• Land of Medicine Buddha (map)
  • 5800 Prescott Road
  • Soquel, CA, 95073
  • United States


A retreat is an opportunity to remove yourself from the stresses of your everyday life and immerse yourself in a reflective, soulful experience in a serene, beautiful place. It’s a chance to relax, let go, and perhaps even grow under the guidance of experienced teachers committed to holding a powerful space. 

Leave it all behind for a brief but potent yoga and mindfulness meditation weekend. Spending this time together with the intention of accessing our inner wisdom, we will open with centering practices that will help us let go of unhealthy stories and patterns. We will move our bodies through a specifically designed series of classes that will physically and emotionally release tension and old habits so we can make room for what’s next and invite in renewal. Let this weekend getaway return you to your life rejuvenated and ready to re-experience the world with gratitude and love. This retreat is a chance for you to re-calibrate and re-connnect to your Self. 

I will co-lead the retreat with David Perls, a mindfulness meditation teacher, leadership facilitator and executive coach. He is passionate about conscious leadership in the workplace. His clients include Facebook, Airbnb, Adobe, Intuit, Fitbit, Whole Foods Market, the San Francisco Giants, Stanford University, UCSF, the US Air Force, the US Forest Service Department, as well as many tech start-ups. www.shinebright.com

We will be retreating at the beautiful buddhist retreat of Land of Medicine Buddha. Located on 108 acres of ancient redwood groves and sunny oak meadows, it is a pristine and beautiful location in the Santa Cruz Mountains that will delight you with delicious vegetarian meals and exquisitely peaceful surroundings. While there, treat yourself to a massage, hike the grounds, spend time alone or with friends, soak in a hot tub or take a swim in a spring water filled pool. This will be your time to spend being nourished inside and out. All levels practitioners are invited—including those brand new to the practice.Check-in is on Friday at 5pm, Check-out is on Sunday at 2pm. 

Join us as we step out of the stress of daily life and drop into a serene and welcoming getaway that includes:

  • 2 nights accommodation
  • 7 delicious vegetarian and organic meals
  • 4 all levels Vinyasa yoga practices
  • 3-hour Yoga & Mindfulness Workshop
  • Access to a full-sized spring water filled swimming pool, hot tub, sauna with outdoor showers, and mediation areas for quiet enjoyment
  • Carpool Coordination

BONUS: Free week of yoga at YogaWorks in the San Francisco Bay Area for students new to YogaWork


  • Transport 
  • Massage

Retreats for Good
10% of your ticket will be donated to San Francisco local charities caring for the homeless population.  Raphael House helps at-risk families achieve stable housing and financial independence while strengthening family bonds and personal dignity.helps at-risk families achieve stable housing and financial independence while strengthening family bonds and personal dignity.  

Space is very limited, please register early!
Special Thank You to Vanessa Snow for helping us with logistics.