Stillness & Bliss weeklong: Gualala, CA Yoga Retreat

Gualala, CA 95445, USA

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SoulFlow Oakland
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Oct 17 - 22, 2021
Group size: 8 - 12
Stillness & Bliss weeklong: Gualala, CA Yoga Retreat
Gualala, CA 95445, USA

SoulFlow Oakland
  • Facebook verified
13 reviews

Oct 17 - 22, 2021
Group size: 8 - 12

About this trip

Illuminate the mind, ignite the soul, and connect to Beloved Community on the pristine coast of Northern California. Located on 40 acres of an organic fruit and flower farm above the ocean, Rosewood Creek Ranch provides a secluded, grounding experience in both raw and cultivated beauty.  Gualala is much less likely to be affected by smoke and fire with the ocean air breezes coming through. In fact, in 2020 it was one of the few places that had consistently clear air during fire season.


Explore the interplay of bliss and stillness as both our true nature and the Divine Play of the world around us. Dive deep into the Yoga tradition with Asana (physical Yoga postures), meditation, pranayama, mantra, and stories for connection and deep soul growth. There will be Yoga asanas offered for all levels of experience: Hatha flow and Restorative Yoga and periods of Noble Silence. Afternoons will include free time and excursions to hiking, rivers, and beaches.  Nourish yourself with exquisite farm-to-table meals. Space is limited to 9-12 people and an application is required.  This is also the application you use to apply for the scholarship. Once your application has been approved, we will give you the go ahead to register.


This retreat is for all people who identify as anti-racist. This means you have experience analyzing your privilege, working to dismantle/confront white supremacy, and acting as an ally to BIPOC folks. Our intention is to welcome and celebrate folks from different experiences, 18+ in age, religions, abilities, immigration statuses, sizes, and sexual orientations. We will co-create community agreements to embody this intention. No Yoga experience necessary. Satya teaches in a radically inclusive way with a focus on therapeutics, alignment, and preventing injury. 


Arrival: Sunday, October 17th 4 pm

Departure:  Friday, October 22nd 11 am



FAQ: 

1. If you would like to arrange to pay by cash or money order,, please contact Satya directly info@soulflowoakland.com

2. All deposits & payments are NON-REFUNDABLE and NO EXCHANGES. This includes if the retreat gets canceled for reasons beyond the control of the organizers such as acts of God, Covid-19, or Mother Nature. Purchase of travel insurance is required to attend. Please make sure you purchase travel insurance that would cover a cancelled retreat or your personal need or emergency to cancel your retreat. Make sure to check fine print. Fear of travel isn't the same as not being able to travel. Another option is plans that cover up to 75% of your expenses if you cancel for any reason. In these unpredictable times, this type of planning is important to protecting your investment in the retreat. 


Travel insurance recommendations: worldnomads.com or www.allianztravelinsurance.com

Click here for Insurance policies where you can cancel for any reason.


3. Carpooling will be made available but is not guaranteed.

4.  All meals are included and lovingly prepared by a local chef. Ingredients are organic with an abundance of vegetables, protein, and fruit. Gluten-free, vegetarian, vegan, and other dietary needs are available upon request. 

5. Land and spaces are wheelchair accessible with the exception of a few of the rooms.

6. If you would like to stay offsite at a hotel and commute in that is a possibility. We recommend these hotels:

http://www.surfinngualala.com/index2.html ($150/night, 10 minute drive from the retreat center)

https://www.wharfmasters.com/ ($200/night, 15 minute drive from the retreat center)

You might also check vrbo and airbnb. Check the distance in a map app from Roseman Creek Ranch, Gualala before you book. Please reach out for special pricing if you stay offsite.

7. Yoga practices will likely be indoors. There is an option to practice and have food outdoors if the group collectively decides that's what feels safest.

Meet the SoulFlow Oakland team

Satya de la Paz August (she/her) is first and foremost a student of Yoga and life. She is also a a Queer, Multiracial, Black Womxn, trailblazer, healer, and community/joy/radical self-love advocate. Offering 14 years of experience teaching Yoga, dance, and meditation, she infuses dynamic alignment, chanting, storytelling, and community-building into her classes. Satya offers Yoga as a means of collective and personal liberation and decolonization: accessing our innate healing capacity through therapeutics and compassion, meeting media-driven body shame through mindfulness and affirmation, freeing the heart of resentment and blame, and healing the mind of ableist and hierarchical ways of moving and acting. Multiple expressions of poses are offered as students are encouraged to listen to their own body wisdom and access needs. Satya is deeply grateful for her mentor, Abby Tucker, as well as all of her dharma and movement teachers, Sally Kempton, Rob Preece, and Sianna Sherman. Honoring the traditions of Hatha Yoga, Tantra Yoga, and Tibetan Buddhism, she empowers multiracial, multi-gender, and multigenerational groups to awaken their true nature of awareness and bliss. Off the mat, Satya is active in social justice movements, gardens, and cooks.


Find out more about Satya and her offerings at soulfowoakland.com


Anuja Bhuta (she/her) is an artist, healer, baker, and musician - using her hands to create, relax, and energize. Her massage practice began in 2006 and continues to ebb and flow in concert with her other passions which include pottery, painting, fiber arts, baking, piano, and aerial arts.


Redwood Hill (ours/Red)

Born in the Mid East of the US to upwardly mobile black folx and professionally raised in bars and restaurants in the Bay Area, Redwood Hill has collaged a career within and around food & beverage service for the past 15 years, engaging every role from the dish pit to conceptualization and ephemeral pop-up proprietorships. Having deciphered a distinction amongst the illusory divisions between “Front of & Back of House" to be direct connotations of the pre-antebellum hierarchies of chattel slavery, Redwood seeks to disrupt classifications and bifurcation to become a comprehensive service provider, in the interests of food sovereignty and decolonizing food systems and working towards right relationship with this planet and the reality of abundance for all. They are a cheffy dive bartender, a busser who dish-washes as a student of fine dining & simultaneity and are stimulated by the invented and inspired diets of Afro-futurist communities found in the works of Octavia Butler and Samuel Delany. Redwood constructs and reconstructs culinary perspectives incorporating the aesthetics of a timeless nutrition that is sustainable & renewable. With Transplanted Californian sensibilities, mindful indulgence, and folding language intersect with the comforting provocations of Southern dishes of their ancestors, as an exploration of color, texture, nostalgia, and being/belonging. Food and words are cites of their reclamation.



Covid info

Please note that this retreat will go on regardless of the state of Covid-19. Purchase of travel insurance that covers Covid-19 and other emergencies is required. Covid-19 test is required for all participants regardless of vaccination status within three days of the retreat start. Feel free to reach out with any concerns or questions about safety.

What’s included

  • breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Yoga classes, meditation
  • Discussion
  • Excursions
  • Lodging
  • Snacks
  • Transportation

Available Packages

Shared Room
Available until October 13, 2021Sold Out

Queen or single bed in a room shared with one other person.  Shared bathroom and showers with two to four other people. If you are coming with someone click "shared room" and then select two as the quantity. If you'd like to pay separately sign up separately and then email us who you are sharing a room with. 


accessibility: please note in the checkout if you require a room on the first floor to avoid steps. 

$1080
Camping
Available until October 12, 2021only 1 left

Connect to the land and the sounds of nature. Must bring all your own gear: tent, sleeping bag, pillow, sleeping pad or blow up mattress, and tarp. Be prepared for as low as 45 degree temperatures at night and a small chance of rain. There is a well kept outhouse and an immaculate garden enclosed private outdoor shower close by. (Shower private from public view but shared with up to 4 other campers) 

$850
Private room with King bed
Available until October 12, 2021only 1 left

King bed in private room with sweeping views of the farm and the ocean. Shared bathroom and showers with two to four other people.


**accessibility point: this room is on the second floor and requires use of stairs***

$1400
Cobb House
Available until October 12, 2021only 1 left

Stand alone cottage with queen bed. Quiet and private in the middle of the meadow a two minute walk from the main house.  There is a well kept outhouse and an immaculate garden enclosed private outdoor shower right outside. (Shower private from public view but shared with up to 4 other campers) 


accessibility: wheel chair accessible. no stairs.

$1300
Private Room with double bed
Available until October 11, 2021Sold Out

Double bed in private room. Shared bathroom and showers with two to four other people.


accessibility: please note in the checkout if you require a room on the first floor to avoid steps. 

$1200
Queen bed in private room
Available until October 11, 2021Sold Out

Queen bed in private room. Shared bathroom and showers with two to four other people.

accessibility: please note in the checkout if you require a room on the first floor to avoid steps. 

$1300

Available options

60 minute massageonly 3 left
$125
90 minute massageonly 2 left
$160
Contribution fo scholarship fund
$10
Contribution for BIPOC scholarship
$20
Contribution for BIPOC scholarship
$30
Contribution for BIPOC scholarship
$50
Contribution for BIPOC scholarship
$108


Who’s interested

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SoulFlow Oakland
13 reviews
Offering 12 years of experience teaching yoga, Satya de la Paz August inspires students to fall in love with their bodies and their practice. She infuses dynamic alignment, chanting, storytelling, and community-building into her classes. Satya is deeply grateful for her mentor, Abby Tucker, as well as all of her dharma and movement teachers: Sally Kempton, Rob Preece, and Sianna Sherman. Satya's classes are a classroom and restoration of our most awakened blissful being for multiracial, multi-gender, and multigenerational groups.

Reviews

This retreat was heaven-sent! The location was gorgeous and perfect for stillness. The yoga practice was blissful and the food was among the best food I've ever tasted in my life1 I appreciate the way in which the flow of the retreat was held and the chance to deepen my yoga practice and connect to others. Thank you for such a lovely retreat!
By Lucia K for Stillness & Bliss weeklong: Gualala, CA Yoga Retreat on 26 Oct, 2021
The retreat was amazing! In the face of massive venue challenges, Satya,the organizer, stepped up and found a Way to make the long anticipated retreat happen.
By Sylvia S for Mount Shasta Yoga Retreat 2021 on 22 Jul, 2021
I felt supported without even saying a word in my most loneliest of moments.
By Lydia E for Black Womxn Resting, Black Womxn Rising on 23 Jun, 2021
Thank you Lydia!
By SoulFlow Oakland on 23 Jun, 2021
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I had a lovely time during this retreat. The accommodations were excellent, the interactions were holistic and restorative. And all of the womxn were just so very dynamic in their own way! Activities and time for rest and recreation were built-in well to the itinerary. I am truly looking forward to growing, glowing, and going higher with the team at SoulFlow! Love you all!
By Milan F for Black Womxn Resting, Black Womxn Rising on 22 Jun, 2021
Thank you Milan! Looking forward to growing and glowing with you! Love you!
By SoulFlow Oakland on 23 Jun, 2021
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This was a beautiful experience with a lovely community. Satya and her team (Jasmine, Bria and Sonia) intentionally thought through every aspect of the retreat experience, and it resulted in me being able to drop in and feel at ease throughout the retreat. The days were designed to feel spacious yet really rich and deep as well. I was grateful for the teachings during yoga and meditation practice, and how those themes were woven throughout our experiences through readings and quotes displayed during mealtimes. It made me feel really immersed in the teachings, and I returned home with a lot of learnings and energy. The retreat center and surroundings are just gorgeous and so peaceful. I loved making connections within our POC community throughout our time together. I have learned so much from Satya in how she teaches, how she holds space, and how she shows up as her full self. I'm looking forward to continuing to be in community together.
By Meha D for Love & Liberation: a Yoga Retreat for People of Color on 05 Feb, 2020
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