Fire in the Sky retreat - With Mark Morford

Calistoga, CA, USA

MM
2 reviews
Aug 11 - 14, 2016
Group size: 1-30
Fire in the Sky retreat - With Mark Morford
Calistoga, CA, USA

2 reviews

$925
Aug 11 - 14, 2016
Group size: 1-30

About this trip

Just another exquisite midsummer’s getaway, really. 


Join us for this sublime, 4-day/3-night retreat, deep in the middle of summer, at the ever-stunning Mayacamas Ranch in Calistoga. We’ll practice (five full yoga sessions with MM), we’ll chant, we’ll meditate, we’ll dance in the warm moonlight and enjoy simply wonderful food (all meals are included) and fantastic people, not to mention a pool/hot tub combo to make you swoon. Simple, really.


And we’ll offer it all to the gods: This retreat coincides with peak activity of the annual Perseid meteor shower, allowing us a privileged view of some tremendously fiery, dazzling night skies. Bring a warm layer, maybe a good camera (with a tripod) that has infinite exposure or time-lapse, and prepare to stay up a bit late. Shooting stars forever.


It’s all happening at one of the more sublime, beautiful local getaways in the Bay Area, deep in wine country. I’ve led more than a dozen retreats (and also been part of others’) at Mayacamas over the years, and it never fails to restore, calm and bring deep joy.


What’s included

Five full yoga sessions with MM, daily meditation, all meals, pool & spa access, hiking, hot tub, deep calm, bliss, shooting stars to melt your soul

Not included

Alcohol (BYO, in moderation please), travel to/from

Before You Go

Detach from your everyday churn. Pause. Gather in. Worry not.

Available options

Double occupancy991 left
$83
Single Occupancy999 left
$450
Dorm (limited availability)998 left
$0

Your Organizer


MM
Mark Morford
2 reviews
One of the Bay Area's premier yoga instructors AND most provocative writers, Mark Morford has been leading fiery Vinyasa classes, workshops and retreats in SF and around the world since 1999. He’s also an author and an award-winning senior contributor at the San Francisco Chronicle and SFGate (since 1997), and a contributing writer for numerous publications (HuffPo, Yoga Journal, Sex+Design, more). More recently, he created the ‘Yoga for Writers’ and ‘Everyday Sorcery for Urban Mystics’ programs for inspired yogis. He was raised by long-eyelashed callipygian wood nymphs and spoon fed dark chocolate, raw pomegranate seeds, Shaiva Tantra mantras and artisan bourbon until he could fly. Mark’s yoga is physically challenging and acutely reverential, a sinuous combination of the body’s most ecstatic cadences and Tantra’s lucid metaphysics, all designed to tonify the body, guide the frenzied Self toward liberation and burn off toxic text messages and reckless illusions. Simple, really.

Reviews

LA
Mark possesses a keen ability to not only hold space, but significantly develop the container of energy for yoga practitioners. The style can best be described a devotional moving meditation which unfolds as a fluid, seamless dance wherein prana is explored, moved and becomes more discernible. The retreat was a great well of replenishment for not only my personal practice, but also inspiring for own my teachings. I particularly appreciated the morning mediation space to begin my day. Additionally, the inclusion of astrological shamanistic bodywork added yet another layer of breadth & depth to this amazing summer weekend retreat. ~ Loren Altura Yoga
AO
Warm, intense, mystical