FoRest – Big Sur Retreat | Sept. 26-Sept. 29, 2024

Wilde Big Sur Retreat Center, Sept 26- Sept 29 2024

Gathering Grief and Growing Gratitude

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What to Expect

FoRest Retreat offers a uniquely curated forest immersion experience.

Experience Big Sur's rugged Pacific coast at a secluded private retreat cabin featuring guided mindfulness and movement practices.

When entering a tranquil forest and removing ourselves from our familiar surroundings and busy schedules, we have an opportunity to notice habits that are not supportive of living with wakefulness.

The FoRest Retreat targets realigning our deepest values and discovering ways to upgrade how to live our lives.


Set on 25+ acres on the South Coast of Big Sur, the FoRest Retreat is held at a magical milled redwood retreat cabin and large deck surrounded by ancient redwoods. Big Sur’s newest retreat space offers extensive private hiking trails, a year round creek with a waterfall, yoga deck in the woods on over 25 magnificent acres of natural splendor. Plaskett Gorge, once a gold mining claim, the historic Holly Berry Lode, still has 2 mine shafts. This ancient land was also once part of the original homesteads in Big Sur. Just minutes from some of the best surfing on the coast is Sand Dollar Beach along with the coastal trail to Jade Cove. The FoRest Retreat offers a number of accommodation options, depending on the retreat package you choose.

$1500 - Option 1: Single Bed

For those seeking indoor accommodations, reserve a single bed with shared bathroom, inside the main cabin.

$1500 - Option 2: Queen Bed

Couples can reserve a queen-sized bed in a shared room with a shared bathroom, inside the main cabin.

$1100 - Option 3: Mongolian Yurt

This beautiful, authentic Mongolian Yurt is a wonderful way to immerse yourself in the sounds of the forest while nestling into warmth and comfort. Beds are provided in the Yurt.

$1000 - Option 4: Lotus Glamping

The Lotus Belle Glamping tents are perfect for guests who want a 'camping' style experience, with a bit more luxury. The interior is spacious and comfortable, but you are still very much immersed in the forest. This option requires you bring your own bedding.

$1000 - Option 5: Camping

If you'd like to deepen your forest immersion, we also offer the option to camp. You are responsible for all of your own bedding.

In addition to the sleeping accommodations, the venue offers an outdoor shower and composting toilet for the campers.


FoRest is facilitated by 9 healers, each offering a unique experience.
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Offerings Include:

  • Massage
  • Dance Movement
  • Drum Circle
  • Gourmet Culinary Experience
  • Tea Ceremony
  • Live Music
  • Fireside Acoustic Concert
  • Sound Bath
  • Yoga
  • Meditation
  • Self Inquiry / Journaling & Fire Circles
  • Silent Reflection / Free Time

2 Massage therapists will be onsite for bookings throughout the day.


Our experienced team of culinary experts will provide a delicious, nourishing & unique on site food experience.

Providing a journey through a variety of cultures and landscapes, their intentional creations are designed to delight your senses and intrigue your pallet.

Each meal is inspired and in theme with the retreat’s overall daily intentions. You will complete each meal feeling satiated, healthy and balanced.

Culinary Team

Meredith Haaker | Vegan Home Baker

Daniel Cimo | Vegan Chef