One of places that so many of our students have told us was their safe haven over the past year has been time spent in Nature. Melina and Baxter can attest to the power of nature to connect us with our authentic selves, especially at places like Ratna Ling Retreat Center.
Our weekend together will be an opportunity to take advantage of the natural environment to help us rest, restore and recharge after the long Pandemic year. At Ratna Ling, enjoy your own bedroom in a gorgeous 2-bedroom cottage, wholesome vegetarian meals, beautiful retreat grounds, and an environment that fosters an appreciation for the boundless potential within each of us.
Our weekend will include daily socially distanced outdoor yoga (weather permitting) and meditation sessions, a Saturday afternoon hike (or drive) to the beach or enjoy some R & R in your gorgeous cottage or wandering the retreat grounds, and an evening community gathering in a redwood circle.
More info, including daily schedule and Covid protocols, are on Melina's website.
The Ranch Always Delivers! With the amazing week that all experienced for the Power of Nature 2019 from the powerful weather changes to Forest Bathing and Impermanent Art in Nature, we decided to expand this perfect match for the Feathered Pipe Ranch, with an upgraded 2.0 version!
Melina and Baxter can attest to the power of nature to connect us with our authentic selves, especially at places like Feathered Pipe Ranch. Our week together will be an opportunity to take advantage of the natural environment to help us rest, restore and recharge, with walking meditations in nature, yoga practices and talks out on the front lawn when weather permits, evening hikes to the Skye Ranch and beyond.
We also know that our everyday lives don’t always have the time or access to this kind of powerful setting on a regular basis. The good news is that Ayurveda and Yoga for Healthy Aging practices can help us bridge those times away from nature with powerful tools to improve our overall well-being and help us to recover in times of greater need. Our practice sessions twice a day will focus on sharing the most relevant practices for you to take back home with you to maintain the reboot that the Ranch will provide.
And as in past years, we will enjoy silent mornings until the start of the morning class.
30 Yoga Alliance Continuing Education Program credit hours are available for this retreat.
A limited number of partial scholarships are available.
If you invite a friend new to the Ranch you can each save $100!
Yoga Retreat and Travel Adventure
October 9-19, 2021
Another Magical Mystery Yoga Tour with Baxter Bell, MD and Melina Meza!
Labyrinthine medieval cities, sprawling sand dunes, shops piled high with exotic spices, rugs and pottery, kasbahs, camels, mountains and ocean, Morocco is a land of vivid contrasts. It is the gateway between two continents, Europe and Africa, and home to ancient traditions and diverse peoples. This tour is a cultural immersion of Arab, European and African influences.
We meet in the famed Casablanca, travel north to the capital, Rabat, and then on to Fes, the Atlas Mountains and end in Marrakesh. All along the way we will visit souks, medinas, mosques and other important sites, led by an educated and informed English speaking guide. We’ll have yoga classes with Baxter and Melina, eat excellent and interesting food and immerse in the beauty, diversity and mystique of Morocco.
Join Baxter for his 7th season in the magical town of Yelapa, and his second year hosting this yoga adventure at the lovely retreat center, Pura Vida. Located at the end of the bay an easy 10 min walk from the pueblo of Yelapa, Pura Vida is a perfect place to cultivate what Costa Ricans call “Pura Vida” or Pure Life.
In yoga, we call the underlying energy of life Prana, and there is lots of it here, including on the open-air yoga deck overlooking the Pacific Ocean that will be our home base for our twice daily yoga sessions, designed to be accessible to students of all levels, including those new to yoga.
Yelapa, reached only by boat, takes people back in time enhancing the feeling of “getting away from it all” and invites participants to remember the simple life. Walking the beach, hiking in and out of the village, crossing the lagoon, walking up river, getting in waterfalls all create a sense of grounding in this other cultural world steeped in nature...