Recharge and renew with yoga, guided meditations, healing mineral hot springs, hiking and nature, or optional trail running, mindful labyrinth walks, homemade cuisine made with local, organic and seasonal produce, and delicious local wines.
We are so grateful to be retreating to the remote Wilbur Hot Springs, just 2-3 hours drive north of San Francisco. Nourish your body, mind and soul and join us for a weekend of digital detox in nature. Wilbur is truly a sanctuary of healing and our intention is to create space for you to reflect, connect and 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 yogis!
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. 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
Client Testimonial: "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
Note: The baths at Wilbur Hot Springs are 'clothing optional'. 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 for meals, and our group will have private use of the yoga deck during our classes and workshops.
Client Testimonial: "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
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!
Note: The baths at Wilbur Hot Springs are 'clothing optional'. 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 for meals.
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. We invite you to embrace this time to decompress and detox from 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.
Sally is an inspiring teacher and healer, 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, the power of the mind and the greater Universe. She is grateful to have the opportunity to inspire others to live a healthier and happier life and awaken to their inner desires and purpose, through the gifts of yoga, meditation, reflection, mindful movement, massage, energy healing and essential oils.
She looks forward to meeting you and being a part of your spiritual journey. Read more about Sally.
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.
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.
All prices are per person.
All participants must be 21 or over.
A $250 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.
If you are signing up with a friend or partner, please mention your friend's name on the registration form. If you are traveling alone, you may still sign up for a shared double or triple occupancy room if you wish and we will match you up with other traveler roommate(s) of the same sex.
Availability: Click Register below to find out if we have availability for your desired lodging option.
"Yoga is the journey of the self, through the self, to the self." ~ The Bhagavad Gita