Spring into Spring and find more balance in your life at our Spring Equinox yoga, meditation, wellness and wine tasting retreat at the luxurious Mayacamas Ranch in Sonoma wine country. Nourish your body, mind and soul with a weekend of yoga, nature, hiking, homemade cuisine made with local, organic and seasonal produce, and delicious Sonoma wines. Connect with yourself and others and enjoy a mini vacation as well, with some downtime by the outdoor pool overlooking the Mayacamas mountains, or visiting beautiful surrounding wine country.
The equinox is a time of balance, with equal hours of day and night, light and dark. It's a perfect time to let go of the past and of the winter season and set positive intentions for the new Spring season, through guided meditations and inner reflection, opening yourself up to new possibilities and creations.
All levels are welcome and encouraged. We look forward to meeting you!
The yoga classes will be mostly a gentle Vinyasa Flow, linking movement with the breath, moving your body through both power and restorative poses. The classes will be theme-based, creative and balanced and will incorporate pranayama (breathing), strengthening, stretching, detoxing, energizing, and meditation. You will experience a safe and nurturing practice, leaving you feeling relaxed yet energized.
"The retreat was such an amazing experience. You find yourself surrounded by great people, great food and great yoga sessions. Sally really puts together an unforgettable retreat, you won't have time to miss home at all. Thank you Sally and I hope to see you soon in another retreat!! Namaste." ~ Yalile, Dec 2015
The retreat will be held at the luxury and secluded Mayacamas Ranch in Sonoma county, just 1.5 hours drive north of San Francisco and surrounded by spectacular 360 degree views. Mayacamas Ranch is one of Northern California's premier retreat centers. The ranch provides an awe-inspiring, natural setting for a retreat, making it an ideal place to renew, reflect and connect. We look forward to sharing the beauty and peacefulness of this stunning ranch with you.
All rooms at Mayacamas are beautiful and luxurious, with 100% organic beds and linens. Each room has a private bathroom and its own temperature control system for your comfort. Shampoo, conditioner, body wash and hair dryers are provided. Shared or private rooms are available.
"The place is just gorgeous. We had a lovely time having our team build over the past couple days, the perfect place for a large group. Everyone wondered how I found the place. Yes, a hidden little gem for sure!" ~ Satisfied Customer of Mayacamas Ranch
The closest airports are Sonoma County Airport (30 mins drive), San Francisco (SFO), Oakland (OAK) and Sacramento (SMF) Airports. SFO, OAK and SMF are approximately 2 hours drive from the retreat center. If you do not wish to rent a car, airport bus schedules from SFO and OAK to Sonoma county can be found here. The nearest bus station to get off at is Petaluma or Sonoma County Airport, 30-40 mins taxi or Uber to/from Mayacamas Ranch. Coordination of transport to/from the retreat is not included. Driving directions will be provided a few weeks prior to arrival.
Sally is passionate about teaching and healing to share with others the practices that have helped her to heal her own body and discover a path of transformation and greater self awareness.
Growing up in Scotland, Sally has been an athlete since childhood, always loving movement and fascinated by the human body and the mind. She is so grateful to have the opportunity to inspire and coach others to become healthier and happier and awaken to their inner desires and purpose, through the gifts of yoga, meditation, mindful movement, massage and energy healing. She looks forward to meeting you!
Comfortable and loose fitting clothes for yoga and hiking, hiking or good walking shoes for trails, water bottle, flashlight, bathing suit and optional robe or sarong for pool and hot tub, sun lotion and sun hat, warm and waterproof jacket or sweater for cool or wet weather, optional eye mask or small hand towel to cover eyes during meditations.
Note: yoga mats, blocks, blankets, straps and bolsters will be provided, although you may bring your own if you wish.
Note: Dogs and other pets are not permitted. The only animals that are allowed are certified service animals, accompanied by a person with a disability.
Shared Room, private bathrooms (2 beds)
Shared Room, shared bathrooms (2 beds)
Shared Room, shared bathrooms (4 beds)
4.00pm - Arrivals 5.00pm - Yoga 6.15pm - Opening Circle 7pm - Dinner 8pm - Wine Tasting & Campfire