Retreats + Dates

Prices
  • $748.00 – Dorm Style Yurt
  • $898.00 – Shared Room, Shared Bath

Prices are per person and assume double or triple occupancy. We will assign you a roommate unless you specifically request one. There is a $450 upgrade for if you require single occupancy of a room (i.e. you do not want any roommate).

Date & Time Details: Check in: 4pm Friday, May 26th Check out: 12pm Monday, May 29th

Location: Mayacamas Villa

Address: 3303 Mountain Home Ranch Rd. Calistoga, CA 94515

Contact:
Lauren
admin@spirityogaretreats.com

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Spirit Weekender Summer

with Lauren Duker and Ekatma Saraswati

May 26 - 29, 2017

Kick off summer by spending Memorial weekend away in a luxe private villa overlooking mountain vistas and Napa vineyards. Our goal is to fill up your cup with bliss so you go back to your life rejuvenated, relaxed, and happy with the tools to keep that bliss going in the real world. The retreat includes organic meals, local wine, meditation, and expert yoga instruction. We will swim under the stars and have campfire kirtan. See the full gallery.

Al fresco dining at Villa

Itinerary

Our retreats have the perfect balance of activities and free time. In an over-scheduled age, we leave you free to make your own plans or join a group in the morning after breakfast or in the afternoons after lunch.

Spirit Yoga Retreats has exclusive use of a 12 acre property nestled amongst redwoods, bay laurel, and olive groves.  Onsite, you can lounge at the saltwater pool or explore the grounds. We will have practitioners available if you’d like to sign up for a massage, private yoga session, or Vedic astrology reading. You can nap in a hammock, socialize, or hike, all without needing a car.

If you have a car or would like to join a group, you can also choose to adventure off site: visit wineries,  go hiking, or explore one of the amazing locations nearby. In respect to everyone’s varying desires and temperaments, we do not orchestrate offsite trips. If you are interested in joining a group, please let us know and we will connect you to other attendees.

Friday

4pm Arrival

5:30pm Gentle Traveler’s Yoga

6:30pm Dinner

7:30pm Kombucha Mixer

Saturday

8am Yoga Asana Practice

9:15 am Hearty Breakfast

1pm Lunch

5pm Yoga Asana Practice

6:30pm Dinner

7:30pm Mindfullness Tasting Meditation (Wine optional)

9:30pm Vedic Star Stories

Sunday

8am Yoga Asana Practice

9:15 am Hearty Breakfast

1pm Lunch

5pm Yoga Asana Practice

6:30pm Dinner

7:30pm Campfire Kirtan & S’mores

Monday

8am Meditation & Pranayama

8:30am Yoga Asana Practice

10am Celebration Brunch

12pm Check Out

Meals

Meals will be created onsite by our amazing chef with lovely local ingredients and meals will be family style. You can dine inside or out, in one of many gorgeous seating areas. All meals will be vegetarian with gluten free and dairy free options. Upon registration, let us know about other dietary considerations you might have, and we will accommodate, where possible.

We will have plenty of coffee, tea, and fresh fruit available. Price includes wine or non-alcoholic kombucha for our mindfulness sensory meditation, but no other alcohol is included in the cost. Bringing other wine or beer onsite with you is welcome, but please be respectful.

During campfire kirtan (yoga music), we will toast vegetarian marshmallows and have s’mores under the stars.

Logistics

The Mayacamas Villa is located between the towns of Santa Rosa, CA and Calistoga, CA. It is about 2 hours from San Francisco Airport and 30 minutes from the regional Sonoma County Airport.
Options for Getting to the Villa:

  • Rent a car – Great if you plan on other sightseeing or touring.
  • Shuttle & Uber/Lyft – From either Oakland or SFO take the Airport Express to the Santa Rosa Park & Ride stop ($32). From there you can call an Uber, Lyft, or cab to get you the rest of the way (30 minutes) to the Villa. Ride sharing may also be possible from the shuttle stop.
  • Ride share – Upon registration you will be asked if you would be interested in giving or receiving a ride from the airport. We will connect you with others so you can arrange to share transport to and from the airport. Ride sharing may also be possible from the shuttle stop. We recommend having one of the other options as a back up.

 

What to Bring

  • Yoga Clothes
  • Swimsuit
  • Yoga mat (If you prefer your own.We have ample props for everyone if you prefer not to bring your own mat.)
  • Shoes for hiking or walking
  • Light layers, including a rain layer. The climate is generally pleasant, but sometimes we do get spring showers.
  • Special beverages

Teachers

Lauren Duker
Since she was two years old, Lauren Duker has been happy wherever she goes. Blessed to have a job she loves, she’s taught yoga since 2007 and led yoga teacher trainings since 2012. Lauren teaches yoga for every body, emphasizing the functionality and safety of each pose over rigid ideas of right form. Training dozens of teachers over the years, she loves empowering new yoga teachers to delve deep into personal practice and to teach…
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Ekatma Saraswati
Ekatma Saraswati, RYT, AAVAS 200, has always been drawn to all things ancient and mysterious. He discovered hot yoga in 2006 and continued learning about yoga philosophy through www.shreemaa.org. He found nothing older and more mysterious than the soul. He continues this love affair of curiosity and wonder through the practices of yoga and permaculture. Today he teaches jyotiṣa, meditation workshops, and classes focusing on the roots of traditional yoga and postural alignment. His teachings…
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