Treat yourself to a healthy weekend getaway with other inspiring yogis in Sonoma Wine Country. We have a relaxing and rejuvenating weekend planned with yoga, wellness, hiking, nourishing and local food and delicious, biodynamic, healing wines.
We'll be celebrating and honoring the Spring Equinox during our March 24-26 retreat as its just after the Spring Equinox which is on March 20, 2023. 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. The yoga classes will either be on an outdoor deck or in an indoor studio. This will depend on weather, numbers and other health and safety factors.
You'll have the opportunity to learn and practice natural, energy efficient and injury-free ChiWalking and ChiRunning, making walking and running feel light, effortless, and natural. We'll practice this technique during the hike and you'll have the opportunity to run or jog if you choose!
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 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.
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, optional props (blocks, blanket, bolster, strap), comfortable 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, 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), face masks, hand sanitizer.
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.
5% discount if you sign up with a friend or partner! Use discount code FRIEND5 at checkout. Not valid with other offers.
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.
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.
We look forward to meeting you!
We recommend purchasing Travel Insurance (with the "cancel for any reason" clause)
March 24-26, 2023
May 5-7, 2023
"Yoga is the journey of the self, through the self, to the self." ~ The Bhagavad Gita