Labor Day Weekend Yoga and Meditation Retreat

Land of Medicine Buddha, Soquel, CA

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Christie Pitko
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23 reviews
Aug 31 - Sep 2, 2018
Group size: 15 - 20
Labor Day Weekend Yoga and Meditation Retreat
Land of Medicine Buddha, Soquel, CA

Christie Pitko
  • Email address verified
23 reviews

$699
Aug 31 - Sep 2, 2018
Group size: 15 - 20

About this trip

"I walked into the enchanted forest, and was never the same."  -Christie Pitko, Retreat Host


Enjoy a weekend of harmony and bliss amongst the redwoods of the Santa Cruz Mountains in Soquel, California. Take part in daily all levels yoga and meditation, feast on mouthwatering vegetarian meals, stay in lovely accommodations, and explore the peaceful surrounding lands. Land of Medicine Buddha is a true gem just outside of Santa Cruz.


During free times, take a dip in the pool, detox in the sauna, go on a hike, or receive a soothing massage at the Lotus Spa. Seacliff State Beach and Brighton State Beach are just about 15 minutes away by car.


Classes are led by dedicated and experienced teacher, Christie Pitko. Christie hosts 4 yoga retreats per year in California and abroad. Find out more about her teachings here


*All levels of practitioners are encouraged to attend, including beginners, but we recommend that you have some yoga experience.


*We welcome yoga students who are 18 years of age and above.


*Please note that there are no refunds after July 1, 2018.


What to Bring

Yoga mat 

Blanket (for yoga)

Clothing layers

Water bottle

Comfortable shoes for walking/hiking

Bathing suit (for the ocean and the pool!)

Flashlight

Sunscreen

Sample Schedule (subject to changes)

Friday

Arrival - 2:00-4:00pm

**Note that rooms will probably not be ready until 4pm, but you are welcome to arrive early due to holiday weekend traffic.

Yoga -   4:30pm

LMB Welcome Talk - 5:45pm

Dinner - 6:00pm

Opening Meditation and Group Connection- 7:15pm


Saturday

Breakfast - 8:00am

Meditation and Therapeutic Yoga - 9:30am

Free Time - hike, pool, sauna, massage, beach

Lunch - 12:30pm

Free time

Vinyasa Flow Yoga - 4:30pm

Dinner - 6:00pm

Yoga Nidra - 7:15pm


Sunday

Breakfast - 8:00am

Free Time or Activity TBD - 9:30-10:15am

Out of Room -10:30am

Farewell Vinyasa Yoga Class -11:00am

Lunch - 12:30pm

Depart after lunch


What’s included

  • 2 night stay
    Single or shared rooms with private bathrooms
  • Daily yoga
    All levels practices - mix of flow and therapeutic styles
  • Vegetarian meals
    Mouthwatering food made with fresh ingredients
  • Yoga nidra
    Therapeutic evening practice
  • Access to pool and sauna
    Free time to relax and let go at the spa
  • Daily guided meditation
    All levels guided pranayama (breath work) and meditations
  • Hiking/exploring
    There is much to explore amongst the redwood forest!
  • Transportation
    The nearest airport is San Jose (about an hour away). You can also fly into San Francisco (about 90 minutes) or Oakland (about 2 hours). We recommend you rent a car to drive to the venue.
  • Yoga mat and blanket
    Please bring your own yoga mat and blanket. Yoga blocks will be provided by the instructor.
  • Massage at the Lotus Spa
    Please book a massage a week before the retreat begins. Call 831-462-8383.
  • Cell service
    There is a pay phone at our venue.

Available Packages

Single Room
Available until Aug 30, 2018Sold Out

This is you in a room all to yourself with a private bathroom. Early bird discount code: RETREATLOVE by Monday, May 28, 2018.

$699
Double Room
Available until Aug 30, 2018Sold Out

Share a room with one other person with a private bathroom. Early bird discount code: RETREATLOVE by Monday, May 28, 2018.

$619
Shared (Triple or Quad)
Available until Aug 30, 2018Sold Out

Shared space with 3 or 4 people and private bathroom. Early bird discount code: RETREATLOVE by Monday, May 28, 2018.

$549
$699

Single Room
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Your Organizer


CP
Christie Pitko
23 reviews
Christie Pitko, E-RYT-500, began practicing yoga in 2001, and since then, it has healed her spirit and ignited creativity. She teaches an alignment-based vinyasa flow, and enjoys helping students stay curious about the inner landscape of their bodies and minds. Christie is a teacher trainer, vibrant retreat host, and also passionate about the power of daily meditation. christiepitko.com

Reviews

I had a great time. The hotel was wonderful- I loved the city. The yoga instruction was expert and fun!
My first and hopefully not final Yoga/Meditation retreat with Christie was awesome! Of course it didn’t disappoint that the location was at one of my most favourite places on Earth! But Christie’s teaching skills were great. She was patient and respectful of her multi leveled students in attendance, and guided us all equally, consciously, & compassionately through each movement and flow, making the classes, (however challenging), a wonderful journey of personal strength and achievement. I hope I get to experience another class guided by Christie. Maybe a visit to S.F. is in order?! Namaste
Christie is an excellent teacher. She has the ability to make it challenging for advanced students, and appropriate for beginners. Sierra hot springs is rustic but comfortable. The food was great.
I had a fantastic time! This was my first experience doing yoga, and Christie Pitko was a fantastic teacher. Having the hot springs to soak after every class was amazing. Everyone in the class was very nice and welcoming. Over all a great weekend and great retreat!
The solitude & the Beauty of the surroundings here at Land Of Medicine Buddha was beyond breathtaking. This is a must see place for anyone traveling near the SF Bay Area. It’s worth the trip. You can stop in for the day or stay the weekend. I Highly recommend.
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