J oin an intimate group of lovely and like-minded folks for a beautiful and nourishing four-day retreat at the gorgeous and historic Kenney House in Elk, California, located along the stunning Mendocino coast: August 25-28, 2016. This is an opportunity to nurture yourself, reflect on where you are and want to go away from life’s daily noise, and launch into life with a renewed perspective.


A rrive in time for dinner on Thursday, August 25th and depart after brunch on Sunday, August 28th. We’ll start each day with yoga and a flowing schedule that includes a mid-morning activity and afternoon activity with plenty of rest and reflection time in between and opportunities to explore your own rejuvenation. There’s a beautiful barn on the property which will be the center of many of our workshops. Evenings will focus on self-care, pampering and reconnecting. Magic will be sprinkled throughout.


T here are a few options in the house including three rooms with queen beds and one room with two twin beds. The rooms with queen beds can be reserved as private rooms or shared rooms.


T he Mendocino Coast is well known for its rugged beauty and small quaint towns that are nestled along the Pacific Ocean. Airports that serve the Bay Area include San Francisco, Oakland and Santa Rosa. It’s about a 3-hour drive from San Francisco and we can help people arrange carpools or transportation to the Kenney House.


I ncludes three days/nights accomodations, all meals planned and cooked for you so you can focus on
your journey, specialized instruction, and workshop supplies.

Secure your place by paying the deposit through the links above. Registration balance is due on July 15. We will send you an invoice in mid-June for the balance due. If your plans change refunds will be available depending on when we received your cancellation. If you cancel by July 15th then a refund of your deposit, minus fees, will be made. If you cancel between July 16-July 31 then we will refund the balance of your payment, minus the deposit and fees. After July 16, the deposit will not be refundable unless we are able to find someone else to fill your place. No refunds will be available after August 1.

Questions? Please contact us at info@blossomandrootretreat.com

Gretchen is a community herbalist, historian, and founder of Senses of Place, a project that highlights the importance of sensory experience in framing personal perception of place. She combines her loves of history, nature, and folk herbalism to create learning events, stories and herbal self-care products featuring special locations, ingredients and traditions. gretchen@sensesofplace.net

Laurie is a landscape historian and artist who gains inspiration and strength from the spirit of the landscape and uses both contemporary and ancient methods of capturing that spirit of place to increase creative expression and understanding, both of the world around her and her own path in life. laurie.r.matthews@gmail.com

Atosa is a certified yoga teacher who has taught and practiced all over the Bay Area for the last 8 years. She is also a founding member of the theater collective, Affinty Project and along with Gretchen Hilyard is the creator of “Blossom + Root”, a burgeoning company dedicated to wellness. She received her MFA in classical theater from the American conservatory theater in San Francisco. atosanavi@gmail.com

  Questions? Please contact us at info@blossomandrootretreat.com