SEPTEMBER 25-28, 2017

Join us for this special seasonally restorative retreat nestled in the redwoods near the Pacific ocean. As the days draw shorter, and the climate becomes cool and damp, we may find that we need extra support to stay grounded and balanced, especially as we move into the holiday season. It is vital to keep ourphysical and emotional health strong through this transitional time of the year. Learning to choose foods that keep us warm and stable and selecting activities that nurture our inner peace help us to stay healthy and happy through the Fall.

In Ayurveda, this time of year this is known as Vata season, the time when we focus on a combination of grounding–yet invigorating–activities to replenish and support our physiology, and the preparation of warming and sustaining foods to support our whole body.

In this 3-day retreat, you will learn how to:

  • Understand your unique Ayurvedic mind & body type and how to keep balanced
  • Use seasonal foods and recipes to remain healthy
  • Adopt new activities to invigorate the physiology
  • Detoxify the digestive system
  • Engage in a grounding and enlivening yoga practice
  • Use breath (pranayama) to prevent sluggishness and reduce stress

Prior to the retreat you will receive a link to a “Dosha Evaluation” and an Ayurvedic workbook will be provided upon arrival.  During the retreat, you will receive an individual Ayurvedic Evaluation (valued at $325), personal home Yoga practice and take home seasonally balancing amenities from Aveda.

This retreat is lead by Deacon Carpenter, Clinical Ayurvedic Specialist; Ginger Schechter, MD and Michaela Codding, E-RYT 200.

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Monday, September 25

3:00pm -4:00pm: Check-in

4:00pm-5:00pm: Restorative Yoga

5:30pm-6:30pm: Dinner

6:30pm-7:00pm: Welcome and overview


Tuesday, September 26

7:00am-8:00 am: Yoga Flow class

8:00am-9:00am:  Breakfast

9:00am-10:00am: Qi Gung Movement Class

10:30am-12:00pm: Workshop: “Understanding Seasonal Change”

12:30pm-1:30pm: Lunch

1:30pm- 4:15pm: Wellness treatments / Private Yoga/ Evaluations/Free time

5:30pm-6:30pm: Dinner


Wednesday, September 27

7:00-8:00 am: Yoga Flow class

8:00am-9:00am: Breakfast

10:30am -12:00pm: Workshop: “Using Foods and Lifestyle Changes to Stay Healthy during the Vata Season “

12:30pm-1:30pm: Lunch

1:30pm-3:00pm: Free time

3:00pm-4:15pm: Wellness treatments / Private Yoga/ Evaluations/Free time

5:30pm-6:30pm: Dinner


Thursday September 28

7:00am- 8:00 am: Yoga Flow class

8:00am-9:00am: Breakfast

10:00am-11:00am: Wrap-up & Check out

Retreat Costs

Lodging: $715 per person for double occupancy (private room), $915 per person for a private cottage

Includes lodging for three nights in a deluxe 2 bedroom cottage in a tranquil wilderness setting , 8 nourishing vegetarian meals, served buffet-style (We are able to accommodate most food allergies andor dietary restrictions). Our property and the surrounding areas feature beautiful nature trails, popular bike routes and meditation gardens.

Classes: $650

Six Classes including four on Yoga, one on Qi Gung, and two on Ayurveda. Also includes Dosha Quiz, Ayurveda Workbook and Ayurvedic evaluation (a $325 value)

One person, double occupancy cottage: $1365 + 33.66 tax =$1398.66

One person, private cottage: $1565 + 67.32 tax = $ 1632.32


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