Sacred Ceremony & Yoga by the Sea 2024

      Mendocino, CA, USA

      SO
      SoulFlow Oakland
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      Aug 30 - Sep 2, 2024
      Group size: 8 - 20
      Sacred Ceremony & Yoga by the Sea 2024
      Mendocino, CA, USA

      SoulFlow Oakland
      • Email address verified
      38 reviews

      Aug 30 - Sep 2, 2024
      Group size: 8 - 20

      About this trip

       *Early-bird Price ends July 1st. Scholarship application deadline is July 1st*

      Join us on an organic farm nestled on the pristine coast of Mendocino, Ca for a  transformational weekend of plant medicine and beloved community. The weekend will include music that ignites the soul, daily yoga and meditation practices, and nourishing healthy meals. This retreat is meant to feed your soul with the nourishment it needs to let go of what isn't serving. Connect with the wisdom of the earth, the ancestors, and align with your purpose and destiny.   


      Located three hours North of Oakland, on a 10-acre secluded farm 6 minutes from quiet beaches. Please note that all of the accommodations are located on hills or require stairs to access. The exact location will be shared upon registration. There will be plenty of free time to hike the Redwood trails on the farm, go to the beach, relax in the hot tub underneath the stars, and treat yourself to bodywork. Our intention is to welcome and celebrate folks from all levels of experience, 18+ in age, religions, abilities, immigration statuses, races, genders, sizes, and sexual orientations. We will co-create community agreements to embody this intention.


      Unless you have been on a previous plant medicine retreat with SoulFlow Oakland, an application and interview are required before you sign up


      FAQ: 

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

      2. All deposits & payments are NON-REFUNDABLE and NO EXCHANGES. This includes if the retreat gets canceled for reasons beyond the control of the organizers such as acts of God, Covid-19, or Mother Nature. Purchase of travel insurance is required to attend. Please make sure you purchase travel insurance that would cover a cancelled retreat or your personal need or emergency to cancel your retreat. Make sure to check fine print. Fear of travel isn't the same as not being able to travel. Another option is plans that cover up to 75% of your expenses if you cancel for any reason. In these unpredictable times, this type of planning is important to protecting your investment in the retreat. 

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

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

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

      4.  All meals are included and lovingly prepared on site. Ingredients are organic with an abundance of vegetables, protein, and fruit. Gluten-free, vegetarian, vegan, and other dietary needs are available. 

      5. Most practice will be indoors. 

      Teacher Bios

      Malka has been practicing yoga since she was 20 years old. While studying at UC Santa Cruz, she stumbled into an Iyengar yoga studio and fell in love with the practice. She later found her love growing for heated vinyasa yoga when she was working at the Yoga Tree in San Francisco as a massage therapist. It was there that she recieved her 200 hr YTT certificate. Her intention was to deepen her practice but a couple years later, she ended up landing a job in Thailand at a wellness center. This is where Malka found herself as a teacher and after many years of practice at this point, she could feel the teaching pouring out of her. She then went to New York city to pursue her 500 hr YTT with Dharma Mittra. With a committment to the practice, Malka continues to gain knowledge and the practice continues to evolve her into new understandings. For Malka, teaching yoga is a joy and an honor. She loves holding space for deep transformation. Her classes consist of pranayama, meditation, wisdom from the yoga texts, a vigorous flow, and she always ends her class chanting mantras on her harmonium. Malka believes that being embodied is the biggest tool when dealing with social change. If we and connect to even just a spark of liberation within, we can spread that feeling out into the world and together we can make change in this world. Malka’s first experience with Grandmother medicine was in 2012 in Puerto Rico. After spending some time with the Yawanawa tribe in Brazil and doing her own plant diet in Peru with the Shipibo tribe, Malka was given the blessing to be a keeper and giver of the medicine. Currently, Malka’s study and journey as a Priestess of the Ifa tradition of the Yoruba tribe of Nigeria is intensive and therefore to not mix traditions too much, Malka doesnt serve the medicine often. However, when the time arrives, Malka is extremely grateful to be im communion with Grandmothet wisdom which has played a pivotol role in her own transformation, healing and connection to her ancestors. The wisdom of this medicine is in its essence love, humility and grace.


      AshEL SeaSunZ Eldridge of West African/Blackfoot ancestry, works with various shamanic healing practices including Dagrara divination, Japanese spiritual purification, Galactic Language Activation/soul cleansing via Tian Gong, and South American healing traditions. His music groups include hip hop based RebelWise, Sage & Cedar, and Dogon Lights. He is Co-Director of Esphera (www.esphera.earth: EFAM, Solestial Church, Earth Amplified) providing liberation through restoring ecosystems, regenerating communities and re-membering our divinity. 

      www.ashelseasunz.com


      Andrés González (he/they/él) is a two-spirit Mestizo with primarily Yaqui, Mexican, Spanish, & Scottish ancestries. He’s also a transracial adoptee, connected to a lineage of indigenous adoptees separated from family, land, & culture by way of the U.S. child welfare system. Andrés’ lived experience walking between these many worlds has informed his path as a healer and Dharma teacher. Trained as a psychotherapist, he holds a masters degree in social work. He is also a graduate of EBMC’s two-year Spiritual Teacher & Leadership Training and is presently participating in the 2023-2024 certificate program in psychedelic facilitation at UC Berkeley’s Center for the Science of Psychedelics. Weaving the sacred traditions of Theravada & Mahayana Buddhism with his ancestral curanderismo lineage, Andrés brings a wide-range of practices & perspectives into his healing-justice work with individuals & communities. He now resides on Yokuts’ land (aka Bakersfield, CA).



      Miriam is a licensed acupuncturist and embodiment coach working at the intersection of somatic therapy and spiritual counseling. She is initiated in the tradition of Sri Vidya Lineage Tantra Yoga, and helps people heal their relationship to their body and guide their life by their embodied truth. Her primary plant teacher has been grandfather Peyote through the Native American Church, learning the ways of stillness and community prayer. Mama Aya danced into her life 10 years ago and for the past 3 years she has been integrating Aya's teachings into her spiritual practice and service. 

      Website: www.miriamelyse.com   

      IG: @iam.embodiedmedicine


      Anthony Reed (he/him) has immersed himself into exploring the intersections of sacred plant medicine and yoga practice as tools for deeply experiential insight. Drawing upon 12 years of dedicated yoga study, alongside 15 years of experience as a Product Strategist and Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI) consultant, Anthony serves as a ‘bridge between worlds’, helping people navigate transitions, better life-work balance and more healthy habits through soulful, therapeutic yoga instruction and wellness coaching.

      www.TheGroundedFlow.com


      Satya de la Paz (she/her) is a Queer, Multiracial, Black Womxn offering 15 years of experience teaching Yoga, dance, and meditation. Satya offers Yoga as a means of collective and personal liberation and decolonization. She infuses dynamic alignment, chanting, storytelling, and community-building into her classes. She recently completed a 2 year mindfulness teacher training program led by Tara Brach and Jack Kornfield. She is deeply grateful for all her teachers including Spring Washam, Sianna Sherman, Abby Tucker, Rob Preece, and Sally Kempton. 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. 

      Mandatory Retreat Interview Sign Up

      Please fill out the following form so that we may schedule your mandatory interview. 


      https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSf5uksXEKL9iiBoN1kxX_GsYc0Rwef_6i3TSYA3s-t93NzUNQ/viewform?usp=sf_link

      Scholarship Application

      Please fill out the following Scholarship form. All applications are due July 1st. 


      https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeWsRnBZRJbqj2gpWJ7WgNhjqfY5ogmtAtqS6WRH4x9sCW2dw/viewform?usp=sharing


      Testimonials from Previous Retreats

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       Here are a few testimonies from previous retreats 

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      Halima's Testimonial 


       Satya holds such beautiful space for community healing. Yoga as an embodiment insight practice with the workout as a healthy byproduct and not the other way around. I highly recommend joining her retreats!  - Jared Swanson 


       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


       Amazing retreat with wonderful people In a fantastic location. Satya, our guide, made this a memorable experience.  - Silvie 


      This was undoubtedly one of the most divine experiences that I have ever been blessed to be a part of. Everything was intentionally planned and infused with love. I felt safe in body and spirit. The location was beautiful, the leaders and guides were great. I loved the yoga, dance, and meditation offerings and I loved that additional offerings such as massages or solo/group therapy were available as well. The food was really good and I have absolutely no complaints. There was a clear schedule of events, but no pressure to attend or participate in anything. I look forward to being back.  - Dianicia


      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!  - Liz

      What’s included

      • Breakfast
      • Dinner
      • Lodging
      • Yoga & Meditation
        Yoga & meditation classes

      What’s not included

      • Flight travel

      Available Packages

      Camping
      Available until August 24, 20246 left

      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.  

      $935
      Deposit: $255
      Springhouse Dorm
      Available until August 24, 2024only 1 left

       Single or double bed in a house shared with 4 other people. Beds are spread between a main room and a loft. Has heat. Port-a-potties 1-minute walk. Indoor bathrooms and showers are a 3-minute walk.  

      $1,008
      Deposit: $504
      Dome cabin with semi-private bathroom
      Available until August 24, 2024Sold Out

      Double bed in a house shared with 4 other people. Bathroom, shower, & heat inside. Includes full kitchen and lounge area.  

      $1,171
      Deposit: $560
      Sunset Yurt Double
      Available until August 24, 2024only 2 left

       

      Single or Double bed in a room shared with one other person. The yurt has electricity and heat. Indoor bathrooms and showers are a 3-minute walk. Port-a-potty 1-minute walk.

      $1,308
      Deposit: $650
      Tai Chi Yurt Double Room
      Available until August 24, 2024only 1 left

       

      Double bed in a room shared with one other person. The yurt has electricity and heat. Indoor bathrooms and showers are a 3-minute walk. Port-a-potty 1-minute walk.

      $1,308
      Deposit: $650
      Private Room Tower House
      Available until August 24, 2024Sold Out

       

      Private room with a double bed. House shared with one other person. House has electricity & heat. Indoor bathrooms and showers are a 3-minute walk. Port-a-potty 1-minute walk.

      $1,526
      Deposit: $750
      Private Cabin
      Available until August 24, 2024only 1 left

       

      Private Cabin with king bed. Has a sink, electricity, and heat. Outhouse is a few steps away from the cabin. Indoor bathrooms and showers are a 5-minute walk. 

      $1,635
      Deposit: $800

      Available options

      60 Minute Massage
      $125
      5 left

      Relax and integrate with the healing touch of Molly Nichols. Molly brings a sensitivity to the plant medicine with a wealth of experience with a choice of Lomi-Lomi (Hawaiian Massage), Tradition Thai & Zen Shiatsu, Swedish, Deep Tissue & Sports Massage, Cupping, Hot Stone, Pregnancy & Lymphatic Massage. 

      90 Minute Massage
      $180
      4 left

       Relax and integrate with the healing touch of Molly Nichols. Molly brings a sensitivity to the plant medicine with a wealth of experience with a choice of Lomi-Lomi (Hawaiian Massage), Tradition Thai & Zen Shiatsu, Swedish, Deep Tissue & Sports Massage, Cupping, Hot Stone, Pregnancy & Lymphatic Massage.  

      Contribution for Scholarship Fund
      $10
      Contribution for BIPOC Scholarship
      $30
      Contribution for BIPOC Scholarship
      $180
      Contribution for BIPOC Scholarship
      $20
      Contribution for BIPOC Scholarship
      $50


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      SoulFlow Oakland
      38 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

      Really enjoyed this experience. Location was phenomenal, leadership was solid, programming was varied and profound. The camp was wonderful and well staffed. The food was excellent. I look forward to resting with SoulFlow again next year, the peaceful feelings evoked during retreat weekend were long lasting and so very needed.
      By Irene W for Black Womxn Resting, Black Womxn Rising 2024 on Jun 18, 2024
      I've left deeper feedback with the organizers in person, but want to echo how beautiful, meaningful and memorable this retreat was. I truly appreciate everything that was done to coordinate and curate such an intentional experience.
      By Katie B for Black Womxn Resting, Black Womxn Rising 2024 on Jun 18, 2024
      SB
      This was an incredible experience! It was clear that a love and thought went into every aspect of the restreat. Deepest gratitude to Satya, Stephanie, Shirley, Porsha and all the other women who made this possible. It was truly a life-changing experience. I'm looking forward to next year!
      By Shiyon B for Black Womxn Resting, Black Womxn Rising 2024 on Jun 12, 2024
      I had a wonderful time. From start to end. Great location, great food and even better people. Shirley was Amazing. As someone who has never done yoga, she made it very welcoming. Would definitely recommend it to anything seeking something or just wanting to try something new.
      By Timothy O for Activating The Medicine of the Heart on Apr 30, 2024
      AK
      Such a wonderful time in community continuing to build on my personal practice and journey towards liberation. Loved the intentional silence and the variety of meditation techniques including chanting/singing, walking meditation, and still meditation. Satya is able to create a space of belonging full of invitations to settle into our own bodies while challenging ourselves too. Thank you for the inclusive space and attention to accessibility!
      By Angela K for Being Peace Yoga & Meditation Retreat on Feb 07, 2024
      Thank you Angela! Such a gift to be on retreat with you!
      By SoulFlow Oakland on Feb 20, 2024
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