with Melissa Abdine in Sonoma, California, United States
3 nights in Sonoma, California, US
Thu Sep 08 - Sun Sep 11, 2016
Nourish your roots, feed your soul, and breathe new life into your body, mind and spirit. This retreat in gorgeous Sonoma, California will leave you rejuvenated and ready to embrace the transition from summer into fall with grace, clarity, and vision...
|4 days, 3 nights at The Lotus Feed|
|Daily breakfast and dinner|
|One hour of vinyasa flow in the morning to rise up and awaken our senses and one hour of a combination of slow flow, restorative poses and guided meditation in the evening to root ourselves before we rest...|
|No transportation provided|
|Flights not included|
|Travel insurance is mandatory and not included|
|For assistance with travel insurance, contact our partner World Nomads.|
Cooking Class: Farm to Table, Fermentation workshop, Basic cheese making, Medicine Making, Tea Cultivating, Intro to Permaculture, Cordial Crafting, Private Wine Tasting, Natural Building and Green proofing, Horse Back Riding, Kayaking, Redwood Forest Zip lining, Wine Tasting Tours
Not included: flights to/from Santa Rosa Airport (STS) -25 min away.San Francisco Airport (SFO) or Oakland Airport (OAK) are 1.5 hours away. and travel insurance. Guests are responsible for purchasing travel medical insurance and cancellation insurance which are also not included.
Melissa Abdine (RYT 200) is a recovering Type A who has been practicing yoga for over 16 years. After the birth of her 2nd child in 2009 she began exploring Bikram and Iyengar based vinyasa yoga. It didn’t take long for her to discover the mind and body benefits from consistent practice. In 2013 she took her practice to the next level by completing her first teachers' training with Gioconda Yoga. She continues to pursue education in yoga and will be participating in a training for teaching kids yoga with The Little Yoga House in 2015, and will lead her first yoga retreat to Sonoma in 2016. This ongoing process of learning is what provides the fresh insights that inspire her teaching. Melissa’s classes are alignment based, playful, and refreshing. When she is not on her mat, you can find her drinking way too much coffee with her husband, biking around the ‘hood with her daughters, teaching elementary kids crafty things, or chilling out in her backyard.About Melissa Abdine
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 our redwood, fir, and oak forests, to our thoughtfully designed circle gardens, and our ocean view ridge-tops that overlook our colorful and hidden creek beds. The Lotus Feed Retreat Center is blessed with a full palette of wonder.
We have thoughtfully crafted the native land into a perfect classroom to dive into wild edibles and medicinals. Our 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 are harvested from our stunning circle garden and prepared in our outdoor pizza oven imported from Italy.
Retreats include food (two organic farm to table meals a day-plus coffee, tea, and smoothies upon waking) and all of the retreat spaces (outdoor yoga deck, indoor yoga Bindu Yurt, trails, gathering space, fresh water springs, pond, and gardens).
Black Bird's Boudoir: French farm house chic, four twin beds with private kitchen and full bath with a clawfoot bath. Sleeps up to 4.
Hipster Hut: Hip modern inspired bell tent. Sleeps 3.
Shanti Shack: Yoga inspired bell tents, three twin beds and a private sink. Sleeps 3.
Shiva's Shala: India inspired yurt, two twin day beds, half bath and a private clawfoot tub. Sleeps 2.
Navajo Nest: Native American inspired bell tent with two twin beds. Sleeps 2.
Beloved's Bungalow: Sufi Poet Rumi inspired yurt, Queen bed and futon with a half bath, private clawfoot tub. Sleeps 2 people.
Cat's Cottage: Country chic inspired yurt, Queen bed with private kitchen and full bath with a clawfoot bath. Sleeps up to 2.
Pioneer Pad: Bell tent that sleeps 2.
Tex Tent: Southwestern inspired bell tent with two twin beds. Sleeps 2.
Pomo Pad: Our local Native American tribe inspired Yurt, two twin beds. Sleeps 2.
Traveler Tent: Explorer inspired bell tent with one double bed. Sleeps 1.
*Unless otherwise stated that a private bathroom is included, all accommodations have access to shared bathrooms on site.
It was an amazing experience sharing a weekend with old friends and new ones, on a working farm in the midst of California wine country. Janea and Anzja are a well choreographic yet spontaneous partnership, who create a welcome atmosphere to their "home", The execution and presentation of the food is best I have ever had tasted.
The setting was tranquil and rustic chic. The hospitality and food were outstanding. The Yoga and Pilates instruction was excellent; participants were fabulous. The experience was very positive and beyond my expectations.
This trip exceeded our expectations, the experience was far beyond what the photographs show. We were a small group of 6 and all my guest were extremely pleased with the experience enough to want to go back. The lotus feed taylor made farm is a gem and I will be taking a group back. The food was exceptional, the service was amazing, the property was magical !!! gave this trip 5 stars.
Awesome food, good company and grew at yoga!
Fantastic! Great yoga, magical location.
The retreat was amazing. Restorative, fun, engaging and transformative!
There are not enough superlatives in the english language to describe how amazing this trip was!!! It was the most peaceful, revitalizing and nourishing (in every way)!!! FANTASTIC!!!!
Lotus Feed was amazing.
Lotus Feed is a great venue with great hosts. I recommend it highly.
Amazing experience! The staff, instructor, food...all was perfect.
The Lotus Feed was a beautiful farm run by the loveliest couple! The tents and yurts are excellent for glamping, the yoga spaces, indoor and out are great and the highlight of this retreat is the food. I'm not vegetarian or vegan, but everything they prepared was amazing! Melissa Abdine led us all in a wonderfully fun and diverse yoga practice throughout the weekend that I think each guest enjoyed! What a great experience!
The trip was superb! Melissa was a lovely teacher & the whole gang were wonderful. Lodging & food great too.
The Lotus Feed and Retreat center is AMAZING. I cannot say enough good things about it. The women running the retreat, Jenae and Andzia, were always present for any questions we had and were super friendly and helpful. I'm not a vegetarian, but I ate a vegetarian based diet for 5 days and absolutely loved every single meal. The morning smoothies were all incredibly tasty, as was the coffee. Both brunch and dinner offered a minimum of 5 different foods, all made with about 80% of the food grown on the property, and each meal had a dessert! The property itself was remote and beautiful, and we were invited to make ourselves at home and explore the grounds. I am absolutely interested in going to this same location again, or even interning with them to learn some of the incredible recipes they made.
The Lotus Feed is a place like no other! Everything is extremely well thought out and done with love. I can't wait to go back!
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