Soul Oriented Reconnection

Castro Valley, CA, USA

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Soul Oriented
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Nov 11 - 14, 2021
Group size: 8 - 16
Soul Oriented Reconnection
Castro Valley, CA, USA

Soul Oriented
  • LinkedIn verified
1 review

Nov 11 - 14, 2021
Group size: 8 - 16

About this trip

Join Wellness Educator and Somatic Coach Vanessa VerLee, along with the support of the inimitable Jeremy Rourke, for a long magical weekend of reconnecting to your body through self-compassion, hope, creativity and in person community. 


During the weekend Vanessa will offer gentle somatic (body based) explorations, breath work, Soul Oriented teaching, restorative and gentle yoga, dance, guided meditations, song and other playful explorations. Jeremy “I can do that” Rourke will offer a pillar of support with music, meals and logistics. We are thrilled to welcome back the incredible Kayla Wexelberg to create three delicious, organic, locally sourced and soulfully prepared dinners for us all to savor.  


The five star luxurious Ranch at Castro Valley will be our container for this long weekend. The spacious and beautiful estate has seven bedrooms, five bathrooms, a lovely kitchen, large dining room and gorgeously decorated, light filled living rooms throughout. We have been there and confirmed that there are indeed cozy chairs, fireplaces and plenty of spaces to stretch out.


Outside there are multiple decks to enjoy the deep quiet of the densely wooded 150 plus acres that the home sits on, as well as a seven person hot tub for evening relaxation and soaking under the stars.  During our three nights and four days, the scheduled activities there will include an abundance of time and space to enjoy the property, rest, play, wander, commune and allow the serendipity and magic to unfold!


Why Now?


I am grateful to say that over this last year we've experienced surprisingly powerful connections online that transcended the seemingly two dimensional realities of our screens. The pandemic led to the inspiration for an entire Soul Oriented online community on Patreon that will continue on and allow us to gather in sacred space from our living rooms all over the world going forward. 


But now the opportunity to get offline and reconnect in embodied space is here and even with

all that's still uncertain, the profound synergistic healing power of being in community has never been clearer.


So much has changed since then and we are still in a liminal space between all that is no longer... and all that is not quite yet. Even booking this retreat felt like a leap of faith and a rooting into a vision of what's possible in these new realities. In order to move forward, we must reconnect to ourselves as part of the larger fabric of community and creation. In a time when despair and fear is so present in the field, we are being called to remember the magic of being alive and offer the world - and ourselves - the profound gifts of who we are at a soul level. 


If your heart is whispering, or loudly resounding YES, to any of this, I hope you will heed the call and come reconnect with us.


Pandemic Protocol


To create the intimacy, closeness and easeful breath work that is essential for Soul Oriented Retreats, we will have the option of a mask free environment throughout the weekend.


In order to do so in a safe manner for both participants and the communities we will return to, we are requesting any one choosing to participate to be fully vaccinated by the time the retreat begins. If vaccination is an obstacle for you at this point, please contact Vanessa directly to  discuss options that allow for safety for all participants.


Financial Accessibility 


We are committed to creating access to this and other Soul Oriented offerings.


Firstly, all options come with a set payment plan. If you would like to discuss a different payment that would make this retreat possible for you, contact Vanessa directly.


Next, all current members of the Soul Oriented online community on Patreon will receive a discount of $108 off any of the options for this retreat.. For more information about this community or to join, visit www.patreon.com/souloriented.  Once you are a member, you will receive a discount code to use at checkout.


Finally, we are opening a few discounted rate slots for on or off site participation. This would be a partial barter situation, where you would be a lite part of our support team, still fully participating in the activities, while also occasionally supporting us with some of the tasks (dishes, set up, etc.). Contact Vanessa directly for more details if interested. 

Available Packages

Shared Room
Sold Out

Includes three nights of accommodations, all meals (three organic, locally sourced catered dinners, organic breakfasts, lunches and an abundance of snacks and beverages) and the programming for the entire weekend. 


This room will have either two or three beds and be shared with one or two other people. This is a good option for those who a deep sleepers, don't snore or sleep talk and are comfortable sharing space. 


The deposit of $488 is due at time of registration is non-refundable. The remainder is due in payment plans and fully by October 11, 2021, after which the full amount will be non-refundable. 

$1188
Deposit: $488
Offsite
Sold Out

Includes all meals (three organic, locally sourced catered dinners, organic breakfasts, lunches and an abundance of snacks and beverages) and the programming for the entire weekend.


This is a good option for someone who lives nearby, or has a place to stay nearby, and is able to drive (or get a ride share) to and from the retreat each morning and evening. 


The deposit of $388 is due at time of registration is non-refundable. The remainder is due in payment plans and fully by October 11, 2021, after which the full amount will be non-refundable. 

$688
Deposit: $388
Single Room
Sold Out

Includes three nights of accommodations, all meals (three organic, locally sourced catered dinners, organic breakfasts, lunches and an abundance of snacks and beverages) and the programming for the entire weekend. 


This room will be your own with either two twin beds or one queen and is is a good option for people who want their own space, are light sleepers and/or snore, sleep talk or have other nighttime habits that may make it sharing a room less ideal. 


The deposit of $488 is due at time of registration is non-refundable. The remainder is due in payment plans and fully by October 11, 2021, after which the full amount will be non-refundable. 

$1588
Deposit: $488

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Vanessa VerLee is a Wellness Educator who, for the last two decades, has facilitated countless people in connecting to themselves in more peaceful, nurturing and energized ways. Vanessa has trained in and offered multiple healing modalities, including Gentle and Restorative Yoga, Thai Massage, Acupressure and Somato Respiratory Integration (SRI). In 2016, Vanessa created the Soul Oriented community and has led multiple workshops & retreats, all over the world,, helping people live a more compassionate, energized and soulful life.

Reviews

I've been working with Vanessa in her Somato-Respiratory Integration practice for several years now, and my experiences with her have always been so powerful that I immediately signed up when I saw she was offering this retreat. What I got out of the weekend was exponentially more potent than anything I could have anticipated. I've attended many retreats of various sizes at this point, and I've never been part of a group of people where the EVERYONE was in complete synergy with everyone else. The house we stayed in was a beautiful facilitator for the profound connections we made over two days. Magnitudes of generational healing took places, an experience which none of us is likely to soon forget.
By Shannon B for Soul Oriented Living: A Weekend Retreat on 13 Aug, 2019