Winter Wonderland Yoga Retreat - Dec 2017

Wilbur Hot Springs, California

Sally Mitchell
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Dec 15 - 17, 2017
Group size: 15 - 45
Winter Wonderland Yoga Retreat - Dec 2017
Wilbur Hot Springs, California

Sally Mitchell
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1 review

Dec 15 - 17, 2017
Group size: 15 - 45

About this trip

Recharge, rejuvenate and take some well deserved time away from your busy life as you embrace this weekend journey of natural healing mineral hot springs, daily yoga and meditation, hiking, nourishing and local food by Keri Keifer and deliciously healing biodynamic wines from Beaver Creek Winery. Located at Wilbur Hot Springs, just 2-3 hours drive north of San Francisco, our retreat will provide you with the perfect balance of activities to connect mind, body and soul, and allow you to completely relax.

The end of the year is a perfect time to reflect on the year and set some intentions for the new year through guided meditations and creative visioning. Drawing on the energy of the mountains, we'll tap into our creative potential and open ourselves up to new possibilities.

Soak in the natural and healing hot mineral springs, nourish your body, connect with your self and nature, deepen your yoga and meditation practice, relax and rejuvenate, and meet other like-minded female yogis! All levels are welcome and encouraged.

The yoga classes will be a blend of Hatha and Vinyasa Flow, linking movement with the breath, moving your body through both power and restorative poses, available for all levels and abilities. The classes will be theme-based, creative and balanced and will incorporate pranayama (breathing), strengthening, stretching, detoxing, energizing, and meditation. You will experience a safe and nurturing practice, leaving you feeling relaxed yet energized. We will practice on a beautiful outdoor covered yoga deck, close to nature.

We look forward to meeting you!

"Wilbur Hot Springs is a magical place. It washes away stress as it soothes the soul." - Testimonial

What’s included

  • 4 yoga classes by Sally Mitchell
  • 2 nights accommodation (shared or private rooms available)
  • 6 delicious and nourishing homemade meals by Keri Keifer (vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free, dairy-free options available)
  • 1 evening of local biodynamic wine tasting by Beaver Creek Winery
  • 1 group hike in nature
  • Natural mineral hot springs
  • Scenic hiking trails
  • Free time to explore and relax

Not included

  • Transport to and from the retreat and coordination of car pooling.
  • Travel Insurance (we strongly suggest purchasing travel insurance)
  • Onsite massages. Massages are 75 minutes for $135 and provided by onsite Wilbur Hot Springs massage therapists. We recommend booking an appointment in advance by calling the Wilbur reservation line at 530-473-2306 between 10am and 8pm 7 days per week, within 2 weeks prior to the retreat. There is a 24 hour cancellation policy for all massages.


This retreat will be held at the natural and serene Wilbur Hot Springs in Northern California, just 2 hours drive north of San Francisco, in the heart of an 1800-acre nature preserve. The healing and naturally occuring mineral waters and beautiful land at Wilbur Hot Springs offer a unique opportunity to slow down, quiet the mind, reflect and reconnect with nature and your deeper self.

"In All the World, No Waters like These"

The rare and unique configuration of minerals in the hot springs water sets Wilbur apart from all other hot spring resorts and spas in Northern California. Experience these therapeutic waters that heal the body and soothe the soul!

  • Four hot spring flumes with temperatures ranging from 98-109 degrees
  • Dry cedar sauna
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Plenty of outdoor deck space for lounging and sunning
  • Daylight hiking and biking access to a private 1,800-acre nature preserve with miles of trails
  • Unique features include the Fountain of Life Geyser, Medicine Wheel, Wishing Tree, and Memorial Wind Chime Park
  • Outdoor ramada with picnic area and ping pong table
  • Large outdoor yoga deck/meditation area
  • Massage cabins with skilled massage providers offering 75-minute massages

Note: The baths at Wilbur Hot Springs are 'clothing optional'. Although this is a women's yoga retreat, our group will not have exclusive use of the resort so there will be members of the public using the baths and on property during our stay. We will have our own private dining room, outdoor deck and kitchen.

Wilbur's nature preserve includes peaceful valleys, panoramic ridges, and open meadows. Connect with nature through hiking, running, mountain biking, bird-watching and incredible stargazing at night.

There is no phone service and no wifi at Wilbur Hot Springs. Embrace this time to decompress and detox from all technology!

Wilbur's geothermal water contains three ounces of dissolved minerals per gallon and is entirely undiluted, untreated, and unheated, which is rare in North America. The average temperatures are 98, 105 and 109 degrees Fahrenheit. The minerals in the waters have positive therapeutic effects on skin diseases, asthma, neuralgia, arteriosclerosis, rheumatism and shoulder, neck, and wrist pains, pain relief, and depression, as well as detoxifying and mucolytic effects. The minerals present are sulfure, silica, metaboric acid and the most unique element of the geothermal water is lithium, which promotes a deeper state of relaxation.

"The blissful, calming, and cleansing qualities of the pure water, the beauty of the land, and the Zen link feeling of the place truly makes Wilbur heaven on earth." ~ Satisfied Customer of Wilbur Hot Springs

The closest airports are Sacramento (SMF) 1.5 hours drive, Sonoma County Airport (STS) 2 hours drive, San Francisco (SFO) and Oakland (OAK), both 2.5 hours. Transport to/from the retreat is not included. Driving directions will be provided prior to arrival.


Sally is passionate about teaching and healing to share with others the practices that have helped her to heal her own body and discover a path of transformation and greater self awareness.

Growing up in Scotland, Sally has been an athlete since childhood, always loving movement and fascinated by the human body and the mind. She is so grateful to have the opportunity to inspire and coach others to become healthier and happier and awaken to their inner desires and purpose, through the gifts of yoga, meditation, mindful movement, massage and energy healing. She looks forward to meeting you!

Read more about Sally on her website.

Before You Go

What To Bring

Yoga mat (or you may use one of the mats at the retreat center), optional blanket or bolster, comfortable and loose fitting clothes for yoga and hiking, water bottle, flashlight, bathing suit for baths ('clothing optional' at the baths), towels for baths and room, optional bath robe and flip flops, sun lotion and hat for sun protection, warm and waterproof jacket or sweater for cool or wet weather

Manduka yoga mats, blocks and straps will be available for use. You may bring your own if you wish.

Note: Dogs and other pets are not permitted. The only animals that are allowed are certified service animals, accompanied by a person with a disability.


Shared or Private rooms are available.

All showers are at the bath house. Soap and shampoo is provided. Please bring your own towels.

Wilbur is completely off-grid and generates its own electricity through solar power and back-up generators. To help conserve energy, please leave all electrical appliances, including hair dryers, at home. There are no power outlets in the rooms. If you have any special needs that require access to an electrical outlet, please let us know in advance.

Cabin: Private cabins feature one queen bed and half bath. The cabins may be single occupancy or double occupancy if you wish to share a bed. There is one cabin with one queen bed, one pull out sofa bed and half bath, for the option of triple occupancy. The pull-out sofa is in a separate room from the double bed, although they share a half bath.

Solar Lodge Private Room: Each room features a full-size bed on the ground floor, and an additional full or twin-size bed in a sleeping loft, which is accessible by ladder. Shared bathrooms with sink and toilet in the lodge. Comfortable for 2 people as double occupancy or 3 people as triple occupancy if 2 people share the full sized bed.

Solar Lodge Bunk Room: The bunk room features five comfortable single beds, 2 upper bunks, 2 lower bunks and 1 single bed in a semi-private sleeping loft accessible by ladder. Sheets, cased pillows and blankets are provided. If you would like extra bedding such as a sleeping bag or comforter, please bring your own. Shared bathrooms with sink and toilet in the lodge.

Available Packages

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Past Trip


Day 1
Day 1
  • 3pm Arrivals (check in from 3pm)
  • 5pm Yoga
  • 6pm Opening Circle
  • 6.30pm Wine Tasting
  • 7pm Dinner
  • 8pm Baths, Sunset, Stargazing

Your Organizer

Sally Mitchell
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Sally Mitchell is the founder of Body Flows Yoga Retreats, leading yoga and wellness retreats in stunning locations around the world. Most well known for her monthly Yoga, Hiking & Wine Tasting retreats for all levels in Sonoma, California Wine Country, Sally is passionate about teaching and sharing with others the practices that have helped her to heal her own body and discover a path of transformation and greater self awareness. She loves to inspire others to become healthier and happier through the gifts of yoga, meditation, reflection and connection. As a 200 Hr RYT Yoga Teacher, Massage Therapist, Integrative Health Coach, Reiki Practitioner and ChiRunning/ChiWalking Instructor, Sally is grateful to blend these practices and teachings to create unique, meaningful and fun weekend retreat experiences for everyone.


this was an amazing trip with a fun yoga instructor and a great group of women. I would do another body flows yoga retreat anytime