with Sally Mitchell (Yoga Teacher, Massage Therapist and Integrative Health Coach)
We love customizing a unique and fun schedule of activities for your specific group. This could include a 1-day event or a multi-day event with overnight stays and meals.
Activities may include yoga, meditation or mindfulness for stress reduction, helping you to connect with nature, yourself and your friends or colleagues; hiking or trail running and learning the natural ChiWalking or ChiRunning techniques for pain-free walking and running; learning more about mindfulness or wellness during a wellness talk; and enjoying a nourishing lunch and wine tasting at a stunning winery in Sonoma, just one hour drive north of San Francisco!
An example schedule for a 1-day event is included below. We will work with you to design and create a unique experience that fits in your group's plans, meets your goals and allows you to enjoy a fun day of movement, wellness and wine in Sonoma wine country! Contact us to learn more and discuss planning your custom event.
Begin your day with some outdoor sun salutations and a gentle vinyasa flow yoga class, surrounded by stunning vineyards, available for all levels. The Yoga class will consist of creative flowing sequences, linking movements with the breath, moving your body through both yin and yang postures. Incorporating breathing, physical postures and meditation, you will experience a safe and nurturing practice, leaving you feeling relaxed yet energized. Options will be provided for varying abilities. Guided meditation and/or breathing practices may be taught instead of yoga.
Welcome, introductions, gratitude or wellness talk about mindfuless for stress reduction, nutrition, mindful and conscious living.
Experience nature at its best with a beautiful 3 mile hike through Bartholomew State Park, with stunning views and a lake at the top, or a hike amongst the vineyards at Madrone Estate Winery. The trails are medium level terrain, available for all levels. Proper walking or hiking shoes are recommended.
At the start of the hike, Sally can lead a short ChiWalking/ChiRunning talk and demonstration, teaching natural and pain-free walking and running technique, reducing impact and injury, to allow us to walk or run more efficiently and faster with less effort.
Hosted by the winery, you will taste a selection of their delicious wines, and enjoy a plate of nourishing food pairings or lunch.
Chair massage sessions may be offered during the wine tasting and lunch.
"Thanks again for your continuing energy and passion in these amazing 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 Sally's retreats!" ~ Judy
Client Testimonial: "What a great retreat, Sally! Many, many thanks for all the creative energy and attention to detail that you put into making such a great experience, and for bringing together such a fabulous group of people. Looking forward to crossing paths again!" ~Sara
We partner with multiple wineries in Sonoma Valley, within a few miles of the Sonoma plaza. Our favorites are Bartholomew Park Winery and Madrone Estate Winery. We also partner with local hotels and restaurants to create a unique experience for your group.
Sally Mitchell, RYT 200 Hour Yoga Teacher, Certified Massage Therapist, ChiRunning/ChiWalking Instructor, Integrative Nutrition Health Coach
Sally had a dream a few years ago about teaching yoga outdoors in nature, amongst the beautiful vineyards in Sonoma county, and taking people away from their busy and often stressful lives into this serene and stunning location, allowing them to relax, rejuvenate, and reflect.
This dream soon became reality as Sally moved to Sonoma, after 15 years of city living in New York City and San Francisco. She is so grateful to have the opportunity to inspire and lead 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 working with you and your group for a unique and fun yoga, wellness and wine tasting event!CONTACT US FOR MORE INFO