with Allisson Butler-Kublanov and Laura Butler in Sonoma, California
4 nights in Sonoma, California, US
Thu Jun 09 - Mon Jun 13, 2016
As we make the final transition from Spring to Summer, the seeds that we planted in Spring allow us to harvest the abundance of Summer. This retreat will take you on an adventure through your senses as you experience the lavish Sonoma coast landscape and leave you with a magical experience of your bountiful and lively spirit.
|5 days 4 nights at The Lotus Feed|
|Light breakfast, and full lunch and dinner|
|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
**Activities that can be booked onsite include cooking classes. All other activities listed are a reference of the offerings in Sonoma and not able to be booked by the venue or Trip Tribe**
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.
Allisson Butler-Kublanov, E-RYT- 200/500, Reiki Master, has been practicing and falling in love with yoga for over 20 years. Her particular fondness for Vinyasa and Restorative Yoga led her to seek training at Saraswati's Yoga Joint in Norwalk, CT with Mitchel Bleier, Kaia Yoga Studio in Westport, CT with Jillian Pransky, and Baptiste hot yoga flow with Lyn Kehoe. Allisson's classes combine an intense vinyasa flow with light humor and a strong focus on the breath and alignment. Her restorative classes have been described by students as 'a yoga massage' that allow you to melt into mushy puddle of joy on your mat. She is well-versed in essential oils and uses them to help her students move deeply into their practice, balance energy flow and experience physical, spiritual and emotional healing. In 2016 she opened Bee Well Yoga, www.beewellyoga.com. She loves to write about her yoga life on her blog, go on adventures with her husband and four kiddos, run marathons and eat chocolate ice cream. "Life is an adventure so get out there and do something fun" is her favorite mantra!About Allisson Butler-Kublanov
Laura is an E-RYT 500-hour yoga, meditation, restorative & therapeutics, and pre-natal yoga teacher and trainer at ISHTA Yoga. She is also a Reiki Master attuned by her teacher, Brett Bevell, of the
Omega Institute, as well as a Level 6 Magical Awakening Practitioner, a Celtic form of energetic healing.
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.
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!
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 trip was superb! Melissa was a lovely teacher & the whole gang were wonderful. Lodging & food great too.
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!
Amazing experience! The staff, instructor, food...all was perfect.
Lotus Feed is a great venue with great hosts. I recommend it highly.
Lotus Feed was amazing.
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!!!!
The retreat was amazing. Restorative, fun, engaging and transformative!
Fantastic! Great yoga, magical location.
Awesome food, good company and grew at yoga!
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.
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.
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.
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