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Embark on this Disconnect to Reconnect Digital Detox Yoga Retreat set in the heart of California's magical Redwood National and State Parks, and nurture your relationship with yourself, nature, and others. Enjoy simple pleasures, discover the benefits of mindful eating, do yoga, meditate, unplug, and create space to connect with yourself and someone close to you. Disconnect to reconnect!
You will be staying at a private non-commercial property called "The Farm". The Farm is a place to unplug, unwind, and simply be. People from all over come to The Farm to explore, to create or just to relax.
During this retreat, you will stay either in a private or a shared room. The farm is a place to unplug, unwind, and simply be. People from all over go there to explore, to create, or just to relax.
Whether you choose to explore under the cool, majestic redwoods or lounge in a hammock in the orchard beneath open, sunny skies, the property promises to feed your soul and inspire your creativity. The farm is the ultimate getaway, and you may want to return time and again to fill your cups. While the owners' list of dreams and visions for the farm is limitless, you will certainly find its journey to its full potential an inspiration.
Why are there no single rooms available for this retreat?
This retreat is called "Disconnecting to Reconnect" and part of East West Retreats' intention is for you to go on this journey with another human being, allowing you to learn, through a wider lens, what dropping into connecting to yourself and others feels like. If you are looking for privacy, this might not be the retreat for you
Are there any private rooms available?
Because this retreat focuses so heavily on connection, East West Retreats is only offering one single room option. If this does not sound like your cup of tea, East West Retreats recommends you come to another one of their retreats.
What if I need to get a hold of a family member or friend?
East West Retreats understands that not everyone may have the ability to fully digitally detox. For that reason, East West Retreats does have a land line available for use at all time. And if you need to use your own phone or connect to the internet for any reason, Mendocino town is just 10 minutes away, and East West Retreats can easily transport you there when needed. Please note that there is no wi-fi service at The Farm.
Stay in one of the three double farmhouse rooms, ideal for couples, close friends, and relatives. The bathroom is shared. There are only six places left.
You can stay in a private room in the Blue Barn with two twin beds and a shared bathroom. Ideal for new friends or those looking for a new connection; only two spots are left.
For those who need the privacy and space, the Blue Barn master bedroom is for you. It features a king-sized comfortable bed and an attached private bathroom. This room can be booked for one or two people. One two two spots left.
Get the full natural immersion in a large tent that sleeps two people very comfortably, with room for luggage. Sleeping bags provided. One air mattress available. Ask East West Retreats if you woud like them to arrange it for you. Outdoor shower as well as indoor shared bathroom available. Only three tents are left for booking.
Every day, your mind is filled with the noise of Facebook, Instagram, texts, emails, phone calls, and TV. From the instant you open your eyes in the morning until your last waking moment each night, you face this constant influx of distractions. This 24/7 "hyper connection" is often the one thing keeping you disconnected from yourself, each other, and this beautiful and nourishing world you live in.
But what happens when all of that "noise" goes away, and becomes quiet? That's when the reconnecting begins. Without all the noise and distractions, you create the space to look at the world through a new lens - one that is more mindful, grounded, peaceful, quiet, and perhaps more blissful.
On this four-night, five-day retreat, you will begin your digital detox by shutting your phone off and storing it in a safe, hidden place, alongside everyone else on the retreat. Once the phones and other technology are turned off and stored, you will ceremonially enter the so-called "reconnection space". There is no Wi-Fi here, but you can rest assured the connection is much better.
Once you enter this reconnection space, you will focus on its three core elements:
This retreat is meant to be a journey you take with another person in your life. Whether it is your mom, partner, best friend, cousin or neighbor, this is the space for you to spend quality time with someone who you wish to connect (or re-connect) deeply with.
Together, you can dive deeply into your worlds and transform through the authenticity and vulnerability that is created from that connection. That's why you might notice there aren't many single rooms available (only one, in fact). You are encouraged to book this retreat with someone that you love (or really like), and enjoy the companionship with that person through a new lens. What waits for you on the other side of this five-day journey with another human? That magic is for you to discover.
You will be practicing a Vinyasa and Yin yoga combination. Often, this will be a 50/50 mix of vigorous Vinyasa balanced with restorative Yin yoga. This style of yoga allows you the freedom to feel into the somatic experience of movement and remain mindful throughout the practice. All levels and ages are welcome.
The retreat can be regarded as a spiritual yoga retreat, as it will have many spiritual elements to it. Your collective experience and knowledge is deeply rooted in spirituality, and East West Retreats do their best to honor the traditions and teachings that have been passed down to them without losing sense of what these teachings are meant to achieve.
A digital detox, by definition, is a period of time during which a person refrains from using electronic devices such as smartphones or computers, regarded as an opportunity to reduce stress or focus on social interaction in the physical world.
During this digital detox, any use of technology will be prohibited, with the exception of a disposable camera that you will be given on the first day of the retreat. Also, please note that there is no Wi-Fi service available on-site.
You will have the opportunity to explore dreamy Mendocino through a guided hike in the Redwoods and have an organic picnic on the beach.
Krystal Penrose began to immerse herself in the art of connecting yoga and meditation in her 200-hour yoga teacher training in Rishikesh, India. This immersion developed into a huge passion for blending the ancient wisdom and traditions of the East with the fluid eclectic elements of yoga from the West. Because of this, her teaching incorporates many styles, philosophies, and traditions including Hinduism, Daoism, Buddhism, Tantra, Qi Gong, Ayurveda, dance as well as Reiki.
Andrew is a qualified counselor and certified life coach who has been practicing counseling since 2009. He has always loved connecting with people, but he started in computer science. Then one day while working in a computer laboratory in England, Andrew knew he had to work more personally, one-on-one with others. So he flew to Australia and studied counseling. Journeying with people into their inner worlds brings him such joy. Andrew is now a location-independent professional, still working in the web development world, as well as a counselor. He loves to travel, and does so extensively.
Emah is a Northern California native with a love for connecting those around her with real food. After a year of working on various organic farms in New Zealand and Hawaii, she began her official education of holistic nutrition at Bauman College in Berkeley, where she graduated as a Certified Nutrition Consultant. Soon after, she moved to Austin, Texas to attend an extensive vegetarian culinary program at The Natural Epicurean of Culinary Arts. Emah loves the process of helping others transform their health through sustainable and wholesome vitality.
This retreat will take place at a community farm-house in Mendocino County, USA. The farm is nestled between six acres of apple orchard and a forest of second growth redwoods. The land has the power to fortify the soul.
You will be provided with three vegetarian meals per day plus snacks. All of the food is local to Northern California and will be prepared by a therapeutic chef.
Please book your flight to arrive at San Francisco International Airport (SFO). Transfer from and to the airport is included. East West Retreats will pick you up from this airport. Alternatively, you can also book your flight to arrive at Charles M. Schulz–Sonoma County Airport (STS) or at Sacramento International Airport (SMF).
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