Get back to Nature this year and in sync with Mother Nature with our new Forest Aromatherapy Workshops we will be hosting at our backyard in Pacific Grove and in the forests in Big Sur for special days of creating aromatherapy from the local forest and fauna. Forest bathing will be one of our workshops where we will create your natural bathing experience in the forest with all products that are from the local area and are hand-made by you during this special workshop.
Our backyard workshops will feature body scrubs and oils from distilling your own lavendar, rosemary and local lemon verbena from the local forests, pine needles and producing and creating body treatments with actual dirts and terroire from the trees and lands. Even the ferns, sages and barks can be very healing for your body and combined with the essential oils with oil bases, salts and seaweeds to help delivery to detox and cleanse your body naturally and in sync with where you live.
Workshops and their dates and location will be announced on May 10th, 2019 so come back to see what we will be offering for workshops (all materials and oils are included in cost of workshops) $135 per person and all products you create are to take home, glass jars or containers are provided as well.
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 email@example.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.
Jasmine House – 3 bedrooms
Calla Lily Cottage – two bedrooms
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)
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!!!