Reconnect to the elements of Nature in this four-day residential all-inclusive workshop at Mountain Valley Retreat in the beautiful backcountry mountains of Ranchita, California (2 hours north/east of San Diego).
Relax and unwind on our 2-acre privacy-gated retreat as you enjoy staying in the unique Lakota Tipi Lodges and the spending time in the YogaYurt with beautiful hardwood floor for yoga, dance, and group gatherings. Stroll through the organic gardens or play lawn croquet. Soak in the heated aquatic therapy pool in the AquaYurt or the hot tub on the deck. Lounge in the patio area and watch the birds bathing in the fountain. Sit around the fire pit and enjoy the moonlight in the outside dining area. Hike the nearby local trails (including the Pacific Crest Trail and Anza Borrego State Park.) The Common House amenities include shower, toilets, laundry, kitchenette, art studio and therapy room. Enjoy a 5-star vegetarian menu and the brilliant night sky undimmed by city lights. Discover nature without surrendering safety and comfort!
Begin each day with conscious movement exercise. Explore the four elements of nature in your inner and outer world: air, earth, fire, water. Learn how indigenous peoples found wisdom in the natural world. Explore the teachings of the sacred medicine wheel. Experience the power of community building, healing touch, aquatic therapy, creativity, and your own personal sense of mission. Connect deeply to your sense of Self and your personal power as you learn to step into leadership. This is an experiential workshop for transformational growth through connection to nature, community, and Self.
Create an experience of connection to nature and community
Explore the four elements of nature: air, earth, water, fire
Step into your personal power and leadership
About the Facilitators:
Chery Owens is a manual therapist, advanced craniosacral therapist, and yoga teacher. She has facilitated and co-facilitated multiple workshops and retreats over the years at locations like Big Sur, CA, and Sedona, AZ, before envisioning Mountain Valley Retreat. Her workshops create deeply connected community and always contain her trademark of fun! (www.mountainvalleyretreat.us)
Joel Ying, MD, is a medical doctor trained in Western medicine that now integrates holistic healing into his practice. His personal mission is to create community and deeper connection to Self. He teaches tai chi, yoga, and meditation. He integrates acupuncture and craniosacral therapy into his practice. (www.joyhealthwellness.com)
Together, Chery and Joel co-create a workshop that balances experiential and informative, fun and challenging, beautiful and awe-inspiring. They create the safe space to hold deep community and facilitate healing.
Their teachings are clear and empowering.
Join them for a workshop experience that will expand your mind, open your heart, and awaken your soul.
Total cost: $560 (Room & Board*** $300 + Workshop $260)
***includes 5-star vegetarian meals.
Starts with 12pm lunch on day 1 and ends with lunch on day 4.
Limited to 8 participants.
Nearest Airports: San Diego (2 hours by car), Palm Springs (2 hours), Los Angeles (LAX) (3-4 hours)
Includes 30 minute phone consultation with one of the facilitators prior to the workshop.
NOTE: The following weekend is BhaktiFest, the yoga and kirtan festival, in Joshua Tree, California. Stay at Mountain Valley Retreat for a few more days, and extend your vacation at BhaktiFest!
For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 239-200-6796.