Labor Day Weekend Yoga and Meditation Retreat

Land of Medicine Buddha, Soquel, CA

CP
Christie Pitko
  • Email address verified
5 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
5 reviews

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

About this trip

Experience a weekend of harmony and bliss amongst the redwoods of the Santa Cruz Mountains in Soquel, California. Enjoy daily all levels yoga and meditation, feast on mouthwatering vegetarian meals, stay in lovely accommodations, and explore the surrounding forests.


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


All classes 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

What to Bring

Yoga mat

Blanket

Water bottle

Comfortable shoes for hiking

Bathing suit (for the ocean and the pool!)

Flashlight

Sunscreen

Sample Schedule

Friday

Arrival - 4:00pm

Yoga - 4:45pm

Dinner - 6:00pm

Welcome and Meditation - 7:15pm


Saturday

Breakfast - 8:00am

Meditation and Therapeutic Yoga - 9:30am

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

Lunch - 12:30pm

Free time

Flow Yoga - 4:45pm

Dinner - 6:00pm

Yoga Nidra - 7:15pm


Sunday

Breakfast - 8:00am

Closing Meditation and Therapeutic Yoga - 9:15am

Out of Room - 11:00am

Departures - 12:00pm

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
  • Transportation
    The nearest airport is San Jose. You can also fly into San Francisco or Oakland. We recommend you rent a car to drive to the venue.

Available Packages

Single Room

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

Available until Aug 13only 4 left
$699
Double Room

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

Available until Aug 135 left
$619
Shared (Triple or Quad)

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

Available until Aug 13only 3 left
$549
$699

Single Room

Your Organizer


CP
Christie Pitko
5 reviews
Christie Pitko, E-RYT-200, 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 received her 200-hour teaching certificate in 2011 from White Lotus Foundation, and 300-hour advanced training in 2015 at Barefoot Movement. She is also a certified Relax and Renew restorative yoga teacher trainer, having studied with Judith Hanson Lasater in 2016. Christie has over 2,000 hours of teaching experience. She enjoys hosting yoga retreats in California and abroad, and is passionate about the power of daily meditation. Christie is also a reiki master, and worked at the Las Vegas Recovery Center for over four years, helping substance abuse patients. Connect with Christie at https://www.shiftingandinspired.com

Reviews

After five days of revitalizing yoga, delicious food, beautiful accommodations and unforgettable excursions, I left Christi’s retreat feeling healthy and rejuvenated. She was a wonderful host and organized a perfect balance of restoration and activity. I highly recommend one of Christi’s retreats to any vacationer who appreciates nature, health and good company. Thanks, Christi!
LL
This was a wonderfully relaxing and rejuvenating vacation. Had a wonderful time with everyone that joined the trip - some of THE nicest people I've met in my travels. Really made the experience enjoyable. Christie's morning yoga got us going for our day and evening yoga was relaxing and the perfect way to wind down from the day. The reiki session I had with Christie was relaxing and peaceful. The hotel was a lovely quaint, property by the ocean with good food and a relaxing atmosphere. Exactly what I'd hoped my experience on this retreat would be and I would absolutely recommend going on a retreat with Christie.
SO
The yoga retreat was fantastic! I enjoyed the people, the atmosphere, the food and the yoga!!
I had the most wonderful time on this yoga adventure. I honestly loved everything about it! The yoga teacher, Christie, lead us through two daily classes that were thoughtful and engaging, full of flow and fun. The hotel (The Rip Jack Inn) was very nice, it felt very personal and familiar, like staying at a friend's estate on the beach. On that note, the hotel was a 2 minute walk from an incredible beach... just beautiful. The restaurant was accommodating and the food was very good. Overall, the hotel staff was very friendly and helpful. The group of yoga participants were all friendly and we had a great time together. I only wish it was longer. I would absolutely do a retreat with Christie again, anytime!
The hot springs were a great feature, but my favorite part of the retreat was the reiki session. Christie made everyone feel comfortable by describing what reiki is and how she learned about it. The yoga sessions were fantastic -- just the right balance of challenge and relaxation. Meeting the other retreaters was fun as well!