Yoga Retreats California 2019 | Weekend Yoga, Hiking, Wine | Body Flows
Yoga, Hiking, Wine Tasting Retreat!
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Weekend Yoga Retreat with Hiking and Wine Tasting!
At the beautiful Westerbeke Ranch, Sonoma, California
Sept 27-29, 2019

from $675 per person

with Sally Mitchell (Yoga Teacher, Massage Therapist and Integrative Health Coach)

Enjoy a healthy weekend getaway with other amazing and inspiring yogis, and a rejuvenating weekend with yoga, wellness, hiking, nourishing and local food and delicious, biodynamic and healing wines. We're thrilled to be hosting these retreats at our 'homebase', the gorgeous Westerbeke Ranch, just 1 hour drive north of San Francisco, and 10 mins drive from Sonoma town plaza.

Nourish your body, connect with your self and nature, and relax and rejuvenate!

The yoga classes will be mostly Vinyasa Flow Yoga for all levels, linking movement with the breath for an energizing yet relaxing flow. With creative and balanced sequences, strengthening and lengthening, detoxing and pranayama, you will experience a strong, safe and supportive practice. Modifications and options will be provided for different abilities. You'll have the opportunity to play with some backbends, arm balances, and inversions if you choose, and cool down with some deep stretches to restore the body and mind. There will be one Yin Yoga class during the retreat.

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Client Testimonial: "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





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Highlights

  • 4 yoga classes (vinyasa flow yoga and yin yoga)
  • 2 nights shared cabin accommodation (linens and towels provided)
  • 6 nourishing mostly vegetarian meals, with some fish options (vegan, gluten-free, dairy-free options available)
  • 2 evenings of wine tasting by local Sonoma wineries
  • Guided meditations
  • Hiking in nature at nearby trails (10 min drive from retreat center)
  • Outdoor pool and hot tub
  • Scenic hiking trails and surrounding nature
  • Free time to explore, relax and soak in the pool and hot tub
  • Additional services: massage sessions can be booked during your free time for additional cost.

Not Included

  • Transport to and from the retreat and coordination of car pooling
  • Travel Insurance (we strongly suggest purchasing travel insurance)
  • Onsite massages (additional cost)

Client Testimonial: "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!" ~ Angela, June 2018

"If you are looking for a weekend of deep nourishment for your soul and body, this would be the place to be. Sally is amazing at organizing this event so well." - Olga K

Location

Westerbeke Ranch, 2300 Grove Street, Sonoma, California

The retreat will be held at the beautiful Westerbeke Ranch in Sonoma, California, just 1 hour drive north of San Francisco and 5 minutes drive from Sonoma plaza, in the heart of breathtaking Sonoma wine country.

Westerbeke has a lovely rural Ranch feel and nestles amid stately oaks, surrounded by rolling grass hills and vineyards in Sonoma's Valley of the Moon. There is an onsite outdoor pool and hot tub soaking and relaxing after yoga or hiking. Delicious fresh, local, nutritious, sustainable and hand-made farm to table vegetarian food will be served 3 times daily, by wonderful cooks of the highest caliber, artists in their own right.

The closest airports are Sonoma County Airport (30 mins drive), San Francisco (SFO), Oakland (OAK) and Sacramento (SMF) Airports. SFO, OAK and SMF are approximately 1.5 hours drive from the retreat center. If you do not wish to rent a car, airport bus schedules from SFO and OAK to Sonoma county can be found here. The nearest bus station to get off at is Petaluma or Sonoma County Airport, 30 mins taxi or Uber to/from Westerbeke Ranch. Coordination of transport to/from the retreat is not included. Driving directions will be provided a few weeks prior to arrival.

Your Leader

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

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.

Tentative Schedule

Friday
  • 4.00pm - Arrivals
  • 4.30pm - Ranch Orientation
  • 5.00pm - Vinyasa Yoga
  • 6.30pm - Dinner
  • 7.30pm - Wine Tasting and Opening Circle (hosted by Body Flows)
Saturday
  • 6.45am - Vinyasa Yoga
  • 8.15am - Breakfast
  • 10.00am - Hike at nearby trail
  • 12.30pm - Lunch
  • Free Time (pool, hot tub, hike, relax, massage)
  • 5.15pm - Yin Yoga and Guided Meditation
  • 6.30pm - Dinner
  • 7.30pm - Wine Tasting (hosted by local winery)
Sunday
  • 6.45am - Vinyasa Yoga
  • 8.15am - Breakfast
  • 9.30am - Check out of Room by 10am
  • 10.00am - Yoga Sutras and Eight Limbs of Yoga Workshop
  • 11.30am - Closing Circle
  • 12.30pm - Lunch
  • Free Time (pool, hot tub, relax, hike)
  • 3.00pm - Departures

What To Bring

Yoga mat, comfortable and loose fitting clothes for yoga and hiking, hiking or walking shoes, water bottle, flashlight, bathing suit for pool and hot tub, sun lotion and sun hat, warm and waterproof jacket or sweater for cool or wet weather, optional eye mask or small hand towel to cover eyes during meditations, optional bolster or blanket for yoga (large cushions will be provided that fold into a bolster size) optional cash tip for your massage therapist, optional shampoo, conditioner and hair dryer if desired.

Note: yoga blocks and straps will be provided, although you may bring your own if you wish.

Note: Dogs and other pets are not permitted. The only animals that are allowed are certified service animals, accompanied by a person with a disability.

Accommodations

The cabin rooms are colorful, and country style, and contain 2, 3 or 4 beds, with a private bathroom per room. Each cabin has adjustable heating and air conditioning. Body wash and soap is provided. Please bring your own shampoo, conditioner and hair dryer if desired. Four glamping style tents are available May through October, with shared bathrooms nearby. There is no heating or air conditioning in the tents, although extra blankets are available.

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Cost and Sign Up

All prices are per person.

All participants must be 21 or over.

A $200 deposit is required to secure your spot or you may pay in full. The balance 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 attending with a friend or partner, you may register together or separately. If you register separately, please mention your friend's name on the registration form that is on the second page of the booking system checkout system. If you are traveling alone, you may still sign up for a shared cabin if you wish and we will match you up with other traveler roommate(s) of the same sex. Please note that all shared rooms are female only unless you are signing up with friends or as a couple and booking the whole room, or signing up for single occupancy.

All Cabin Rooms are sold out.

Retreat Only - No Overnight Stay - $625 per person. Since all cabin rooms at the ranch are sold out, you may attend as a Day Guest for the whole retreat Friday through Sunday. This option includes all yoga and meditation classes, workshops, meals, wine tastings, group hike, and use of the ranch property facilities during the whole. Our recommended lodging options for overnight stays in Sonoma are (from approx. low to high cost): Sonoma Chalet, El Pueblo Inn, Sonoma Hotel, Swiss Hotel, Best Western Sonoma, Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn, The Lodge at Sonoma, depending on your budget. These hotels are all within 10-15 mins drive of the ranch. You may also find a comfortable Airbnb or VRBO lodging nearby.

Massage Sign Up: 60 min or 90 min massages may be booked at the time of registration or up until 7 days prior to the retreat, subject to availability. All massages will be scheduled on the Saturday between 1pm and 5pm. We will attempt to schedule you at the same time as your friend(s) if you have signed up with friend(s), however it's not guaranteed as it's a tight schedule. The final massage schedule will be provided at checkin.



 

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