ACTIVITIES & EVENTS
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List of Events for 2013 (Find event descriptions in full below)
June 14-16 - Sarana Miller Yoga Retreat
September 27-29 - Sarana Miller Yoga Retreat
October 25-27 - Sarana Miller Yoga Retreat
Sarana Miller at Wilbur Hot Springs
Sarana Miller Yoga Retreats for 2013
Yoga With Sarana Miller
Please join us for a weekend of breathing, chanting, meditation, asana and soaking in the healing mineral waters of Wilbur. Come strengthen your practice while relaxing and rejuvenating your body and mind. We'll step back from our daily routines and retreat to this sacred land, home to healing waters that have been used for renewal for centuries
Students will practice yoga on Wilbur's beautiful yoga deck, cradled in nature with the sounds of the breeze and the creek. We will begin each day with chanting and pranayama, followed by breakfast and then an active morning session. In the afternoon there will be time for bathing, hiking, massage and personal vacation time. We will gather in the late afternoon for a restorative session followed by a delicious dinner.
Weekend Yoga Retreat Packages Include:
5:30 p.m. - First yoga session, followed by dinner
10-12:00 p.m. - Active yoga, followed by lunch
5-6:30 p.m. - Restorative poses and yin yoga, followed by dinner
7:00-10 a.m. - Chanting, meditation, and breathwork, directly followed by active yoga, and then by brunch
The retreat ends with brunch on Sunday, but you are welcome to stay on the grounds until 5pm.
What to Bring?
More About Sarana Miller
She is a Faculty Instructor at Yoga Journal and teaches at The Claremont Hotel and her own home studio. Her love of yoga was born at the Esalen Institute in 1997, where she continues to assist and teach with Thomas Fortel, her mentor and dear friend.
Sarana loves to sing. She has studied kirtan with Jai Uttal and classical indian voice in India. She leads kirtans in the bay area and is so very thankful to be able to share this practice with others. Read her entry in the Yoga Blog
Seasonal Complimentary Yoga
Complimentary yoga classes are offered on most weekends at
Wilbur from April through October. (Yoga is not offered when we are hosting a private yoga retreat or workshop.) Classes are held on Saturday mornings
and afternoons and Sunday morning. All levels welcome. For more information
please inquire about the complimentary weekend yoga schedule when making your reservations.
California Yoga Retreats and Workshops at Wilbur Hot Springs
Located 20 miles from the nearest town and situated on an 1,800-acre nature preserve, Wilbur Hot Springs is a health sanctuary blessed with transformative and healing hot mineral waters. We feature Yoga Weekends throughout the year with Sarana Miller, daughter of Dr. Richard Miller, Wilbur Hot Springs owner.
Weekends students practice yoga on Wilbur's beautiful deck, cradled
in nature with the sound of spring birds and the Wilbur creek. We begin
each day with chanting and pranayama, followed by breakfast and then
an active morning session. In the afternoon there's always time for bathing,
hiking, massage and personal vacation time. We gather in the late afternoon for
a restorative session, followed by a delicious dinner.
Slow Yoga In a Fast World - by Aaron Davidman
...Get me to the yoga mat. It’s the 3 x 6 foot space where I live beyond the reach of time. Here I can retreat from the race. After years of practicing yoga, I’m finally learning that, on the mat, time is on my side. I came to yoga as an actor in need of a routine that would ground me in my body and focus my mind. Ten minutes of Sun Salutations before going on stage did the trick.
It’s slow yoga with focus on breath. My 45-year-old body is building strength and flexibility. Core work strengthens my abdominals. Standing poses ground me. Twists provide mobility in my upper back and freedom in my shoulders.
Connecting with breath slows my mind, which can race even while my body is slowing down. I can easily find myself checked-out in the middle of a pose—going over a shopping list, gnawing on an annoying interaction with someone, planning for the weekend. When I catch myself, I bring my focus back to the breath. Then my practice expands...
...Slow yoga is my practice. On the mat I feel vast. My mind relaxes, my body is grounded and the world racing at breakneck speed doesn’t even faze me. Read Aaron's full blog here.
Aaron Davidman is a playwright, director and yoga enthusiast and manager of SaranaYoga.
"I can't even begin to thank you, Sarana, for all you've given me this weekend. You are truly an amazing and very giving person. I feel so blessed to have been able to attend your retreat. This was the best gift I could have given myself and was much needed to re-fill my empty cup.
Aaron, your emails were very heartfelt and encouraging and I hope to meet you also someday. I am just so happy I was able to attend your beautiful wife's yoga retreat, my first one of many more to come. I'm looking toward the Green Gulch day one next with my daughter, hopefully in May or October.
This retreat was more than I could have ever expected. Sarana and Crystal were amazing and such good spirits to learn from. The hot springs were so relaxing and wonderful. The food.. wow, what can I say but soooo delicious! I could just taste the freshness and the love that went into preparing our meals from Liam. He was as amazing as the rest of you. I am beyond words of gratitude for this entire experience. Wilbur Hot Springs is my Heaven on Earth, I cannot get back soon enough".
- With warmest regards, D.
Taking the Waters: Hot Springs in California
"...My personal favorite is Wilbur. My friend and rocking
yoga teacher, Sarana Miller was born on the property itself and her father
still owns it. On a recent getaway to Wilbur, I quickly remembered how
to relax and forget my stresses (or perhaps boiled them away in hot water!?).
The special sauce was the combination of country sun and warm, healing
water. Their motto, “In all the World, No Waters Like These,” holds true
for me. Not only does that environment relax my body nearly immediately,
but it relaxes my knotted mind."
- Amy | http://www.internationalorange.com/blog/taking-the-waters-hot-springs-in-california/