Weekend Yoga Retreat

Calistoga, CA, United States

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12 reviews
Feb 24 - 26, 2017
Group size: 15-42
Weekend Yoga Retreat
Calistoga, CA, United States

12 reviews

$550
Deposit: $250
Feb 24 - 26, 2017
Group size: 15-42

About this trip

Join the senior teaching faculty formerly from NYC's OM Yoga Center for a weekend of deep yoga designed to wake your body and calm your soul. Christie, Margi, and Sarah teach breath centered yoga that is alignment based and philosophy rich. With three teachers present you are sure to get personal attention and ideas for any modifications you need for your practice. All levels of yoga experience are welcome to join us for this exciting reunion.


Margi Young: www.margiyoung.com

Sarah Trelease:  www.sarahtrelease.com

Christie Clark: www.nowyogany.com/teachers


Specifics for the weekend:


After checking in to Mayacamas around 4pm on Friday we will delve into a calming welcome practice to begin retreating. This will be followed by our first delicious healthy meal, with veggies plucked from the organic garden. All dietary restrictions will be honored.


Saturday will begin with meditation and pranayama (breath work) followed by a continental breakfast and then an active yoga practice. After lunch there will be ample time to hang out in the gorgeous jacuzzi, swim in the salt-water pool, take a hike, canoe on the lake, play horseshoe, croquet, read or nap! For those of you who wish to do an intense physical practice, there will be an early afternoon intermediate/advanced class. Late afternoon we will come together for a soothing restorative class followed by dinner and a campfire.


On Sunday after practice the retreat will culminate with a 12pm brunch. Everything is optional, and you will be encouraged to do what you need to restore and refresh yourself.


Room choices & prices:


Mayacamas Ranch has guest units and cottages situated in various buildings on the property. All beds at Mayacamas have 100% organic mattress and sheets. Each unit has its own temperature control system for your comfort.


Quad: $500 (sold out as of 9/28/16)

Dorm: $550 (double room with bathroom across the hall)

Double: $650 (If you are coming alone and want a dorm or double room, we will pair you with a like minded roommate)

Single: $900 


Meals & snacks:


Coffee and tea will be available every morning starting at 6:30am. Mayacamas serves fresh and local food, even some from the garden outside of the yoga studio. Here are some sample menus:


Breakfast

Fresh squeezed orange juice

Fresh seasonal fruit

Organic hard boiled eggs

Homemade granola with milk, soy milk, or almond milk

Organic yogurt

Toasting station: sliced breads, gluten free bread, butter & Jam


Lunch

Nicoise salad with hard boiled eggs, kalamata olives, baby potatoes, green beans, fresh tomatoes, and herb vinaigrette

Grilled vegetables

Mixed wild rice

Fresh baked rolls

Homemade cookies 


Dinner

Spinach salad with red & golden beets, goat cheese, and balsamic dressing

Homemade corn chowder

Baked wild salmon on a bed of quinoa

Grilled asparagus

Fresh baked bread

Berry crisp



What’s included

-Two nights lodging

-All meals (excluding alcohol)

-Unlimited tea & coffee

-Yoga instruction

-All related taxes and fees

Not included

-Transportation to the ranch

-WIne (you can bring your own!)

Before You Go

Location


Mayacamas Ranch is located at 3975 Mountain Home Ranch Road in Calistoga, CA 94515. Your GPS should work but in case you need directions, click here. Once you park in the designated guest parking, make your way to the "check in" and there you will receive information on your accommodations. 


Please consider putting an outgoing messages on your email and phone so that you can unplug. For emergencies, you can have your people call Mayacamas at 707-494-2770. If this is not possible, we understand…but I can assure you your retreat will be a deeper experience if you are able to let go of your exterior responsibilities for the 44 hours we are together!


Packing 


Mats will be supplied, as well as other props, but if you tend to get cold, perhaps throw in a blanket to snuggle with in savasana. Also, there are towels for the pool as well as in the room as well as EO shampoo and conditioner so no need to pack those. A suggested packing list includes:


-Yoga clothes

-Slip on shoes to get from room to studio to pool to nap

-Walking shoes if you are inclined to hike- there is a beautiful loop from the property

-Sunscreen and a hat- it is going to be beautiful and sunny if all goes as we envision

-Swim suit

-Medications and toiletries

-Sweatshirt or shawl

-Comfy clothes for meals…you are welcome to wear your yoga clothes or fancy yourself up

Available options

Upgrade from quad room ($500) to double room ($650)Sold Out
$150
Upgrade from quad room ($500) to single room ($900)Sold Out
$400
Upgrade from dorm ($550) to double room ($650)5 left
$100
Upgrade from dorm ($550) to single room ($900)only 1 left
$350

Who’s Going


  • JG
    Joan Gelfand
    Margi - can you send me Christine's e mail - i'm thinking of making a plan to go up with her. thx
    Feb. 06, 2017
  • SZ
    Sabrina Zimmerman
    I wait every year for this trip! I'm so excited!!
    Feb. 13, 2017

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Reviews

JK
An idyllic mountain retreat and the best possible people to experience the focus, calm and gentle self care of a weekend retreat.
By Jemima Kiss for Weekend Yoga Retreat on Mar. 16, 2017
KN
It was a peace-inducing, transformationally apt kind of surprise weekend wherein I met a rogue's gallery of kind and beautiful strangers riding some Good Ship toward true breath being helmed by three of the most sagacious and badass Jedi yogis leading us over the plains of being human in this world through the dust storms of sorrow, confusion or despair and right into the Rebellion of our most luminous True Selves -- all via some damn yoga! I was nervous about going alone to a weekend with observed 'silent mornings' and unknown bunk mates and I was so pleasantly and thoroughly surprised at what a genuine, gentle and impactful time I had. Truly beautiful and entirely 'contents may have shifted during shipping' kind of weekend. The classes were perfectly balanced and clear and accessible, the instruction was fun and clear and useful. The gathering was very special. Thank you so much to everyone there- and deepest bow to Margi, Sarah and Christie for putting yourselves together with us and sharing your knowledge and talents. It is a gift to have met you all. xoxox
By Kahlilah Nelson for Weekend Yoga Retreat on Mar. 12, 2017
Warm, fun, educational, well rounded, healing. Lovely teachers who are at the top of their game.
By renee colby for Weekend Yoga Retreat on Mar. 08, 2017
What an incredible treat to be taught by three of the top yoga teachers in the country! Margi, Sarah and Christie are incredibly thoughtful, diligent, careful instructors and the retreat was wonderful! Gorgeous setting and nutritious, tasty food, too!
By Nicole Kwan for Weekend Yoga Retreat on Mar. 08, 2017
LS
This trip was the perfect mix of relaxation, fun, reflection and physical rejuvenation. Margi, Sarah and Christie created a thoughtful schedule that made it feel like there was plenty of time for all the above. I did a lot of yoga, took a hike, meditated on nature, enjoyed the hot tub, talked with the other yogis, got a Thai yoga massage, and even got some reading in. After the retreat, I noticed the few days off (and possibly the silent nights and mornings) had broken what I only realized in retrospect was a growing internet addiction. It was amazing how refreshed just from going to this oasis only a short distance from the Bay Area. Also, I have to thank the Mayacamas staff for making the meals I needed given that I'm dealing with some medical issues and have to eat a restricted diet. I'm definitely going back next year -- absolutely loved this retreat.
By Laura Shin for Weekend Yoga Retreat on Mar. 07, 2017
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