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We’ve teamed up with Free People to create the most amazing wellness escapes designed for women to live freely & fully while exploring incredible corners of the world.
Join us on a working farm in the rolling hills of Sonoma to explore the farm-to-table lifestyle. Plant the seeds, reap the harvest, and connect with the earth and friends around you. – deepen your yoga practice, connect to California, sleep under the quiet stars, connect to our amazing community & receive $250 worth of Free People product.
On this journey we will explore the life cycle of food from seed to harvest, from stove to stomach. We will begin with a harvest and the transformation of crops into a beautiful healthy meal. Other highlights include a medicinal herb workshop, local wine tasting and organic vegetarian meals.
We will gather around the table to eat seasonal meals prepared with love, take in the blossoming farm around us and dive into ancient yogic and Ayurvedic teachings with New York Times Best-selling Author Katie Silcox. The weekend offers deep nourishment through recognition of inner and outward abundance during harvest, and ground us in all that we have cultivated throughout the year.
Katie will offer yoga, meditation and Ayurvedic teachings throughout the retreat. A senior Sri-Vidya ParaYoga lineaage under Rod Stryker, her style is a blend of classical vinyasa-based asana and life-changing Tantric/Ayurvedic philosophy.
Canvas Tents and Yurts are full. Available accommodations are Shared Delux Yurt Cabin
In addition to our culinary and yogic adventure, we will enjoy hiking through the surrounding landscape and settle in for pond side meditation and relaxation as we strengthen the connection to each other and the world around us.
Each guest on this retreat will be gifted $250 of Free People merchandise to infuse their adventure with style and beauty. The product will be provided on-site when guests arrive at The Lotus Feed, and will be selected by a Free People stylist.
This retreat is built for guests who are interested in nutritional education and want to learn more about growing, harvesting and celebrating fresh foods. This yoga retreat in Sonoma is for all levels of yoga however guests must be physically to help out on the farm.
Lotus Feed is all about celebrating the bounty of the Earth and all of her gifts through yoga and farm fresh cuisine. This Fall weekend with Katie Silcox on the farm is the perfect opportunity to take a minute to appreciate both the abundance of the season and immerse oneself in seasonal wellness.
*Airfare and transportation to venue not provided
Katie Silcox is the New York Times Best-Selling author of the book, Healthy, Happy, Sexy – Ayurveda Wisdom for Modern Women. She is also an internationally-recognized yoga teacher, Ayurvedic practitioner, writer and inspirer of hearts and minds. She is renowned for her depth of study, her ability to present the complexities of yoga’s ancient wisdom in a practical, life-affirming manner, as well as her unique capacity to distill the teachings of yoga with southern-belle humor and grace. Her signature teaching style blends classical yoga, vinyasa-based asana and life-changing Tantric/Ayurvedic philosophy.
Katie was named one of San Francisco’s Best Yoga Teachers by Common Ground Magazine in 2009, one of “70 Yogis Changing the World” by Origin Magazine in 2014, and one of “100 Trailblazers in Yoga and Ayurveda” by Spirituality and Health Magazine in 2015. Katie has written extensively on the topics of yoga, Ayurveda, sexuality, herbalism and women’s health in such publications as Yoga Journal, Common Ground Magazine and Origin Magazine. Her best-selling book has been translated into multiple languages around the globe.
She studied with Krishnamacharya’s living legacies, A.G. and Indra Mohan in Chennai India, and later went on to work with her current teacher, Yogarupa Rod Stryker, within the Sri-Vidya ParaYoga lineage. She also apprenticed with Ayurveda expert and author, Dr. Claudia Welch and currently studies shamanism with Sheryl Netzky, a senior teacher within The Four Winds Society.
Yoga Teacher, Ayurvedic Practitioner, Writer
The Lotus Feed Retreat Centerat Taylor Maid Farms rests on 108 acres of vital Sonoma coast nature. Its diverse landscape provides the most exquisite and magical experience of raw and cultivated beauty. From ourredwood, fir and oak forests, to our thoughtfully designed circle gardens. Our ocean view ridge-tops overlook our colorful and hidden creek beds; The Lotus Feed Retreat Center is blessed with a full palette of wonder.
Start your day with a yoga or a pond side meditation and spend your day meandering through our medicinal herb gardens. Hike our trails through fern groves and cool off with a dip in the fresh water springs. Cultivate a relationship with the earth and lend a hand in the organic gardens harvesting the fruits and labor of the land to feast for our Farm To Table Communal Feast. End your day with a sunset yoga practice under the passion flower canopy and the rest of you evening can be spent star gazing by the fire pit.
We have thoughtfully crafted the native land into a perfect classroom to dive into wild edibles and medicinals. Our cultivated gardens and structures present learning experiences in permaculture and the peace and energy of the land provide a backdrop for transformation, learning and evolution. Farm to table meals will be harvested from our stunning circle garden and prepared in our outdoor pizza oven imported from Italy.
The retreat starts at 4pm on August 26th and ends after breakfast on August 28th. It’s suggested to arrive at The Lotus Feed around 1:30 pm, so you have time to settle into your room. If you’re flying in, we can help arrange carpools from either SFO or Oakland. If you’re booking a departing flight on the 28th, it’s suggested to fly out after 3:30pm.
From luxury private yurts with vintage clawfoot bathtubs, to glamping in a teepee, the center is designed for any budget and all levels of comfort. Most of the accommodations are shared baths meaning that the restrooms are outside of the dwellings. There are several lux “outhouses” all with electricity and running water. One of the most special experiences at the Lotus Feed Center is the outdoor showers. They are built around a gorgeous California Bay tree and showers take place under the canopy. All tents are cozy and thoughtfully decorated and have beds ranging from doubles to twins.
Tent / Teepee – shared accommodations for 2-3 ppl in separate twin beds with shared external bathroom and showers.
Shared Cabin – shared cabin or yurt for 2-3 ppl in separate twin beds with shared external bathroom and showers.
Delux Cabin – shared cabin for 2-3 ppl in separate twin beds with electricity, shared external restroom and a claw foot tub.
Private Cabin (limited) – queen bed for 1 person with shared external restroom and showers. limited availability of private cabin with electricity and private bathroom.
We offer three payment options based when you sign up! We encourage those that can’t afford the full price option to sign up early for the lowest price. We strive to maintain a balance between offering our programs to the widest range of participants and running a sustainable and thriving company so that we can continue to create and share our experiences with you. Please inquire about payment plans. We can split up your payments however final payments are due at least 45 days prior to the start date of your retreat.