Empowering the Heart... A Yoga Retreat with Brittany Benedetto

Calistoga, CA, United States

Brittany Benedetto
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Sep 29 - Oct 2, 2016
Group size: 11 - 15
Empowering the Heart... A Yoga Retreat with Brittany Benedetto
Calistoga, CA, United States

Brittany Benedetto
  • Email address verified
1 review

Sep 29 - Oct 2, 2016
Group size: 11 - 15

About this trip

Join Bay Area renowned yoga instructor, Brittany Benedetto, for a weekend of empowerment at the Mayacamas Home in beautiful Calistoga, California. By embarking upon this weekend getaway, you can expect an experience that you'll never forget. You will not want to miss this amazing weekend of yoga, delicious food, good fellowship, and time for yourself. You'll get to to practice yoga each day (twice on Friday and Saturday), enjoy all organic, fresh, local and prepared-on-site meals (professional chefs Lizette and Geoff Marx will be in the kitchen cooking for us all weekend!), join in on dynamic daytime activities, such as Stand-Up Paddleboard Yoga, Hiking or Hot Springs, or sit back and relax by the pool, soak in the hot tub, or perhaps get a massage back at the ranch house. Lizette and Geoff, our chefs, will also offer a casual, free cooking "class" for those who wish to learn. By morning, you will become empowered through an invigorating, strength-based Power Yoga practice and a hearty breakfast. The afternoons will be filled with fun and relaxation, time with friends, or alone. Planned activities with a group are an option, but so is hanging back and spending time alone, if desired. By evening, you will be guided and encouraged towards relaxation and a peaceful winding down, complete with Yin Yoga, Restoratives, and Meditation.

Clear your schedule; find a way.  Brittany's Empowering the Heart Yoga Retreat will be a weekend to remember and one you won't want to miss. You are worth every moment of this trip. It's been planned with love, by Brittany, for you.

Brittany Benedetto is a Yoga Alliance RYT-200 certified instructor, who graduated from her teacher training program at YogaWorks in Walnut Creek in 2011. For 5 years, she has been teaching yoga to groups of students throughout the Bay Area and currently teaches at Earth and Sea Yoga in Lafayette. Brittany works with all levels of practitioners, from beginners through advanced. She works with athletes and sports teams, from high school to college to professional. She was the Yoga instructor for the Golden State Warriors, including Stephen Curry and his wife, Ayesha Curry, for several seasons. Brittany is an enthusiastic yogi and athlete herself, who believes that the practice can and will empower a person when they devote themselves to getting onto their mat fervently and consistently. She loves leading her students through the process of becoming their best selves: stronger physically and mentally, and living in love with their lives.

What’s included

* Room and Board: At the lovely Mayacamas House (Thursday, Septepmer 29- Sunday, October 2). This will be a private retreat (we are not sharing our space with any other group!). Click on the link to view the property in all its beauty!
* Option One: A double occupancy room in the main house with a king bed to share or two singles. The main house can sleep 9 people total. It is fully stocked with all organic EO products, towels, and a washer and dryer.  Trip Cost: $1,089 per person

* Option Two: A single bed inside of the cute little yurt (has heating/AC, fans and its own bathroom stocked with EO shampoo, conditioner, body wash and towels. The yurt can host six people total.  Trip Cost: $975 per person

*Important: When registering for the retreat, if you want a room in the main house, select "Room Upgrade" in the 'extras' category. There will only be 6 spaces available in the yurt for $975. They are first come, first serve. There are 9 spots available in the main house for $1089 each. These 9 spots will sell out quickly!  There are no single occupancy rooms at this retreat location.

* All Meals  will be prepared with love by Lizette and Geoff Marx, Culinary Professionals and also a beloved part of the yoga community. The food will be as close to 100% organic as can be and locally sourced. Care and concern for any/all dietary restrictions that are given ahead of time will be honored. You can indicate any dietary restrictions in the comments section of the registration process.

* The rooms come stocked with towels, EO brand shampoo, conditioner, and shower gel. Bedding is organic and comfortable.

* Daily yoga classes at the ranch house with Brittany. Weather permitting, we will have our morning practice outdoors!

* Stand Up Paddleboard Yoga on the Russian River with Leigh Claxton (included in the price of the retreat)!

* Pool/hot tub

* Yoga props, however, (bring your own mat!)

$525.00 Non-Refundable deposit due at time of booking.

Not included

* Travel to and from the ranch house

* Optional: Golden Haven Hot Springs Pool Day Use + 25 Min Head/Neck/Shoulder Massage ($60). Other treatments are available, but would need to be booked by you for yourself. You may choose to go Friday or Saturday.

* Optional: Massage on site at the house ($125/hour-$175/1.5 hour). Available on Friday and Saturday.

* Alcoholic beverages. Wine only (BYO).
* Snacks. If you get hungry between meals, please plan ahead and bring your own trail mix, power bar, munchies, etc. Our chefs will be providing nice, hearty meals, but if you get hungry in-between, it's best to be prepared on your own for that.

Check out our itinerary below!!!

Before You Go

Plan ahead for how you'd like to spend your free time on Friday and Saturday. There will be options offered, some of which will require extra money to participate. Brittany will need to have a head count for organized trips to the hot springs, SUP Yoga, and massages. Of course, you don't have to choose any of these activities! You can just do your own thing if that's what you prefer!

Friday's free time choices:
Hot Springs ($60), massage ($125/hour or $175/1.5 hour) casual cooking "class" with Lizette and Geoff (free), hiking on your own, or with friends from the retreat, relaxing at the ranch, pool/hot tub, shopping in the historic downtown boutique setting of St. Helena...

Saturday's free time choices: Massage ($125-$175), hot springs ($60), casual cooking "class" with Lizette and Geoff (free), hiking on your own, or with friends from the retreat, relax at the ranch, pool/hot tub...

Don't forget to bring your bathing suit, towel and SPF! If the weather is nice, we may practice yoga outside. There are towels at the house, but they are bath towels. You may wish to bring your own pool towel if you like to use a bigger one!

Bring your own yoga mat

Available Packages

Trip Price
Deposit: $525

Available options

Room Upgrade- Sleep in the main home in a shared King bed or a single bed (2 people per room)
only 2 left
Golden Haven Hot Springs Day Trip
Massage- 1 Hour
Sold Out
Massage- 1.5 Hour
Sold Out
Do not book
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SUP Yoga Friday morning


Thursday, September 29th 4:00 PM
Arrive at the Mayacamas House! Check-in is at 4pm. Get settled in to your room and prepare for the evening yoga practice.

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Brittany Benedetto
1 review
Brittany Benedetto is a popular yoga instructor in the San Francisco area; particularly the East Bay. She teaches currently at Earth and Sea Yoga in Lafayette, CA. She works with athletes as well, and has been the yoga instructor for many sports teams from high school to college to professional. She works with the Golden State Warriors as well as St. Mary's Basketball. Brittany also works privately with people to help them reach their yoga goals. Brittany's personal favorite style of yoga is Power Yoga, a strong practice that taps into the breath and core. She also teaches Level 2/3 Vinyasa Flow classes as well as Level 1/2 Mindful Flow. When she's not teaching or doing yoga, Brittany is training at Diablo CrossFit, where she is a member of the Competition Team. She loves Fitness, Healthy Eating, and Traveling around to near and far places with her Brazilian boyfriend.


This was not what I expected; it went beyond. Lots of good, solid yoga, two wonderful chefs, relaxing massage, serene location, and brand new intimate relationships!
By Glenda C for Empowering the Heart... A Yoga Retreat with Brittany Benedetto on Oct 04, 2016