June 13-16, 2019 ~ Idyllwild CA

We’ve got it all covered for you! Get away, slow down, and relish in daily yoga classes, life coaching workshops, fun activities, and delicious and nutritious food in the gorgeous mountains.

This isn’t just any getaway. It’s carved out time for you to remove yourself from the business of life and focus on your body, mind, and heart. So often when we take a trip, we either have the adventure, or the yoga, or the transformation course. We are offering you all three because we believe in the mind/body connection – and with focus, attention, joy and play, we believe so many things are possible for you.




Summer is a time of dreams, exploration, creation, wonder and play. The series of workshops are designed to illuminate these themes and have you come away restored, aligned, and blissed out as you prepare for your own full bloom.

Restore and align with rejuvenating yoga, time spent in nature, mind + heart opening coaching experiential, and expanding awareness practices. Communal meal sharing offer time to reflect and share with new friends. Contemplative periods of rest are built into our retreat to quiet the mind, settle the emotions, decompress the nervous system, heighten the senses and increase clarity and connection to source energy. With this retreat, we offer you an opportunity to hit the reset and renew button by:

  • nurturing your body with healing yoga sessions
  • revitalizing your spirit with walks through pristine, natural countryside
  • celebrating your authenticity with workshops designed to uncover your core essence
  • clearing the mind with centering meditation and practices
  • experiencing yourself, your relationships, your life, and your future in a profound way




Restore, move, shine. Enjoy morning and evening yoga classes led by Dannette Mason, Certified Yoga Therapist, Life Coach.

Dannette is the Founding Director of the School of Gentle Yoga, specializing in classes, trainings, and private sessions that focus on the art and science of subtle Yoga. After sustaining a life-changing traumatic brain injury in 1996, Dannette began a journey of recovery that led to a regular practice and deep study of the healing aspects of Yoga. As a graduate of the IAYT accredited Yoga Therapy program at The Soul of Yoga Institute in Encinitas CA, Dannette has studied with master teachers of many lineages, and developed a unique style, combining her studies with her personal healing journey.
Dannette’s intuitive understanding of energy patterns and flow allows her to work with the body in a unique way. Whether in a one-on-one session or group led practice, her knowledge of the body as multiple layers of energy create a deeply healing and harmonizing experience.
Moving Into Stillness is Dannette’s signature style; a combination of gentle movement, sequenced to prepare the body for the subtle healing of restorative postures, aided by the resonant sound of crystal bowls, creating a deeply expansive and releasing practice.
You can learn more about Dannette’s teachings at trainings here: School of Gentle Yoga




Life coaching workshops 

Led by certified life and leadership coach, Nicki Gorini.

WONDER: We will spend time aligning and celebrating our authenticity through a workshop designed to uncover your gifts and the core essence of who you are so that you can witness and revel in your remarkable and unique self. You will leave with a renewed sense of who you are that is awe inspiring. We are at peace and in bliss when we love on ourselves and shine our lights to the world. We are here to shine.

JOY: We will work on the alignment of you and your life – your every day activities so that you can feel that your most important “buckets” are being tended to and full sourcing you and your life. You will leave with a template that will be the foundation of your mental, emotional, spiritual, and physical health. We are grateful and joy-filled when we are sources and aligned.

CELEBRATION: We will celebrate life. We will design and create your future and begin manifesting it through the art of presence and intention.  You will leave with clear intentions, milestones, and action plans to start your manifestations. From inspiration to actualization. We are inspired and ignited when we show up fully to life and go after what rocks our souls. We are meant to feel the aliveness of life!

A note from your coach Nicki: As a coach I work on your belief system and thought process challenging the limited and fear based thinking that might keep you from actualizing your greatest joy and achievements. I come from a deep place of love, compassion, and joy as I lead you through a process to have you shift perspectives and find new ways of seeing and participating in your journey. This will impact your experience of yourself, your relationships, your life, and your future in a profound way.


What’s Included

  • Morning and Evening Yoga Sessions
  • Guidance by Certified Yoga Therapist & Life Coach Dannette Mason
  • Daily group experiential coaching exercises
  • Guidance by Certified Life & Leadership Coach Nicki Gorini
  • All Vegetarian Meals (with protein options) – Thursday evening dinner, Friday & Saturday breakfast, lunch & dinner, Sunday breakfast – catered by renowned private chef Sherrie Sparks
  • Shared rooms – 2-4 per room; one private room available for single person
  • Assigned shared bathrooms
  • Hot tub
  • In home yoga studio for group and personal practice
  • Personal time for rest and reflection
  • Near the heart of downtown Idyllwild – shops, restaurants, art & more
  • Small community of like-minded souls – 10 guests maximum


Meet Chef Sherrie 

Although Texas-born, Chef Sherrie began her cooking career on her parent’s farm in Ohio. The family raised beef and poultry while her mother baked fresh breads. The vegetable gardens and fruit trees were used for daily meals and canning. Sherrie quickly discovered that she enjoyed entertaining and cooking far more than the mundane chores of harvesting and gathering.

While travelling and exploring the globe, Sherrie’s enthusiasm for food from other cultures grew as she experienced a variety of cuisines from other countries. She trekked through Mexico, the Caribbean and the Asian Pacific Rim. Sherrie learned first-hand how the local seafood was caught and prepared, what spices were used and which fresh produce came from each region. A lifetime of new knowledge traveled back with her and inspired and led her to pursue a career in the culinary arts.

California became her new home when she began attending the California Culinary Academy (CCA) in San Francisco.  Attending the academy she developed a love for baking and pastry. She decided to intern at an Artisan bread bakery in Petaluma California before graduating in 1999. The age-old practice of mixing, hand shaping, and baking the wild-yeasted organic breads in wood-fired brick ovens has had a profound impact on the way she prepares food even today.

After graduating from the CCA in 1999, Sherrie has worked her way up the culinary ranks- First as the assistant pastry chef at renowned Bay Wolf in Oakland, California. Chef Sherrie has cooked for several prominent Bay Area  and San Diego County residents as a personal or private chef, in addition to owning and operating a small catering company. In 1991 Sherrie along with Sharon Anderson went on to open her first restaurant in the Glenview district of Oakland, Purple Plum. With the success of the Purple Plum, Sherrie went on to open her second restaurant in the Bay Area, Blackberry Bistro with Chef Robert Dorsey. Both restaurants were successful in an area filled with dining choices, earning many accolades from local papers and the Zagat Guide.

Sunny Southern California now benefits from the culinary stylings of Chef Sherrie. She has started Chef Sherrie Personal & Private Chef Services.

Sherrie wanted to focus on the more personal aspect of cooking.  She is an artisan at heart and prefers to hand make all of her food and to use organic fresh seasonal produce, local when possible.  If you are interested in food that entertains, inspires, and just plain tastes divine, then make sure you get the opportunity to sample some of Chef Sherrie’s cuisine.





To hold your spot, register by placing a $395.00 non-refundable deposit for your room type by using the drop down arrow to select either your deposit option or full price option.

All room rates include your meals, yoga, and coaching workshops. Balance is due by May 21st. 

Please e-mail me with any questions or concerns

Room options

Queen Bed

Single Rate: $1195 – N/A

OR Shared Bed Rate: $795ea  – SOLD OUT


Queen Bed

Shared Bed Rate: $795  – SOLD OUT


4 Bunk Beds 

Single Bunk Rate: $745 – 2 AVAILABLE; 2 SOLD



Master with private bathroom

3 people(shared bed & pull out couch): $795 each – N/A

OR 2 people shared: $2385 ($1,195 each) – SOLD OUT