• $1,272.00 – For 1 guest for 3 nights with exclusive use of a private two bedroom cottage
  • $972.00 – For 1 guest for 3 nights in a private bedroom in a shared two bedroom cottage. We choose your roommate.
  • $897.00 – Each or $1794 for 2 guests (double-occupancy) for 3 nights in a private two bedroom cottage
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BeLoved: A Valentine’s Retreat | 3 Nights

With Gloria Baraquio, Christine DeCristofaro, Alex Tighe, Rosalyn White and Lydia Hwang

February 14 - 17, 2020

Experience all the facets of love — love for yourself, love for nature, love for friends, family, and partners, and love for Life!  There is so much more to love than romance. On this Valentine’s retreat, we will open the heart and cultivate presence, gratitude, and joy–a recipe for feeling in love whenever you want to.  

This weekend includes: 

  • Yoga
  • Meditation
  • Self-Care Tools
  • Partner/Communication Exercises
  • Sound Healing
  • Kirtan
  • Bodywork (for an additional fee)

SCHEDULE:

Friday

3:00-4:00     Check-in

4:30-5:30      Yoga – Gloria

5:30-6:30      Dinner

6:45-7:30      Opening Circle – Gloria & Staff

Saturday      

8:00-8:45     Breakfast

9:00-10:00   Ways to Self-Care – Gloria

11:00-12:00   Yoga – Alex

12:15-1:00     Lunch

1:00-4:30     Quiet time, bodywork and massage by appointment

4:30-5:30     Meditation for the Senses – Rosalyn

5:30-6:30     Dinner

7:00-8:30    Soundbath Healing – Lydia

Sunday

8:00-8:45      Breakfast

9:00-10:00    Nature Walk & Meditation – Chris

11:00-12:00   Partner Yoga – Gloria

12:15-1:00      Lunch

1:00-4:30       Quiet time, bodywork and massage by appointment

4:30-5:30       Loving-kindness Practices – Gloria 

5:30-6:30       Dinner

7:00-8:15       Kirtan – Gloria & Friends

Monday

8:00-9:00      Yoga – Gloria

9:00-10:00    Closing Circle – Gloria & Staff

10:00-11:00   Brunch

12:00              Checkout

All bookings are NON-REFUNDABLE. Should you wish to cancel your stay with us, Ratna Ling Retreat Center requires 30 days notice for your full credit to be TRANSFERRED to a future retreat within 1 year of original booking. 

YOGA

These yoga classes are designed for all levels, incorporating breathing, stretching, and fluid movements.  The postures and techniques help to stabilize and calm the nervous system, strengthen muscles, and tone the organs, bringing more ease and circulation throughout the body. You can expect to feel more relaxed, aware, and stronger from this yoga practice.

WAYS TO SELF-CARE

Learn how to bring balance for yourself through daily self-care with essential oils, breathing, yoga, journaling, walking, enjoying tea, and deep listening.  We will discuss and explore different practices that people use to care for themselves.

MEDITATION FOR THE SENSES

This session will guide you in bringing awareness and aliveness to your senses and experience in your body.  You can learn to become more awake and present with everyday moments.

SOUNDBATH HEALING

Enjoy and relax to the sounds of harmonizing bowls, chimes, and serene musical instruments.  Allow the mind and body to soften, as your spirit travels to restful and ethereal realms. Participants will lay down for most of the practice, and/or be guided through restorative postures with supportive props.

NATURE WALK & MEDITATION

Connect with the earth in silent walking.  You will be guided to listen to your breath, feel your body, and notice the aliveness of nature around you.

PARTNER YOGA

Deepen your practice with the support of a friend! A partner who supports your postures can help you get stronger and go further in a stretch.  Enjoy the fun and newness of connection through this practice!

LOVING-KINDNESS PRACTICES 

We gather to learn more about our boundaries and how to open our hearts.  Through group and partner work, we will practice how to be and speak with others, especially in challenging situations of conflict or tension.

KIRTAN

Enjoy the vocal and physical bliss of chanting and singing sacred mantras in community.  Kirtan is the congregational singing of holy names. It is usually in a call-and-response format and a great way to train the mind, body, and speech

 

Facilitators

Gloria Baraquio
Born and raised in Hawaii, Gloria has been teaching vinyasa since 2006, studying Tibetan Buddhism since 2004, and singing devotional music since she was a young child.  She earned her 200-hour certificate from Yoga Hawaii and her 300-hour certificate with Raghunath Cappo and Radhanath Swami in India.  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. Gloria is our…
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Christine DeCristofaro
Christine is our Group Retreats Director, teacher, and co-creator of many of our Ratna Ling Retreats and Programs. A former corporate finance consultant for Fortune 500 Companies, Christine left all of that behind in 2009 to pursue her true love – being in service and she has never looked back. Christine is a passionate listener, truth seeker, fearless warrior against guilt and shame, and feels blessed to live a life where she helps others touch…
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Alex Tighe
Alex is a recording musician and yogi from Arizona.  After many years of sitting hunched-over behind a computer, he came to yoga as a way to heal his body and restore his posture. He began practicing Ashtanga balanced with restorative yoga. Alex completed his 200-hour teacher training with Shivakali Yoga, where he learned that through asana and meditation, he could practice bodhicitta, an intention to free all beings from suffering.  In addition to yoga asana, Alex…
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Rosalyn White
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…
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Lydia Hwang
Lydia Hwang studied with Sound masters Fabien Maman and Wolfgang Deinert, and has been practicing vibrational healing using Sound and Color since 2004. She shares her expertise and passion through her private practice, giving workshops and concerts.
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