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Summer Solstice Retreat


  • Shambhala Ranch 21200 Orr Springs Road Ukiah, CA, 95482 United States (map)

A Solstice retreat was held in 2017 and we recognized the power of a group of serious yogis and teachers coming together for deep practice, quiet and sangha.  This year we are housed in another beautiful part of Mendo County, and will enjoy simple nourishing food and glorious surrounds.   Such a precious gift to ourselves right now!   
Please note: This is not a beginners retreat.      

This site is Shambhala Ranch which I and Rodney and others have used over the years.   It is on the Orr Springs Road, halfway between Ukiah and the coast, 15 minutes from Orr Hot Springs and 10 minutes from the beautiful Montgomery Redwood Grove.  There is a large pond and hot tub, and when the retreat is small which ours will be (15 - 18), good accommodation.  

Dates:  Arrival Sunday 5pm 17th June, Departure after brunch at 10am on Friday June 22nd.   

Costs:  Checks payable to MPaffard, PO Box 225, Yorkville, CA 95494.   Please email Mary your accommodation preference before sending in your fee to make sure we can accommodate you.  Important to register before 3/21/18 if at all possible.   

-  1100  Camping/Dorm option (7 beds in large room with adjacent extensive showers)  Only 5 campers allowed on the premises total and we may have reached our camping max as of 3/15/18. 
-  1350 Shared room, 2 or 3 per room

Cancelation Policy:  No refunds after 3/31 except in exceptional emergency circumstances AND where a replacement can be found.    Minimum $200 admins fee charged for any emergency cancellations.  No cancelations at all after 5/1/18 under any circumstance.

Proposed Schedule:  

Sunday evening: 5.30-7pm Welcome Class     Evening Introductory conversation after dinner

Monday thru Thursday

3 hour am classes  (8.30-11.30)
11.45am Brunch/Lunch
Rest time
Afternoon classes  (5-6.30pm) with options earlier for those practicing advanced inversions on Monday and Thursday.
Dinner
Evening events on Sunday, Monday and Thursday.  

Friday:  7-9am Class followed by closing circle
10am Brunch
11am Farewells!