with Sally Mitchell (Yoga Teacher, Massage Therapist and Integrative Health Coach)
Healthy corporate retreats and team building events are becoming increasingly popular as employees are working longer hours, taking fewer vacations, traveling for business more frequently, and spending many hours every day sitting at a desk, working at a computer and using their smartphones. Employees who are healthy, calm, mindful and clear-headed are more creative and productive and demonstrate greater positive energy and enthusiasm, thus enhancing the productivity and happiness of your team!
Many successful entrepreuners, business professionals and athletes have been using mindfulness, meditation and yoga for years to help them on their journey towards achieving their goals. At Body Flows, our intention is to guide you and your colleagues towards success with a sense of mindfulness, balance, focus and fun.
We love to weave our theme CONNECT. COLLABORATE. CREATE. throughout the day, with the intention of helping you CONNECT more deeply with yourself and each other, COLLABORATE and work more effectively with your colleagues or teammates, and tap into your creativity so you can CREATE team visions and action plans that you can take back to your work and lives after the retreat.
We hope you will also have fun and enjoy taking time away from the office into nature!
Activities may include yoga and guided meditation; hiking or trail running and learning the natural ChiWalking or ChiRunning techniques for pain-free walking and running; learning more about mindfulness or wellness during a wellness talk; winery tour; and enjoying a nourishing lunch and wine tasting at a stunning winery in Sonoma, just one hour drive north of San Francisco!
An example schedule for a one-day event is included below. We can also arrange overnight stays at local hotels and retreat centers. We will work with you to design and create a unique experience that aligns with the goals of your group and allows you to enjoy a fun day of movement, wellness and wine in Sonoma wine country! Contact us to learn more and discuss planning your custom event today!
"Sally led us through a truly special day for our staff retreat that included mindfulness, stress reduction, yoga, hiking and time for group and self reflection. I have been both a leader and participant in over 20 staff retreats over the years and this one was, hands down, the best. Our team left refreshed and better connected and we have built in some of the themes from the day into our organizational culture. I would highly recommend Sally and Body Flows for a staff retreat." - Elizabeth Brown, President and CEO, Community Foundation Sonoma County
Begin your day with some outdoor sun salutations and a gentle all levels vinyasa flow yoga class, surrounded by stunning vineyards, available for all levels. The Yoga class will consist of creative sequences, linking movements with the breath, moving your body through both yin and yang postures. Incorporating breathing, physical postures and meditation, you will experience a safe and nurturing practice, leaving you feeling relaxed yet energized. Options will be provided for varying abilities. Guided meditation and/or breathing practices may be taught instead of yoga if you prefer.
Welcome, gratitude or wellness talk about mindfuless for stress reduction, nutrition, mindful and conscious living.
Delicious catered lunch by local restaurant. Vegetarian, gluten-free, dairy-free, and other dietary requirements options available. Choose from a selection of menu items to suit everyone's tastes!
Informative winery tour through the winery, caves and vineyards, learning about the wine making process, in particular the process of organic and biodynamic wine making.
Experience nature at its best with a beautiful 3-4 mile hike through the vineyards or on local hiking trails. The trails are medium level terrain, available for all levels. Proper walking or hiking shoes are recommended.
At the start of the hike, Sally can lead a short ChiWalking/ChiRunning talk and demonstration, teaching natural and pain-free walking and running technique, reducing impact and injury, to allow us to walk or run more efficiently and faster with less effort.
Taste a selection of the winery's delicious organic and biodynamic wines.
Chair massage sessions may be offered during the wine tasting and free time.
"Sally really made our department's off-site and bonding event a memorable one! With her strong attention to detail, warming attitude, and thoughtful activities, she created such a positive environment for us all to have a wonderful experience to collaborate together and get to know each other at a different level. Sally made the experience a great venue to bring our team together in a positive way. The location, food and activities made for a perfect corporate offsite." ~ Lisa Capper, Area Director
Client Testimonial: "THANK YOU for another fantastic yoga retreat. You have a special talent in bringing people together and helping us to feel great during and after our get-away. Loved every minute." - Jo, March 2017
We partner with multiple wineries in Sonoma Valley, within a few miles of the Sonoma plaza, as well as local hotels and restaurants to create a unique experience for your group.
Sally Mitchell, RYT 200 Hour Yoga Teacher, Certified Massage Therapist, ChiRunning/ChiWalking Instructor, Integrative Nutrition Health Coach
Sally had a dream a few years ago about teaching yoga outdoors in nature, amongst the beautiful vineyards in Sonoma county, and taking people away from their busy and often stressful lives into this serene and stunning location, allowing them to relax, rejuvenate, and reflect.
This dream soon became reality as Sally moved to Sonoma, after 15 years of city living in New York City and San Francisco. She is so grateful to have the opportunity to inspire and lead others to become healthier and happier and awaken to their inner desires and purpose, through the gifts of yoga, meditation, mindful movement, massage and energy healing. She looks forward to working with you and your group for a unique and fun yoga, wellness and wine tasting event!CONTACT US FOR MORE INFO