NOURISH:

AN AYURVEDA + MINDFULNESS MEDITATION RETREAT

NORTHERN CALIFORNIA FALL 2019

Join us for this potent recharge in the secluded wilderness of Northern California. Surrounded by redwood forests and rivers, this is a place to deeply nourish yourself while practicing meditation and learning the teachings of ayurveda.

October 17th - 20th, 2019 with Celeste Young and Ayurvedic practitioner Julie Bernier

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ABOUT THE RETREAT

Ayurveda is about the true balance that comes from living in harmony with ourselves and nature. We’ll breathe fresh air, enjoy beautiful farm-to-table, ayurvedically-aligned food, and soak up the prana of the redwood forests and rivers surrounding us. We’ve designed our days to follow the rhythms of the sun, moon, and nature that the body so craves. 

Mindfulness meditation is a practice of clear seeing and learning to live with more presence and wakefulness in daily life. During morning meditation sessions with Celeste, we’ll practice sitting and walking meditation together, nourished by silence and stillness. There will be Dharma talks with teachings from the Insight meditation tradition to settle the mind and open the heart. After lunch, take time to rest, recharge, or spend time in the garden or walking in the woods. During the afternoon sessions with Julie, you’ll learn practical ayurvedic tools you can take home for balanced living. 

Men, women, and all experience levels welcome. This retreat is designed to be accessible and welcoming to all.

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THE LOCATION

The Land is a 162-acre, high-end wellness and retreat center in Northern California, founded on the values of empathy, connection and living in tune with nature.

This one of a kind 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.

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TEACHERS

Celeste Young

Celeste Young has been practicing meditation for over 17 years. She offers mindfulness meditation and Dharma classes, retreats, and individual sessions both locally and internationally. Since 2012, Celeste has taught thousands of students the essentials of mindfulness meditation, as well as traditional Buddhist teachings at InsightLA where she is a senior teacher, offering several classes a week to the community. She also works with various nonprofit organizations and companies bringing mindfulness to the workplace in unique and innovative ways. Celeste received formal teaching authorization in the Theravada Buddhist tradition from Trudy Goodman and Jack Kornfield. She strongly believes in the power of mindfulness to heal and connect us to our inherent sense of ease and well being. Connect with Celeste at celesteyoung.com and on Instagram at @celestebyoung.

Julie Bernier

Julie Bernier teaches women and men the art of self-care so that they feel their healthiest and happiest in their own unique bodies. This holistic approach to individualized wellness is rooted in the ancient Indian knowledge of ayurveda: a complete medical science and way of life which explains that our wellbeing blossoms when we align ourselves with nature. 

Julie is a registered ayurvedic practitioner with the National Ayurvedic Medical Association (NAMA), a Certified Massage Therapist, and an Ayurvedic Yoga Therapist. She studied each of these modalities in the US and straight from the source in India. Connect with Julie at trueayurveda.com and on Instagram at @juliebernier.

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PRICING & ROOM OPTIONS

 Solo travelers are welcome. If you’d like a shared room, we’ll assign you roommates of the same gender.

Single in a cabin - $1350 earlybird rate, $1450 after August 17th

Double in a cabin - $1175 earlybird rate, $1275 after August 17th, per person

Shared room (4-8 persons either in a cabin or shared dorm-style house) $1100 earlybird rate, per person, $1200 after August 17th

Earlybird ends August 17.

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Prices above include:

  • Pre-journey preparation advice (logistics + packing list + ayurvedic travel tips)

  • 3 nights at the The Land

  • 3 meals a day: ayurvedically aligned & farm to table breakfast, lunch, and dinner

  • Classes and workshops with Julie and Celeste

Prices above do not include:

  • Transportation to The Land

TRANSPORTATION

If you’re coming from LA, you can drive or fly. 

Driving from LA: about 9 hours. Email livingwisdomretreat@gmail.com if you’d like to carpool - we’ll connect you with drivers or passengers to arrange. This of course depends on availability, but we’ll do our best!

Flying: Fly into Santa Rosa. From there, either rent a car or Uber to The Land - a 1 hour 20 minute drive (again, let us know if you’d like to arrange a carpool).

If you’re flying from LA, we suggest taking one of the morning flights. This gives you enough time to enjoy lunch in wine country on your way to The Land and settle in before the retreat starts. There are lots of mid-late afternoon options for return flights.

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RETREAT SCHEDULE

Friday 

2pm-5pm - Arrival & Check In

6pm - Dinner

8pm - Welcome Circle

Saturday + Sunday

7:30 - 8am - Morning Movement

8am - Breakfast

9:30am - 12pm - Mindful Mornings with Celeste

12pm - Lunch

Free time / nature time!

4-6pm - Ayurveda Afternoons with Julie

6pm - Dinner

8pm - Evening Unwind

Monday

7 - 8am - Morning Movement + Meditation

8am - Breakfast

9:30 - 11:30am - Closing Circle with Celeste and Julie

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CANCELLATION POLICY

We know that you’ll book this retreat with the intention of attending, but the unexpected does happen, which is why we suggest purchasing travel insurance. If you cancel before September 18, we’ll retain $500 of your registration fee and refund the rest. There will be no refunds for cancellations after September 18. Please note that there will be no refunds or discounts for arriving late, leaving early, flight cancellations, travel delays or illness. 

We reserve to cancel the retreat for low enrollment or any other circumstances that make the retreat non-viable and will refund you 100% of your registration fee. 

Questions? Email us at livingwisdomretreat@gmail.com.