Sprout Up! In Sonoma

with Bernie Marchand in Sonoma, California , United States

From $520 Per person

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4 nights in Sonoma, California, US
Thu Sep 01 - Mon Sep 05, 2016

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The Retreat for You! Led by Bernie Marchand, Justine Miller and Rev. Rachel Hoath.

This 5 day retreat will embody the lush and vitalizing essence of the gorgeous Lotus Feed Farm in California's wine country. Drawing on inspiration from the landscape, we will connect to the vibrant energy of the Earth, feel our roots, plant the seeds of intention and watch them sprout up! By the end of the retreat, you will walk away revitalized and grounded. 

Guests will meet and greet Thursday evening and are invited to participate in our Release and Relax yoga class that evening followed by a community dinner. Over the next three days, yoga classes will be offered every morning and evening led by Justine Miller, Bernie Marchand and Rev. Rachel Hoath. Family style meals will be served two times a day and enjoyed together as a community. During the day, savor your senses by taking a cooking class or cycle through wine country  and find the divine in everyday life. The final day we will bid adieu with one final meal and morning yoga class co-led by all three teachers. 

All yoga classes are a blend of Vinyasa and Kripalu and accessible to all levels of students. These classes are an hour and half to give students and teachers the opportunity to not only practice asana (or the poses of yoga) but also share their experiences, practice breathing and meditate. All of the instructors at the Center for Healing Therapies embody the philosophy of inquiry driven practice. With over 3,000 hours of collective teaching experience our instructors will meet you where you are and guide you with compassionate awareness. 

Join Bernie Marchand and the Center for Healing Therapies's teachers Justine Miller and Rev. Rachel Hoath for a safe exploration of your depths and your heights. Take the jump and dive into what it means to live life fully and in the moment. You are a divine being. How can you treat yourself so? 

What's Included


5 days 4 nights at The Lotus Feed


Daily breakfast and dinner


Thurs. 9/1- PM Release and Relax class with Bernie, Justine and Rachel Fri. 9/2- AM class & PM class Sat. 9/3- AM class & PM class Sun. 9/4- AM class & PM class Mon. 9/5- AM class co-led by all instructors! All classes are 1.5 hours long and accessible to students of all levels.

Airport Transfers

No transportation provided


Flights not included

Travel Insurance

Travel insurance is mandatory and not included
For assistance with travel insurance, contact our partner World Nomads.

Optional Activities

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**

Good to Know

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.

The Instructor

Bernie Marchand
Yoga Ambassador

Bernie Marchand is an E-RYT-200 who has over 1,000 hours of teaching experience. Bernie started meditating in 2005 to help heal emotional turmoil. By 2010, she was practicing asana, pranayama and meditating every week.

About Bernie Marchand


The Lotus Feed

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. Our ocean view ridge-tops 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 will be harvested from our stunning circle garden and prepared in our outdoor pizza oven imported from Italy.

Retreat's 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 Bindu Yurt yoga, gathering space, pond, and gardens).


  • Accessible kitchen for guest cooking classes

Pricing Per Person

  • Maria
  • Verified Guest
  • Sep 26 2016

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!

  • Brittany
  • Verified Guest
  • Sep 22 2016

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.

  • Pamela
  • Verified Guest
  • Sep 17 2016

The trip was superb! Melissa was a lovely teacher & the whole gang were wonderful. Lodging & food great too.

  • Jamie
  • Verified Guest
  • Sep 13 2016

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!

  • alan
  • Verified Guest
  • Sep 13 2016

Amazing experience! The staff, instructor, food...all was perfect.

  • Ryan
  • Verified Guest
  • Sep 13 2016

Lotus Feed is a great venue with great hosts. I recommend it highly.

  • Kathleen
  • Verified Guest
  • Sep 12 2016

Lotus Feed was amazing.

  • Sherri
  • Verified Guest
  • Sep 08 2016

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!!!!

  • Bernie
  • Ambassador
  • Sep 07 2016

The retreat was amazing. Restorative, fun, engaging and transformative!

  • Heidi
  • Verified Guest
  • Sep 06 2016

Fantastic! Great yoga, magical location.

  • Lynn
  • Verified Guest
  • Jun 14 2016

Awesome food, good company and grew at yoga!

  • Tania
  • Ambassador
  • Sep 10 2015

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.

  • Sandra
  • Verified Guest
  • Sep 04 2015

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.

  • Susan
  • Verified Guest
  • Sep 02 2015

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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