Women’s Spring Big Sur Aromatherapy Retreat

POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE IN FALL 2019

AUTUMN EQUINOX 2019 TBD – Essences of Life Aromatherapy and Pure Fleur Organics are announcing their women’s Aromatherapy Retreat for health and wellness in the beautiful Big Sur Redwood forests . Get your mojo going with Mother Nature – get in sync for your busy life ahead in the new year. Come join in a small group of only 10 attendees in the magical and healing forests of Palo Colorado Canyon deep in the Big Sur Redwood Forest. You will be awakening your spiritual connection with nature, focusing your mind, body and heart towards pure health in aligning with the forest while immersed in Aromatherapy workshops, communal luncheon from organic local sourced foods, commune in group yoga, American Indian drum circle and meditations. Your package will include two nights in a cabin (details below for a choice of 1, 2 or 3 person accomodations) at a private estate retreat in the Big Sur Forest with event presentations over two days of yoga, meditation, spirit awakening and affirmations to Mother Earth, wildcrafting walks, Aromatherapy workshops – building body scrubs from the forest and sea terroire and an essential oil pharmacy to take home for your health. Additionally, you will each experience the wellness of a “Forest Massage” and body treatment by Moni. Moni is a local masseuse who specializing in (add in her info).

Our Host at our private Forest Retreat is Sofanya, the artist in residence who will host your creative endeavors in painting in the forest. She also offers “Essence Portraits” that capture your special energies in her beautiful watercolored artwork for you to take home (this is a separate cost which can be arranged in advance with Sofanya). Or you can create your own forest painting as we provide all the materials and canvas for your creation. Sofanya offers a “Spirit of Creativity” workshop that can be arranged and purchased indiviually during your stay. Please contact Sofanya directly at art@sofanya.com or call her at 831-238-0543. www.sofanya.com

Pricing & Accomodations are booked with your confirmation and full payment of retreat;

$1850 per person, includes one bed (or you can share a cabin, see choice of bedrooms below and photos of cabins and accomodations) *

$1450 (Early Registration by*

All Cabins have kitchens with bathrooms and linens & towels. Amenities will be provided as well for each attendee from Essences of Life Aromatherapy.

Spa packaged will include Essences of Life Aromatherapy spa products to take home and use during your retreat and all materials for the Aromatherapy workshops are included. Special spa towels will be given to each attendee as well for their keeping. You are encouraged to bring your own comfy Yoga mats or any specials floor mat you prefer for yoga and mediation and warm clothing for outside walks and layers for daytime.

The Jewel in the Forest Retreat is a private estate with multiple guest houses and private cabins reflecting the rustic Big Sur ambiance of this Palo Colorado property nested in the Redwoods.
Redwoods Sanctuary for yoga and meditations and private events outdoors in the Redwoods
The Retreat has a naturally created meeting area outdoors amongt the big trees perfect for talks, fire circles, medicine blessings and group gatherings around the firepit.
Wooded dirt road up to the secluded Lotus Blossom or the newest Hawk House created with all modern eco-design for a couple or two good friends to share this private retreat house.
The Dome House is the main home of the estate for our group workshops, communal luncheon, welcome reception and yoga or meditation if there is rain. Calla Lily is shown in front of the Dome.
The inside of the Dome House reflects it’s Bohemian History with wonderful antiques and comfortable furniture and is currently the home of the resident artist, Sofanya.
The Outside area of the Dome House is used for Art classes and free painting workstations complete with brushes, paints, water, canvas and stands for you to experience your artistic talents
The beautiful Big Sur Coastline right at Palo Colorado Canyon where the retreat is located in Big Sur

Jasmine House – 3 bedrooms

Jasmine House living room area has a pull out couch and sitting area with table and chairs overlooking the garden in front private yard and forest
Jasmine House Kitchen has full amenities with stove, refrigerator, dishes and cookware, microwave and dining area overlooking the private garden area of the house

Calla Lily Cottage – two bedrooms

Calla Lily’s private garden and outside area for sitting and soaking in the forest surrounding you
Calla Lily Living room area and door to outside garden and forest. Wood burning stove for keeping warm at night is cozy
Living room area with seating area and fireplace overlooking the forest

THREE DAY EVENT SCHEDULE – TBD

WELCOME TO RETREAT (EXAMPLE OF SCHEDULE)

7PM-8:15PM WELCOME RECEPTION AT DOME HOUSE – RAIN OR SHINE

We will welcome our guests with an organically prepared reception of infused waters, wine and specialty drinks with aromatic herbs, flowers, plants and essential oils, hand-made by Aromatherapist of retreat, Rebecca. Enjoy meeting other guests while inbidding in forest treats, meeting your hosts and group discussion on “where to eat in Big Sur” as your evenings will be free to either cook in your own cabins or go out to one of the many gourmet restaurants, in the Carmel or Big Sur area. We will be happy to provide referrals and arrange dinner reservations as well for your dining.

SATURDAY, DATE TBD

9:00AM BLESSING AND AFFIRMATION IN THE OUTDOOR THEATER

9:30AM YOGA – IN OUTDOOR THEATER OR DOME HOUSE

10:30AM HALF HOUR BREAK FOR REFRESHMENT, COFFEE, STRETCH

11:00AM AROMATHERAPY WORKSHOP FOR PREP FOR WILDCRAFT WALK IN FOREST AND BODY SCRUB & CREATE WELLNESS KIT FOR HOME FIRST AID HEALTH; Lavendar, Peppermint, Oregano, Frankincense, Eucylptus, Rosemary 6 Set of Essential Oils for treatment of multiple of illness and emergency treatment and to get thru life’s medical needs.

11:15AM WALK IN FOREST – WILDCRAFTING FOR BODY SCRUB MATERIALS

11:45AM PREPARE AND CREATE BODY SCRUB WITH WORKSHOP MATERIALS AND ESSENTIAL OILS AND WILD CRAFTED FOREST AND TERROIRE

12:45PM \ COMMUNITY LUNCHEON PREP & SIT DOWN COMMUNAL LUNCHEON (INDOOR OR OUTDOOR DEPENDENT ON WEATHER ?!)

1:30PM AROMATHERAPY TALK AND CREATE WELLNESS ESSENTIAL OIL KIT FOR MEDICAL HEATH AND WELLNESS AND EMERGENCIES IN LIFE (YOU WILL TAKE THIS HOME WITH YOU)

2:45PM-4:45PM MASSAGES

5:00PM EVENING BLESSING AND DRUM CIRCLE AT OUTDOOR THEATER

SUNDAY, DATE TBD

9:45AM Morning Blessing and Affirmation and Closing of Retreat

10AM – 2pm Massages & Treatments (arranged for each person individually on their schedules)

You are free to enjoy a Day of Art or Just walking in the forest. Aromatherapy treatments and massages will be taking place at the retreat and you are free to go to Big Sur or Carmel for the day as today is your checkout day. Feel free to check out by 11am latest please if you are a late massage, we will already anticipate your departure time.

10AM – 11AM Aromatherapist Talks (informal & Outdoor Distillation of herbs in theatre and day of infusing outdoors (hoping for sunshine) if no sun, indoor infusion on the stove of Dome House!!!