Somatic Sanctuary: Yoga and Earth Wisdom Retreat

Mt Shasta, CA, USA

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6 reviews
Aug 20 - 23, 2020
Group size: 1 - 19
Somatic Sanctuary: Yoga and Earth Wisdom Retreat
Mt Shasta, CA, USA

  • Facebook verified
6 reviews

Aug 20 - 23, 2020
Group size: 1 - 19

About this trip

“The Greeks had Olympus; Moses had Sinai. And seekers in the modern age have Mount Shasta.” -NPR

Unplug, ground, realign and reconnect with four days + three nights of yoga & body-based meditation, three healing meals/day, epic hiking, a mineral springs soak & optional massage.

As snow thaws and brave flowers slowly arise from the underworld all of nature is animated with a fresh start. We are not separate from nature. Our animal body lives by the earth’s clock. The ancient transition to Spring, called Beltane, is a time to celebrate that which is awakening within us. It’s a time to gather in community to strengthen, relax and open our bodies and minds with simple rituals & the purity of nature. 

How might we come to inhabit our body as a Somatic Sanctuary, a portal that returns us to the ever-presence and the omnipresence of our Soul? In addition to yoga, we’ll explore and release areas of chronic tension with the pleasure of healing self-bodywork with therapy balls. Expect to return home rested and refreshed with an expanded toolkit of wellness practices to balance your body & mind. 

Mount Shasta is internationally celebrated as the “Root Chakra” of the planet so prepare to ground and reconnect to your sense of purpose. Drink crystal pure water straight from the snow melt. Hike amidst old growth cedars and roaming wildlife to meditate at an ‘energy vortex’ that thousands of generations have called ‘the sacred center of the universe.’ Awaken with a rejuvenating soak in the living natural springs flowing from the center of the colossal Shasta, the tallest mountain in the continental United States. This time of the year is stunning in Shasta- the snow has melted, the sun is warm enough to bear the promise of Spring and yet the air is sharp and fresh.  

Hestia Retreat Center is a healing sanctuary for rest, connection and transformation surrounded by a flowing creek, labyrinth, healing meditation garden, and 10-acres of enchanted forest.

Cancellation Policy

Unfortunately, if you cancel, we lose money, potentially a lot of money.  While the deposit is non-refundable, if you've paid in full and cancel between 60-120 days prior to departure, we'll process your refund minus a $200 fee. If you cancel 60-0 days before departure your full payment is non-refundable. Thanks for supporting our small business!

What’s included

  • 5 Yoga Classes
  • Meditation
  • Self Bodywork
  • Acupuncture Clinic
  • Nutritious Meals
  • Community
  • Hiking
  • 1 Soak in Springs/Sauna
  • Lodging
  • Ritual
  • Yoga Mat
  • Additional Spring Soaks
  • Optional Massage

Available Packages

Shared Room in A-frame
only 3 left

The A-frame cabin rooms will be shared between 3-5 participants. The space is sparkling clean, tastefully decorated and comfortable. There are 2.5 bathrooms in the A-frame for guest use.  There is a wood fired stove in the cozy living room, perfect for curling up next to with a book or cup of cocoa. The A-frame is also equipped with a full kitchen, although you won't need to worry about cooking as all of your meals will be lovingly prepared for you! 

Deposit: $300
Private Cabin
Available until February 15, 2020only 2 left

Private Cabins are near Stewart Mineral Springs, a 10 minute walk away from the Yoga Yurt and our community dining area. They are equipped with a bed, private bathroom, kitchenette and wood fired stove. If two of you are booking together and want to share a cabin, you can add-on the second occupant during the booking process under "add-ons". Please keep in mind the cabins have one bed. A second occupant can be added for $1000.

Deposit: $500

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6 reviews
Part scientist, part alchemist, full devotee of the life force, Hayley offers a path to strength, self-confidence and awe for the miraculous mechanics of the human body. As a passionate body nerd, she is committed to intelligent movement, radical self care and living in harmony with the cycles of the natural world. As a wisdom collector, mystic and philosophy student, her life is a laboratory for experimenting with technologies of human liberation and translating those with an attitude of compassion, curiosity and playfulness,


I desperately needed to get away from the daily grind. I was so grateful when a friend reached out and invited me to a yoga retreat at Mt. Shasta. Words cannot express how amazing the yoga retreat was from beginning to end. Everyone was so welcoming I felt relaxed the moment I arrived. Hayley is an excellent yoga instructor and what makes her unique beyond her knowledge of yoga is her passion and the holistic approach she takes towards teaching, incorporating the earth elements with the mind, body and spirit. She has an innate ability to simultaneously connect with a group and individuals, tailoring her instruction to fit the various skill level of each unique person. The food was beyond amazing! Kelli and her team of chefs did a phenomenal job, the food harmonized nicely with the retreat and the natural beauty of Mt. Shasta. It was the most delicious food I’ve eaten in my entire life. I’m 100% serious! No joke! I’m am truly grateful for the experience and look forward to a future retreat with Hayley.
By Renee S for Somatic Sanctuary: Yoga and Earth Wisdom Retreat on 02 Oct, 2020
I am not a "retreat" person and really only barely a yoga person. So, I approached this long weekend with some trepidation. Hayley didn't merely make this experience enjoyable, she made it extraordinary. Every single detail - from the exquisite farm fresh meals to the varieties of movement (yoga, body work, qi gong, etc.) - was thoroughly considered to curate three and half days of rejuvenation. Participants ranged from professional yoga instructors to total novices and everyone was able to fully participate and enjoy. I would highly recommend this to anyone.
By Anat S for Somatic Sanctuary: Yoga and Earth Wisdom Retreat on 03 Sep, 2020
Words can not express how wonderful this retreat was. It was clearly planned with love and attention at evey level - from the yoga, to the food, to the opportunities for personal connection, free time, massage, adventure, and overall covid consciousness. The experience was much needed medicine of mind, body and spirit. I especally loved how Hayley varied the yoga she led us through twice a day to bring something new to every experience. I was blown away by the quality and taste of the food that Kelli and Ashley brought to every meal. I wish I could eat it all again. Finally, the cacao ceremony on the last night brought deep connection and awareness to our group, and to a delicious drink. I recommend a retreat with Hayley and Kelli to everyone!
By Janet N for Somatic Sanctuary: Yoga and Earth Wisdom Retreat on 26 Aug, 2020
What an amazing experience!!!! It was so nice to unplug from technology and a busy schedule. Hayley is an amazingly talented yoga teacher, and seamlessly integrates yoga with meditation and a connectedness to nature. The rest of the group was so kind, and the food was really awesome. I can't wait for the next one:)
By Vinnie E for Somatic Sanctuary: Yoga and Earth Wisdom Retreat on 26 Aug, 2020
This trip was incredible. Between the fantastic yoga, beautiful location, incredible food, and rich community this was exactly the trip I needed. Hayley and Kelli are great planners and hosts, it was a real treat.
By Natalie O for The Alchemy of Renewal on 15 Dec, 2019
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