If you're ready to glide into healing hot springs, bliss into guided relaxation and re-enchant your life, join Elaine Oyang + Lauren Ziegler for a weekend of deep rejuvination

October 4-6, 2019

Do you REALLY want to sink into yourself and reconect with what matters most

Sensing the yearning to deepen your practice?  

Need to replenish your energy and remember what it feels like to be at peace?

It's the hour of twighlight and the last rays of light are sparkling in the pools. Spellbound by the beauty, you find yourself melting, held by the silky, undulating water. Surrounded by quiet, you can finally rest.

Feeling open and content, you sense it's the perfect sanctuary to retreat alone and write down your thoughts or have a life-altering conversation.  

Looking around, you smile as you recall the day. Explanations melting into wispy steams and sighs, time dissolving, muscles unwinding ... as the medicinal waters permeate your body. 

Like swirling waters, energies of curiosity awakened inside while you roamed the the enchanting ambiance of the land. You recall a wild herd of ponies, and a sense of play. The treasures of the land have awakened a spiritful charm within.

Why should you join us?

  • It's the perfect opportunity to go deeper into yoga + meditation and cultivate bliss 
  • You'll come away from this retreat with tools (including props), confident and inspired to continue your self-care practice  
  • The therapeutic waters at Wilbur, relieve pain, ease depression, and take you to a much deeper state of peace  
  • We'll create unique, one-of-a-kind memories In Wilbur's own nature preserve. (hint: let's find the sacred medicine wheel!)  
  • It's a sanctuary where you can dream, make music or art, have a revelation, grieve a loss, or experience healing
  • From the Bay, it's just a 3 hour drive (hop in on some carpooling) to beautiful Mendocino, a place to truly take it easy, rest and rejuvinate 
  • We'll feast on incredibly nourishing, ayurvedic and vegetarian cuisine from our private chef  
  • You can visit the famous Wishing Tree and add your wishes and prayers on ightly colored flags to its branches
  • Read the journal of remembered loved ones (or add your own) and listen to the chimes sing in the wind at the Memorial Wind Chime Park
  •  There are splendid vistas surrounding the spring-fed swimming pool, dry sauna and expansive deck
  • Plenty of time for silence as well as time to relax in a hammock, read a book or simply rest

This is just what I've been needing.

Sign me up Elaine + Lauren!

The Delights

This journey was created just for you in a truly one of a kind healing sanctuary. Each moment is about supporting you in this therapuetic and intimate experience. A perfect forumla to balance self-reflective practice with playtime in alluring, expansive suroundings.  

  • Two daily blissful spinal release yoga sessions on the yoga deck (tailored specifically to those attending) with self-reflection, conscious breathing, yoga nidra and meditation woven throughout
  • A clothing optional, co-ed experience in healing, therapeutic waters that are set apart from all other waters in Northern California
  • Explore nature at Wilbur and feed your spirit — enjoy meandering walks, hiking, bikes-for-grab, and incredible stargazing at night
  • The Fountain of Life (a truly rare gurgling geyser) pours out in epic display every 45 minutes
  • Four hot spring flumes (with temperatures ranging from 98-109 degrees) Dry cedar sauna Outdoor swimming pool + cool pool Plenty of outdoor deck space for lounging and sunning Outdoor ramada with picnic area and ping pong table Large outdoor yoga deck/meditation area Massage cabins with skilled massage providers  

The Cuisine

Our time together has been carefully crafted to be nourishing, comforting and hearty. (With satisfying desserts and chai, of course!)

The cuisine will be Ayurvedic, seasonal (cooling) and filling. Our private chef, Bonnie, will create nourishing and delicious vegetarian meals for us. 

We'll also have our own fully-stocked kitchen and a barn house to take to the shade, hang out, and share the meals made with love.



3:00pm-5:00pm: Arrive at Wilbur Hot Springs 5:00pm-7:00pm: Welcome meal / The lay of the land + 5 minute meditation 7:00pm-9:00pm: Time for whatever you'd like 


8:00am-10:00am: Morning practice, meditation, prayanama on the yoga deck 10:00am-12:00pm: Whatever you'd like 12:00pm-1:00pm: Afternoon meal together 1:00pm-3:00pm: (Optional) Walk to Wind Chime Memorial Park 3:00pm-5:00pm: Yoga nidra, philosophy, journaling 5:00pm-9:00pm: Whatever you'd like 


6:00am-8:00am: (Optional) pilgrimage to the Sacred Medicine Wheel 8:00am-9:00am: Morning practice + integration 9:30am-10:30am: Brunch together 10:30am-12:00pm Pack up + head home *You are welcome to stay till 5:00pm to use facilities*


Meals, desserts + chai Friday dinner, Saturday lunch, and Sunday brunch  

Restorative Yoga + Meditation Classes Spinal Release Yoga, meditation and guided yoga nidra with certified Yoga Therapists, Elaine and Lauren + You'll get 3 special yoga blankets to take home with you to continue the practices

Self-care Sanctuary + Activties 24/hr access to soak in the healing waters, a dedicated nature preserve, bikes for grab, and a community room full of instruments, board games and books


  • Not all meals are included. There is a communal kitchen at Wilbur Hot Springs where you can store materials to prepare your own Saturday dinner in our communal kitchen 

  • Our group won't have exclusive use of the resort, so there will be members of the public using the baths and on property during our stay. We will have our own private dining room, outdoor deck and kitchen

  • There is no phone service and no wifi, and we encourage you to embrace this time to decompress and detox from technology!  
  • Other non-included items would include personal phone calls (on the pay phone), crystal salts or clothing shopping in the country store, a massage service with Wilbur's skilled practicioners, and laundry

Here are some sleeping options:

Option #1 Private Cabin w/ queen bed + 1/2 bath $675

Option #2 Solar Lodge shared room w/ 2 beds + shared bath $625

Option #3 Hotel 25 private room + shared bath $775

Your Hosts

Lauren is all about helping people change and improve their condition, physically and mentally. She has a special gift for helping people calm the mind and the tools to teach people how. She's known for her nurturing and relaxing guided meditations as well as her empathetic and compassionate approach. Lauren has a degree in Psychology and an IAYT-1000 International Association of Yoga Therapists certification with 8 years of teaching experience. She feels complete when she's sharing the gift of meditation and guiding people on a journey back into themselves, back to bliss.

Elaine Oyang is an IAYT Certified Yoga Therapist, Yoga Alliance Experienced Yoga Teacher, Nutrition Consultant, and Wellness Advocate offering her services throughout the San Francisco Bay Area. She is a sought-after teacher and speaker for her expertise in rejuvenating forms of yoga therapy and stress management. Elaine holds a degree in biology, a comprehensive training in holistic nutrition, and over 1000 hours of training in yoga therapy, including hundreds of clinical hours.

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