Well Within: An Autumn Women’s Yoga & Meditation Retreat

Woodacre, CA, United States

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Elizabeth McKinley
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10 reviews
Sep 4 - 6, 2020
Group size: 1 - 13
Well Within: An Autumn Women’s Yoga & Meditation Retreat
Woodacre, CA, United States

Elizabeth McKinley
  • Email address verified
10 reviews

$600
Deposit: $200
Sep 4 - 6, 2020
Group size: 1 - 13

About this trip

This Labor Day Weekend, join a community of vibrant women for nourishing meditation and 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 . Gather in sisterhood and emerge into the season ahead with steadiness and balance. 


The yoga:

This Labor Day weekend, take a pause from busy-ness and join a group of vibrant women in sharing 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 accessible 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 and tuning into internal landscape, 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 are 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. The shared rooms in the main house offer plenty of natural light, and the yurt where we’ll gather for yoga and meditation is simple and comforting. 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 after enjoying some stargazing. The space itself at Spirit House 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

+ accessible flow yoga with Elizabeth McKinley


+ guided meditation


+ yoga nidra


+ 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 4th and end at noon on Sunday, September 6th.


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 1st, 2020, a refund will be granted less the $200 non-refundable deposit. After August 1st, no refund will be granted. Payment is due in full by August 1st, 2020. If not paid in full by August 1st, your placement may be forfeited. 

Available Packages

Shared Triple/Quad Room
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Private bed in room shared with two or three other women with shared bathroom


Use code EARLYBIRD for $50 discount before July 1, 2020

$600
Deposit: $200
Double Room
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Private bed in room shared with one other woman with shared bathroom


Use code EARLYBIRD for $50 discount before July 1, 2020

$660
Deposit: $200
$600
Deposit: $200

Shared Triple/Quad Room

Itinerary

The Well Within
Sample Daily Schedule

8:00am tea, coffee, snacks

9:00am yoga & guided meditation

10:45am brunch

12:00pm nutrition workshop

1:00pm free time

4:00pm tea, coffee, snacks

4:30pm yoga nidra

6:00pm dinner 

7:15pm sound healing

Your Organizer


EM
Elizabeth McKinley
10 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 weekend at the Spirit House was incredible. Elizabeth organized the best itinerary between group time, yoga time and alone time. She is an incredible, yoga instructor who is sweet, kind, gentle, non-judgmental and really there to assist in whatever you need. There was a great balance of planned activities vs flexibility that I appreciated. The food was outstanding and it was great to have the chefs at our disposal to ask questions to. I loved the setting, the wonderful group of women, the accommodations, activities on site (hot tub, walking trails, goats!) and most of all, re-setting and getting away. My only complaint was that it was too short! I can't wait for the next one :-)
This was a soul nurturing weekend in a beautiful setting. Elizabeth led the retreat with a compassionate, welcoming and lovely spirit. The food was nourishing and delicious, the sound healing a deeply relaxing experience, and a walk through the labyrinth was one of the highlights of the trip. I will carry this retreat in my heart, thank you to everyone who made it so special.
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!
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