Summer Solstice is a powerful time of change and renewal. We will celebrate the Sun, with it's light, warmth, comfort and love. Recharge and renew with us this summer solstice with yoga, guided meditations, healing mineral hot springs, hiking,homemade cuisine made with local, organic and seasonal produce, and delicious organic, biodynamic wines.
We are so blessed to be escaping to the gorgeous and remote Wilbur Hot Springs, just 2-3 hours drive north of San Francisco. Nourish your body, mind and soul and join us for this digital detox weekend in nature. Wilbur is truly a sanctuary of healing and our intention is to create space for you to reflect, connect and completely relax.
Soak in the natural and healing hot mineral springs, nourish your body, connect with your self and nature, deepen your yoga and meditation practice, relax and rejuvenate, and meet other like-minded female yogis! All levels are welcome and encouraged.
The yoga classes will be mostly Vinyasa Flow, linking movement with the breath, moving your body through both power and restorative poses, available for all levels and abilities. 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. There will be one Yin class during the retreat. We will practice on a beautiful outdoor covered yoga deck, close to nature.
This retreat will be held at the natural and serene Wilbur Hot Springs in Northern California, just 2 hours drive north of San Francisco, in the heart of an 1800-acre nature preserve. The healing and naturally occuring mineral waters and beautiful land at Wilbur Hot Springs offer a unique opportunity to slow down, quiet the mind, reflect and reconnect with nature and your deeper self.
"In All the World, No Waters like These"
The rare and unique configuration of minerals in the hot springs water sets Wilbur apart from all other hot spring resorts and spas in Northern California. Experience these therapeutic waters that heal the body and soothe the soul!
Note: The baths at Wilbur Hot Springs are 'clothing optional'. Although this is a women's yoga retreat, our group will not have exclusive use of the resort so there will be members of the public using the baths and on property during our stay. We will have our own private dining room, outdoor deck and kitchen.
Wilbur's nature preserve includes peaceful valleys, panoramic ridges, and open meadows. Connect with nature through hiking, running, mountain biking, bird-watching and incredible stargazing at night.
There is no phone service and no wifi at Wilbur Hot Springs. Embrace this time to decompress and detox from all technology!
Wilbur's geothermal water contains three ounces of dissolved minerals per gallon and is entirely undiluted, untreated, and unheated, which is rare in North America. The average temperatures are 98, 105 and 109 degrees Fahrenheit. The minerals in the waters have positive therapeutic effects on skin diseases, asthma, neuralgia, arteriosclerosis, rheumatism and shoulder, neck, and wrist pains, pain relief, and depression, as well as detoxifying and mucolytic effects. The minerals present are sulfure, silica, metaboric acid and the most unique element of the geothermal water is lithium, which promotes a deeper state of relaxation.
"The blissful, calming, and cleansing qualities of the pure water, the beauty of the land, and the Zen link feeling of the place truly makes Wilbur heaven on earth." ~ Satisfied Customer of Wilbur Hot Springs
The closest airports are Sacramento (SMF) 1.5 hours drive, Sonoma County Airport (STS) 2 hours drive, San Francisco (SFO) and Oakland (OAK), both 2.5 hours. Transport to/from the retreat is not included. Driving directions will be provided 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!
Yoga mat (or you may use one of the mats at the retreat center), optional blanket or bolster, comfortable and loose fitting clothes for yoga and hiking, water bottle, flashlight, bathing suit for baths ('clothing optional' at the baths), towels for baths and room, optional bath robe and flip flops, sun lotion and hat for sun protection, warm and waterproof jacket or sweater for cool or wet weather
Manduka yoga mats, blankets, blocks and straps will be available for use. 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 or Private rooms are available. All showers are at the bath house. Soap and shampoo is provided. Please bring your own towels.
Wilbur is completely off-grid and generates its own electricity through solar power and back-up generators. To help conserve energy, please leave all electrical applicances, including hair dryers, at home. There are no power outlets in the rooms. If you have any special needs that require access to an electrical outlet, please let us know in advance.
Cabin: Private cabins feature one queen bed and half bath. The cabins may be single occupancy or double occupancy if you wish to share a bed. There is one cabin with one queen bed, one pull out sofa bed and half bath, for the option of triple occupancy. The pull-out sofa is in a separate room from the double bed, although they share a half bath.
Solar Lodge Private Room: Each room features a full-size bed on the ground floor, and an additional full or twin-size bed in a sleeping loft, which is accessible by ladder. Shared bathrooms with sink and toilet in the lodge. Comfortable for 2 people as double occupancy or 3 people as triple occupancy if 2 people share the full sized bed.
Solar Lodge Bunk Room: The bunk room features five comfortable single beds, 2 upper bunks, 2 lower bunks and 1 single bed in a semi-private sleeping loft accessible by ladder. Sheets, cased pillows and blankets are provided. If you would like extra bedding such as a sleeping bag or comforter, please bring your own. Shared bathrooms with sink and toilet in the lodge.
Solar Lodge double or triple occupancy (1 full bed and 1 twin bed up a ladder) with shared bathrooms. All showers are at the mineral baths.
Cabin with 1 queen bed (sleeps 2 people if sharing the bed) and half bath. All showers are at the mineral baths.
Private cabin with half bath (single occupancy). All showers are at the mineral baths.
3pm Arrivals (check in from 3pm) ~ 5pm Yoga ~ 6.30pm Opening Circle ~ 7pm Wine Tasting ~ 7.15pm Dinner ~ 8pm Baths, Sunset, Stargazing