Open to Spring’s abundance with nourishing yoga practices in community with vibrant women. Spend four days and three nights exploring your internal reserves and recharging at Spirit House, a private oasis in the hills just north of San Francisco. Release the season of darkness, embody your gifts, and emerge into Spring with steadiness and balance.
Mornings will begin with hatha flow yoga and meditation led by Elizabeth. Afternoons will offer space for solo time, hiking, one-on-one healing sessions, or connecting with other women. Late afternoon practices of therapeutic and yin yoga will shift us into modes of openness and receptivity. Evenings, we’ll be guided through sound immersion by Minna Sivola of Harmiaalto, which promotes deep relaxation and energetic harmony. Drift to sleep in your cozy room in the beautiful Spirit House after a soak in the hot tub, a sauna, or some stargazing. Aligning with rhythms of nature, our yoga practices will clear space for inner clarity.
All our practices will be supported by high quality, delicious food. All meals, prepared with love by Rachael Gorgestani, founder of The Cupboard, emphasize pure, healthy ingredients prepared to optimize digestion and enjoyment. Rachael’s organic, vegetarian, and gluten-free meals will be accommodated to support special dietary needs, and she will also lead us through a cooking class, offering recipes and tips to support seasonal health.
Our retreat space, Spirit House, is just thirty minutes from busy San Francisco, yet it shines with natural beauty and peacefulness. We will gather in the yurt for yoga and sound healing sessions, and the lodging in the main house is sweet and cozy, with lots of natural light. During free time, hike the miles of fire trails right out the door or walk the labyrinth. Soak in the spectacular view in the hot tub or detox in the sauna. The space itself at Spirit Rock is nurturing, and we’ll have it all to ourselves.
Commit to your well-being, honor your heart’s desire, find your place among a community of radiant women at Spirit House. Shed the old, open to the fresh energy of Spring, join us and honor your well within.
+ daily hatha flow yoga with Elizabeth McKinley
+ daily therapeutic or yin yoga with Elizabeth
+ daily meditation
+ daily group sound healing sessions with Minna Sivola
+ group ritual and subtle energy practices
+ organic, vegetarian, gluten free, seasonal meals and snacks by Rachael Gorjestani
+ nutrition/cooking workshop
+ three nights of beautiful and spacious lodging
+ use of the hot tub and sauna
+ use of the hiking trails
+ transportation to and from retreat center
+ optional bodywork (additional cost)
The retreat will begin at 5:00pm on Thursday, March 14th and end at noon on Sunday, October 14th.
Cancellation policy: I am honored to have you join this special retreat. If for any reason you have to cancel your trip, I want to work with you. If canceling before February 14th, 2019, a refund will be granted less the $500 non-refundable deposit. After February 14th, no refund will be granted. Payment is due in full by February 14th, 2019. If not paid in full by February 14th, your placement may be forfeited.
Room shared with three other women with shared bathroom
Price increases to $700 after January 5th, 2019
Room shared with two other women with shared bathroom
Price increases to $800 after January 5th, 2019
Room shared with one other women with shared bathroom
Price increases to $900 after January 5th, 2019
Private room with shared bathroom
Price increases to $1045 after January 5th, 2019
8:00am tea, coffee, snacks
9:00am hatha flow yoga & guided meditation
12:00pm nutrition workshop
1:00pm free time
3:45pm tea, coffee, snacks
4:30pm therapeutic/yin yoga
7:15pm sound healing