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Summer Solstice Retreat 2019

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

A Solstice retreat was held in 2017 and in 2018 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 again at Shambhala Ranch, in a beautiful part of Mendo County, and will enjoy simple nourishing food and glorious surrounds. Such a precious gift to ourselves right now! Partial registrations are not possible for this retreat as we wish to enhance the quiet and continuity for all participants. Please note: This is not a beginners retreat and part of the time - usually ams til lunch - are in silence.   This retreat qualifies for Yoga Alliance CEUs - Certificate on request at completion of program.

Shambhala Ranch is on 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 23rd June, departure after brunch at 10am on Friday June 28th.

Registration is open! 150.00 non-refundable online deposit holds your space.
Pay Online Deposit

Please pay remainder by check by 2/15/19. Mail entire fee (or fee less deposit) to MPaffard, PO Box 225 Yorkville CA 95494, Memo: Solstice 2019. Include your contact info and your room/camping preference and any dietary limitations/requests.


  • 1200.00 until 2/15, 1250.00 for Camping/Dorm option. Dorm is seven beds in large room with adjacent extensive showers. Only seven campers allowed on the premises total

  • 1450.00 until 2/15, 1500.00 thereafter. Shared room, 2 or 3 per room

  • In lieu of online deposit and check, if you mail your full fee by January 1, 2019, deduct 50.00 from the fee!

Cancelation Policy: No refunds after 3/31 except in exceptional emergency circumstances AND where a replacement can be found. Minimum 200.00 administrative fee charged for any emergency cancellations. No cancelations at all after 5/1/19 under any circumstance.

Proposed Schedule - subject to change

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

Monday thru Thursday

7-7.30am Optional Silent Meditation
9.15am Long Active Asana class
12.15pm Lunch
Rest time

Optional Silent Meditation pre-class
Afternoon class (5-6.30pm) with options earlier for those practicing advanced inversions on Monday and Thursday.
Evening events on Sunday, Monday and Thursday depending on group interest


7-9am class followed by closing circle
10am Brunch
11am Farewells!

This retreat is eligible for Yoga Alliance CEUs for registered teachers on request.

This retreat is eligible for Yoga Alliance CEUs for registered teachers on request.