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Branch Mill Organic Farm & Retreat Center is a fantastic location, just 10 minutes out of Arroyo Grande. Our peaceful, country retreat center is surrounded by native plants and trees with lots of birds, bees & butterflies.
The classroom is a 17 1/2 foot by 22 foot space with a pristine bamboo floor. The center is available for day-long or part-day yoga, meditation, movement, kirtan, similar classes or rented for individual healing sessions. The room has an attached commercially certified kitchen and bathroom. The kitchen is small but can be used for cooking classes with drop-cloths & mats to protect the flooring – for more details ask about our kitchen rental policy.
 Max occupancy: 20-25 people seated or 12 yoga mats.
The Studio is generally available to rent outside of regularly scheduled classes or Farm event times between 8:00am to 10:00pm every day of the week.
Contact us for more information at: retreat@branchmillorganics.com or call 805-481-9205

Become a Friend of the Farm!

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Your generosity will water the seeds of growing Branch Mill Organic Farm and Retreat Center as a wonder-full community gathering place – an oasis for those who seek healthy living, healing encounters and connection with themselves and each other. You will be supporting current projects at the retreat center and community garden as well as the development of new programs.

Simply contribute a minimum of $50- and as a thank you, you’ll receive 4 passes and discounts to any combination of the following special events at Branch Mill Organic Farm and Retreat Center.

When you become a Friend of the Farm, you will also be the first to hear about new special events and always be offered a special discounted price!

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August 4 Shadowlands in Concert (Past Special Event)
October 13, 2018 // Stargazing (Special Event)
with Ruth Madocks
November 18, 2018 // Coming together in Gratitude (Special Event)
A Gentle Day of Yoga, Music & Nourishment with Kundalini Yoga instructors AmiDhelle and Mark Davis, Holistic Nutritionist Edit Lepine and Musician Karoline Hausted.
10:00am – 2:30pm (incl. lunch)
December 16, 2018 // Solstice Celebration & Concert (Special Event)
with To Wake You
March 30, 2019 // Farm Tour & Picnic (Special Event)
with Moon Phase Farmers

NEW Fall 2018 CLASSES!

NEW Monday Class, Begins Monday, October 15th, 5-6:15 pm
YIN YOGA
with Jill Landry, PT, certified yoga instructor

$12 per class or $40 if pre-pay for 4 classes.

Yin yoga is a nourishing and gentle practice that calms and balances both the mind and body, deeply stretches fascia and connective tissues improving joint mobility, invites a greater flow of chi, and brings balance to the internal organs and body systems. We will incorporate breathwork to support times of both active movement and release, easeful transitions, self-care practices, and the wisdom of traditional Chinese medicine to support body, mind, and spirit. This practice offers the opportunity for a deep sense of relaxation and is a great way to begin the week feeling refreshed and renewed.

This is an all levels class. Please bring a mat and wear comfortable loose clothing.
For questions, contact Jill:   jlandry78@gmail.com

NEW Wednesday CLASS 6:30-7:45pm
SOUND CIRCLE – with Karoline Hausted & Mark Davis

Session I : Weds. Sept 12 – Oct 17
Session II : Weds. Oct 31 – Dec 5
We explore the themes of deep listening and our own inner music.  If you have always wanted to play music, but believe you are “non-musical”, this class is for you! If you already play music, but want to deepen the art of listening and musical conversation, this class is for you, too! Come join us – In the specially designed Sound Circle all levels of experience are welcome. The hand pan drums we use are easy and fun to play – no musical instrument skills are required!
$75 / 6 classes (one session).

The course is offered via Lucia Mar Adult Education, please sign up here.
For more information: see flyer.  For questions, please contact Karoline: lillebrand@gmail.com


UPCOMING EVENTS FALL & WINTER 2018

Sunday August 26, 2018
Full Moon Gathering – “When All Things Ripen”
Potluck begins at 6:45 with the ceremony at 7:30.

Sunday September 9, 2018
Drumming for Healing Mother Earth
Drum Circle 4-5pm, all ages welcome.
We will be drumming from 4-5pm, so arrive a little early and hang out a little bit afterwards! Bring your drum or rattle & spirited energy.
Free event, but love offering for the farm space gratefully accepted.

October 13, 2018
Stargazing Night
Special event for the whole family
with Ruth Madocks
Friend of the Farm Special Event pass applies

Sunday November 18, 2018 10:00am – 2:30pm
Coming together in Gratitude – A Gentle Day of Yoga, Music & Nourishment

A Gentle Day of Yoga, Music & Nourishment with Kundalini Yoga instructors AmiDhelle and Mark Davis, Holistic Nutritionist Edit Lepine and Musician Karoline Hausted.
Price: $65 (incl. lunch)
Friend of the Farm 10% discount applies
Stay tuned. More details to come!
Learn more CLICK HERE

 

December 16, 2018
Solstice Concert – Celebration of the Sacred Tree
with To Wake You & Special Guests
Friend of the Farm Special Event pass applies

March 30, 2019
Farm Tour & Picnic
with Moon Phase Farmers
Friend of the Farm Special Event pass applies


Ongoing Yoga Classes

KUNDALINI YOGA & CHANT

Taught by certified level 1 teacher Mark Davis (Prem Gian)

Thursdays | 6:30-7:45 pm

$12 donation requested- or pay for 4 classes for $40. No one will be turned away for lack of funds.
Gentle yoga classes with a focus on meditation and chanting in the Kundalini Yoga tradition. All levels of experience welcome! Mats and blankets available. Wear comfortable loose clothes.
For any questions, please contact Mark: davismark@yahoo.com / 626-864-4810

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HATHA YOGA with Nicole Chanley

Tuesday afternoons – 5:30 – 6:45 pm
Only $12 a class! About Gentle Hatha: This yoga class takes the push out of your day, using slow movement and breathing to gently energize muscles and joints. We will then dive into a relaxed series of grounding postures leaving the body stretched and refreshed. Classes will also offer opportunities for deeper breathing exercises and meditation.