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Join the annual yoga retreat with Pete Guinosso in California, USA. You will take your getaway to the redwoods for an inspiring, relaxing, and magical weekend just south of San Francisco. This is a wonderful opportunity to soak up fresh air, amazing yoga, and great company with simple and comfortable cabins, endless gardens, and forest to explore. This is not a chi-chi luxury retreat, but a real and down-to-earth weekend away from the city.
During your retreat in The Sequoia Retreat Center, you will have the grounds all to yourself to enjoy. The Sequoia is committed to creating sacred spaces on this already sacred land. The new Madrone Circle provides a seating place for large groups to ponder the beauty of a grove of Madrones. This place is surrounded by redwoods and has a fire pit in the middle to enjoy the outdoor fires.
This magical space also has a labyrinth below the seated space. There will be also the Redwood Amphitheater and Peace Park that is heavenly spaces you must experience to be fully appreciated.
The accommodation will be rustic, yet beautiful and clean cabins that have heat and a bathroom shower completed with soap and shampoo. Each cabin has four to five beds (the private cabin can be facilitated upon request). The center also features free wireless internet connection and cell service.
This retreat program will let you practice yoga with the special yoga instructor, Pete Guinosso. He will offer a supportive teaching style that will help you dive deeper into your mind, body, and spirit. His classes have a beautiful and powerful flow that will cultivate inner stillness and strong practice.
In every class, you will get your bodies moving and use poses to help you move through challenges and recognition to your own inner strength. With patience, breath, and humor, Pete’s classes are always a sweet opportunity to help you act more from your hearts on and off the mat. Not only will you gather on your mats, but you will come together around the table to connect more deeply to yourself through yoga and food.
Hiking to the redwood forests and hills will be scheduled as a part of the program.
Yoga Alliance E-RYT 500 (Yoga)
Known for his joyful energy, skilled touch, and sense of humor, Pete creates a spiritual yet light-hearted environment for his students to uncover the deeper benefits of yoga. Pete’s ability to compassionately guide students of all levels through a vigorous asana practice makes his classes amongst the most dynamic in the bay area. Pete is a great teacher for newcomers and advanced practitioners yearning for a new adventure and challenge.
This retreat will take place at The Sequoia Retreat Center, in Ben Lomond, north of Santa Cruz, California, the United States. This center is a place where the deepest meaning of life may be explored in an atmosphere of quiet and beauty. May you add to the spirit of love that builds and nourishes this sacred place and return to your daily life feeling renewed.
You will be served five delicious organic meals throughout the retreat. The meals will be California-style with an emphasis on fresh and organic local product. Your wholesome meals (chicken, fish, and vegetarian options) will be served in the lodge’s adjoining the dining room. The retreat center has been awarded the Golden Carrot Award for their organically prepared meals, which is a recognition of Santa Cruz County restaurants that have gone the extra mile to assist residents in living a healthy lifestyle.
You can use your free time in nature as an invitation to unplug and ground into what seeds you are ready to plant in your life. Between your revitalizing yoga classes with Pete and farm-to-table meals time, you can spend your days relaxing in the forest, wandering through the towering trees, or finding your own piece of heaven in California.
Massage and body treatments are available at additional cost and upon request.
Please book your flight to arrive at Los Angeles International (LAX), San Francisco International (SFO), or San Diego International (SAN). Transfer from and to these airports is available upon request.
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