Divine Play: Mendocino Wellness & Nature Retreat

Philo, CA 95466, USA

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SoulFlow Oakland
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Jul 6 - 10, 2022
Group size: 20 - 55
Divine Play: Mendocino Wellness & Nature Retreat
Philo, CA 95466, USA

SoulFlow Oakland
  • Facebook verified
19 reviews

$NaN
Jul 6 - 10, 2022
Group size: 20 - 55

About this trip

Rejuvenate, re-divine, connect with nature for four nights and five days in the pristine beauty of Mendocino. Nestled between the eco-systems of coastal redwoods and oak chaparel on unceded Pomo land, River’s Bend Retreat Center is a refuge for rest, play, and building community. We will have the entire 10 acres to ourselves with ample time to swim or lounge by the Navarro River and explore the hiking trails into the redwoods.


Dive deep into the Yoga tradition with Asana (physical Yoga postures), meditation, pranayama, mantra, stories, and discussion for connection and deep soul growth. There will be Yoga asanas offered for all levels of experience: Vinyasa, Hatha and Restorative Yoga. No Yoga experience necessary. Satya teaches in a radically inclusive way with an emphasis on therapeutics, alignment, and preventing injury. 


Afternoons will include free time and optional excursions to hiking, wineries, ocean kayaking, and nearby beaches.  Nourish yourself with exquisite farm-to-table meals from renowned chef Redwood Hill. 


This retreat is for all beings. Our intention is to welcome and celebrate folks from all experiences, 16+ in age, religions, abilities, immigration statuses, sizes, and sexual orientations. Our intention is to co-create a space that is pro-Black, pro-Immigrant, pro-Queer, and pro-Trans. We will co-create community agreements to embody these intentions. 


Arrival: Wednesday, July 6th 3:30 pm

Departure: Sunday, July 10th 11 am


FAQ: 

1. If you would like to arrange to pay by cash or money order, please contact Satya directly info@soulflowoakland.com

2. All deposits & payments are NON-REFUNDABLE and NO EXCHANGES. This includes if the retreat gets canceled for reasons beyond the control of the organizers such as acts of God, Covid-19, or Mother Nature. Purchase of travel insurance is required to attend. Please make sure you purchase travel insurance that would cover a cancelled retreat or your personal need or emergency to cancel your retreat. Make sure to check fine print. Fear of travel isn't the same as not being able to travel. Another option is plans that cover up to 75% of your expenses if you cancel for any reason. In these unpredictable times, this type of planning is important to protecting your investment in the retreat. 


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 Redwood Hill. Ingredients are organic with an abundance of vegetables, protein, and fruit. Gluten-free, vegetarian, vegan, and other dietary needs are available upon request. 


Meet the SoulFlow Oakland team

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.


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


Raj Escondo (pronouns: she/they) is a Filipinx and South-Asian/Indian personal development facilitator and yoga instructor. She infuses a sense of groundedness, reflection, and connection with her background as a yoga teacher and in her professional work within leadership development, social justice, and community partnerships. Born in the Philippines, rooted in Chicago, and transplanted to the Bay, Raj supports folks in finding a compassionate and cozy home within themselves to move towards interconnection with others, the land, and ancestors. Her movement practice strengthens one's interoception skills supporting folks with histories of trauma, overwork, and stress to decompress and look within. Raj believes in a life of interdependent abundance, compassion, and ease as the path towards liberatory justice. Her class will bring you back to the breath, body, and present moment.  


Sabrina Davidson (she/they)  is Soulflow Oakland’s Creativity and Communications Director. She is an artist and meditation practitioner whose work explores pleasure, community, and healing through play. 


Redwood Hill (ours/Red)

Born in the Mid East of the US to upwardly mobile black folx and professionally raised in bars and restaurants in the Bay Area, Redwood Hill has collaged a career within and around food & beverage service for the past 15 years, engaging every role from the dish pit to conceptualization and ephemeral pop-up proprietorships. Having deciphered a distinction amongst the illusory divisions between “Front of & Back of House" to be direct connotations of the pre-antebellum hierarchies of chattel slavery, Redwood seeks to disrupt classifications and bifurcation to become a comprehensive service provider, in the interests of food sovereignty and decolonizing food systems and working towards right relationship with this planet and the reality of abundance for all. They are a cheffy dive bartender, a busser who dish-washes as a student of fine dining & simultaneity and are stimulated by the invented and inspired diets of Afro-futurist communities found in the works of Octavia Butler and Samuel Delany. Redwood constructs and reconstructs culinary perspectives incorporating the aesthetics of a timeless nutrition that is sustainable & renewable. With Transplanted Californian sensibilities, mindful indulgence, and folding language intersect with the comforting provocations of Southern dishes of their ancestors, as an exploration of color, texture, nostalgia, and being/belonging. Food and words are cites of their reclamation.


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.


 

Anjuli Mahendra, LMT, NCBTMB is the founder of Embodied Resonance, offering insight coaching, transformational retreats, and integrative bodywork focusing on wellness, empowerment, and creative potential. With over 15 years of experience as a heart-felt wellness and mindset guide, Anjuli supports her clients to live an inspired life rooted in the wisdom of their embodied intelligence. She brings a diverse toolset built from holistic studies across multiple modalities and experiences with master healers around the world. She is a nationally licensed bodyworker and teacher with 2000+ hours of training in yoga teaching, coaching, and bodywork.


Anjuli will teach Thai Massage> Learn how to give and receive deep stretches with easy techniques rooted in the principle of Metta (Loving-Kindness). Partner stretching can be included and classes tailored to your needs. Great for couples or singles. 

Covid info

Please note that this retreat will go on regardless of the state of Covid-19. All retreat activities including meals will be outside. 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.

Scholarships and Work Trade

Scholarships and work trade are available for solo camping, shared rustic cabins, and tent cabins only.


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Getting there

The drive from the Bay Area is about 2.5 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 Sacramento, Santa Rosa, Oakland, or San Francisco. Santa Rosa is the closest airport but likely more expensive than the other three to fly into. 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 play to arrive before 9 am July 6th.

Testimonials from Previous Retreats

What’s included

  • breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Yoga classes, meditation
  • Discussion
  • Lodging
  • Snacks
  • Transportation
  • Excursions
  • Airport transfers

Available Packages

Shared Tent Cabin
Available until July 1, 20224 left

Cot or futon in a tent cabin shared with up to three other people. There is minimal solar lighting outside and no electricity inside tent cabins. There is a bathhouse with showers and two outhouses close by. Please bring your own towel, sheets, and bedding and/or sleeping bag.


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. 

$975
Shared Rustic Cabin
Available until July 1, 20229 left

Twin or double bed in unique two room cabin shared with 2-3 other people. Bedding provided. There is electricity and wood stove heat. External bathhouse is a few steps away. The showers in the bathhouse are exclusively for people in rustic cabins while the toilets may be used by other yogis as it's the closest bathroom to yoga space.


accessibility: wheel chair accessible. no stairs.

$1,090
Private tent cabin
Available until July 1, 2022only 1 left

Private tent cabin with a cot or futon. There is minimal solar lighting outside and no electricity inside tent cabins. There is a shared bathhouse with showers and two outhouses close by. Please bring your own towel, sheets, and bedding and/or sleeping bag.


accessibility: wheel chair accessible. no stairs.

$1,063
Private Cabin, Private Bathroom
Available until July 1, 2022Sold Out

Your private sanctuary awaits! Relax away from it all in your own private cabin, private bathroom, bathtub and shower. Includes a queen bed, wood stove, desk, kitchenette, and private deck.


*ask about special pricing for two people*

$1,790
All Genders Dorm Room in Sunset Lodge
Available until July 1, 20227 left

This is the downstairs part of Sunset Lodge. Double or twin beds are spread over two rooms. You will share the space, toilets, and showers with up to 7 other people. Upstairs there is access to a kitchenette, deck, and a living room. There is electricity. 

$702
Double Standard Room
Available until July 1, 20227 left

Twin or double bed in a room shared with one other person. The lodge has 3-5 other rooms in it and the bathrooms and showers are shared with 5-7 other people. The lodge has electricity, a kitchen, a deck, and/or a living room for connecting and lounging.

$1,239
Private Standard Room w/ Queen Bed
Available until July 1, 2022only 1 left

Queen bed in a private room. The lodge has 3-5 other rooms in it and the bathrooms and showers are shared with 5-7 other people. The lodge has electricity, a kitchen, a deck and/or a living room for connecting and lounging.

$1,490
All genders Triple Standard Room
Available until July 1, 2022only 3 left

Twin or double bed in a room shared with up to two other person. The lodge has 3-5 other rooms in it and the bathrooms and showers are shared with 5-7 other people. The lodge has electricity, a kitchen, a deck, and/or a living room for connecting and lounging.

$1,239
Private Standard Room w/ Twin Bed
Available until July 1, 2022only 2 left

Twin bed in a private room. The lodge has 3-5 other rooms in it and the bathrooms and showers are shared with 5-7 other people. The lodge has electricity, a kitchen, a deck and/or a living room for connecting and lounging.

$1,443
Private Standard Room, Private Bathroom
Available until July 1, 2022Sold Out
$1,449
Private tent cabin for two people
Available until July 1, 2022only 1 left

Private tent cabin with a double futon. There is minimal solar lighting outside and no electricity inside tent cabins. There is a shared bathhouse with showers and two outhouses close by. Please bring your own towel, sheets, and bedding and/or sleeping bag.

accessibility: wheel chair accessible. no stairs.

$2,038
Private Standard Room for two people
Available until July 1, 2022only 1 left

Queen bed in a private room for two people. The lodge has 3-5 other rooms in it and the bathrooms and showers are shared with 5-7 other people. The lodge has electricity, a kitchen, a deck and/or a living room for connecting and lounging.

$2,214

Available options

Sea Kayaking Tour
$40
21 left

Professionally guided sea cave tour seeing local marine life in an incredibly rich and diverse marine habitat. Beginner friendly  1.5hr

90 minute massage
$180
Sold Out
Contribution for BIPOC scholarship
$20
Contribution for BIPOC scholarship
$50
Gratuity for Chef Redwood
$10
Gratuity for Chef Redwood
$30
Gratuity for Chef Redwood
$108
gratuity for Anuja
$24
Wine Tasting @ Handley Cellars
$30

A tasting experience at a local organic family owned winery, Handley Cellars

60 minute massage
$120
6 left
Contribution fo scholarship fund
$10
Contribution for BIPOC scholarship
$30
Contribution for BIPOC scholarship
$108
Gratuity for Chef Redwood
$20
Gratuity for Chef Redwood
$40
gratuity for Anuja
$36
30 minute Reiki with Raj
$50
4 left
$NaN


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19 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

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
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
By Fatima M for Awakening Your Full Potential: Mount Shasta Retreat 2022 on 02 Jun, 2022
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