A Private Estate on the Stanislaus RiverThis is a unique, sustainably developed, private 13-acre riverfront estate with hammocks & rope swings galore, art installations, eye popping statues, spectacular evening lighting, a vintage car and motorcycle collection, Balinese statues and temple carvings, waterfalls, a temple made of redwood trees, plants carved into topiaries and more surprises at every turn.
People describe it as "Disneyland Meets Burning Man" -- and it never fails to amaze even seasoned world travelers. See more events in this venue
This summer, make a splash over the 4th of July with us!
Join us for 4 days & 3 nights in a stunning riverfront oasis, with:
- conscious dance (e.g., 5Rhythms, Biodanza, Soul Motion, Dancing Freedom, etc.)
- yoga, mindfulness, meditation
- gentle rafting on the Stanislaus River
- gourmet catered meals with gluten free, vegan and Paleo options.
- inspirational playshops
- DJs and live acoustic music
- incredible artwork and sculptures
- luxury camping (we call it "glamping!") with hot showers
- swimming in a pristine river with sandy beach
- sweet, deep connections with an amazing creative, conscious community.
Our warm, sunny, balmy 13-acre private paradise on the Stanislaus River is an easy drive, just 90 minutes east of Oakland Airport, on the road to Yosemite.
Rediscover your inner child - we have all the traditional Fourth of July trimmings you remember as a kid ~ hot sunny days, balmy nights, swimming at the beach, watermelon, corn on the cob, sparklers, iced tea, s'mores and bonfires. It's like summer camp for grown ups.
Leave the fog and your desk and devices behind, unplug, reconnect, and celebrate your interdepenDANCE with Community.
ALL INCLUSIVE WITH:
• DELICIOUS ORGANIC MEALS beverages and sumptuous snacks. (Gluten free, vegan, vegetarian and omnivores alike will be well fed.) Our incredible chefs offer healthy delectable food, artistically presented, and served with heaping spoonfuls of LOVE!
• RIVER RAFTING with Gail the RiverGuidess and River Journey Adventures -- all equipment included! Gail has been leading these unique transformational river adventures for over 20 years, and is pulling out all the stops for a weekend you won't soon forget.
• ALL WORKSHOPS & PLAYSHOPS
• 4 NIGHTS OF LUXURY CAMPING
• KIDS CAMP for ages 7-12, on a first-come, first-served basis (limited to 15 kids).
OUR 2014 LINE-UP OF TEACHERS, ARTISTS, DJ's AND HEALERS ARE TO BE ANNOUNCED SOON!
This is a mini vacation that will leave you revived and revitalized.
Enjoy comfortable camping (may we call it "Glamping") on velvet grassy lawns with shade trees, daily yoga, real bathrooms with hot showers, gourmet organic meals and snacks.
Riverfront massage is also available.
You can go barefoot and just wear a sarong -- it's so easy to be here. Many choose to just bring a mattress and blankets and sleep under the stars.
We're blessed with a stunning, sustainably developed, private 13-acre riverfront estate with hammocks & rope swings galore, art installations, eye popping statues, spectacular evening lighting, a vintage car and motorcycle collection, Balinese statues and temple carvings, waterfalls, a temple made of redwood trees, plants carved into topiaries and more surprises at every turn.
People describe it as "Disneyland Meets Burning Man" -- and it never fails to amaze even seasoned world travelers.
No rafting or dance experience necessary! You can just hang out in a hammock beside the river, eat, drink iced tea, enjoy the balmy breezes and watch the flow go by.
Or you can enjoy every activity offered. It's the ultimate weekend getaway that will leave you rejuvenated, blissed out and inspired.
Nurture your body. Open your heart. Come down to the river and play!
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“Amazing retreat, with a peaceful flow and GREEN GREEN GREEN … A magical fairyland, Balinese-like tropical paradise on the river!” — G.B., 2011
"The weekend was an exquisite opportunity to live in conscious community that is playful, joyous, fulfilling, and delightful. Seems like you've reached perfection!" ~ Evalena Rose, Sebastopol, 2012
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CAN'T MAKE THIS ONE?
Forget the dust this Labor Day Weekend. The River of Bliss is calling your name:
Due to the popularity of these events, and a limit of 150 attendees, we expect them both to fill fast.
MORE INFO, PHOTOS, TESTIMONIALS AT:
Join us in Paradise this 4th of July, with yoga, meditation, dance, rafting, healthy organic meals and more. Just 90 minutes east of the SF Bay!
What Do Bring
BYO plate, bowl, silverware, thermal drinking mug.
(Also highly recommended ~ ear plugs and natural insect repellent)
For the River:
Bathing suit (optional thru 9am daily)
T-shirt and quick-drying shorts
Tevas (secure river sandals) or tennis shoes (no bare feet or flip flops)
Hat with brim (with a strap that will keep it on)
Sunglasses (with Chums or Croakies)
Sunscreen (waterproof, high SPF)
2 Water bottles
Snacks (Clif Bars, Luna Bars, etc.)
Small fanny pack (to carry lip balm, sunscreen, Clif Bars, etc.)
For the land:
Sleeping bag or bedding
Therma-rest, air mattress or foam pad
WE MAY OFFER LIMITED TENT, SLEEPING BAG AND SLEEPING PAD RENTALS. PLEASE CONTACT US FOR INFO.
Sunscreen and lip balm
Extra shoes and socks
Extra sets of clothes
Flashlight with extra batteries
Windbreaker, fleece or light jacket (bring layers for evening)
Toiletries: toothbrush, toothpaste, soap, etc.
Yoga mat or Sarong
Yoga blanket (if you have one)
Journal and pen
Cushion or spare towel (for sitting in circle on what might be damp grass)
2 Water bottles (drink lots and drink BEFORE you get thirsty)
Trash bag(s) for your personal trash*
IMPORTANT ~ BYO plate, bowl, silverware, thermal drinking mug.
We will follow the principles of Leave No Trace, minimizing the use of paper products by bringing our own sturdy and washable plates, cups, and silverware.
Solar shower (hot showers and the river are within easy reach)
Tissues or handi-wipes (for your tent)
Small ice chest for personal snacks & beverages
Instrument, drum, dance attire and some scarves to share, or whatever else you\'d like to bring to the party
Inner tube or foam noodle for river lounging at camp
Costumes to wear both on and off the river ~ Get creative !!!
Sarongs or other fabrics to decorate your tent with
A piece of fabric or decor, and a cushy pillow for the chill space
Healthy snacks provided, but bring anything you can\'t live without
(e.g., Clif Bars can be carried in your fanny pack on the river).
For the evening campfire . . .
Musical instruments, bells, drums, whistles, flutes, rattles, songs, stories, poems, etc.
Amplified sound ends at 10pm. Acoustic music, singing and drumming continue riverside.
Bring your ear plugs if you\'re a light sleeper and/or an early riser.