Following your heart and living each moment from your heart center can shift your whole world and attract more than you even thought possible. We'll weave the heart opening theme through this weekend yoga retreat in California wine country, available for all levels. Through yoga, meditation, nature, essential oils, vision boards, chakra balancing, sound healing and a little wine tasting, there's something for everyone at this retreat. Just one hour drive north of San Francisco, and 10 mins drive from Sonoma town plaza, our retreat will be held at a beautiful and comfortable family owned venue. Connect more deeply with your inner self, your heart's desires, with nature and with others. Relax, rejuvenate, renew.
The yoga classes will be mostly Vinyasa Flow, linking movement with the breath, moving your body through both power and restorative poses, available for all levels and abilities. The classes will be theme-based, creative and balanced and will incorporate pranayama (breathing), strengthening, stretching, detoxing, energizing, and meditation. You will experience a safe and nurturing practice, leaving you feeling relaxed yet energized. There will be one Yin class during the retreat, as well as optional workshops, including essential oils, chakra balancing, sound healing, and vision board creation to create new intentions for the new year.
Important COVID-19 Policies - By registering for this retreat, you agree to comply with social distancing during yoga classes, workshops, meals, pool, hiking, and around the property, and must wear a face mask when social distacing is not possible. Meals, drinks and coffee/tea will all be served individualized, contactless and on separate trays or containers for each person. There will be no buffet service for any food or drinks. The yoga classes will be outdoors due to county restrictions. They will be in an outdoor area with an overhead cover if it is raining. We are looking forward to inviting you for this specical opportunity to share a sacred space of yoga, meditation and wellness, whilst also take time for yourself for self reflection, relaxation and rejuvenation. Please review the Sonoma County COVID-19 regulations before you attend.
Client Testimonial: "Everything and everyone made this retreat enjoyable and special. The location 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
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 B
The retreat will be held at a beautiful venue 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.
The venue has a lovely rural 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 the venue. Coordination of transport to/from the retreat is not included. Driving directions will be provided a few weeks 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.
Please 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, and warm and waterproof jacket or sweater for cool or wet weather. Optional items: yoga block, blanket, bolster, strap, eye mask or small hand towel to cover eyes during meditations, cash tip for your massage therapist, shampoo, conditioner and hair dryer if desired (there are no hair dryers and no shampoo/conditioner in the rooms).
Will be Provided: Body wash and soap is provided in the rooms.
Not Permitted: Dogs and other pets are not permitted on the property. The only animals that are allowed are certified service animals, accompanied by a person with a disability.
The cabin rooms are colorful and country style 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. There are 2 yurts available with private bathrooms nearby. There are heated blankets in the yurts.
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. If you registered before Dec 1, 2020, you will be notified a few days prior to the balance due date, with a link to make payment online. If you registered on or after Dec 1, 2020, your balance will be automatically charged to your credit or debit card on the balance due date. You will be notified by email a few days prior. If the retreat is less than 2 months from the date of registration, the full amount is required.
In order to comply with social distancing, only single occupancy private rooms are available. There are no shared room options for this retreat. If you are signing up as a couple or with family members, you may share a room. However, the cost per person is the same as below. Please mention on your registration form that you are signing up with a partner or family member and would like to share a room.
There are 18 private cabin rooms available, and 2 private yurts available. All cabin rooms and yurts have a private bathroom.
Early Bird Pricing until 1 month prior is below. Prices will increase by $100 on January 12, 2021.
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, by logging into the booking system and paying for a massage add-on. Refer to the instructions here. 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.
"Yoga is the journey of the self, through the self, to the self." ~ The Bhagavad Gita