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3 Days Harvest and Halloween Yoga Retreat California

  • Wildwood Retreat Center, 20111 Old Cazadero Rd, Guerneville, Sonoma County, California 95446, USA

Overview

California Yoga Retreat

Join Body Flows in the beautiful Sonoma Wine Country to celebrate the harvest season and Halloween with a variety of fun activities! Practice yoga suited for all levels with meditation and pranayama. Embrace the beauty of nature as you go hiking along scenic trails. Enjoy wine tastings and nourishing food. Have a cozy stay at the Wildwood Retreat Center. Connect more deeply with yourself, mother nature and those around you, while opening yourself up to new possibilities, physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually, and de-stressing from your everyday life in this yoga retreat.

Highlights

  • 4 yoga classes
  • Pranayama and meditation
  • 2 evenings of wine tasting sessions
  • Exclusive outdoor pool and hot tub access
  • Group hiking activity in scenic trails
  • 6 delicious and nourishing meals
  • 2 nights accommodation
  • 2 days with instruction
  • English
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The price of this retreat comes with accommodation at the Wildwood Retreat Center. You can either stay in cabin bedrooms or in tents.

Cabin

Cabin bedrooms have 2 beds and a private bathroom and can be shared with one other person or you can pay a single supplement for a private room on your own. They are private, secluded and close to the dining area, lounge, pool and hot tub, with views either over the gardens or the forest.

Tent

Tents are nestled on platforms under the redwood trees, furnished with twin size cots, comfortable mattresses and linens. They can accommodate 2 people and are located close to the main lodge, with views across the valley or into the forest. Shared baths are located conveniently nearby.

The yoga classes will be a blend of Hatha and Vinyasa flow, linking movements with the breath, moving your body through both power and restorative poses. Classes will be theme-based, creative and balanced and will incorporate pranayama (breathing), strengthening, stretching, detoxing, energizing, and meditation. You will experience a safe and nurturing practice where the focus is on the connection of movement with the breath, leaving you feeling relaxed yet energized.

Tentative schedule

Friday, October 28

  • 16:00 - 18:00 Arrival
  • 18:00 - 19:00 Yoga
  • 19:00 - 19:30 Opening Circle
  • 19:30 - 20:30 Dinner
  • 20:30 - 21:30 Wine tasting

Saturday, October 29

  • 07:00 - 08:30 Yoga and meditation
  • 08:30 - 10:00 Breakfast
  • 10:00 - 12:30 Group hike
  • 12:30 - 13:00 Lunch
  • 13:00 - 17:30 Free time
  • 17:30 - 19:00 Yoga and meditation
  • 19:00 - 19:30 Dinner
  • 19:30 - 20:30 Wine tasting and Halloween costumes

Sunday, October 30

  • 07:00 -08:30 Yoga and meditation
  • 08:30 - 10:00 Breakfast
  • 10:00 - 11:00 Group hike
  • 11:00 - 12:30 Closing circle
  • 12:30 - 13:00 Lunch
  • 13:00 - 16:00 Free time
  • 16:00 - Departure

Wine tasting

Group hike

Sally Mitchell

Sally is a RYT yoga teacher, certified massage therapist, reiki practitioner, chirunning and chiwalking instructor, integrative nutrition health coach. She began teaching and healing through yoga, natural running / walking techniques, and bodywork to share with others what has helped her to heal her own body, and discover a path of transformation and greater self-awareness. Her passion is to help people to move their bodies with greater ease and to experience the natural flow of energy through their whole body and being, physically, energetically and spiritually.

The retreat will be held at in Sonoma County, California. It is located in the heart of breathtaking Russian River, delicious Sonoma wineries, and surrounded by miles of trails for hiking.

Activities
  • Hiking
  • Hot tub / Jacuzzi
  • Massage
  • Spa
  • Swimming pool
  • Reiki
  • Wine tasting / tour
General
  • Dining area
  • Garden
  • Kitchen
  • Lounge
  • River nearby
  • Special menu request

Nourishing meals will be provided six times during the retreat.

There is plenty of free time for you to explore, or relax and soak in the pool and hot tub. You may also book a massage or reiki session anytime you want.

  • 2 evenings of wine tasting
  • 3 days and 2 nights accommodation
  • 4 yoga classes with pranayama and meditation (all levels)
  • 6 nourishing meals (vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free, dairy-free options available)
  • Access to outdoor pool and hot tub
  • Free time to explore, relax and soak in the pool and hot tub
  • Scenic hiking trails and surrounding nature
  • Massage
  • Reiki sessions

Driving directions from San Francisco

Take Highway 101 North across the Golden Gate Bridge and continue north towards Santa Rosa.

Continue on Highway 101North.

Just past Santa Rosa, take the River Road (494) exit.

Turn left on River Road and proceed 14 miles to the town of Guerneville.

Once in Guerneville, go through town and continue 1/2 mile past the Safeway store and turn right on Old Cazadero Road.

Look at your odometer at this point, you will be going 5.5 miles on Old Cazadero Road to Wildwood Retreat Center's gate.

After the first mile or so, you will cross a bridge and come to a stop sign, where you will see a house directly in front of you.

Turn right, and immediately take the left fork to stay on "Old Caz."

Drive past Fern Way and Arroyo.

After another 1/2 mile the road makes a sharp turn to the right, crosses a bridge, and begins to climb.

This is a windy road along the side of a hill. Please use caution and plan for a 30 minute drive up the hill.

Stay on the paved road for another 4 miles to Wildwood Retreat Center's gate.

Signs that say "locked gate ahead" or "road ends" point the way.

Wildwood Retreat Center is at the very end of the road.

Driving directions from Oakland and the East Bay

  • Take Interstate and drive at 80/580 towards Berkeley.
  • Just north of Berkeley, take the 580 as it exits Interstate 80 and goes toward the Richmond Bridge and San Rafael.
  • After crossing the bridge, 580 continues to and merges into Highway 101 North.
  • Continue on Highway 101North.
  • Just past Santa Rosa, take the River Road (494) exit.
  • Turn left on River Road and proceed 14 miles to the town of Guerneville.
  • Once in Guerneville, go through town and continue 1/2 mile past the Safeway store and turn right on Old Cazadero Road.
  • Look at your odometer at this point. You will be going 5.5 miles on Old Cazadero Road to Wildwood Retreat Center's gate.
  • After the first mile or so, you will cross a bridge and come to a stop sign, where you will see a house directly in front of you.
  • Turn right, and immediately take the left fork to stay on "Old Caz."
  • Drive past Fern Way and Arroyo.
  • After another 1/2 mile the road makes a sharp turn to the right, crosses a bridge, and begins to climb.
  • This is a windy road along the side of a hill. Please use caution and plan for a 30 minute drive up the hill.
  • Stay on the paved road for another 4 miles to Wildwood Retreat Center's gate.
  • Signs that say "locked gate ahead" or "road ends" point the way.
  • Wildwood Retreat Center is at the very end of the road.

Arrival by airplane Sonoma County Airport (STS)

Book a flight to Sonoma County Airport (STS). The airport is just an hour away from Wildwood Retreat Center. Please contact Body Flows for further instructions.

Distances

  • San Francisco - 1.5 hour drive
For information about the booking conditions, please send Body Flows an inquiry.
  • Review by Sandy Dole
    10 out of 10

    "The retreat was fantastic! Sally was a wonderful, loving and gifted instructor!"

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  • Review by Patricia

    "An inspiring weekend with Sally, Deanna, and Caitlin and 20 amazing women from across the U.S. The ranch setting was serene and quiet and allowed for learning, self-discovery and new friends. Highly recommend!"

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  • Review by Chelsea Davis

    "This was an amazing experience for me! The location was beautiful and the people working there were so nice. The food was amazing I wish they would give out their secret recipes. I'm a beginner yogi and Sally was so thorough and descriptive with her words I felt like a professional. I feel like the classes were a mix between yoga and meditation and I loved it. Sally made me feel comfortable and actually want to continue to take yoga classes after the weekend. The hike was beautiful! I'm glad we did the 2nd shorter one because I wasn't ready for it to be over. Wine tasting was delicious of course and all the ladies that attended were so friendly. I bought a bottle the second night. I would love to do a retreat with Sally again. Such a relaxing, cleansing weekend for me. I came back home a new person."

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  • Review by Yalile

    "The retreat was such an amazing experience. You find yourself surrounded by great people, great food and great yoga sessions. Sally really puts together an unforgettable retreat, you won't have time to miss home at all. Thank you Sally and I hope to see you soon in another retreat!! Namaste."

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  • Review by Sandra Rosque

    "Being a beginner I was a little self-conscious but these classes are wonderful for all levels. This was a wonderful retreat in an idyllic location with activities well planned. Thank you Sally for an inspirational experience."

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  • Review by Judy

    "Thanks again for your continuing energy and passion in these amazing weekend retreats. I have been to all four of Sally's yoga retreats and each one has been amazing! The people I have met, the beautiful outdoor surroundings, the rejuvenating yoga, the delicious nutritious food geared to every level of dietary needs, and lastly, Sally's unwavering enthusiasm and passionate attention to make sure each and every detail is attended to. Highly recommend her retreats as an antidote to the busy, chaotic lives we all must periodically inhabit. Thanks Sally, and keep up the good work!"

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  • Review by Melissa

    "Coming together and bringing a sound healing and yoga experience was like the crashing of two powerfully strong healing modalities that could be seen as canceling each other out into total stillness. Alongside the Winter Solstice theme and meditative circles, the sound healing complimented and deepened the healing experience. It was a pleasure to be involved, learning, and growing with everyone. Thank you Sally!"

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  • Review by Lily

    "I attended the Recharge Retreat to celebrate my birthday and got so much more than I expected. I was hoping to relax and do lots of yoga, which I definitely did. But I also came home with a whole new set of skills to keep me balanced, happy, and stress-free once I returned home. The psychology workshop sessions were a surprising and very welcome aspect of the retreat. Kristen and Sally did such a great job to make all portions of the retreat comfortable, accessible, moving (physically and emotionally), and satisfying. I can't recommend this enough!"

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  • Review by Jeris

    "Thank you so much. Ever since the Fall Equinox retreat, I find myself spending a lot of time thinking about how wonderful of a time I had out there. I really appreciate you and all of the lovely people I met. Let me know when or if you know the date for the December retreat as I am happy to come back out!"

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  • Review by Marian, from Germany

    "I booked Sally for a massage last night through Thumbtack and, let me tell you, it was world changing. She took the time to talk to me, hear where I have aches/pains and just generally got to know me. The massage itself was both relaxing and intense. I had no idea how tight and sore I was until I got up from the table. Suddenly I felt 10lbs lighter and like my blood was moving faster."

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  • Review by Mia, from California, USA

    "Sally is a great Yoga teacher and perfect in a corporate setting! She knows how to work with all levels, without making anyone feel lost or bored. She also has class "Themes" so you know what the goal of each day's practice is. Great way to keep your employees happy and healthy!"

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  • Review by Sam, from California, USA

    "I had the pleasure of meeting Sally a few months ago. We connected immediately. She is so warm and open. Very easy to talk with. I first used her services when I was in extreme pain over ITB issues. I did a personal instruction session with her. It was amazing. She video taped me, talked with me, shared her story and most of all, allowed me to share mine. The pain subsided and a few months later I was dealing with hip tightness. This was probably due to getting use to a new style of running and also being right side dominate (in every aspect, including sleeping on one side). I then reached out to Sally for a sports massage. It blew me away. It was exactly what I needed. I can not recommend her highly enough. I was comfortable, focused, mindful and guided through appropriate breathing. Sally has always been approachable, gives guided and useful feedback and has an amazing turn over time as far as getting back to clients. Thanks for everything Sally!"

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  • Review by Sven, from California, USA

    "You have to drop where you are currently going to and head to Sally's Body Flows immediately. She is amazing, and all her services are top notch. I initially came in with all manner of legacy issues as a result of sports injuries over the years. Nobody had been able to get me on a good path going forward until Sally, and I have not felt better since I was a whole lot younger."

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  • Review by Jamie, from California, USA

    "Sally is an amazing yoga teacher! I have had the pleasure of taking vinyasa classes and also Iron Yoga classes with Sally and am so impressed with her knowledge of yoga and ability to make me fall more in love with yoga in each of her classes! I most recently tried Iron Yoga with Sally and was seriously amazed by how fun and equally hard the class was. I absolutely loved it. I was dripping in sweat and could not have felt better during and after class. It was the perfect way to spend an hour! Sally is seriously the BEST!"

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  • Review by Scott, from California, USA

    "I have been attending Sally's vinyasa yoga class since July 2013 and I could not recommend it more. I have been living with chronic pain and stress in most of my adult life, and have gone down a long road of physical therapy, meds, 1:1 stretching, and acupuncture. Simply put, nothing has been more effective than yoga. Since I've introduced yoga in my life, my overall quality of life has significantly improved! "

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  • Review by Carolyn, from California, USA

    "I really enjoyed my recent deep tissue sports massage from Sally! She was thoughtful in the time she spent on each part of my body and left my muscles feeling healthy and revived. I am a competitive long distance runner with a tight IT band that requires regular stretching and massage from time to time. I've had massage in the past after races and during injury but Sally is honestly the best massage therapist I've worked with. She uses the intense pressure that's necessary for an athlete to work through tightness. I could feel toxins released from my body during this massage. Although painful at times, Sally's massage was extremely productive and left me feeling great after! I plan on seeing her again during my training and after future races."

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  • Review by Mary

    "I was so thrilled to attend Body Flow's Summer Solstice Retreat. Perfect location, schedule, facilities and a wonderful group of old and new friends. Loved the walks, meditation, yoga, drum circle, evening fire and celebration of the sun. Fantastic experience beginning to end, can't wait for the next one. Welcome Summer!"

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  • Review by Judy

    "Thank you to you both for an absolutely fabulous retreat! You guys worked really hard to put this all together for us and it was really obvious in all the details. I had an amazing time with all of your wonderful workshops. I met a lot of interesting fun people as well - what a bonus. I look forward to the June session with much anticipation. Thanks to both of you again for your amazing energy and abilities - it was such a pleasure!"

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  • Review by Susanna

    "Just enjoyed my second yoga retreat with Sally at Body Flows at Wildwood Retreat Center by Guerneville. It is amazingly well-organized and so refreshing. I enjoy Sally as a yoga instructor and love the atmosphere and friendships I have made at these retreats."

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  • Review by Zhendi, from California, USA

    "I got to know Sally through her chi running/walking class. I was glad to learn that she also offers deep tissue massage. I have lower back pain and calf tension that have been bothering me for well over a year. with Sally's help, I have become a lot better. I no longer experience the pain i had in my lower back, and the tension in my calves was significantly reduced. She listens carefully to my problems and addresses them in an effective way. I can tell from our first session that she is a pro. Her strokes are precise and powerful, exactly what my body needed. I highly recommend Sally."

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  • Review by Sheila from Kirklan, Washington

    "I had an amazing weekend, thank you. The experience was wonderful. If anyone is even thinking about doing this, they should stop thinking and just do it! The Mayacamaras Ranch was so beautiful and peaceful. Sally is a lovely person and a great yoga instructor who was able to lead many different levels. The food was wonderful, the wine tasting and laughter were flowing. I met so many lovely people and created friendships that are for sure to last. I cant wait to sign up for another retreat."

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