Day 1: Thursday, September 28th
2:00pm – 4:00pm Check-In and Settle
Arrive, unload belongings, park on the road, hike up to the property, and check in. Settle into your space and prepare for our welcoming intention ceremony.
7:00pm – 7:45pm Light Meal
Light meal will be provided at 7:00pm.
8:00pm – 9:00pm Circle Sit
We will circle together to speak intentions for our FoRest Retreat experience and share in ceremony with tea (Please bring your journal and tea mug).
Days 2 & 3: September 29th and 30th
7:30am – 8:15am Tea and Journaling
Wake and gather under the pines to begin our daily immersion and communion with the beautiful Big Sur forest. Melinda will be serving tea and leading us though a morning journaling session. Each tea will be intuitively crafted herbal blends by Kristen Yogi. Each blend is infused with intention to support holistic healing and grounding.
8:30am – 9:30am Yoga & Meditation with Live Music
WAKING, WARMING and INVIGORATING FLOW WITH LIVE MUSIC
We will flow into our all levels awakening and invigorating yoga with Melinda accompanied by a live, sonic journey facilitated by Vince Cimo. This experience is designed to softly invite you into wakefulness; gifting you with energy and presence for the remainder of your day’s journey. Following the flow, you will be guided deep into a meditation.
9:30am – 10:30am Breakfast
11:00am – 4:00pm Free Time / Silent Reflection
Massage bookings available at this time.
Be sure to book your massage as you register.
4:00pm – 5:00pm Live Music & Dance Movement
DANCE FLOW WITH LIVE SOUND CREATION
We will ground and enliven our physical and spiritual selves through movement, activating our energetic intentions to live more authentically and joyfully. In this immersion of movement, we will be guided through a variety of embodiment exercises woven into a flow of free-form movement. Dara and Jill will direct us through breathwork and sounding, learning some new dance moves, and lots of laughter. The soundtrack to this dance movement will be created live by Vince Cimo, weaving together a custom made sonic experience.
5:00pm – 5:30pm Sound Bath
Following the dance movement, we will cozy up and return to grounding with a unique sound bath experience, utilizing tibetan singing bowls, flute and live sound manipulation.
6:00pm – 7:00pm Dinner
***All food will be vegan and meals will support the aim and intention of the weekend, celebrating purposeful community-building and lively discussions.***
8:00pm – 10:00pm Fire/Share/Drumming (Friday Night)
As the sun sets and the moon rises, we will circle together with drums, fire and open hearts. Melinda will invite and lead us through optional sharing, followed by led drumming with Jill to deepen our connection to the heartbeat of the earth & spirit of the forest. Drums will be provided.
8:00pm – 10:00pm Fireside Concert (Saturday Night)
Join Vince and Dan Cimo for a fireside acoustic set featuring guitar, vocals and violin. They will be performing a combination of world music and originals in a campfire setting.
Day 4: Sunday, October 1st
9:00am – 11:00am Breakfast and Closing Circle
Our final gathering before departure. We will nourish ourselves and share our experience. Following our final circle there will be time to pack up and say goodbyes.