Love & Liberation: a Yoga Retreat for People of Color

Watsonville, CA, USA

SB
Satya Bodyworks
  • Facebook verified
4 reviews
Jan 18 - 20, 2019
Group size: 15 - 32
Love & Liberation: a Yoga Retreat for People of Color
Watsonville, CA, USA

Satya Bodyworks
  • Facebook verified
4 reviews

$400
Deposit: $100
Jan 18 - 20, 2019
Group size: 15 - 32

About this trip

Celebrate Martin Luther King weekend awakening together through the practices of Yoga, meditation, and sadhana (collective spiritual practice.) In times of political upheaval and injustice, we will explore how to strengthen the legacy  Martin Luther King, our own legacy, and equality in our communities through cultivating loving awareness and courage to take action in the face of oppression. Our practice will illuminate the connection and interdependence between personal and collective liberation. Expect practices that invite stillness,  introspection, and deep rejuvenation of the soul as well as other practices that reignite our commitment as activists and change makers. As we deepen our connection to Sangha, heart, and body, we will explore the blocks to forgiveness and letting go. Each day will include discussion, periods of silence, chanting, sitting and walking meditation, and 2-3 hours of Asana practice.


The retreat is held at cozy, secluded Pema Osel Ling: 2013 Eureka Canyon Rd, Watsonville, CA. 


http://www.polmountainretreat.com/joomla/


Explore 104 acres of redwood forest in the Santa Cruz mountains. Relax by the pond as the sun sets over the Santa Cruz mountains, or enjoy watching the sunrise while sipping organic coffee on one of the large porches available at our homes. Hike or bike through Nisene Marks trail or the Soquel Demonstration Forest. 



Please note that only self-identified people of color are invited on this retreat. No white allies, family members, or partners.


Arrival: 3-7 pm Friday, January 18th (late arrival possible if approved by organizer)

Departure: 2:30 pm Sunday, January 20th


FAQ: 



1. If you would like to arrange to pay by cash or check, please contact Satya directly satyabodyworks@gmail.com


*****Rates go up $25-$55 on December 1st*****


2. All deposits & payments are NON-REFUNDABLE and NO EXCHANGES. This includes acts of God or Mother Nature. Please make sure you purchase travel insurance that would cover a cancelled retreat or your personal need or emergency to cancel your retreat. As times become more turbulent, it's important to be prepared. Lonely planet has good insurance. Make sure to check fine print.


3. Carpooling will be made available but is not guaranteed.


4. There are scholarships available. Apply by October 15th through the link below.


https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSd-Mdq4DfHL0enAepOmOf35TQb2stGd-bHM7qkaxyistnDeLg/viewform?usp=sf_link


5.  All meals are included. Lovingly prepared, ingredients are organic and vegetarian. Gluten-free, vegan, and other dietary needs are available upon request.


For more information about Satya come by one of her public classes listed at facebook.com/satyabodyworks 


or check out these videos:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7xAmb2IiIk0


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bylXz0zWkvk


What’s included

  • 6 vegetarian meals
    5 sessions of Yoga
  • Accommodations
  • Transportation

Available Packages

Dorm room
Sold Out

Twin bed in room shared with 3-4 other people. Shared bathroom.

$400
Deposit: $100
Shared room with queen bed or double bed
Sold Out

Queen or double bed in room shared with one other person person. Shared bathroom.

$450
Deposit: $100
Private room with queen bed
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Private room with queen bed in Orchard or Sangha house. Shared bathroom. 

$558
Deposit: $100
Private Room with Separate Entrance
Sold Out
$600
Deposit: $100
Private Cottage with Private Bath
Available until Jan 15, 2019Sold Out

Secluded, private, cozy, heated cottage with Private Bathroom and Shower and queen bed.

$630
Deposit: $150
Cabin Dorm room
Available until Jan 15, 2019Sold Out

Twin bed in room shared with 2-3 other people. Heated Cabin. Shared  heated external bathhouse and bathrooms a short walk away.

$400
Deposit: $100
Private Cabin
Available until Jan 15, 2019Sold Out

Queen bed in a private Heated Cabin. Shared  heated external bathhouse and bathrooms a short walk away.

$504
Deposit: $100

Available options

Private acupuncture with Noosha Kahalionly 3 left
$85
Community acupuncture with Noosha Kahali4 left
$40
1 hour massage with Noosha Kahalionly 3 left
$108
$400
Deposit: $100

Dorm room
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Your Organizer


SB
Satya Bodyworks
4 reviews
Offering 12 years of experience teaching yoga, Satya de la Paz August inspires students to fall in love with their bodies and their practice. Deeply inspired by her years as an educator in West Oakland, she infuses dynamic alignment, chanting, storytelling, and community-building into her classes. Satya offers Yoga as a means of collective and personal liberation and decolonization: accessing our innate healing capacity through therapeutics and compassion, meeting media-driven body shame through mindfulness and affirmation, freeing the

Reviews

This was a soul-shaking journey. I came in stressed, depressed, suffering from outrage fatigue and mad at the world. I left feeling peaceful and calm with a framework and tools for showing myself and others more compassion and love. Satya has a real gift for teaching and creating space for everyone to go deeper into their practice from whatever place they are starting out. To say I've been forever changed would not be hyperbole. This trip was a gift and I'm so grateful I got to experience it.
This retreat was a breathe of fresh air. Like everything I’ve ever lost coming back to me. I cannot thank Satya enough for organizing this weekend. Thank you Satya for being such a light in a world that can often be overwhelmingly dark.