Revive & Replenish - Yin Yoga & Meditation Retreat Spring '18

Mount Madonna Retreat Center, Watsonville, CA, United States

JK
James Kapicka
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May 3 - 6, 2018
Group size: 13-19
Revive & Replenish - Yin Yoga & Meditation Retreat Spring '18
Mount Madonna Retreat Center, Watsonville, CA, United States

James Kapicka
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3 reviews

$589
Deposit: $249
May 3 - 6, 2018
Group size: 13-19

About this trip

Reawaken your vibrancy with the freshness of spring and simplify your world with 4 days and 3 nights of rejuvenation at Mount Madonna Retreat Center in the majestic redwood trees of the Santa Cruz Mountains. Find comfort with multiple accommodation options: bring your own tent, sleep in your vehicle, bunk with a buddy, or take solace in a single room with a private bathroom. 


Activate the cleansing energy of spring time with daily yin yoga, pranayama and meditation practices. Enjoy free time by soaking in the hot tub or strolling along the lush forest and rolling mountains. Nourish your body-temple with delicious organic, vegetarian meals, and nurture your soul with time in nature and space for quiet stillness. Revitalize your year through self-care practices, and create space for inspiration and light in your life. Embody intentions for alignment with natural rhythms while honoring the valuable experience of transitioning with the seasons.


James Kapicka will be joined by co-facilitators Ashley Klemens & Nathan Foli! Ashley is passionate about guiding people in the process of self discovery and embodiment. She will be supporting and assisting yoga practices and offering safe space for free movement expression. Nathan's passion is encouraging others to express themselves through music, specifically drumming, in order to hone their intuition and creativity. He will be offering sound bath and drumming into abundance. 

What’s included

  • Daily yin yoga, pranayama & meditation practices
  • Partner yin & Thai yoga massage
  • Intuitive movement practices for mobility, chi & joint fluidity
  • Two organic, vegetarian meals and a snack each day, plus tea and fruit available 24/7
  • Multiple accommodations options (tent, your vehicle, double rooms, or single rooms)
  • 355 beautiful acres to stroll and explore
  • Free time for reflection, relaxation and quiet
  • Hiking, swimming & spa available
  • Opportunity for private yoga session or Thai massage

Know Before You Go

  • Check in is at 4 pm on Thursday.
  • Check out is at 1 pm on Sunday.
  • Join our Retreat FB group to stay connected and consider carpooling to the venue. Connect with a friend and help us be more sustainable: https://www.facebook.com/groups/RestRenewRetreat/
  • Be prepared to leave your cell phone OFF for the entirety of your stay, give yourself a digital detox!
  • If possible, arrange your schedule so arrival back home on Sunday, May 6th is gentle and smooth. Perhaps schedule less the first few days of the week after returning to allow integration. 
  • The nearest airport is San Jose 

Please Bring:

  • Any personal yoga props: mat, block, blanket, meditation cushion, strap, etc.
  • A reusable water bottle ideally stainless steel (no glass by the pool): please no plastic water bottles.
  • Any regular medications and toiletries.
  • Clothing for all types of weather: rain coat, comfortable hiking shoes, sun hat, extra layers, comfy clothes for movement and yoga.
  • Swimsuit, as the hot tub and pond require clothing.
  • A tarp if you are camping in a tent, for the ground and in case of rain.
  • Earplugs to ensure you sleep soundly.
  • Spending money for the Ocean View Bookstore or the Āñjaneya's World Cafe (serves hot and cold drinks).
  • Double and Single rooms include linens, camp in your own tent or vehicle you provide your own bedding

Please Do Not Bring:

  • Outside food. All our meals are vegetarian prepared by the Center's chefs, fruit and tea are available 24/7.
  • Drugs, alcohol, pets, incense, candles or other flammables.
  • Scented body products, as these cause severe toxic reactions in some people.

Available Packages

Bring Your Own Tent

Tier 2 - $589 before April 1st

Tier 3 - $619 after April 1st

Available until Mar 31
$589
Deposit: $249
Sleep in Vehicle

Tier 2 - $589 before April 1st

Tier 3 - $619 after April 1st

Available until Mar 31
$589
Deposit: $249
Single Room

Tier 2 - $869 before April 1st

Tier 3 - $899 after April 1st

Available until Mar 31
$869
Deposit: $249
Single Room with Bath

Tier 2 - $959 before April 1st

Tier 3 - $989 after April 1st

Available until Mar 31
$959
Deposit: $249
Double Room for 2

Tier 2 - $1,529 ($765 per person) before April 1st

Tier 3 - $1,589 ($795 per person) after April 1st

Available until Mar 31
$1529
Deposit: $499
Double Room with Bath for 2

Tier 2 - $1,609 ($805 per person) before April 1st

Tier 3 - $1,669 ($835 per person) after April 1st

Available until Mar 31
$1609
Deposit: $499

Available options

90min Thai Yoga Massage w/ Jamesonly 3 left
$108
Private Sound Therapy Session w/ Nathanonly 3 left
$50
$589
Deposit: $249

Bring Your Own Tent

Itinerary

Revive & Replenish
4 Days, 3 Nights

Thursday: 
3:30-4:30pm Arrival 
5 pm Dinner
6:30pm Open Circle & Evening Practice

Friday: 
7 - 8 am  Morning Practice, Pranayama & Meditation
8:15 - 9:15 am Breakfast 
10:30 -12:30 pm Group Activity
2 - 5 pm Connect ~ Yin Yoga Massage
5:30 - 6:30 pm Dinner
7 pm Movie

Saturday: 
7:30 - 9:30 am Morning Practice, Pranayama & Meditation
10 - 11 am Brunch
11:30 am - 1:30 pm Group Activity
5 - 6 pm Dinner
7 - 8 pm Heart Circle & Evening Practice

Sunday: 
7:00 - 8:30 am Morning Practice, Pranayama & Meditation
8:30 - 9:30 am Breakfast
9:30 - 10:30 am Pack Up 
10:45 - 12:45 pm Closing Circle & Practice
1 pm Departure with Optional Beach Trip

Your Organizer


JK
James Kapicka
3 reviews
James Kapicka is a yoga ambassador, event producer and affection advocate with a passion for bringing people together to connect, learn and celebrate. Through sincere and heartfelt expression, he creates an environment that empowers students to stay in their integrity and trust their intuition. James offers sacred ceremonies intended to facilitate personal growth and healing through the unconditionally giving of authentic self in a way that protects innocence and promotes creative play and expression. His classes, workshops, and events center on profound re-evolutionary change both within and in how we exist in society and in our relationship with Mother Earth.

Reviews

HS
I had a wonderful time with everyone. James and Krista offered top notch teaching, yoga classes, workshops and a comfortable space full of love, peace and acceptance.
MM
Amazing retreat in every way!!!
I had a wonderful de-stressing experience. James and Krista went out of their way to assist and support everyone. I can highly recommend attending one of their programs!