Play of Consciousness: BIPOC Yoga & Wellness retreat

South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150, USA

SO
SoulFlow Oakland
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19 reviews
Sep 8 - 11, 2022
Group size: 30 - 45
Play of Consciousness: BIPOC Yoga & Wellness retreat
South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150, USA

SoulFlow Oakland
  • Facebook verified
19 reviews

$NaN
Sep 8 - 11, 2022
Group size: 30 - 45

About this trip

Rest, rejuvenate, and connect to beloved community and the rhythms of nature in majestic Lake Tahoe. Nestled right on the eastern shore of Lake Tahoe, Galilee Episcopal Camp and Retreat Center is a beautiful, secluded, waterfront sanctuary. 


Mornings will include a choice of moderate Hatha practice for all levels or a vigorous Vinyasa practice, meditation, and discussion. Afternoons will include free time to soak in the serenity of nature, take a dip in the lake, or organized excursions to hiking, kayaking, and breathtaking views. Evenings include meditation, gentle Yoga accessible to all, art therapy, Kirtan (devotional singing from the Indian tradition) and community building.


Embark on a journey explores how the elements (earth, air, fire, water, and space) inform, nourish, and ignite us. We will deepen our relationship to the elements and our awe of our own bodies and the universe.


This retreat is reserved for self-identifying Black, Indigenous, and People of Color. This includes Asian, Arab, Latinx, Pacific Islander, and multi-racial folks. Our intention is to welcome and celebrate folks from all levels of experience, 18+ in age, religions, abilities, immigration statuses, sizes, and sexual orientations. We will co-create community agreements to embody this intention. No Yoga experience necessary. Satya teaches in a radically inclusive way with a focus on therapeutics, alignment, and preventing injury.  


Arrival: Thursday, September 8th 4 pm

Departure:  Sunday, September 11th 11:30 am

***This retreat is an investment in your wellbeing. Please only sign up for the retreat if you can attend the entire event. ***


FAQ: 

1.  All prices are per person. 

2. Payment plans available

3. If you would like to arrange to pay by cash or money order, please contact Satya directly info@soulflowoakland.com

4. All deposits & payments are NON-REFUNDABLE and NO EXCHANGES. This includes acts of God, Covid-19, or Mother Nature. Purchase of travel insurance is required to cover a cancelled retreat or your personal need to cancel your spot. Make sure to check fine print. Fear of travel isn't the same as not being able to travel. The only exception is for fire or poor air quality. If there are fires close by and/or the AQI (Air Quality Index) is over 100, we will reschedule the retreat and participants will receive a credit for a future retreat with SoulFlow Oakland. Please note that this decision will be made only by SoulFlow Oakland and the retreat center.  


Travel insurance recommendations: worldnomads.com or www.allianztravelinsurance.com

Click here for Insurance policies where you can cancel for any reason. 


5.  All meals are included and lovingly prepared by the local chefs at Camp Gallilee. Ingredients are organic with an abundance of vegetables, protein, and fruit. Gluten-free, vegetarian, vegan, and other dietary needs are available upon request. 


Meet your teachers

Satya de la Paz August (she/her) is first and foremost a student of Yoga and life. She is also a a Queer, Multiracial, Black Womxn, trailblazer, healer, and community/joy/radical self-love advocate. Offering 14 years of experience teaching Yoga, dance, and meditation, 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 heart of resentment and blame, and healing the mind of ableist and hierarchical ways of moving and acting. Multiple expressions of poses are offered as students are encouraged to listen to their own body wisdom and access needs. Satya is deeply grateful for her mentor, Abby Tucker, as well as all of her dharma and movement teachers, Sally Kempton, Rob Preece, and Sianna Sherman. Honoring the traditions of Hatha Yoga, Tantra Yoga, and Tibetan Buddhism, she empowers multiracial, multi-gender, and multigenerational groups to awaken their true nature of awareness and bliss. Off the mat, Satya is active in social justice movements, gardens, and cooks.


Find out more about Satya and her offerings at soulflowoakland.com


Sabrina Davidson (she/they)  began practicing yoga and meditation as a teenager and continued to study well into her 20s which saw her becoming a board certified hypnotherapist having attained a certificate from Oakland's Center of Hypnotherapy in 2012. She has taught art and meditation to children and adults alike for well over 10 years. A visual artist who graduated from the School of Art & Design at San Diego State University - her work explores the themes of mental and environmental health using the mediums of photography, ceramics, illustration, and painting. Visit  sabibidavidson.com  



Yoga with Satya

Satya teaches in a radically inclusive way with a focus on therapeutics, alignment, and preventing injury. She will offer yoga for all bodies This retreat is open to all levels of experience. people of all genders, 18+ in age, religions, abilities, immigration statuses, sizes, sexual orientation are welcome and celebrated.  

Scholarships and Work Trade

There are full or partial scholarship and work trade positions available. Please apply by July 1st

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Concerns about Covid-19

Many retreat activities will be outside. There is an outdoor dining option as well. Some retreat activities will be indoors. Several HEPA air filters will be used in indoor spaces.


Purchase of travel insurance that covers Covid-19 and other emergencies is required. Covid-19 test required for all participants pre-retreat. Feel free to reach out with any concerns or questions about safety.

Getting there

The drive from the Bay Area is about four hours. We organize carpooling and make every effort to support those who need a ride. In 9 years leading retreats we have never had someone who has needed a ride not be able to get one. However, we can't guarantee a ride to the retreat. 


For those of you coming from outside of the Bay Area you can fly into Reno, Oakland, or San Francisco. Reno Airport is one hour away. We can arrange airport transportation for $90 each way. It will be less if there are other people flying in and coming into the retreat that you can share the cost with. If you fly into San Francisco or Oakland, we will help you connect with carpooling. You may want to fly in the night before or play to arrive before 11 am September 8th.

Meals

Enjoy nourishing organic meals from local chefs. Camp Galilee chefs specialize in accommodating gluten-free, vegetarian, and vegan diets.

Testimonials from Previous Retreats

What’s included

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • 5 Yoga classes
  • Therapy
    art therapy
  • Excursions
  • Lodging
  • transportation
    transportation provided back and forth from offsite lodging at zypher cove. Please note that transportation from the Bay Area or airports are not provided
  • Snacks
  • Transportation
    carpooling opportunities will be offered but are not guaranteed

Available Packages

Camping
Available until September 1, 2022Sold Out

Connect to the land and the sounds of nature. Must bring all your own gear: tent, sleeping bag, pillow, sleeping pad or blow up mattress. Be prepared for as low as 40 degree temperatures at night. Short walk to indoor bathrooms and showers. 

$390
Deposit: $150
Men's dorm
Available until September 1, 20228 left

Twin bed in room shared with 4-7 other people. Please bring your own bedding. Shared bathroom and showers with up to 7 other people inside the dorm.

$480
Deposit: $150
Shared Tipi
Available until September 1, 2022only 3 left

Twin bed in shared tipi with up to 3 other people. Electricity and lighting provided. Must bring own bedding. Be prepared for as low as 40 degree temperatures at night. Short walk to indoor bathrooms and showers.

$450
Deposit: $150
All genders dorm
Available until September 1, 20228 left

Twin bed in room shared with 4-7 other people. Please bring your own bedding. Shared bathroom and showers with up to 7 other people inside the dorm.

$480
Deposit: $150
Womxn's Dorm room
Available until September 1, 20225 left

Twin bed in room shared with 4-7 other people. Please bring your own bedding. Shared bathroom and showers with up to 7 other people inside the dorm.

$480
Deposit: $262
Shared Double Room
Available until September 1, 2022Sold Out

Full or twin bed in a room shared with one other person.  Shared bathroom and showers. If you are coming with someone click "shared room" and then select two as the quantity. If you'd like to pay separately sign up separately and then email us who you are sharing a room with. 

$645
Deposit: $207
Private room with private bathroom
Available until August 28, 2022Sold Out

Full bed in a private room on its own floor. Bedding provided. Private bathroom and shower.

$1,358
Deposit: $450
Private Cabin & bathroom @ Zypher Cove
Available until September 1, 2022only 2 left

Private cabin with a queen bed and a private bathroom. 10 minute drive from the retreat location. Transportation provided in between retreat center and lodging. 

$1,378
Deposit: $450
Private room w. king bed @ Zypher Cove
Available until September 1, 2022only 2 left

King bed in a private room inside a two bedroom cabin shared with up to two other people. Shower and bathroom is inside the cabin and shared with up to two other people. This cabin offers a living room with a gas fireplace, kitchen and a deck. 10 minute drive from the retreat location. Transportation provided in between retreat center and lodging. 

$1,155
Deposit: $360
Double room w/ twin bed @ Zypher Cove
Available until September 1, 20224 left

Twin bed in a room shared with one other person. Shower and bathroom is inside the cabin and shared with up to two other people. This two bedroom cabin offers a living room with a gas fireplace, kitchen and a deck. 10 minute drive from the retreat location. Transportation provided in between retreat center and lodging. 

$855
Deposit: $270

Available options

60 minute massage
$108
6 left
Contribution fo scholarship fund
$10
Contribution for BIPOC scholarship
$30
Contribution for BIPOC scholarship
$108
90 minute massage
$162
only 3 left
Contribution for BIPOC scholarship
$20
Contribution for BIPOC scholarship
$50
$NaN


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SoulFlow Oakland
19 reviews
Offering 13 years of experience teaching yoga, Satya de la Paz August inspires students to fall in love with their bodies and their practice. She infuses dynamic alignment, chanting, storytelling, and community-building into her classes. Satya is deeply grateful for her mentor, Abby Tucker, as well as all of her dharma and movement teachers: Sally Kempton, Rob Preece, and Sianna Sherman. Satya's classes are a classroom and restoration of our most awakened blissful being for multiracial, multi-gender, and multigenerational groups.

Reviews

I had a fabulous time getting to know fellow attendees and spending time relaxing and rejuvenating in nature! I’ve already recommended it to friends and plan on attending again next year!
By Liz B for Black Womxn Resting, Black Womxn Rising 2022 on 21 Jun, 2022
It was a truly transformative space of positive women, nature, movement; completely spiritual. I enjoyed myself. I will be back!
By Dolores W for Black Womxn Resting, Black Womxn Rising 2022 on 19 Jun, 2022
This trip was truly a sanctuary space for black womxn of all backgrounds. It's the most relaxed I've felt on a wellness retreat. Everyone was so welcoming and friendly. I could let l my guard down and really be present. The organizers did such a great job in designing the weekend and South Tahoe is absolutely gorgeous. I highly recommend it.
By Tyese W for Black Womxn Resting, Black Womxn Rising 2022 on 15 Jun, 2022
This trip was a game-changing experience. Amazing community of participants and facilitators. Very supportive, open, and safe space was created for everyone to get what they needed from that time. I love how they had lots of activities, but also made it clear to do what you needed to do. If you wanted to participate in the facilitated activities (kayaking, yoga, meditation, etc.) there was plenty to choose from. You could also just take a solo walk or a nap or do your own journaling. I appreciated the freedom. The food was great and was different each day and the location was beautiful, right on the lake with amazing views. Would definitely recommend!
By Vanessa W for Black Womxn Resting, Black Womxn Rising 2022 on 15 Jun, 2022
I had great time, Fall in Love with the mountain’s the tree’s, the creek the accommodation , and I like and love the simplicity, but fresh good healthy delicious food ; breakfast, lunch and dinner. Great teacher’s ; sweet couple Matthew and Satya easy to follow instructions of a variety of fun activities like : Qigong, TM Meditation, chanting meditation, Yoga, and self defense of Ali. And the hiking to the sacred mountains of Mt. Shasta, field trip to the waterfalls & etc. I Never gets bored. Love all the activities. Meet great wonderful, and beautiful people . I am so glad, so happy and so grateful for this trip. 🙏🏼Thank you ! 💖Fatima
By Fatima M for Awakening Your Full Potential: Mount Shasta Retreat 2022 on 02 Jun, 2022
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