Body Flows Running, Yoga and Wine Tasting Retreat in Sonoma - May 2020, Westerbeke Ranch Conference, Friday, 29. May 2020

Join us for an energizing yoga, running and wine tasting weekend getaway in beautiful Sonoma wine country! Improve your health and fitness, destress from your every day life, and connect with other like minded active runners and yogis!
Learn injury-free and energy efficient ChiRunning and ChiWalking, for all levels of runners, wannabe runners or hikers, making running or walking effortless by letting gravity do the work. Blending principles of Tai Chi with running and walking, you move from your core muscles, allow gravity to assist your forward momentum, and let your legs relax. This reduces impact and eliminates the cause of injury, helping you to run or walk more safely, for longer, feel lighter and more relaxed, run or walk faster, further, and enjoy running or walking for a lifetime! You'll learn proper alignment and posture, injury prevention and energy efficiency techniques, efficient breathing, and mindful and meditative running tips.
The yoga classes will be mostly Vinyasa Flow for all levels, linking movement with the breath, moving your body through both power and restorative poses, and there will be Yin classes offered as well, that include deep stretches for active recovery after running or hiking. With creative and balanced sequences, strengthening and lengthening, detoxing and pranayama, you will experience a strong, safe and supportive practice. Modifications and options will be provided for different abilities.
Connect mind, body and soul. Transform your running and your self!
All levels are welcome and encouraged. We will have multiple run/hike leaders for the runs and hikes to assist with varying distances and paces.

"An inspiring weekend with amazing women from across the U.S. The ranch setting was serene and quiet and allowed for learning, self-discovery and new friends. Highly recommend!" ~ Patricia, Aug 2015


"Eye-opening to realize that there is a different form to running! Had to re-learn everything. Sally was very patient with us in taking us through the workshop." - Tamami


"My running injuries are healing well thanks to you and ChiRunning. I can even run on pavement without further damaging my body. Also, bruising on my toes are almost gone. You are a miracle worker!" - Rowena

Highlights


Learn Mindful Running, and Injury Free, Natural Running/Walking form, ChiRunning and ChiWalking.


Practice your natural form during led trail runs/hikes (different paces/distances will be provided).


Practice yoga, customized for runners and hikers.


Learn injury prevention techniques and core strength exercises so you can take care of your body in between your runs and hikes, speeding up recovery time and preventing injuries.


Wind down in the evenings with some local wine tasting.


Meet other like-minded runners and outdoor enthusiasts for a fabulous and fun weekend in nature!


Included


2 ChiRunning and ChiWalking Workshops for injury-free, energy-efficient, safer and faster running. Read more about ChiRunning here.


4 Yoga Classes, geared towards active runners and hikers, with core strengthening, deep stretching, trigger point release techniques


1 Nutrition, Recovery and Mindfulness for Runners Workshop


Led Trail Runs and Hikes at nearby trails (10-15 mins drive from the retreat center)


2 nights accommodation


6 nourishing meals (vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free, dairy-free options available)


2 evenings of wine tasting


Outdoor pool and hot tub


Scenic nature trails and surrounding nature


Free time to explore, relax and soak in the pool and hot tub


Additional: massage sessions can be booked during the free time on Saturday afternoon for additional cost.


Not Included


Transport to and from the retreat


Onsite massages


Travel Insurance (we strongly suggest purchasing travel insurance)


Location
The retreat will be held at the beautiful Westerbeke Ranch in Sonoma, California, just 1 hour drive north of San Francisco and 5 minutes drive from Sonoma plaza, in the heart of breathtaking Sonoma wine country.
Westerbeke has a lovely rural Ranch feel and nestles amid stately oaks, surrounded by rolling grass hills and vineyards in Sonoma's Valley of the Moon. There is an onsite outdoor pool and hot tub for soaking after yoga or hiking. Delicious fresh, local, nutritious, sustainable, mostly home-made and vegetarian food will be served 3 times daily, by wonderful cooks of the highest caliber, artists in their own right.
The closest airports are Sonoma County Airport (30 mins drive), San Francisco (SFO), Oakland (OAK) and Sacramento (SMF) Airports. SFO, OAK and SMF are approximately 2 hours drive from the retreat center. Transport to/from the retreat is not included. Driving directions will be provided.
FAQs
Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?
All participants must be 21 or over.
What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?
The closest airports are Sonoma County Airport (30 mins drive), San Francisco (SFO), Oakland (OAK) and Sacramento (SMF) Airports. SFO, OAK and SMF are approximately 2 hours drive from the retreat center. Transport to/from the retreat is not included. Driving directions will be provided.
What can I bring into the event?
Yoga mat, comfortable and loose fitting clothes for yoga and running, running shoes, water bottle, flashlight, bathing suit for pool and hot tub, sun lotion and sun hat, warm and waterproof jacket or sweater for cool or wet weather, optional eye mask or small hand towel to cover eyes during meditations, optional cash tip for your massage therapist, optional shampoo, conditioner and hair dryer if desired.
Note: Dogs and other pets are not permitted. The only animals that are allowed are certified service animals, accompanied by a person with a disability. 
How can I contact the organizer with any questions?
Feel free to email us at info@bodyflows.com.
What's the refund policy?
There are no refunds. All payments are final. 
Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?
No. Once you purchase your ticket, you will be emailed with a registration form to complete so we have all your information such as dietary needs, emergency contact, yoga experience etc. 
Can I update my registration information?
Yes! You will be able to update your registration and personal information once you are in our system. 
Is my registration fee or ticket transferrable?
You may transfer your ticket to another person, as long as that person has agreed to our cancellation policy and waiver and release, and we have all their completed registration information before the retreat. 
Is it ok if the name on my ticket or registration doesn't match the person who attends?
No. The name of the person who attends must match with the ticket or registration information.
Read testimonials for Body Flows yoga retreats in California here.
Read more about Sally Mitchell and Body Flows Yoga Retreats here.

Friday, 29. May 2020, Westerbeke Ranch Conference, Body Flows Running, Yoga and Wine Tasting Retreat in Sonoma - May 2020

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