California Mendocino Farm Yoga Retreat

United States · April 17 - 19 2020

A rejuvenating weekend of yoga, farm fresh food, and charming, rustic accommodation by the California coastline.

Overview

Journey to a dreamy farm retreat just a couple hours north of San Francisco on the lush coast of Mendocino, where you'll spend an incredible and refreshing weekend doing yoga, eating delicious fresh food, sleeping deeply, or camping under the stars, and taking trips to the coastline.

This retreat includes
- 4 Yoga Classes with Pete Guinosso
- Two nights accommodations
- Delicious “love to table” meals
- Hiking in the Redwoods
- Walks by the river

Your days include yoga classes with Pete Guinosso whose yoga classes guides practitioners through a mindful and heart connected practice. His intuitive assists allow students of all levels to step out of their comfort zones and find their own authentic path in the practice. Pete’s classes offer strong, thoughtful sequencing grounded in the breath and intention, that always leave room for playfulness and fun. Evening classes will be a time to unwind from the days adventures and prepare for a fabulous meal.

Explore the Land’s network of old fire roads, hidden trails and quiet country roads to the Land’s rivers, creeks, redwoods, and expansive meadows. The headwaters of the Navarro River original on The Land, and continue 28 miles before reaching the Pacific Ocean. It is home to otters, wood ducks, egrets, steelhead salmon (in the early spring) and the swimming holes stay flush year-round.

The sparkling saltwater pool is surrounded by trees, grass and a perfect place to soak up some sun or lounge in the shade.

Included
  • 2 nights accommodation
  • 1-2 daily yoga classes
  • delicious meals
  • nearby Redwoods and wineries

Hosts

Pete Guinosso

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. For newcomers and advanced practitioners yearning for a new adventure and challenge, let Pete be your guide!

The Land Mendocino

A Stunning Sanctuary on the Pacific Coast

Overview

The Land is a one of a kind 162-acre sanctuary at the intersection of the Pacific Coast and Mendocino’s Anderson Valley, 2.5 hours north of San Francisco. It’s where California gets wild and the scale becomes majestic with old growth redwoods, endless fields and rivers, great weather and lots of sunshine.

The 5 acre garden was original designed and built by part of the Findorn community in Scotland. In the shape of a mandala, the beds are aligned with the mooncycle in order to enhance the growth of the plants. The garden is completely organic and the source of food for their guest meals.

The Land’s food starts with the belief, “If there’s love in the food, people will love it,” so they call it ‘love to table”. They source a great deal of their produce from their 5-acre garden and also work with local providers to source some of the finest meats, poultry, seafood, fruits and vegetables in Northern California.

There is a certain magnetism to this piece of Northern California wilderness that has attracted travelers, wayseers and visionaries for nearly a century. Beginning with the native Tabete Pomo tribe which some records say had a nearby village dating back 5000 years, the natural beauty of the Land has been very generous with the people whose lives it’s touched.

The property was first developed by Mary Ward and her brother James Hanen in 1908, who started a lodging resort that continued to operate through the 40s and 50s. During this time, many of the cabins you see today were built. Irving Newman bought the land around 1957 and converted the property to El Rancho Navarro, a long-beloved children’s camp and modern-day resort.

Over the last few decades the property has been known as Shenoa, meaning in one of the Native American languages, “the peace you find in nature,” and has hosted teachers, innovators, celebrities, and corporate C.E.O’s alike.

The Plan

Friday

After arriving and settling into your accommodation, you'll unwind with a grounding evening yoga practice followed by a delicious group welcome dinner.

Saturday

You'll ease into the day with an invigorating morning yoga class followed by a hearty, wholesome breakfast. Today is your time to explore the area, go wine tasting, hike in ancient redwoods, take a drive to the coast or just stay put and relax! You'll then wind down the evening with a restorative evening yoga class followed by a tasty dinner.

Sunday

You'll start the day with a rejuvenating morning yoga practice, followed by a delicious goodbye brunch. Then, departures.

Activities

Photo Scavengers
The Land’s facilitators design a photo scavenger hunt that will lead you into an adventure through the varied topography and micro climates of the 160 acre property, culminating in a fun, interactive presentation of the photos. Take amazing album cover photos, family portraits and instaGram worthy selfies with the Land’s animals and landmarks. 60 minute duration.

A Farm to Table Cooking Experience on the Land
Participants will Gather the morning’s harvest with chef Christina in our 5 acre farm/Gardens with our horticulturist Andy, learning his approach to growing produce and herbs in Anderson Valley's unique coastal climate. They you will be lead in the experience of making food with your own hands.

Hike into the Old Growth Redwoods
Hike into the 800 year old growth redwood forest to experience the changes in sensory input and how that affects the body, and opens you up for deeper vulnerability and connection.

Massage & Bodywork
Onsite therapists will offer multiple modalities to choose from!