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New Year’s Hiking and Yoga Retreat

1440 Multiversity 800 Bethany Drive Scotts Valley,CA 95066

The New Year is a natural time for reflection and intention setting. Step away from your usual routine—and the stress and busyness of the holiday season—and reconnect with yourself, others, and the living world around you.

Join yoga teacher and nature lover Laurie Sleep, E-RYT 500, and experience how yoga, hiking, and nature integrate and enhance one another, fostering feelings of deep connection and groundedness within and without.

Surrounded by the incredible beauty and nature of Santa Cruz—from the towering redwood trees to the stunning coastline—you will explore:

  • The profound health benefits of combining the heart-pumping adventure of hiking with the diverse movements of yoga
  • Engaging your body fully while disconnecting from technology and modern life to reconnect with yourself and nature
  • Connecting with others through the joyful social interactions that outdoor hikes naturally promote
  • The grounding connection between yoga practice and nature to inspire your intention setting for the upcoming year.

Start the New Year with a grounded, open heart. Reset and recharge after the holiday season and take home new ways to energize your body, calm your mind, and open your spirit for increased energy and greater well-being.

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Laurie Sleep

January 1 - 5, 2018
Monday-Friday, 4 nights

$ 425  Tuition

Plus 4 nights all-inclusive accommodations priced separately below.

Register

Program Description

The New Year is a natural time for reflection and intention setting. Step away from your usual routine—and the stress and busyness of the holiday season—and reconnect with yourself, others, and the living world around you.

Join yoga teacher and nature lover Laurie Sleep, E-RYT 500, and experience how yoga, hiking, and nature integrate and enhance one another, fostering feelings of deep connection and groundedness within and without.

Surrounded by the incredible beauty and nature of Santa Cruz—from the towering redwood trees to the stunning coastline—you will explore:

  • The profound health benefits of combining the heart-pumping adventure of hiking with the diverse movements of yoga
  • Engaging your body fully while disconnecting from technology and modern life to reconnect with yourself and nature
  • Connecting with others through the joyful social interactions that outdoor hikes naturally promote
  • The grounding connection between yoga practice and nature to inspire your intention setting for the upcoming year.

Start the New Year with a grounded, open heart. Reset and recharge after the holiday season and take home new ways to energize your body, calm your mind, and open your spirit for increased energy and greater well-being.

Faculty Bio

Laurie Sleep

Laurie Sleep is a yoga teacher and teacher trainer from San Francisco currently living in New York City. She teaches alignment-based flow classes that focus on cultivating mindfulness through movement.

An avid hiker, backpacker, and nature lover, she also teaches Hiking Yoga and leads retreats and workshops that integrate yoga, hiking, and nature as a way to facilitate connection and groundedness. She co-founded Heart and Hand Yoga Retreats, which creates meaningful trips that combine yoga and mindfulness practice with travel, adventure, and volunteer work.

Laurie earned her initial 500-hour certification through YogaWorks, apprenticing with Jeanmarie Paolillo. She currently studies with Annie Carpenter and has completed over 350 hours of SmartFLOW training. In addition to her yoga teaching and training, Laurie has a Ph.D. in Mathematics Education and over 15 years experience as a classroom teacher, teacher educator, and educational researcher.

Laurie’s yoga classes reflect her extensive background in education. Her clear instruction, intelligent sequencing, and down-to-earth style create a warm and encouraging environment for students of all levels.

Why Attend

  • Being present in our bodies in nature produces heightened states of awareness that allow for deep healing and greater joy.

  • Practice yoga outside, breathing fresh air and becoming more fully in tune with yourself and the world around you.

  • Celebrate the New Year with four days of yoga, hiking, and nature in the stunning woods and on the gorgeous coastline of Santa Cruz.

Things to Know

  • Prerequisites

    Must be able to hike up to eight miles at a time on hills.

  • Experience Level

    None required.

  • Things to Bring

    Hiking Shoes and Sneakers

Accommodations

Suites
Spacious rooms with additional seating and special touches.
From $330 per person per night based on double occupancy.*

Traditional Double
Tastefully designed rooms with a range of bed sizes.
From $190 per person per night based on double occupancy.*

Standard Single
Affordable solo comfort with a shared hall bathroom.**
From $175.

Standard Double
Affordable comfort with a hall bathroom.
From $160 per person per night based on double occupancy.*

Pods
Modern, Asian-style sleeping space for 8 with twin beds.
Available for booking in January 2018.
From $140 per person per night.*

Commuter Pass
Register for a program without spending the night. Includes all meals + use of campus amenities. Limited availability.
From $95 per program night.***

Accommodation rates include more than just the bed you sleep in. Per-person per-night rates include:

  • nourishing farm-to-table meals
  • daily meditation and yoga classes
  • non-ticketed evening events
  • use of all facilities, including the fitness center, steam rooms, and whirlpool.

Guests also enjoy access woodland trails, and enjoy cafés, shops, and evening programs.

*Plus tax. Includes meals, activities, and services. There is an additional charge to book a room privately.
**Plus tax. Includes meals, activities, and services. Limited availability.
***Plus tax. A program night starts upon check-in and goes through lunchtime of the following day (roughly 24 hrs).

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