Sacred Ceremony & Yoga by the Sea

Gualala, CA 95445, USA

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SoulFlow Oakland
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22 reviews
Nov 11 - 14, 2022
Group size: 8 - 17
Sacred Ceremony & Yoga by the Sea
Gualala, CA 95445, USA

SoulFlow Oakland
  • Facebook verified
22 reviews

$NaN
Nov 11 - 14, 2022
Group size: 8 - 17

About this trip


Are you inspired to go deeper into your healing journey and connect with community in nature? Come join us for a transformational weekend as we practice yoga, meditation and sit in sacred ceremony with Grandmother medicine. With two ceremonies, music that ignites the soul, catered healthy meals, and daily yoga and meditation practices, this retreat is catered to feed your soul with the nourishment it needs to let go of what isn't serving, connect with the wisdom of the earth and the ancestors, and align with your purpose and destiny. 


Located on Bass Lake three hours North of Oakland. The exact location will be shared upon registration. 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.


Arrival: Friday, November 11th 4 pm

Departure:  Monday, November 14th 12 pm



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 by a local chef. Ingredients are organic with an abundance of vegetables, protein, and fruit. Gluten-free, vegetarian, vegan, and other dietary needs are available upon request. 

5. Land and spaces are wheelchair accessible with the exception of a few of the rooms.

6. Most practice will be indoors. 

Meet the SoulFlow Oakland team

 

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 is a creative immersed in healing arts. He is a TEDx speaker, founder of and performer with music, art, and media collective, Earth Amplified, and a vocalist with West African/West Oakland band Dogon Lights. www.LyftRapper.com is his critically acclaimed ridshare webisode. Soulestial Church, brings a unique perspective to spiritual world music, transmitting stories and ceremonial songs from spirit. He uses sound, meditation, and plant consciousness for global transformation. His Galactic Language Activations, PrayerSongs, and karmic purification practice via Sukyo Mahikari works to clear inhibitions to our true self. His latest project, EFAM: Essential Foods and Medicine, is a community and land regeneration org transforming food surplus into medicine for the unhoused, formerly incarcerated, and low income of Oakland, Ca. 

www.ashelseasunz.com

Www.essentialfam.org




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 soulfowoakland.com


 

Redwood Hill (ours/Red)

Born in the Mid East of the US to upwardly mobile black folx and professionally raised in bars and restaurants in the Bay Area, Redwood Hill has collaged a career within and around food & beverage service for the past 15 years, engaging every role from the dish pit to conceptualization and ephemeral pop-up proprietorships. Having deciphered a distinction amongst the illusory divisions between “Front of & Back of House" to be direct connotations of the pre-antebellum hierarchies of chattel slavery, Redwood seeks to disrupt classifications and bifurcation to become a comprehensive service provider, in the interests of food sovereignty and decolonizing food systems and working towards right relationship with this planet and the reality of abundance for all. They are a cheffy dive bartender, a busser who dish-washes as a student of fine dining & simultaneity and are stimulated by the invented and inspired diets of Afro-futurist communities found in the works of Octavia Butler and Samuel Delany. Redwood constructs and reconstructs culinary perspectives incorporating the aesthetics of a timeless nutrition that is sustainable & renewable. With Transplanted Californian sensibilities, mindful indulgence, and folding language intersect with the comforting provocations of Southern dishes of their ancestors, as an exploration of color, texture, nostalgia, and being/belonging. Food and words are cites of their reclamation.


Covid info

Please note that this retreat will go on regardless of the state of Covid-19. Purchase of travel insurance that covers Covid-19 and other emergencies is required. Covid-19 test is required for all participants regardless of vaccination status within three days of the retreat start. Feel free to reach out with any concerns or questions about safety.

What’s included

  • breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Yoga classes, meditation
  • Discussion
  • Excursions
  • Lodging
  • Snacks
  • Transportation

Available Packages

Shared Room
Available until November 4, 2022Sold Out

Queen or single 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. 


accessibility: please note in the checkout if you require a room on the first floor to avoid steps. 

$1,200
Deposit: $600
Camping
Available until November 9, 2022only 1 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, and tarp. Be prepared for as low as 45 degree temperatures at night and a small chance of rain. If it rains, you can sleep in the ceremony space. 


There is a well kept outhouse and an immaculate garden enclosed private outdoor shower close by. (Shower private from public view but shared with up to 4 other people) 

$950
Private room with King bed
Available until November 6, 2022Sold Out

King bed in private room. Shared bathroom and showers.


accessibility: wheel chair accessible. no stairs.

$1,400
Deposit: $700
Cobb House
Available until November 6, 2022Sold Out

Stand alone cottage with queen bed. Quiet and private in the middle of the meadow a two minute walk from the main house.  There is a well kept outhouse and an immaculate garden enclosed private outdoor shower right outside. (Shower private from public view but shared with up to 4 other campers) 


accessibility: wheel chair accessible. no stairs.

$1,600
Deposit: $800
Queen bed in private room
Available until November 5, 2022only 1 left

Queen bed in private room. Shared bathroom and showers with two to four other people.

accessibility: please note in the checkout if you require a room on the first floor to avoid steps. 

$1,400
Deposit: $700
Coop Cabin
Sold Out

Your private abode awaits! Private Cabin with full bed. Shared bathrooms and showers in the main lodge 200 ft away. 

$1,600
Deposit: $800
Camp Cabin with Private Bathroom for 2
Available until November 5, 2022Sold Out

Your private abode awaits! Cozy cabin for two people with a fireplace, electricity, and internet. Includes 2 queen beds one in a loft. Theres a separate building next door with a kitchen and shower. Private outhouse a few steps away. 

$2,800
Deposit: $787
Work trade camping or shared room
Available until November 4, 2022Sold Out

*no more spots left* *you must have talked to a retreat organizer to be eligible for this.* 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, and tarp. Be prepared for as low as 45 degree temperatures at night and a small chance of rain. There is a well kept outhouse and an immaculate garden enclosed private outdoor shower close by. (Shower private from public view but shared with up to 4 other people) 

$540

Available options

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SoulFlow Oakland
22 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

So much gratitude and love for the team at SoulFlow Yoga. There was so much intention, care and integrity in their coordination and the way they held the container for the retreat. It allowed me as a participant to sink in, dive deep into my practice and healing work and walk away restored and renewed. The accommodates, meals and schedule flowed well. I would highly recommend for anyone, especially BIPOC QTPOC folks.
By Kimi M for Sacred Ceremony & Yoga by the Sea on 24 Nov, 2022
Life changing
By Charlene L for Sacred Ceremony & Yoga by the Sea on 16 Nov, 2022
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.
By Dianicia K for Black Womxn Resting, Black Womxn Rising 2022 on 01 Jul, 2022
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
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