We are honored to present a powerful retreat with Kundalini Yoga Practitioner and Instructor, Liya Garber (Charan Kamal Kaur), to activate the radiant energy of the Aquarian woman – fierce, creative, clear and independent. Join us for a joyful women’s weekend that invites you into the sacred heart and connect you with your authentic inner truth.
THE HEART // We’ve been practicing and learning from Liya for years and are so excited to be hosting her for our first full on Kundalini Retreat in such a powerful place to gather together an amazing group of women. The nature here combine with the fresh food from the farm will be the perfect container for such deep practices and deep rest.
OUR PROCESS // Did you know that we build all our trips from scratch? To learn more about our process and what goes into the making of a Yogascapes retreat, click here.
This beautiful summer retreat is an invitation to come together as women to activate the powerful embodiment of our inner truth and vitality. Through ancient teachings of Kundalini Yoga, meditation and chanting with Liya, we cultivate clarity of mind and create space to see our own wisdom and intuition. Together we will embrace that which allows us to tap into our most balanced, vibrant selves and support a community of self-love and nourishment. We will transform our limitations, remove subconscious blocks and drop the human story in order to frame a new vibrant experience of divine women in an Aquarian Age. In Kundalini Yoga, this Age is considered one where there is an expansion and awareness of energy and information, inspiring an evolution in dignity, strength, sacredness of female empowerment and consciousness.
Our weekend will align perfectly with the new moon, giving us an opportunity to celebrate this transition by releasing that which does not serve us to create space for deepening wisdom and alignment. We look to the new moon as a reminder of our capacity to reset and start a new phase with every breath and every thought. Both mornings, we will have the chance to also rise with the sun by starting the day with an optional 4:30am Morning Sadhana (meditation) before the morning yoga practice.
Recognizing the importance of food and nature as medicine, over these three days we will also savor abundant farm to table meals at our home, The Lotus Feed organic farm and retreat center. We will have the chance to shower under the wild canopy of a California Bay tree and walk in the beautiful gardens that surround us. Leaving some of the magic to be found up to your imagination, we invite you to meet us for an unforgettable weekend of woman power and community that will surely nourish and inspire.
“You have to do first things first. If you do not accept your own dignity as a woman, all external trappings shall mean nothing. It has nothing at all to do with any man or with any relationship. Once you accept your own dignity, the whole world will come to you.” –Yogi Bhajan
Airfare and transportation to venue not provided, but we can connect guests to carpool where possible.
itinerary subject to change
AUG 10 // ARRIVE + PRACTICE
1-3:00 pm Check in + Welcome
5:00 pm Yoga + Opening Circle
7:00 pm Dinner
AUG 11 // AM YOGA + HIKE + PM YOGA
7:00 am Coffee / Tea / Smoothies / Elixirs
8:00 am Morning Meditation + Yoga
11:30 am Brunch
Free Time: Swim, Relax , Massage…
2-4pm Gong Bath Relaxation + Yogic Lecture
5:00 pm Afternoon Yoga
7:00 pm Dinner
8:00 pm Sunset
AUG 12 // AM YOGA + BRUNCH
8:00 am Morning Yoga + Closing Circle
10:00 am Brunch & Departures
“I just returned from a Yogascapes trip to Bali. It was everything they said it would be and more! From the extremely organized planning to the week of fun, I was completely thrilled. Leah was an amazing host/organizer and made sure everything ran smoothly.
“This was my first retreat with Yogascapes and it far exceeded my expectations! The breathtaking location, the wine tasting, the delicious food, everything was just fabulous.”
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Liya (Charan Kamal Kaur) creates a heart-filled, fun, joyful way to calm the mind and align with one’s inner truth. She brings a unique and special gift of laughter and humor to every class.
Her yoga journey began in the heart of New York City where she lived a fast-paced life as a business executive. As the stress of this life began to affect her health, Liya turned to yoga and began to heal. The results were undeniable and she has been on a dedicated path of self healing and discovery ever since.
In addition to yoga, Liya studied deep esoteric Kabbalah, including the sacred Tree of Life and dream work, in Los Piramidas Del Ka, a school in Guatemala. She is certified in both Hatha Yoga and Kundalini Yoga and is a registered KRI (Kundalini Research Institute) instructor. She took her Level 1 and 2 trainings with Gurmukh and Gurushabd in India. Currently, she assists Jai Dev Singh’s immersion courses in California where she lives.
Liya is gifted with a special energy for creating sacred space in which humans can elevate and reconnect with their hearts and destiny. With sincerity and grace, she creates a special connection with each of her students. Her goal is to reach as many humans as possible in this life time.
Her highest values are authenticity and honesty with herself and others.
She currently holds weekly classes, day-long immersions, and monthly workshops at Yoga Tree Telegraph, YogaWorks Mill Valley, as well as other inspiring, high-vibration venues.
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.
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.
The retreat starts at 5pm on August 10th and ends after breakfast on August 12th.
It’s suggested to arrive at The Lotus Feed between 1:30 pm-4pm, 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 12th, it’s suggested to fly out after 3:30pm.
Our mission is to connect people to their deepest purpose/truths, wellbeing and inspiration. We combine vibrant yoga and wellness teachers with incredible guides, local culture, nourishing food, inspiring adventure and a crew of fun-loving people from around the world. Along this journey, you’ll have a Yogascapes Guide supporting you every step of the way, from signing up to helping you on a glacier.
While every single retreat we create is unique based on the local culture, incredible teachers, the time of year and the environment, every experience is built on the following pillars.
MOVEMENT & MEDITATION
Each retreat is filled with a mix of yoga, mantra, mudra, meditation and more. To learn more about the specifics of this retreat, check out the schedule or contact us.
FREE TIME & OPTIONS
When you come on a yogascapes retreat, nothing is mandatory and we build in plenty of time for you to be own your own, to rest more, to explore more, or to be open to whatever shows up.
We love food, period. Delicious, healthy, beautiful, thoughtful food that nourishes the body and inspires the creative soul. Food is where we come together to replenish our bodies and where our community is built.
Traveling is adventure of the senses and we build each trip to open our senses up to the world and be open to the world through our senses.
DEEP LEARNING & INTEGRATION
We believe the experiences that last a lifetime are the ones in which you are learning and integrating what you learn into your life. Our teachers and guides create unique opportunities for deepening and expansion of your practice.
REST AND REJUVENATION
We know that life is overwhelming at times and our nervous systems beg not only for the medicine of adventure, but for deep rest and rejuvenation. A week of quiet nights and deep sleep, time for napping and giving yourself permission to do nothing at all.
ACTIVATING CREATIVITY & PURPOSE
Our mission is to connect people to their purpose by exposing them to practices, people and places that bring out their deepest truths and desires. Each one has the intention to bring you into a deeper connection with yourself and your true gifts.
COMMUNITY & SUSTAINABILITY
Come with no story to defend and no judgement to be had. Meet people who will change your life and/or share in all the ups and downs. Connect to old friends and family in a new way, on a retreat, or when you go back home. Our own healing is the healing of the planet and so we work work with eco-lodges and companies that have similar ethos and missions.
Giving Back: 2 trees are planted every retreat sign up to help protect our planet and natural resources. At check out, we also offer you the opportunity to give to inspiring local and international projects. Find out more here.
HOW TO SAY YES TO A JOURNEY OF A LIFETIME.
STEP 1: Learn all about the trip; the theme, the teachers, the venue, the location, our policies, past photos, etc.
STEP 2: Choose a room below and reserve your spot as soon as you’re ready for early bird prices and best options.
STEP 4: You’ll get a confirmation + 3 emails leading up to your trip preparing you for an amazing adventure.
STEP 5: Drive, fly or boat to meet our team and group in one of the most beautiful places on earth.
Write us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at 510-629-9191 if you have any questions about the trip, how to sign up or anything else that comes up along the way.
By reserving your space through placing your deposit with us, you are agreeing to the stated policies in our Agreement. Please read all details below.
2 nights Accommodation at The Lotus Feed
6 Farm to Table Delicious Meals
Daily Yoga w/ Kerri Kelly
Great Community & Beautiful Setting
What’s not Included?
Airfare and transport outside designated times
Spa treatments and resort extras
Alcohol or other beverages not included with meals
Brace yourself, you will be taken to a booking page where you get to choose your specific room.
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 to make it work, however final payments are due 60 days prior to the start date of your retreat.
By reserving your space through placing your deposit with us, you are agreeing to the stated policies in our Agreement. Please read in full and please note:
All prices are per/person USD. All bookings include a refundable deposit that is 50% of the total trip cost. Final payments are due 60 days before the start date of the trip to keep your spot secure.
If cancellation (always in writing) takes place within 7 days of booking, 100% of the trip price is refundable including the deposit, unless retreat start date is less than 60 days from booking date.
If cancellation takes place 120 days prior to the retreat start date, any payments made will be refunded within 30 days of cancellation, plus 75% of your deposit.
If cancellation takes place 90 days prior to the retreat start date, any payments made will be refunded within 30 days of cancellation, plus 50% of your deposit.
If cancellation takes place 60 days or less prior to the retreat start date, 100% of the trip price and deposit will be forfeited.
YOGASCAPES reserves the right to make any changes deemed necessary by our team, trip leaders, teachers or partners. In the rare case of a cancellation on the part of YOGASCAPES (due to political unrest, dangerous weather, or low sign-ups) we will offer a transfer to another trip or a full refund of your funds. We require all participants to purchase travel insurance and highly encourage them to purchase “cancel for any reason” to protect them against the rare chance of cancellation.