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Empowered singlehood yoga retreat:

August 22-25, 2019 at Sagrada Wellness in San Luis Obispo, CA.

The Sanskrit definition of ‘Yoga’ is ‘union’ and ‘connection’ which sets the perfect tone for this intimate event, designed specifically for women who are seeking a deeper connection to their inner power and independence.  Unlike your typical yoga retreat, this one is led by two Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists, Dezryelle Arcieri, LMFT, and Bree Jenkins, LMFT, who seek to explore the yoga of relationships through conscious movement and skilled processing.  

Together, with their combined expertise as a certified yoga teacher, and dating coach, they will examine various forms of relationships women maintain, teach healthy boundary skills, guide attendees through thought provoking and dynamic exercises to deepen their connection to self, to build confidence and gain real life skills that affect relationships.

Each day will include yoga and meditation, therapeutic interventions and workshops, including experiential exercises, such as writing assignments, role playing, and goal setting, as well as free time to enjoy the beautiful grounds (i.e. hiking, swimming, napping, lounging).


Some topics you can expect to be covered during the event:

  • Present Moment Awareness

  • Honoring Personal Values

  • Freedom for Space and Personal Development

  • Embodied Self-Care

  • Communicating Truth and Authenticity

  • Empowered Vulnerability

  • Cultural Conditioning in Relationships

  • Surrendering Ego

  • Cultivating Community


  • What is the best airport to use to get to Sagrada Wellness?

    Fly into San Luis Obispo's airport (SBP) if you want to get here fast and don't want to rent a car. It is about 20 minutes via taxi or Uber or Lyft ride from the airport in San Luis Obispo to Sagrada Wellness. If you want to see California and save some money fly into Los Angeles (LAX), San Francisco (SFO) or San Jose (SJC). Flying into any of these three airports will require a car rental. The drive from these airports is beautiful and full of interesting sites along the way.

  • When should I arrive and depart? 

    Check in is from 2-4 pm on Thursday, August 22nd . Check out is around 12 noon on Sunday, August 25th.

  • Where is the retreat center (Sagrada Wellness) located?

    Sagrada Wellness is located in California's Central Coast, 12 miles north of San Luis Obispo. It is midpoint between Los Angeles and San Francisco, 3.5 hour drive from each.  We are about 4 miles off the famed Highway 101. Sagrada Wellness is a picturesque 45 acre mountain paradise in San Luis Obispo wine country. Guests stay in our charming ranch, lakeside, hike on private trails on the ranch and marvel in the abundant natural wildlife.

  • I am NOT single, but I want to explore my independence as an individual. Is this retreat for me?

    Yes! You do not need to be single to attend this retreat. This retreat is for any woman that wants to explore independence and differentiation from relationships. You may be single or in any other type of relationship.

  • What kind of activities should I expect?

    Everyday will include yoga and therapeutic workshops to process relationships, as well as free time to enjoy the saltwater pool, nap, read, hike, and other self-care.

  • Is the retreat co-ed?

    No, I am sorry. This retreat is only for women.

  • I am new to yoga or have never tried yoga. Can I still attend?

    Yes! No yoga experience is required. The yoga at this retreat will be accessible for all bodies and all skill levels.

  • Are meals included?

    Yes, all meals are included (breakfast, lunch, and dinner). The meals are about 95% vegan, 99% vegetarian and 90% gluten free.

  • What should I bring?

    Please bring a yoga mat, reusable water bottle, journal, and pen.


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Embodied Freedom: A therapeutic yoga Approach to manage stress and anxiety

November 3, 2018 at Bala Yoga in Seattle

If you have taken a yoga class after a stressful or challenging day, you probably noticed a change in mood states, a settling of thoughts, and maybe even deep relaxation.  This is profoundly helpful, but so many of us are lost as to how this process works and how to apply it in our daily lives.   

There is a wealth of research demonstrating how effective yoga can be in managing stress, anxiety, and other mood disorders, especially when used in conjunction with clinical treatment, such as psychotherapy.

In this workshop, we will explore how yoga, mindfulness, and intentional breathwork can modulate the stress response and cultivate positive mental states.  In addition, you will be guided through experiential exercises to deepen your understanding of stress and anxiety and the role it plays in your life, while at the same time engaging in practical tools to manage anxiety outside of the yoga studio.  

This workshop is open to anyone, and no previous yoga instruction is required.  

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Mindful Compassion and Self Reflection

August 12, 2017

Whether you have been practicing for many years or are just beginning your journey with yoga and meditation, I invite you to join me as I lead you through a practice of compassion and self-refection, cultivating peace and ease, attuning to the mind/body relationship, developing clarity of emotions, and learning how to apply these techniques to your everyday life.  The half-day retreat will be held in silence to support strengthening of inner peace.

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June 3, 2017

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LA’s largest community yoga event, benefiting Aviva Family and Children’s Services and making a difference in the lives of children and families in Los Angeles!



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