Yoga Retreats California 2021 | Spring Equinox Yoga and Wine | Body Flows
Yoga, Hiking, Wine Tasting Retreat!
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Spring Equinox Yoga Retreat with Hiking and Wine Tasting!
Sonoma Wine Country, California

March 19-21, 2021

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

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.

If social distancing is still required by the time of this retreat, all attendees must comply with social distancing during the retreat, in yoga classes, workshops, meals, pool, hiking, and around the property.

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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





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Highlights

  • 4 yoga classes (3 Vinyasa Flow Yoga Classes and 1 Yin Yoga Class)
  • 2 nights shared cabin accommodation (linens and towels provided)
  • 6 nourishing mostly vegetarian meals, with some fish and chicken options (vegan, gluten-free, dairy-free options available)
  • 2 evenings of wine tasting by local Sonoma wineries
  • 1 workshop Eight Limbs of Yoga and Yoga Sutras
  • 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 recommend 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

"Sally's Body Flows retreat was more than what I was expecting! She is a kind, calming, and a knowledgeable human who does a fantastic job. Highly recommend!" - Holly N

Location

Sonoma Wine Country, California

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 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.

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

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.

Friday
  • 4.00pm - Arrivals
  • 4.45pm - Venue Orientation
  • 5.00pm - Vinyasa Yoga and Spring Equinox Meditation
  • 6.30pm - Dinner
  • 7.30pm - Wine Tasting and Opening Circle (hosted by Body Flows)
Saturday
  • 7.00am - Vinyasa Yoga
  • 8.30am - Breakfast
  • 10.00am - Group Hike at nearby trail
  • 12.30pm - Lunch
  • Free Time (pool, hot tub, hike, relax, massage)
  • 5.15pm - Yin Yoga and Yoga Nidra
  • 6.30pm - Dinner
  • 7.30pm - Wine Tasting (hosted by local winery)
Sunday
  • 7.00am - Vinyasa Yoga
  • 8.30am - Breakfast
  • 9.30am - Check out of Room by 10am
  • 10.00am - Workshop Eight Limbs of Yoga and Yoga Sutras
  • 11.30am - Closing Circle
  • 12.30pm - Lunch
  • Free Time (pool, hot tub, relax, hike)
  • 3.00pm - Departures

What To Bring

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.

Accommodations

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.

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Cost and Sign Up

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.

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 2 months prior is below. Prices will increase by $100 on January 19, 2021.

  • Private Cabin - single occupancy (private bathroom) - $1,095
  • Private Yurt - single occupancy (private bathroom) - $995

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.



 

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