Spring Cleaning Retreat, Idyllwild, CA. May 16th – 18th, 2014
Need a wire-free weekend? Three whole days with nothing but the sounds and sights of real nature – majestic views, real crickets, fresh air, the sound of your own breath and the beat of your own heart. When was the last time you truly switched off and gave YourSelf a little downtime – a little YOU time?
Spring is a time for new beginnings – a time for cleansing, growth and development. This Spring, grab your hiking boots and yoga mat and join Dana Rae Paré (Bio) and Trevor Monk (Bio) for 3 full days of hiking and transformational yoga in Idyllwild, California. Hike amongst tall pine trees and mountain streams at altitudes of 6-8,000 ft. Breathe in fresh, crisp mountain air; absorb the energy of the nature that surrounds you and re-rejuvenate your soul! Feel empowered each day reaching a new summit with spectacular views. Our hiking program is a perfect complement to yoga, bringing a great sense of accomplishment and gratitude towards the power and beauty of nature (much needed these days!).
Along with daily hiking, cleanse and energize your body & mind and re-connect with your spirit with Soul Vinyasa. Dana will lead you on an inward journey as you move through a deeply cleansing dynamic yoga sequence. Experienced students move forward by building strength and bringing more awareness & freedom into your practice. Newer students learn and develop through the daily progressive practice, repetition and the positive group energy that IY retreats create. With 3 days of progressive yoga classes, you’ll feel physically stronger and more flexible, and mentally calmer and clearer.
Infinite Yoga’s 3 day Weekend Retreats are designed for busy people who need a break to unwind their mind and are seeking an extremely active program for their body. This retreat is located in the San Jacinto mountains of Idyllwild, California, an artist’s colony just an easy 2 hour drive from L.A. or San Diego. Each day includes active and restorative yoga, and 3-4 hours of hiking (each day includes options for rolling hills or high altitude hiking). There are a variety of accommodation options to suit everyone’s budget (see details below).
The retreat begins at noon on Friday May 17th with our first hike to get the body moving and breathing fresh cleansing mountain air after traveling. The retreat ends at 3:00 on Sunday May 19th after our last hike, with an option to leave at 11:00 if you skip the last hike.
For those of you who have been with us in the past, we have a new, upgraded, and more secluded location. New luxury cabin accommodations, nearby mountain homes for those of you coming with your friends, and for a true nature experience, try Spring camping under the stars.
12:00 – 3:00pm Hike (check in to rooms or campground before or after)
3:00 – 4:30pm Free time
4:30-6:00pm Soul Vinyasa with Dana
6:30pm Light and Healthy Dinner on the Deck
Saturday & Sunday
7:00 – 7:55 Peace Walk – greet each day with a silent, meditation hike through the woods. Connect deeply to nature with each conscious step, practicing mindfulness. Increase awareness, ignite your senses, and awaken your spirit – led by Trevor.
8:00 – 9:30 Soul Vinyasa – take your practice to a new level, challenge yourself and explore your Inner Edge with 3 progressive days of yoga. Impeccable sequencing infused with a hot soundtrack and Dana’s evocative words to challenge your body while elevating your soul! A moderate-paced balanced practice: breath-work, dynamic flowing sequence, backbends, finishing postures and Restorative Yoga. This unique approach takes you on a journey out of the physical and IN to the music, the rhythm of your breath and an inward focus. Move beyond boundaries to feel strong, free, and energized.
Prerequisite – This is a multi-level class with options being given to more advanced students. Students must have stamina for multiple sun salutations and knowledge and understanding of Ujjayi breath. Please contact us if you have any questions on your level of experience.
9:30 Hearty Brunch – served outside on the deck immediately after practice. Healthy and Nourishing!
11:00 Hiking led by Trevor – our hiking program is an amazing experience. Both challenging and empowering, with hours spent breathing fresh clean air and reconnecting with nature. Each day varies in length from 3 – 4 hours. Which includes taking breaks for water, lunch and, of course, enjoying the spectacular views. For our Spring Cleaning Retreat we will also offer a gentle hike (60-90 mins) each day.
Please Note: We’ll be walking at a moderate pace at altitudes up to 8,000 feet. If you are not used to this or do not currently walk, hike or run on a regular basis, we highly recommend beginning a walking program at least two months prior to this weekend. We want this to be a pleasant experience for all. Please contact us for advice or guidance. You may also choose to join us for the morning meditation hike and yoga and take the gentle hike. Idyllwild has many art galleries to explore or you can relax and read a book by the creek.
3:00 Retreat Finishes (Sunday)
3:00 – 4:30 Free Time (Friday & Saturday) – relax and reflect.
4:30 – 6:00 Focus & Restore with Dana (Saturday only) – A mini-workshop focusing on one or two challenging postures followed by restorative yoga to balance, stretch, and deeply relax your body. The perfect way to complete the day!
You’ll be served a large, delicious Brunch Buffet each morning after yoga practice. A healthy & hearty packed lunch is provided each day for hikers. For dinner we offer a light and healthy vegetarian meal on Friday and Saturday evenings. All meals are lacto-ovo vegetarian – most meals also have a vegan option.
Accommodation and Prices
This retreat offers several types of accommodation – luxury cabins, mountain homes, or camping under the stars.
Our luxury cabins are located on a 5 acre secluded wooded property alongside a creek. This is our Base Camp location, where we will meet for all hikes and yoga classes. All luxury cabins include a fireplace, private deck, fridge and coffee/tea maker. The cozy cabins are ideal for couples or those wanting single accommodations. Wi-Fi is available in reception but not in the cabins themselves (although we highly recommend disconnecting for the weekend!). The luxury cabin price includes 2 night’s accommodation (arrive anytime after 11:00am on Friday May 17th), all yoga classes, daily hiking, and all meals. Reserve soon if you require a single cabin as we are limited on space. Accommodation can be arranged for Thursday/Sunday night upon request.
Please Note: In-room massage after a long hike is also available upon request.
Couple Luxury Cabin – $520/person (max. 2 people sharing. See Mountain Homes below if coming with 2 or more friends)
Single Supplement – $160 ($680 total price)
If you really want to connect with nature this weekend, then choose our camping option and sleep under a blanket of stars. Temperatures in May vary from highs of mid-80′s to low’s of 50′s so you’ll need a good sleeping bag. We reserve spots nearby clean bathrooms with hot showers. Our Base Camp is a 5 minute walk from the campsite.
Bringing 3 or more Friends?
Bringing your friends for a fun and active weekend together? We have beautiful homes to rent nearby our Base Camp in the woods. Some are within walking distance or an easy 5 min. drive. Lovely vacation homes with log cabin ambiance, full kitchens, most with 2-3 bedrooms and 1-2 baths. You can choose what works best for you, your friends and your budget. Follow the link below to reserve your mountain home for May 17th & 18th. The homes closest to our base camp are: Pinecone Trail (closest, across the street), Bear’s Den, Starlight Sanctuary, Squirrels Nest, Casa Serena, and Eagles Nest. Here is the link to reserve your Mountain Home: Mountain Home Reservations Once you have made your reservation you and your roommates can register for the retreat by selecting Bring your Friends below. This includes all yoga classes, daily hiking, brunch and all meals each day, but does not include accommodations.
Bring your Friends – $365/person + price of Mountain Home (see above)
Grab your hiking boots and yoga mat, come solo or bring your good friends and join us for a cleansing and energizing weekend a mile high in Idyllwild! Inhale lots of fresh mountain air, yoga, and great company… Exhale a wonderful weekend!
Reserve soon, limited space.
Deposit $250 per person to reserve, remainder due on or before April 16th, 2014.