Sonoma Cycling and Yoga Retreat! Healdsburg, California
Small group travel! October 13-18, 2019
Riding Through the Vineyards and treat yourself to a fabulous girls getaway in Sonoma Valley. Combining some of the best road cycling in the world, with the culinary delights and sensory indulgences of wine country, to bring you a powerful recipe for reawakening your passion for life. Learn new skills on the bike, explore food and wine, pamper yourself with a massage and a soak in amazing Indian Hot Springs all while reconnecting with your higher nature through yoga, journaling, and our trademark Heart’s Desire process, designed to help you overcome obstacles and unleash the courage to live your dreams. Ahhh, Sonoma County . . . home to world-class wineries, enchanting redwood forests, and the magnificence of the northern California coast.
Together, your group will ride on idyllic roads along budding vineyards, through coastal forests, and beside the wild Pacific Ocean, with its barking sea lions and untouched beaches. You’ll take our time, rolling into vineyards for a taste, and maybe stopping off at the Jim Town store.
All levels are welcome. Whether you’re an accomplished cyclist, or haven’t been on your bike in a while, our guides tailor each ride to ensure you’re pedaling beside kindred spirits on matched terrain.
For beginners, you’ll be taught gearing, climbing, descending, and cornering. If you haven’t been on a bike in a while, don’t worry, you won’t be alone. Your instructor will help you get your wheels under you again with supportive instruction from our experienced staff. Most beginning riders leave with a rekindled dedication to themselves and to cycling.
For intermediate and above riders, they’ll help you with efficient climbing, cornering at speed, riding in groups, drafting, and fueling for long rides. Most experienced cyclists leave with a renewed confidence in their abilities, and refined bike-handling skills.
In this beautiful setting, you’ll also deepen your understanding of yoga principles and discover the joy of your bodies’ natural intelligence. Daily practices will include breathing and meditation techniques, dynamic, vinyasa-style flow classes, and restorative sessions, designed for all levels of yoga experience—from beginners to practiced yoginis. Your practice will be supplemented with the bounty of indulgent pleasures that beautiful Sonoma Valley has to offer including hikes through impressive redwood forests. This retreat is as much an adventure for your body as it is your soul, and both will be at their best during our six inspired days together. Join us this small group for this well-deserved reward for your senses and you’ll return home revitalized, with a new zest for life.
What to Expect on your cycling adventure:
You’ll wake up happy at Bishop’s Ranch, located on a sunny knoll nestled among the forests, farms, and vineyards of Sonoma County. Each day begins with morning yoga, designed to unfold the body for biking, followed by a healthy, hearty breakfast prepared at the ranch. You’ll split into small groups to explore wine country on our road bikes and stopping at wineries for lunch. After lunch, there is plenty of free time to get a massage, bond with new friends, or take a stroll on the gorgeous trails surrounding the ranch. Afternoons involve a different excursion each day. Some days we’ll hike in the redwoods, or at the beach. Others, we’ll head into town for shopping or to a vineyard for wine tasting and education. Dinner is served at the ranch, featuring fresh, seasonal produce, with vegetarian options as well as chicken, beef, and seafood. After dinner, it’s time to tap into your creative vision with lectures, and creative exercises, including our trademark Heart’s Desire process. The evening ends by 9:00 p.m., to ensure you’re refreshed and ready to roll the next morning.
Included in the Price:
• Six days, five nights lodging at Bishop’s Ranch
• Professional cycling instruction and guidance, for all ability levels
• Hiking in the redwoods
• Yoga instruction (please bring a yoga mat with you)
• Fresh, delicious meals made from scratch, and all snacks. (one lunch on your own)
• Wine tasting and education
• Journal and creative materials
Cost: $2,200 per person double shared (shares available)
* Note: airfare, transportation to and from Bishop’s Ranch, extra massages/spa treatments, and bike rentals are NOT included in the cost. Single room space is limited and on request for an additional cost.
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