The Love Collective Womxn's Retreat 2020

Woodacre, CA, USA

Gaby Colletta
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Feb 27 - Mar 1, 2020
Group size: 6 - 14
The Love Collective Womxn's Retreat 2020
Woodacre, CA, USA

Gaby Colletta
  • Email address verified
  • Facebook verified
5 reviews

Feb 27 - Mar 1, 2020
Group size: 6 - 14

About this trip


Journey back to the heart of being. This is an invitation to slow down, to realign with the rhythms of nature, to gather in the collective spirit of the embodied feminine, and reawaken the heart’s calling.

Join for a 4-day womxn’s retreat in the Northern California wilderness. Through daily yoga asana, pranayama and meditation we summon the body’s regenerative power and cultivate self-care practices to restore our holistic being. Through ritual and sacred circle we rediscover our unique magick, connect with the infinite web of womanhood, and what it means to be human - exploring themes that invite our most authentic selves to step forth. 

Call in your deepest self, replenish your mind, body, spirit and connect with the collective strength of sisterhood.

A Journey To Love | A Return to Self

At the core of our being is love. Yet in our busy day and age, it is easy to become disconnected from our source. The intention is simple: to slow down, reawaken our body’s wisdom, connect with our heart’s truest intentions and embrace the fullness of our beings with love and kindness.

  • Rejuvenate and replenish in silent wilderness of Woodacre California
  • Reconnect to the medicine of Nature, the subtle rhythms of that cultivate balance and harmony
  • Discover the art of sacred self-care for our modern times 
  • Connect with the power of voice, expression, vulnerability, and being seen
  • Explore the strength of community, sisterhood, and our interconnectedness
  • Reawaken to your body’s wisdom and healing intelligence
  • Offering rituals as acts of self-love

The Movement

Enjoy two yoga classes daily, intended to inspire embodied awareness and personal expression. Each class is guided with deep intention, mindfulness and Ayurvedic principles to integrate body, mind and heart. Morning Asana is inspired by solar energy, a mindful vinyasa class unfolding conscious awareness through the dance of breath with movement. In the afternoon, we wind down the day with a lunar-inspired practice such as Restorative with Hot Stones, Aromatherapy Grounding Flow, or Yoga Nidra Sound Meditation with Himalayan Singing Bowls crafted under the Full Moon.

One can expect meditation, pranayama, breath awareness, mudra and mantra. Whether a seasoned practitioner or new yogi, instruction and modifications are given for each individual explore one’s potential. These practices are crafted with the intention to reconnect and rediscover all that you are. 

Sacred Circle

Sacred circle is an ancient tradition that lives in our bones.  Returning to circle is a supportive vessel inviting the feminine spirit, the one that is receptive, allowing, passionate, wild, and alive.  We’ll sit in conscious agreement to be vulnerable, we’ll sit in what is, we’ll sit with women in commitment to a deeper understanding of who we are and who they really are - to remember who we are together by sharing our lives and sacred hearts.

The Nourishment

Enjoy a retreat menu intentionally crafted to nourish and heal. Each meal is made with Ayurvedic principles that align with the season and the local harvest. Food is medicine and has the power to shift the vibration of our being.

Our Chef, Donica Tomko, prepares each dish with enthusiasm, intention and love. All meals are plant-based with organic ingredients that are sourced for their high quality, nutrient-dense and nourishing essence. We support our local farmers when possible. 

If you have any special dietary needs or restrictions, we can happily accommodate. 

The Spirit House Retreat Space

The Spirit House is a hilltop retreat home overlooking the magical Northern California Valley. Think cozy mornings with the fog rolling over the knolls, warm afternoons to meander the enchanting gardens, forests and open meadows. Evenings where the sunset envelopes your being and the moonrise casts a soft glow around. Without a doubt, the Spirit House is like no other sanctuary. 

Located near San Francisco yet feels like a world away - feel time stand still. Spirit House itself is cozy and welcoming with lots of natural wood and south facing passive solar windows, beautiful gardens, and perhaps the best private hot tub deck you’ve ever seen, complete with an outdoor hot and cold water shower. Experience the intentional feng shui and sacred art that lives in the house. Enjoy many quiet nooks for reading and reflection. 

Bedrooms at Spirit House are shared, with multiple beds in each bedroom. There is a large yurt–a round semi-permanent tent-like structure–on the property with a wood-burning stove - our sacred place for embodied movement, yoga, and sharing circle. There are goats and often cows in the adjacent pastures. Wildlife is generally abundant around Spirit House–including raven, deer, wild turkeys, and other animals.

Arrive ready to let the residue of daily stress dissolve. Leave with deep reconnection to your truest self. 

Your Guides

Rhea Borromeo

Rhea is a Massage Therapist/ Bodyworker for 10+ years with a private practice in Berkeley, California.  Her personal journey in deepening her relationship to self opens the awareness of the mind, body, spirit, and heart connection that are essential in restoring the body back into balance. She has found the intrinsic pleasure of self care and a new capacity to self love. Sharing her knowledge of well-being and holding space for her clients in exploring their inner landscapes to re-experience the visceral reconnection to their own bodies and its needs. Her work becomes intuitive integrating a range of massage modalities. Plant medicine and elements of the earth are used to gradually awaken and subtly energize her clients in each session.  A lover and student of life.

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Gaby Colletta 

Gaby is 500 RYT Berkeley-based Yoga Teacher and Ayurvedic Health Counselor who leads retreats, workshops and trainings worldwide. Her practice is steeped in 10 years of study, inspired by the Eastern philosophies of Tantra and Buddhism, modern psychology, the Ancient healing science of India and varying traditions of folk medicine. When not in Berkeley, she is off rock climbing, trekking or sipping tea with a stranger in a far corner of the world. 

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What’s included

  • 3 Nights Accomodation
  • Welcoming Circle
    with Heart Opening Cacao Elixer
  • Elemental Yoga Asana
    75 Minute Solar {Mindful Vinyasa} + 75 Minute Lunar {Yin, Nidra, Restorative} Sessions Daily
  • Ayurvedic Meals
    3 Nourishing Meals Daily with light snacks
  • 2 Sacred Circles
    exploring the Divine Femininity, Reawakening Connection to Shakti and Return to Love
  • Hot Stone Restorative
    Lunar Yoga Practice
  • Sound Meditation Journey
  • Workshops
    The Art of Sacred Self-Love
  • Earth Meditation
  • Hot tub
    soaks overlooking the horizon
  • Connection
    Soul-nourishing conversation, connection and community, evening campfires, golden milk and s’mores
  • Transportation
    We are happy to coordinate carpools but transportation is not included.

Available options

60 Min Massage with Rheaonly 3 left
75 Min Massage with Rheaonly 1 left

Your Organizer

Gaby Colletta
5 reviews
500 RYT + Ayurvedic Health Counselor.


This retreat was beyond anything I could have hoped for. The setting, the community, the activities we are all wonderful. Gaby's yoga instruction and leadership was exactly what was called for, Kristin was knowledgable and patient with endless questions about natural dye, and Wild Hart Ayruveda provided incredible meals four times a day. I am so grateful for the opportunity to attend. Thank you!
By Eileen R for Spring Alchemy of Earth 2021: Yoga + Ayurveda + Natural Dye Retreat on 10 Jun, 2021
Very memorable fun filled experience, with warm knowledgeable people. Workshops were informative and enriching. Great teachers! Thank you🙏
By Yulia P for Spring Alchemy of Earth 2021: Yoga + Ayurveda + Natural Dye Retreat on 10 Jun, 2021
This was a supremely well orchestrated trip led by two very kind, warm and knowledgeable facilitators, Gaby and Kristin. Each activity and space between was designed with intention. The yoga was inviting, the food was incredibly nourishing, the natural dye workshop was super cool, and the Yuba was the cherry on top - perfectly magical.
By Gabrielle S for Spring Alchemy of Earth 2021: Yoga + Ayurveda + Natural Dye Retreat on 03 Jun, 2021
Every detail of the weekend was perfect, magical, intentional, and with a desire to cultivate love and compassion. The location at the Spirit House was absolute magic. The schedule was so thoughtfully curated that it felt relaxing, full, and allowed plenty of time for rest, solitude, connection, and soaking in the environment. Gaby and Rhea are such gracious hosts and planned an incredible weekend. I have never been on a yoga retreat, but this sets the bar extremely high for any future retreats. It was everything I needed and more.
By Julia M for The Love Collective Womxn's Retreat 2020 on 17 Apr, 2020
This was one of my favorite weekends, period. I entered the space full of optimistic hopes for a beautiful, soulful, rejuvenating experience, and it still exceeded my expectations on every level. Gabby and Rhea's efforts in putting on and carrying out this retreat were extraordinary from start to finish. The number of thoughtful, intentional touches they included, therapeutic modalities they shared, and delicious nourishing meals we were served is beyond comparison with any retreat or trip I've taken. Being in one place for several days let me sink into and experience each element fully, and there was so much to relish. Between the yoga classes, group circles around a lovely alter we created, family-style meals and activities such as creating our own terrariums, there was plenty of time for soaking in the outside hot tub, hiking the nearby hills, getting a massage from Rhea's expert hands, reading tarot cards with new friends, reading and journaling, and taking personal reflection time in one of the many cozy corners inside or outside the gorgeous Spirit House home. The value I gained in terms of food and wellness wisdom, connecting with women on the issues nearest and dearest to our hearts, and finding peace and inspiration as soaked up time in this very special setting cannot be quantified, making it the best money and time I could possibly have spent on myself. If this was a monthly option I would do whatever I needed to in order to get back every time. If you are lucky enough to have the opportunity of going on a retreat led by Gabby and/or Rhea, don't walk, run to sign up!
By Tess M for The Love Collective Womxn's Retreat 2020 on 17 Mar, 2020