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There’s no better place to be to celebrate the abundance of life than at The Lotus Feed to practice daily yoga, hike the trails, explore the farm and indulge in the best retreat food we’ve ever tasted.
On this journey we will explore the life cycle of food from seed to harvest, from stove to stomach. 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 mystic teachings with Kerri Kelly, one of our favorite yoga teachers in the world. Kerri integrates dynamic, empowering flows with rich wisdom creating a truly enriching experience for her students.
This retreat is being offered as a women’s retreat. This retreat is ideal for guests who are interested in deepening their practice (from beginners to seasoned practitioners) 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 should be physically able to help out on the farm.
*Airfare and transportation to venue not provided.
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 Kerri Kelly on the farm is the perfect opportunity to take a minute to appreciate both the abundance of the season and immerse oneself in personal practice.
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.
Kerri is the founder of CTZNWELL, an emerging movement to mobilize people into a powerful force for wellbeing for all. She spent seven years as Executive Director of the non-profit Off the Mat, Into the World and is currently board chair. She is relentless in her commitment to elevating leaders, groups and projects to next-level social change makers through her work with The Catalyst Collective, an innovative consultancy designed for mission-based individuals, groups, and organizations that want to be successful and make a difference in the world.
Kerri Kelly is a force of nature. She is a skilled yoga teacher, motivating students to effect change in their lives. She’s a fierce coach, whose ability to turn ideas into purpose and action is a gift. And she plays big; straddling the mindfulness and political worlds, so that the social change makers—the visionaries—she works with can mobilize and organize effectively.
Kerri was on the fast track in the marketing world until 9/11 hit, when she lost her stepdad, a NYC fireman. That was the wake up call that got Kerri off the “should” path and into purpose. To her surprise, yoga was the most powerful source of healing and transformation during that time. She took the leap and has been on a crusade ever since to elevate wellbeing and help others discover their greatest potential.
Kerri is recognized across communities for her inspired work to bridge transformational practice with social change and politics. She’s been instrumental in translating the tools of wellbeing into practical application and social action in the public sector, working in collaboration with community organizers, spiritual leaders and policy makers. She is a commitment to personal transformation that leads to powerful social change.
To learn more about Kerri Kelly and her work in the world go to thecatalystcollective.com.
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 11th and ends after breakfast on August 13th. 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 13th, 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.
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