Spring into Spring and find more balance in your life at our Spring Equinox yoga, meditation, wellness and wine tasting retreat at the beautiful, comfortable Westerbeke Ranch in Sonoma wine country. Nourish your body, mind and soul with a weekend of yoga, nature, hiking, homemade cuisine made with local, organic and seasonal produce, and delicious Sonoma wines. Connect with yourself and others and enjoy a mini vacation by relaxing by the pool in nature, or visiting surrounding wine country.
The equinox is a time of balance, with equal hours of day and night, light and dark. It's a perfect time to let go of the past and of the winter season and set positive intentions for the new Spring season, through guided meditations and inner reflection, opening yourself up to new possibilities and creations.
The yoga classes will be a blend of Hatha and Vinyasa Flow, linking movement with the breath, moving your body through both power and restorative poses. The classes will be theme-based, creative and balanced and will incorporate pranayama (breathing), strengthening, stretching, detoxing, energizing, and meditation. You will experience a safe and nurturing practice, leaving you feeling relaxed yet energized.
All levels are welcome and encouraged. We look forward to meeting you!
"Sally's Gratitude retreat in Sonoma, CA was just the medicine I needed. She is kind, knowledgeable, encouraging and has a calming presence. The yoga classes were blissful, some challenged me mentally and physically and others allowed me to dive into a deep relaxation (thank you yoga nidra) the group was open and so friendly! I truly enjoyed my stay and am grateful to have been able to attend and be a part of this experience. Thank you Sally and new friends!" ~ Kelley, Nov 2017
"Sally's Yoga retreats are truly a "reset" experience for us Yoginis who live very busy, stressful and active lives. Sally creates a very inspirational atmosphere, both physically with the locations she chooses AND supportive of any level of Yoga practice; spiritually, and offers a lovely sense of needed community and genuine guidance and caring. She is one of a kind. ~ Kathy, March 2017
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, hot tub and sauna for soaking and relaxing after yoga or hiking. Delicious fresh, local, nutritious, sustainable and hand-made farm to table 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 passionate about teaching and healing to share 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 and the mind. She is so grateful to have the opportunity to inspire and coach 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 meeting you!
Yoga mat, comfortable and loose fitting clothes for yoga and hiking, hiking or good walking shoes for trails, water bottle, flashlight, bathing suit and optional robe or sarong for pool and hot tub, sun lotion and sun hat, warm and waterproof jacket or sweater for cool or wet weather, optional eye mask or small hand towel to cover eyes during meditations.
Note: Yoga blocks and straps will be provided.
Note: Dogs and other pets are not permitted. The only animals that are allowed are certified service animals, accompanied by a person with a disability.
The rooms are colorful, and country style, and contain 2, 3 or 4 beds, with a private bathroom per room. Body wash and soap is provided. Please bring your own shampoo, conditioner and hair dryer if desired.
All prices are per person.
All participants must be 21 or over.
A $200 deposit is required to secure your spot or you may pay in full. The balance will be charged 2 months prior to the retreat. 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 as part of a couple and sharing the room.
Use Discount Code FRIEND5 at checkout for a 5% discount if you sign up with a friend or partner.
Use Discount Code GROUP10 at checkout for a 10% discount if you sign up as part of a group of 10 people.
Mention your friend or group's name on the registration form.
Shared rooms are female-only unless you are signing up with a friend or as part of a couple and sharing the room. Please email me directly at firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to attend as a couple.
Availability: Click Register Now below to find out if we have availability for your desired lodging option.
We look forward to meeting you and sharing this wonderful weekend journey of yoga, wellness and wine with you!
"Yoga is the journey of the self, through the self, to the self." ~ The Bhagavad Gita