--- Early-bird Price Ends June 23rd
---Scholarship Deadline ends 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 by Chef Ashley. 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 and 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.
1. If you would like to arrange to pay by cash or money order,, please contact Satya directly firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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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. Most practice will be indoors.
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 and a vocalist with West African/West Oakland band Dogon Lights. www.LyftRapper.com is his critically acclaimed rideshare 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.
Chef Ashley (she/her) began her career as a chef after being influenced by world travel and living in Hawaii for seven years. She was inspired by watching the way different cultures come together around the table, and how they use their natural resources. Her belief in using food as medicine has driven her ultimate decision toward a career in food.
One of Chef Ashley’s favorite culinary experiences is working at The Center of Discovery in upstate New York during the holiday. During this time, she worked on the farm by completing chores, caring for the animals and harvesting vegetables which ended in preparing a holiday dinner for 800 using all of the farm’s fresh ingredients and raised turkeys.
Chef Ashley is originally from Chicago and has lived in California for four years. When she is not in the kitchen, she can be found staying active, exploring the outdoors, or traveling to new places.
Andrés González (he/they/él) is a two-spirit, queer, and trans Mestizo with Native American, Mexican, and European ancestries. He is trained as a psychotherapist, holds a masters degree in social work, and is part of the 2023-2024 BCSP Psychedelic Facilitation Certificate Program cohort. Andrés is a 2023 graduate from East Bay Meditation Center’s inaugural two-year Spiritual Teacher & Leadership (STL) training and in 2019, he participated in Communities Rizing, a 200hr Yoga & Meditation Teacher Training for People of Color. Andrés became a student of Iyengar yoga in 2013 and in 2015, began his Buddhadharma journey with East Bay Meditation Center's beloved BIPOC Sangha. He has since been a devoted practitioner and teacher, weaving the wisdom of yoga and Theravada Buddhism with his ancestral curanderismo lineages. Andrés is honored to reside on Huichin land, unceded territory of the Ohlone people (Oakland, CA).
Here are a few testimonies from previous retreats
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