Living Wisdom Retreat: Refining the Gateways to Our Innermost Being

Malibu, CA, USA

3 reviews
Sep 29, 2018
Group size: 1 - 26
Living Wisdom Retreat: Refining the Gateways to Our Innermost Being
Malibu, CA, USA

3 reviews

Sep 29, 2018
Group size: 1 - 26

About this trip

Saturday, September 29: 10am-4pm

Includes an ayurvedic lunch + snacks

Retreat offers us the unique opportunity to find refuge from the distractions and busyness of daily life and come home to ourselves. Join us for this special Living Wisdom daylong retreat in a secluded Malibu home. Recharge and connect with yourself and the world around you through the sacred practices of Mindfulness meditation, Dharma teachings and Ayurveda. 

Mindfulness meditation offers us the opportunity to quiet the mind and open the heart, and to connect more profoundly with both our inner life and the outer world of the senses. Both mindfulness meditation and Ayurveda honor the five senses as a gateway to presence. In this daylong retreat, we’ll offer periods of silent sitting and walking meditation practice to attune the senses and deepen mindful awareness, as well as time for learning Ayurvedic practices to strengthen the sense organs. 

Ayurveda is a 5,000+ year old mind-body health system that teaches us how to take care of bodies and minds while realizing our full human potential. In Ayurveda, the five senses are considered the connector between the outer the inner world: our outer environment and our inner mind and spirit. Using the senses mindfully and properly creates wellbeing; using them improperly creates imbalance. In this daylong retreat you’ll learn how to strengthen your five sense organs and use the five senses in a way that uplifts the mind. 

We’re so excited to share meditation and ayurveda’s incredible tools and practices with you. We’re both steeped in our respective ancient traditions — Celeste’s lineage goes back to the Buddha, who was one of ayurveda’s biggest advocates and instrumental in making ayurveda available to the public. We’re committed to sharing these practices from a place of embodied wisdom, with respect for our teachers and the power of each of these beautiful traditions that help us to awaken to our innate capacity for deep wellbeing and balance.

All experience levels welcome - whether you're new to meditation and ayurveda or an experienced practitioner. This retreat is designed to be accessible and welcoming to all. 

What’s included

  • Guided meditation
    Sitting + walking meditation with Celeste
  • Ayurveda workshop
    5 sense care with Julie
  • Ayurvedic lunch & snacks
    Vegetarian nourishment

What’s not included

  • Meditation cushion
    If you have a meditation cushion, please bring it along with a yoga mat or yoga blanket to place underneath. If you have a regular sitting practice, a meditation cushion is a worthy investment!

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Sati Retreats
3 reviews
Sati Retreats is our joint collaboration to offer a lived experience of ancient traditions of Ayurveda and Mindfulness Meditation. - Julie Bernier & Celeste Young


The setting, vegan food, accommodations and learned experience will be remembered long after the return to 'reality'. Thank you Julie, Celeste, Roger, and the staff at Casa Violeta for a truly memorable retreat. Everything comes to you at exactly the right time. Believe
By Julie M for Living Wisdom Tulum Retreat on Mar 20, 2019
Julie and Celeste are truly angelic creatures. Their knowledge and delivery of meditation and Ayurveda were incredibly inspiring. I have started incorporating many of their teachings in my daily life. Julie's home is beautiful and the lunch provided was the most delicious meal I've had in a long time. I couldn't recommend this enough. Excellent value,
By Sarah L for Living Wisdom Retreat: Refining the Gateways to Our Innermost Being on Oct 07, 2018
Lovely day of self care. The morning was all meditation, sitting and walking. Then an ayurvedic lunch, then learning about caring for the senses in an ayurvedic fashion in the afternoon. Super location in Malibu, overlooking the ocean. Really nice vibe, and Julie and Celeste were calm and warm. Recommend as a treat to yourself.
By Shari B for Living Wisdom Retreat: Refining the Gateways to Our Innermost Being on Oct 02, 2018