THE LOVE COLLECTIVE RETREAT

A WOMXN’S YOGA + SACRED GATHERING RETREAT

Journey back to the heart of being. This is an invitation to slow down, to realign with the rhythms of nature, to gather in the collective spirit of the embodied feminine, and reawaken the heart’s calling.

Join for a 4-day womxn’s retreat in the Northern California wilderness. Through daily yoga asana, pranayama and meditation we summon the body’s regenerative power and cultivate self-care practices to restore our holistic being. Through ritual and sacred circle we rediscover our unique magick, connect with the infinite web of womanhood, and what it means to be human - exploring themes that invite our most authentic selves to step forth. 

Join for a gathering to call in your deepest self, replenish your mind, body, spirit and connect with the collective strength of sisterhood.

February 27 - March 1, 2020

4 days + 3 Nights

JOURNEY TO LOVE | RETURN TO SELF

At the core of our being is love. Yet in our busy day and age, it is easy to become disconnected from our source. The intention is simple: to slow down, reawaken our body’s wisdom, connect with our heart’s truest intentions and embrace the fullness of our beings with love and kindness.

  • Rejuvenate and replenish in silent wilderness of Woodacre, California

  • Reconnect to the medicine of Nature, the subtle rhythms of that cultivate balance and harmony

  • Discover the art of sacred self-care for our modern times 

  • Connect with the power of voice, expression, vulnerability, and being seen

  • Explore the strength of community, sisterhood, and our interconnectedness

  • Reawaken to your body’s wisdom and healing intelligence

  • Offering rituals as acts of self-love

THE SPIRIT HOUSE RETREAT SPACE

The Spirit House is a hilltop retreat home overlooking the magical Northern California Valley. Think cozy mornings with the fog rolling over the knolls, warm afternoons to meander the enchanting gardens, forests and open meadows. Evenings where the sunset envelopes your being and the moonrise casts a soft glow around. Without a doubt, the Spirit House is like no other sanctuary.

Located near San Francisco yet feels like a world away - feel time stand still. Spirit House itself is cozy and welcoming with lots of natural wood and south facing passive solar windows, beautiful gardens, and perhaps the best private hot tub deck you’ve ever seen, complete with an outdoor hot and cold water shower. Experience the intentional feng shui and sacred art that lives in the house. Enjoy many quiet nooks for reading and reflection. 

Bedrooms at Spirit House are shared, with multiple beds in each bedroom. There is a large yurt–a round semi-permanent tent-like structure–on the property with a wood-burning stove - our sacred place for embodied movement, yoga, and sharing circle. There are goats and often cows in the adjacent pastures. Wildlife is generally abundant around Spirit House–including raven, deer, wild turkeys, and other animals.

Arrive ready to let the residue of daily stress dissolve. Leave with deep reconnection to your truest self.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WHAT’S INCLUDED

4 Days + 3 Nights

  • Welcoming Circle + Heart Opening Cacao Elixir 

  • 2 Element-inspired Yoga Classes Daily: Solar + Lunar Movement

  • 3 Nourishing Ayurvedic Meals a Day with light snacks

  • 2 Sacred Circles exploring the Divine Femininity, Reawakening Connection to Shakti and Return to Love

  • Hot Stone Restorative Yoga Practice

  • Sound Meditation Journey

  • Workshop: The Art of Sacred Self-Love

  • Earth Meditation Walk through the Labyrinth

  • Hot tub soaks overlooking the horizon

  • Soul-nourishing conversation, connection and community, evening campfires, golden milk and s’mores

THE NOURISHMENT

Enjoy a retreat menu intentionally crafted to nourish and heal. Each meal is made with Ayurvedic principles that align with the season and the local harvest. Food is medicine and has the power to shift the vibration of our being.

Our Chef, Donica Tomko, prepares each dish with enthusiasm, intention and love. All meals are plant-based with organic ingredients that are sourced for their high quality, nutrient-dense and nourishing essence. We support our local farmers when possible. 

If you have any special dietary needs or restrictions, we can happily accommodate.

Sample Schedule

7:00 AM Coffee, Tea, Warm Lemon Water

8:00 - 9:15 AM Asana, Pranayama +

Meditation: Elemental Movement

9:30 - 10:30 AM Nourishing Breakfast

10:30 - 1:30 PM Wellness Workshop or Sacred Circle

1:30 PM Nourishing Lunch

2:30 - 4:30 PM Free Time + Rest + Reflection

4:30 - 6:00 PM Restorative / Yoga Nidra / Sound Healing

6:30 - 7:30 PM Light Dinner + Sunset

Check-in: 2:00 - 4:00 PM Thursday // Checkout 11:00 AM Sunday

Meet your guides 

Gaby is Berkeley-based Yoga Teacher and Ayurvedic Health Counselor who leads retreats, workshops and trainings worldwide.

Her practice is steeped in 10 years of study, inspired by the Eastern philosophies of Tantra and Buddhism, modern psychology, the Ancient healing science of India and varying traditions of folk medicine.

 

When not in Berkeley, she is off rock climbing, trekking or sipping tea with a stranger in a far corner of the world.

Rhea is a Massage Therapist/ Bodyworker for 10+ years with a private practice in Berkeley, California.

Her personal journey in deepening her relationship to self opens the awareness of the mind, body, spirit, and heart connection that are essential in restoring the body back into balance. She has found the intrinsic pleasure of self care and a new capacity to self love.

Sharing her knowledge of well-being and holding space for her clients in exploring their inner landscapes to re-experience the visceral reconnection to their own bodies and its needs.

Her work becomes intuitive integrating a range of massage modalities. Plant medicine and elements of the earth are used to gradually awaken and subtly energize her clients in each session. A lover and student of life.

Accommodation + Pricing

Each room is unique and intentional by design. Rooms are shared, with each person having her own bed. You may sleep in the Mountain Peak, the Poet’s Corner, the Moon Room, or the Cozy Nest Room. A $300 deposit reserves your spot and flexible payment plans are available. Below is the cost per a person:

 

Early Bird $650 {code: iamlove}

Register by December 1, 2019

Regular Pricing $750

 

Cost includes all workshop materials, meals, accommodation, and activities. A massage add-on with Rhea can be purchased for an additional cost. Transportation to and from retreat location is not included but we will gladly organize carpools from the Bay Area.

Spaces are limited.

H O W T O  S I G N U P

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