Sagrada Couples Retreat

with Anjuli Mahendra, LMT and Alok Rocheleau

Yoga, Thai Massage, and Connection

In Santa Margarita, San Luis Obispo County, Central Coast California  

September 20 - 23

Join us for a rejuvenating Couples retreat at the beautiful Sagrada Wellness Center where we will cultivate effortless, heart-opening practices to revitalize your relationship. We will work with a variety of movement and mindfulness practices to create more joy, flexibility, and heightened awareness in the way we connect with each other.

This intimate retreat is perfect for couples that would like to develop more sensitivity, play, and mutual support in their relationship. Enjoy being guided through nourishing practices that are great for any level. No prior experience is necessary. You will learn creative ways to stretch with a partner, how to give and receive therapeutic touch, and explore improvised movement through Contact Dance. You can expect to come away with useful skills that will enhance your connection with yourself, partner, and community.  

Anjuli and Alok have been developing their work together since 2010 to bring deliciously deep and creative somatic practices to open the body, heart, and spirit. This amazing retreat will include delicious farm-to-table meals and hiking on the Sagrada’s 45-acre mountain sanctuary. Sagrada Wellness is the perfect place to relax and find more peace and freedom in your relationship to life.

We’ll take each morning to explore the land and practice Contact Yoga in nature. Our afternoon practice will focus on creative and effortless ways to connect, stretch, and share rejuvenating massage with your partner and the group. Throughout our time together, we will include reflective dyads and council to harvest our experience.

You’ll have plenty of unstructured time to explore the surrounding 45- acre mountain sanctuary, journal, book a massage, or relax by the pool.

Sounds like the perfect getaway? Join us for a deeply nourishing experience to revitalize your relationship at one of the most beautiful wellness centers in California surrounded by nature.

Don't delay -- there are limited spots and the retreat will likely sell out.

Anjuli & Alok: https://www.contactyoga.org/

 
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Rates for 4day/3night yoga retreats: prices are per person

Communal bedroom shared bathroom - $895 + tax

Private bedroom shared bathroom - $1095 + tax

(All prices are subject to change without notice)

 

Prices are per person and include the following:

  • Accommodation with comfy linens and towels
  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Hand blended afternoon organic herbal tea by Eva
  • Partner Yoga & Massage
  • Vinyasa & Hatha Yoga
  • Restorative Partner Yoga
  • Use of saltwater pool and hot tub
  • Plenty of free time on the majestic grounds for hiking, journaling, meditation, and self reflection.
  • ZenThai bodywork treatments with Anjuli & Alok available from 12-4 pm. (for an additional fee)
  • Acupuncture can be arranged for additional fees.
  • Check in is after 2pm on the scheduled retreat date. Check out is around noon on the scheduled last day of the retreat.

About Anjuli Mahendra, LMT

Anjuli Mahendra is a multi-modality healer, teacher, and founder of Shakticura Healing Lounge. Her Berkeley-based private practice, Embodied Resonance includes integrated bodywork, coaching, and workshops that focus on opening the body to it’s highest potential. Her connection to holistic movement and healing started in 1999 through a regular Iyengar yoga practice that developed into yoga teaching in 2004. That year, her adventurous nature took her to Asia where she fell in love with the Asian healing arts of Shiatsu and Thai massage, training in both and adding them to her repertoire. In 2007, she did an extensive 700-hr training in Structrual Integration at the Pacific Center for Awareness and Bodywork and has added on further bodywork trainings in Thai massage and Chi Nei Tsang. Anjuli’s teaching style is a unique synthesis of dance, movement, and healing practices. She has developed her own twist on Contact Yoga, drawing on her somatic experiences with contact improvisation, acro-yoga, and bodywork. In addition to Contact Yoga, she teaches Thai massage, hatha yoga, and dance         

Anjuli Mahendra: http://anjulimahendra.com/

 

About Alok Rocheleau

Alok is the founder of Rock Water Healing Arts which focuses on wellness in all aspects of life. Providing massage, yoga, dance, mindfulness, and nature experiences, Alok’s passion is to inspire people to find a healthy balance in their lives through honest connection with themselves and others.  Alok started his commitment to yoga in 2000 with a background as a personal trainer and triathlete. In 2004, he took the 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training at Mount Madonna Center, which focuses on classical Ashtanga yoga through the teachings of Baba Hari Dass and his senior teachers. Alok has traveled the world studying with various master teachers and styles of Yoga and Bodywork.  His Yoga classes creatively blend Ashtanga, Iyengar, Anusara, Shadow, Acroyoga, and Hatha, emphasizing the union of breath, body and mind. After studying Thai Massage in Thailand, Alok has been offering this ancient modality while incorporating Shiatsu, Acupressure, and Chi Nei Tsang (abdominal Chi massage) techniques. With his background in the yogic arts and a degree in exercise physiology, Alok uses this knowledge to unwind both the muscular and energetic systems of the body.  Known for his strong, intuitive hands, Alok encourages awareness of the breath to help with release. Alok is a patient teacher of yoga, Thai Massage, Contact Improv, meditation, pranayama, and nature awareness. As an experienced retreat leader and wilderness guide he enjoys inspiring people connect to their true nature.

Alok Rocheleau: https://www.rockwaterhealingarts.com/

Tentative Schedule

Thursday

Afternoon check in

5-6:30 Opening Circle+ Grounding Yoga Practice

6:30 meet and greet

7:00 dinner

8-9 Restorative Partner Practice

Friday

7:15 early bird coffee and tea

7:45: Morning Pranayama & Meditation

8:30 breakfast

9:30 Hiking and Partner Yoga

12 lunch and afternoon free time

12-4: Private ZenThai bodywork sessions with Anjuli & Alok  

4:30-6: Afternoon Partner Yoga & Massage

6:30 dinner

8 pm: Optional Stargazing

Saturday

7:15 early bird coffee

7:45 Morning Pranayama & Meditation

8:30 breakfast

9:30 Hiking and Partner Yoga

12:00 lunch and afternoon free time

12-4: Private ZenThai bodywork sessions with Anjuli & Alok

4:30-6 Afternoon Partner Yoga & Massage

6:30 dinner

8 pm: Gratitude Circle: Sharing from the Heart

Sunday

7:15 early bird coffee

7:45 Meditation Walk on Sagrada’s Quiet Oaks Trail

8:30 breakfast

9:30-11 Morning Yoga + Closing Circle