Land of Medicine BuddhaLand of Medicine Buddha is an environmentally conscious meditation and retreat center. Our campus is located on 108 acres of coastal foothills and stands adjacent to 10,000 acres of redwood forest preserved by the State of California. We are tucked away from the bustle of local beach towns, yet easy to reach.
We are an active Buddhist community. Through teaching, meditation, prayer, retreat and community service, we engage in preserving and transmitting the Mahayana Buddhist tradition and values. Our tradition – the Gelug lineage of Tibetan Buddhism – was developed and taught by Lama Tsongkhapa a Buddhist master who lived in Tibet six hundred years ago. These teachings were carried to the Santa Cruz area by our founder, Lama Thubten Yeshe and our Spiritual Director, Lama Zopa Rinpoche over forty years ago. His Holiness the Dalai Lama – spiritual leader of the Tibetan people – is the inspiration and guide of our organization, FPMT.
Land of Medicine Buddha (LMB) is a unique and sacred facility. We provide Tibetan Buddhist teachings, retreats, healing , and space for others bring their workshops. You are welcome to share in all that our center has to offer. Everyone is welcome, you don’t need to be Buddhist to come for a visit to LMB. See more events in this venue
Recharge, rejuvenate, and find greater balance in your life this Fall at our Fall Equinox Yoga Retreat! The Equinox is a time of balance, with equal hours of light and dark. It is also a time for letting go, opening yourself up to new intentions, dreams and possibilities.
Step away from your busy life and enjoy a weekend in this stunning location in the heart of the Santa Cruz mountains, surrounded by nature and fresh air. Nourish your body with healthy, local foods and delicious local wines, and connect mind, body and soul through yoga, meditation and mindful hiking. Meet new friends and connections and create a life filled with balance, vitality and abundance.
The yoga classes will be a blend of Hatha and Vinyasa Flow, linking movement with the breath, moving your body through both power and restorative poses. The classes will be theme-based, creative and balanced and will incorporate pranayama (breathing), strengthening, stretching, detoxing, energizing, and meditation. You will experience a safe and nurturing practice where the focus is on the connection of movement with the breath, leaving you feeling relaxed yet energized. All levels are welcome and encouraged!
4 yoga classes
2 group hikes
2 nights accommodation (linens, towels and soap provided, shared room with 2-5 people, or private room)
6 nourishing meals (vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free, dairy-free options available)
Outdoor pool, hot tub, sauna
Scenic hiking trails
Fall Equinox activity
Free time to explore and relax
Massage may be booked one week prior to arrival or during the retreat, subject to availability. A massage sign up sheet will be distributed one week prior to arrival.
Create More Balance in Your Life over the Fall Equinox, a Time of Balance, Gratitude and Letting Go.
: Sally Mitchell
Sally Mitchell, Founder, Body Flows
Sally is the founder of Body Flows and teaches yoga to individuals and business all over the San Francisco Bay Area, Sonoma and Napa. Her classes consist of flowing sequences, linking movement with the breath, incorporating strengthening, stretching, pranayama and meditation, for a challenging, fun, balanced and mindful practice.
Sally is also a Certified Massage Therapist and a Reiki Practitioner, working with people looking to cure chronic pain, as well as healing injuries and helping release physical and emotional tension from the body. She is an Integrative Nutrition Health Coach and often integrates her health coaching knowledge into her retreats.See more photos and other events by this presenter