Soulful Connection – A Plant Based Nature Escape
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What is This Retreat and Who is it For?
A magical vegan & whole food plant-based 2-night, 3-day retreat in Escondido, California, November 1-3, 2019, perfect for you if you want to get away and experience connection to nature, yourself and others. If you’re interested in plant based eating, mindfulness, self growth and development, you will love this retreat.
There is no better way to live this life than as your true self – connected to your purpose, yourself and nature.
This incredible experience is meant to combine the healing elements of mindfulness, breathing, movement, conversation, group connection, emotional healing and introspection, to bring you in touch with your true self, and to leave you rejuvenated, elevated, and rooted in who you really want to be.
This incredible journey will allow you to unleash your inner brilliance, and let it shine. Vulnerable, powerful, connected, compassionate.
Location and Accomodations
Bandy Canyon Ranch is a magical oasis that is 100% nature, trees, water, birds, and quiet.
We could not have imagined a better place to do this retreat.
Spanning over 144 acres, Bandy Canyon Ranch is nestled in the heart of San Pasqual Valley. Set deep in Bandy Canyon, this Southern California ranch is adorned with rustic cabins, a dramatic pool for lounging and entertaining and an authentic 1930’s adobe lodge with two kitchens, antique stoves, and multiple fireplaces.
The ranch has many gorgeous open spaces, where we will be holding retreat activities like yoga, breahtwork, meditation, and so much more!
Accommodations include options for both bed and mattress – many pricing options are available. Scroll down for details.
Dates, Payment Options, and More
Dates: (3 days, 2 nights)
Times: 5pm Friday to 5pm Sunday
Location: Bandy Canyon Ranch in Escondido, California
2 Delicious, Organic, Plant-based meals a day, plus snacks available throughout the day
Daily Organic Teas, Coffee, Elixirs
Daily Yoga Practice & Meditations & Plant Based Cooking Classes
Communal bonfire + cooking
Ayurvedic Self Care
Witness Dance Ceremony
Guided meditation and visualization
Deep group connection, bonding and processing
Not included but offered:
Ayurvedic Health Counseling with Nicole
Plant Based Nutrition Coaching with Marina
Not included: Travel, airfare, transportation.
Nourishment: All meals will be responsibly sourced, organic, gluten-free, plant-based, GMO free, refined oil and sugar free and made with lots of love!
Cancellations: Once booked, your reservation cannot be cancelled. In the event that you cannot come, you are welcome to gift your space to a friend.
Deposit: A non-refundable deposit of $350 holds your space! Your remaining balance will be due by October 10th. Payments accepted by cash, check, Venmo, Apple Pay, or PayPal via “nicolevan99”
FLASH SALE, October 22 until 10PM PST ONLY:
$555/pp &111/pp – No accommodation included
$777/pp $622/pp- Solo Mattress Pull Out Couch
$1777/pp $1422/pp – Solo Queen
Payment plans are available please contact us directly.
Contact us for additional pricing options, including for couples and families with children.Early-Bird Special ends September 20th
Prices for each accommodation will increase $200 on September 20th.
Please email me with any questions/for more information: firstname.lastname@example.org
Can’t wait for this special adventure to begin!
*Subject to Change
3-5p Welcome Circle & Yin Yoga
5:30-7p Family Dinner
7:30-9p Journaling and Intention Setting
6-10a Excursion to Lake Hodges Mindful Hiking
7:45a Morning Yoga & Meditations by the Lake
10:30a Plant Based Brunch
11-12a Nutrition Workshop
12:30 -1:15p AcroYoga Workshop
1:30-3p Group Healing Session
3-5p Group Hike or Introspection Time
5-6p Cooking Class
6-7p Family Campfire Dinner
8p Witness dance and Fire Ceremony
6 am Sunrise Nature Walk
7:30-8:30a Morning Yoga Practice and Breathwork
9-10a Mindfulness Breakfast Smoothie Bowls Demo
10:30-12a Healing Circle
12:30-2p Nutrition talk lunch Buddha bowls
2:30- 3:30p Yoga and Meditation
4-5p Closing Circle
RYT 200hr Vinyasa, Hatha, Trauma Yoga, 650hr Ayurvedic Health Counselor
Nicole is a passionate, free spirited yogi who travels the world sharing her practice with aspiring yogis. Nicole began her yoga journey at 12 years old when she found yoga helped her through unexpected health challenges. Yoga was her saving grace that strengthened and healed her body, mind and spirit. Nicole’s personal journey inspired her to share her knowledge and wisdom to other yogis, helping her find her voice and develop into a strong, wise and passionate yoga teacher.
Nicole is an Ayurvedic Health Counselor, Plant-Based Chef, triathlete, and motivational speaker that is deeply passionate about creating opportunities for people of all backgrounds to connect their mind, body and spirit through movement, meditation and personal experiences. Her love for yoga and traveling lead her to explore many different styles of yoga, meditation and dance, by integrating the best practices from many cultures such as Vinyasa, Hatha, Krya, Ayurveda, Yoga Therapy Shamanism and Nidra yoga as well as Pranadance and West African dance to liberate the energy and let the spirit be free.
Nicole’s retreats and classes are in welcoming, safe environments for people to work on defining and building their purpose while improving overall health through yoga, nutrition, and self exploration. Nicole’s connection to nature inspires her programs to be uplifting and allow for creativity and challenge in every way. Through a variety of poses and conscious sequencing her students develop physical strength, flexibility and balance. In turn, a connection with their true self forms and strengthens, healing from daily living and spiritual nourishment occurs and lastly clarity in the mind and a peaceful disposition.
Marina is a plant based health coach and recipe developer who has taught hundreds of people how to transition to the plant based lifestyle. Marina creates quick, easy, and delicious vegan recipes and writes about the health benefits of a plant-based diet rich in fresh foods, focusing on evidence-based nutrition information. She helps clients go and stick to plant based eating through her one on one and group coaching programs. She has also facilitated dialogue groups for the last 10 years, and is very passionate about the group healing process.
Marina went vegan over 7 years ago, inspired by her mother’s incredible healing story of reversing a crippling bladder disease. She has been able to reverse her own PMS symptoms and encourage emotional healing from trauma as a result of this transition. She is incredibly passionate about the vegan diet for human health, animal welfare, and the well-being of our planet, all of which she envisions as holistic and co-dependent.