Well Within: A Women’s Yoga & Meditation Retreat

Woodacre, CA, United States

EM
Elizabeth McKinley
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8 reviews
Sep 13 - 15, 2019
Group size: 1 - 13
Well Within: A Women’s Yoga & Meditation Retreat
Woodacre, CA, United States

Elizabeth McKinley
  • Email address verified
8 reviews

$475
Deposit: $200
Sep 13 - 15, 2019
Group size: 1 - 13

About this trip

This September, celebrate the full harvest moon on retreat in community with vibrant women and nourishing yoga practices. Spend three days and two nights exploring your internal reserves and recharging at Spirit House, a private oasis in the hills just north of San Francisco. Embody your gifts of the divine feminine and emerge into the season ahead with steadiness and balance. 


The yoga:

Mornings will begin with hatha flow yoga and meditation. Afternoon practices of yin yoga and yoga nidra will shift us into modes of openness and receptivity. Evenings, we’ll be guided through sound immersion by Minna Sivola of Harmoniaalto, allowing space for deep relaxation and energetic harmony. Aligning with rhythms of nature, fueled by the full moon and spaciousness, our yoga practices will clear space for inner clarity.


The food:

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.


The space:

Spirit House is just thirty minutes from busy San Francisco, yet it shines with natural beauty and serenity. We will gather in the yurt for yoga and meditation, 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 outdoor hot tub or unwind in the sauna and then drift to sleep in your cozy room after enjoying some moon-gazing. The space itself at Spirit Rock is nurturing, and we’ll have it all to ourselves.

 

This September, commit to your well-being, honor your heart’s desire, find your place among a community of radiant women at Spirit House. All self-identified women ready for a weekend of community and yoga are welcome to join us. So come as you are, honor your well within. 

What’s included

+ hatha flow yoga with Elizabeth McKinley


+ yin yoga with Elizabeth


+ guided meditation


+ 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


+ two nights of beautiful lodging


+ use of the hot tub and sauna


+ use of the hiking trails

Not included

+ transportation to and from retreat center

Getting There

Spirit House is a private retreat house located in Woodacre, CA, just thirty minutes north of San Francisco. Exact address will be provided to guests upon registration.

Before You Go

The retreat will begin at 5:00pm on Friday, September 13th and end at noon on Sunday, September 15th.


No alcohol, drugs, or smoking are permitted on retreat grounds. 


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 August 13th, 2019, a refund will be granted less the $200 non-refundable deposit. After August 13th, no refund will be granted. Payment is due in full by August 13th, 2019. If not paid in full by August 13th, your placement may be forfeited. 

Available Packages

Quad Room - Early Bird
Available until Jul 01, 2019only 1 left

Room shared with three other women with shared bathroom

Price increases to $525 after July 1st, 2019

$475
Deposit: $200
Triple Room - Early Bird
Available until Jul 01, 2019only 1 left

Room shared with two other women with shared bathroom

Price increases to $600 after July 1st, 2019

$550
Deposit: $200
Double Room - Early Bird
Available until Jul 01, 2019Sold Out

Room shared with one other women with shared bathroom

Price increases to $650 after July 1st, 2019

$600
Deposit: $200
Single Room - Early Bird
Available until Jul 01, 2019Sold Out

Private room with shared bathroom

Price increases to $750 after July 1st, 2019

$700
Deposit: $200
Triple Room
Available until Sep 06, 2019Sold Out

Room shared with two other women with shared bathroom

$600
Deposit: $200
Quad Room
Available until Sep 06, 2019Sold Out
$525
Deposit: $200
$475
Deposit: $200

Quad Room - Early Bird

Itinerary

The Well Within
Sample Daily Schedule

8:00am tea, coffee, snacks

9:00am hatha flow yoga & guided meditation

10:45am brunch

12:00pm nutrition workshop

1:00pm free time

4:00pm tea, coffee, snacks

4:30pm yin yoga & yoga nidra

6:00pm dinner 

7:15pm sound healing

Your Organizer


EM
Elizabeth McKinley
8 reviews
Hi! I'm Elizabeth, a Registered Yoga Teacher and Certified Yoga Therapist at home in the Bay Area. I am passionate about exploring the intersections of physical, mental, and emotional health. My teachings emphasize a strong body-mind-spirit connection and incorporate the traditions of Hatha, Restorative, Yin, and Therapeutic Yoga. Through yogic practices I will guide you to recognize and build upon your inherent wholeness. If I'm not practicing or teaching yoga, you can find me leading mental health groups or soaking up mother nature's wisdom through hiking, biking, climbing, or just being still.

Reviews

This was very restorative in every way. The food was heavenly and Elizabeth's beautiful energy and teaching were just as nourishing. Will definitely do a Well Within retreat again!
LS
An amazing experience that I will always hold dear in my heart!
This was a fantastic retreat! The location is beautiful, secluded and full of vistas and winding nature trails. The balance between activities and free time is perfect and Elizabeth is a gifted instructor. The food is spectacular and healthy. I would highly recommend this trip to anyone looking to spend a few days focusing on their health and well being. I left feeling refreshed and relaxed with a sense of peace and inner strength!
I love taking yoga classes with Elizabeth ! She is very aware of where I am at emotionally and physically and she will adjust her asanas accordingly. Always options, always checking in with oneself. I very much like that she introduces mudras and breathing practices. She is solid, earthy, and a very great person !
MS
What a beautiful experience! Yoga with intention, beautiful and tasty food, all in a quiet forest environment. Elizabeth is a compassionate, true teacher, able to deeply connect with students. The retreat was a gift in all aspects!
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