Journey into the new year with an inspiring and rejuvenating weekend in nature with yoga, meditation, creative visioning, chakra balancing, journaling and workshops that will help you deepen your practice, connect with your inner self, discover your purpose and create intentions for your year ahead. As well as daily yoga classes, there will be guided workshops with journaling and teachings, as well as free time to relax, meditate, journal, walk the mindful labyrinth and deepen your self practice. You'll also have the opportunity to taste some delicious healthy local wines from beautiful Sonoma wine country!
The retreat will be held at a private 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 2 Yin Yoga classes during the retreat.
Client Testimonial: "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
Client Testimonial: "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
The retreat will be held at a beautiful retreat center 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 retreat center 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. 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 center. 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.
The schedule and start times are subject to minor changes, depending on the time of year and the weather. A final schedule will be distributed to all attendees prior to the retreat.
Please bring: yoga mat, optional props (blocks, blanket, bolster, strap), comfortable clothes for yoga, hiking or walking shoes if you choose to hike, 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 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), magazines for vision boards.
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, and contain 2, 3 or 4 beds, with a private bathroom per room. Each cabin has adjustable heating and fans. Body wash and soap is provided. Please bring your own shampoo, conditioner and hair dryer if desired. There are 2 yurts available with 2 twin beds in each, heated blankets and portable heaters, power outlets and shared bathrooms approximately 20 yards walk outside from 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. You will receive reminder emails a few days prior to your balance due date. If the retreat is less than 2 months from the date of registration, the full amount is required.
SPECIAL NEW YEAR 10% DISCOUNT for our 3-night options, valid until 3 days before retreat start dates! Use discount code NEWYEAR10 at checkout. Not valid with other offers.
5% discount if you sign up with a friend or partner! Use discount code FRIEND5 at checkout. Not valid with other offers. Only valid for the full 3-night retreat.
10% discount if you sign up as part of a group of 5 or more people! Use discount code GROUP10 at checkout. Not valid with other offers. Only valid for the full 3-night retreat.
Shared rooms are female only unless you are signing up with a friend or partner and booking the whole room. If you would like to share a room with a friend who is booking separately please mention their name on your registration form.
Pricing for 3 nights (Friday through Monday Holiday)
We are offering a limited number of 2-night (Friday 4pm - Sunday 3pm) spots.
Pricing for 2 nights only (Friday 4pm - Sunday 3pm) - Limited Availability!
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 Sunday 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.
We look forward to meeting you!
We recommend purchasing Travel Insurance (with the "cancel for any reason" clause)
"Yoga is the journey of the self, through the self, to the self." ~ The Bhagavad Gita