Love & Liberation: a Yoga Retreat for People of Color

Watsonville, CA, USA

SB
Satya Bodyworks
  • Facebook verified
9 reviews
Jan 17 - 19, 2020
Group size: 15 - 33
Love & Liberation: a Yoga Retreat for People of Color
Watsonville, CA, USA

Satya Bodyworks
  • Facebook verified
9 reviews

$440
Deposit: $75
Jan 17 - 19, 2020
Group size: 15 - 33

About this trip

Celebrate Martin Luther King weekend awakening together through the practices of Yoga, meditation, and sadhana (collective spiritual practice.) In times of political upheaval and injustice, we will explore how to strengthen the legacy  Martin Luther King, our own legacy, and equality in our communities through cultivating loving awareness and courage to take action in the face of oppression. Our practice will illuminate the connection and interdependence between personal and collective liberation. Expect practices that invite stillness,  introspection, and deep rejuvenation of the soul as well as other practices that reignite our commitment as activists and change makers. As we deepen our connection to Sangha, heart, and body, we will explore the blocks to forgiveness and letting go. Each day will include discussion, periods of silence, chanting, sitting and walking meditation, and 2-3 hours of Asana practice.


The retreat is held at cozy, secluded Pema Osel Ling: 2013 Eureka Canyon Rd, Watsonville, CA. 


http://www.polmountainretreat.com/joomla/


Explore 104 acres of redwood forest in the Santa Cruz mountains. Relax by the pond as the sun sets over the Santa Cruz mountains, or enjoy watching the sunrise while sipping organic coffee on one of the large porches available at our homes. Hike or bike through Nisene Marks trail or the Soquel Demonstration Forest. 



Please note that only self-identified people of color are invited on this retreat. No white allies, family members, or partners.


Arrival: 3-5 pm Friday, January 18th (late arrival possible if approved by organizer)

Departure: 2:30 pm Sunday, January 20th


FAQ: 



1.   Scholarship deadline has passed. Please email satyabodyworks@gmail.com if you need a payment plan.


2. If you would like to arrange to pay by cash or check, please contact Satya directly satyabodyworks@gmail.com


*****Rates go up $45-$90 on December 1st*****


3. All deposits & payments are NON-REFUNDABLE and NO EXCHANGES. This includes acts of God or Mother Nature. Please make sure you purchase travel insurance that would cover a cancelled retreat or your personal need or emergency to cancel your retreat. As times become more turbulent, it's important to be prepared. Lonely planet has good insurance. Make sure to check fine print.


4. Carpooling will be made available but is not guaranteed.



5.  All meals are included. Lovingly prepared, ingredients are organic and vegetarian. Gluten-free, vegan, and other dietary needs are available upon request.




For more information about Satya come by one of her public classes listed at facebook.com/satyabodyworks 


or check out these videos:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7xAmb2IiIk0


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bylXz0zWkvk


What’s included

  • 6 vegetarian meals
    5 sessions of Yoga
  • Accommodations
  • Transportation

Available Packages

Dorm room
Sold Out

Twin bed in room shared with 3-4 other people. Shared bathroom.

$440
Deposit: $75
Shared room with queen bed or double bed
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Twin bed in room shared with one other person. Shared bathroom.  

$545
Deposit: $130
Private room with queen bed
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Private room with queen bed in Orchard or Sangha house. Shared bathroom. 

$685
Deposit: $150
Private Room with Separate Entrance
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Private room with separate entrance in the Orchid House. Private Bathroom and Shower. 

$700
Deposit: $200
Private Cottage with Private Bath
Sold Out

Secluded, private, cozy, heated cottage with Private Bathroom and Shower and queen bed.

$850
Deposit: $250
Cabin Dorm room
Available until Jan 10, 2020Sold Out

Twin bed in room shared with 2-3 other people. Heated Cabin. Shared  heated external bathhouse and bathrooms a short walk away.

$440
Private Cabin
Sold Out

Queen bed in a private Heated Cabin. Shared  heated external bathhouse and bathrooms a short walk away.

$650
Deposit: $130

Available options

Private acupunctureonly 2 left
$85
1 hour massage6 left
$108
Community Acupuncture9 left
$40
$440
Deposit: $75

Dorm room
Past Trip

Who’s Going


  • KM
    Kimberly Miramontes
    Hi everyone! Looking forward to this retreat. I'd love to carpool with folks coming out of the bay area. I'm coming from Oakland and can leave by 2:30pm at the earliest on Friday. Here's my number 714-334-6831. Cheers! Kimberly
    Dec 23, 2019

Who’s interested

Your Organizer


SB
Satya Bodyworks
9 reviews
Offering 12 years of experience teaching yoga, Satya de la Paz August inspires students to fall in love with their bodies and their practice. She infuses dynamic alignment, chanting, storytelling, and community-building into her classes. Satya is deeply grateful for her mentor, Abby Tucker, as well as all of her dharma and movement teachers: Sally Kempton, Rob Preece, and Sianna Sherman. Satya's classes are a classroom and restoration of our most awakened blissful being for multiracial, multi-gender, and multigenerational groups.

Reviews

This was a beautiful experience with a lovely community. Satya and her team (Jasmine, Bria and Sonia) intentionally thought through every aspect of the retreat experience, and it resulted in me being able to drop in and feel at ease throughout the retreat. The days were designed to feel spacious yet really rich and deep as well. I was grateful for the teachings during yoga and meditation practice, and how those themes were woven throughout our experiences through readings and quotes displayed during mealtimes. It made me feel really immersed in the teachings, and I returned home with a lot of learnings and energy. The retreat center and surroundings are just gorgeous and so peaceful. I loved making connections within our POC community throughout our time together. I have learned so much from Satya in how she teaches, how she holds space, and how she shows up as her full self. I'm looking forward to continuing to be in community together.
JS
Satya holds such beautiful space for community healing. Yoga as an embodiment insight practice with the workout as a healthy byproduct and not the other way around. I highly recommend joining her retreats!
Wonderful experience. Warm and welcoming environment from Satya, Sonia and other staff. Beautiful environment. Food was delicious, yoga invigorating and cabin quiet and peaceful.
SL
Satya, I thank you SO much for the beautiful retreat. I loved the yoga (the focus on elements especially) and Hestia. It was incredible to wake up and go to sleep to sound of a rushing creek. Everyone in the group was so nice as well. The food was delicious, and Steward Hot Springs was an incredible experience Most of all, Satya, I want to thank you and Mother Nature for all the waterfalls -- water everywhere. Hestia was a great place for our retreat as well. Thank you again for my first adventure in the root chakra -- Mount Shasta. Also thank you for all the help you gave me in the yoga sessions with back injury. Suzanne
Amazing retreat with wonderful people In a fantastic location. Satya, our guide, made this a memorable experience.
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