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© 2018 by Root Down Retreats

Gualala, California 

Previous & Upcoming Retreats

See below, for details of our Previous & Upcoming group retreats.  We integrate the wisdom traditions of Yoga, Ayurveda & Environmental Education,  to create a holistic and practical approach to health and well-being on all levels - mind, body, soul, and environment. 

If you don't see a specific program that you are interested in, then you can contact us regarding personalized individual and group retreats.


Upcoming Retreats


"How to live an Ayurvedic lifestyle" Retreat

May 3-8, 2020

This five day / five night retreat in Begur, Spain will feature both structured lesson in Ayurvedic lifestyle, as well as free time to explore this coastal area.

Begur, Spain is located in the Costa Brava region on the coast, about just 1-1/2 hour from Barcelona.

This retreat cost is just $998.

Click here to see additional details.

Previous Retreats

New Year - New Start Weekend Retreat

January, 2020

This is a program we are offering for January / early February.  Groups can arrive Friday evening, and the program would end Sunday mid-day.

Groups would experience vegetarian/vegan meals, Ayurvedic lifestyle & medicine introduction, and Kundalini yoga classes each day.

Take a weekend getaway, and create your year with a boost of new tools in health & wellness.  Contact us for details.

Men's Reflections Retreat

Winter, 2017

So often, men are judged from a perspective of primitive, territorial success.  Much less frequently are we judged by wisdom or benevolence. 


You can expect a mostly silent weekend, rooted in the practices of Kundalini yoga and meditation.  Ayurvedic meals are prepared to fully assist in reducing anxiety and adrenaline, and feeding grace, wisdom, potency, and the intuitive voice.



This retreat is led by Joe Rich, and supported by a group of local men.

Intro to Ayurveda,

One-Day Retreat

December 23rd, 2019

For this daylong retreats, we held the specific focus on an introduction to Ayurveda throughout the day.  Due to rain in our area, we had a variety of indoor activities for this goal. 


We hosted a yoga class first thing, an Ayurvedic + vegetarian cooking class with lunch served, a nature-sounds immersion with sound bath, some social time with Gualala Roast, and finished with a live mantra band performance.  The rhythms of nature align with the rhythms & 'doshas' within our lives.

People familiar with, and some unfamiliar with, Ayurveda joined this daylong retreat.

Wise Women Weekend 


Winter, 2015

Held in Ojai, CA

This retreat was created as an opportunity to gather, explore and celebrate the sacred and mysterious nature of being a woman.  Each day was semi-structured with yoga, meditation, movement, cooking, and art; time was available as unstructured to allow for silent writing and meditation.

Read Madison's I Have a Dream passage.

Women's Four Day Retreat

Spring, 2017

This was a primarily silent women's retreat for Kundalini Yoga and meditation.

We held focus throughout the long weekend on the internal dive of knowing ourselves.  In knowing ourselves, we can succeed to have more fruitful and satisfying relationships with others.  Each morning, afternoon, and evening was filled with Kundalini yoga, guided meditation & journaling, Ayurvedic meals. 


Small amounts of time for sharing verbally were held in this otherwise silent retreat.  All women stayed in a larger home in Gualala for the four nights.