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Full Moon Women's Retreat


  • Expanding Light Retreat Center 14618 Tyler Foote Road Nevada City, CA, 95959 United States (map)

Join Minerva & Alex, for 3 nights and 4 days at the Expanding Light Retreat Center, near the Yuba River, CA to celebrate the Lunar Eclipse in Aquarius. 

 A long weekend to embrace the Divine Feminine and sisterhood to set intentions over an open fire, receive stillness, hold silence, dance, sing, pray and more! With plenty of free time to rest, reflect, explore the gorgeous grounds of Ananda Village.

Get ready for a truly magical experience!

What you can expect on the retreat... (scroll all the way down for full schedule)

  • Morning Vinyasa Flow with Minerva
  • Afternoon Yin & Yoga Nidra with Alex
  • Clean, organic food cooked with love by an onsite chef
  • Evening Sister Circles: every evening we will take time to reflect as a group.  Some nights we will break up into smaller groups and hold space for one another to share reflections and insights, and some nights we will gather to receive stillness and hold silence.  Some nights we will dance and sing and pray, and other nights we will simply sit together in meditation or free-write upon questions that are coming up within the group. Every night we will co-create intentional space for healing as sisters. 
  • Ayurveda Workshop with Minerva : Eat to Heal: in this two hour workshop, you’ll learn how to cultivate a different relationship to your food, from an Ayurvedic perspective. It will be a mixture of lecture, conversation and hands-on exploration. 
  • Subtle Body Workshop & Reiki Attunement with Alex: Love Work: in this two hour experience, you will learn how to more deeply feel and trust your relationship with your own prana/chi/ki, as well as the life/love-force that flows through the natural environment that surrounds. 
  • Full Moon Ritual: This will be the opening ceremony for our retreat together.  We will meditate, set intentions over an open fire, and bathe under the light of the Full Moon in Scorpio. 
  • Day Trip to the Yuba River: After breakfast, we will pack lunches and take a road trip to the Yuba River where we will spend an entire day connecting to her crystal clear, healing waters.  Water is life; she is our life-blood. We will spend time by the river’s edge, bathe in her flow, and respond to her wisdom together.  Get ready for a truly magical experience! 
  • plenty of free time to rest, reflect, explore the gorgeous grounds of Ananda Village, or book one-on-one sessions with Minerva (Ayurvedic consultation) or Alex (Reiki Healing). 

JOIN US! Options for room and board are as follows:

●  Double: $675/per sister
●  Single: $900
●  Camping: $475 (Limited Camping Available)  

Check out the “Virtual Tour” for Gaia House & the Expanding Light accommodations. 

Receive a 10% discount if paid in full, with our Early Bird Special by June 1st.
Space is Limited!
Secure your spot by June 15th with a non-refundable deposit of $275.
Remaining balance is due by July 14th.  
Or Pay in Full.
Price include all fresh organic meals.

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THURSDAY AUGUST 3rd

12:00pm: Arrivals begin

3:00 pm: FINAL Arrivals

3:30pm-5:00pm: Opening Introductions (movement, sound, and free-writing PLAY) at Gaia House

5:00-6:30: Dinner at Gaia House

7:30 - 10:00 pm: Full Moon Ceremony

FRIDAY AUGUST 4th

7:00 - 9:00 am: Morning Lotus Flow & Mantras with Minerva  

9:00 - 10:00 am: Breakfast at Gaia House

10:00 - Noon: Ayurvedic Workshop with Minerva: Eat to Heal: in this two hour workshop, you’ll learn how to cultivate a different relationship to your food, from an Ayurvedic perspective. It will be a mixture of lecture, conversation and hands-on exploration.

Noon - 1:30 pm: Lunch at Gaia House

1:30 - 4:00 pm: Personal time - option to hike, explore the grounds, book a private
session with Alex or Minerva, relax and enjoy!

4:00 - 6:00 pm: Lotus Yin, Reiki and Yoga Nidra with Alex

6:30 - 7:30 pm: Dinner at Expanding Light

8:00 - 10:00 pm: Sister Circle and evening meditation 

SATURDAY, AUGUST 5th

7:00 - 9:00 am: Morning Lotus Flow & Mantras with Minerva  

9:00 - 10:00 am: Breakfast at Gaia House

10:00 - 5pm: Yuba River Adventure!  Including Subtle Body Playshop with Alex: Love Work: while soaking in the healing waters of the Yuba, you will learn how to more deeply feel and trust your relationship with your own prana/chi/ki, as well as the life/love-force that flows through the natural environment that surrounds.

6:30 - 7:30 pm: Dinner at Gaia House

8:00 - 10:00 pm: Sister Circle and Yoga Nidra

SUNDAY, AUGUST 6th

7:00 - 9:00 am: Morning Lotus Flow & Mantras Mash-Up with Minerva and Alex!

9:00-9:30 am: Light breakfast at Gaia House

9:30-10:30am: Pack Up and Clean up Rooms

10:30-12:00 am: Brunch & Closing Circle with Minerva and Alex

12:00pm: Departures

Earlier Event: March 26
Cuba Yoga Retreat & Cultural Exchange
Later Event: October 20
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