Body Flows organizes and leads regular weekend Retreats in nature in various locations around Northern California. As well as retreats being a wonderful way for you to relax, rejuvenate and (re)treat yourself, they also allow you to spend time in nature away from your busy life, improve your health and fitness, learn something new, meet new friends, find more balance and calmness in your life, and have fun!
Each Body Flows Retreat combines various elements of yoga, meditation, hiking, trail running, outdoor circuits training, massage and wine tasting and follows a specific theme, of which our latest were Summer Solstice and Manifesting Intentions. More details, including photos, of both of these retreats, are below.
Body Flows can also work with you to customize and lead a retreat for a specific group, for example your company or office team, a club or society or a group of friends. Activities that are relevant for your group can be chosen for your custom retreat. Please contact Sally directly for more details.
Upcoming Body Flows Retreats are currently being finalized for Fall 2014 and for the year 2015, with new themes, and will be announced soon!
Join us to celebrate the beginning of the Fall season, over the Fall Equinox weekend, and to help get your Life in Balance for a weekend of movement, wellness and wine. With our own private mineral-rich natural hot springs, yoga, meditation, outdoor circuit training, hiking or trail running, delicious food, evening wine tasting and more, we invite you to join us and energize and nourish your mind, body and soul and embrace some well deserved time away from your busy life.
June 20-22, 2014, Wildwood Retreat Center, Sonoma, California
Yoga, Meditation, ChiWalking, ChiRunning, Hiking, Trail Running, Circuits Training and Wine Tasting!
With 25 attendees and a variety of activities, our Summer Solstice retreat, with a Sun and Sunflower theme, was a beautiful and fun weekend and journey of moving, breathing, balancing, drumming and flowing into the new Summer season!
Daytime activities included morning meditation, yoga or outdoor circuits training, ChiWalking and ChiRunning session, led hikes or trail runs, free time for massage, relaxing by the pool or exploring the surrounding nature, and 3 delicious and nutritious meals per day. Evening activities included wine tasting by a local Sonoma winery, a summer solstice poem to honor the Sun during sunset on the longest day of the year, a summer solstice drum circle, and sharing of personal reflections and inspirations. Photos from the weekend are below.
"I was so thrilled to attend Body Flow's Summer Solstice Retreat. Perfect location, schedule, facilities and a wonderful group of old and new friends. Loved the walks, meditation, yoga, drum circle, evening fire and celebration of the sun. Fantastic experience beginning to end, can't wait for the next one. Welcome Summer!" ~Mary
"What a great weekend, Sally! Many, many thanks for all the creative energy and attention to detail that you put into making such a great experience, and for bringing together such a fabulous group of people. Looking forward to crossing paths again!" ~Sara
“Just enjoyed my second Yoga Retreat with Sally at Body Flows at Wildwood Retreat Center by Guerneville. It is amazingly well-organized and so refreshing. I enjoy Sally as a Yoga instructor and love the atmosphere and friendships I have made at these retreats.” ~Susanna
"Sally and Ann were both amazing, bringing so much energy, enthusiasm and unbridled passion to all their respective areas. Once again, Sally pulled off a magnificent event with her co-chair Ann!" ~Judy
"I really enjoyed how the yoga classes had different themes and were tailored to our energy levels. Sally and Ann were lovely, and really helped set the vibe as one of inclusiveness, comfort, and fun." ~Anonymous
"Many thanks to Sally for the Summer Solstice retreat. It was an overall fantastic experience and the yoga was just what I needed to unwind and escape reality for a bit. I hope to see more retreats scheduled in the future." ~Chelsey
Summer Solstice Sun and Sunflower themed Wine Tasting
Feeling grounded during our hip opening yoga class
Energy efficient and injury free ChiWalking and ChiRunning
Summer Solstice drum circle around the fire to signify the Sun
Manifesting Intentions Retreat
February 14-17, 2014, Enchanted Hills Camp, Mount Veeder, Napa Valley
Yoga, ChiWalking, Meditation and Reiki
With 22 attendees, our Manifesting Intentions Retreat was a wonderful weekend of inner focus and intentions setting for the new year, through meditations, yoga, Reiki energy healing, walking in nature and making new friends.
Daytime activities included morning meditations, yoga, manifesting intentions workshop with meditation and Reiki, ChiWalking session, led hike and free time for massage, relaxing, reflecting, and exploring the surrounding nature. Evening activities included partner massage and a Reiki circle. Some of the attendees shared quite profound experiences and visualizations that had surfaced during the Reiki circle. Overall, it was a beautiful and inspiring weekend of healing and balance.
"Thank you to you both for an absolutely fabulous retreat! You guys worked really hard to put this all together for us and it was really obvious in all the details. I had an AMAZING time with all of your wonderful workshops. I met a lot of interesting fun people as well - what a bonus. I look forward to the June session with much anticipation. Thanks to both of you again for your amazing energy and abilities - it was such a pleasure!" ~Judy
"I had a wonderful time in Napa and really appreciated all the effort you put into making the retreat a meaningful experience." ~Lisa