Yoga and Heartsong :: Soulful Nature Camp for Women

Nevada City, CA 95959, USA

OY
41 reviews
Oct 18 - 20, 2024
Group size: 1 - 20
Yoga and Heartsong :: Soulful Nature Camp for Women
Nevada City, CA 95959, USA

41 reviews

Oct 18 - 20, 2024
Group size: 1 - 20

About this trip

You belong here. 

You being nourished matters. 

You tending your beautiful body, mind and soul is a gift to you, and to everyone in your life. 


We invite you to join us to reconnect to nature and source, to your innate creativity, beauty, and peace, waiting to be re-birthed in each season. And to reconnect to the wild and unexplainable magic of gathering in soul space with women to sing, move, celebrate, grieve, and honor this precious life. 


Have you read the Red Tent? Women have been retreating together since Biblical times. With time each month to rest, break from busyness of our daily lives and all we hold, and come home to be held by the earth and each other. We believe every woman deserves the time to reconnect to source, to the  flow of life force moving through us, to express that in our own unique way. The world needs us in our authentic expression more than ever. 


This retreat is a time to refresh, renew, and to soften. Old grooves and patterns (we will be off-grid). To move in new and familiar ways, to receive guidance and inspiration from us, your guides, and from each other. To rewild our souls in nature. How we inhabit our bodies, express our voice, and align our actions with what matters to us.. these are ways we engage with our creativity every day, and what we will have time to reconnect to during this retreat.


More about us, and this retreat: Kayla Diana and me, Julianne Aiello, are teaming up to share our collective gifts, and bring you a nourishing weekend of intentional restoration, inspiration, and easeful creative expression.


Daily Itinerary:

We will begin each day with silent mornings and meditation at 8am.


The retreat center is immersed in an absolutely stunning property of redwoods, with sweet clearings for sunshine, a spa deck and central gathering place, and just 5 minutes from the Yuba, where you can soak in the cleansing river vibes. You will have time in the morning and throughout the day to lounge and enjoy the spa deck.


8:30am We will then move into a movement practice, including yoga, chi gong, and mindful strength (barre inspired) and each morning practice will include chanting, and playing with the voice and the body, yes! 


10:30am - We will enjoy seasonal, beautiful, tasty meals for a simple breakfast, brunch, snack and dinner. 


Afternoon - Nature play, make art (we will have supplies), hang by the river. 


3:30pm - In the afternoons we will explore signing workshops, tools, techniques, and play together! 


6pm - In the evenings we will come into a brief ceremony before dinner, to offer gratitude and reflection, and enjoy dinner together. 


7pm - After dinner we will sing some more, around the fire, and bask in the beauty of our voices harmonizing to songs from around the world. You are welcome to bring songs to share with the group.


RETREAT PILLARS

Soulful Nature Camp for women of all ages to come play, rejuvenate and celebrate being alive.


- An INTIMATE group, many returners who value this time and space we create. Many momas and women of all ages, and many different backgrounds and life paths. 

- NATURE HOME: at home with nature in this glorious space.

- EXQUISITE DESIGN: Absolutely gorgeous practice spaces, gathering spaces, lounge spaces, sleeping spaces. 

- SOUND: morning time for silence, time for literally the most gorgeous music in your ears of women singing together.

- CONSCIOUS LEADERSHIP: Julie and Kayla are devoted to living in alignment with ourselves, in harmony with the earth and each other. We are committed to practices that help us know peace, and inspire us to meet our edge of expansion and expression, for the liberation, freedom and joy of all beings.

- SEASONAL, INTENTIONAL DESIGN: Nourishing gourmet meals. Time to 

- CEREMONY: Every aspect of the weekend designed to be a ceremony where you can land again and again in the present moment, meet yourself as you are, honor this precious life, and fill your cup with inspiration and beauty.

"A bird doesn't sing because it has an answer, it sings because it has a song." - Maya Angelou 

Come sing with us. We are so looking forward to this time together. 

OPTION FOR 3 NIGHT RETREAT:  This retreat is set up for 2 nights currently. If you would like to join for 3 nights, there will be an option as we get closer to join us on Thursday evening. It will be approximately $250 additional for the extra night and meals.

About the Property:

Eudaimonia is an ancient Greek word (εúδαιμονία) that points to that which brings human beings a deep and true sense of happiness and well-being: the actualization of our inner potential and highest purpose - our individual and collective soul flourishing. 


Eudaimonia is a private, enchanted wellness sanctuary on 16 acres of sacred land - the ancestral homelands of the Nisenan Tribe - in Nevada City, California. Perched above the majestic emerald waters of the Yuba River on the edge of the Tahoe National Forest in the Sierra Mountains, Eudaimonia offers an eco-chic setting for reconnection, relaxation, healing, and transformation. 

More Details..

- I've held many retreats over the years, and the coming together of kind-hearted, creative people has resulted in so many beautiful friendships and circles of friends. If you are looking for more community, this may be perfect for you. 

- All meals will be plant-based, gluten and dairy free. Meat and dairy options will be available at some meals. 

- If you don't have a car, there will be a spreadsheet where you can ask for a ride. I can't guarantee a ride will be available, and at the same time, we've never had someone book and not be able to find a ride. 

- This includes lodging, 6 meals and snacks, all classes, and our coordination of this experience to make it really special for you!!   


Bonus -- I have heard many times over that people make really wonderful friends on retreats. Wonderful groups come together, and if you're looking to build community, it's here/ we're here for you. 

Retreat Outline

We are currently setting this up as a weekend long retreat.

If you are able to take an extra day off and you want to join us early, you are welcome to join us on Thursday night for an additional rate. 


Friday 

12pm: Meet for a hike and dip in the river! (pack a lunch)

3-4pm: Arrive to property

4:30pm: Welcome Ceremony and Slow Flow - stretch and restore. 

6:30pm: Dinner

Evening campfire + song circle


Saturday 

Quiet mornings until 8am. Coffee, Tea + light breakfast available

8-8:30am: Guided Meditation

8:30am - 10am: Soulful Strength, Barre Inspired class

10:30am: Brunch

Afternoon - Hang at the beach by the river


4pm - Song Workshop

6:30pm - Dinner

Evening campfire and song circle


Sunday

8-8:30am: Guided Meditation

8:30am - 10am: Bhakti Yoga. Strong, stretchy, uplifting flow.

10:30am: Brunch

12pm - Closing Circle and More songs!


Available Packages

Shared Bunk Room
only 3 left

This is a big 16 ft. Canvas tent with 4 cozy bunk beds.


You will have a twin size bottom or top bunk, and a cozy blanket and pillow. You only need to bring sheets. When you sign up, please indicate your preference of a bottom or top bunk. If you're curious about what's still available, please reach out. We will only fill the space to 6 people, so it feels spacious.


There is a wash station and composting toilet next to the bunk tent. For bathing and restrooms during the day, the main wash house is available to everyone with several showers, hot tub, cold plunge, restrooms, etc.


Note on booking: the deposit for your room is non-refundable.  Final payment is due 45 days before trip begins. I run small, high-impact retreats and simply need to ensure I am supported to make this possible for all who join. Travel insurance is also available to you and recommended in case of unforseen circumstances. Thank you for understanding!

$725
Deposit: $300
Tent Camping
only 3 left

Bring your own tent and camping gear, and camp in one of the magical spots setup throughout the property.


There is a wash station and composting toilet next to the bunk tent. For bathing and restrooms during the day, the main wash house is available to everyone with several showers, hot tub, cold plunge, restrooms, etc.


Note on booking: the deposit for your room is non-refundable.  Final payment is due 45 days before trip begins. I run small, high-impact retreats and simply need to ensure I am supported to make this possible for all who join. Travel insurance is also available to you and recommended in case of unforseen circumstances. Thank you for understanding!

$725
Deposit: $375
Belle Tent Camping - Shared
4 left

Camp out in this big, luxurious tent already set up for you! Just bring your own sleeping bag and pad. There are 2 Belle tents. You can book on your own, and we will pair you with someone awesome, or you can book with a friend.


There is a wash station and composting toilet next to the bunk tent. For bathing and restrooms during the day, the main wash house is available to everyone with several showers, hot tub, cold plunge, restrooms, etc.


Note on booking: the deposit for your room is non-refundable.  Final payment is due 45 days before trip begins. I run small, high-impact retreats and simply need to ensure I am supported to make this possible for all who join. Travel insurance is also available to you and recommended in case of unforseen circumstances. Thank you for understanding!

$725
Deposit: $350
Yurt - King Shared
Sold Out

Furnished with 1 KING bed, bedside table, lights, electrical outlets, heaters, fans, and air purifiers. 


This space is close to the main wash house which is available to everyone with several showers, hot tub, cold plunge, restrooms, etc.


Note on booking: the deposit for your room is non-refundable.  Final payment is due 45 days before trip begins. I run small, high-impact retreats and simply need to ensure I am supported to make this possible for all who join. Travel insurance is also available to you and recommended in case of unforseen circumstances. Thank you for understanding!

$1,000
Deposit: $500
Yurt - Queen Single
Available until October 17, 2024only 2 left

Furnished with 1 KING bed, bedside table, lights, electrical outlets, heaters, fans, and air purifiers. 


This space is close to the main wash house which is available to everyone with several showers, hot tub, cold plunge, restrooms, etc.


Note on booking: the deposit for your room is non-refundable.  Final payment is due 45 days before trip begins. I run small, high-impact retreats and simply need to ensure I am supported to make this possible for all who join. Travel insurance is also available to you and recommended in case of unforseen circumstances. Thank you for understanding!

$1,200
Deposit: $600


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OY
Outdoor Yoga Retreats
41 reviews
I draw on the contemplative traditions of reiki, meditation, yoga, nutrition, positive psychology and integrative wellness to address the entire human experience - physical, mental, emotional and spiritual. I teach a steady, strong and spirited vinyasa class. Classes are thoughtfully designed to the seasons and time of day. You can expect to chant, sweat, feel your heart come alive and learn new elements of yoga philosophy in each class. I also love teaching restorative yoga and yoga nidra in late afternoons and evenings on retreat.

Reviews

I had wonderful, soulful time!! Highly recommend
By Kristina S for Yoga and Heartsong :: Soulful Nature Camp for Women on Jun 18, 2024
MF
This was a more beautiful experience than I ever could have imagined! Thank you Julie and Kirin for creating such a wonderful atmosphere. I met a lot of amazing women here. The yoga classes and other programming were excellent all week.
By Magdalena F for Soulful Yoga Retreat from Women on Feb 22, 2024
A fabulous experience—Julie and Kirin did such a good job creating a safe space for us to feel rejuvenated and connected to ourselves and each other. There was a good mix of standard yoga flow classes with other uplifting and empowering experiences including a pose lab, yoga nidra and hypnotherapy, and an introduction to the practice of somatics. The retreat center environment was stunning—we saw macaws every day and ate delicious, healthy food for every meal. I can’t recommend this experience highly enough and I hope to be able to return again next year!
By Makenna M for Soulful Yoga Retreat from Women on Feb 19, 2024
It was wonderful! Fabulous yoga instructors/leader and great group of people. The resort was divine and Costa Rica was magnificent! Thank-you thank-you for a restful recharge.
By Cheryl M for Soulful Yoga Retreat from Women on Feb 19, 2024
SD
I have been involved with Outdoor Yoga SF for around five years, attending local yoga classes at the beach and have now joined for two international retreats. Both in Costa Rica and both have been amazingly refreshing and rejuvenating. Even these words do not really do justice to how my body, mind and soul feel after spending time with only women and in such beautiful lush scenery. The Outdoor Yoga community is so special and attracts people of all backgrounds and various personalities all of whom value nurturing and nourishing our bodies and souls. The founder Julie and teacher extraordinaire Kirin make the retreat experience unique and special! My favorite parts of the retreat have been the level and mix of yoga and other exercises such as Barre or partner yoga, dance, reiki and background/education on foundational yoga poses. There are always opportunities to learn more such as with a somatic overview, tapping or hypnotherapy. My favorite part about these retreats is that there is no pressure for joining every single thing offered, but usually I want to go to everything! I am already over scheduled in my regular life that I don't want to feel that way on vacation. I honestly don't have a lot of feeback on ways to make these retreats better because Julie has already made them so special and will continue to eb and flow with new and fun opportunities. The food was great and healthy and the amount of exercise feels really good and a privilege. I will also say, when you travel you cannot guarantee anything and sometimes there may be issues; Julie is a strong advocate for her retreat members and will support you if there are any issues at all. The excursions offered were also a nice perk to this experience. Last year I rode a horse on the beach and on a hike to a waterfall and repelled down the waterfall; it was EPIC! Riding the horse through the fields with parrots and toucans all around felt very magical! The music and singing/chanting was also one of my favorite things about this space! The music is soothing and inspirational. Thank you so much Julie and Kirin for this abundant opportunity! I look forward to more <3 
By Susie D for Soulful Yoga Retreat from Women on Feb 18, 2024
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Julieanne and Kirin's retreats are the perfect blend of soul food style movement, downtempo relaxation time in a gorgeous environment, friendship, delicious healthy food and fun. I can not provide a higher endorsement for a trip with these women and feel so lucky to have experienced multiple yoga vacations. Honestly, the most relaxing, deeply nourishing and low stress trips of my life. If you are reading this.....just book the damn trip. You will not be disappointed.
By Chelsea B on 21 Feb, 2023
I recently returned from an incredible 7 day retreat at the wonderful Blue Osa in Costa Rica, hosted by Julie and Kirin. The community formed in a week amongst 15 women, ranging in age from 23-73, without expectation, and trusting something was there for all of us, was truly magical and something I have never experienced. Julie and Kirin created a safe space for us to share our grief, tender spots, goals and vulnerability. This retreat was long overdue for me, as a mom of two young girls, it truly was one of the best experiences of my life. The retreat gave me the space to be held in nature, by new friends, through delicious healthy meals and most importantly fill my cup first so I can give back to my family and those around me. Julie and Kirin are authentic, loving and inspiring in their own unique way, it was truly a gift to be able to practice alongside them and a group of beautiful women. I highly recommend any retreat with Julie and Kirin as it will change your life forever!
By Kirsten F on 08 Feb, 2023
Since returning from Kauai, I have felt a sense of retreat throughout my days. Peace and serenity weave through my day, easing the stress from work and everyday tasks. I am motivated and inspired to continue what I have learned on the retreat and bring it into my daily life. This retreat showed me what it was like to take care of myself and ultimately how that will help me to take care of those around me. From eating healthy meals, to practicing yoga regularly, to calming my mind and practicing kind observations. A huge thank you to Julie for her care and support during the retreat. It was a treat being able to spend this time with her guiding our group. She was prepared and had lots of information and goodies to share, yet was flexible and open to changing the itinerary based on the needs of the group and the weather. Her knowledge of yoga, the island, cooking, and many other great things kept us inspired and in awe. I would recommend a retreat with Julie to anyone with a curious mind, an open heart, and anyone who wants to truly relax and retreat in a healthy and rejuvenating way.
By Hannah E on 30 Sep, 2018
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