Living Your Destiny: Acupressure & Yoga Retreat

Woolman at Sierra Friends Center, 13075 Woolman Ln., Nevada City, California,95959, USA

1 review
Sep 13 - 15, 2019
Group size: 15 - 30
Living Your Destiny: Acupressure & Yoga Retreat
Woolman at Sierra Friends Center, 13075 Woolman Ln., Nevada City, California,95959, USA

1 review

Sep 13 - 15, 2019
Group size: 15 - 30

About this trip

Living Your Destiny: Acupressure & Yoga Retreat is a weekend of Self-Care Acupressure, Gentle Kripalu Yoga, at the scenic grounds of Woolman Sierra Friends Center in Nevada City, CA.  At this Retreat, Karen will teach about the 5 Elements of Chinese Medicine, and the principle that all everything in Nature is also within us: We are a part of Nature.  

Each Element will be its own class, and you will learn Self-Care Acupressure, Gentle Kripalu Yoga, and Partner Discussion related to each Element.  The 5 Elements are a system of checks and balances to bring balance, harmony, and peace to life.  Each Element is centered around a theme: 

*Water element to discover your Inner Power

*Wood element to uncover the Artist that you are

*Fire element to share your Joy

*Earth element to Nourish your soul

*Metal element to Give yourself the Respect & Honor you Deserve

Retreat includes optional additional Yoga classes to start and end your day, and free time to explore the hiking trails at Woolman Sierra Friends Center, or just time to relax and rest.  

Woolman at Sierra Friends Center

Woolman at Sierra friends Center is located in the Sierra foothills of Nevada county, CA.   This is a short drive from the historic downtown of Grass Valley, CA.   The Woolman campus offers 230 acres of meadows, woods, ponds, and streams to explore.   Driving directions to Woolman can be found at their website: 

 Woolman has a few health and safety policies for all guests:  

  • Candles and incense are not permitted. Outdoor campfires and woodstove fires during the fire season require a CDF permit. We ask that all cooking be done in the shared dining hall and not in the cabin areas.
  • Pets are allowed at Sierra Friends Center with advance notice from the renter and must be leashed while onsite.  There are some periods during the year where pets may not be allowed. The only exception is for working companions of the disabled.
  • Tobacco and alcoholic beverages are not permitted at Sierra Friends Center.
  • Parents are expected to provide responsible supervision of children at all times, including times when primary childcare providers are having meals and taking breaks.

Meals during Retreat

The Living Your Destiny Retreat includes all catered meals by the Woolman staff.  The meals offer vegan, vegetarian, and gluten free options.  The produce often comes from the Woolman Farm.   

What’s included

  • Acupressure & Yoga Class
    Each Acupressure Yoga Class is focused on one of the 5 Elements: Water, Wood, Fire, Earth, & Metal
  • Partner Discussions
    Optional class time to pair up with a partner to discuss how the Element has impacted your life
  • Opening Ceremony
    Opportunity to set your intention for the Retreat through visualization and journaling
  • Optional Additional Yoga
    Extra Yoga classes taught by Karen's special guest teachers to build internal body heat, stretch and strengthen
  • Optional Guided Hike
    Guided hike lead by Daniel through the trails of Woolman Sierra Friends Center
  • All meals
    Vegan options included
  • Multiple Accommodations
    Accommodations include Stone House with single, double, and bunk bed rooms. A Frame Cabins, and Tent Camping
  • Free Time
    Free time to rest, talk with friends, or take optional yoga or hiking
  • Grounds at Woolman
    230 acres of meadows, woods, ponds, and streams to explore on the grounds of Woolman Sierra Friends Center
  • Closing Ceremony
    Time to reflect on your life, integrate your Retreat experience, and share with the group your the noble journey of your life!
  • All Yoga props & handout
    Yoga mats, blankets, and props available for use. Handouts related to 5 Elements and Acupressure
  • Sleeping bags
    If staying in the A Frame Cabins or Camping option, please bring your own sleeping bag and pillow
  • Tent
    If choosing Camping option, tent is not provided
  • Pillow
  • Flashlight
  • Phone Charger
  • Water Bottle
  • towels

Available Packages

Tent Camping
Sold Out

 Tent Campers bring their own camping equipment. 



Fri 9/13 4-6 pm
Check in to Accommodations: Stone House, A Frame Cabins, Camping

Meet at Check in office at Woolman Sierra Friends Center

Your Organizer

AcuYogini: Acupressure and Yoga with KC
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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.