Cosmic HeartGate Retreat

Occidental, CA, USA

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Alex Crow
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10 reviews
May 30 - Jun 2, 2019
Group size: 1 - 12
Cosmic HeartGate Retreat
Occidental, CA, USA

Alex Crow
  • Email address verified
10 reviews

$675
Deposit: $250
May 30 - Jun 2, 2019
Group size: 1 - 12

About this trip

Enter the portal of your cosmic heart with the guidance of Alex Crow & Sena Maria. Through embodied exploration of the elements we will pray, be in ceremony, learn from each other in workshops and build a strong community of like-hearted soul family. This offering is a true co-creation from each of our hearts, and with the nourishing support of the land and deep work with cacao, ascension, song and movement medicine we will become the New Earth that our hearts envision.


Located at a beautiful, eco-friendly retreat center that feels like home in the Occidental Redwoods, we will camp under the stars for three nights, and return to the simple joy of being alive.

Imagine beautiful luscious yoga in a fully equipped yoga space, fire & cacao ceremonies held in a massive teepee, dance parties, and delicious high vibration food to nourish you mind, body & soul. 

Details

Location:  Occidental, California 


This land is beautifully stewarded and you will feel as if you are visiting a friends' home, rather than being at a formal retreat center. There is a mineral water hot tub with outdoor shower on the premises, and all of the water is from a spring that is UV filtered. The space is completely private, with acres of redwoods to explore and commune with.


Dates:  Thursday, May 3oth - Sunday, June 2nd


Arrivals: Thursday 5/30 3-5pm, WELCOME DINNER @ 6pm


Departures: Sunday 6/2 after lunch


BE ADVISED: This is a camping ONLY retreat. We are keeping things close to the ground, giving us a great opportunity to truly reconnect with the Natural World. You will need to bring your own camping gear (tent, sleeping bag, sleeping pad, pillows, blankets), a towel and a water bottle (and tea vessel if you'd like!). We have ~10 single foam mattresses available for you to slide into your tent if you don't have a good sleeping pad. They will be first come first serve.  Please let us know if you will be needing a pad as you register! 

Itinerary

Thursday 5/30


3-5p Arrivals

6-7p Welcome Dinner + Orientation

7:30-10p Heart Talk in the Teepee- Introductions, Intention Setting, & Song


Friday 5/31

7:00-8:30a: Yin Flow + Movement Medicine 

8:30-9a: Light Breakfast

9:30-10:30a: Out Door Cacao Ceremony

10:30 - 12:30p: Walking Meditation & Earth Greeting Ritual + Earth Altar Creation 

12:30-1:30p: Lunch

1:30-5:00p: OPEN SPACE

5:00-6:00p: Cacao Stewardship Discussion 

6:00-7:00p Dinner

7:30-10p Yoga Nidra Workshop + Water Ceremony 


Saturday 6/1

7:00-8:30a: Yin Flow + Movement Medicine 

8:30-9:30a: Breakfast

10:00-11:30a:  Song Sharing Circle

12:30-1:30p: Lunch

3:30-5:30p: Ascension Workshop + Light Tools 

6:00-7:00p Dinner

7:30-10p Cacao & Fire Ceremony 


Sunday 6/2 


7:00-8:30a: Yin Flow + Movement Medicine 

8:30-9:30a: Breakfast

9:30-12:30p Cacao & Dance Party + Closing Circle of Gratitude and Blessings 

12:30-1:30p: Lunch

Departures


About Us!

SENA MARIA: 


Sena is passionate about embodied heart-centered living and supporting our collective ascension into unity consciousness. She has a 200 hour yoga teacher training from Laughing Lotus in San Francisco, and completed a 300 hour teacher training with shamanic studies with Kula Collective in Peru. She has merged her business skills from working at Google with her healing abilities to create safe, nourishing, clear spaces where community can join together and be truly seen. Since 2015 she has been developing a deep relationship with Cacao and has traveled through Peru, Costa Rica & Guatemala to study this sacred heart medicine. Her ceremonies include medicine songs & reiki infusions as she channels the Gaia codes flowing through for us all so that we may awaken to our true authentic purpose on this planet at this time.


ALEX CROW: 


Alex is a believer in the magic of the heart, and the healing power of movement. She has been teaching yoga as a way of life for 7 years, and practicing for over a decade. She has shared her teachings in the United States, Finland, Germany, and India.   After receiving a 200 hr. certification through the Laughing Lotus Yoga Teacher Training in San Francisco where she teaches regularly and  co-leads teacher trainings , she went on to study Yoga Therapy through the government of India at Yoga Vidya Gurukul.  Her life as a professional dancer has gifted her with extensive practical knowledge of our human anatomy, and a powerful mode of expression, creativity & play, which is the bedrock of her deeply felt and subtle understanding of how to guide others into their own bodies. She became a Reiki Master/Teacher in early 2016, which she holds most high as it continues to share its healing magic with her and all she touches.  She believes she is here to create sacred spaces for healing, co-creation & deep self-discovery to take place, for the benefit of all. 



What’s included

  • Camping Accommodation
    3 nights under the stars and surrounded by the Redwood guardian trees!!
  • Food
    Beautiful, home-cooked, organic vegetarian meals will be served three times a day by an onsite chef! If you have any dietary needs please specify and we will do our best to accommodate.
  • Daily Movement Practice
    Alex will be guiding a daily movement practice, blending the medicines of Yin Yoga and Intuitive Free Flow Movement practice, all in service to revealing the intuitive wisdom of the body.
  • Cacao Ceremonies
    We will have multiple opportunities to commune with Mama Cacao in ceremony as a powerful but gentle entry way into the tender openings of the heartgate.
  • Yoga Nidra
    A truly transformative practice that will bring us into deep relaxation through guided visualization. We will plant our pure intentions into the deep and fertile layers of our open hearts.
  • Song Sharing
    Sing your heart's song! We will hold a sacred circle where songs can be shared and received, heart to heart.
  • Earth Offering
    We will be holding space for each of you to make an offering to the land in your own way, through prayer, creative expression, etc. This is one way we can heal our relationship with Mama Earth.
  • Communing with Nature
    There will be plenty of time to explore the incredible grounds and the magical spaces nearby including Doran Beach (10 min away), the "Grove of the Old Trees", and an epic 3.5 mile Canyon Hike!
  • Transportation
    we recommend driving and/or carpooling up to Occidental. We are happy to connect you with other participants if you are in need of a ride!
  • Tents/Camping Gear
    We have ~10 single foam matresses that can be placed in tents. They will be first come first serve. All other camping equipment we ask that you bring yourself.

Your Organizer


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Alex Crow
10 reviews
Alex is a believer in the magic of the heart, and the healing power of movement. She has been teaching yoga as a way of life for 6 years, and practicing for over a decade. She has shared her teachings in the United States, Finland, Germany, and India. After receiving a 200 hr. certification through the Laughing Lotus Yoga Teacher Training in San Francisco where she teaches regularly and co-leads teacher trainings , she went on to study Yoga Therapy through the government of India at Yoga Vidya Gurukul. Her life as a professional dancer has gifted her with extensive practical knowledge of our human anatomy, and a powerful mode of expression which is the bedrock of her deep understanding of how to guide others into their own bodies. She became a Reiki Master/Teacher in early 2016, which she holds most high as it continues to share its healing magic with her and all she touches. She believes she is here to create sacred spaces for healing & self-discovery, for the benefit of all.

Reviews

This Retreat was a profound dive into community and self practice. Alex and Sena created several practices of reverence involving ceremony, cacao, yin, yoga nidra. I am deeply grateful for the space created. Would totally go on a trip with Alex and Sena again!
Alex and Sena are amazing facilitators and open their hearts to make sure everyone has a transformation with their guidance. I highly recommend their retreats.
By Liz Thees for Cosmic HeartGate Retreat on Sep 12, 2018
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How do you rate a trip through the cosmos to the heart center of your soul and the universe? Seems like 5 stars isn't enough. Aside from the gracious space and phenomenal food, this retreat saved me several lifetimes of samsara. Alex and Sena have something special going on. You've got to be there to believe it.
By A Cat for Cosmic HeartGate Retreat on Sep 11, 2018
Reiki 1 was a wonderful, transformative experience. Alex is a lovely facilitator who creates a safe and sacred space to learn these beautiful healing modalities. She also provided delicious, healthy and nourishing snacks that were a special treat!
By Jessica Hurt for Reiki 1 Workshop on Sep 06, 2018
Alex created such a beautiful, sacred space for our workshop. Her energy felt like that of an old friend, cozy and inviting, allowing all experiences to arise and be keenly heard. Thank you Alex for your gift
By Camilla Fish for Reiki 1 Workshop on Aug 27, 2018
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alex is a beautiful being - my partner and i completed her reiki 1 workshop together. it was a magical day with so much love and high vibes. she so clearly values sacred community - the venue, the folks, the layout, the snacks, etc. all contributed to an incredible experience. immense gratitude! definitely recommend rocking with alex.
By Angie Davis on Feb 06, 2018