Enliven the Spirit!

Boonville, CA, USA

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ADM Pilates
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3 reviews
Nov 8 - 11, 2019
Group size: 15 - 25
Enliven the Spirit!
Boonville, CA, USA

ADM Pilates
  • Email address verified
3 reviews

$825
Deposit: $425
Nov 8 - 11, 2019
Group size: 15 - 25

About this trip

Enliven your Spirit through movement, music, art and community! Get in touch with all that fills you with joy and awakens the parts of you that want to come out and play!  We will eat healthy and delicious food, take a wide range of classes from Pilates to energy balancing, and have the option to hike the over 650 acres of protected watershed at Bell Valley or just relax in the hot tub under the stars.  Plus there are great optional excursions to nearby wine tasting and hot springs.   This retreat is over Veteran's Day weekend so we will be staying Friday evening through Monday at noon.

Pilates is for everyone

All levels are welcome to attend this retreat. I have worked with many types of movers along the way, and can modify or intensify a workout for everyone based on their specific needs.  In addition, all of the classes offered are optional to attend.  

Other class offerings

In addition to Pilates, there will be classes in meditation, chakra balancing, intuitive discovery, dance and art. These classes will be taught by myself, and Paul Bogle.  Paul will also be offering individual astrological readings. These require you to know your date and time of birth as well as the location.  

What’s included

  • 2 Pilates classes a day
    One morning class to energize the body and one in the evening to release stress and feel at ease in our bodies. In addition to these classes Amy will offer movement explorations throughout the weekend
  • Meals made with love
    There will be a light breakfast, a buffet lunch that can be taken on the go for picnics or outings, and a delicious and healthy dinner prepared by Bassamat Bahnasy served for all to enjoy together.
  • Hiking
    Bell Valley has numerous trails to explore on their 650 acre property and one even leads to a swimming pond!
  • Acommodations
    Whether you choose a single, double or triple, all rooms are beautifully set up and the beds are supremely comfy!
  • Additional classes
    Mindfulness and creative expression classes designed to help you get in touch with your intuition, reduce stress, and have fun!
  • Pilates and Art Supplies
    You are encouraged to bring a foam roller if you own one, but other than that we have everything you'll need including mats, balls, blankets and bolsters.
  • Hot tub
    relax after class or under the stars.
  • Time to yourself
    I know, it's rare, but if you'd like time to yourself on this retreat, there are many places to sit and relax with a beautiful view.
  • Transportation
    You will need to drive or carpool the (not quite) 3 hours from the Bay Area. Please let me know if you would like help finding a ride.
  • Excursions
    There will be time in the afternoons to explore the nearby area, which includes wineries, farms tours, hot springs and more...
  • Private Pilates sessions
    Pilates can be tailored to every body. To find out more about what yours might need, sign up for a reduced cost Private session with Amy. Spaces are limited.
  • Astrology Reading
    Paul Bogle is a renowned Astrologer in the Bay Area, and is offering Astrological or Tarot readings for a reduced cost. Please bring your exact time of birth with you for your astrology reading.

Available Packages

Toll House Porch Room -Double Occupancy
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The Porch Room is the Toll House’s ground floor suite. This spacious room includes one king and one twin bed, an armoire and a separate seating area. This room also offers an en suite bathroom with claw-foot tub and shower. True to its name, the Porch Room includes an adjacent screened porch with a café table and chairs and ample extra seating. This room can be used by 2 guests.   If used for single occupancy, guest must pay for both spots and use promo code  SINGLE-OCCUPANT to reduce the cost by 20%.  Then enter your name as the second guest at checkout.   Deposit is non-refundable, but can be used for future retreats with Amy.

$850
Deposit: $450
Toll House Green Room -Double Occupancy
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The Green Room shares a floor plan with the Porch Room below it. It is the largest upstairs room and, like the Porch Room, has a king and twin bed, an armoire, and a seating area. This sunny, warm room also includes a private en suite bathroom with a bath tub and shower.  This room is designed for two guests. If used for single occupancy, guest must pay for both spots and use promo code SINGLE-OCCUPANT to reduce the cost by 20%.  Then enter your name as the second guest at checkout.  Deposit is non-refundable, but can be(You may only use this code if purchasing both spots for yourself). used for future retreats with Amy.

$825
Deposit: $425
Toll House Blue Room-Double Occupancy
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 The Blue Room overlooks the Toll House garden from both windows. This comfortable, welcoming room has a queen bed and single bed (that can also serve as a seating area), full closet, and desk. Guests staying in the Blue Room have the exclusive use of a charming hallway bathroom with shower. This room is designed for two guests.  If used for single occupancy, guest must pay for both spots and use promo code SINGLE-OCCUPANT to reduce the cost by 20%.  (You may only use this code if purchasing both spots for yourself). Then enter your name as the second guest at checkout.  Deposit is non-refundable, but may be used for future retreats with Amy.

$800
Deposit: $400
Toll House Red Room-Single Occupancy
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The Red Room sits upstairs at the front of the Toll House. This cozy spot has a queen bed, comfortable reading chair, and small en suite bathroom with shower. The view from the rear window opens onto the Toll House garden.   Deposits are non-refundable but may be put towards future retreats with Amy.  

$975
Deposit: $475
The Cottage Bedroom-Double Occupancy
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Adjacent to a tributary of Bell Valley creek are two cottages connected by breezeway. This  cottage has a queen bed and single pull-out plus full bathroom with shower. The bathroom shower must be shared with the guests in the common room.   This room is perfect for a couple or a single occupant. If used for single occupancy, guest must pay for both spots and use promo code SINGLE-OCCUPANT to reduce the cost by 20%.  (You may only use this code if purchasing both spots for yourself). Then enter your name as the second guest at checkout. Deposits are non refundable but may be used towards future retreats with Amy.  

$825
Deposit: $375
Cottage Common Room-Double Occupancy
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Adjacent to a tributary of Bell Valley creek are two cottages connected by breezeway. The second cottage has a double bed, small kitchen and a half-bath. The shower can be used in the bedroom of the cottage. This room is designed for two people.  If used for single occupancy, guest must pay for both spots and use promo code SINGLE-OCCUPANT to reduce the cost by 20%.  (You may only use this code if purchasing both spots for yourself).  Then enter your name as the second guest at checkout. .  Deposit is non-refundable but may be used towards future retreats with Amy.

$825
Deposit: $375
The Bunkhouse
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The Bunk House is freshly renovated, this house has a separate entrance from the main building, with its own private deck, kitchen, and full bath (with claw-foot tub and shower). The four bunk beds are designed for adults with stairs leading up to the top bunks.  Think of it as a slumber party!  Deposit is non-refundable but may be used towards future retreats with Amy.

$700
Deposit: $350
The Barn Rooms - Blackberry -triple
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Blackberry is located in the upper floor of the 2300 square foot barn, just a short walk from the Toll House. This modest yet comfortable room has two single beds plus one high loft bed. The shared bathroom in the hall is newly added and there are another two half baths downstairs.  There is a common kitchen and lounge area upstairs in the barn as well.  Deposit is non-refundable but may be used towards future retreats with Amy.

$725
Deposit: $325
The Barn Rooms -Verbena - triple
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Verbena is located in the upper floor of the 2300 square foot barn, just a short walk from the Toll House.  This modest yet comfortable room has 3 beds. One is a bunk bed with east to climb stairs.  The shared bathroom in the hall is newly added and there are another two half baths downstairs.  There is a common kitchen and lounge area upstairs in the barn as well.   Deposit is non-refundable but may be used towards future retreats with Amy.

$725
Deposit: $325
The Barn Rooms - Fern -Double
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Fern is located in the upper floor of the 2300 square foot barn, just a short walk from the Toll House. This modest yet comfortable room has 2 single beds. The shared bathroom in the hall is newly added and there are another two half baths downstairs. There is a common kitchen and lounge area upstairs in the barn as well.  This room may be used for single occupancy but guest must pay for both spots and use promo code SINGLE-OCCUPANT at checkout to receive 20% off.(You may only use this code if purchasing both spots for yourself).  Then enter your name as the second guest at checkout.   Deposit is non-refundable but may be used towards future retreats with Amy.

$750
Deposit: $350
Platform Tents -Double Occupancy
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There are 6 luxury tents set around the knoll of the property. Each tent is set on a wooden platform deck and has two twin beds. There is a newly built beautiful shared bath house a short walk from each tent. This is the best place to see the stars at night. It can be a bit chilly in Nov. but the tents each come with heated blankets and a freestanding heater as well. These tents are designed for two guests.  If used for single occupancy, guest must pay for both spots and use promo code single-occupant to reduce the cost by 20%.  (You may only use this code if purchasing both spots for yourself).  Then enter your name as the second guest at checkout.   Deposit is non-refundable but may be used towards future retreats with Amy.

$675
Deposit: $275
$825
Deposit: $425

Toll House Green Room -Double Occupancy
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Itinerary

Day 1
Arrival Day

We aim to arrive by 5pm on this first evening so that everyone can settle into their rooms and enjoy a nice dinner together.  After dinner we will have a little gathering around the fire and get to know each other and go over the options for the weekend.  

Your Organizer


AP
ADM Pilates
3 reviews
I came to discover Pilates through dance. I started life dancing and have been a movement explorer ever since. I have danced professionally, taught dance and have a BFA in Dance from the University of Arizona. I have also studied Martial Arts, Body Mind Centering, and Yoga. I try to bring all of this knowledge to my practice as a Pilates Instructor. In 2009 I received my Pilates training from Ellie Herman in her 500 hour comprehensive teacher training course. Since then I have attended many continuing education workshops which helps keep my work super interesting! My exploration never ends and I am grateful to work with such wonderful people every day!

Reviews

Fabulous! Amy is more than just an organizer par excellence! Her warmth and endless thoughtfulness along with her ability to carry off a stellar retreat where everyone felt sincerely welcomed sets her in a class by herself. She worked so hard to plan every detail, and then rode through various glitches with grace and charm. Amy's gracious hospitality made everyone feel welcome and important. Her partner, Paul, was a wonderful presence with his informative myths and astrology. His cooking friend, Emma, was lovely. Her participation and delicious food added greatly to the whole experience. I can't wait until the next Enliven the Spirit, and hope perhaps Amy can set one up for spring or early summer.
By Sue Miller for Enliven the Spirit! on Nov 25, 2019
I believe everyone who attended this trip had a delightful time, which indeed, enlivened the spirit. The setting was gorgeous and tranquil, perfect for the short hikes, pilates activities, tuning into your own growth and getting to know the others. The venue was beautiful and very well appointed. Emma prepared amazingly beautiful and delicious meals and the time shared at the table, as well as the optional group activities, lent themselves to interacting with the other participants. It was a pleasure to talk with and get to know these folks from different parts of the Bay Area and world. The optional private half-hour sessions with Amy and Paul were also informative... I only wish I had taken notes to help me remember the details of what we discussed! The trip to the Penny Royal Goat Farm and Winery was also a treat, as I hadn‘t been up in this area of California before. I am very glad that I was able to be part of the trip this year and would recommend it to others in the future. Amy and her team planned and executed a relaxing, informative and renewing weekend!
By Margo Peckham for Enliven the Spirit! on Nov 16, 2019
I can't say enough about this fantastic retreat weekend! Amy and team are truly pros who cultivated a relaxing weekend full of fun, exercise, self-care, by fostering a space for work on mind-body connectivity. Amy is an intuitive and talented Pilates instructor with years of experience that she uses to make each class member at every skill level feel comfortable, engaged, and challenged. The retreat center is absolutely beautiful with lots of outdoor space to hike around and get to know the beautiful Boonville mountains. The walking meditation on our last day was a nice way to spend some quiet time while communing with nature and the other retreat-goers, and I also really enjoyed the excursion to the mineral baths! Last but not least, I would come back just to eat Bassamat's food! She is a master chef and we were so lucky to have her along for the weekend. Can't wait for the next one--I'll definitely be coming again :)