Spring Cleaning for the Soul: A Yoga & Meditation Retreat

Sonoma County, CA, United States

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Elizabeth McKinley
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10 reviews
Apr 20 - 23, 2017
Group size: 1 - 12
Spring Cleaning for the Soul: A Yoga & Meditation Retreat
Sonoma County, CA, United States

Elizabeth McKinley
  • Email address verified
10 reviews

$470
Apr 20 - 23, 2017
Group size: 1 - 12

About this trip

Spring Cleaning for the Soul: An Earth Day Yoga & Meditation Retreat


Join Amy Hyun Swart and Elizabeth McKinley for four days and three nights of yoga and meditation to recenter and renew on the Russian River in Sonoma County. Daily yoga and meditation practices, nourishing organic meals, community connection, and space for solace in nature will support you in letting go, realigning with your true self, and planting seeds for a thriving future.


We will share daily morning guided meditations, all-levels hatha yoga, restorative yoga, and other practices and rituals. In celebration of Earth Day we will explore how our connection to the self is linked with the natural world and how we can renew our sense of balance.


There will also be plenty of space for enjoying the pool and hot tub, hiking, exploring the Russian River, solo time, journaling and bonding with friends new and old. 


We will gather at a private estate of nearly 100 acres in Forestville, CA on the Russian River, about 1.5 hours north of San Francisco. Exact location will be given to participants upon registration. 


Our food will be prepared by Rachael Gorjestani of The Cupboard SF, which means it is going to be delicious and energizing, a treat for all senses. All meals are vegetarian, organic, and gluten free and can be made vegan upon request. 

What’s included

daily morning guided meditations


daily hatha and restorative yoga practices


group ritual and expressive arts


delicious organic vegetarian meals by Rachael Gorjestani 


three nights of beautiful and spacious lodging

Not included

Transportation to and from retreat center

Before You Go

Available Packages

Triple Room Accommodation
Available until Apr 12, 2017only 2 left

Twin bed in a room with two other guests; Shared bathroom; Early bird rate until January 5th, 2017; $720 after January 5th

$720
Deposit: $500
Double Room Accommodation
Available until Apr 19, 2017only 2 left

Queen bed in a private room; Requires two guests to register together (total of $1460) as bed is shared in private room; Early bird rate until January 5th, 2017; $780 after January 5th

$780
Deposit: $500
Single Room Accommodation
Available until Apr 12, 2017only 1 left

Queen bed in private room; Early bird rate until January 5th, 2017; $970 after January 5th

$970
Deposit: $500
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    Barbara Nelsen
    Re-establishing my mindfulness practice, new friends, and time with my wonderful friend Wendy!
    Feb 21, 2017

Your Organizer


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Elizabeth McKinley
10 reviews
Hi! I'm Elizabeth, a Registered Yoga Teacher and Certified Yoga Therapist at home in the Bay Area. I am passionate about exploring the intersections of physical, mental, and emotional health. My teachings emphasize a strong body-mind-spirit connection and incorporate the traditions of Hatha, Restorative, Yin, and Therapeutic Yoga. Through yogic practices I will guide you to recognize and build upon your inherent wholeness. If I'm not practicing or teaching yoga, you can find me leading mental health groups or soaking up mother nature's wisdom through hiking, biking, climbing, or just being still.

Reviews

This weekend at the Spirit House was incredible. Elizabeth organized the best itinerary between group time, yoga time and alone time. She is an incredible, yoga instructor who is sweet, kind, gentle, non-judgmental and really there to assist in whatever you need. There was a great balance of planned activities vs flexibility that I appreciated. The food was outstanding and it was great to have the chefs at our disposal to ask questions to. I loved the setting, the wonderful group of women, the accommodations, activities on site (hot tub, walking trails, goats!) and most of all, re-setting and getting away. My only complaint was that it was too short! I can't wait for the next one :-)
This was a soul nurturing weekend in a beautiful setting. Elizabeth led the retreat with a compassionate, welcoming and lovely spirit. The food was nourishing and delicious, the sound healing a deeply relaxing experience, and a walk through the labyrinth was one of the highlights of the trip. I will carry this retreat in my heart, thank you to everyone who made it so special.
This was very restorative in every way. The food was heavenly and Elizabeth's beautiful energy and teaching were just as nourishing. Will definitely do a Well Within retreat again!
LS
An amazing experience that I will always hold dear in my heart!
This was a fantastic retreat! The location is beautiful, secluded and full of vistas and winding nature trails. The balance between activities and free time is perfect and Elizabeth is a gifted instructor. The food is spectacular and healthy. I would highly recommend this trip to anyone looking to spend a few days focusing on their health and well being. I left feeling refreshed and relaxed with a sense of peace and inner strength!
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