EASE INTO SPRING Daylong Retreat
9:00 AM09:00

EASE INTO SPRING Daylong Retreat


w/ Melissa McLaughlin & Sara Hess

Explore. Connect. Relax.

Where: Point Reyes National Seashore and Point Reyes Yoga Studio

When: Saturday, March 30th, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

COST: $130

What’s Included:

-Guided Hike in Point Reyes National Seashore

-Picnic Lunch provided by Inverness Park Market

-2.5 hr yoga practice designed and guided by Sara and Melissa


Join Melissa McLaughlin and Sara Hess for a daylong Nature and Yoga retreat in beautiful Point Reyes, California. The morning begins with a hike along the stunning California Coastline in Point Reyes National Seashore with a picnic lunch on the beach. 


After a short break, we’ll meet up at Point Reyes Yoga studio for an extended Vinyasa and Restorative Yoga practice. This All Levels practice will be expertly sequenced to cultivate strength and ease in body and mind.


Sara and Melissa share a passion for the outdoors and offering the tools of yoga practice in an accessible, fun, and inspiring way. Both are deeply committed to bridging the classical teachings of the yoga tradition with modern movement science. Sara drawing from her background as a dancer and Melissa as an athlete and personal trainer. Be prepared to explore your practice with curiosity, play, and ample time for stillness, restoration, and meditation. You’ll leave feeling grounded, open, and ready for the coming season. 

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Need to know:

-The group will meet at 9 am inside Toby’s Feed Barn to carpool to the trail head. 

-All Sales are Final. No refunds on retreat payments.

-Retreat will run rain or shine. Be prepared for any weather from foggy to blue sunny skies. 

-Lunch location may change depending on the days weather conditions. 

-Please advise retreat hosts of dietary needs or health conditions at least one week prior to retreat date. 

Please let us know if you have any questions!

You can reach us via email at:

Melissa: melissamclaughlinyoga@gmail.com

Sara: sara.rahel.hess@gmail.com

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Dream Yoga Retreat in Sri Lanka
to Apr 10

Dream Yoga Retreat in Sri Lanka

Join MC YOGI and Amanda Giacomini (10,000 Buddhas) in majestic Sri Lanka! Come enjoy practicing yoga, dancing to live music, exploring Buddhist temples, learning to surf, observing wild elephants, meet welcoming locals and eat flavorful food.

Underneath the Mango Tree, a stunning boutique hotel in south Sri Lanka, will be your home for 12 nights and 11 magical days. Complete with a full Ayurvedic Spa, 25m swimming pool and a private beautiful beach. Underneath the Mango Tree also includes locally sourced meals, providing an authentic dining experience.


Reserve your spot today at Exhale Yoga Retreats

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The Art of Yogic Chant: Teacher training in sacred song, mantra & sound yoga
to Apr 21

The Art of Yogic Chant: Teacher training in sacred song, mantra & sound yoga

April 19-21
Fri-Sun, 11:30-8:00
Tuition: $395-444

This 30-hour professional training empowers yoga teachers, singers and healing practitioners to incorporate song, chant and mantra into their work. Practitioners will learn to lead simple but powerful voice and sound practices for energetic and personal transformation. Read more...

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The Next Evolution of Vinyasa Yoga with Jason Crandell
to Sep 15

The Next Evolution of Vinyasa Yoga with Jason Crandell

Point Reyes Yoga is honored to host world renowned teacher Jason Crandell for his Next Evolution of Vinyasa Yoga Workshop series.

As a longtime student and teacher, Jason Crandell is committed to making common sense upgrades to Vinyasa Yoga that will keep it safe, effective, and relevant for modern students. Jason strives to communicate the essence of the Yoga Tradition, while modernizing the biomechanics and language of this timeless tradition.

This weekend workshop series is dedicated to making all of the minor changes, updates, and upgrades that will make your Vinyasa yoga practice a sustainable, transformative practice for decades to come. This series includes three 2.5 hr practices expertly designed as a comprehensive method to help you move your flow forward.

Saturday September 14th: 12:00 pm-2:30 pm 

A Modern Approach to the Core & Bandhas:

In this workshop, you will:

-Unpack and demystify the language of the Bandhas. You’ll learn about the Traditional teachings of these actions in order to evaluate them in a modern context.

-Experience a modern approach to the Bandhas that helps strengthen your core, stabilize your spine, and improve your breathing.

-Update your understanding of traditional teachings with a modern understanding of the core and spine.

-Deepen every posture category, including twists, forward bends, and arm balances. 

Saturday September 14th, 3:30 pm-6:00 pm:

Reformatting the Flow for Our Shoulders and Wrists

In this workshop, you will:

-Strengthen the entire shoulder girdle and cultivate greater balance in your shoulders, neck and upper back.

-Learn to decrease the excessive movements that Vinyasa yoga asks of our shoulders and wrists. Similarly, you will integrate more postures that most vinyasa yoga sequences ignores, thereby creating greater stability in your shoulder joints.

-Identify key techniques in all weight bearing postures that will decrease repetitive stress in your shoulders and wrists.

-Create balanced range of motion in your entire shoulder girdle.

-Update your understanding of best practices for shoulder and wrist health in contemporary vinyasa yoga.

Sunday September 15th, 12:00 pm-2:30 pm:

A New, Balanced Approach to the Hips

In this workshop, you will:

-Learn what parts of the hip need the greatest attention for modern practitioners that spend an inordinate amount of time in chairs.

-Establish an updated approach to vinyasa yoga that strengthens, stabilizes and stretches the entire hip socket in balanced way.

-Create greater range of motion in the entire hip joint while giving your poor hamstrings a break.

-Make progress on postures that demanding of the hip-joint such as Padmasana and Hanumanasana.

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Jason Crandell is a natural teacher and author with more than 15 years of experience. His accessible, grounded classes integrate the best elements of power yoga, anatomical precision, and mindfulness teachings. Jason’s articulate, down-to-earth approach to vinyasa yoga will educate and empower you. Named “one of the teachers shaping the future of yoga,” by Yoga Journal, Jason has been an in-demand teacher at conferences around the world for more than a decade. Considered a “teacher’s teacher,” Jason has taught on countless teacher training faculties, leads trainings globally, and regularly presents teacher training content at esteemed conferences. Jason is a contributing editor for Yoga Journal magazine where he has written more than 25 articles. His critical thinking skills will support you on your path of practice, teaching, and self-inquiry. Jason’s primary teacher is Rodney Yee—who was kind enough to say, “Jason is taking the art of teaching yoga to its next level.”

To learn more about Jason visit: www.jasonyoga.com

Cost: $200 for the weekend

Early Bird discount until June 14th, 2019: $165

For questions please email the workshop host, Melissa McLaughlin:


Due to the intimate nature of our studio and this learning opportunity there is currently no drop-in option for individual workshop sessions. We ask students to participate in this as a comprehensive program and register for the entire weekend.

Cancellation possible up to 30 days prior to event start date minus a $50 administration fee. 

30 days prior to workshop series all sales are final. 

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Winter Wellness Day at McEvoy Ranch with Amanda Giacomini
9:30 AM09:30

Winter Wellness Day at McEvoy Ranch with Amanda Giacomini

Back by popular demand, Amanda Giacomini, yoga instructor and the creative force behind the worldwide art project - 10,000 Buddhas, will be leading a morning of soothing yoga, meditation, and storytelling. Winter is the perfect time to recharge your internal batteries and restore your positive energy flow.

Experience includes 90 min yoga, storytelling in the pavilion, After the yoga practice, we will have an opportunity to enjoy a glass of wine and some nibbles from our Culinary Collection. To balance our inner beauty with some outer body nourishment, we will have samples of ODE Bath + Body products infused with early harvest olive oil for you to try.

$85, Tickets at McEvoyranch.com

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AromaTouch Training
12:00 PM12:00

AromaTouch Training

This upcoming training will be offered by Avasa Love, certified trainer and wellness coach with doTERRA essential oils. The AromaTouch Technique was created by Dr. David K. Hill, D.C., a physician and world-renowned expert in the use of essential oils. Dr. Hill created a technique that would be easy enough for anyone to learn and administer, yet powerful enough to produce consistent results.

The AromaTouch Technique incorporates simple hand techniques with the power of essential oils along key meridians to create a powerful whole body wellness experience. Whether you are young or old, male or female—anyone can learn the technique and put it to use in the lives of those they care for.

This is a fun 6-hour training in which you will also receive an Aromatouch Oils Kit along with valuable knowledge and your certification.

This training is available to anyone from any background, and also is highly valuable for those in the healing or bodywork professions.

Trainer: Avasa Love

Host: Point Reyes Yoga

Register for EVENT here People can register at this eventbrite link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/aromatouch-technique-training-tickets-52801882853

Email for registration or questions also: harmonioushealth.eo@gmail.com

Payment due Dec 1st: $149 paid through paypal to avasamattylove@gmail.com, please click "friends and family".

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Winter Solstice Yoga and Music Happening
7:00 PM19:00

Winter Solstice Yoga and Music Happening

On Friday night December 21, 2018 , 7-9pm, we invite you to join us at Point Reyes Yoga for a special evening of yoga, music, chanting, essential oils, and story telling.

This is experience will be co-led by MC YOGI, Amanda Giacomini (10,000 BUDDHAS) and Matty and Avasa Love.

MC YOGI will be leading the yoga, Matty and Avasa will performing music and also leading some group chanting, and Amanda will share some stories.

We hope you can join us on this deep Winter night, as we celebrate the return of the light.

Fee Early Bird $30 until Dec. 15/ $40 after Dec. 15th

Click HERE to register!

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Grounding Into Gratitude
1:00 PM13:00

Grounding Into Gratitude

Quiet the mind, relax the body, connect. Receive the nurturing, healing,

and deep opening that the quiet of the Yin practice offers. In this retreat

we will harvest what we have accomplished this year, anchor our whole

bodies into this gesture of gratitude, and create a quiet space in ourselves

for the upcoming holiday season. While the focus of the practice will be in

the Yin tradition with breath work and guided meditation, we will begin the

retreat with some heart opening flow.

Venture out to Point Reyes in the morning to take in a beautiful hike, kayak

Tomales Bay, or eat oysters at The Marshall Store before the afternoon


$90. Space is limited. Please call or email Diana Estey to reserve a place.



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Point Reyes Yoga Retreat
to Aug 26

Point Reyes Yoga Retreat

Join MC YOGI & Amanda (10,000 Buddhas) at their home studio in Point Reyes. This very special yoga retreat will be an opportunity to practice deeply and celebrate fully. This special 4 day retreat includes yoga, music, nature, and celebration.

This non-residential retreat will take place at Point Reyes Yoga, located in a barn in the charming hamlet of Point Reyes Station (located one hour North of San Francisco).

Thursday 6:30-8:30 PM: Yoga w/ MC YOGI & Amanda
Friday 9-11 AM: Hike in Point Reyes ; 1-5 PM: Yoga w/ MC YOGI & Amanda
Saturday 1-5 PM: Yoga w/ MC YOGI & Amanda
Saturday night: MC YOGI concert in the barn Doors 8pm, Music 9-11pm
Sunday 12-2 PM: Yoga w/ MC YOGI & Amanda

Price: $475

Early Bird $400 until July 15th


*Cancellation for refund minus $75 processing fee by August 1st
* No refunds after August 1st
* Please note this is a nonresidential retreat. You are responsible for your own
accommodation and transportation. There are many housing options in Point Reyes, from camping and youth hostel to beautiful BnB's and lodges, as well as AirBnb and VRBO homes for rent. We recommend booking your accommodation as soon as possible as it is high season for tourism during that time.

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30-Hour Yin Training with Debbie Daly
to Jun 8

30-Hour Yin Training with Debbie Daly

June 5-8, 2018
Tues-Fri 11:00-5:30

Tuition: $444, limited remaining spots.

Dive into the gentle practice of yin yoga in this 30-hour training designed for yoga teachers and students seeking immersive study in the classic form of this practice. Yin Yoga balances the nervous system, repairs joint tissues, and increases our capacity for experiencing calm and peace. 


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Deep Release in Yoga Nidra
2:00 PM14:00

Deep Release in Yoga Nidra

Deep Release in Yoga Nidra

with Amanda Giacomini

Sunday, January 28,  2-4pm


Yoga Nidra is a state of mind between wakefulness and sleep that opens deep recesses of the body/mind, inducing total relaxation.  In savasana, you’ll be taken on a guided meditation, moving your awareness to different parts of the body to revitalize the subtle energy channels, relieving stress and fatigue from the physical body, heart and mind. This workshop will offer guided Yoga Nidra in the traditional form, moving awareness through eight stages--Internalisation, Sankalpa (intention), Rotation of Consciousness, Breath Awareness, Manifestation of Opposites, Creative Visualization, Sankalpa (Intention) and Externalisation. Come re-charge your batteries and rejuvenate  yourself for the new year!

All levels welcome.

Please note: this class was going to be taught by guest teacher Leza Lowitz. Leza had to cancel her trip to the United States for medical reasons. The class will now be led by Amanda Giacomini.

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Hands on Yin
3:00 PM15:00

Hands on Yin

Hands on Yin: Yin Yoga, Healing Touch, and Acupuncture

Yin Yoga, Healing Touch & Acupuncture

with Kathleen Callahan, Alexis Richardson & Debbie Daly

Sun. April 23, 3-5 pm

$50 in advance, $60 day of event


An afternoon of self-care immersion guided by three healing artists offering a deeply nourishing yin yoga practice with healing supportive touch, followed by an extended savasana relaxation in which five needles are placed for the ultimate relaxation and restoration.

Our three guides in this experience are:

Alexis Richardson (licensed acupuncturist with West Marin Acupuncture Collective)

Kathleen Callahan (Alkhemy Skin Care)

Debbie Daly (Yoga Toes Studio). 

$50 in advance/$60 day of workshop

Sign Up Here

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