THE ULTIMATE WINE & YOGA EXPERIENCE!
THE NAPA RETREAT
This exclusive weekend getaway strikes the perfect balance of healthy living, mindful enjoyment and the rejuvenating power of nature — the perfect initiation into the world of Healthy Hedonism! Yoga teacher and Exotic Yoga Retreats founder, Gayle Olson, and vintner, John Boich, welcome three couples to the hills of Napa to experience farm to table wine paired meals, hikes in the Mayacamas Mountains, tailored yoga and meditation sessions and other fun surprises!
Balancing good health with good living—perfectly!
HEALTHY MORNINGS ~ You may choose a sunrise meditation on the high terrace or simply coffee in bed— both perfect starts to a day on the Napa Retreat. Salute the sun in a tailored yoga class followed by a healthy breakfast and a hike in the stunning Mayacama Mountains overlooking Sonoma and Napa Valley.
LEISURELY AFTERNOONS ~ Enjoy all the amazing experiences Napa has to offer or simply relax pool side. Optional afternoon activities include a VIP wine tasting experience in Napa Valley, barrel tasting and cave tours all designed to take your wine experience to the next level. Indulge in the abundant nature, quietude and wilderness of the Mayacamas. For those of you visiting the region for the first time you may opt for a one of a kind spa day or guided shopping tour to the unique merchants found only in Napa Valley.
INDULGENT EVENINGS ~ Evening begins with gathering food from the garden and joining the chef in preparing our four course farm to table dinner, or relaxing with a glass of wine on the terrace with an aperitif and views of rolling Napa hills. Our host, John, will share Boich Family Cellar cabernets and other fabulous local wines to pair our dinners. Gayle will lead “mindful enjoyments: . After dinner enjoy a sunset vineyard walk or just relax around the fire pit savoring the simple pleasures of good food, good wine and great company.
Our July 28 Napa Retreat is full ~
we are scheduling more retreats
so please contact us here if you are interested in future retreats!
OUR VINTNER’S INVITATION:
I am extremely pleased and excited to share with you a taste of the wines, nature and country lifestyle that this little piece of heaven shares with us. I hope you'll join us for a magical weekend in July! —John, Boich Family Cellars
A 26-acre hilltop estate on Bald Mountain in Napa staying in the exquisite private family estate.
July 28—31, 2016
$1,000 per person
I'm leaving the retreat feeling the happiest and freest I've ever felt!— Naseem Nikoo, Iran
Life changing, eye-opening and deeply inspiring! This retreat 'reset' my life. It was beyond what I envisioned was possible in one week! —Saige Rutherford, USA
My mom and I enjoyed the trip very much...every day was perfect!—Jane Srivastava, Russia
This is, without a doubt, one of the best experiences of my life. I have made connections with people and myself that I never would have expected. Those connections will be in my heart and help me be a better version of myself for the rest of my life.—Brent Vanlyke, Canada
This was my first yoga retreat and I didn't know what to expect... and it blew my mind! I would recommend this experience it to anyone!—Ale de Rienzo, Mexico
Absolutely amazing boat and crew, and food and cleanliness were excellent. I had so much fun! I will definitely do another retreat with you and your company. —Lana Ferguson, USA
This retreat was exactly what I needed... a week long oasis focused on self-care. Gayle did an awesome job of breaking down the poses and focusing on alignment. She built intensity and also relaxation in the practice. I loved her teaching tips for the few teachers on the retreat!—Alia Allison, Yoga Teacher
Thank you for bringing together wonderful people from all walks of life and from around the world! The connection and friendship that we shared has inspired and changed my life.—Chinwe Nwazota
Gayle is an extraordinary teacher who makes everyone feel empowered, strong and special!—Christine Costello, USA
Gayle is everything I needed in a yoga instructor. Someone to push me try new things (headstand, arm balances) while making me feel completely safe. I did old poses with completely new eyes due to her instruction. She was warm and inviting and made me able to have the most amazing experience of my life. I loved the program. I’d do it ten times over! I feel the best I have in my life. Refreshed and ready to take on whatever I have to deal with at home.—Kara Ellis, Canada
Thank you and Gayle for such a life changing experience. I feel so open in my body and mind. I became more devoted to my yoga practice experiencing the various styles of yoga you teach so effortlessly. The amount of hands-on guidance and adjustments helped me develop new appreciation for the postures and new appreciation for my body! —Nicole Hernandez, USA
Everything about this retreat was special. I have the most beautiful memories, new friends and experiences that I will cherish! The retreat combined the perfect blend of yoga, meditation and fun excursions. I also enjoyed the flexibility in our daily schedule... I had time for myself, to re-align and reflect on my life; as well as meet great like-minded people. Meeting Gayle has been a true delight. Her loving and positive energy was very present and made this retreat a real joy for me. I recommend this retreat to anyone looking to 'switch-off', re-balance and have a lot of fun!—Hala Darwazeh, Jordan
Healthy hedonism" set the tone for a playful week of yoga and mindfulness, laughter and connection. Each morning, Gayle guided us through blissful meditation, followed by a combination of vinyasa flow and stretch sequences. She really took the time to tailor the class to each of our needs so it felt more like one-on-one tuition a lot of the time. I'll never forget the energy we created as a group or the peace, joy and friendships which blossom there.— Joanne Joseph, Australia
Hands down, the best retreat I've ever been to (and I have been to many)! Perfect combination of leisure, relaxation, cultural immersion, and exceptional food! Gayle's yoga has an incredible depth of knowledge, from her anatomical references, to her deep teachings of asana and pranayama. The best is her acceptance of all levels of practice, respecting each individual's body and level of practice. Can't wait to join another Exotic Yoga Retreat!—Tricia Desvarieux, Haiti
I love the personal attention Gayle gave to her students, providing not only awesome instruction, but reminding us to be ever present and mindful.—Chrissy Coleman, USA
The perfect healing at the right moment! I feel another person since this week... a more comfortable one! I hope to do another retreat soon to feed my curiosity!—Maria Paula, France
Gayle inspired me to try new things and gave me confidence in incorporating touch and adjustments in my classes. It feels great to give and receive authentic touch to connect.—Ina Yeijnen, Yoga Teacher in Holland
Gayle has the unique ability to be kind and caring while pushing your yoga practice to the next level. She creates a flow that is beautiful, feels amazing and challenges you to become stronger. This program will forever be life changing. The experiences I have had this week will be cherished forever.—Julie Cameron, Canada
Gayle very clearly is a remarkable teacher because she transmits the essences of mindfulness and balance in enough dimensions so you actually get it!—Jerry, USA
I love Gayle’s loving style of teaching. I appreciated the emphasis on various breathing techniques and the balance between physical intensity, relaxation and meditation.—Michael Neria, Israel