Start your new year in a place of peace, reflection and joyful creativity. This retreat at Santa Sabina Center in San Rafael, CA will provide a lovely opportunity to rest, to sit quietly and think, to write or create art, to nourish ourselves with simple and delicious food.
The retreat will open at 4:00pm on Friday, January 6th. Retreatants have the option of staying until Sunday, Monday or Tuesday after lunch. The event features a combination of shared, facilitated time and open time in which participants may choose to:
• Write! (inspiring prompts will be provided)
• Make art (collage, paint, calligraphy, origami, hand papermaking) in the Art Basement
• Rest or meditate
• Walk, hike or do yoga (on your own)
• Enjoy a massage (optional/additional cost)
• Be a hermit in the Hermitage
For more detailed information and a slide show of past retreats, click here.
The experience of being at Santa Sabina, an inexpressibly lovely, calming and inspiring place, is a gift. You will find many intentionally created spaces for contemplation, creation and just being. The only charges not included are (optional) payments for massage or hand papermaking supplies/instruction.
NOTE: This retreat will have a 2-night, 3-night or 4-night option. (if you want extra nights (Monday and/or Tuesday night), purchase the Extra Night) Basic rates include lodging, six meals, and event facilitation. The only charges not included are payments for optional activiites such as hand papermaking ($20 materials and instruction charge) and massage ($95/hour, paid directly to the practitioners)
What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?
The retreat center is located in central San Rafael, and there is ample free parking. It is approximately one mile from the San Rafael Transit Center, which is accessible by Golden Gate Transit bus.
Can I pay a deposit to hold my spot?
Yes, you may pay $150 nonrefundable deposit to hold a shared or private room. The balance is due by December 1st, 2016.
Is my registration/ticket transferrable?
Yes. Your registration is not refundable, but you may transfer your registration to another individual if you are unable to attend.
Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?
You may contact Susan Ito at firstname.lastname@example.org