Yoga & Meditation Escape Weekend Retreat

Soquel, CA, United States

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Jerry Givens
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Apr 20 - 22, 2018
Group size: 8-17
Yoga & Meditation Escape Weekend Retreat
Soquel, CA, United States

Jerry Givens
  • Email address verified
  • LinkedIn verified
3 reviews

$515
Deposit: $200
Apr 20 - 22, 2018
Group size: 8-17

About this trip

This Spring, escape with Jerry Givens for a weekend of yoga, meditation, and rejuvenation at the Land of Medicine Buddha. Located on 108 acres deep within the lush redwoods of the Santa Cruz mountains, this healing space will help ground your energy and guide you to your calm and steady center. While here, you will be nourished by healthy vegetarian meals, guided meditations, yoga classes, yoga nidra sessions, light hiking, and plenty of time to both rest and explore. Spa services are also available for optional additional self-care. Set your worries aside and escape into yourSelf for this magical weekend!


What to bring:

1. Yoga Mat

2. Props that you may need (blocks, bolster, strap, sweat towel)

3. Shoes for Hiking/walking (we're in the woods, plan accordingly)

4. Water bottle

5. Journal, if you'd like

6. Bathing suit (for the sauna)

Included

- Yoga Practices

- Guided Meditations

- Yoga Nidra Sessions

- Delicious Vegetarian Meals

- Lodging (Shared, Double, or Single Rooms)

- Free time to explore, relax, and renew

- Miles of hiking trails 

- Sauna

Not Included

- Transportation to LMB (carpooling encouraged)

- Spa services

About Land of Medicine Buddha

Land of Medicine Buddha is an environmentally conscious meditation and retreat center. Their campus is located on 108 acres of coastal foothills and stands adjacent to 10,000 acres of redwood forest preserved by the State of California. They are tucked away from the bustle of local beach towns, yet easy to reach. 


The most important guideline there is mindfulness – We ask all guests to be mindful of their actions of body and speech and to be aware that other people share this space, the toilets, the dining room etc. To help facilitate mindfulness we ask that people coming to Land of Medicine Buddha observe these five precepts:

1. No killing (this includes all insects)

2. No lying

3. No stealing (borrowing without asking permission)

4. No sexual misconduct (any sexual activity that will cause suffering to another being)

5. No intoxicants (includes alcohol, drugs and smoking cigarettes)

Cancelation Policy

CANCELATION POLICY.  Registrants who cancel 90+ days from the departure date will receive a 100% refund minus the non-refundable deposit. Registrants who cancel between 30-89 days of the departure date will receive a 50% refund minus the non-refundable deposit. Registrants who cancel between 0-29 days of the departure date will receive no refund of any kind. 

Available Packages

Shared Room (3-5 ppl)

Shared: 3-5 people in one room with a shared bathroom

*price is per person

$515
Deposit: $200
Double Room (2 ppl)

Double: Two people in one room with a shared bathroom

*price is per person

$625
Deposit: $200
After 12/31/17 - Single Room

Single: One-person private room with private bathroom

$655
Deposit: $200
EARLYBIRD - Shared Room (3-5 people)

Shared: 3-5 people in one room with a shared bathroom - Save $20 by signing up by 12/31/17

*price is per person

Available until Jan 7th
$495
Deposit: $200
EARLYBIRD - Double Room (2 people)

Double: Two people in one room with a shared bathroom - Save $30 by signing up by 12/31/17

*price is per person

Available until Jan 7th
$595
Deposit: $200
EARLYBIRD - Single Room

Single: One-person private room with private bathroom - Save $30 by signing up by 12/31/17

Available until Jan 7th
$625
Deposit: $200
$515
Deposit: $200

Shared Room (3-5 ppl)
Past Trip

Itinerary

Day 1
Arrival

Arrival - 4-6pm | Feel free to arrive between 4-6pm to settle in and explore the land

Dinner - 6pm

Session 1 - 7-9pm | Our first session will include an opening circle, light physical practice, and yoga nidra.

Your Organizer


JG
Jerry Givens
3 reviews
Jerry Givens is a 500-hour certified teacher of Tantric Hatha Yoga and Meditation. He began practicing in 2006 and has been teaching since 2008. His teachings focus on balancing energy in the body through the scientific sequencing of postures and breath work. Jerry has studied primarily under the guidance of ParaYoga Senior Teacher Karina Ayn Mirsky, and has attended lectures, seminars, workshops and retreats with Pandit Rajmani Tigunait, Yogarupa Rod Stryker, Kathryn Templeton, AYS, Kathy Ornish, Luna Ray, and Ravi Singh.

Reviews

This retreat was wonderful! Plenty to do and very relaxing. Jerry was a great facilitator and leader who was always upbeat. As a Yoga novice I was very grateful that he cued all movements. Can't wait for the next escape weekend!
CL
Had a blissful weekend. We enjoyed great food, hiked, learned important information about meditation, stillness, and practiced Yoga Nidra a lot (something I was new to).
This was my first yoga retreat and I wasn't sure what to expect. I had not met Jerry before, but he came highly recommended. I had an AMAZING time, such a peaceful experience, great opportunity to center and focus on what's really important. Not to mention a beautiful venue and yummy HEALTHY food!