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RETREAT TO THE MOUNTAINS 

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Step away and breath in the mountain air and take time to recharge and relax.  This all-women Mountain Retreat in Yosemite,  with rustic lodging and the beauty of the outdoors.

This is our 3rd year offering this retreat and we've listened to your requests for it to be longer, so we added another night; and expanded the curriculum to include Continuing Education (CE) units for Yoga Teachers and Individual Sessions with yoga teachers, Jena and Stephanie, or Holistic Health Assessments with Stephanie. 

This 4-day, 3-night retreat is the perfect get-away to fully reflect upon all that Autumn has to offer. As the leaves begin to transform into brilliant oranges and reds, we too can transform and release what no longer serves us and make way for what's new to come.

This mountain retreat offers is a perfect getaway with, daily yoga, access to the health spa, hikes, delicious meals, and health talks with your hosts, Jena and Stephanie. Register for this retreat for an amazing weekend that will leave you feeling recharged and energized to carry you through the winter months and holidays.

 

YOGA

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Yoga is far more than physical exercise and all of our classes will show you just how holistic yoga can become in your life. Both Jena and Stephanie are Yoga Alliance Certified Instructors with an integrative approach. Between the two of us, you'll experience a variety of class types including:

  • Gentle Hatha Flow

  • Vinyasa and Power Flow

  • Restorative

  • Yin and Focused Flow

  • Hatha and more

For Yoga Teachers, or yogis looking to deepen their practice, we have optional add-on Continuing Education classes covering:

  • Anatomy Safety Class on Alignment

  • Mind-Body-Spirit Integration in a Yoga Class

  • Chakra Anatomy and Clearing

  • Yamas and Niyamas: The Ethics of Yoga

We have a new, LARGER, yoga space private to our group that can easily accommodate 35 yogis. 

Yoga Intensive Curriculum

For Yoga Teachers, or yogis looking to deepen their practice, we have optional add-on Continuing Education classes covering:

  • Anatomy Safety Class on Alignment: After teaching or practicing yoga for a while, we may forget some of the anatomy we learned in Yoga Teacher Training; however, it is this understanding of anatomy that keeps our students (and ourselves) safe. Enjoy learning key alignment practices and their anatomy for a safe yoga class.

  • Mind-Body-Spirit Integration in a Yoga Class: The moment you realize your students are needing a hip-opener class - as an example, you should be able to associate the mind-body connection to their resistance and inspire a class to support the root chakra, foundation, finances, and relationships through your pose choices and language usage. Or in watching their throats or shoulders, be able to reveal through your instruction and practice, how to support expression, communication and releasing expectations. All disease begins in Prana, or breath and energy. Students can walk away feeling healed without realizing how much it was YOUR yoga practice that facilitated it.

  • Chakra Anatomy and Clearing: Learn the anatomy of each chakra, their sounds, poses to best support, blockages, and healing the chakras; and how to clear them for your own practice and in class. Class best connects after taking Mind-Body-Spirit Integration in a Yoga Class.

  • Yamas and Niyamas: The Ethics of Yoga: At the time of YTT, learning the Yamas and Niyamas seemed like a foreign language; however, they can be the perfect theme for any class if you learn how to incorporate them. In this class, learn how to inspire the Ethics of Yoga in each yoga class. While we will overview all Yamas and Niyamas, we will take a step-by-step look at a couple in this class. EkhartYoga.com says it best: "The idea of a yoga practice is really not just to focus and be aware and mindful and calm for the time that we’re on the mat, but to carry this state of being with us when we leave class, so it can have a much deeper impact than just making us look good." It is through the understandings of the Sutras that we live the life of a yogi.


WELLNESS WORKSHOPS

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With every retreat, we send you a survey prior to the trip to select which subjects most interest you. While we receive many of the same requests year after year, even by repeat guests, we want to be sure each retreat is tailored to our guests. With our combined expertise, you are bound to find the selection to your liking. Some topics include:

  • The Veil of Compassion - astrology to help you discover ease and flow with yourSELF and relationships (work, intimate, child, friend). (year after year, a favorite)

  • Daily Detox and Elimination - understand gentle ways to improve digestion and elimination with a daily routine.

  • Understanding Healing - 'dis'ease begins long before symptoms set in. Discover the hidden language of the body - from itching to intuition.

  • Juicing 101 - the how-to and why-to of juicing fresh fruit and veggies

  • Raw Foods 101 - understand the science behind raw, vegan nutrition, including leukocytosis and loss of nutrients

  • Energy Centers of the Body - how to balance from the inside out and how to notice the imbalance by what happens around you

  • Workshop possibilities include: Journaling, Home Medicine Kit, Aromatherapy, Sound Healing, Creating Yoga at Home, Guided Meditation, and many more.

Free Time

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During Free Time

Enjoy hiking Near the lodge is the Bug Loop Trail for all to see the beautiful fall colors. On the north & east facing slopes you will find alders, pin oaks, live oaks, black oaks, chaparral, willows, mountain lilac, California grape, buckeye, ponderosa pine, grey pine and knobcone pine. We can do hikes away from the lodge as well.  During free time you and some of the retreat group may want to head into Yosemite National Park to enjoy this sought after destination with beautiful biking and hiking trails.  During free time (or before/after the retreat) you and some of the retreat group may want to head into Yosemite National Park to enjoy this sought after destination with beautiful biking and hiking trails. Please note it takes about an hour to get into the park so you might miss some scheduled retreat events. During free time you may enjoy sitting by the fireplace with some hot tea, soaking in the hot tub, relaxing in the sauna, a spa treatment or an add on treatment by Stephanie or Jena, such as:

  • Reiki

  • Private yoga

  • Iridology

  • Allergy elimination

  • strology and more

Prior to the retreat, starting Friday at 2pm - or after, ending Monday at 2pm, you might want a spa session or enjoy Yosemite National Park.

Lodging 

HEALTH SPA


You will recieve a day pass that includes access to a custom 12 person H2O2 UV spring fed stainless steel hot tub, cold-rain shower, cedar hot-rock sauna, a  seven jet shower in our deluxe changing rooms. Large cedar sauna with hot rocks with eucalyptus water. Jump under the cold rain shower adjacent after sauna use or into our stainless steel hot tub. The hot tub is kept bacteria-free without the use of harsh chemicals. Hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) and ultra violet light are used to maintain the tub, as well as to support your overall wellness by delivering much-needed oxygen to your cells.

CAFE DINING  

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Organic & local foods in addition with the heirloom gardens makes dishes at the cafe fresh, healthy, and delicious. The cafe provide attention to vegan and vegetarian foods, in addition to quality meats and sustainable fish show the difference.  You will be drawn in by the mouth-watering smells of foods cooking from the restaurant. Comfort American foods are rounded out with exciting International items on the menu with meats, vegan, seafood, gluten-free, and vegetarian fare. The dinner menu changes nightly with a mix of local, garden, sustainable and organic ingredients. The dynamic menu is what guests comment the most about online and make sure they do not miss.  

All meals are included:

  • Friday dinner

  • Saturday breakfast, lunch and dinner

  • Sunday breakfast, lunch and dinner

  • Monday breakfast and lunch

Alcohol and specialty drinks are available but not included. Water, coffee, herbal tea, iced tea and hibiscus cooler readily available and included. 

Example meals include:

  • Steelcut Oatmeal, Rightly done, with milk, soy or yogurt, raisins and brown sugar, fresh cut fruit

  • Chicken Vietnamese Salad- What a salad should be with thin sliced chicken, peppers, onion, cabbage, mint and basil with tomato, fish sauce dressing and peanuts on top.

  • Vegetarian Smoked Tempeh, Black Bean and Yam Enchiladas Mole topped with Avocado Verde Sauce, served with Yellow Rice and Coleslaw

We offer a few lodging options depending on if you're attending with a female companion or want us to join you up with other people exclusive to our group.

In any of the options below, if it says "shared", it remains with our Retreat Group only.

ll options include the above listed retreat goodies valued at more than $450!


1. Dorm @ $599 per person

  • bunk style beds

  • room for 6

  • shared bathroom (within the dorm)

2. Shared Cabin for 2 @ $699 per person

  • one room with two beds

  • shared bathroom (with our other 'shared' cabins)

3. Private Cabin for 2 @ $775 per person- FULL (no longer available)

  • own room with two beds

  • own bathroom

Have a group of three coming together? Let us know and for very little more, we can book you a 3-bedded room, based on availability. 

Have you been on a retreat with us already in the past? Click here for access to your members-only area of the website with exclusive discounted rates. Contact us if you have not yet been added.

Lodging Options


Yoga Curriculum 

Yoga alliance credit classes

  • Anatomy Safety Class on Alignment class: $35

  • Mind-Body-Spirit Integration in a Yoga Class: $35

  • Chakra Anatomy and Clearing: $35

  • Yamas and Niyamas: The Ethics of Yoga: $35

  • All Four Classes $125

Class options

Book before August 10th and receive a BONUS Yoga Intensive Curriculum Class!

Additional options to add-on include (must be booked and paid in advance with respective practitioner):

  • Massage at the health spa between 10am and 10pm (between our scheduled events or arrive early Friday or stay late Monday): $85 one hour, $10 more deep tissue or facial mask

  • Mini-Iridology Sessions (read about it here) with Holistic Health Practitioner, Stephanie Austin (schedule permitting): $37 retreat exclusive reg. $75. (15-20min assessments)

  • Natural Allergy Elimination (read about it here) with Stephanie Austin, HHP (only a few spots available): $175 retreat exclusive, reg. $225. (1-1.5 hours and cannot eat 3 hours after)

  • Reiki Healing with either Jena Baird or Stephanie Austin, both Reiki II Certified Practitioners (schedule permitting): $40 (30 minutes)

  • Personalized Astrology Session with Stephanie Austin who has more than 20 years experience and can shed light on relationships of all types (couples, between parents and kids, work, etc): $75 for an hour (schedule permitting)

  • Private Yoga Session (1 or 2 people) with either Jena or Stephanie: a discounted rate of $40 for 40 minutes (schedule permitting)


DETAILS ON REGISTRATION

  • Cancellation policy and non-refundable deposit: All options include a $300, non-refundable deposit. Should you cancel prior to 6-weeks before the event, all but this NF-deposit can be returned within 6-10 business days. Should you cancel within 2-weeks of the event, zero of the funds are refundable due to the cost to reserve the lodge and likelihood of being able to book your space with such short notice.

  • Repeat retreat guests receive an exclusive discount on all options when booked before October 1st. Please contact us for access. Discount not redeemable for cash.

  • Early bird discount of $25 off any option is available to all non-repeat guests if booked before August 22nd. Discount not redeemable for cash.

  • Book by August 10th and receive a BONUS Yoga Curriculum Intensive class: Anatomy Safety Class on Alignment (valued at $35) and can be used for CE units for Yoga Teachers. Class description above.

  • Transportation to/from the retreat is up to you but if you want to be added to a carpool list, let us know and we will try to connect you with a person local to you.

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