Spring Renewal Retreat 2017

Ukiah, CA, United States

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Sonya & Rasa
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Apr 28 - May 1, 2017
Group size: 8 - 18
Spring Renewal Retreat 2017
Ukiah, CA, United States

Sonya & Rasa
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7 reviews

$450
Apr 28 - May 1, 2017
Group size: 8 - 18

About this trip

Join us for a deeply restorative weekend in the beautiful Mendocino highlands. Together we will take time to slow down, unplug, and relax. Take a break from the stress of technology, work, and politics. Immerse yourself in the tranquility of this unique and secluded space. Enjoy yoga, meditation, sound healing, and other practices. Delicious organic vegetarian meals will be served daily for your nourishment. The healing waters of Orr Hot Springs, and the majestic Redwood trees of Montgomery State Forest are nearby. Take a soak in the mineral springs and enjoy a hike through one of the most magnificent forests in California. Massage and bodywork are also available.


Zazen Retreat Center is located just two hours north of San Francisco, in the Mendocino highlands between Ukiah and the Mendocino coast. The center is nested on a ridge with 40 acres of Oak and rolling hills with expansive views in all directions. This secluded location is perfect for supporting individual and group practices of awakening. 


Spring Renewal Retreat

April 28 – May 1, 2017

(Arrival 3pm Friday Departure 2pm Monday)

Zazen Retreat Center

8150 Orr Springs Road

Ukiah, Ca, 95482


Pricing: 

Camping $450

Shared occupancy room $510

Single room w/ twin bed $580

Single room w/ Queen bed $625

Couple in single w/ queen bed $1160


Included:

– Accommodations

– 3 nourishing meals per day

– Yoga & meditation program

– Music & sound healing

– Nature hikes in Redwood forest

Available at extra cost:

– Day pass to the Hot Springs $40

– Massage & Bodywork $100 (+ gratuity)


Your Hosts:

Sonya Genel ERYT500 and Arasa Maram are teachers and artists who create intentional transformative gatherings. Sonya is a yoga teacher who invites people to listen to their bodies, intuition, Earth and Spirit. Arasa is a singer, sound healer, multi-instrumentalist, and poet. Together they offer yoga, movement, and meditation classes that incorporate music and sound for personal and community activation. The current consciousness shift on earth is making tremendous healing and awakening possible. Now is the time to listen deeply to our inner knowing, courageously follow our hearts, and support each other in our collective evolution!

Available Packages

Camping
Sold Out

Bring your own tent and sleeping bag. Camp out on the land near the main house.

$450
Dorm
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Large room shared by 4 guests who each have their own bed.

$510
Single Twin
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Private room with a twin bed.

$580
Single Queen
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Private room with a queen bed.

$625
Couple
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A private room with a queen bed shared by a couple.

$510
Single Den
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Private room with a bed. Cozy and nice like the other single rooms but has no windows.

$520

Available options

Hot Springs PassSold Out
$40
Massage 14 left
$100
$450

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7 reviews
Sonya Genel ERYT500 and Arasa Maram are teachers and artists who create intentional transformative gatherings. Sonya is a yoga teacher who invites people to listen to their bodies, intuition, Earth and Spirit. Arasa is a singer, sound healer, multi-instrumentalist, and poet. Together they offer yoga, movement, and meditation classes that incorporate music and sound for personal and community activation. The current consciousness shift on earth is making tremendous healing and awakening possible. Now is the time to listen deeply to our inner knowing, courageously follow our hearts, and support each other in our collective evolution!

Reviews

This was an AMAZING trip. Sonya is an extraordinary yoga teacher who gives clear and beautiful instruction for the wonderful movement flow. We had beautiful live music by Rasa at every class. Sonya and Rasa also led meditation and special rituals like a purification fire on New Year's Eve. And meanwhile we were in two stunning settings in Costa Rica- one in the mountains and one in the wild jungle beach on the OSA peninsula. We did waterfall and jungle walks, surfing, saw all kinds of amazing animals, had garden tours and a meditation at a butterfly sanctuary. I loved my fellow yogis - all levels, all ages and hailing from diverse parts of the US, Europe and South America. We ate was luscious vegetarian food and stayed in lodging that was rustic and lovely. Julie Tapley San Francisco California
I have been practicing Yoga since 1998, & this was my first extended Yoga retreat out of the country. I didn't know what to expect, & can honestly say it was amazing! My only complaint is that it went by too fast! When I was mulling over the idea of an extended Yoga retreat, Sonya announced her & Rasa's in class back in July (I've consistently taken classes with her since 2015); I knew the Yoga classes would be incredible because Sonya is a very experienced teacher who gives very clear detailed instruction for all levels; Rasa plays live music in her classes, & their combined talents creates a unique experience for transformation. On the retreat, we practiced twice a day, in both locations. The accommodations at both locations were very different, & so comfortable. Rio Chirripo Lodge was beautiful; no matter where we were housed on the property, the sound of the rushing river was audible, & we were surrounded by so much green (I live in a city, & drank this in)! I saw the sunrise each morning over a mountain, from my balcony. The food in both locations was superb; all three meals were freshly prepared daily. It was primarily vegetarian cuisine, with fresh fish served a few times; substantial vegan & gluten-free options were also provided every meal. Finca Exotica was so close to the ocean, that we could hear it roar no matter where we were on the property. I slept in a thatch-roofed hut that was open on three sides; the bed had mosquito netting, which worked quite well for sound sleep. I found the orchestra of insects & animals' sounds a joy! One morning I heard such cacophony, & looked up to see a troop of Capuchin monkeys swinging from tree to tree! I found it very moving to see wild animals living so freely. The owner of Finca Exotica told me they never feed the animals because there is enough food growing on the property for them to eat. We were given the option of taking a garden tour to learn about the culinary & medicinal plants growing on the property. Some of the fruit we saw was: two different varieties of bananas, coconuts galore, pineapples, star fruit, noni fruit, melons; ginger & turmeric were also plentiful. . Our hosts, Tania & Angus were wonderful! They were committed to ensuring everyone had a great experience. Aside from Yoga practice, we were offered the option to go on hikes to beautiful locations, such as a butterfly sanctuary & a waterfall, where we could swim (Rio Chirripo area). Once we got to Finca Exotica, the beach was just across a narrow road, & I swam every day; the sea was bath water warm! One evening, we assisted a sea turtle rescue organization in placing sixty-three newly hatched babies towards the ocean. In both locations, we could see so many stars, the Milky Way & shooting stars! This city girl had the time of her life! I had no problem adapting to being immersed in the natural world for ten days! Actually, I was sinus-issue free the entire time! I highly recommend this unique Yoga retreat; I don't know of any others like it that offers five days in two completely different locations. I feel very fortunate that I was able to give this gift to myself. Pura Vida!
Two words about this trip: A plus! More words: Sonya and Rasa put their heart and soul into organizing, leading and participating in a wonderful, spiritual, relaxing time in Costa Rica. They worked hard before and during, but they don't show it, as they stay relaxed, friendly and approachable the entire time. As for local organizers, Tania and Angus, things could not have run more smoothly! They are friendly, helpful, and well organized and experienced. This retreat/vacation was perfect in every way, and even if lightning does not strike twice, we would do the trip again next year if it is offered! Thank you all for a great experience. David and Ella
Amazing way to wind down from the past year and start a new year. Relaxing and invigorating at the same time. Splendid accommodations. Safe and comfortable, transportation. Delicious, freshly prepared, locally sourced meals. Grounding yoga and mindful mediation. Hikes, waterfalls, cultural immersion, music, lasting relationships - who could ask for more?!
HP
Had such a great experience on this renewal retreat. The yoga, sound healing, meditation, hot springs, nature, delicious food and great people made for a truly fulfilling experience. I loved that there was no pressure to participate in everything that was scheduled but even if you did attend all there was still time for individual reflection and quiet space alone. Thank you so much, Sonya & Arasa!
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