soul nurturing weekend in a beautiful setting. Elizabeth led the retreat with a compassionate, welcoming and lovely spirit. The food was nourishing and delicious, the sound healing a deeply relaxing experience, and a walk through the labyrinth was one of the highlights of the trip. I will carry this retreat in my heart, thank you to everyone who made it so special.
This was very restorative in every way. The food was heavenly and Elizabeth's beautiful energy and teaching were just as nourishing. Will definitely do a Well Within retreat again!
LS
An amazing experience that I will always hold dear in my heart!
This was a fantastic retreat! The location is beautiful, secluded and full of vistas and winding nature trails. The balance between activities and free time is perfect and Elizabeth is a gifted instructor. The food is spectacular and healthy. I would highly recommend this trip to anyone looking to spend a few days focusing on their health and well being. I left feeling refreshed and relaxed with a sense of peace and inner strength!
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