Ebb and Flow: A Retreat for Body, Mind and Spirit

Isis Oasis Retreat Center and Animal Sanctary, Geyserville CA

May 16 - 19, 2019
Group size: 10 - 25
Ebb and Flow: A Retreat for Body, Mind and Spirit
Isis Oasis Retreat Center and Animal Sanctary, Geyserville CA

Deposit: $300
May 16 - 19, 2019
Group size: 10 - 25

About this trip

Ebb, Retreat, Flow, Emerge!  Treat yourself to  3 nights of relaxation, rejuvenation, and fun in a funky, magical setting with all meals included. 

Held at the truly one-of-a-kind Isis Oasis Retreat Center and Animal Sanctuary, each day will offer delicious vegetarian food, movement and creativity workshops as well as a nightly dance party. Each day you'll have free time to explore the grounds, enjoy the heated pool and hot tubs, stroll into town for excellent wine tasting, or bike through the surrounding wine country.

Based on the Tamalpa Life/Art Process (created by Daria and Anna Halprin), the daily workshops will use movement, drawing, and writing to tap into creativity and internal resources.  Hoop-dance and nature-based workshops will also be available.  You can choose to do as much or as little as you wish, dive deeply into activities or simply relax and enjoy the surroundings.  

Our intention is that you come away feeling better---inside and out---and have new resources to take back into your everyday life. Join us!! 

For information about the Tamalpa Institute, please visit: www.tamalpa.org

What’s included

  • 3 nights accommodations
    A variety of sleeping options, from shared dorm-style, to private doubles, to secluded, cozy earth-huts. All rooms have shared bathrooms. Linens and towels provided.
  • 8 meals
    Starting with dinner on Thursday and ending with brunch on Sunday. Meals will be vegetarian, healthy and plentiful. Vegan and gluten-free possibilities.
  • All workshops/activities
    Morning strech/Movement Ritual, twice-daily movement-based expressive arts workshops, hoop-dance classes, pool activities, and nightly dancing in the temple.
  • Heated pool
  • Hot tubs/sauna
  • Free wifi
    Connect or not, it's your choice!
  • Walking labyrinth
  • Exotic wildlife
    Isis Oasis is home to over 100 exotic animals, including emus, alpacas, exotic cats, and many types of birds. We'll get a special tour and you'll be able to have as much peacock time as you need.
  • 400 year old tree
  • Onsite Egyptian temples
    Many of the buildings are from the late 1800's, and all are dedicated to the Egyptian goddess, Isis. The main temple will serve as our movement/dance/workshop space.
  • Options for off-site fun
    Excellent restaurants and wineries within a 5 minute walk. Or bring your bike and pedal the surrounding wine country!
  • Transportation
    We encourage carpooling. Let us know if you'd like help connecting..
  • Alcohol
    Feel free to bring your own if you so desire
  • Bikes
    Bring your own if you'd like

Available options

Private room (p.p. based on dbl occ.)only 1 left
Private hut (p.p. based on dbl occ.) only 2 left


Daily schedule
Ebb and Flow daily

Each morning will start with Movement Ritual (a gentle form of awakening, stretching and strengthening the body as created by Anna Halprin), followed by breakfast and time to yourself.  Kaye will lead a Movement-Based Expressive Arts workshop in the late morning, followed by lunch, and another post-lunch workshop. The afternoon will be yours for relaxing, swimming/hot tubs, wine tasting in town, or exploring the grounds. We'll gather for dinner and then spend the evening dancing together! 

All activities are optional; however, the workshops will build on each other, so if you decide to opt out of any of them, please check in with Kaye so she can fill you in with what we did, and you can jump back in! 

Who’s Going

  • LD
    Logan De Ley
    We're looking forward to some serious silliness and hulacious hooping!
    Nov 20, 2018

Your Organizer

Kaye Anderson
Kaye Anderson is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), and Registered Somatic Movement Therapist and Educator (RSMT/E). She has over 20 years experience working with people in therapeutic settings, and has been facilitating dance and movement for 10 years. A graduate of the Tamalpa Institute, she frames workshops using the Life/Art Process (movement-based expressive arts) to explore creativity and harvest resources to take back into every-day life. Kaye also teaches hoop-dance, a fun-based movement practice. Jennifer Knight has a background in various aspects of theater, event planning and catering and loves nothing more than parties, collaboration and making her guests feel welcome.