BALANCE DUE If you only paid a deposit upon registration your balance due will be charged to the credit card on file within 3 weeks of the start of your retreat. CANCELLATIONS Please note: We only have six guest rooms. Therefore, if you need to cancel please email us as soon as possible. Your deposit can be transferred to another retreat with us if cancelled 3 weeks before the start of your retreat and is good for up to one year. If you cancel within 3 weeks of the start of the retreat, room & retreat costs are non-refundable and non-transferable.
Massage treatments: Are non refundable if cancelled with 48 hours of start of treatment.
WHAT TO BRING We recommend you bring all your groceries upon arrival such as fresh veggies, meats, dairy or bread products. We have a lot of basics on hand. Nearby Markets have prepared meals on hand as well. Please bring house slippers or sandals as we do not wear shoes inside. All towels, bed linens and toiletries are provided including hair dryers. All meditation cushions, benches, or chairs are provided, or you can bring your own. Pool & Hot Tub: bring your swimsuit and robe.
Winter: Average Temp 50-65. Please prepare for all types of weather. It is good to have a sweater or warm jacket, socks, sturdy comfortable shoes for walking, casual clothing for meals and meditation. The meditation room is also heated.
Summer: Average temp 80-95. We are a fully air conditioned facility. Bring loose comfortable cotton clothing.
Arrival day: Arrive between 3-3:30 pm. For new guests there is an orientation at 4:30 pm. Meditations start at 7 pm. We highly recommend arriving as close to 3 pm as possible to avoid rush hour traffic. Departure day: The retreat ends after morning moving meditation approximately 11:30-12 noon.
Meditation Periods: All participants are expected to attend both meditation sessions each day as they provide the community support and stability for a fulfilling retreat experience. We use incense and candles as part of the retreat. We do not change this policy for those with sensitivity issues. Verbal Silence: We are are dedicated silent retreat facility where we ask guests to participate in holding verbal silence on the grounds, inside the facility and in their room. In this way we give the retreat to each other, respecting and valuing each person's journey. We do not allow cell phone use in guest rooms. We ask that everyone be prepared to unplug from technology.
Ambient noise: We provide as much outer silence as possible, but we are not responsible for natural noise from the neighbors or community. We do not schedule construction during retreat periods. Once a week, or every other week, landscapers keep up the grounds. As necessary there is cleaning and occasional maintenance at the center. We are cultivating inner silence while doing our best to give our guests an environment of genuine peace and quiet. Emotional challenges and Meditation: People that are physically or emotionally challenged are asked to notify us in advance in order for us to determine if the silent retreat is appropriate. A silent retreat is not for everyone. We do not provide psychological therapy or medical treatment. Each client is responsible for their mental and physical welling being during and after their retreat. Each guest is required to attend the meditation periods as they provide the community support and stability for a fulfilling retreat. We reserve the right to ask a participant to leave if their behavior is inappropriate.