The Art of Being: A Weekend Yoga Retreat in Ojai
- Meagan McCrary
Dates: Thu, 13 Apr 2017 - Sun, 16 Apr 2017
A chance to get away, to hit pause on life’s busyness, to set aside roles and obligations, to spend time alone, to rest and reflect, to listen and nurture your soul … a chance to just be.
“At the center of your being you have the answer; you know who you are and you know what you want.” ~ Lao Tzu
Retreat to the foothills of Ojai for a weekend of gourmet cuisine, wine, laughter and yoga with plenty of time to rest, relax and soak up the sunshine and fresh air. Entrenched in the heart of nature on two acres of private countryside, a serene Mediterranean estate awaits along with the invitation to realize the timeless state of being.
Arrive Thursday between 3-4:30pm, look around, settle in, meet and great friends you will know for a lifetime. Meagan will lead her signature Alignment Flow Class starting at 5pm followed by 30 minutes of Restorative Yoga to help you (and your nervous system) decompress and hit the relaxation switch for the weekend ahead. Communal dinner at 7 pm.
Awaken to the sounds of nature Friday morning for a light breakfast around 9am followed by an in-depth two-hour practice. Post lunch, spend the afternoon lounging, hiking, soaking and discovering Ojai. Arrive back on the property for an evening yoga and meditation sessions 5-6:30pm followed by dinner at 7pm. After a heavy night’s sleep, we will do the same on Saturday.
Sunday will be our farewell practice and brunch before our departures. You’ll then have the afternoon to go exploring and I know many of you will want to go wine tasting around Ojai so plan accordingly!
This will be a renewing experience that will bring you back to a state of being and most grateful self. You will leave feeling more at peace with yourself, grounded in who you are and inspired to continue your journey. Join us.
Nestled at the base of the foothills of the Los Padres National Forest, the private retreat estate is conveniently located within walking distance of Ojai's beautiful and charming downtown area, parks and hiking trails.
It features a spectacular salt water hot soak spa, replete with cold plunge pool, wading areas and cool deck along with garden hammocks and plenty of indoor/outdoor living spaces to take full advantage of the Mediterranean temperatures.
Natural light and large windows complement the contemporary craftsman architecture. Airy estate accommodations feature well appointed bedrooms and designer bathrooms with over-sized soaking tubs and showers. Every detail and amenity has been provided and carefully thought out to create the ultimate Ojai experience.
While Ojai’s tranquil, natural retreat setting and sense of place is perhaps its greatest healing feature — this stunning estate, where privacy is at a premium, is the perfect complement to those seeking a quality getaway providing an ideal and intimate setting.
General Amenities: filtered drinking water, high-speed wireless internet, iPhone/iPad docking stations, printer, ceiling fans, a/c, central radiant floor heating, washer/dryer and laundry soap, hair dryers, luxury linens and towels provided
You will be within walking distance to town and steps away from some of the best hiking trails in Ojai. Enjoy a leisurely family walk along Shelf Road whilst enjoying breathtaking views of the Ojai Valley, or hike the more challenging Pratt Trail. Both trails are accessible within walking distance from the front door.
Also within walking distance (or five-minute drive): downtown Ojai, wine tasting, museums, art galleries, shopping, hot springs, Meditation Mountain and Ojai Valley Inn.
*All prices above are on a per person basis. A non-refundable $300 deposit is required to hold your space on the retreat. All payments due in full by March 31, 2017.
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A three-night stay at retreat estate
Six yoga classes lead by Meagan
Gourmet meals prepared by private chef
*Massages available at additional cost
To register, please email Meagan at email@example.com.
Or book your retreat online at RetreatYourselfWell.com!