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Retreat to Self.
Deep nourishment awaits.

Retreat to Self.
Deep nourishment awaits.

BASA Yoga Retreat


Summer adventures are slowly welcoming harvest season: it is a great time to invest in some form of self-care. Time to recharge your energies to can start Autumn anew. 

Join João in the most nourishing and revitalizing practices gifting yourself a weekend of connection with self and with like-minded community.

Our Fall Retreat will be held at Open Sky, a quiet and peaceful Buddhist retreat space filled with marvelous Asian art. An inspiring place that will help you slow down and attune to Self. It is located in Sonoma County, California, a short drive from Santa Rosa, Sebastopol, Petaluma, and only one hour north of San Francisco.

Sept 16-18, 2022
Open Sky

located in unceded Coast-Miwok land
colonially know as 
Bloomfield, CA


We will practice

  • Asana (poses)

  • Dhyana (meditation)

  • Vipak (Ayurvedic digestive activation)

  • Kriya (cleansing techniques)

  • Pranayama (breathwork)

  • Yoganidra (deep relaxation)

  • Mudra (inner gestures)

  • Mantra (sound meditation)

  • Trataka (eye exercises)

  • Pavana muktasana (joint mobilization)




4-5pm             Arrival

5-5:45pm       Breathwork & meditation

6-7pm            Restorative BASA practice

7-8pm            Sensory Dinner

8-8:30pm      Opening Circle


8 - 9:30am             Morning practice

9:30 - 10:30am     Breakfast

10:30 - 12:30pm   Intro to Thai massage

12:30 - 1:30pm       Lunch

2 - 2:30pm         Nature Meditative Walk (led by Ecotherapist Clara Schroeder)

2:30 - 4:30pm   Free time

4:30 - 6pm         Ayurvedic self-care 101 (theory & practice)

6 - 7:30pm          Dinner

7:30-8pm            Evening pranayama & meditation


8:30 - 10am       Morning practice

10am - 12pm     Brunch

12:30 - 1pm       Movement meditation & closing circle

Schedule is subject to change depending on the needs of the group

The Experience

  • Residential retreat option: camping, shared accommodation, or a private room (limited spots)

  • Non-residential retreat option for local folks

  • Saturday retreat: day-long option available

  • Silent and peaceful location, surrounded by marvelous Indonesian art, fresh air, and wild-life

  • Delicious and nourishing vegetarian meals 

  • Hardwood floor yoga studio

  • The safety of knowing that all who are attending had a recent negative covid 19 test

  • An attuned blend of energizing movement, relaxing practices & learning

A glance at Open Sky

What people are saying...

"I was challenged and empowered by the breath and movement practices, softened and opened up in the meditations, and filled with gratitude and delight while sharing meals and stories with the group. I especially appreciate the balance of grounded discipline, playfulness and kindness that João embodies in his varied offerings"

- Aleta Greenspan, BASA Fall Retreat 2021 


The BASA Method supports inclusion and believes yoga is for everyone.

Contact us to inquire about payment plans alternatives & work trade opportunities.

This Retreat is Perfect For Those Who Want To...

  • break the routine, slow down, and nourish the nervous system

  • learn techniques and practices that are seldom taught in a Yoga class setting

  • drop in to experience a tangible flow of energy in the body with movement, breath, and meditation

  • spend solo/reflection time in nature

  • connect with like-minded people who share the same passion

Frequently Asked Questions

Still have a question?

Email us at info(at) or write us via the contact box below.

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