March 22 – 25, at Forestville, Sonoma County
Join a group of powerful women as we use the tools of yoga to connect to the source of vibrant energy within. We will gather in a private forrest to open to the flow of our creativity and wisdom. We will tap into the well within that provides us with abundant and clear energy.
This four day, three night spring retreat will support you in fueling your life force and experiencing balance. Elizabeth will lead you through daily guided meditation and hatha flow yoga, as well as therapeutic yoga, group ritual, and connection to nature, all in the community of women seeking to embody their best self. During free time, you have options to explore wine country, walk the lush hiking path, soak in the pool or hot tub, or connect with friends. A balance of stillness and movement is sure to nourish! In the evenings we will slow down into deeply relaxing acoustic sound journey for inner peace led by Minna Sivola.
Also nourishing: the food! Rachael Gorgestani, founder of The Cupboard, will craft all our vegetarian, organic, locally sourced, gluten free meals. The food is always one of my favorite parts of retreat, and Rachael nails it. She will also lead us through a cooking workshop and offer tips to integrate food into a yogic lifestyle.
Just 60 miles north of the Bay Area, the Forestville venue holds spaciousness and beauty, with nearly 100 acres of private forrest and a hiking path that meanders through the trees and across the creek. The renovated farmhouse provides welcoming lodging with plenty of room to recharge, or if you’re feeling more rustic, enjoy the option to camp. With a prime location in world famous wine country, Sonoma County holds plenty of fun for free time: enjoy the Russian River, mountain biking, redwood hikes, wine tasting, and more.
Are you ready to see, feel, express your truth? Join a group of wise women in nourishing the internal realms, the body, and community as we cultivate deep wellness. Join me in honoring your well within.
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Early bird pricing starts at just $600!
Elizabeth McKinley is a registered yoga teacher.Exploring the intersections of physical, mental, and emotional health, she teaches groups and individuals, emphasizing the body-mind-spirit connection. Incorporating the traditions of Hatha, Restorative, and Therapeutic Yoga, Elizabeth guides her students to recognize and build upon their inherent wholeness. She completed her 200-hour and 500-hour trainings at Purusha Yoga School in San Francisco. Dedication to a daily personal practice and connection to the natural world nourish Elizabeth, allowing her to vibrantly share yoga with women, youth, families, and other groups.
Second Sunday of each month April 8, May 13 and June 10, at 6:30 – 8 pm at Soulstice Mind and body spa, 501 Caledonia Street, Sausalito, CA
Enter the new week with calm and ease. Join us on this deeply relaxing acoustic sound journey into inner peace and tranquility.
In the beginning of the class we will do practices that help us become aware of present moment and ease tension in the body and in the mind. These simple movement, breathing and vocal practices are easy to do at home as well. They will prepare the body and the mind to open up for outer vibration and deeper relaxation. We will then move into guided meditation and subtle acoustic sound journey allowing spaciousness and peace. The class will end with a chant to bring us safely back into the reality.
Typical experiences in this event are
After the event, attendees have described feeling “Ethereal”, “Grounded”, “Serene”, “Noodle-y” and “Peaceful”
No previous experience is required. Please wear something warm and comfortable. Yoga mats, blankets and bolsters are provided
Every Monday starting April 9, at 2:45 – 3:30 pm at Ed Roberts Campus, 3075 Adeline, Berkeley, CA
I am “out of tune” is a common expression used when we are stressed, anxious or have a physical illness. The immersive practice of therapeutic sound can help your body feel more “in tune”.
Sonic healing is a powerful relaxation experience. In the class, we will breath, hum, chant and meditate. The practitioner uses singing bowls, drums, and other resonant instruments to stimulate the vagus nerve, which then activates the parasympathetic nervous system, resulting in a calming effect on the body.
Sonic healing can help you:
• decrease stress
• improve mental clarity and focus
• release physical and/or emotional anxiety
• find relief for sleeping issues
• restore inner balance and harmony
This class is accessible for all bodies and comfort levels. Participants are welcome to lie down on a yoga mat or sit in a chair. No previous experience required.
Please wear something warm and comfortable and bring a yoga mat, if you wish to lie down.
Registration here .
Thursday April 22 at 6 – 8 pm, at Healing Gate3212 Monte Vista NE, Albuquerque, NM
Saturday April 24 at 9 am – 5 pm at Kid Power, 3530 Pan American Fwy, NE, Albuquerque, NM
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