ALCHEMY OF EARTH
A L C H E M Y O F E A R T H
A RETREAT INTO THE RITUAL OF CREATIVE LIVING
Y O G A + A Y U R V E D A + N A T U R A L D Y E I N G
Journey to the Yuba River in the heart of Northern California for a 4-day wellness retreat and discover the art of creative living. Reconnect to body and soul through daily yoga practices rooted in the ancient wisdom of Ayurveda. Discover self-care rituals that align with the rhythms of the Earth. Nourish your creative potential with a workshop series on the art of natural dyeing. Join for a gathering of connection, intuition and inspiration.
May 16 - 19, 2019
4 days + 3 Nights
WILDERNESS IMMERSION TO THE YUBA
Explore the foothills of the Sierra Nevada Mountains and the sacred Yuba River. If you ask any local, they’ll tell you the Yuba is a place like no other. Come to be cleansed, inspired, or simply soak the crystal clear waters for rejuvenation. We believe Nature is medicine and beneath all our conditioning, it’s our inherent state of being. Through wilderness immersion, we reconnect with the land, the plants, the animals and the subtle rhythms of the river to strengthen our intuition, creative flow and connection to life. A return to nature is a way home to ourselves.
Discover the 5,000 year-old ancient wisdom of Ayurveda “the science of life” + rituals for self-care
Ethical harvesting + wildcrafting
Learn healing properties of local plants + medicine making
Afternoon Yuba River Trip
Two Creative Workshops on Natural Dyeing using plants such as Indigo, Turmeric, Eucalyptus
Enjoy two yoga classes daily, intended to inspire embodied awareness and personal expression. Each class is guided with mindfulness, alignment focus, and Ayurvedic principles to integrate body, mind and heart. Morning Asana is inspired by solar energy, a Vinyasa class unfolding consciousness through the dance of breath with movement. In the afternoon, we wind down the day with a lunar-inspired practice such as Restorative, Aromatherapy Grounding Flow, or Yoga Nidra. One can expect meditation, pranayama, breath awareness, mudra and mantra. Whether an seasoned practitioner or new yogi, instruction and modifications are given for each individual explore one’s potential.
WORKSHOP SERIES: NATURAL DYEING
Enjoy two thorough and fun natural dye classes! We will dive into natural indigo and shibori techniques and explore the colors of medicinal plants. Certain plants can simultaneously offer medicinal and healing benefits to cloth and our bodies, an ancient practice known as Ayurvastra in India. Using only organic plant matter, you will gain knowledge and experiment with the art of natural dyeing. You will take home samples in a variety of colors.
Enjoy a retreat menu intentionally crafted to nourish and heal. Each meal is made with Ayurvedic principles that align with the transition of seasons and the local harvest. We believe food is medicine and our chef, Tiffany Chen, prepares each dish with enthusiasm, mindfulness and love. All meals are plant-based with organic ingredients that are sourced for their high quality, nutrient-dense and nourishing essence. We support our local farmers when possible. If you have any special dietary needs or restrictions, we can happily accommodate.
THE RETREAT SPACE
Our home away from home is called “Serenity Hills,” and rightfully so. This large exposed-wood cabin is nested in 4-acres of Nevada County wilderness surrounded by fruit trees and a quaint pond. It’s a short 15 minutes away from the beloved Yuba River and 30 minutes away from the old historic mining town of Nevada City. With a wrap around porch drenched in sunlight, a hot tub and the backdrop of nature’s sounds, it captures the essence of peace and tranquility. We have tiered accommodation offerings, so read here for details.
4 Days + 3 Nights
Welcoming Circle + Cacao Elixir
2 Element-inspired Yoga Classes Daily: Solar and Lunar Movement
3 Nourishing Ayurvedic Meals a Day with light snacks
Daily Workshops: Natural Dyeing Series, Herbal Healing + Remedies, Ayurveda For Self-Care. All materials included.
Guided Hike + River Cleanse
Sound Meditation Journey
Sunshine, campfires, golden milk and s’mores, but most importantly good company + peace of mind
H O W T O S I G N U P
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