Spirit Speak Teacher's Retreat

Topanga, CA, USA

SC
32 reviews
Dec 6 - 11, 2022
Group size: 20 - 25
Spirit Speak Teacher's Retreat
Topanga, CA, USA

32 reviews

$NaN
Dec 6 - 11, 2022
Group size: 20 - 25

About this trip

REQUIREMENT TO REGISTER: Minimum 200hr YTT Certificate. This is an immersion for yoga teachers. 

There will be lectures & practice teaching.


Spirit Speak

A Teacher’s Immersion into the sacred integration of yoga and mysticism, and how to transform your yoga classes into a magickal ritual and a devotional offering to the Divine.  


Have you been yearning for a way to bring your students into a place of deep spiritual connection through prayer, intentional energetic shifts, and sacred contemplation? If so, then this retreat is for you!


Join me on this 6-day teacher’s immersion to go deeper into the process of conscious facilitation, exploring the subtle physical and spiritual energies involved in finding your unique self-expression and facilitating transformational journey work for your students.


This immersion is about cultivating your strengths as a teacher, developing a strong and confident voice, and how to turn a simple class into a soul-inspiring experience. 


During our time together, I will provide insights on how to organize a class simply and safely and turn it into a sacred expression of devotion. I will share the key components of how to trust your unique voice and surrender your fear to be in truthful service to your students and God.  


With my guidance and 30-plus years of insight and experience, you’ll explore:

  • The practical and creative mechanics of structuring a thematic or prayer-based 30/60/90 minute class
  • How to use tone, temperament, and touch to support the metaphysical journey
  • Navigating the emotional dynamics, including trauma, in a class with awareness, sensitivity, and wisdom
  • The appropriate time to introduce spiritual themes and make the offerings accessible to varying levels of spiritual beliefs and emotional availability
  • The power, risk, and challenges of introducing themes/prayer/God into your yoga class
  • How to structure and write an opening and closing meditation and prayer
  • How to invite God into your class in a non-denominational way
  • How to build an altar using crystals, objects from nature, etc., and how to make your practice space sacred and energetically “charged”
  • How to cast a circle, call in the five elements and the four directions, and create a ceremonial space for special seasonal events like the Full/New Moon and Equinox. 
  • How to use your body to pray (aka Body Prayer) and the correct utilization of transitions, breath work, and Dristi (eye gaze)
  • How to turn inward, surrender to Spirit, trust intuition, and connect to God
  • How to find your own voice, express your unique relationship with the Divine, speak from the heart to inspire, inform, and motivate a class, and share your thoughts, feelings, and beliefs without actually making it about yourself 

Spirit Speak will be a deep dive into your soul, awakening the power of Source and unleashing your passionate connection to yourself, the God within, and the illuminated Grace that bonds us all as One. 


This week will shed light on just how powerful and inspirational YOU can be and offer tools on how to share your unique self-expression with your students.

Activities

One of the afternoons, we will do an Intention-setting asana practice and meditation at Seane's yoga yurt overlooking the Pacific Ocean and a ritual blessing at a nearby labyrinth.


There will be plenty of time between sessions to relax and connect with yourself, each other, and the land. Perched on 10 acres, atop a remote valley with beautiful views of the Santa Monica mountains, you can find yourself chilling in the jacuzzi or cedar sauna or swimming in the lap pool. There are also many places for quiet time, like the sun patios or cozy up to the large living room fireplace in the 1920s Spanish Mission-style house. 


If you feel like an adventure on your own, there are gorgeous hiking trails nearby, and the Pacific Ocean is only 20 minutes away. Or take a drive into town where you can visit all the local shops and artisans as well as wellness services like acupuncture, massage, and facials. 

Freshly Prepared 100% Vegan Meals Daily

Ali Lafayette will be our private chef for the weekend, preparing delicious vegan and organic meals with fresh ingredients. 


Ali is currently working as a private chef and health-based retreat chef, specializing in simple, nutritious, and delicious food designed to nurture and energize clients undergoing trainings and other forms of self-optimization. 


Ali’s passion for food as a health and nutrition tool has led her to become a certified nutritionist, and she has several years of experience developing meal prep programs for clients suffering from auto-immune disorders and other food-related health issues. 

Schedule

Tuesday 3pm Check-In, 5-7pm Class, 7:30pm Dinner

Wednesday - Saturday 7:30am Breakfast, 9am-12pm Class, 12:30pm Lunch, 5-7pm Class, 7:30pm Dinner

Sunday 7:30am Light Breakfast, 8:30am-11am Class, 11:30am Brunch, 12pm Check-Out


The meal times and class times are subject to change.

Things to know

📍 Address to the property will be given the week before the retreat starts. 


👉  Substance-free retreat

A substance-free environment is one in which all guests agree to keep their space free from substances at all times. Substances are defined to include alcohol, cigarettes, other smoking materials, and illicit and illegal drugs.


👉  Like adult summer camp - We're all in it together!

This is not a retreat center. The property is a private house on 10 acres with "glamping" style cabins and rooms throughout the property. Every room on the property will have shared bathrooms. Meals will be "family style," where we serve ourselves and assist the chef with rinsing our dishes and preparing them for sanitizing after meals. 


👉  Close shared spaces

This is a very communal retreat with shared bedrooms and shared bathrooms. Some beds may only be 3 feet apart from each other. If, for any reason, you do not feel safe being in such close quarters with other guests due to concerns about Covid-19,  it's best not to join this trip and wait until a time that feels best for you. We will be doing many more of these next year. 

Cancellation Policy

Due to the exclusive offering of this retreat to Seane's mail list and the lead time to fill your spot. It makes it difficult for us to react to last-minute cancellations after the eblast has been sent out. 

Because of this, we must enforce a FIRM cancellation policy. 


Terms:

👉 If you need to cancel more than 30 days before the start of the retreat, there will be a $500 processing fee (your deposit), and the remaining balance will be refunded to your card.


👉 If you need to cancel 15-30 days before the start of the retreat, you will receive a 50% refund of the full cost of your spot.  


👉 If you need to cancel 0-14 days before the start of the retreat, you will receive no refunds.


In addition, in the event of fires in Topanga or COVID-19, we may need to reschedule this retreat. If so, we will refund you for your full amount minus any losses we may incur due to unforeseen circumstances that are out of our control. It is in our best interest to refund you in this type of situation. We cannot be responsible for any losses with airfare, transportation, or any other additional costs incurred during the planning of your trip. 


🚨Travel insurance is STRONGLY advised to cover you for any unexpected circumstances. 


🚨There are no exceptions with our cancellation policy due to the contractual commitments 

we have with our vendors. Unfortunately, we are not able to credit towards future offerings or transfer amounts towards online classes. 


🤎 We appreciate your understanding of our cancellation policies 🤎

What’s included

  • Yoga Classes
    10 Uniquely themed classes led by Seane
  • Vegan Meals
    14 Delicious Organic Vegan Meals Served Fresh Daily + Daily Snacks, and Sweet Treats!
  • Activities
    4 Hours of Free Time Each Day to Hike, Get Wellness Treatments, Visit Local Shops and Restaurants, or Stay Onsite and Enjoy the Hot Tub, Sauna and Lap Pool.
  • 5 Night Stay
    On a Beautiful Private Estate in Topanga, CA.
  • Gratuity
    For our Private Chef.
  • Virtual Experience
    One Year Access to the Online Experience of This Retreat.
  • Transportation
    Participants are responsible for their own airfare and transportation to and from the retreat location.
  • Travel Insurance
    We strongly Suggest this!

Available Packages

Camping or Commuter Spot
Sold Out

You have the option to camp on-site or commute to the property each day. 


Out of respect to our neighbors, commuters may arrive no earlier than 7am each morning and must leave the property at 9pm every night. Lots of Air B&B's in the area. Email jessica@seanecorn.com if you need assistance. 


⛺️ Campers must bring their own setup.


 This package includes:

  • Shared bathroom
  • 10 specially themed classes taught by Seane
  • Access to the virtual experience for 1 year (Value $99)
  • 14 delicious organic vegan meals prepared fresh daily + daily snacks
  • Gratuity for our private chef 
  • Access to all the amenities on the property (pool, jacuzzi, Wi-Fi, etc.)
  • 4 hours of free time each day to explore all that Topanga has to offer. You will receive a folder with hikes, restaurants, shops, wellness services, and activities to do in your free time. 
$2,250
Deposit: $500
A-Frame Cabin
6 left

This package includes:

  • A shared room with 2 single beds 
  • Five-night accommodations in a beautiful A-Frame Cabin under the stars
  • A shared bathroom that is a short walk outside from the cabin
  • Bedding, Linens, and Bath Towels
  • Heater in Cabin
  • 10 specially themed classes taught by Seane
  • Access to the virtual experience for 1 year (Value $179)
  • 14 delicious organic vegan meals prepared fresh daily + daily snacks
  • Gratuity for our private chef 
  • Access to all the amenities on the property (pool, jacuzzi, etc.)
  • 4 hours of free time each day to explore all that Topanga has to offer. You will receive a folder with hikes, restaurants, shops, wellness services, and activities to do in your free time. 

📷 Photos of A-Frame


If you're sharing with a specific attendee please email jessica@seanecorn.com so we can accommodate your needs.

$2,550
Deposit: $500
La Casa (Main House) - Double
Sold Out

This package includes:

  • A shared room with 2 single beds
  • Five-night accommodations in a 1920's Spanish Mission Style house
  • Shared bathroom
  • Bedding, Linens, and Bath Towels
  • Central heating and cooling
  • Electrical outlet and access to Wi-Fi
  • 10 specially themed classes taught by Seane
  • Access to the virtual experience for 1 year (Value $179)
  • 14 delicious organic vegan meals prepared fresh daily + daily snacks
  • Gratuity for our private chef 
  • Access to all the amenities on the property (pool, jacuzzi, etc.)
  • 4 hours of free time each day to explore all that Topanga has to offer. You will receive a folder with hikes, restaurants, shops, wellness services, and activities to do in your free time. 

📷 Photos of La Casa Double

$2,550
Deposit: $500
La Casa (Main House) - Triple
only 1 left

This package includes:

  • Shared room with 3 single beds
  • Five-night accommodations in a 1920's Spanish Mission Style house
  • Shared bathroom
  • Bedding, Linens, and Bath Towels
  • Central heating and cooling
  • 10 specially themed classes taught by Seane
  • Access to the virtual experience for 1 year (Value $179)
  • 14 delicious organic vegan meals prepared fresh daily + daily snacks
  • Gratuity for our private chef 
  • Access to all the amenities on the property (pool, jacuzzi, etc.)
  • 4 hours of free time each day to explore all that Topanga has to offer. You will receive a folder with hikes, restaurants, shops, wellness services, and activities to do in your free time. 

📸 Photos of La Casa Triple

$2,550
Deposit: $500
Bottom Floor of 6 Bed Loft
only 2 left

This package includes:

  • Shared room with 6 single beds. 4 of the beds are up in a loft, and 2 beds on the main floor; This package is for a single bed on the main floor (no climbing up ladder required)
  • Five-night accommodations in a 1920's Spanish Mission Style house
  • Shared bathroom
  • Private lounge space that looks out onto the patio
  • Bedding, Linens, and Bath Towels
  • Central heating and cooling
  • Electrical outlet and access to Wi-Fi
  • 10 specially themed classes taught by Seane
  • Access to the virtual experience for 1 year (Value $179)
  • 14 delicious organic vegan meals prepared fresh daily + daily snacks
  • Gratuity for our private chef 
  • Access to all the amenities on the property (pool, jacuzzi, etc.)
  • 4 hours of free time each day to explore all that Topanga has to offer. You will receive a folder with hikes, restaurants, shops, wellness services, and activities to do in your free time. 

📷 Photos of La Casa

$2,550
Deposit: $500
Top Floor Left Side - 6 Bed Loft
only 2 left

👉 🚨 ⚠️You must be physically able to climb up and down a ladder to get in and out of your bed (see photos). Please email jessica@seanecorn.com if you have any questions or concerns.
This package includes:

  • Shared room with 6 single beds. This package is for a single bed up in a  charming, bright, and airy loft space that you must climb a ladder to get to. Please see photos below.
  • Five-night accommodations in a 1920's Spanish Mission Style house
  • Shared bathroom
  • Private lounge space that looks out onto the patio
  • Bedding, Linens, and Bath Towels
  • Central heating and cooling
  • Electrical outlet and access to Wi-Fi
  • 10 specially themed classes taught by Seane
  • Access to the virtual experience for 1 year (Value $179)
  • 14 delicious organic vegan meals prepared fresh daily + daily snacks
  • Gratuity for our private chef 
  • Access to all the amenities on the property (pool, jacuzzi, etc.)
  • 4 hours of free time each day to explore all that Topanga has to offer. You will receive a folder with hikes, restaurants, shops, wellness services, and activities to do in your free time. 

📷 Photos of Upper Left Loft

$2,550
Deposit: $500
Top Floor Right Side of 6 Bed Loft
only 1 left

👉 🚨 ⚠️You must be physically able to climb up and down a ladder to get in and out of your bed (see photos). Please email jessica@seanecorn.com if you have any questions or concerns.


This package includes:

  • Shared room with 6 single beds. This package is for a single bed up in a  charming, bright, and airy loft space that you must climb a ladder to get to. Please see photos below.
  • Five-night accommodations in a 1920's Spanish Mission Style house
  • Shared bathroom
  • Private lounge space that looks out onto the patio
  • Bedding, Linens, and Bath Towels
  • Central heating and cooling
  • 10 specially themed classes taught by Seane
  • Access to the virtual experience for 1 year (Value $179)
  • 14 delicious organic vegan meals prepared fresh daily + daily snacks
  • Gratuity for our private chef 
  • Access to all the amenities on the property (pool, jacuzzi, etc.)
  • 4 hours of free time each day to explore all that Topanga has to offer. You will receive a folder with hikes, restaurants, shops, wellness services, and activities to do in your free time. 

📷 Photos of La Casa

$2,550
Deposit: $500
The Nest Single
only 2 left

This package includes:

  • A private room with 1 single bed
  • Five-night accommodations 
  • Shared bathroom outside of the unit that is a short walk outdoors and down a few steps
  • Bedding, Linens, and Bath Towels
  • Heater & Fan in room
  • Electrical outlet and access to Wi-Fi
  • 10 specially themed classes taught by Seane
  • Access to the virtual experience for 1 year (Value $179)
  • 14 delicious organic vegan meals prepared fresh daily + daily snacks
  • Gratuity for our private chef 
  • Access to all the amenities on the property (pool, jacuzzi, etc.)
  • 4 hours of free time each day to explore all that Topanga has to offer. You will receive a folder with hikes, restaurants, shops, wellness services, and activities to do in your free time. 

📷 Photos of The Nest

$2,950
Deposit: $500
La Casita Guest House Rm 1 (Double)
Sold Out

Small guest house with two bedrooms. Two single beds per room. Shared bathroom.


This package includes:

  • Five-night accommodations in La Casita 
  • King bed in a stand-alone two-bedroom guest house. The guesthouse is shared with two other people.
  • Shared bathroom, living room, small kitchen with mini-fridge and stove
  • Bedding, Linens, and Bath Towels
  • Central heating and cooling
  • 10 specially themed classes taught by Seane
  • Access to the virtual experience for 1 year (Value $179)
  • 14 delicious organic vegan meals prepared fresh daily + daily snacks
  • Gratuity for our private chef 
  • Access to all the amenities on the property (pool, jacuzzi, etc.)
  • 4 hours of free time each day to explore all that Topanga has to offer. You will receive a folder with hikes, restaurants, shops, wellness services, and activities to do in your free time. 

📷 Photos of La Casita Rm 1

$2,950
Deposit: $500
La Casita Guest House Rm 2 (Double)
only 1 left

Small guest house with two bedrooms. Two single beds per room. Shared bathroom.


This package includes:

  • Five-night accommodations in La Casita 
  • A shared room with 2 single beds in a stand-alone two-bedroom guest house.  (four people total in the guesthouse)
  • Shared bathroom, living room, small kitchen with mini-fridge and stove
  • Bedding, Linens, and Bath Towels
  • Air conditioning and heating units
  • Electrical outlet and access to Wi-Fi
  • 10 specially themed classes taught by Seane
  • Access to the virtual experience for 1 year (Value $179)
  • 14 delicious organic vegan meals prepared fresh daily + daily snacks
  • Gratuity for our private chef 
  • Access to all the amenities on the property (pool, jacuzzi, etc.)
  • 4 hours of free time each day to explore all that Topanga has to offer. You will receive a folder with hikes, restaurants, shops, wellness services, and activities to do in your free time. 

📸 Photos of La Casita Rm 2

$2,950
Deposit: $500
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Seane Corn
32 reviews
SEANE CORN is an internationally renowned yoga teacher and public speaker known for her social activism, impassioned style of teaching, and raw, honest, and inspired self-expression. Over her 25-year teaching career, Seane has created many instructional digital courses, including her groundbreaking series The Yoga of Awakening with Sounds True. Her book Revolution of the Soul was published in the fall of 2019.

Reviews

Truly transformative! Seane was absolutely incredible and I’m so grateful to have had the opportunity to take class with her, learn, meet other people, spend time Topanga and the beautiful retreat accommodation. Couldn’t have asked for more!
By Tallulah S for Align With Source: Wisdom Retreat on 21 Sep, 2022
I really enjoyed this retreat. Seane is the real deal! The retreat was well-organized and communication was excellent from the organizers. The yoga classes, free-time activities, and food were all exceptional. I would highly recommend this retreat.
By Jennifer L for Align With Source: Wisdom Retreat on 13 Sep, 2022
A deep dive for body mind and spirit . Seane leaves no stone unturned in order to provide the optimal environment for a transformational experience.
By nadine w for Chakra Immersion Retreat on 27 Aug, 2022
Overall it was an insightful, relaxing and challenging retreat. It was just what I needed. All the great things: Seane is an amazing instructor and storyteller. She has a gift. All the participants were kind and friendly. The vegan food was delicious, colorful and inspired. I ate like royalty. The retreat location was beautiful with great views, although the extremely hot weather (climate change!) made it difficult to enjoy the outdoors in the afternoon and sleep in my room without air conditioning at night. Luckily there is a pool and outdoor showers to cool-off. I also love the eco-friendly portions of the space: the composting toilets were awesome, the care taken to separate compost and chicken food from recycling and landfill was wonderful. My only recommendations in light of higher temperatures that are going to continue to be a common occurrence: Equip each room with large window fans that pull out the hot air during the day and pull in the cool at night. (I stayed in a single room under the studio.) It would be ideal to have more than one window in each room to help create air flow. The small fan provided was enough to create a bit of air circulation but did not lower temperatures.
By Julie K for Chakra Immersion Retreat on 26 Aug, 2022
Wonderful like minded people, unbelievably delicious food and beautiful, comfortable accommodations! Seane is an authentic, kind and caring human being. Along with her amazing “right hand gal”, Jessica, they designed a beautiful, challenging, humbling and rewarding retreat experience! Something absolutely transformational happened to me under the expert care and guidance of Seane. She creates a safe and loving space to do the deep work. The magic of Topanga Canyon is not to be missed! Deep gratitude and love to Seane and Jessica!
By Rachel C for Align With Source: Love Retreat on 26 Jul, 2022
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Wonderful!
By Justin R on 08 Nov, 2019