Fall Equinox Yoga Retreat California 2017 | Body Flows
Fall Equinox Yoga Retreat in Wine Country
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Fall Equinox Yoga Retreat with Hiking and Wine Tasting!
Mayacamas Ranch, Sonoma, California
September 22 - 24, 2017 (Cost: from $625)
with Sally Mitchell (Yoga Teacher, Massage Therapist and Integrative Health Coach)

Celebrate the Fall Equinox and find more balance in your life as we move into the Fall season with yoga, meditation, wellness and wine tasting retreat at the luxurious Mayacamas Ranch in Sonoma wine country. Nourish your body, mind and soul with a weekend of yoga, nature, hiking, homemade and handcrafted meals made with local, organic and seasonal produce, and delicious Sonoma wines. Connect with yourself and others and enjoy a mini vacation with some downtime by the outdoor pool overlooking the Mayacamas mountains, or visiting beautiful surrounding wine country.

The equinox is a time of balance, with equal hours of day and night, light and dark. It's a perfect time to let go of the past and of the winter season and set positive intentions for the new Fall season, through guided meditations and inner reflection, opening yourself up to new possibilities and creations.

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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. 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.

All levels are welcome and encouraged. We look forward to meeting you!

"I can't recommend this retreat enough! Sally is a wonderful host and yoga teacher. The pace of the retreat was just enough so that you felt like there was enough to do, but you had just as much time to relax and take in the beauty of Mayacamas Ranch. Wine tasting as the end of each night was the perfect way to end the day and get to know the rest of the group. Wonderful experience." - Tena, Aug 2016





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Highlights

  • 4 yoga classes with guided meditations
  • Fall Equinox meditation and reflection
  • 2 nights accommodation (linens and towels provided, shared or private room)
  • 6 nourishing meals (vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free, dairy-free options available)
  • 2 evenings wine tasting, hosted by local winery on Saturday evening
  • Led morning hike on nature trails
  • Opening and closing circles
  • Outdoor pool and hot tub
  • Scenic hiking trails and surrounding nature
  • Free time to explore, relax and soak in the pool and hot tub
  • Massage or Reiki sessions may be booked during your free time for additional cost

Not Included

  • Onsite massages during the retreat (additional cost)
  • Transport and travel coordination to and from the retreat
  • Advice on hotels and local tours before or after the retreat dates (additional cost)

"This trip was exactly what I needed! Restorative, Energizing, and Spiritual. Sally is wonderful! I would definitely go back to Mayacamas Ranch, the team is friendly, the land is gorgeous and the food was outstanding!" - Sabrina, Aug 2016

Location

Mayacamas Ranch, 3975 Mountain Home Ranch Road, Calistoga, CA 94515

The retreat will be held at the luxury and secluded Mayacamas Ranch in Sonoma county, just 1.5 hours drive north of San Francisco and surrounded by spectacular 360 degree views.

Mayacamas Ranch is one of Northern California's premier retreat centers. The ranch provides an awe-inspiring, natural setting for a retreat, making it an ideal place to renew, reflect and connect. We look forward to sharing the beauty and peacefulness of this stunning ranch with you.

"The place is just gorgeous. We had a lovely time having our team build over the past couple days, the perfect place for a large group. Everyone wondered how I found the place. Yes, a hidden little gem for sure!" ~ Satisfied Customer of Mayacamas Ranch

The closest airports are Sonoma County Airport (30 mins drive), San Francisco (SFO), Oakland (OAK) and Sacramento (SMF) Airports. SFO, OAK and SMF are approximately 2 hours drive from the retreat center. If you do not wish to rent a car, airport bus schedules from SFO and OAK to Sonoma county can be found here. The nearest bus station to get off at is Petaluma or Sonoma County Airport, 30-40 mins taxi or Uber to/from Mayacamas Ranch. Coordination of transport to/from the retreat is not included. Driving directions will be provided a few weeks prior to arrival.

Your Leader

Sally Mitchell, RYT 200 Hour Yoga Teacher, Certified Massage Therapist, ChiRunning and ChiWalking Instructor, Integrative Nutrition Health Coach
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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.

Tentative Schedule

Friday
  • 4pm Arrivals
  • 5pm Yoga and Fall Equinox Meditation
  • 6.30pm Dinner
  • 7.30pm Opening Circle
  • 8.30pm Wine Tasting (selection of our favorite Sonoma wines)
Saturday
  • 7am Yoga and Meditation
  • 8.30am Breakfast
  • 10am Led Hike
  • 12.30pm Lunch
  • Free time (massage, pool, relax)
  • 5.15pm Yin Yoga and Yoga Nidra
  • 6.30pm Dinner
  • 7.30pm Wine Tasting (hosted by local winery)
Sunday
  • 7am Breakfast
  • 9am Yoga and Meditation
  • 10.30am Closing Circle
  • 11.30am Brunch
  • 12.30pm Departures

What To Bring

Comfortable and loose fitting clothes for yoga and hiking, hiking or walking shoes, water bottle, flashlight, bathing suit for pool and hot tub, sun lotion and sun hat, warm and waterproof jacket or sweater for cool or wet weather.

Note: yoga mats, blocks, blankets, straps and bolsters will be provided, although 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.

Accommodations

All rooms at Mayacamas are beautiful and luxurious, with 100% organic beds and linens. Each room has a private bathroom and its own temperature control system for your comfort. Shampoo, conditioner, body wash and hair dryers are provided. Shared or private rooms are available.

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Cost and Sign Up

All prices are per person.

All participants must be 21 or over.

A $200 deposit is required to secure your spot or you may pay in full. The balance will be charged 4 months prior to the retreat. If the retreat is less than 4 months from the date of registration, the full amount is required.

Shared rooms are female-only unless you are signing up with a friend or as part of a couple and sharing the room.

Use Discount Code FRIEND5 at checkout for a 5% discount if you sign up with a friend or partner.

Use Discount Code GROUP10 at checkout for a 10% discount if you sign up as part of a group of 10 people.

Mention your friend or group's name on the registration form.

  • $645 per person - Shared Room, shared bathrooms (2 or 4 beds)
  • $695 per person - Shared Room, private bathroom (2 beds)
  • $995 per person - Private Room, shared bathrooms
  • $1,095 per person - Private Room, private bathroom

Read our client testimonials and feedback.

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We look forward to meeting you and sharing this wonderful weekend journey of yoga, wellness and wine with you!

Please email us with questions: sally@bodyflows.com

Namaste,

Sally

"Yoga is the journey of the self, through the self, to the self." ~ The Bhagavad Gita

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