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May 25-28, 2018 Spring Rejuvenate Retreat with Alok and Anjuli

June 15-17, 2018 Manifest Light: A Summer Solstice Yoga Retreat with Leigh Stewart

July 13-15, 2018 Bhakti Yin & Yang Weekend Retreat at Sierra Hot Springs with Sita Devi & Adam Kurzfeld

July 20-29, 2018 Return to the Sacred: Rebirthing Training with Founder, Leonard Orr

August 10-12, 2018 Radical Love Shift
8th Annual Women’s Inquiry Gathering
with Helena Montelius,  Certified Facilitator of The Work of Byron Katie Meditation Teacher, Co-founder of Women's Temple Group

September 28-30, 2018 Detox and Thrive Yoga Retreat with Jenna Minnes

May 25-28th, 2018
Spring Rejuvenate Retreat

with Alok and Anjuli

Nourish yourself this Memorial Day Weekend with a rejuvenating 4-day retreat at Sierra Hot Springs.  Join seasoned retreat leaders Alok and Anjuli who weave their experience as yoga teachers, massage therapists, and contact dancers into each retreat. Their seasonal Rejuvenate Retreats offer a balance of focused morning yoga classes, free time to soak in the healing springs, and creative afternoon therapeutic classes with sound healing.

Sierra Hot Springs is truly an inspiring place where it’s easy to surrender to the overwhelming sense of tranquility. The sacred healing waters soothe away tension, while immersion in the crisp alpine air revitalizes your spirit.  Camping in the spacious forest is included or you can book a room in the historic hotel.

Anjuli and Alok offer a unique blend of therapeutic practices that include partner stretching, connection exercises, contact improvisation, and ZenThai Shiatsu. You can expect nourishing, elemental yoga classes in the morning followed by a delicious brunch.  In the afternoon, we'll offer a creative session that includes partner and group Contact Yoga and massage. All levels of experience are welcome. Come solo or with a friend or partner as we encourage working with the whole group throughout the retreat. Generally, our retreats are a mix of singles and couples.

What is included?
  • Camping among the pine trees or sleeping indoors in the cozy practice space 
  • 3 delicious catered organic brunches on Saturday, Sunday, and Monday
  • Full use of Hot Springs and sauna 24 hours/day
  • Morning meditation and hatha yoga flow
  • Creative Contact Yoga afternoon classes
  • Thai Massage Instruction
  • Kritan and Dance Journey evening program
  • Guided ecology hike on local trails
  • Fire Circle ?
  • Sound Healing throughout weekend

Full Price $550 - includes instruction, camping for 3 nights and 3 catered brunches + snacks
1st Tier: $475 until Feb. 28th
2nd Tier: $495 until March 31st
3rd Tier: $525 until April 30th
Inquire about work-trade possibilities.

Anjuli & Alok

May all beings be happy and free

June 15-17, 2018
Manifest Light: A Summer Solstice Yoga Retreat

with Leigh Stewart

Ring in the summer solstice in the high sierra pine flats of Tahoe National Forest.  This retreat calls on the ancient practices of Ayurvedic-infused yoga practices, seasonally selected herbs and the healing waters of Sierra Hot Springs to manifest transformation and light as you make your way into the season of summer.
In the Ayurvedic tradition, the pitta or summer season is one of personal power ignited by channeling the fires within. It is the season when we can not only imagine transformation but hold the power and drive to enact it. Whether you are seeking acute or general life change, you will come away with holistic practices from Ayurvedic, Herbal and Traditional Chinese modalities to support and direct your path toward transformation. 

Manifest Light Retreat Weekend Includes:

  • Opening tea ceremony with seasonally harvested blends
  • Two two-hour Ayurvedic Flow yoga workshops to start off each morning
  • Two two-hour yin & restorative yoga workshops with hot and cold stones
  •  Herbal integration and Thai-massage-based assists throughout all movement practices
  • Six local, organic meals prepared by on-site chefs (vegan and gluten free options available upon request)
  • The art of crafting Ayurvedically-informed self-care products workshop
  • Unlimited handcrafted seasonal tonics and teas available throughout the weekend
  • Unlimited farm-to-table fruit and pitta-balancing snacks
  • Time to unwind and refresh in Sierraville's hot springs and cold plunges across the property

    Early Bird Pricing (Before March 15th 2018):
  • Camping: ...............$450 ($550 Regular) 
  • Shared Dorm Room (5 women): .....$525 ($625 Regular) 
  • Private Queen (one person):..............$575 ($675 Regular) 
  • Private Queen (shared): .............$475 ($575 Regular)                            

*All bookings are final sale, all rates are per person

To Register:

July 13 - 15, 2018
Bhakti Yin & Yang Weekend Retreat at Sierra Hot Springs

with Sita Devi & Adam Kurzfeld

Join Adam and Sita for a heart opening and rejuvenating weekend retreat in the Sierra Nevada Mountains at Sierra Hot Springs.

We will join together around sunset July 13 for a little movement and Kirtan (chanting meditation).
Saturday, July 14 we will have morning vinyasa with Adam accompanied by live chanting with Sita.
We will also have afternoon Yin/restorative yoga with Sita accompanied by healing adjustments from Adam.
Sunday morning July 15 we will have a closing yoga practice and Kirtan.

There will be plenty of free time for soaking, journaling, resting and hiking.
Meals and camping are included. Dinner and Brunch will be served.
Upgrades to rooms available for purchase. 
For More info on the Facilitators please visit their websites:
Sita Devi
Adam Kurzfeld

What’s included
  • Camping  - BYOT: Bring your own tent and bedding or camper van. There is a vast meadow at Sierra Hot Springs for camping with plenty of space and trees for shade.
  • Food - Dinner will be served July 13, Brunch and Dinner July 14, and Brunch July 15.
  • All Retreat Workshops - Kirtan, ecstatic chanting, Vinyasa yoga with live chanting, Yin/Restorative yoga with adjustments.
  • Hot Springs - Soak in the geothermal mineral waters, enjoy the sauna, and go for a swim in the pool.

    Hotel Upgrades
    If you would like to stay in the Hotel Lodge please book your room at 530.994.3773 ext. 0 Reservations are available by telephone only.
    Mention you are taking a workshop for discounted room rates.

July 20-29, 2018
Return to the Sacred: Rebirthing Training

with Founder, Leonard Orr

"We Cordially invite you to this years 9 Day Training in Sierraville, CA. with Leonard Orr. We are looking forward to Being, Breathing, Soaking, Relaxing and Immersing Ourselves in this Divine Experience of Rebirthing and Spiritual Purification. 
Many Blessing and Much Love to Each of You,

To Register and For More Information Go To:

This 9 Day educational and experiential course is addressed to all those who wish to develop their Professional Rebirthing Practice and for those new to breathwork.
Rebirthing, (Kriya Yoga Breathwork, Energy Breathing, Breathing from the Breath Itself), is a practice of circular, connected breathing that releases cellular memories from the body-opening up space inside of your physical, spiritual and emotional bodies for lightness, truth and love.
Rebirthing also heals the breathing mechanism, giving all the functions of the body more support and strength. It is recommended for those who seek to go deep into their personal healing and expand their therapeutic practice and experience.
Rebirthing is a simple and gentle way of breathing that restores emotional balance, while relaxing, refreshing and invigorating the human body. It is easily learned over a series of sessions to use as a daily practice for clearing the mind and resting the body. This premier West Coast training offers a comprehensive exploration of the following:
Healing Birth Trauma and Core Stories, Utilizing the Elements for Daily Spiritual Purification, Working in Loving, Supportive Communities, Mastery of a Personal Breathwork Practice, Understanding the Spiritual Psychology behind Breathwork and Kriya Yoga, Creating the Foundation Necessary to Become a Successful Rebirthing Breathwork Practitioner.
We will spend 9 Days Breathing, Soaking, Meditating, Practicing Spiritual Purification, Exchanging Knowledge and Being Surrounded by The Beauty of the Sierra Nevadas-and, in that process, we Open and Transform.

August 10-12, 2018
Radical Love Shift
8th Annual Women’s Inquiry Gathering
Facilitated by Helena Montelius, 
Certified Facilitator of The Work of Byron Katie 
Meditation Teacher, Co-founder of Women's Temple Group

The voice within is what I am married to. 
All marriage is a metaphor for that marriage.
My lover is the place within me 
where an honest yes or no comes from. 
That is my true partner. ~Byron Katie 

Welcome sisters to the 8th annual women's retreat, where we gather to drop in, to re-commit to ourselves and to support and nourish each other.

NEW FOR 2018!
August 8-12. Spend a few days with Helena before the weekend retreat starts and immerse yourself in inquiry and meditation. 
Deep immersion:
Wednesday 8th 5 p.m - Sunday 12th 3 p.m
Weekend retreat:
Friday 10th 5 p.m - Sunday 12th 3 p.m 

During this retreat we look at whatever relationship issues are up for us. We dive deep together into opening our hearts fully; releasing painful, limiting beliefs around love, romance, sex...
The Work of Byron Katie offers a radically kind and efficient path to see through and melt away any stories (beliefs) that are not true. As our stories about love and relationships drop away a radical shift into love within is possible. The deepest love affair of all can begin. 
Whether you are married, single, looking for Mr. or Mrs. Right, recently divorced, heart broken, confused or in-between this workshop is for you!

* The Work of Byron Katie Inquiry
* Meditation Practices
* Sensual Zen Practices
* Heart Sharing
* Soaking, hiking, being on sacred land

Tuition: Weekend: $210
$180 for repeaters and Early birds before July 10th. 

Deep Immersion: $375 
$345 for repeaters and Early birds before July 10th.

If you sign up together with a friend one of you can come for half price!
Tuition includes all workshop sessions with Helena, all The Work materials, meditation CD, follow-up support call. 
$50 is required as a deposit to hold your space if you would like to pay in cash or with a check at the workshop start. 
Register at: 
Remember to include your current e-mail.
OR mail a check to:
Look Within Institute, P.O Box 137, North San Juan, CA, 95959
12 I.T.W credit hours.
All experince levels of The Work welcome. 

Read before retreat:
I need your love-is that true? by Byron Katie. 

Accommodations: Most sisters camp behind the Medicine Pool, $27/night. 

To book a room, call Sierraville directly: 530-994-3773. 
Book early as they tend to fill up on weekends. 

Food: We cook our meals together in the communal kitchen so bring everything you need to eat and drink, there is nowhere to get groceries in Sierraville. There is a cafe at Hot Springs, Mexican restaurant and American style breakfast cafe' in the village if you don't feel like cooking. 
Bring: Everything you need to be comfortable camping, sunscreen, sun hat, chair or pillow, yoga mat, bathing suit if you don't want to soak naked, Goddess items for altar, ritual outfit for self marriage ritual, journal, pens. It is a lot of fun to bring a bike to ride between camp site and pools, into Sierraville, or on sight seeing trips.
All cancellations must be submitted in writing. If your cancellation is received seven (7) days in advance of the workshop, your tuition will be refunded less a $50 processing fee. If you do not send advance written notice of your cancellation, if you do not attend, or if you leave the workshop early, your $50 processing fee is non-refundable and the remainder can be transferred to another Look Within event within a year.
Call me with any questions!
Helena: 530-913-0186

September 28-30, 2018
Detox and Thrive Yoga Retreat

with Jenna Minnes

This fall join Jenna Minnes for a weekend of release + nourishment at Sierra Hot Springs.

We will spend our time releasing physical impurities, thoughts and emotions to cleanse our spirit and feed ourselves with nourishment.

All levels welcome.

Retreat Schedule:

8:00pm First Session-Introduction & Yoga Nidra

10-12pm Yoga
12-3pm Lunch/Personal Time
3-5pm Yoga
5-7:30pm Dinner/Personal Time
7:30pm Evening Meditation

10-12pm Yoga
12-2 Lunch/Personal Time
2-4 Yoga/Closing

Sign Up:

Cost includes "camping" either outside, in vehicle or in communal sleeping room.

There is a common area for kitchen, including use of stove, fridge, food storage and kitchen items (plates, pots, ect). The Philosophy Cafe in the lodge offers healthy, yummy and reasonably priced food for lunch and dinner.

There are a few options in "downtown" Sierraville such as the Fox and the Horn for breakfast, Dos Hermanos for Dinner and Smithneck Farms for coffee, breakfast sandwiches and delicious baked goods.

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