Return to YOU
a Yoga & Meditation Retreat with Jerry Givens
The past year and a half has tested us all in ways that we could never have imagined. As the world slowly starts to find its new equilibrium, so shall we. Take a much-needed respite from both the mundane and the complexities of your life and attend to YOU. It's often said that you can't pour from an empty cup and many of us have been on Empty for a while. Refill your soul. Reconnect to who you are. Connect with other like-minded people in a safe and inclusive environment. Return to YOU.
The RETURN TO YOU retreat is a residential weekend excursion with Jerry Givens and includes yoga classes, meditation sessions, deep inquiry exercises, and rejuvenation at the Land of Medicine Buddha, located deep in the redwoods of the Santa Cruz mountains.
While here, you will be nourished by:
Healthy vegetarian meals
Daily Yoga classes
Yoga Nidra sessions
Dharma talks about yoga, philosophy, wellness, and more!
You'll also have time to both rest and explore, including miles of hiking trails, shrines, and self-led meditation walks around the property and surrounding area.
*Spa services are also available for optional additional self-care. Set your worries aside and connect with YOU for this deep and nourishing weekend!
Dates: August 6-8, 2021
Location: Land of Medicine Buddha, Soquel, CA
What to bring:
1. Yoga Mat
2. Props that you may need (blocks, bolster, strap, sweat towel)
3. Shoes for Hiking/walking (we're in the woods, plan accordingly)
4. Water bottle
6. Ear plugs (if you're sensitive to ambient sound)
7. Your open heart <3 and mind :)
Friday - 4-6pm Arrival, 6pm Dinner, 7-10pm Welcome Session & Nidra
Saturday - AM Session, Afternoon Session, Evening Session (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Sunday - AM Closing Session (Breakfast, Lunch)
- Yoga Practices
- Guided Meditations
- Yoga Nidra Sessions
- Yoga Psychology Talk with Sandy Huynh, A-MFT
- Delicious Vegetarian Meals
- Lodging (Shared, Double, or Single Rooms)
- Free time to explore, relax, and renew
- Miles of hiking trails
- Transportation to LMB (carpooling encouraged)
- Spa services
Registrants who cancel 30+ days from the departure date will receive a 100% refund minus the non-refundable $300 deposit. Registrants who cancel between 15-30 days of the departure date will receive a 50% refund minus the non-refundable deposit. Registrants who cancel between 0-14 days of the departure date will receive no refund of any kind. If the event is postponed or canceled due to the ongoing COVID-19 crisis, all deposits and fees are subject to refunds.
*Because the world is changing quickly, especially in regards to the COVID-19 pandemic, Jerry will be very lenient with any cancelations or changes due to COVID-19 concerns.
COVID-19 Notice & Safety Procedures
Jerry encourages all participants to receive the COVID-19 vaccine prior to attending the retreat for the continued health and safety of our community, though vaccination is not strictly required. In enclosed spaces and in close proximity, wearing a face mask will be mandatory, except during meal times. Physical distancing will also be practiced both indoors and outdoors (except for folks who have traveled together).
Land of Medicine Buddha may have further restrictions regarding physical distancing and mask-wearing based on their organization's safety protocols and following any state and national guidelines.