JOIN MEREDITH IN SONOMA, CALIFORNIA FOR A YOGA AND FARM RETREAT.

GET BACK TO NATURE AND CONNECT WITH YOURSELF FOR A LONG WEEKEND.

 

NURTURE AND NOURISH to CREATE SPACE

AUGUST 2ND - 5TH, 2018

**this retreat is currently SOLD OUT

(use the connect tab above to be put on the wait list)

 

The Lotus Feed Retreat Center at Taylor Maid Farms rests on 108 acres of vital Sonoma coast nature. Its diverse landscape provides the most exquisite and magical experience of raw and cultivated beauty. From the redwood, fir and oak forests, to our thoughtfully designed circle gardens. Ocean view ridge-tops overlook our colorful and hidden creek beds; The Lotus Feed Retreat Center is blessed with a full palette of wonder.

Start your day with a pond side meditation and spend your day meandering through the medicinal herb gardens. Hike trails through fern groves or meander along the fresh water springs. Cultivate a relationship with the earth and lend a hand in the organic gardens harvesting the fruits and labor of the land to feast for the Farm To Table Communal Feast. End your day with a sunset yoga practice under the passion flower canopy and the rest of you evening can be spent star gazing by the fire pit.

The Lotus Feed has thoughtfully crafted the native land into a perfect classroom to dive into wild edibles and medicinals. The cultivated gardens and structures present learning experiences in permaculture and the peace and energy of the land provide a backdrop for transformation, learning and evolution. Farm to table meals will be harvested from the stunning circle garden and prepared in the outdoor pizza oven imported from Italy.

A medicinal making class and off-site wine tastings are part of this experience.

This is an all levels yoga retreat.

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WHAT'S INCLUDED AND NOT INCLUDED?

Good question!  I love to include almost every single thing for you, so you don't have to do any thinking while nourishing your mind, body and soul on a yoga retreat!

 

Included:

2x yoga/daily (aside from arrival/departure day)

2x meals/daily (aside from arrival/departure day), very BIG brunches and dinners

Wine with dinner

Use of sauna

Bonfire (weather permitting), hiking trails, meditation offerings

Off-site wine tastings (as we all gather on the cutest mint colored bus)

NOT Included:

Airfare, travel insurance, transportation to/from farm, additional activities/excursions, yoga mat

 

YOUR ACCOMMODATION OPTIONS

The retreat center is designed to promote intimacy with nature while also providing space for rest and relaxation in comfort.  Lodging ranges from private yurts (canvas covered wood-framed structures) with 800 thread count organic sheets and equipped with vintage clawfoot bathtubs, to glamping (glamour-camping) in a tent, to camping in a teepee.  While The Lotus Feed is truly a farm that embraces it's wild surroundings, living side by side, with bugs, animals, and fluctuating weather patterns, it is designed for a wide range of budgets and levels of comfort.

 

The Lotus Feed features yurts, yomes, bell tents, and even a teepee, with beds ranging from twins to doubles - all of which can be seen below.  Most of the accommodations share tow centralized bathroom facilities with electricity and running water.  One of the most unique experiences at the Lotus Feed are the outdoor showers, built around a gorgeous California Bay tree.  Due to the nature of the dwellings, accommodations are subject to change due to constant improvements and responses to changing weather conditions. 

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YURTS

There are 4 yurts to choose from:

Beloved's Bungalow, $1099: 1 queen bed, 1 twin bed, claw foot bath tub   SOLD OUT

Pomo Pad, $999: 2 twin beds, outdoor toilets/shower

Shiva's Shala, $1099: 2 twin beds, claw foot bath tub, SOLD OUT

Blackbird's Boudoir $1099:  4 twin beds, private bath tub and toilet, SOLD OUT

 

*all prices are per person, based on shared occupancy.

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YOMES

There are 3 yomes to choose from:

Durga's Den $1099:  1 queen bed, claw foot bath tub, SOLD OUT

Gnome Yome $1049:  3 twin beds, outdoor toilets/shower, SOLD OUT

Om Yome $1049:  1 queen bed, 1 twin bed, outdoor toilets/shower

 

*all prices are per person, based on shared occupancy

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TENTS

All tents have outdoor toilets/shower.

There are 6 tents to choose from, all $849 per person, based on shared occupancy.

Tent 1:  3 twins beds

Tent 2:  3 twin beds, SOLD OUT

Tent 3:  2 twin beds, SOLD OUT

Tent 4:  2 twin beds, SOLD OUT

Tent 5:  2 twin beds, SOLD OUT

Tent 6:  1 double bed

 

HOW TO GET THERE

It is the easiest to rent a car, as the ocean is only 20 minutes from our venue and you will also have the freedom to explore.

Fly into San Francisco or Sacramento airport.  Driving directions will be provided upon registration/as the retreat weekend approaches.

It is also possible to connect with others who are attending the retreat to possibly carpool.

 

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SAMPLE SCHEDULE

Smoothies, tea, coffee

Yoga practice

Amazing brunch

Time for hiking, reading, hammocks, sauna, exploring

Yoga practice

Dinner

Star gazing, time to unplug, time to be

Note: Off-site wine tasting and herbal medicine making class will be integrated.

A long weekend away is also known as a reset button.

RESTORE AND MEDITATION RETREAT

HEAL YOURSELF

November 15-18th, 2018

(these details are currently under construction)

This retreat is for you if you are needing, craving, and yearning for space to breathe and heal.

Take a break in the mountains of Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina....

A very nourishing program is waiting for you. 

Time is abundant, the pace is slow, and the ability to take control of your life with mindfulness is curated.

With a meditation center that stands on the mountaintop and follows ancient architectural principles, the center is designed to lift the spirit and focus the mind.

Step onto Italy's calm, yet jaw dropping countryside. 

RESET YOURSELF IN ITALY

OCTOBER 27th - NOVEMBER 3rd

Prices start at $1795

$450 non-refundable deposit holds your space

 

Italian Autumn Retreat we will be staying in an 18th century farmhouse that has been completely restored.

The 14 acre property is up on a hill half way between the Adriatic and Ioninan Seas.

Our idyllic estate features incredible architecture, a beautiful pool, yoga space, and pathways to the neighboring forest. Along with exploring our grounds and visiting local markets, we will take a day trip to the Adriatic coast for a seaside lunch out and beach day.

Get ready to experience and indulge in simple Italian pleasures, extremely healthy and alkalizing food, and a yoga program designed to completely harmonize your organs, finding space to heal.

This is an all-levels yoga retreat.

WHAT'S INCLUDED AND NOT INCLUDED?

Good question!  I love to include almost every single thing for you, so you don't have to do any thinking while nourishing your mind, body and soul on a yoga retreat!

Included:

7 nights accommodation
2 daily yoga classes, some with meditation and journaling time
3 vegetarian meals daily based on La Rosa’s alkalizing food philosophy, with an emphasis on organic and local produce and superfoods
Excursion to Ostuni Village (famous white town) + Adriatic seaside lunch and beach day
Trip to the local market in Martina Franca and granita cofffee experience
Unlimited pool time
Transport to/from airport on arrival/departure days only

NOT Included:

Airfare, travel insurance, one lunch at a seaside restaurant on our excursion day

 

YOUR ACCOMMODATIONS

Our venue is an 18th century farmhouse ("masseria"), restored and renovated by keeping it's original structure intact, located on a hill about 450m above sea level and is completely surrounded by peace and quietness.  The 14 acre property includes a manor house with several different large sharing areas; a small church with the original wall paintings dating back to the 18th century, a large yoga shala, a wide glass gazebo room overlooking the garden, a private forest with a meditation path in the woods, a swimming pool and several quiet relaxing areas, totally immersed in nature.

Single:  $3295

Double:  $1895, per person

Triple:  $1795, per person

HOW TO GET THERE

Fly into Bari Airport on arrival day (October 27th) and you will be greeted by someone from our retreat venue.  More details are provided upon booking and as the time gets closer to our retreat!

FOOD PHILOSOPHY

The food for the community is extremely important as much as the yoga practice. The cuisine follows the ph alkaline diet philosophy where the goal is to bring back to balance to our systems through a healthy vegetarian diet mainly raw, organic, with low gluten, no dairies and wheat free.  Fresh, organic and seasonal products are served from our garden; the venue produces their own goat cheese and milk and they make our bread, pastries and pastas with no gluten.  You won’t miss the Italian cuisine, simply you will taste it in a healthier way!!!!!

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SAMPLE SCHEDULE

Tea/Coffee/Juice 7:30 a.m.

Morning Yoga 8:00-9:30 a.m.

Breakfast 9:30 a.m.

Free time to relax at the pool, on the hiking trails....

Evening Yoga 5:30-7:00 p.m.

Dinner 7:30 p.m.

Star gazing, listening to nature

Book a week for yourself in a location that stimulates the senses. 

UPGRADE YOUR LIFE in PORTUGAL

MARCH 24 - 30th, 2019

Prices start at $1895

$450 non-refundable deposit holds your space

 

Olhao is an ancient fishing town, which for various reasons has escaped over-development and mass tourism. The old town is a warren of narrow cobbled streets, cubist fishermen's houses and the faded grand houses of merchants who enjoyed commercial success at the end of the 19th century / early 20th century.  The daily covered markets are regarded as some of the best in Portugal (if not, anywhere) and the Saturday morning market along the waterfront is foodie heaven, with the local smallholders offering for sale what was in the ground or on a tree no more than 24hrs before...

And all the local family run restaurants are consistently seeking to raise their game in offering their proud version of local specialties. 

This is an all-levels yoga retreat.

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WHAT'S INCLUDED AND NOT INCLUDED?

Good question!  I love to include almost every single thing for you, so you don't have to do any thinking while nourishing your mind, body and soul on a yoga retreat!

Included

2 yoga classes per full day (aside from arrival and departure days)

6 nights in a stunning private home with a rooftop pool

Abundant breakfasts'

Lots of support from me

1 visit to a nearby island

1 ceramics workshop

Sunset/Welcome champagne

Guided meditations

Indulgent dinners

All teas, coffees and water

 

 

NOT Included

Airfare (please fly into Faro)

River taxi or ferry to islands (if you wish to explore more on your own in addition to our visit to a nearby island)

Lunches; however, on most retreats, lunches aren't always desired.  It is also highly recommended to explore the town and try local restaurants.

Massages

Transfer to and from airport (roughly a 15 minute drive and I will put you in contact with other retreat guests so you can share taxis). 

Travel insurance.  HIGHLY recommended.

 

YOUR ACCOMMODATION

Our private historic townhouse located in the heart of Olhao’s old town. Originally, a classical gentleman’s residence, it was lovingly restored over a three year period, between 2014 and 2016. The skills of the local craftsmen and artisans were called upon to create a property that balances the heritage of its architecture  with contemporary design and comfort- including a spectacular rooftop pool!  A palette of natural colors and materials – white, stone, wood and linens were used - aiming to create a space in which everyone can feel at ease the moment they walk through the door…

Fabulous markets and a wide selection of family run restaurants are within easy walking distance of the house – as are the ferries and taxis to the outlying islands. While on retreat, you will have access to an app that was created for house guests, with maps and suggestions on the best places to eat and visit both in Olhao and the wider area.

Single:  $3395

Double:  $1895, per person, shared twin room

Non-refundable deposit to hold your space:  $450

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HOW TO GET THERE

Fly into Faro Airport on arrival day (March 24th) and grab a taxi for a 15 minute drive to our private venue.  More details are provided upon booking and as the time gets closer to our retreat!  Please allow your flight to leave on Saturday, March 30th later in the afternoon, if possible.  This way, you will get ample time to explore the amazing Saturday markets!

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See you in Portugal!