Spring Renewal Retreat 2020

Boonville, CA, USA

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Rasa & Sonya Dresser
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May 1 - 4, 2020
Group size: 18 - 35
Spring Renewal Retreat 2020
Boonville, CA, USA

Rasa & Sonya Dresser
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7 reviews

$733
May 1 - 4, 2020
Group size: 18 - 35

About this trip

Join us for a deeply restorative weekend at beautiful Bell Valley Retreat Center in Mendocino County, CA. Slow down, unplug, and relax. Take a break from the stress of technology, work, and politics by immersing yourself in the tranquility of nature. Enjoy yoga, meditation, music, and mindfulness practices for healing and revitalization. Delicious organic vegetarian meals will be served daily for your nourishment. There will be plenty of free time for hiking, swimming in the fresh-water pond, soaking in the hot tub, meditation, journaling, or booking a massage. 


Bell Valley is a purposeful place to reconnect with yourself, nature, and like-hearted community. Six miles of trails weave through the beauty and solitude of rolling oak hills and open meadows. Accommodations range from luxurious tents and dorm style rooms to private suites. Intentional spaces throughout the property provide opportunities for gathering and private contemplation beneath the old growth trees. 


The current consciousness shift on earth is creating deeply challenging times for us. But it is also making tremendous healing and awakening possible. Now is the time to do our practices, listen deeply to our inner knowing, courageously follow our hearts, and support each other in our collective evolution!


This is a drug and alcohol FREE program. Our intention for this retreat is to hold a safe and nourishing space for spiritual practice, healing, and detoxification. No drugs or alcohol are permitted.

Retreat Details:

Spring Renewal Retreat

May 1-4, 2020

with Sonya & Rasa

BELL VALLEY RETREAT 12378 Boonville Road Boonville, CA 95415

Itinerary:

Check in is 4pm and check out is 11am.
Retreat begins with yoga at 5:30pm on Friday, May 1st followed by dinner and free time.
Saturday & Sunday will include:

  • Breakfast
  • Morning Yoga
  • Lunch
  • Afternoon Guided Practice: Breath work & Nature Meditation
  • Dinner
  • Evening Yoga: Restorative & Yoga Nidra

We will complete our time together with morning yoga on Monday, May 4th followed by brunch at 10am. 
Check out time is 11am on Monday.

Pricing:

Shared deluxe tent $733  

Shared indoor room $853  

Private deluxe tent   $1,188  

Private indoor room $1,455  

Included:

– Accommodations

– Organic vegetarian meals

– Yoga & meditation program

– Music & sound healing

– Nature hikes

– Hot tub

Available at extra cost:

– Massage & Bodywork

Your Hosts:

Sonya and Rasa are teachers and artists who create intentional transformative gatherings. Sonya is a yoga teacher who invites people to listen to their body and heighten their intuition. Rasa is a musician, poet, and chef. Together they offer yoga, movement, and meditation classes that create personal and community activation. 

Available Packages

Shared Deluxe Tent
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Large platform tent, heated and furnished with two beds, shelving, and lanterns. There is an indoor bath house with showers nearby. Each tent is occupied by 2 people. An awesome "Glamping" experience!

$733
Shared Room
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A variety of beautiful and spacious indoor rooms and suites occupied dorm style by 2-6 guests per space. Each room has a bathroom reserved for just its occupants.

$853
Single Deluxe Tent
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Private large platform tent, heated and furnished with a bed, shelving, and a lantern. There is an indoor bath house with showers nearby. An awesome "Glamping" experience!

$1188
Single Room
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Private and spacious indoor room occupied by 1 guest. Includes a queen bed and a full bath en suite.

$1455
$733

Shared Deluxe Tent

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Rasa & Sonya Dresser
7 reviews
Sonya and Rasa are teachers and artists who create intentional transformative gatherings. Sonya is a yoga teacher who invites people to listen to their body and heighten their intuition. Rasa is a musician, poet, and chef. Together they offer spaces for personal growth and community activation.

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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