New Moon Journey: Silent Meditation And Yoga Retreat

“Going out, I found that I was really going in”. – John Muir

4 Days and 3 nights

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This is the Journey of the Mystic. The study of the Self. A surrender to the beautiful mystery of your life and the potential to live it with more Awareness and Joy.

Learning to go inward, with awareness and presence we can experience the wholeness of who we are.  The Moon energies are a very grounding presence to accompany these ancient practices with the flow of our natural cycles or rhythms.  Where the New Moon is a time to set intentions in growing your present and future self, the Full Moon is a time to imbibe the benefits of those intentions. Whether you are on the New or Full Moon event, nature will play a deep part in our experience of moving inward to touch the vibration of silence. The New Moon in our Sierra Nevada Mountains can bring us a view of the full expanse of the night sky inspiring our deepest desires to be set in motion.  We will walk together in the darkness of night, under the star filled skies, and meditate on the inner and outer natures.  As we are in the energy of the New Year it is a great time to plant positive seeds in the garden of your Mind, Body and Spirit.  Developing self awareness, through self inquiry, you will taste the profound experience of silence that can carry you forward through the mystical unfolding of your life’s journey.

“Life is not a problem to be solved, it is a mystery to be lived.”― Osho

As you arrive and into the first day, we will observe and practice silence in various ways: a powerful pranayam practice, silent meditation techniques, sound bathing, forest bathing, conscious movement practices, as well as during our meals and personal self study time. Using many silence-enhancing practices we will build toward deep silence and break silence after morning practice on the fourth.  Each practice is designed to bring harmony to your Physical, Mental, Emotional and Spiritual bodies so that a state of ease can be reached.  Yoga, Pranayama, Sound Therapy and Forest Bathing are all scientifically proven to reduce stress and enhance overall wellness.

Though Silent Meditation can be an intimidating concept, the practice of Yoga Nidra, or guided relaxation, can help many find calm and promote deep states of concentration which balances emotional states and promotes deeper sleep.  Being Silent in nature is one of the keys to calming your nervous system and going deeper into yourself, therefore the Art of Forest Bathing will be enjoyed and woven throughout the weekend.  Yogic Eating: at each delicious meal you will practice the simple and profound qualities in Yogic or Mindful eating in silence.  During the Journey of this Profound Personal Weekend, each step we take together lays the foundation for your success in bringing internal balance and harmony, allowing for the state of silence and its benefits.


“Experience the Profound Peace of a Silent Retreat: Discover Your Inner Calm

Are you seeking a serene escape? Look no further than our transformative silent retreat. As a premier silent meditation retreat nestled conveniently near you, we invite you to explore the power of silent meditation, yoga, and mindfulness in a tranquil setting.

  • Silent Retreat

    Embrace the Silence in Your Vicinity Escape the hustle and bustle of daily life and embark on a weekend silent retreat near you. Our silent yoga retreat, located in the heart of the Sierra Nevada Mountains, offers the perfect backdrop for your journey into inner stillness.

  • Silent Meditation and Yoga Retreat:

    Unlock the Potential Within Unleash the potential of silent meditation and yoga as you delve into your deepest self. Our guided practices will gently guide you toward the art of mindfulness meditation, enabling you to tap into stress reduction, enhanced creativity, and improved sleep patterns.

  • Quiet Retreat in Natural Splendor:

    Harmony with Nature Discover the harmony between inner silence and the beauty of the natural world. Our serene surroundings allow you to harmonize deeply with the Sierra Nevada’s pristine nature, enhancing your connection with its intricate systems and your own being.

  • Mindfulness Meditation Retreat:

    Nurturing Inner Growth In a world filled with distractions, our mindfulness meditation retreat offers a sanctuary for inner growth and self-reflection. Become a witness to the profound connection between your essence and the world around you.

  • Meditation Retreat

    Your Path to Tranquility Step onto the path of tranquility with our Vipassana meditation retreat. Immerse yourself in silence and meditation techniques that demystify the practice and create a bridge to inner peace.

Silence In: Movement. Breathwork. Guided Relaxation. Meals. Nature

Some of the healing benefits attributed to yoga, meditation & sound therapy include:

  • Stress Reduction: Pranayam & Meditation, as well as Listening to certain sound frequencies can help reduce stress and induce a sense of relaxation.
  • Mindfulness and Meditation: Sounds and vibrations can be used as a focal point for mindfulness and meditation practices, helping individuals achieve a deeper state of awareness.
  • Emotional Release: Pranayam, Meditation & Sound therapy may facilitate emotional release and processing, allowing individuals to work through unresolved emotions.
  • Energy Balancing: Pranayam, Meditation, Yoga and Sound can open pathways helping to facilitate energy flow. These practices may align and balance the body's energy centers (chakras) to promote overall health.
  • Enhanced Brain Function: Pranayam, Meditation & certain sounds and frequencies have been explored for their potential to enhance cognitive function, creativity, and concentration.
  • Pain Management: Certain sound frequencies and vibrations may help alleviate physical pain and discomfort. Where pranayam helps an overall balance in energy flow and meditation can help one to observe the body with more equanimity.
  • Enhanced Mood: These techniques can uplift mood and promote a sense of well-being by stimulating the release of neurotransmitters associated with pleasure and relaxation
  • Improved Sleep: All of these practices lead to an overall ease which lends itself to more restful sleep. Doing Yoga Nidra and listening to soothing sounds before bedtime can improve sleep quality and help with insomnia.


  • 9 delicious Ayurvedically inspired: Mind & Body balancing vegetarian meals.
  • Nightly: Yoga Nidra & Sound Therapy
  • Workshop: “Yoga for the Spirit” – A 3 hour deeply restorative yoga workshop to introduce you to the experience of the Kosha’s, or energetic layers of your being
  • Nada Yoga:  You will partake in at least two sound workshops to experience the body as the instrument, using vocal toning, breathwork and awareness. “Nad Bhramari Workshop” and a “Chakra Tuning Experience”.
  • Practice a powerful pranayama practice daily to become proficient and experience it as a gateway to a more balanced and silent mind
  • Daily Conscious and informative yoga and movement practices inside and outside
  • A Forest Bathing Excursion through the Oak Woodlands or nearby location (to be determined based on weather and time of year)

About The Facilitator

Kristin aims to be “In Service of Life.” Devoted to the process of transformation, she loves being a guide for anyone on the path of enriching, healing, or deepening into the Mystery and the Wholeness of themselves.

Her offerings are infused with a deeper knowledge and mindfulness born of her decades of devotion to the lifestyle and study of Yoga, Vipassana Meditation, Natural Movement and modern Biomechanics.

She co-guides all of her programs with and in the profound wisdom and beauty of nature.

She is the Director of Programs for VSHR, an E-RYT 200/RYT 500 registered instructor with Yoga Alliance, a certified Yoga Therapist with the IAYT, and a Restorative Exercise Specialist in Katy Bowman’s “Nutritious Movement” program.


All prices include Accommodations, Course Material & Organic Vegan Meals.
*Limited work trade/financial assistance available

New Moon Journey: Silent Meditation And Yoga Retreat

This Retreat, located in the womb of the California Sierra Nevada Mountains, is one of our specialized experiences.