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Body Flows Retreat Testimonials

We are so grateful to continually receive positive feedback and gratitude from our yoga retreat attendees. Our heart opens every time we realize the positive transformation and impact our retreats have on people's health, well being and their lives in general. Many of our clients have attended multiple Body Flows yoga retreats, as they enjoy coming back for more relaxation, connection and a wonderful community. Namaste and much love and gratitude, from Body Flows.

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"I would HIGHLY recommend this retreat to ANYONE looking to really treat themselves to amazing self-care through heart felt connections with nature, other yogis, nourishing & delicious food, guided meditations and fantastic yoga classes. YOU DESERVE IT!" - Sandra H, June 2024

"The Hawaii Island Retreat with Body Flows was an amazing experience. Sally is an intuitive and mindful teacher who meets us where we are and gently challenges us forward. The setting was magical. Aloha vibes. I feel blessed to have had the opportunity to practice yoga with Sally on this sacred land." - Ann T, May 2024

"Sally’s excursions are fabulous! This was our second retreat with her. She is great and looking forward to our next one." - Chris M, May 2024

"Had THE BEST time at the Hawaii retreat. Loved every minute of it!." - Elizabeth F, May 2024

"My experience with the Sedona Body Flows Yoga & Hiking Retreat with Sally Mithcell was amazing and magical! I was looking for a "yoga immersion" program out of my zip code and I got that and SO much more. Sally was so thorough in her planning that all of our needs were met. I didn't have to think about anything each morning except which yoga/hiking clothes to wear! The food for all 3 meals, daily, was delicious, nutritious & beautifully presented. I felt so well cared for and loved. The view out of our bedroom door was spectacular!!! I had to pinch myself each morning when I woke up to be sure it was real! The yoga, guided meditations and hiking experiences were just what I needed. Sally is an amazing guide/teacher and she seemed to really connect with the energy of our group and adjusted her input to meet our needs. I could write forever about my experiences in Sedona with Sally!!! I can't stop looking at the pictures and thinking about it! Needless to say, I am forever changed by my time out was magical!" - Pam W, April 2024

"A+++ Sally is an extraordinary Soul with a beautiful natural ability to create a safe, comfortable, conducive space for personal growth. My experience was amazing. Sally attended to all of my needs from booking to checkout. The retreat was well organized, educational, inspirational, and exciting. Our daily hikes, yoga sessions, meals, and accommodations were flawless. Thank you Body Flows for an incredible adventure. I hope to join another one of your international retreats in the near future. With love and light." - Paola G, April 2024

"A much needed respite from the demands of everyday life. I felt rejuvenated, empowered and rested at this wonderful yoga retreat. Sally is a great yoga instructor and retreat leader. She thinks of everything. None of the yoga classes were repeats so we did different poses each class. The logistics were handled very professionally. She took care in setting up transportation to and from the hikes and the schedule wasn’t too demanding. We had personal time in between activities and you weren’t pressured to do all the activities. The opening and closing circles were a wonderful way to connect with the other participants. The meals were all healthy and plentiful. This was a much needed retreat experience and I will be coming back to more of her wonderful locations." - Lisa S, April 2024

"Sally is a fabulous facilitator and leader. She is skilled in Yoga and meditation, she is gentle and sensitive. Regardless of your skill sets, she meets you were you are. If you enjoy the outdoors, if you want to experience a few days of peace and the opportunity to rejuvenate, if you want to take some time for yourself, or if you want to communicate with friends (both old and new) a Body Flows retreat is perfect." - Ethel C, April 2024

"This was my third Sedona retreat with Sally and you can't go wrong joining Sally's Sedona Yoga and Hiking retreat. It has everything - a good group of people who come together from all over to join in having a wonderful four-day experience rejuvenating our hearts, minds and spirits. The retreat is well-organized by Sally, who takes care of all the nutritious and delicious food, travel to and from 4 terrific hikes, and leads 7 rejuvenating yoga sessions. The Vinyasa flow sessions are energizing, the yin yoga calming and relaxing, and the meditations centering. Not to be missed." - Tony H, October 2023

"We love Body Flows yoga retreats. We've been to Sonoma and Sedona and love Sally's instruction in yoga and guided meditation. Sally provides a sense of community and friendship with all the yogis. We will definitely sign up for another. 🧘🏻‍♀️" - Kim and Andy B, October 2023

"This retreat was incredible in so many different ways. I LOVED the yoga classes, hiking and guided meditations. Sally was organized, kind, knowledgeable, and full of positive energy. She did a great job of offering yoga modifications for all the different levels attending. The food was very clean, delicious and nourishing. I really enjoyed the variety of activities (hiking, spa time, meditations, etc.). Sally fosters an open and positive vibe for the weekend and I left feeling so relaxed and joyful. I highly recommend this retreat and I'm so looking forward to another soon!" - Lisa B, September 2023

"I loved it all! Sally, you do a great job of organizing, leading, inspiring, helping attendees learn about themselves and one another. It was a perfect balance of organized activity and free time. The food was healthy and delicious icing on the cake of yoga retreat happiness! Thank you!" - Deanna B, September 2023

"The Sonoma Retreat with Body FLows was a slow paced peaceful Retreat. Beautiful historic property, cozy accommodations, delicious meals, wonderful and informative wine tasting, fantastic yoga classes with modifications for all levels. Hiking, swimming and fabulous massages. All topped off with guided meditation and essential oils. A must for all! My husband and I enjoyed every moment and will attend this Retreat again." - Debbie T, August 2023

"A very beautiful weekend retreat. The flow of activities was the perfect balance of relaxation and planned activities that Sally expertly and mindfully led. 🦋" - Janine R, July 2023

"Sally provides a safe environment to share vulnerabilities while providing her expertise in yoga to help move energy and get the chakras balanced. The hiking was beautiful and so nice to be out in nature and exercise. The food was delicious and nutritious. I really felt supported and loved meeting new friends. It was the perfect rejuvenating experience." - Lisa H, July 2023

"This was my 2nd Body Flows experience and surely won't be my last. Sally is a fantastic yoga instructor and a beautiful person inside and out. My daughter and best friend and her daughters had such a wonderful weekend. One we will remember forever. The facility/cabins and the Sonoma location were beautiful, the food was fabulous and even the weather cooperated and provided the warmest weather of the season to date. The logistics were clearly defined, and everything was as described. I haven't done yoga in 6 years however am now very excited about incorporating a 'practice' into my life. Thank you for helping to instill this amazing art for the body and soul." - Sandra C, June 2023

"I participated in the Body Flows retreat in Manitou Springs, CO this past May. My friend and I are both busy working moms and we wanted a trip that was relaxing and refreshing. Since we both like yoga, we decided to go for it. This retreat exceeded our expectations in every way. Our lodging was beautiful, very clean, and comfortable. Sally's yoga & meditation classes left us feeling rejuvenated physically and mentally. Our private chef made us healthy, flavorful meals that were very enjoyable. Our group got along very well and had many laughs together. I truly cannot say enough good things about this trip and the memories we made. I can't wait to book another one of Sally's retreats. Thanks for everything!" - Dominique S, May 2023

"My Body Flows retreat in Sedona was amazing! One of the best vacations ever. The people, places and things were absolutely amazing. Sally is such a great leader, organizer and yoga teacher. All the yoga sessions were wonderful. I felt so relaxed, and in touch with myself. Great retreat! I want to do another soon! " - Chris M, April 2023

"What a fabulous Yoga Retreat in Sedona with Body Flows. Daily Yoga and Meditation with Hiking the beautiful vortex’s. A perfect balance of active, yet peaceful weekend. Sally is a phenomenal teacher guiding all levels through each class with a kind heart, love and light. Thank you Sally for such a beautiful experience!" - Debbie T, April 2023

"I would highly recommend Body Flows retreat to anyone who is looking for a yoga and hiking experience. This was my first retreat and I am looking forward to doing another with Sally Mitchell. I am 69 years old and her teaching practice not only pushed me further than I thought I could go, but brought the mind and body experience to a new level for me. It was so refreshing to be with other like minded people who were on the retreat for the same reason and socializing at night was alot of friends from all over the country. Thank you Sally for one of the best trips I have ever taken!" - Jeannine S, April 2023

"The Body Flows Retreat in Sedona was a great combo of yoga, hiking, and downtime. All the meals provided were delicious, which made it even easier to relax. Sally took care of everything and is such a kind and welcoming person. I would definitely go again or attend another Body Flows retreat." - Andrea H, April 2023

"The Body Flows Retreat in Sedona was incredible. Sally is a wonderful yoga teacher who embodies what she teaches. A perfect retreat to get connected and inspired. Thank you Sally for a wonderful experience. 🙏 ❤️" - Jennifer C, April 2023

"Thank you Sally for hosting such a wonderful retreat. The property is such a special place. The yoga classes were appropriate for all abilities. The food was plentiful and healthy, with just as tasty options for vegan/vegetarian/gluten fee diets. I also appreciated the openness of the attendees sharing experiences whether they came in groups or solo. Looking forward to coming back next year!" - Diana J, March 2023

"What a beautiful retreat and experience. Sally did such an amazing job of organizing all the various activities. The yoga, mindfulness exercise, hiking was perfect and stress free. You could do as much or as little as you wanted. The food was delicious and fresh (farm to table). The property was perfect - a beautiful sanctuary for yoga and meditation. My Cabin was cozy, clean and comfortable. Overall an amazing experience." - Charu S, March 2023

"I just returned from the retreat in Sonoma. Everything about the weekend was perfection. I am a beginner at Yoga, and Sally guides the classes and poses in a non judgemental way, and perfect for everyone's abilities. The location was so beautiful, and the food was delicious. We took at great hike, as well. This is the perfect thing to do alone, or with friends/ family. I can't wait to come back!" - Elizabeth W, November 2022

"I cannot say enough good things about this Sedona yoga-hiking-meditative retreat. Sally is a gem - knowledgeable, caring, helpful, friendly, funny and a wonderful teacher. This group experience was one of the best group experiences I've ever had (and I've been part of many groups). The yoga and hiking were both challenging, but very doable, and left me feeling wonderfully fit in body, mind and spirit. The setting of the retreat was gorgeous with top-notch facilities and friendly, helpful staff. I highly recommend Sally's retreat, and will definitely be back for more." - Tony H, October 2022

"The whole experience was more than I expected. It was a perfect blend of activities. Sally is a wonderful yoga teacher, positive, informative, fun 🤩 and led classes for all levels with ease. Sedona holds a special place in my heart now! The hikes were gorgeous. Our group was large and yet we easily connected with each other throughout the retreat.." - Jennifer W, October 2022

"This retreat was so wonderful I didn't want it to end! The wonderful flow in the yoga classes, soul soothing meditation, fantastic hiking amongst the mind blowing red rock formations, delicious food for every meal, and the most lovely of companions made this trip a dream of a retreat." - Joan M, October 2022

"This is was one of the most amazing experiences of my life. It was my first yoga retreat and outside my comfort zone but was a total blast, as I knew it would be. I haven’t felt that relaxed in who knows how long. I felt challenged physically but able to meet my own appropriate edge without any pressure to push further. The group of people was amazing and everyone was vulnerable with each other. The experience of coming together with like minded strangers and sharing experiences together is a community aspect I didn’t realize I was missing so acutely. The space was gorgeous, food was fantastic, massages so luxurious, and the yoga just what I needed! Definitely will be coming back." - Alexa G, July 2022

"I loved participating in this retreat and would encourage anyone to attend. Sally has clear passion for sharing yoga with others and she does a great job of making the sessions accessible while encouraging growth. I appreciated her calm energy and welcoming spirit. It was a true joy to spend the weekend practicing yoga, connecting with nature, and sharing the experience with such a lovely community." - Lee Ann G, June 2022

"Sally is an excellent instructor. Clear and succinct. you can easily stay in your flow and follow her directions. Plenty of alternates for more/less strenuous poses. Everyone in the class worked to their best abilities. Relaxing weekend full of comraderie and time for contemplation." - Sharon K, June 2022

"This retreat is the absolute best and surpassed my expectations! It was thoughtfully organized and seamlessly executed. Sally, our yoga/meditation guru was exceptional. She is very knowledgeable and guided our sessions with purpose and intentions of positivity, gratitude, and healing. The food was high quality and delicious, accommodations were very comfortable, and the surroundings were perfect for destressing and reconnection. I can't wait to plan my next retreat!" - Annie P, May 2022

"Oh, what a remarkable weekend! First, Sally imbues the energy of hopefulness and calm. We went further into our spiritual practice with challenging yoga and deeper breaths. The campus/ranch was lush and filled with birdsong. The food was fresh, colorful, and tasty. The women who came were all, to a person, gracious, interesting, curious, and welcoming. We were and ARE inspired to deepen our mediation and yoga practice. We intend to return to the yoga retreat in January. Sally, thank you for choregraphing this retreat. Namaste." - Mariah B, May 2022

"The retreat exceeded all my expectations. The ranch grounds are lovely and appropriately Zen-like and the cabin interiors are rustic chic and clean. All of our meals were delicious and abundant. Sally and each of her yoga sessions were just outstanding! I can’t say enough about her! She is just a fabulous instructor! I loved her guided mediations. I probably had the best massage ever which was extra special! I plan to book again for the January 2023 retreat. I am already looking forward to it! Namaste!" - Suzanne S, May 2022

"Sally’s retreats are wonderful chances for self care, learning and meeting like minded people. I have attended two of her retreats and I will definitely attend more. I loved all of the yoga classes and the food was wonderful. The ChiRunning instruction by Sally was fantastic. I have been steadily working on the ChiRunning principles and I am finding that I truly am running more effortlessly!" - Cari P, April 2022

"I've been an avid distance runner for many years and have found mixing yoga into my routine has been really helpful at both enhancing my workouts and reducing injuries. Sally has designed an incredible weekend that not only combines her great yoga classes and beautiful trail runs but has added Chi Running. If you've already tried Chi Running you've seen the increase in speed from combining lower energy and a lower impact form into your running. This weekend is a great refresher and combines everything beautifully. If you haven't tried Chi Running, you're in for a treat. Don't miss this weekend!" - Simon B, April 2022

"Sally's retreat was AMAZING! I could not have asked for anything better! It was in a gorgeous place with kind and loving people, delicious food, and just the right balance of lessons and free time. I am inspired to take several of the practices back with me and integrate them into my daily life. It reminded me that practicing inner peace through meditation is what will allow me to find calm and safety within myself and stop looking for it outside myself. Sally is a wonderful teacher who really cares about what she is teaching. It was fun to meet the other participants, we became a mini family over just a weekend. I will definitely go back to this retreat and want to go to all her various locations. Truly an incredible and rejuvenating experience. I highly, highly recommend this retreat, you will not be disappointed." - Andrea B, April 2022

"Everything about this Retreat is First Class! Loved the yoga classes, the hiking and the food. I felt like Sally was really taking care of all of us. Relaxing and just enjoying the other yoginis was a treat. I would highly recommend it." - Jeni N, April 2022

"This was my first yoga and hiking retreat. I was extremely lucky to have found Sally and Body Flows from an internet search. With no prior knowledge of her retreats, I just decided to go for it. Boy, am I glad I did! It was a most unique and wonderful experience! From the accommodations, meals, schedule, transportation, and, of course, to Sally's thoughtful leadership and instruction, everything ran smoothly and intentionally, which left my mind free to be in the moment and make the most of this self-care time. I loved it!" - Rebecca R, April 2022

"If you are looking for a nurturing place to begin your journey of self discovery, connection and yoga, Body Flows is the perfect opportunity. I was able to focus on myself and make new connections with like minded people. Sally was very supportive the whole time, her knowledge of yoga and helpful adjustments and modifications were welcomed. I will definitely book another Body Flows yoga retreat in the future. Thanks Sally!" - Ana B, March 2022

"If you’re looking for a loving and peaceful environment where you can truly be yourself, and vulnerable without judgement, book your next retreat here. I went alone and found exactly what I needed. Sally was great. I loved her years of knowledge and experience. Her voice is calming and vibe was just what I was looking for. The food was excellent and the property was amazing. I will definitely be back!" - Adrienne F, March 2022

"Excellent in every way! Fun, calming, great yoga, food was amazing, fresh and inspiring and the perfect weekend to recharge and connect within as well as meeting new fellow yogis. Sally was excellent, very chill and adapts her yoga classes to suit everyone's needs." - Charlotte M, February 2022

"This was a really beautiful and magical retreat! Sally is a knowledgeable yoga teacher and guide. She led us in 2 daily yoga sessions, skillfully and calmly weaving in instructions for proper form and options for various levels. I am not an advanced yoga practitioner, and was worried that I would feel out of place. That was not the case at all. I felt right at home. Sally seems to attract incredibly kind, authentic and beautiful souls to her retreats, and I feel lucky to have had this experience with a wonderful group of them. The meditations were one of my favorite parts of the retreat, taking place right after yoga, and acting as a perfect accompaniment. The venue was a peaceful and serene nature-filled haven. The nature-immersive experience was complete with 2 hikes throughout the weekend, which provided more physical activity. Overall, the schedule was a perfect blend of down time, and scheduled yoga sessions, meditations, hikes, meals and workshop. Sally truly cares about the small details of her retreats and her guests' experience. I can tell she puts her heart into her work. Thank you Sally!" - Molly A, January 2022

"Amazing experience in and amazing setting. Can’t wait to join Sally on another retreat. Retreat was well organized, communication informative and timely, food delicious, accommodations beautiful and comfortable, yoga inspiring and hikes a perfect way to experience the vibe of the red rocks of Sedona." - Lynn C, November 2021

"Sally was a phenomenal retreat leader! Her yoga instruction and cultivation of community led to a fulfilling retreat. By creating space for myself, I returned home refreshed and renewed after my time in Sedona." - Ashley, November 2021

"I would highly recommend Body Flows Yoga Retreats. The yoga was excellent, location was so cute, food was delicious, and the people were uplifting. Definitely a rejuvenating weekend!" - Vanessa P, September 2021

"Wonderful, grounding experience, especially with new and old friends. Beautiful Sonoma location. We didn't want to leave. Food was healthy, delicious, and plentiful. I would like to go again." - JCH, September 2021

"I just finished my 4th Body Flows retreat. I love them, and this one exceeded expectations with essential oils, sound healing and more meditation. I left feeling uplifted and transformed. Thanks Sally!" - Laura S, February 2020

"Sally provides the best yoga experience I have had. My wife and I are three time customers and have made her retreats a required trip each year. Highly, highly recommend." - Ben N, February 2020

"My husband and I have attended 3 Body Flows retreats and we aim to make it to at least 1 a year. While Body Flows retreats can be considered a vacation destination, the true destination is really to one's self. As a teacher, Sally will have you explore the broader practice of yoga (outside of the postures), pushing you to notice your true desires and find your edge both physically, emotionally, and spiritually. While the retreat is relaxing, you should be prepared to do some real work, show up, and come away with a new perspective. Sally is a gifted teacher we feel blessed to have found." - Ashley C, February 2020

"This was my 2nd Body Flows Retreat. It was a beautifully planned weekend of yoga, meditation, free-time, sound healing, delicious meals, hiking and optional wine tasting, all within a beautiful California ranch setting. I highly recommend this to anyone wanting to work on their practice, relax, ground themselves or just have fun. I can't wait to return!" - Laurel R, February 2020

"Loved Sally's yoga classes! This was my second retreat with Sally. I really like her retreats because it includes not only yoga, but also meditation, outdoor activities, trail walkings, and evening chats with new and old friends :) I came home well-rested, energetic, and positive. Thank you, Sally!!!" - Aida R, November 2019

"Sally's retreats are simply the best. Treat yourself to relaxing meditation, all levels yoga, quality, healthy food, and excellent company. I have gone to 2 retreats and found the other participants welcoming and friendly. Sally gets to know each person and gently guides all through her classes and hikes. This is the best gift I give myself every year. Can't wait for 2020!" - Marilee F, November 2019

"This marked my fourth Body Flows retreat and each time I come there is always something meaningful I learn about myself and my practice. I've connected with strangers on these retreats some of which have become my dearest and closest friends. It's hard to describe the magic that happens when you attend a retreat with like minded individuals, it's something you need to experience to really understand it's power and it's purpose in your life. I highly recommend Sally's retreats. I've come alone, with my best friend and introduced her retreats to long time friends as a completely new experience. It's been life changing and a positive reset to whatever you have going on in your life." - Jannette W, November 2019

"I cannot tell you how amazing the Body Flows Mexico Yoga Retreat was. It was my first ever Yoga Retreat. It was a getaway with a very close friend celebrating a 50th Birthday. I wanted to start my second chapter of my life with wellness and spirituality. The schedule allowed for free time excursions and down time - a perfect balance. Sally was a beautiful soul teaching us not only physical moves but mind balance. The retreat was well organized and the follow through was impeccable. I will most certainly come back for another destination!" - Nancy M, Mexico Retreat, October 2019

"I am so grateful I attended this retreat. The weekend was truly incredible. Sally is a fantastic teacher and lovely human. She creates and holds space for everyone to get what they need from the weekend. Her cues in the yoga classes were spot on and incredibly helpful and the guided meditations were really wonderful. I can't wait for my next retreat!" - Susan S, September 2019

"It was wonderful to be able to get away and spend time to reflect. What I wasn't expecting was to also be able to connect with others who were going through the same challenges in life as I was. What I especially appreciated was that there was no pressure to have to stay with the group outside of the yoga sessions, as I had really planned this trip to be more of an introspective one for myself. It was the perfect balance and I am so happy that I went. I also want to share that Sally was amazing. As I am just at the beginning of my yoga practice and journey, it was great to hear about yoga as a whole and not just the physical aspect of it." - Janis M, September 2019

"My very first yoga retreat with Sally. AWESOME EXPERIENCE!! Love the retreat center, food, the soaking tub, hiking though the Garden of the Gods. Met some awesome ladies. Challenged myself by climbing 1000 steps on the Manitou Incline. Looking forward to my next yoga retreat with Sally." - Karleen B, August 2019

"It was such a great, therapeutic weekend. Enjoyed meeting all the others in the group and sharing more time with my friends. My body felt so amazing all week that I have incorporated yoga into my weekly workout schedule. Thanks again Sally for such a good time." - Lisa L, July 2019

"The retreat was perfect! Sally has such great energy and I always feel refreshed and rejuvenated after her yoga retreats. The yoga sessions are wonderful and I appreciate that Sally incorporates different ways to increase or decrease the challenge of the various poses. She also does a great job of incorporating restorative yoga practice in addition to the flow classes. Love the yoga nidra! My favorite part of Sally's yoga retreats are the guided meditations. I really enjoyed the chakra meditation and the meditation about the four locks and keys. Sally also went over the yoga sutras and I find so much value in learning how to incorporate yoga into my daily life. It really helps to take a few minutes each morning to go over the yoga sutras and find a couple critical sutras to focus on each day. Sally's teachings about mindfulness are so valuable and have really improved the quality of my life. Many thanks for a wonderful, life-changing retreat!" - Rebecca S, June 2019

"Sally is a great instructor. She is very dedicated to her practice, and to helping every level of student. Whether you are a first-timer, or veteran yogi, she made everyone feel comfortable. Everyone should experience a Body Flows retreat at least once. I hope to attend another in the future." - John W, June 2019

"I have been twice to Sally's retreat. I can't say enough about how absolutely perfect the weekend is. Just the right amount of great yoga, free time and wine time!" - Anonymous, June 2019

"This was my first Body Flows experience and I plan on attending annually in the future. It was such a great experience giving me the perfect setting to recharge and meet some amazing people in the process" - Courtney, June 2019

"Everything was easy and casual. I didn't feel pressured to do anything or to engage if I did not want to. Sally was an amazing leader! It is not yoga all of the time! It is an enjoyable weekend to relax, unwind, do yoga, eat great food and just be." - Emily V, June 2019

"This was my first yoga retreat. I came away from it feeling much more knowledgeable about the practice of yoga and how to apply yoga and meditation to everyday life. I attended with my daughter and it was a wonderful chance to bond but what struck me was the atmosphere of openness and support from the wonderful group of women of all ages who attended. Sally was a fantastic yoga leader. She took great care in explaining everything, how to do the poses, alternate poses, walked around the room, gently corrected poses, explained the different types of yoga very well. She was soft spoken, kind and it was wonderful to spend time at her retreat. The schedule was very well planned. With Sally's wealth of knowledge of yoga and meditation, the wonderful meals we were served, and the time spent together on hikes and in the baths, there was a wonderful sense of bonding among a fantastic group of women. I came home feeling relaxed and recharged and would definitely recommend Sally's yoga retreats!" - Mary Beth P, June 2019

I can't imagine a better location on Maui for a yoga retreat. Lumeria was breathtaking. The food was amazing with fresh-caught fish daily with organic vegetables from their garden. The rooms were very comfortable and decorated in the island style. Sally did a good job with the yoga classes and I was able to make some adjustments to my practice. By the end of the week, I felt a lot stronger. I look forward to doing more of these retreats! - Carmella, Hawaii, May 2019

"The retreat checked all the boxes - restorative practice, rest, incredible food and deep insight. Having come into the retreat ready to surrender (because I couldn't think of any other options to feel less exhausted in my business) I was surprisingly guided by yoga and meditation on how to go about that. The combination of yoga 2x a day, meditation, amazing women and everything else, helped me sink deep into surrender and trust that I didn’t have to DO anything; I could BE in a state of receiving. I'm so grateful." - Sera L, Hawaii, May 2019

"Thank you so much for last weekend's retreat. It was my first retreat and also my second yoga class I ever took so many firsts for me but not the last to say the least. It was one of the most amazing experiences I have ever had with such a wonderful setting, group of women and to have Sally as our instructor was absolutely wonderful!" - Ikumi M, April 2019

"I have been to two of Sally's retreats and both were absolutely amazing! I came away feeling restored, rejuvenated, and reinvigorated! The food was fabulous....and as a certified food nut...was impressed and delighted by all the wonderful tastes and variety. The fact that it was all so healthy was a bonus! The best part of both retreats was the sense of community and the positive energy of all the women. Sally does an amazing job of creating an environment for self reflection and growth, while also nurturing an openness and lightness of fun and laughter...a perfect balance. I feel more connected to myself and my I got to meet some truly wonderful and powerful women! Thank you Sally! PS: I went solo both times (my first solo trips anywhere...ever) and would highly recommend it. Don't not go because your girlfriends, sister, mother can't go! Just go!" - Kathleen H, April 2019

"What an amazing few days. Great connections with new friends and was able to truly disconnect from the daily stresses and re-establish how to "be present". Thank you Sally! I can't wait to get another retreat scheduled soon!!" - Anne M, April 2019

"Sally's retreat was more than what I was expecting! She is a kind, calming, and a knowledgeable human who does a fantastic job. The space was beautiful and I'd highly recommend one of Body Flows retreats! The essential oil workshop was super fun, interactive, and gave us a chance to learn about how essential oils might help in our respective lives. The food was delicious, as was the wine! Highly recommend!" - Holly N, April 2019

"Sally was wonderful. Such a calming spirit, and excellent yoga instructor. I felt so rejuvenated and refreshed after this weekend. Logistics were well planned, clear, and flexible enough to be relaxing. Loved the yoga classes, and especially Yoga Nidra. The opening/closing circle time was so special. Thank you!!" - Karen P, March 2019

"My two sisters and I went to a yoga retreat with Sally in March 2019 in Sonoma. The whole weekend was welcoming and relaxing. I enjoyed the amount of yoga we did each day. Sally’s style worked well for all levels, from beginners to advanced yogis. She encouraged connections across the group, and provided opportunities for everyone to get to know one another. The wine tastings she hosted each night have us a chance to relax and taste excellent wine. She adjusted the schedule as needed to meet the needs of the group. The ranch was delightful, with cute rustic cabins, beautiful grounds, and delicious food. Thank you for a rejuvenating weekend! I’ll definitely register for more yoga retreats with Body Flows." - Jenny N, March 2019

"My sister-in-law and I wanted a lady's trip that focused healing, reconnecting to each other and oneself and yoga. Sally was amazing! She provided modifications for injury and all levels of practice. She also taught how to achieve difficult poses with proper posture to prevent injury. She broke it down, so all could be involved regardless of your level. She provided a safe space for one to explore their practice, ask questions and I never felt out of sorts in class. The location and grounds were gorgeous and provided the reconnection to nature. The food was amazing and very accommodating to all diets. The cabins were cozy and perfect for a retreat. The staff were very helpful and nice. We loved our time here and with Sally. I highly recommend retreats with Body Flows!! Your body, mind and soul will thank you!" - Crystal L, March 2019

"I desperately needed a break from my frenetic pace of life, and the constant juggling act of being a mother/wife/daughter/sister/friend, and running a business. My recent retreat with Body Flows was exactly what I needed. Sally takes so much care in creating a nurturing space to relax and reconnect - considering every detail, from the beautiful setting to the delicious chef-prepared food. She is a gifted yoga teacher as well, sometimes pausing in a sequence to offer her students a deeper understanding of that posture, or to give a thoughtful adjustment. I felt so alive and at peace throughout the weekend and afterwards, and am already contemplating when I can join another Body Flows retreat!" - Kate M, Wilbur Hot Springs, March 2019

"Loved this and highly recommend! Best retreat I have ever attended, and I will be back. Great accommodations, absolutely delectable food, lovely people, stellar yoga and gifted teacher (I am a longtime yogi, and it was plenty challenging, whilst accessible for everyone! Now that is hard to do. I really learned from Sally - her cues and adjustments excellent), time to yourself, hiking and wine tastings. Really, really well done. Namaste, Sally! I am so grateful." - Julie S, March 2019

"My yoga retreat weekend was wonderful! It was filled with many of my favorite things: friends, nature, food, wine, and of course, yoga. Sally did a wonderful job of providing everything my body, mind, and spirit needed to rest, relax and rejuvenate." - Anonymous, March 2019

"Sally's Body Flows yoga retreat in Sonoma was amazing. The ranch is a gorgeous, remote, serene setting, ideal for getting away. The organic food was locally grown in their own garden, delicious, healthy, and mostly vegetarian. Sally's schedule was perfect - just the right amount of yoga, meditation, healing activities, free time, and interesting workshops. Everyone there was very friendly, open, and supportive. I could have stayed for two more days as it was so restorative and healing." - Tina W, February 2019

"This is my second retreat with Sally and I loved the 3-days I spent there. It was wonderfully balancing for my body, spirit, and mind. I learned a lot, met some amazing people, and feel rejuvenated. I'll be back for a third time no doubt!" - Amy D, February 2019

"The Body Flows Retreat was nourishment for the mind, body, and heart. Although I recently completed a 200 hour YTT, Sally's workshops on the Eight Limbs of Yoga and Chakra Balancing were refreshing and informational. The schedule of activities allowed time to connect with others, as well as time for inner reflection. I truly enjoyed everything from the morning meditation to the delicious food to the yoga classes. Thank you to Sally for providing us with an amazing experience and for inspiring us on our yoga journey!" - Lisa C, February 2019

"This was a surreal experience! Sally put together a wonderful, well planned retreat!!! The women I met will stay with me throughout my travels. Bless you all!" - Laurie C, February 2019

"Looking to have an emotional, physical and intellectual break for your mind and body? Look no further. Sally skillfully guided all of us to a wonderful, warm, inviting long weekend. The other participants were interesting, fun and welcoming. The workshops and yoga was perfect and great for all levels. I would definitely recommend and return." - Kathleen W, February 2019

"I can't recommend the Body Flow retreats more. It's the best break from everyday life - a chance to reflect, replenish, and recharge - nicely paced, great outdoor activities and amazing healthy food. Plus, you meet some like-minded people and make new friends. I plan to bring family and friends back for another one in the future. Thank you Sally!" - Anne R, November 2018

"There is always a teeny amount of apprehension when you decide to go alone to a retreat where you have no idea what is in store for you. I chose Body Flows based on location and other testimonials I read. I could not have been happier. It was perfect, wonderful relaxing, funny and exhausting. The other guests were truly like minded, we all bonded and laughed and put our bodies into some new poses and some old poses. The food, while meatless, was exceptional, creative, fresh and delicious. Not once was I hungry, full of delicious I would not normally try. And all laid out there, just perfect. Throw in some wine tasting and the evening meal really can become animated. Sally is the force behind setting the tone for a relaxing and rejuvenating weekend. She has a weekend of activities planned, but there is plenty of downtime in between. Not to mention you are under no obligation to do anything you do not want to do. And not forgetting the incredible massage I had while there. Well worth including an onsite massage. If you are thinking about a yoga retreat and are hesitating because you don't want to go alone, or you think it will be competitive and high maintenance, then Body Flows is the place for you. Many of the attendees come alone and the vibe here is about you and what you want to do. I highly recommend a weekend retreat with Body Flows. This is probably not my last. Thank you so much Sally." - Sue N, November 2018

"I am so grateful for the opportunity to attend the Body Flows Gratitude retreat in Sonoma County! After the weekend, I felt so much more grounded, grateful, rejuvenated, and ready to move forward into my life with a beginner's mind. The location was beautifully picturesque and we engaged in a range of exciting sensory experiences, from flow yoga, yin yoga, and meditation to trail-running and chiliving and wine-tasting! The food was nourishing and the accommodations were very comfortable! Sally was an inspiration for mindful living and I loved her teaching style. Thanks so much for this incredible experience." - Anne N, November 2018

"I loved the retreat! It was such a gift to take some time for self care, reflection, dedication to my practice, and friendship. Thank you for making that possible. The pacing and movement of the yoga classes (one to the next) was perfect; i appreciated how each class built upon the previous one and used our bodies (and minds) differently. This place was magical! Food was exceptional. Gorgeous grounds." - Kristin, October 2018

"I attended my first yoga retreat with Sally and it was fantastic! If new to yoga, very experienced or seeking motivation to enhance a practice, anyone would enjoy this retreat. The ranch was rustic, charming, clean and beautiful. To top it off the food was plentiful and delicious. Every part exceeded my expectations! Thank you!" - Kristen, September 2018

"I have attended 2 of Body Flows yoga retreats and have thoroughly enjoyed both. Most importantly it has helped me deepen my yoga practice. What is great is that, as a guy, I felt completely included even though the retreats I attended were composed of all women (except me). I highly recommend Sally and her instruction for anyone looking to deepen their practice." - Eddy, September 2018

"Sally just doesn't teach yoga she embodies it. She offers both vinyasa and yin classes that challenge your mind and and body but also at times lead your body and mind into a deep restorative place. Sally is approachable, humble, kind, and extremely talented. Outside of the actual yoga classes Sally takes the time to connect, guide, and support you. I've learned so much about myself and the transformational power of yoga that I even decided to become a yoga teacher myself. I would highly recommend Sally and Body Flows!" - Angela B, September 2018

"This retreat is the perfect get-away for busy yogis to treat themselves to a wonderful break from their daily responsibilities. Sally is a gem!" - Andree, September 2018

"Sally is so supportive and approachable, and she offers postures for all levels. From those brand new to yoga, to those who have had a practice for many years, you feel "at home". It's obvious that Sally loves what she does and brings a lot of experience. The whole retreat was very well organized and the experience was calming, opening, balancing, and overall fantastic. I'd recommend a retreat with Sally to everyone." - Anonymous, September 2018

"This is a great retreat that will inspire and motivate you to make yoga a more permanent part of your life." - Anonymous, September 2018

"Everything and everyone made this retreat enjoyable and special. The ranch was amazingly nice, the farm fresh food was superb, and quite surprised that we were served so much good food. In addition to that we had a variety of yoga classes (vinyasa style, yin, nidra and a special sound bowls). Throw in a hike or two, wine tasting and a bunch of insightful ladies which made the retreat extra perfect. Lastly Sally Mitchell our instructor was the best." - Trina, August 2018

"A well-balanced weekend of yoga, nature, meditation, laughter, food and wine. I left the retreat feeling full of energy, self-awareness, and belonging to a greater group of amazing people!" - Anonymous, August 2018

"A key reason why I picked Sally's retreat was the balanced yet diverse set of activities (yoga, meditation, hiking, massages, and wine tasting) she managed to schedule within just a 48-hr window. I especially loved the yoga nidra session on Saturday afternoon and realized that I could do yoga nidra all day long! Both my daughter and I found the weekend to be both restful and energizing. Sally is an amazing yoga and meditation leader and was able to successfully address a wide spectrum of skill levels which I can't imagine is easy. A special note of appreciation to her assistant Danielle who provided us with transportation to/from the Saturday hike and, on the way back from the hike, showed us some of Sonoma's and Glen Ellen's key attractions, including top wineries and Les Pascals bakery, which we wouldn't have normally had a chance to see. We also enjoyed Beaver Creek's winemaker's talk about biodynamic wine making and tasting. Thanks again Sally and Danielle for a wonderful weekend! I hope I (maybe again with my daughter, sister and/or friends) can make it to one of your other retreats down the road. Namaste." - Connie, August 2018

"This experience made me look at the stresses in my life a bit differently and to remind yourself to slow down...and breath. It made you realize that you are not the only person going through a rough patch in your life, but also to remember that strength and peace is from within. It is true when they say yoga enriches the mind, body, and soul. This retreat reinforces the fact that ultimately it's you who can challenge yourself to be better. Let it be holding a yoga position for a few seconds longer when your legs are shaking or deepening that stretch just a bit further for the first time. With the soothing guidance of Sally's voice and touch, it was an experience that allowed you to 'let go' for a few days and to nourish the soul. Even my coworkers noticed that I looked and sounded more serene on Monday! Shanti Shanti Shanti...Peace Peace Peace." - KM, August 2018

"I came to support my bestie but left with my own amazing experience! Could not recommend this retreat enough. Wonderful women...supporting each other...amazing food...great yoga...what more could you ask for! My first retreat and certainly not my last." - Casey, August 2018

"If you are looking for a weekend of deep nourishment for your soul and body, this would be the place to be. Sally (Yoga Instructor) is amazing at organizing this event so well. It was my first yoga retreat and I am planning to make it an annual tradition. I felt rejuvenated after the retreat. 'I flow through the life with ease and peace'. Shanti. Shanti. Shanti. Peace. Peace. Peace." - Olga, August 2018

"This was the first time I embarked on a solo retreat of any kind, and after much research I arrived upon Body Flows after reading so many positive reviews and now I know why. I wasn't sure what to expect but this experience excelled beyond my hopes. Sally is a wonderful host and guide. She made everyone feel welcomed, relaxed and safe. She also has a wonderful sense of humor and made us smile throughout the weekend. I really enjoyed the yoga classes, and learned how to correct some poses and master some new ones! The sound bath at the end of the weekend was a beautiful way of closing out the practice. It wasn't planned but was an incredible experience and very moving." - Gurjeet, June 2018

"This retreat was everything I was hoping for. A fun weekend, in a beautiful setting, with great people and lots of activity perfectly balanced with relaxation. Whether you are looking to get away from it all and get back in touch with yourself or develop new memories with old or new friends, there is something for everyone to enjoy at a Body Flows retreat." - Anonymous, June 2018

"This was my first experience with Body Flows retreats. I attended with several friends in Sonoma. Sally and her assistant yoga teachers were great, honoring the different yoga levels and experience for each of us. It was nice there were activities that were scheduled but no pressure to participate in anything. I appreciate that Sally respected whatever space we were in and encouraged us to do what felt right for us. The location was beautiful, the food was delicious and healthy, and the staff was friendly and welcoming. I would definitely recommend this to others!" - Anonymous, June 2018

"The location was a gorgeous, tranquil and comfortable place, with a truly amazing staff. And the farm to table food was a delightful surprise!! Sally is a kind and gentle soul, a true yogi, providing a beautiful space while creating a group experience unique in every way. The group came together, like magic, each woman learning much about the others, finding out more about herself, all the while walking away lighter and more fulfilled than when she walked in. My only regret is that the Summer Solstice Retreat in Sonoma wasn't a bit longer! I'm forever grateful for Sally's very generous spirit. Namaste" - Patricia, June 2018

"Sally, this retreat was fantastic. I learned a lot about back health from you and how to use appropriate exercises to help strengthen my core and ultimately my back. This was not just about yoga. It was so much more. It was definitely more than I had expected. It was an experience. The stories shared and the friendships made were a pleasant surprise. I'll definitely be back to another retreat with friends and family. Thank you for your passion to help others and your hard work to make this so successful." - Silvia, June 2018

"Sally put together a wonderful retreat that allowed women of all ages, race, and backgrounds to bond and grow. The yoga, meditation and circle times were geared towards all levels and abilities and allowed everyone to grow their own practice in their own way, while still bringing everyone together. The yoga, meditation and circle time made this trip one of a kind. It was so fabulous and well organized!" - Abbey, June 2018

"I have been practicing yoga for over 10 years and this was hands down my favorite retreat. Sally comes with a wealth of yoga knowledge and experience that she shares in a comfortable and supportive way. Her classes were deep, insightful, nourishing, and energizing. The group was awesome professional women from a variety of backgrounds. I love that we practiced yoga and meditation together but also had time to explore on our own or in small groups. I already signed up for another Body Flows retreat! Thank you Sally." - Angela, June 2018

"Body Flows retreats are an essential part of my self-care. Each retreat location has been beautiful and the group is always fun. Sally leads excellent yoga for all levels and is a relaxed and friendly host. I always leave feeling revitalized and so grateful that I get to be a part of these wonderful experiences." - Jessica, June 2018

"Sally is a wonderful yoga instructor. She provides a balanced experience of yoga and meditation that is transformational. Her approach is accessible to all levels. Truly the best!" - Laura, June 2018

"Thank you Sally for the wonderful weekend of yoga, rest, rejuvenation, mindfulness, reflection, clarity, peace of mind and being present! I left feeling refreshed and grateful and saw things in a new perspective. I really enjoyed this retreat and hope to attend another one soon! :)" - Maria, June 2018

"Thank you so very much Sally - my friends and I all left feeling a sense of "transformation"; I agree completely with your sentiment that you have found your calling in life! During our very last meditation, just before we were having our closing circle, I had a really neat experience when you were speaking - your whole body was in a special kind of light; I would say that you were "illuminated" and the rest of the scene around went into a bit of a blurred focus. I will be forever grateful to you for your words, your wisdom and your guidance over what can only be described a truly amazing weekend and - the best possible way to start my 40th decade! Thank you, thank you - I look forward to another opportunity to attend a retreat with you in the future." - Jaimie, May 2018

"Every part of the retreat was perfect. Timing for yoga and meals was perfect. The digital detox was very important and amazing to me - not only as I not using tech, but everyone else around me as well. The optional hike (or everything else) was great, so no pressure to attend and relax as I chose to sunbath longer. The meals were fantastic. Very clean and organic and healthy, absolutely LOVED it. Closing circle was a great wrap up, to incorporate yoga into every day life, which is more important than doing poses and attending classes. It was very touching for me to share in a safe and open environment. It was overall very cleansing of the mind and body, and I've gained a lot of positive energy and reminders of life in general. Highly recommend, will definitely have to do retreats with Sally again." - Shirley, May 2018

"Sally's Costa Rica retreat was life transforming. It is an experience I will never forget! I took this journey alone and left with several friendships, a full heart and journal. The food and retreat center are incredible. Words cannot describe the sense of tranquility felt upon arrival. Sally puts a great deal of thought into the daily teachings and workshops she offers. She has a talent for bringing strangers together and planning down to the smallest detail. This is my third of many retreats with Body Flows." - Jannette, April 2018

"Spending a week in Costa Rica doing yoga with Sally was the best vacation I didn't know I was getting. I traveled alone and I just trusted that it would be great and I wasn't disappointed about anything. Sally's spirit and humor and kindness created just the right balance in a mindful but fun 7 day retreat and getaway, She made everyone comfortable and welcome. I recommend her to everyone who wants to enjoy themselves." - Kelly, April 2018

"Sally was wonderful. She is a very thoughtful teacher and I liked the intention she placed on each of the chakras for each day of the week we were there. She demonstrated poses for every skill level and intentionally walked around the room to ensure our poses were correct. Sally has beautiful energy. She also made the trip easy and seamless with her organization of the retreat." - Laurel, April 2018

"I was nervous to attend Body Flows Retreat by myself, but that anxiousness disappeared as soon as I entered our opening yoga class. Sally is warm, inviting and sincerely interested to get to know every member of the retreat. I could not have asked for a more supportive, funny, and inspiring group of women to share this weekend retreat with! The yoga was cleansing for the body, the hot springs were a perfect ending each night, and the guided meditation was soothing for the mind. The wine tastings were a fun addition to this 'girls weekend' and such a treat! Sally is so knowledgeable and open about all things yoga, meditation, and wellbeing. I attended this retreat searching for affirmations in my own life, and I left feeling more complete, calm, and confident. Could not have asked for a better weekend! Thank you Body Flows!" - Jackie, March 2018

"I just want to say how thankful I am for being able to join you at the ranch for such an amazing yoga retreat. I was able to relax and rejuvenate before I jumped back into my busy life as a stay at home mom. I am so glad that I overcame my hesitation and anxiety about coming by myself. This is just what I needed! I had a lot of pain and hurt from most of my childhood to overcome and this helped me to let it go. There is definitely a lot more that I have to work through but this was a great start to healing and not be afraid to walk through the world. You did an incredible job with such a large number of people and made everyone feel included and part of a large family. Your yoga flows were wonderful and the meditation made all of the world fall away for that moment. You perfectly and mindfully planed the room assignments so that people were well matched too. I will join you again in a future retreat. From the bottom of my heart, thank you so much! Namaste" - Angela, March 2018

"The spring equinox retreat was amazing. I went on my own and found so many opportunities to reflect and be inspired. Sally's yoga classes were rejuvenating and I really liked the chance to be outside to welcome spring. I'll be returning again for sure!" - Amy, March 2018

"Great retreat, very peaceful and calming at a time when my husband and I needed it. Sally created an environment that was challenging yet stress free for all levels. We made lots of friends from all over the country and other countries, everyone one was friendly and it seemed such a spiritual fit for all." - Josephine, Nov 2017

"Sally's Gratitude retreat in Sonoma, CA was just the medicine I needed. She is kind, knowledgeable, encouraging and has a calming presence. The yoga classes were blissful, some challenged me mentally and physically and others allowed me to dive into a deep relaxation (thank you yoga nidra) the group was open and so friendly! I truly enjoyed my stay and am grateful to have been able to attend and be a part of this experience. Thank you Sally and new friends!" - Kelley, Nov 2017

"Wow Sally, what a wonderful weekend we had!! My daughter Amy and I left feeling so relaxed in spirit and strong in body, and by Monday morning we were already wishing we could go back. The setting was beautiful and peaceful, your classes were perfect, and the food and wine were excellent. But aside from all of those tangible things, one of my favorite moments was our closing circle, where we and the other women shared a little bit about ourselves and acknowledged our gratitude for life as it is. Without a doubt, I would do this again!! Thank you!!" - Carrie B, Sept 2017

"Body Flows was my first yoga retreat, and I don't think I could have picked a better beginning. I felt welcome, empowered, open, and challenged all in one. It was an unforgettable experience of strength and reflection, plus a reminder that taking time to rediscover oneself truly makes the world better for everyone else." - Stephanie, Sept 2017

"Sally's Body Flows retreat was a wonderful blend of yoga, guided meditation, yummy food, and quiet solitude. I would recommend this weekend get a way to anyone looking for a moment to themselves surrounded by beautiful scenery and good company." - Naomi, Sept 2017

"The fall equinox retreat was wonderful. This was my first experience with a yoga retreat and I will definitely be returning for more retreats with Sally. I felt immediately welcomed and at ease The classes were challenging and many modifications were offered. For someone with trouble focusing, the pace was perfect for the classes and guided meditations, and kept me in the moment. The food, wine and accommodations were wonderful and the setting was gorgeous. I could not have hoped for more." - Laura, Sept 2017

"Without a doubt, the August weekend retreat with Sally at Wilbur Hot Springs was wonderful. Although I am a yoga novice, I felt that she was cognizant of all our skill levels and adjusted her instructions accordingly. The combination of the food, positive energy and location made it a good reward for a stressful week." - Rhodora, August 2017

"Sally is an amazing yoga instructor. You know she's in expert when she can show you every move perfectly while instructing us on how to do it. Absolutely wonderful retreat. I'd love to attend another when the wallet allows me to do so." - Anonymous, August 2017

"Amazing experience for me personally. My first Yoga retreat and it was very relaxing, everything was lovely...especially all the beautiful women inside and out. Everybody was supportive, loving and introspective. I shared a room with a lovely woman, it was very comfortable and my first roommate in many years! Sally our Yogi and leader is amazing in many ways. She is compassionate and a fabulous teacher. The food was very clean, gluten free, fresh and plentiful. Can't wait to go again! Thank you to everybody that participated." - Lisa, June 2017

"The Spring Equinox Body Flows Retreat at Mayacamas Ranch lived up to all of my expectations. The location was breathtaking, and the staff was amazing. And the food! -Nourishing and delicious. Sally was a great instructor and leader. Her classes were challenging, yet not intimidating. We had women of all skill levels present, and Sally was sure to demonstrate several modifications so that each person received a personalized experience and felt empowered in their flow. She was also very knowledgeable about the local area and local wines. She definitely went out of her way to make a connection with each one of us -even with a large group of 44 women. I really appreciated Sally's attention to detail when creating the flow practices, as we focused on a particular area of the body during each class. I would be thrilled to attend her classes even outside of retreats if I lived in the Sonoma area. I am already looking into the upcoming retreats and hope to bring a friend or two along for the next experience!" - Lauren, March 2017

"Really wonderful way to spend a weekend! Sally is fantastic and you can't beat the location. If you love yoga, wine tasting, and meeting new people this retreat is for you!" - Maddie, March 2017

"THANK YOU for another fantastic yoga retreat. You have a special talent in bringing people together and helping us to feel great during and after our get-away. Loved every minute." - Jo, March 2017

"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

"I had a fabulous weekend. I've applied what I learned in the ChiWalking/ChiRunning classes to my skating and the pain in my hip has disappeared! Amazing! Thank you so much!" - Susie, March 2017

"Sally's Body Flows Yoga Retreat got me to shut my brain off (an intention set at the beginning of the weekend and was quickly realized!) and relax after months of stressing and overthinking. Can't wait to book another retreat in Sonoma and beyond! Sally's excellent communication and organization made my time effortless. At first I thought I'd be intimidated by the word "running" in the title and description of the retreat, but I quickly learned that between Sally, Caitlin, and Deana, there were modifications to suit everyone. Today when I got back to my office I had a smile on my face and sore muscles--in the best way, as well as be more prepared to take anything on! Thank you again for an amazing experience!" - Livi, March 2017

"Thank you so much for the wonderful retreat. We sure did enjoy the gift of Yoga, Meditation and stillness. This was so so so appreciated. YOU did an amazing job as a facilitator. Thank you from the bottom of my heart! Namaste!" - Caroleanne, Hawaii, Feb 2017

"I had the privilege of participating in a Yoga and Wine Retreat with Sally Mitchell in Calistoga CA. I went into the weekend hoping to reconnect to my yoga practice and spend time with my girlfriend. I left the weekend with SO MUCH more. I connected with 30 amazing women, Sally was the perfect host, and the setting was spectacular. I will keep the energy of the weekend with me, hopefully, forever! So, so grateful for the time spent on this retreat. Sally asked us what might she change in an effort to improve the retreat, and I can honestly say nothing. It was perfect!" - Jennifer Thomas, Dec 2016

"The location and accommodations were great and the yoga classes were terrific- a perfect balance of being challenging and then recovery. Sally was a fantastic teacher - warm and friendly and a terrific instructor! Can't wait to attend another retreat with Sally!!" - Maureen, Dec 2016

"This was my first yoga retreat and my first with Sally, it was a fantastic experience! I definitely will be attending more in the future. Sally truly blessed us with her spirit, knowledge and generosity of practice!!!" - Sandy, Dec 2016

"The perfect weekend get-away. Felt refreshed from the serene location, nourishing meals, and nurturing yoga/meditation sessions. Will definitely recommend to others, and come back!" - Jo, Dec 2016

"A wonderful, fulling, and enriching weekend!" - Rachel, Dec 2016

"Sally ran a terrific retreat, my first introduction to Yoga. Wonderful group of people, lots of great conversations and delicious meals. Sally took care of all the details! Best of all, an increased feeling of peace." - David Rubinfeld, Nov 2016

"Thank you very much for your hard work, dedication and kindness! I loved the retreat and felt very zen afterwards! You are a great yoga teacher, giving different options allowing for anyone to adapt their practice! And something that is very rare, the special diet meals where absolutely delicious (I would even suggest having the option to get the recipes if possible)! I think the rain was adding to the cozy feeling around the fireplace. I enjoyed discovering the wines and having the option to get a massage!" - Florence, Nov 2016

"Sally's yoga retreats are truly divine! I found support, comfort and love at every bend of this journey. I will forever hold my retreat in my heart. Thank you for showing me it's never too late to change your life!" - Margarita, Nov 2016

"This was my first yoga retreat and the experience has been amazing! The people I met were wonderful and kind. Sally is a fantastic teacher. She is passionate about her sessions and incredibly helpful. I have learned so much from her and would definitely come back in the future!" - Annie, Nov 2016

"Sally's yoga retreat was the perfect way to relax after Thanksgiving and to get away from the consumerism that tries to take over our lives!" - Anonymous, Nov 2016

"I just came back from a great weekend with Sally Mitchell the founder of Body Flows. I'm an avid traveler and attend many retreats. Sally's attention to detail was awesome. From the accommodations to the menu and of course the classes. We had two Yoga classes a day, a few hikes were in play and Sally brought in massage therapists, and we had a wonderful wine tasting session. The ranch is set not too far from Sonoma a hop skip and a jump so you are able to leave the property for a little sight seeing as well on the free time. The women were great. I wish Sally lived on the East Coast. I would be at her retreats once a month. I'm definitely coming back to the ranch and I'm still contemplating Hawaii." - Karen, Nov 2016

"So wonderful to spend a weekend with Sally and so many like minded people sharing yoga, running, hiking, laughter and meaningful conversation." - Nancy, Nov 2016

"I enjoyed this retreat a lot! I thought the teacher's instructions during class were precise and easy to follow. Her energy was positive, and she was very skilled at leading a multi-level class. The positive intentions at start of class were great and really got me into a good mental space. I would definitely attend another retreat from this instructor." - Rebecca, Nov 2016

"Sally is just the best yoga instructor!! Works a group well, super organized! the 2 Day retreat was the best thing I did all year! I feel rejuvenated!!! Also you must get a massage from her." - Anonymous, Nov 2016

"Had a great time!! Food was fantastic, yoga was wonderful. Loved the retreat!! Beautiful spot. Great group of people. Thank you Sally for a great experience!" - Brooke, Oct 2016

"The yoga retreat was absolutely everything that I hoped it would be. Sally, you are a wonderful teacher. I liked the way you focused on different areas for each class. The classes were perfect from anyone from beginner to advanced. I especially appreciated the yin yoga class after the two previous ones because I was so sore. I found the longer meditations sessions so relaxing. The massage was wonderful and the hot tub too, both great for helping the muscle soreness. I loved the food with all the different choices and the wine tastings. The site was so beautiful and peaceful. It was so nice to get away from my day to day life. I really enjoyed meeting all the other participants and we had some good therapeutic conversations!" - Alison, Oct 2016

"My sister and I were looking for a place where we could unwind, connect with each other, and rejuvenate. I felt like this retreat was perfect for all of that. I even enjoyed the rain as part of the memory! The scenery was breathtaking. There was a natural flow to the weekend that kept us moving from yoga to excellent food, hiking and massage, and of course the wine was great. No complaints!" - Jenny, Oct 2016

"Body Flows Yoga and Sally provided an experience for me to grow emotionally and in my yoga practice. The hustle and bustle of everyday life desensitizes us from the universe. Mindfulness helps to connect us to the wonders of the world. I felt this weekend connected me back to the present. Thank you from the center of by heart chakra." - Diane, Sept 2016

"What a Beautiful Location for a Retreat! The Food was Amazing, and our Rustic Accommodations was an Adventure. Sally guided us through Blissful Meditation and Yoga Practices in a serene environment.This retreat challenged and nourished my soul! I felt a great sense of Community on this retreat and Thank You Sally, for making this retreat so personalized and special to each and every one of us." - Jessica, Sept 2016

"The Body Flows yoga retreat at Lotus Feed Farm provided a much needed break and reset from hectic everyday life. Sally was amazing - providing just the right amount of different types of yoga and meditation to make the weekend relaxed and full of time to self reflect. The weekend taught me more about myself and about other amazing people in a very short time. The lessons I learned have stayed with me as I re-entered normal work and home life. I feel calmer and more content. I recommend Body Flows and Sally's retreats to anyone that needs time away to balance your life." - Anne, Sept 2016

"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

"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

"Mayacamas Ranch is a wonderful, quiet place for a yoga retreat. Panoramic views throughout the entire property. The food was fabulous and the rooms, quite comfortable. Sally is the real deal! I'll definitely book another retreat through her." - Alana, Aug 2016

"Thank you, Sally, for sharing your many gifts with us. Your insight, wisdom and gentleness are so appreciated and so needed in the world today, at both the personal and global level. With deepest gratitude." - Michelle, Aug 2016

"Awesome weekend with Sally and all the guest. Loved our yoga sessions and hiking. The accommodations were great, comfy beds, quiet atmosphere, great views in the valley. Food was really good blend of salads, proteins, vegan & gluten free options. Presentation & service just great. Loved the energy." - Lottie, Aug 2016

"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

"I can't say enough about the weekend retreat at Mayacamas Ranch!! The yoga was physically challenging yet very relaxing emotionally and physically. Will definately be back again soon!" - Gina R, Aug 2016

"Such a great experience! Just enough yoga combined with fun and free time. Loved the addition of wine tasting, made it really easy to get to know the group of amazing ladies. Thanks for such a great time!" - Tracy, Aug 2016

"Sally's Yoga and Wine Retreat is a 'must do' for anyone looking to have a magical, nourishing, and grounding weekend away!" - EJ, Aug 2016

"This is my second Body Flows Retreat, and I enjoyed it more than the first. I'm looking forward to a third retreat with Sally!" - Pat, Aug 2016

"I didn't know what to expect as I had never participated in a yoga retreat nor had I taken a yoga class from Sally. The retreat far exceeded my expectations. I loved the venue, the food was delicious, the yoga was a great blend strength and restorative and the hikes were in beautiful locations where you could go at your own pace. I would highly recommend Body Flows retreats and Sally as an instructor." - Renee, June 2016

"I had an amazing weekend, thank you. The experience was wonderful. If anyone is even thinking about doing this, they should stop thinking and just do it! The Mayacamaras Ranch was so beautiful and peaceful. Sally is a lovely person and a great yoga instructor who was able to lead many different levels. The food was wonderful, the wine tasting and laughter were flowing. I met so many lovely people and created friendships that are for sure to last. I cant wait to sign up for another retreat." - Sheila, Feb 2016

"Sally Mitchell's Body Flows retreat was an amazing experience for me. It was a perfect blend of relaxation, personal reflection, yoga, great food, and connection with others. I will absolutely book other retreats with Body Flows! I went for the yoga and came home feeling the perfect amount of body soreness but completely rejuvenated by Sally's program and the lovely people I met." - Tamara, Feb 2016

"Overall experience was awesome!! I attended the yoga retreat by myself and with a lot of stress from my job. I left stress free and with 4 new friends! I made a pact to myself that I would attend Body Flows yoga retreat at least once a year! Thank you Sally." - Anonymous, Feb 2016

"This was my 2nd yoga retreat with Sally and I'm already looking forward to attending another one in the near future. I brought my daughter with me for the first yoga retreat and she was the youngest yogi at the retreat (she was 21 at the time) and I was probably the oldest. The great thing is it doesn't matter what age or fitness level you are because Sally does a great job explaining the poses and it works for all levels. I brought my daughter because I love yoga so much and I wanted to share my love of it with her. She left with learning some great new poses and stretches to help her with some old soccer injuries, access to a professional mentor to help her in her career as she finished college and had a great time since she was able to partake in the wine tasting since she had just turned 21! She was super jealous when I went alone to the 2nd yoga retreat and is already talking about her next retreat with Sally/Body Flows. Along with meditation/yoga classes, hiking, and wine tasting...I loved leaving feeling rejuvenated and more inspired by meeting amazing women with common interests. The retreat overall helped me clear my mind and open up possibilities about what I want to do with my career in the future. And...the biggest bonus is that I have some amazing new friends outside of my existing network. I loved all of the yoga classes but I especially loved the Restorative Yoga class this time. I was able to truly meditate and clear my mind like I have never been able to before which was much needed. I know a lot of work goes into the planning of the retreats and it was flawless from the location, food, variety of yoga classes, hiking location and wine tasting. You are truly the Best, Sally. Thank you for sharing your expertise and passion of yoga!" - Debi, Feb 2016

"The retreat was such an amazing experience. You find yourself surrounded by great people, great food and great yoga sessions. Sally really puts together an unforgettable retreat, you won't have time to miss home at all. Thank you Sally and I hope to see you soon in another retreat!! Namaste." - Yalile, Dec 2015

"This was an amazing experience for me! The location was beautiful and the people working there were so nice. The food was amazing I wish they would give out their secret recipes. I'm a beginner yogi and Sally was so thorough and descriptive with her words I felt like a professional. I feel like the classes were a mix between yoga and meditation and I loved it. Sally made me feel comfortable and actually want to continue to take yoga classes after the weekend. The hike was beautiful! I'm glad we did the 2nd shorter one because I wasn't ready for it to be over. Wine tasting was delicious of course and all the ladies that attended were so friendly. I bought a bottle the second night. I would love to do a retreat with Sally again. Such a relaxing, cleansing weekend for me. I came back home a new person." - Chelsea, Dec 2015

"Being a beginner I was a little self-conscious but these classes are wonderful for all levels. This was a wonderful retreat in an idyllic location with activities well planned. Thank you Sally for an inspirational experience." - Sandra, Dec 2015

"Good times had by all. Sally Mitchell is an accomplished yoga instructor. I recommend a Sally Mitchell retreat to anyone who wants to enjoy a weekend with other like minded yoga people. Sally creates an environment of yoga, meditation, fellowship and fun. I am looking forward to my next retreat. Hope to see you there. Namaste." - Connie, Sept 2015

"Sally is a very talented Yogi that makes you feel very comfortable and welcome. The Fall Equinox Retreat was a life changing experience for me. I feel more deeply connected to my inner voice. I was able to deepen my yoga and meditation practice. Above all I had SO much fun. We shared many laughs and bonded with a group of women that I possibly might have never crossed paths with." - Janette, Sept 2015

"An inspiring weekend with Sally, Deanna, and Caitlin and twenty amazing women from across the US. The ranch setting was serene and quiet and allowed for learning, self-discovery and new friends. Highly recommend!" - Patricia, Aug 2015

"The Chi Running Retreat is the fourth retreat I have attended by Sally. It was much needed to realign my body back into running without knee pain. What I love most about Sally's retreats are the amazing and relaxing locations away from my busy life. I feel I am gone for a week when it's been only a weekend. Sally meticulously plans each retreat to balance enough activities with enough time for relaxation. I love that all the retreats are unique and different and held at different locations. Although I have not attended any other types of yoga retreats what I think makes Sally's retreats most unique is the sense of community. I have made amazing friends at her retreats. And the yoga always rocks!" - Elisa, Aug 2015

"Sally's Body Flow Retreats continue to amaze! I attended my 3rd in August 2015 and each has been a wonderful experience filled with great activities, people that I would love to know all my life and motivation for life." - Michelle, Aug 2015

The Body Flows Women's Summer Solstice Retreat was an amazing mix of connection, accomplishment, restoration, and fun. The CoLeaders Sally and Sunny were both perfectly suited to both the theme of the workshop and working with each other. They set the tone for relaxation, warmth, acceptance, and welcoming of the sun and all of the participants. I'm so glad I decided to go... I can't imagine any other decision now and I can't imagine not going again in the future." - Heidi, June 2015

"I'm forever grateful I stumbled upon your retreat online. Your ability to find a way to connect to me and each person you speak with is refreshing. I am so thankful for your compassionate way of listening, your ability to make even a 7am yoga class fun with your smiles. Wanted you to know how much fun I had, how healing it was to be with women of all ages coming together and expressing their own pain; I don't feel alone anymore and that's the greatest gift I could ever ask for. I am already looking at the next retreat I can attend. I will be back, hoping for the September retreat depending on where my journey takes me. I hope you realize how many women you have helped, and how much positive energy, hope, laughter, and creativity you instill in people. You gave me hope and helped me find my smile again :)" - Heather, June 2015

"I attended the Recharge Retreat to celebrate my birthday and got so much more than I expected. I was hoping to relax and do lots of yoga, which I definitely did. But I also came home with a whole new set of skills to keep me balanced, happy, and stress-free once I returned home. The psychology workshop sessions were a surprising and very welcome aspect of the retreat. Kristen and Sally did such a great job to make all portions of the retreat comfortable, accessible, moving (physically and emotionally), and satisfying. I can't recommend this enough!" - Lily, May 2015

"Thanks again for your continuing energy and passion in these amazing weekend retreats. I have been to four 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, Dec 2014

"Coming together and bringing a sound healing and yoga experience was like the crashing of two powerfully strong healing modalities that could be seen as canceling each other out into total stillness. Alongside the Winter Solstice theme and meditative circles, the sound healing complimented and deepened the healing experience. It was a pleasure to be involved, learning, and growing with everyone. Thank you Sally!" - Melissa, Dec 2014

"Thank you so much. Ever since the Fall Equinox retreat, I find myself spending a lot of time thinking about how wonderful of a time I had out there. I really appreciate you and all of the lovely people I met. Let me know when or if you know the date for the December retreat as I am happy to come back out!" - Jeris, Sept 2014

"I was so thrilled to attend Body Flow's Summer Solstice Retreat. Perfect location, schedule, facilities and a wonderful group of old and new friends. Loved the walks, meditation, yoga, drum circle, evening fire and celebration of the sun. Fantastic experience beginning to end, can't wait for the next one. Welcome Summer!" - Mary, June 2014

"Just enjoyed my second yoga retreat with Sally at Body Flows at Wildwood Retreat Center by Guerneville. It is amazingly well-organized and so refreshing. I enjoy Sally as a yoga instructor and love the atmosphere and friendships I have made at these retreats." - Susanna, June 2014

"Thank you to you both for an absolutely fabulous retreat! You guys worked really hard to put this all together for us and it was really obvious in all the details. I had an amazing time with all of your wonderful workshops. I met a lot of interesting fun people as well - what a bonus. I look forward to the June session with much anticipation. Thanks to both of you again for your amazing energy and abilities - it was such a pleasure!" - Judy, Feb 2014

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