Day Retreat

Harvest Moon Retreat
September 30, 2023
2:00 - 8:00 p.m.

Whether you are seeking a seasonal reset or a healthy dose of self love, our Harvest Moon Retreat will provide a relaxing and introspective experience to rejuvenate your soul.

2:00       Check-in

Settle in on some blankets and cushions in our open-air tent and enjoy a charcuterie plate while you take in the beauty of the ranch.

2:30       Welcome & Introductions

Meet your hosts and the other participants. Our loving, light-hearted team did wonderful work cultivating community among our visitors at the last retreat; we strive to cultivate the same supportive relationships again in a safe environment.

3:00       Indigo Dye Moon Bandanas

Create wearable art as a physical reminder of the retreat’s manifestations. This very low-pressure project is led by fiber artist, Serena, from Fiberculture. This can be as simple or as intricate as you like. Serena will guide you through tying, twisting, or folding your fabric to create various designs, then dip your fabric in the indigo vat to reveal your patterned artwork as the beauty of nature’s chemistry reveals the beautiful blue. Conducted at the edge of the forest and along the pasture, there will also be ample opportunity to relax in a nearby hammock, enjoy a drink, connect with others, or connect with our many animals.

4:00       Yoga in the Pasture

Enjoy a gentle yoga flow in the pasture with our alpaca herd (including the antics of three baby alpacas)! Led by the wonderful Cara, this session is for beginners with modification suggestions to challenge yourself when ready. End your practice with our Wellness Therapist, Shedara, conducting sound therapy using chakra bowls during shavasana.

4:45       Journaling

As you gently rise from your yoga practice, begin a guided journaling exercise influenced by the Harvest Moon. Shedara will provide opportunity to reflect and journal together or you are welcome to find a place for personal contemplation.

5:30       Dinner

Enjoy a selection of small plates, teas, and treats created by Golden Leaves Café.

6:15       Forest Walk

Take in the sights, sounds, and smells of the forest while aiding digestion on a slow, meditative walk through the forest. Maybe catch a glimpse of some wildlife as the sunlight streams down through the tree canopy. If there has been enough rain, you’ll accompany our creek gently making it’s way through the woods alongside you.

6:30       Pranayama Forest Bath

When we arrive at the end of our trail, you’ll find yourself in the deepest and most magical part of our woods. It is here that Cara will lead us through breathwork to benefit from the densely oxygenated air our beautiful trees provide. Choose to ground yourself on a blanket or stand to bathe in all the forest provides.

7:00       Personal Time

Take this time as you so chose to prepare for our last session before closing.

7:15       Guided Visualization Fireside

Bring your indigo bandana with you for Shedara to lead us through a guided visualization inspired by the season of the Harvest Moon. Let yourself be washed in her words as golden hour transitions to sunset, then finally moon rise. Take what you have journaled earlier or chose to cast your words into the fire to either let go into the flames or lift up with the smoke.

8:00       Farewells/Departure


Gather your belongings as we have to say goodbye, but rejoice in the bonds of friendship and the time your took to focus on yourself. 

THIS IS A BYOB EVENT. Feel free to bring a small cooler with your favorite beverage (alcoholic beverages ARE PERMITTED). Water will be available to refill your water bottle and cold teas for your enjoyment. We will also provide Ball jars with lids and labels.

While reading about the Harvest Moon, we came across the below which spoke to our intention in offering this experience:
“This particular moon’s closeness to the autumnal equinox means that it is symbolic of new beginnings and a door to spiritual awareness. On the other hand, with the Piscine energy of this full moon, you may experience a bit of a feeling of insecurity and a feeling like you’re being too perceptive.
In order to prepare yourself for these particular feelings that come from a Pisces sign, it’s best to try to relax. During the harvest moon, it’s best to slow down, wait, and see what happens in your life. Enjoy the beautiful September sunsets, look back at your achievements, and take a deep breath.”

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All levels of yoga are welcome.


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