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Retreats

Ericeira, Portugal
March 16 - 23, 2024

Join April Oquenda and Bridget Galli in Ericeira, Portugal for a week of yoga, meditation, friendship, healthy eating, rest, and the beautiful landscape of Portugal.

 

We will be staying at Moka Surf and Yoga House, which is situated on top of a hill with a full view of the ocean. We'll be walking-distance to the beach! Additionally, we'll be practicing yoga daily in a circular Mongolian yurt. The property also includes a lovely courtyard, terrace, and garden.

 

Pricing includes car transportation to/from Lisbon, lodging, delicious vegetarian meals, daily yoga and meditation classes, use of bicycles, day-trips to Ericeira and Sintra. Optional add-on activities include surf lessons, rock climbing, stand-up paddle board, and horseback riding. We are excited to share this time and space with you! 

Four-person bedroom with shared bath: $2,800 per person

Two-person bedroom with shared bath: $3,300 per person

Please email us with any questions and to reserve your spot: info@cvyoga.com

Molokai, Hawaii
October 10 - 15, 2024

Join author, spiritual teacher, and activist Michelle C. Johnson and owner of Castro Valley Yoga, Bridget Galli, for a restorative mindfulness and yoga retreat. Explore how, together, we can heal the hive, the collective, through practice, ceremony, and ritual. This retreat will be an opportunity for us to remember our interconnectedness and come into attunement and alignment with nature to cultivate individual and collective healing. 

 

This retreat will include two sessions a day led by Michelle and Bridget. In each of our daily sessions, we will offer contemplative, mindfulness, and somatic practices, yogic teachings, and practices such as meditation, yoga nidra, pranayama, and self-reflection to move us into a place of deeper connection with the collective. 

 

Retreat Cost Includes:

  • Multiple learning sessions with Bridget and Michelle

  • Time to commune with nature and the elements with others and on our own

  • Halawa Valley Falls Educational Excursion-includes ceremony and hike

  • Tour through the Pu’u biodynamic farm and apiary 

  • Lodging for six days and five nights

  • Farm-to-table healthy chef-prepared meals for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

  • All ground transportation from Maui to Molokai to Pu’u

  • A donation to Kalaupapaohana

 

Our Retreat Site

“Pu'u O Hoku” is true to its Hawaiian name — which means “Hill of Stars”— surrounded by more than 14,000 acres of protected land, immersed in the transcendent beauty of forest, sky, and ocean. Learn more about Pu’u O Hoku Ranch.

 

Why we have chosen to retreat at Pu’u

We understand settler colonialism has affected almost every part of the globe, and Hawaii is no exception. We have reflected on how to offer this retreat in a way that doesn’t extract from the Hawaiian land or culture. We decided to move forward with offering this retreat because Bridget has been to the land before and is in relationship with the family who owns the farm. We understand there is no way to travel to a land that is not our own without having an impact on the land and its people, and we will discuss this during our retreat and invite retreat participants to contemplate how to be in a transformative relationship with land and people versus an extractive one.

  • One queen bed with private bath: $3,600 per person (shared room/bed double occupancy)

  • Two full beds with private bath: $3,600 per person

  • Two twin beds with private bath: $3,400 per person

  • Two twin beds with shared bath: $3,200 per person

Please email us with any questions and to reserve your spot: info@cvyoga.com

Retreat Leaders

Past Retreats

Sedona, Arizona: October 2023

Lucca, Italy: April 2023

Soquel, California: November 2022

Twain Harte, California: April 2022

Sedona, Arizona: October 2021

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