Yoga and Writing Retreat
Led by Yogi & Poet Leslie St. John
In Santa Margarita, San Luis Obispo County, Central Coast California
September 19 - 22
March 12 - 15, 2020
Join us for Sagrada's 4 day Yoga Retreat in Central Coast California.
Leave your city life behind and revitalize on Sagrada's weekend yoga and writing retreat with special guest instructor Leslie St. John of Prose and Poses! Unplug and Tune In to yourself.
Tucked into the Santa Margarita mountains just a short drive from the central coast of California, this four-day retreat is a convenient way to relax in the slower pace of nature; rejuvenate with yoga, meditation, and nourishing meals; and recharge your creative expression and well-being.
Wake to the beauty of birdsong and mist rising off grapevines. Meditate, journal, and take in the pristine, natural countryside. After a light breakfast, we will practice yoga to awaken and energize the body; pranayama to open channels for creative energy flow; and meditation to sensitize the intuitive mind. At the end of class we will explore writing prompts to inspire expression. This retreat is designed to give you time and space to enjoy yoga and cultivate a deeper connection to your creative self. Evenings include organic meals lovingly prepared by Scott and Eva, blue-hour walks, fire-side storytelling, writing opportunities, hot-tub soaks, and quiet reflection under the stars.
You will leave feeling relaxed, connected, and inspired.
Rates for 4 day / 3 night yoga retreats: prices are per person
Communal bedroom shared bathroom - $895 + tax
Private bedroom (one queen bed) shared bathroom - $1395 sgl / $1095 dbl + tax
Private King bedroom shared bathroom - $1595 sgl / $1295 dbl + tax
All prices are subject to change without notice.
Prices are per person and include the following:
Accommodation with comfy linens and towels
Breakfasts, Lunch and Dinners (vegan / vegetarian options available)
yoga and restorative classes
Writing time guided by Leslie St. John
Plenty of free time on the majestic grounds for hiking, journaling, meditation and self-reflection.
Acupuncture can be arranged for additional fees.
Use of saltwater pool (spring and summer)
Check in is after 2pm on the scheduled retreat date. Check out is around noon on the scheduled last day of the retreat.
LESLIE ST. JOHN is a poet, yogi, and teacher living in California who seeks to inspire creative expression, physical health, and more self-love. She holds an MFA in poetry from Purdue University and is author of Beauty Like a Rope (Word Palace Press). Her poems and creative nonfiction have appeared in Apersus Quartery, Cimarron Review, Crab Orchard Review, Florida Review, Indiana Review, Linebreak, Oxford American, Rebelle Society, Teach.Yoga, and Verse Daily. A 500hr RYT, she has studied with Tias Little, Noah Maze, and Rocky Heron; with YOGAMAZE. Her yoga classes are often described as “sweet (& spicy)” and emphasize practicing “right effort”—finding the balance between exertion and surrender. She is creator of Prose and Poses, a practice of yoga and writing to open creative channels. She teaches English at Cal Poly, where she facilitated the publication of Unveiling Self: A Collection of Student Memoirs, as well as yoga workshops/retreats. You can find her writing at a café, hunting vintage shops, or hiking with her dog in San Luis Obispo.
To learn more visit: www.proseandposes.com. Social: @proseandposes