I AM Balanced - Vinyasa & Wine Retreat

Livermore, CA, USA

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Ashley Hayes
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Nov 9 - 11, 2018
Group size: 1 - 35
I AM Balanced - Vinyasa & Wine Retreat
Livermore, CA, USA

Ashley Hayes
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$505
Deposit: $250
Nov 9 - 11, 2018
Group size: 1 - 35

About this trip

Spend time finding - and maintaining - balance before the holidays in the peaceful California hills on an historic family ranch. Enjoy daily yoga practices, fresh meals, paired wines, great friends, and nights under the stars at this pastoral haven.


Join MNDFL Agency, Vinyasa and Vineyards, and San Francisco yoga teacher, Ashley Hayes, for I AM Balanced, a weekend retreat focusing on balance at it's core. With fiery asanas practice coupled with calming restorative yoga, farm fresh delicious food expertly paired with wine, group study as well as time for personal reflection, this weekend together will integrate all layers of self to be fully at ease and balanced.


Feel free to take a peek at Reinstein Ranch beforehand to see where we are headed in Livermore, California! 


We invite you to become truly aligned and balanced with us for the approaching holiday season! 


Please find our retreat schedule and menu below:

FRIDAY, November 9

4 pm Welcome to Reinstein Ranch! Feel free to arrive anytime after 4 pm. Conveniently located near the Bay Area, with Bart a short uber/cab ride away, this pastoral escape should have you immediately at ease for your weekend in balance!  

5 pm Opening Circle begins in the barn, with grounding yoga movement to encourage you to become more present for our weekend together

6:30 Dinner is served! Enjoy kale Caesar salad with farm fresh hard-boiled eggs, cherry tomatoes and roasted chickpeas, and butternut squash soup with toasted pepitas, paired with Lake County Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Noir from Livermore

8 pm Cozy up by the campfire, with ‘smores ingredients and a sky full of stars, or perhaps take a dip in the hot tub! 

SATURDAY, November 10

7:30 am Greet the day with a chakra-balancing morning meditation in the Parlor

8 am Breakfast bar is open, with coffee, tea, and Greek yogurt with fresh fruit (we recommend eating light, as we will be meeting on our mats soon)

9:15 am Time to get on our mats and move! This sweaty vinyasa practice in the palapa will challenge our bodies to move into physical balance, coupled with a soothing restorative cool down to obtain optimal balance for mind, body, spirit

Noon Lunch time! Nourish and align your body with build your own Buddha Bowls! Ingredients will include greens, quinoa, tofu, roasted broccoli, rainbow carrots, butternut squash, cashew cream and toasted sunflower seeds. Delicious! 

Post-lunch free time! Options abound on the ranch, from exploring and hiking the property, having a massage, journaling, utilizing any art or music supplies you’ve brought, or perhaps laying low with a book or a nap 

3 pm Join us in the Parlor for our I AM Balanced workshop, incorporating Pranayamic breathwork, self-reflection, journaling, and group discussion

4:30 pm Feeling thirsty? Come over to the front porch for our wine tasting happy hour, with special pouring and education by our sommelier

6 pm Ding ding! Time for dinner, with bourbon maple glazed barbequed salmon, quinoa pasta with arugula pesto, with persimmon and pomegranate salad with toasted almonds and celery pear dressing, paired with local Rosé and Lake County Zinfandel. Don’t forget to save some room for dessert, with Reinstein Ranch secret recipe of apple strudel and vanilla ice cream
8 pm Head to the campfire for ‘smores and a glass of vino, maybe stopping by the hot tub before/after for a soothing dip

SUNDAY, November 11

7:30 am Rise and shine! Head to the Parlor for morning meditation, balancing our energy fields

8 am Breakfast bar is open. Grab a quick piece of fruit or yogurt before heading to our last group practice

9:15 am Head to the barn for our last yoga practice as sagha, Sanskrit for community. We will stretch and move together, utilizing the foundations from the prior classes to deepen our collective practice, while closing our weekend together

11 am Our special bubble brunch on Sunday will include a glass of bubbly, with potato latkes, smoked salmon & arugula, pumpkin bran muffins, and scrambled farm fresh eggs. Yummy!

12 pm Time to pack up and return home. We will miss you, and trust you leave feeling refreshed and balanced for the holidays!

What to bring

  • Yoga mat
  • Water bottle
  • Yoga/moving/hiking clothes 
  • Journal and pen
  • Art supplies
  • Bathing suit for the hot tub
  • Cozy clothes for evening campfire
  • Sunscreen, toiletries, medication etc
  • Recommended beanie/ski cap and warm pajamas for those staying in the glamping tents

Want to feel extra balanced? Join Julia Zasyatkina for a Zen Thai massage in the massage glamping tent! Her experience as a yoga teacher, coupled with her healing hands and bodywork  background, will help you feel refreshed and restored! Massages are 50 minutes long, blocking out the hour so you have time to discuss your body, any injuries, requests, etc. Massages are Metta donation based, with a sliding scale of $80-$150, depending on your comfort level. Cash/check is encouraged, with venmo also accepted at @julzz. Pre-book a massage with Julia on this link

Find Balance with Vinyasa and Vineyards

So often we see retreats that are either exclusively yoga, early mornings, and light diets, or party weekends, full of an unconscious consumption of dalliances and delights. We thought, why can't there be a healthy balance of both? Why can't the body be moved, breathed through, well fed, and rested, as well consciously consuming local wines with new friends and old? This premise created Vinyasa and Vineyards, an experiential brand rooted in the love of both yoga and wine.


As countless couples have a dedicated yogi(ini), and a wine enthusiast, within at least one (or both!) of them, we thought this could be a fun experience for all parties, from the most advance yogis to the dedicated wine fan. Our retreats are a beautiful respite and oasis, welcoming you and your significant other, groups of friends, or flying solo. This exclusive event is our first of this kind, but our company, Vinyasa and Vineyards plans on creating many more around the world. 


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What’s included

  • Daily vinyasa practice
    Each day will be accompanied by at least one invigorating vinyasa practice
  • Daily chakra meditation
    Balance your chakras with our daily sunrise meditation
  • Farm fresh food
    Enjoy our plant-based local ingredient menus, prepared on-site
  • Paired wine tastings
    Dinners and Sunday brunch will include wine and/or bubbly pairings
  • Wine Education
    Saturday afternoon will include a deeper dive of wine education and pairings
  • Time for self
    This farm property offers opportunities for hiking, journaling, and self-reflection
  • Group Activities
    For all the social butterflies, we will have plenty of fun activities together!
  • Sat AM Yin Cool Down
    Our Saturday morning yang practice will be followed by a slow yin restorative practice, holding postures longer and breathing into our warm bodies for optimal balancing of the physical system
  • Transportation
    Transportation to/from Livermore; easy access from Bart
  • Massage Therapist
    We will have a Massage Therapist on-site for bodywork at an additional charge, based on availability

Available Packages

Main House: Master Suite King Bed-shared
Available until Nov 7thSold Out

The Main House of the ranch offers one Master Suite King Bedroom with en suite private bath, to share with your significant other/friend.


To reserve your spot, please select this room option, and pay deposit below, with full amount due one month prior to the retreat. 

$850
Deposit: $400
Main House: Queen bed - private
Available until Nov 7thSold Out

The Main House of the ranch offers three Queen Bedrooms, with this package reserving a queen room to yourself.


To reserve your spot, please select this room option, and pay deposit below, with full amount due one month prior to the retreat. 


$850
Deposit: $400
Main House: Queen bed - shared
Available until Nov 7thonly 2 left

The Main House of the ranch offers three Queen Bedrooms, with this package reserving a queen room to share with your significant other/friend.


To reserve your spot, please select this room option, and pay deposit below, with full amount due one month prior to the retreat. 

$725
Deposit: $400
Glamping: 2 twin beds or 1 king (shared)
Available until Nov 7th8 left

One of our glamping furnished yurts with two twin beds OR one king bed, shared accommodations with your significant other or friend. 


*Please Note: if you do not have a plus one, but would like to share a yurt, feel free to sign up for one person and we will see about matching you with a roommate/new friend. Thanks! 


To reserve your spot, please select this room option, and pay deposit below, with full amount due one month prior to the retreat. 

$650
Glamping: Private king bed
Available until Nov 8thonly 1 left
$725
Glamping: Bunk House
Available until Nov 7th10 left

Stay in the fully furnished glamping yurt, with 10 single beds available to stay in a dorm like setting.


To reserve your spot, please select this room option, and pay deposit below, with full amount due one month prior to the retreat. 

$575
Deposit: $250
BYO Tent
5 left

There are designated areas on the ranch property where tents are welcome. This economical option is available to bring your own camping equipment to sleep under the stars.


To reserve your spot, please select this room option, and pay deposit below, with full amount due one month prior to the retreat. 

$505
Deposit: $250
$505
Deposit: $250

BYO Tent
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Ashley Hayes
Ashley’s lifelong journey of wellness and spiritual alignment has manifested with daily yoga practice since age 15, teaching Bay Area residents meditation, yoga basics, vinyasa, restorative and prenatal yoga in several local studios, including Glow Yoga, The Pad, and Equinox, amongst others. She is currently hosting global retreats, workshops, group energy and sound healings, and sacred Native American medicine rituals and ceremonies in the greater Bay Area and at the Esalen Institute in Big Sur, CA. She was certified 200 RYT at Maui Yoga Shala in November 2014.

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