Mayacamas Retreat Center
“Take the first step. Set aside time and space to awaken to yourself here in the moment. Be courageous and live life fully!”
Mayacamas Ranch is my favorite 3-day retreat venue. It’s nestled within the Calistoga ridgelands with breath-taking 360-degree views of Napa Valley. The natural setting feels simultaneously grounded and expansive. The accommodations are simple and luxurious. The staff are largely unseen and yet fully supportive. In hindsight, it’s a study in paradox. And it all works. Beautifully.
Memories of our most recent women’s retreat? S’mores fireside while singing, ukulele-playing, and occasionally bursting out into cheer. Yoga with Kate; Glorious. Rowing in circles on the “lake” (pond) over and over again because the weather and water and conversation were irresistible. Steph’s poetry — inspired by (and shared within) the women’s circle. Staying up late by the fireplace; Trying to keep our voices down. (Not succeeding.) Hiking. That pool! And whispered invitations of women gathering for a nighttime skinny-dip.