March 20-22, 2020
Spring into Spring and and celebrate the Spring Equinox, a time of balance and new beginnings, at our yoga, hiking and wine tasting retreat in Sonoma Wine Country. Enjoy a healthy weekend getaway with other inspiring yogis. We have a relaxing and rejuvenating weekend planned with yoga, wellness, hiking, nourishing and local food and delicious, biodynamic, healing wines.
The Spring Equinox is a time of balance, with equal hours of day and night, light and dark, and a time of welcoming in the new light and new life. It's a perfect time to let go of the past and create positive intentions for the new Spring season, through guided meditations, yoga and inner reflection, opening yourself up to new possibilities.
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.
Client Testimonial: "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
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
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.
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 weather. A final schedule will be distributed to all attendees prior to the retreat.
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: eye mask or small hand towel to cover eyes during meditations, bolster or blanket for yoga (large cushions will be provided that fold into a bolster size), 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: Yoga blocks, straps and cushions will be provided, although you may bring your own if you wish. 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 air conditioning. Body wash and soap is provided. Please bring your own shampoo, conditioner and hair dryer if desired. There are 2 yurts available year-round with 2 twin beds in each, and 2 glamping style tents, with 1 queen bed in each, available mid May through mid October, and shared bathrooms nearby. There are heated blankets in the yurts and tents.
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 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.
Availability: Please click the button below to find out pricing and availability for your desired lodging option.
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