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Relax and rejuvenate this winter with yoga, wellness and wine at the exquisite and luxurious location of Wilbur Hot Springs, California. Take some time off before the busy holiday season, where you can immerse yourself in yoga, nature, fresh air, and delicious Sonoma wines. Nourish your body with healthy, local farm to table food, and mindful movement. Connect your mind, body, and soul through yoga, meditation, hiking in the redwood groves, and relaxing by the pool overlooking the Mayacamas mountains. They can't promise a white winter wonderland filled with snow, but they can promise you a wonderful weekend in nature.
During this retreat, you may stay either in a shared or private room. All showers are at the bathhouse. Soap and shampoo will be provided. Please make sure to bring your own towels.
Wilbur is completely off-grid and generates its own electricity through solar power and backup generators. To help conserve energy, please leave all electrical appliances, including hair dryers, at home. There are no power outlets in the rooms. If you have any special needs that require access to an electrical outlet, please let Body Flows know in advance.
Private cabins feature one queen bed and a half bath. The cabins may be single occupancy or double occupancy if you wish to share a bed. There is one cabin with one queen bed, one pull out sofa bed and half bath, for the option of triple occupancy. The pull-out sofa is in a separate room from the double bed, although they share a half bath.
Each room features a full-size bed on the ground floor and an additional full or twin-size bed in a sleeping loft, which is accessible by ladder. Shared bathrooms with sink and toilet in the lodge. This option is comfortable for two people as double occupancy or three people as triple occupancy if two people share the full sized bed.
Also, the Wilbur Hot Springs has unique features which include the Fountain of Life Geyser, Medicine Wheel, Wishing Tree, and Memorial Wind Chime Park. Other features you may look forward to are:
Please take note the baths at Wilbur Hot Springs are 'clothing optional'. Although this is a women's yoga retreat, the group will not have exclusive use of the resort so there will be members of the public using the baths and on the property during the stay. The group will have a private dining room, outdoor deck, and kitchen. Also, there is no phone service and no Wi-Fi at Wilbur Hot Springs.
The yoga classes will be a blend of Hatha and Vinyasa Flow, linking movement with the breath, moving your body through both Power and Restorative poses. The 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. All levels are welcome and encouraged.
This retreat will be held at the natural and serene Wilbur Hot Springs in Northern California, USA. The venue is a two-hour drive north of San Francisco, in the heart of a 1800-acre nature preserve. The healing and naturally occurring mineral waters and beautiful land at Wilbur Hot Springs offer a unique opportunity to slow down, quiet the mind, reflect and reconnect with nature and your deeper self.
Wilbur's nature preserve includes peaceful valleys, panoramic ridges, and open meadows. Connect with nature through hiking, running, mountain biking, bird-watching and incredible stargazing at night. Wilbur's geothermal water contains three ounces of dissolved minerals per gallon and is entirely undiluted, untreated, and unheated, which is rare in North America.
The average temperatures of the spring are 98, 105, and 109 degrees Fahrenheit. The minerals in the waters have positive therapeutic effects on skin diseases, asthma, neuralgia, arteriosclerosis, rheumatism and shoulder, neck, and wrist pains, pain relief, and depression, as well as detoxifying and mucolytic effects. The minerals present are sulfur, silica, and metaboric acid. The unique element of the geothermal water is lithium, which promotes a deeper state of relaxation.
All meals will be beautifully prepared and cooked by the wonderful traveling cook and food maven, Keri Keifer. Keri believes that the best food is slow-cooked, love-imbued, rich in nutrients and texturally and colorfully vibrant. Her cooking style reflects the myriad experiences she has had in alchemy thus far such as a university education in chemistry, formal training from Tante Marie's Cooking School in San Francisco, cultivating crops on organic farms, adventuring into herbalism, and tending to fermented curiosities.
She uses seasonality, locality, diversity, and beauty as her north stars. Each menu she creates reflects the bounty and breadth of the local foodshed at a specific moment in time. It is her intention as a cook to not only nourish the body but also to reconnect the spirit to the land and its cycles.
Please book your flight to arrive at Charles M. Schulz–Sonoma County Airport (STS), Oakland International Airport (OAK), Sacramento International Airport (SMF), or San Francisco International Airport (SFO). Transfer from and to the airport is not included.