Heart Beat Retreat: A Day of Acupressure, Yin Yoga, & Drumming

Nevada City, CA 95959, USA

1 review
Jun 4, 2022
Group size: 18 - 22
Heart Beat Retreat: A Day of Acupressure, Yin Yoga, & Drumming
Nevada City, CA 95959, USA

1 review

Jun 4, 2022
Group size: 18 - 22

About this trip

Heart Beat Day Retreat- Relax in the CA Sierra Foothills while learning acupressure, yin yoga, & drumming on Sat June 4th 10 am to 5 pm at Woolman Sierra Friends Center in Nevada City, CA.

KC Chapman of AcuYogini is your teacher and host at this retreat to journey into your radiant heart center.  KC teaches yoga and bodywork to empower people.  Her classes are accessible to everyone, with an emphasis on creating world peace through self compassion.   

This is a retreat to listen to: your heart, the drums, planet earth.  The event takes place completely outdoors at Woolman in Nevada City, CA.  Yoga Alliance teachers can receive 2 hours of CE credits for attendance.  

Your heart: 

KC will teach self-care acupressure for the neck, shoulders, and arms to awaken the relationship between your heart and your hands.  KC will lead you to soften and let go of stress in yin yoga heart opening poses. 


Guest teacher Robin Patrick-Miernicki will hold a creative space for you to connect your heart and hands to the beat of her drums.  You are welcome to bring your own rhythm sticks and join the drum circle or borrow music instruments at the retreat.

Planet Earth: 

Guest teacher Daniel Perkins will guide a nature walk around the Woolman campus to feel the ground beneath your feet, and connect the beat of your heart and the sound of the drums, with the rhythm of our planet earth.

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Catered Lunch

The Retreat includes a catered lunch by Mielle Chenier-Cowan Rose of Piece of my Heart Kitchen.  Mielle has been a natural foods chef and advocate for 20 years.  Her food emphasizes a reverence for her ingredients, her cooking, and for every being on the planet.  *If you have food allergies, or requests, please share in the form on Retreat purchase page.*

Cancellation Policy

All sales are final and no refunds.  If you need to cancel before May 28th, you receive a full credit (minus processing fees) for future AcuYogini Retreats.  If you need to cancel after May 28th no future credit is available.  



Woolman at Sierra Friends Center is located about 15 minutes from downtown Grass Valley.  

The campus was originally a Quaker school and includes a working farm, dormitories, A frame cabins, commercial kitchen, and administrative buildings.  

Heart Beat Retreat will take place on the Woolman fields.  There is a large space underneath trees and offers shade and flat land for yoga mats.  

Nisenan Land Acknowledgement

The Nisenan are the original people and current residents of the Bear and Yuba Watersheds.  

Your support of AcuYogini helps KC be a monthly business contributor to Ancestral Homelands Reciprocity Program that is working to restore federal recognition for the Nisenan.  

You can learn more at CHIRP. .  

Options for Overnight Accommodations

This is a day Retreat on Sat June 4th from 10 am - 5 pm.  If you are coming from out of town and would like to stay for the weekend, you could stay at Woolman in the A Frame Cabins.

You can rent your personal A Frame Cabin through HipCamp.  Bathroom and showers are a short walk from the A Frame Cabins.  Each Cabin has two twin beds, wood burning stove, writing desk, & electricity.  

*Please note, the Retreat does not include accommodations.  If you choose to spend the weekend at Woolman, you will be renting on your own and responsible for your own bedding, food, and cooking.  

What’s included

  • Acupressure Class
    Learn acupressure for neck & shoulders
  • Yin Yoga Class
    Heart opening poses
  • Drum Circle
    Beat a drum or listen
  • Nature Walk
    Commune with the forest
  • Catered Lunch
    food by Piece of my Heart Kitchen
  • Travel Insurance
    Purchase through WeTravel
  • Overnight Accommodation
    Stay at Woolman through HipCamp

Available Packages

Early Bird
Available until May 15, 2022
Deposit: $75
Available until June 3, 2022
Deposit: $112


Acupressure & Yin
Heart opening class

KC will lead a class on integrating the healing arts of acupressure and yoga.  Learn self care acupressure to connect your hands to your heart.  Rest in heart centered yin yoga poses for self love and compassion.

This class will be based on the FIRE ELEMENT.  KC teaches through the lens of Chinese Medicine.  This is the theory that everything in nature is also within each of us, because we are a part of nature.  

The FIRE ELEMENT is about connecting to your heart, your energy, your passions for life.  What wisdom from your heart lights ups your eyes?  How can your hands be a reflection of your heart?  

Special attention will be given to offer you a creative space for expression of your heart and hands to set you up for drumming!

Your Organizer

1 review
KC is a certified Massage Therapist and Yoga Teacher since 2005. She graduated from massage school and began teaching hatha yoga in San Luis Obispo, CA. She quickly realized she was interested in acupressure and moved to Berkeley, CA to attend the Acupressure Institute to continue her massage education. It is through her experience of Western and Eastern Bodywork that she developed her signature Acu-massage sessions and Acupressure and Yoga Classes, Workshops, & Retreats.


This was a fantastic retreat. The classes were so relaxing and informative. The food was delicious and hey had something for everyone. Karen did a wonderful job organizing this retreat.
By Kristin F for Living Your Destiny: Acupressure & Yoga Retreat on 27 Sep, 2019