Yoga Retreats California 2019 | Women's Yoga and Hot Springs | Body Flows
Yoga, Hot Springs & Wine Tasting
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Spring Equinox Women's Weekend Yoga Retreat
Yoga, Hot Springs & Wine Tasting!
At Wilbur Hot Springs, California
March 22-24, 2019
with Sally Mitchell (Yoga Teacher, Massage Therapist and Integrative Health Coach)

Spring into Spring and find more balance in your life at our Spring Equinox yoga, meditation, hot springs and wine tasting retreat at the gorgeous Wilbur Hot Springs, Northern California. Nourish your body, mind and soul with a weekend of yoga, nature, hiking, hot springs, homemade cuisine made with local, organic and seasonal produce, and delicious organic, biodynamic wines from Beaver Creek Winery.

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 Spring season, through guided meditations and inner reflection, opening yourself up to new possibilities and creations.

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.

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 mostly 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. There will be one Yin class during the retreat. 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

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Client Testimonial: "Thanks again for your continuing energy and passion in these amazing weekend retreats. I have been to 4 of Sally's yoga retreats and each one has been amazing! The people I have met, the beautiful outdoor surroundings, the rejuvenating yoga, the delicious nutritious food geared to every level of dietary needs, and lastly, Sally's unwavering enthusiasm and passionate attention to make sure each and every detail is attended to. Highly recommend her retreats as an antidote to the busy, chaotic lives we all must periodically inhabit. Thanks Sally, and keep up the good work!" ~ Judy

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.





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Highlights

  • 4 yoga classes with guided meditations by Sally Mitchell
  • Spring Equinox meditation
  • 2 nights accommodation (shared or private rooms available)
  • 6 delicious and nourishing homemade meals (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.

"Sally's Yoga retreats are truly a "reset" experience for us Yoginis who live very busy, stressful and active lives. Sally creates a very inspirational atmosphere, both physically with the locations she chooses AND supportive of any level of Yoga practice; spiritually, and offers a lovely sense of needed community and genuine guidance and caring. She is one of a kind. ~ Kathy, March 2017

Location

Wilbur Hot Springs, 3375 Wilbur Springs Road, Wilbur Springs, CA 95987

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.

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, healing 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.

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 March 22nd
  • 3pm Arrivals (check in from 3pm)
  • 5pm Vinyasa Yoga & Spring Equinox Meditation
  • 6.30pm Opening Circle
  • 7pm Wine Tasting
  • 7.15pm Dinner
  • 8.30pm Baths, Sunset, Stargazing
Saturday March 23rd
  • 7am Coffee/Tea/Snacks
  • 8am Vinyasa Yoga & Guided Meditation
  • 10am Breakfast
  • 11.15am Group Hike to geyser, wishing tree, wind chimes
  • 1.30pm Lunch
  • Free Time (soak, relax, meditate, massage, hike)
  • 5pm Yin Yoga and Yoga Nidra
  • 6.30pm Wine Tasting by Beaver Creek Vineyards
  • 7.15pm Dinner
Sunday March 24th
  • 7am Coffee/Tea/Snacks
  • 8am Vinyasa Yoga & Guided Meditation
  • 10am Breakfast
  • 10.30am Check out of room
  • 11am Yoga in Daily Life Talk/Discussion
  • 12pm Closing Circle
  • 12.30pm Lunch
  • Free Time (soak, relax, meditate, massage, hike)
  • 5pm Departures

What To Bring

Yoga mat (or you may use one of the mats at the retreat center), optional bolster (blankets, blocks and straps will be provided), comfortable and loose fitting clothes for yoga and hiking, water bottle, flashlight, optional bathing suit for baths ('clothing optional' at the baths), towels for baths and shower, 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, blankets 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.

Accommodations

Shared or Private rooms are available.

All showers are at the bath house, and shared. 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 applicances, 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.

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Cost and Sign Up

All prices are per person.

This is a women-only retreat.

All participants must be 21 or over.

A $200 deposit is required to secure your spot or you may pay in full. The balance is due 2 months prior to the retreat. You will be notified a few days prior to the balance due date, with a link to make payment online. If the retreat is less than 2 months from the date of registration, the full amount is required.

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

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

  • $745 per person - Solar Lodge double or triple occupancy (1 full bed and 1 twin bed in loft) with shared bathrooms
  • $795 per person - Private cabin with 1 queen bed, double occupancy, with half bath
  • $925 per person - Private cabin with 1 queen bed, single occupancy, with half bath

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We look forward to meeting you!

Please contact us with any questions via our Contact page.

Namaste,

Sally

 

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