Are you an active person yearning to leave stress and deadlines behind to find peace and tranquility in one of the most beautiful stretches of coastline in America? Then this Big Sur getaway is perfect for you! You will find a deep sense of relaxation and develop lasting friendships with fun and like hearted people as you explore the redwood forests, waterfalls, and rugged beaches on this active adventure in Big Sur. You will marvel at the changing landscape from the cool ocean breezes atop cliffs high above the crashing waves, to the mountains cloaked in giant redwood forests standing tall among rivers and waterfalls.
Imagine gazing out over the ocean in quiet contemplation as you meditate on the setting sun sinking below the horizon. Your body relaxes into perfect sync with the rhythm of the waves crashing into the rocky cliffs below. Stillness creeps across your mind as your senses are filled with the sounds of the ocean and distant birds preparing for the night. With each inhale you take in the clean, crisp ocean air, and with each exhale you let go of your stress and sink deeper into a soul cleansing meditative state. Your heart fills with joy as nature envelops you with peace.
Morning find you walking in the quiet redwood forest along a path that feels mysterious but at the same time familiar to your heart. The sound of the ocean has given way to the gentle breeze blowing through the trees and the water flowing down through rocks and boulders. Your mind is at peace as you breath in the sweet and damp air from the trees as your heart fills with gratitude recognizing each breath to be a gift from the giant redwoods. A smile creeps across your face as you begin to notice all the activity of the birds and creatures of the forest preparing for their day, accepting you into their world without giving it another thought. You feel humbled as you begin to recognize that you too are a part of nature, you belong here, this is your home and has been all along…and now you’re back.
Welcome to Big Sur…
Welcome back to nature…
Are you ready to leave it all behind and find your inner joy?
That sounds so perfect!
Then take a couple of days off to relax and let nature soothe your soul where the mountains meet the ocean in the most dramatic stretch of coastline in America. On this retreat you will find joy in the company of like hearted people as you explore your mindfulness and movement practices in a fun little community tucked away among state parks and national forest. You will feel a million miles away from it all as you unplug from the electronic world and plug-in to nature for the recharge that you need. Healthy food, daily yoga practice, and quiet walks in nature will leave you feeling light and free as you let go of what doesn’t serve you to create space and inspiration for the journey ahead.
Are you longing for a deeper connection to nature and your true Self?
Yes that would feel so amazing!
On this retreat you will find yourself so immersed in nature that it will feel like a giant, supportive hug enveloping your body, mind, and spirit. From the sunrise meditations, to long quiet walks among the redwoods and watching the sun sinking peacefully below the pacific horizon, this experience will leave you with a fresh renewed perspective on life. Your senses will come alive with the sounds of birds high in the canopy, rivers meandering through the canyons to greet the sea, ocean waves crashing into the rocky cliffs, and the silence of the night sky. Places like this remind you of your true nature, and you calling to support and be supported by the earth. You will leave with a deep sense of gratitude and respect for yourself and the world around you.
Climb the mountains and get their good tidings. Nature’s peace will flow into you as sunshine into trees.-John Muir
Show Me The Itinerary!
Day 1: June 9th Arrive in Big Sur
You’ll be filled with anticipation as you make your way along the coast toward Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park. As you pull up to the lodge in the park, you immediately find yourself taken back in time to a simpler era where state park lodging served as a quiet base to explore this section of the California Coast. You will feel the peaceful feelings start to creep in as you relax and explore the grounds before a juicy stretch practice to get blood moving after traveling. We will gather around 6:30 to enjoy our opening dinner and sunset to officially start our weekend!
Day 2: June 10th-Hiking in the Redwoods
You rise early not to miss the first light of the sun breaking over the mountain tops in the east. After a refreshing and meditative sun rise, you’ll enjoy an invigorating yoga practice to get your energy flowing for the day. Then a light breakfast in our private space to get fueled up for our spectacular hike in the redwoods.
You’ll return to the Lodge for some time to relax and enjoy the grounds. Late in the afternoon, we will gather for a hike along the beach to enjoy sunset from the cliffs accompanied by the sound of waves crashing along the shore below. We will return for dinner and a grounding yin yoga practice to finish out the day.
Day 3: June 11th -Exploring the historic lighthouse
You start your day with another amazing sunrise meditation and morning yoga practice. After breakfast, we will pack up the van and head out to Point Sur where you will be treated to a private tour of the grounds with an expert guide who will talk about the history of Big Sur while exploring the iconic light house! We will pack our lunch to enjoy while watching the wildlife in the ocean at the park.
Your afternoon will be spent relaxing or exploring the local galleries before an early dinner. Then one last trek along the beach for an amazing sunset and our closing circle.
Day 4: June 12th -Hiking-back to LA
Your day begins with a sunrise meditation and yoga practice. After breakfast we will grab our gear for one last spectacular hike to get our blood flowing for the day. We will return to pack our bags and check out of our rooms before lunch. After lunch we bid farewell to Big Sur and begin our trip back home. If you are blessed with the gift of time, you might stop by Carmel and check out Cannery Row in the afternoon!
Show Me The Lodging!
You will find complete relaxation on the grounds at Big Sur Lodge. You are certain to unplug as each room is equipped with fireplace, a private deck, a mini fridge, and no electronic equipment. This peaceful oasis will serve as your home away from home during your stay with our own private gathering spot for yoga, breakfast, and beverage service throughout the day just a hundred yards into the woods. The common area is a classic state park lodge from a bygone era with a restaurant overlooking the creek, bar, and gift shop. An outdoor pool to round out your stay and places to relax and enjoy some quiet solitude among the massive redwoods or beside the quiet creek.
The rooms are cottage style and feature either a king bed or two queen sized beds and a private bathroom. Double rooms feature a separate bedroom with one queen bed and the other in the main room. For couples wishing to have a king room please note that on the reservation form so we can accommodate.
Triple and even quadruple occupancy is possible for people sharing a queen bed as these were built to support a family of 4. If you wish to book at a higher occupancy level please call as those cannot be booked online.
For solo travelers wishing to book the lower double occupancy rate, simply mark the box on the reservation form for a roommate match and we will do our best to match you with a same gender roommate.
If you wish to book solo and stay in your own room, the single occupancy upcharge will apply.
Show Me The Meals!
We have worked with the restaurants, hotel and catering to ensure we have tasty vegan with gluten free options on request. Each place we plan to dine also features various other meat and seafood options as well. Your meals and nonalcoholic beverages are included in the retreat cost however, alcoholic beverages are extra.
Our breakfasts will feature a wonderful continental buffet style served in our private meeting space. We will be taking our lunches with us on our excursions, and you will have a menu of options to select from each day. For dinner, the main restaurant also features an amazing menu with plenty of vegan and vegetarian options. On our last night we will pack a picnic dinner to enjoy at the ocean as we watch the amazing sunset.We will do our best to accommodate dietary restrictions, however, please let us know what those are on the booking form. Because of the remoteness of the area, we need to work well in advance to plan and accommodate your needs.
Tell Me More!
What’s Included in the price
-Transportation to all activities
-3 nights hotel lodging at Big Sur Lodge
-9 Mouthwatering Meals (4 meals for Breakfast Only pricing option)
-Daily snack and beverage service
-Admission to all parks and activity fees
-Private guided Point Sur tour
-Daily guided hikes easy/moderate level
-Daily yoga, breath, and meditation practice
-The most amazing sunsets on the planet
-The incomparable beauty of Big Sur
-A lasting sense of peace and joy!
Whats NOT Included
-Transportation between your home city and Big Sur Lodge. (We will provide a forum to carpool if you would like!)
-Any items of a personal nature including snacks, souvenirs, personal care items etc.
-Lunch on Day 1 and Dinner on Day 4
Who Are The Leaders?
Erin has over 500 hours of yoga teaching certifications and also leads 200-hour yoga teacher trainings here in LA. She loves the combination of breath-based movement, coupled with mindful alignment and longer holds, yoga philosophy as well as creative sequencing. Her classes are grounding yet challenging and fun!
In her free time Erin loves to travel, snow ski, and spend time pampering her cats! She can’t wait to meet you on the mat and retreat with you in Big Sur!
When we retreat, we offer ourselves the opportunity to press the pause button on life for a time and give ourselves some much needed selfcare. It’s hard to think of anything more relaxing and grounding than spending a few days in nature, practicing yoga and meditation with a group of fun and interesting people.
This adventure combines all of that with the stunning landscape and quirky history on one of California’s most famous coastlines, Big Sur.
I truly enjoy leading retreats, teaching yoga, and finding community with new people in new and always interesting places. I love to see the transformation that takes place between our opening dinners and our closing campfire, and the lasting memories that are created in between.
I am looking forward to sharing this adventure with you!
Robert is a certified Breathwork Meditation practitioner, an ancient, centuries-old, somatic, activating 3-part breathing technique.
Robert came to this practice in 2009 in search of a healing modality that would complement his yoga practice. After completing his yoga teacher training, his focus turned to the power of pranayama, leading him to pursue his Breathwork certification.
Robert has been teaching Breathwork since 2010 and believes that creating a sacred, safe, yet lighthearted environment is a very powerful tool to find the healing power in breath. Laughter and levity are an essential part of his classes.