Yoga Retreats California | Thanksgiving Gratitude Yoga, Hiking, Wine Tasting | Body Flows
Gratitude Yoga, Meditation, Nature and Wine Tasting Retreat
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Thanksgiving Gratitude Yoga, Meditation and Wine Tasting Retreat!
Sonoma, California
November 25-27, 2022
with Sally Mitchell (Yoga Teacher, Massage Therapist and Integrative Health Coach)

Celebrate the season of Gratitude over the weekend after Thanksgiving, at our yoga and meditation retreat in Sonoma, California. Enjoy a healthy weekend getaway with other inspiring yogis. We have a relaxing and rejuvenating weekend planned with yoga, reflection, gratitude, journaling, vision boards, wellness, hiking and nourishing, local food and local wines.

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.

Nourish your body, connect with your self and nature, and relax and rejuvenate!

Important COVID Policy - The venue requires that all participants sign upon arrival to state that they are either fully vaccinated or have a negative COVID-19 test, taken within 72 hours prior to the retreat start date. By registering for this retreat, you are agreeing that you will sign this upon arrival.

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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 - What's Included

  • 4 yoga classes (3 Vinyasa Flow Yoga Classes and 1 Yin Yoga Class)
  • 2 nights accommodation (linens and towels provided)
  • 6 nourishing meals (vegan, gluten-free, dairy-free options available)
  • Workshops - Gratitude and Journaling, Creative Vision Boards
  • Guided meditations
  • Wine Tasting by local winery
  • 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 relax, journal, meditate, soak in the hot tub or walk the labyrinth
  • Exclusive use of the property for our retreat group, creating an intimate retreat experience
  • 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 recommended including the "cancel for any reason" clause)
  • Onsite massages (additional cost)

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

"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, California

The retreat will be held at a beautiful 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.

The ranch 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 ranch. 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
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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 - Ranch Orientation
  • 5.00pm - Vinyasa Yoga and Gratitude Meditation
  • 6.30pm - Dinner
  • 7.30pm - Opening Circle, Gratitude Journaling Workshop and Vision Boards
Saturday
  • 7.00am - Vinyasa Yoga
  • 8.30am - Breakfast
  • 10.00am - Group Hike at nearby trail
  • 12.30pm - Lunch
  • Free Time (pool, hot tub, relax, massage)
  • 5.15pm - Yin Yoga and Yoga Nidra
  • 6.30pm - Dinner
  • 7.30pm - Wine Tasting by local winery
Sunday
  • 7.00am - Vinyasa Yoga
  • 8.30am - Breakfast
  • 9.30am - Check out of Room by 10am
  • 10.30am - Workshop - Mindfulness or Yoga Sutras and Journaling Reflections OR self-guided hike or free time
  • 11.45am - Closing Circle
  • 12.30pm - Lunch
  • Free Time (pool, hot tub, relax)
  • 2.00pm - Departures

What To Bring

Please bring: Yoga mat, 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. Optional items: yoga blocks, strap, blanket, bolster, 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, 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, and 2 glamping style tents are available mid May through mid October, with shared bathrooms approximately 20 yards walk outside from the yurts/tents. There are heated blankets in the yurts and tents.

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Cost and Sign Up

All prices are per person.

All participants must be 21 or over.

5% discount if you sign up with a friend or partner! Use discount code FRIEND5 at checkout.

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.

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.

  • Private Cabin Room - Single Occupancy (private bathroom) - $1,095
  • Shared Cabin Room - Double Occupancy (private bathroom) - $945 per person
  • Shared Cabin Room - Triple or Quadruple Occupancy (private bathroom) - $895 per person
  • Private Single or Double Occupancy Yurt (shared bathrooms) - $895 per person

Availability: Please click the button below to find out 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 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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We look forward to sharing this amazing journey with you!

Read our client testimonials and feedback.

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Read our helpful FAQs.

Please read our Body Flows Cancellation Policy.

We recommend purchasing Travel Insurance (with the "cancel for any reason" clause)

Venue COVID-19 Policy - By registering for this retreat, you are agreeing to sign upon arrival that you are either fully vaccinated or have a negative COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours prior to the retreat start date, to comply with the venue's policy.









 

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