Ayurveda and Yoga
for a Long and Healthy Life

September 10-13, 2018

Ayurveda is the ancient healing science of India that considers all aspects of a person, in order to cultivate optimal health throughout all stages of life. Yoga and meditation are two of the most effective practices prescribed to balance one’s physical, emotional and spiritual energies. This retreat will allow you to determine your natural constitution, or “dosha”, and offer helpful tools to develop greater strength, flexibility, brain health and nutrition. These techniques will bring more vitality and greater happiness at any age.

You can expect unique workshops and practices that blend Hatha Yoga to build strength, balance and agility. Yin Yoga classes will help you increase your flexibility, enhance your circulation in the body and quiet your mind with longer held accessible postures to prepare for meditation.

Principles of Ayurveda
With Melina’s mastery of yoga, holistic nutrition, and Ayurveda, this workshop will provide you with the knowledge of what it takes to create a practice for healthy aging.This unique class will help you to learn more about Ayurveda and seasonal yoga insights that connect you to the rhythms of nature and seasons of life.

Ayurvedic Nutrition (Din Acarya)
Melina’s background as a nutritionist blends with her study of Ayurvedic principles to allow her to offer unique insights on how to eat in a way that keeps us healthy through all stages in life. She will offer suggestions for all three main constitutions and body types (doshas) and for those who are a combination.

 What is your Dosha
Your dosha reflect the intrinsic nature of your body and mind. Vattas tend to be tall, slender and airy. Pittas are generally of medium build, athletic and fiery. Kaphas are more full-figured and earthy. Understanding what your predominant characteristic is helps to identify techniques to gain greater balance. You will also learn how to take you pulse to determine your current state of health.

Colors for the Doshas
In the Ayurveda tradition, colors are used as a way of balancing our natures and our mental states of mind. We will learn which colors balance each dosha or body type and experiment with coloring images to enhance the nature of our doshas.

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Melina Meza holds a bachelor’s degree in nutrition from Bastyr University, and is a certified as an Ayurvedic Health Educator from the California College of Ayurveda and is a Certified Yoga for Aging Teacher, 500-ERYT. Melina has been teaching for over 21 years and has pioneered Seasonal Vinyasa, an innovative multi-disciplined approach to well-being, and is the author of the Art of Sequencing books and the creator of the Yoga for the Seasons – Fall Vinyasa DVD. Melina facilitates year-round yoga and Ayurveda workshops and leads retreats in extraordinary sanctuaries around the world. You can find Melina’s unique offerings on the Yoga Anytime, YogaUonline, or at Gaiamtv, and practice from the comfort of your own home at www.melinameza.com.


ShariShari Sunshine has a Master’s Degree in Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine from World Medicine Institute, Honolulu, HI, and is a Licensed and Certified Massage Therapist. She has taught Mindful Movements and Healing Qi Gung for three decades. She is the founder of Syntropy Insight Bodywork, an awareness-based healing art.



Rosalyn White has studied meditation and Tibetan art under the guidance of the Tibetan Buddhist teacher, Tarthang Tulku, for over forty years. She holds a BFA in Fine Arts from the California College of Art and a teaching credential from UC Berkeley. She is currently Co-Director of Ratna Ling and has been teaching classes in meditation and sacred art for over 25 years. The depth and breadth of the Tibetan teachings have had a profound influence on her life, and inspired her to share her knowledge in order to help others to find the beauty and purpose in their lives. Her goal is that in your time with her you will get in touch with a stiller, deeper part of yourself and gain a sense of health and balance.


Gloria Baraquio, a Hawaii native, has been teaching vinyasa since 2006 and studying Tibetan Buddhism since 2004.  She earned her 200-hour certificate from Yoga Hawaii with Rupali Embry and Tania Jo Ingrahm and studied with Raghunath Cappo and Radhanath Swami for her 300-hour teacher training. For 4 years, Gloria served as the Wellness Director of The Springs in Downtown Los Angeles, managing the yoga studio and wellness center. Gloria is passionate about making yoga and meditation accessible to all, and she is currently a Lead Teacher for Shivakali Yoga, facilitating teacher trainings and retreats throughout the world.  Her aim is to help others cultivate an intimate relationship with themselves and their surroundings so that they can live more fully, with love, peace, gratitude and well-being.


Price includes a three night stay in our luxurious cottages,  nourishing vegetarian meals, and all classes. Tax is added at registration.

  • Exclusive two room cottage for one                $949
  • Double occupancy two room cottage              $1,199 ($599.50 p/person)
  • Private room in a shared cottage                     $649
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We are able to accommodate most food allergies and/or dietary restrictions. Our property and the surrounding areas feature beautiful nature trails, popular bike routes and meditation gardens.

Click on the link and check out the Mandala Wellness Center, to make Massage and bodywork appointments in advance.

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Save $50 – Early-Bird Registration ends August 1, 2018