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Start and end each day with an invigorating, grounding and deep Vinyasa flow. During free time, hike, enjoy a swim in the pool, read, or simply bask in the beauty of mother nature. This potent combination of yoga, nature, nourishing food and company is bound to leave you feeling rejuvenated.
Guests looking to enjoy a peaceful oasis of California. Whether you’re a beginner or experienced yogi, come spend a weekend on our mat with Sara Hess, Matt Champoux and a great community.
itinerary subject to change
itinerary subject to change
Day 1 – Friday— ARRIVE & SETTLE
5pm – Welcome Practice
7pm – Arrival Dinner
Day 2 – Saturday – SOAK IT IN
Rest & Explore the land
Day 3– Sunday – INTEGRATE
Welcome to our little piece of paradise just north of San Francisco.
Our yoga retreat at The Land is located 2.5 hours north of San Francisco.
Address: 18501 Van Zandt Resort Road, Philo, CA 95466. This is 5 minutes from the town of Philo. It is a private property.
The Land is located approximately 30 miles from big “civilization.” This isolation and tranquility can deepen the experience possible during a stay at The Land yet can be a significant change in environment for many guests.
For those of you coming from far away, you can either rent a car or we can help you find a carpool. Although we don’t guarantee being able to find a carpool we always seem to make it work and if it doesn’t you can simply rent a car. If you rent a car and want to share the ride, just let us know and we’ll help to fill it with other guests looking for a ride.
Check in: From 3pm on Friday
Retreat starts at 5:30pm first day with an opening yoga class
Check out: By 12:00pm after brunch on Sunday
Arrive Friday night into a welcome yoga class followed by a beautiful first dinner together. Start each morning with a light breakfast, followed by a juicy vinyasa flow and rolling into a farm to table brunch.
Your afternoon is for you, to hike or read, to explore or restore, to visit a winery or visit the animals, to take a nap or swim in the river, to wander through redwoods or get a healing treatment.
We’ll meet for an evening yoga class followed by another delicious and local meal. Your evening is yours to connect deeply with new friends or go to sleep early for a full night’s rest.
On Sunday we’ll start with breakfast and have our final yoga class followed by another healthy brunch before we head on our separate ways, or together, back home, or deeper into the beauty of
2 Nights comfortable cabin accommodations
Delicious Meals Daily
All yoga classes with our teachers (1-2 daily)
Farm to call home for the weekend
Nearby Redwoods and wineries
Yogascapes support staff
What is not included?
Optional activities, tips, massage, and transportation to/from the retreat.
What level yoga will there be and how often?
Yoga classes will be 1-2 times daily and all levels. Our teachers are amazing at creating classes that are both suitable for beginners and challenging for the more experienced!
How much free time will we have?
YOGASCAPES yoga retreats honor giving participants plenty of free time to explore on their own or relax back at the retreat. We pride ourselves on putting together an itinerary that allows you to dive deep into the sense of place and also dive deep into your well being and relaxation. Classes and retreat offerings are always invitations, so we support you doing what feels aligned for you.
Is The Land eco-conscious?
“While calling The Land an eco-retreat might be going too far, our decisions are always guided by our imperative of being responsible stewards of the land and good neighbors. We’ve always loved old buildings and old things, and like to think these objects possess a spirit of the past and that history has some weight and substance. Secondly, it just makes sense from several perspectives to reuse our resources whenever possible. Most of the buildings at The Land are old.
The front fields are managed for deer and wild turkey (we have quite a few), birds, and wildflowers. Plans to restore our many acres of timber land to its former glory are currently in development.
We realize there is a long way to go and many efforts we can make, and we do believe we are headed in the right direction.”
Where’s the nearest town?
The charming town of Philo is 10 min away.
What do you suggest for tips?
Tips for the local staff would be received gratefully, we have a ‘tips box’ and anything put in there is a kind bonus. You can tip massage therapists directly.
What is the weather like in April?
Spring weather in California is typically mild with a mix of sunshine or chance of rain. Considering The Land is nestled with one foot in the redwoods, it can be cooler there so it is nice to bring layers but we can easily stay cozy next fireplace. Please check the weather in Philo, CA before the retreat. There is a pool and nearby river that people dip into depending on the weather. Please bring comfortable shoes.
Are there animals on the property?
Yes! There are typically some outdoor cats and farm animals on the property. All are adorable and friendly. We’ll receive instructions on how to interact with them during the beginning of the retreat.
Internet and Phone Usage?
There is cell phone service at The Land, but it can be spotty. The Land also has wireless Internet available at no charge.
The Land has no medical services or pharmacy on site. If you will require medical attention or supplies during your stay, please come prepared to administer to your own needs.
Is smoking or drinking allowed?
The Land is a non-smoking community and is permitted only in designated areas only. Fire safety is of the utmost importance. Smoking is not permitted in any indoor spaces such as accommodations or meeting rooms. Alcohol is not allowed on the property.
What if I have a food allergy or do not like certain foods?
Many food restrictions can be accommodated. Please let us know via email about your food allergies and preferences upon booking and securing your reservation.
When are final payments due?
Final balances are due 60 days before the departure date of the trip. If final payments are not received by 60 days prior to departure, YOGASCAPES reserves the right to cancel your reservation and accept new reservations for your space. If you do not think you can pay in time please contact us via email.
What do I pack?
These are simply reminders, please make sure to pack what you need to feel safe and taken care of on retreat!
Yoga mats & personal props (there are some basic yoga mats at The Land, but you are still invited to bring your own if you prefer)
Reusable water bottle
Swim suit for swimming hole
Comfortable clothing for yoga
Layers for Cool Evenings
Hiking shoes (optional)
Journal & book
Toiletries & Coconut Oil if desired
Shading hat & sunglasses & sunscreen
Earplugs (just in case)
Any snacks you might need between meals
Towels are provided
What else do I need to know?