Women, let’s rise! Reconnect with your true self and honor nature’s cycles while supported by other women in the inspiring backdrop of a private, magical forrest on the Russian River in Forestville, Sonoma County, California. We'll harness our collective energy and manifest powerful intentions.
Beginning on the new moon, the retreat will include a balanced blend of movement and stillness, releasing and receiving, community connection and solo space. During our four days and three nights together I will guide you through daily hatha and restorative yoga, accessible to all levels, as well as guided meditation. We will also explore subtle energy practices, group ritual to promote healing, and practices to connect with the five elements as we gather under the trees or around the fire. In the evenings we will slow down into deeply relaxing acoustic sound journey for inner peace led by Minna Sivola of Harmoniaalto. Also included is a nutrition workshop where you’ll learn kitchen tips for women’s health and prepare some tasty treats. During free time, you have the option to schedule body work with the amazingly gifted Jenna Frisch, enjoy the hot tub and pool, walk the hiking trail, connect with old or new friends, explore wine country, or simply be.
And the food! Rachael Gorgestani of The Cupboard SF will craft all our organic, vegetarian, and gluten free meals with locally sourced, seasonal produce. Her cooking is seriously delicious and equally nourishing.
Just 60 miles north of the Bay Area, the retreat venue holds spaciousness and beauty, with nearly 100 acres of private forrest and a hiking path that meanders through the trees and across the creek. The renovated farmhouse offers welcoming lodging with plenty of room to recharge, and for our more adventurous sisters, there is the option to camp. With a prime location in world famous wine country, our Sonoma County venue offers plenty of fun for free time: enjoy the Russian River, mountain biking, Redwood hikes, wine tasting, and more.
So, are you ready to reconnect and rise? Examine what you’re holding and what you’re ready to release as you open up to the wisdom of your body, your breath, your spirit. Allow yourself to be held by sisterhood and the natural world, allow yourself to rise.
+ daily hatha flow and restorative yoga practices with Elizabeth McKinley
+ daily guided meditations
+ group ritual and subtle energy practices
+ organic, vegetarian, seasonal meals by Rachael Gorjestani
+ nutrition/cooking workshop
+ sound healing by Minna Sivola of Harmoniaalto
+ three nights of beautiful and spacious lodging
+ option to schedule bodywork with Jenna Frisch (fee extra)
+ use of the pool and hot tub
+ use of the hiking trail
Retreat will begin at 5:00pm on Thursday, October 19th and end at 11:00am on Sunday, October 22nd
Cancellation policy: I am honored to have you join this special retreat. If for any reason you have to cancel your trip, I want to work with you. If canceling before September 19th, 2017, a refund will be granted less the $500 non-refundable deposit. After September 19th, no refund will be granted. Payment is due in full by September 19th, 2017. If not paid in full by September 19th, your placement may be forfeited.
The last retreat filled up, and so if you'd like to join us, be sure to reserve your space now!
Catch your zzz's in a twin bed in a room with two other women. Bathroom is shared. Enjoy the early bird rate until July 31st; after July 31st rate increases to $750.
Bring a friend! Rest easy on a queen bed in a room shared with one other person.
Ah, luxury! Sleep pretty in a queen bed in private room. Enjoy the early bird rate until July 31st; after July 31st rate increases to $975.