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Yoga Retreat California with Pete Guinosso

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.

Retreat highlights

  • 4 yoga classes with Pete Guinosso
  • Breathtaking location set in a beautiful forest
  • Carpool to the world-class hiking spot
  • Nearby hiking, nature, and more
  • Daily delicious organic meals
  • 2 nights accommodations

Skill level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced

Yoga styles


3 days with instruction in English
Spoken languages: English
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Accommodation

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.

Yogascapes California Yoga Retreat Program

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.

Daily schedule

Friday - March 9, 2018

  • 15:00 Guests arrival
  • 17:30 Yoga session with Pete and opening circle
  • 19:30 Welcome dinner

Saturday - March 10, 2018

  • 07:00 Coffee or tea time
  • 07:30 Yoga class with Pete
  • 09:30 Breakfast
  • 11:00 Hike
  • 17:00 Yoga class with Pete
  • 19:30 Dinner
  • 20:00 Bonfire

Sunday - March 11, 2018

  • 07:00 Coffee or tea time
  • 07:30 Yoga class with Pete and closing circle
  • 10:00 Breakfast
  • 11:00 Depart

Included excursions

Hiking to the redwood forests and hills will be scheduled as a part of the program.

Instructors

Pete Guinosso
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.

Retreat location

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.

Nearby places

  • Santa Cruz, 10 miles

Food

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.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Vegetarian
  • Organic
  • Whole food
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

Things to do (optional)

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.

Spa treatments

Massage and body treatments are available at additional cost and upon request.

What's included

  • 2 nights cabin accommodations
  • 4 yoga classes with Pete Guinosso
  • 5 delicious organic meals
  • Admission to the local park

What's not included

  • Airfare
  • Airport transfers
  • Massage

How to get there

Driving directions from North California

  • Coming from the north, take highway 17 south toward Santa Cruz.
  • At the stoplight, turn right on Mt. Hermon Road.
  • Stay on Mt. Hermon Road for two miles through Scotts Valley.
  • Turn right on Graham Hill Road.
  • Take a quick right again at the next signal onto Highway 9.
  • Drive four to five miles through Ben Lomond.
  • Pass the Ben Lomond Market and Fire Station.
  • Turn left on Alba Road (just after the Quaker Center sign).
  • Proceed one and a half miles up the hill.
  • Turning left into The Sequoia Retreat Center at the entrance sign.

Arrival by airplane

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.

Cancellation Policy

  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid 60 days before arrival.
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