Helpful Resources

Under Construction – complied a partial list …As I was asked by few about  “Get-Aways” … I list some I have come across. These are not quite “ashrams” but more approachable. Many of us may not be able to afford the time or the cost or have too many job/family responsibilities – but sometimes, dreaming about it can make us more purposeful? Sometime seeking refuge, going alone may be the way to give yourself time to really “reflect” and regenerate – OR –  it may be nice to go with a “group” as long as it’s the “right” fit for you.  Many offered by yoga instructors, leading a yoga-themed retreats. (or just leave it to chance? which you don’t want to do due to the costs involved), I can recommend a couple.

A time-out where one can unplug and do something truly healthy body and mind and … spirit.

(Yet, I actually think, true self-care is more about having a routine on a regular everyday basis in the most familiar environment  – you need not go off on a retreat to find what you are looking for.  Often times, it’s right here and now…but maybe you discover that by going away.)

Showing a bit of that Pitta nature by making a list … to develop and share.  Many on my bucket list; some already a rewarding pilgrimage, many still a dream for later years if it’s meant to be:

Eslan, Big Sur

Asilomar Conference Center, Monterey

Lake Tahoe – Wanderlust Festival – volunteered here 3 years in a row and wrote about it so …know the venue well.

Sierraville Hot Springs, Sierra footlands

Mt. Shasta & Stewart Mineral Hot Spring :  Sweat Lodge – not quite Japanese onsen but good water.
* There’s a great retreat but on by excellent ParaYoga teachers – SriYoga Retreats: )
Osmosis Sanctuary

Land of the Medicine Buddha – Santa Cruz

Kripalu Center

Mt. Madonna

Omega Institute

The Chopra Center

Kushi Institute – Sadly closed after it’s first founding in 1978 by late Michio Kushi’s passing in 2014. Macrobiotic cooking and it’s philosophy lives on and still taught by his students.

Meditation centers? Retreats? Most of the above &

Green Gulch

San Francisco Zen Center

Spirit Rock

Out of the Country …

Many retreats led by yoga teachers if yoga theme appeals to you – can refer some.

Eastern Medicine:

Ayurveda Treatments
Healthy Cooking: Auyrvedic – Art of Wholesome Cooking by Jyoti Jain
Wanowa by Shinobeau McConney
Macrobiotic, Vegetarian & Vegan: Peaceful Cuisine

Acupuncture & Okyu
Know of few others to refer out:) All wonderful.

Chinese Herbs:

Herbs & Aromatherapy:

Chiropractic

Massage/Healing Touch/Reiki

Sachiko at Lafeel Healing for Reiki treatment. Western near-equivalent would be the “healing touch”:)

Special Needs: I can refer many great PTs – physical therapists if needed.

Yoga of Recovery by Durga Leea:  durga@yogaofrecovery.com 12-Steps not working – then, here you go…

Stay-cation?  A refuge? What about a place for regular practice ?  
Your Local Yoga Studios, of course.  Googling to find “the right fit ” in the styles of yoga they offer …

BUT have a couple I would recommend if it’s an area I am familiar with.  

So many offerings.  Dedicated, committed, skillful teachers – How lucky we are.