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Join us for a day of rest, relaxation, and renewal before the holidays with a Gratitude Yoga mini-retreat. We will start the day with a gentle, beginner’s Kundalini Yoga class (including a live music singing meditation), followed by a fresh juicing demonstration with delicious produce from the farm. A nutritious lunch will be provided. We will then enjoy a peaceful walking meditation followed by restorative yoga with aromatherapy and live harp to get you completely relaxed.

This mini-retreat will be at Branch Mill Organic Farm & Retreat Center, a beautiful spot in the country near Arroyo Grande’s Huasna Valley. Give yourself or a friend a gift: an opportunity to relax, renew, and restore in a beautiful setting.
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Day Program

10:00am-11:15 : Welcome/ Kundalini Yoga & Chant (w Mark Davis & AmiDhelle)
11:30 – 12:15 : On Nutrition, Mindful Eating & Juice making (w Edit Lepine)
12:15- 1:00 – Lunch served on the patio
1:00-1:15 – Meditation walk in the Permaculture Garden
1:15-2:30pm : Deep Relaxation, Essential Oils & Harp Music (AmiDhelle & Karoline Hausted )
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Reserve your spot now

We have 12 spots available for this unique mini-retreat.
Price per person: $65.00 Early Bird offer – get $5 off before Nov. 5th!

Tickets can be purchased here.

If you have bought a Friend of the Farm package we are offering a %20 discount price of $52.00
This retreat makes a wonderful gift to a friend! Beautiful hand made gift cards are available.
Request a gift card by writing to: retreat@branchmillorganics.com
We’ll be happy to answer any questions: retreat@branchmillorganics.com
Or call Karoline Hausted: 805-710-9808

Location & Directions

Our address is :  Branch Mill Organic Farm & Retreat Center, 2815 Branch Mill Rd. , Arroyo Grande, CA 93420

The directions to Branch Mill Organic Farm & Retreat Center:

From the village of Arroyo Grande:
Go through the village and around the hill to the stop sign. Make a right turn on Huasna Rd. (which becomes Lopez Dr) out toward Lopez Lake. Go about 3 miles out. Look for the Ben Joy Nursery on the right. About a mile past the nursery, turn right on Cecchetti Rd. (There is a farm stand, Huasna Farms on the corner). Cross the creek and farmland to the other side of the valley. The road you come to is Branch Mill. Turn left on Branch Mill. #2815 is on the left about 1/4 mile down Branch Mill. #2815 & #2819 are in big numbers on a tractor at the road. Turn left there and park near the main house and studio.

From SLO the back way:

Take Tank Farm Rd which turns into Orcutt Rd. Go all the way down until it ends at Lopez Dr.(It’s about 7 miles). Turn right and go about 1.5 miles to Cecchetti Rd. Turn left on Cecchetti Rd .(There is a farm stand, Huasna Farms on the corner). Cross the creek and farmland to the other side of the valley. The road you come to is Branch Mill. Turn left on Branch Mill. #2815 is on the left about 1/4 mile down Branch Mill. #2815 & #2819 are in big numbers on a tractor at the road. Turn left there and come down the driveway and park near the main house and studio.

About the instructors

Mark Davis (Prem Gian) 

Mark Davis is a certified level 1 teacher in Kundalini yoga (as taught by Yogi Bhajan) and currently studies level 2 at the Awareness Center in Pasadena. “My classes incorporate physical movement, meditation and chanting to help us focus on and explore the untapped creative potential within each of us. Kundalini yoga is specifically based on the belief that there is a well of energy, creativity and love within each of us that is waiting to be activated. Whether one wishes to apply this to a specific creative endeavor or to our living as a whole, who doesn’t want to become more loving, creative and alive?! Together, we can.”  Besides teaching Kundalini yoga classes every Thursday evening at Branch Mill Retreat Center, Mark works as a musician, workshop facilitator and author. Learn more about Mark: markdavisinklings.bandcamp.com & towakeyou.com

 

AmiDhelle 

AmiDhelle is certified in Kundalini yoga (as taught by Yogi Bhajan, Yogaworks alignment-based Hatha certification, Advanced Restore and Renew yoga teacher with Judith Lasater, and Color Aromas Therapist with Conscious Colors.
She began her yoga journey 14 years ago after getting “burn out” from her work in social services. She found yoga and mindfulness and vowed to share this wonderful tool with others. She has taught yoga for social workers, relaxation workshops for new moms, and yoga for kids. As a mom with two kids, she understands how important it is to take care of ourselves and yoga provides that balance for restoring and renewal!
To find out more about AmiDhelle, check out: http://amidhelle.wixsite.com/amidhelle

Edit Lepine 

Edit Lepine is a Certified Holistic Nutritionist & Women’s Hormone Specialist.  She made it her life’s purpose to help women suffering from hormone imbalance and other chronic and autoimmune conditions heal themselves naturally.  As Hippocrates said many moons ago, “Let food be thy medicine, medicine be thy food.” This simple sentence has a particularly deep meaning to her.  Edit was a pharmaceutical sales representative for 11 years. Over the course of her career she became increasingly frustrated by our failing healthcare system, one that focuses on sick care and does so little for prevention through lifestyle and nutrition. Through her own health journey, she personally experienced the healing power of foods, and the innate ability of the body to heal itself.  Naturally, her desire to master the science of nutrition increased day by day, to the point, that she left her pharmaceutical career behind and went back to school to become a Holistic Nutritionist. She has helped many people in the community regain their health, get off medications and create a life free from disease. She sees clients for Nutrition Counseling at her office in Pismo Beach or over Skype. You can learn more about Edit at http://farbeyondnutrition.com/about-us/

Karoline Hausted 

Danish-born Karoline Hausted, a singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, weaves together influences from classical, world and folk. She teaches music and facilitates workshops. With 30+ years of experience as a piano player, songwriter and performer Karoline offers intuitive based guidance and teaching to students of all ages who want to play and get in deeper contact with their musicality. As a harpist Karoline loves to accompany meditations. She is currently in the program “Contemplative Musicianship” with the school “The Chalice of Repose Project”.  Learn more about Karoline:  karolinehausted.com