This retreat is currently sold out! We are still holding one spot for someone attending on scholarship. Read more about that here. Or you can join the waitlist here and we will notify you if someone cancels and a spot opens up!
Join Amber for a radical self-acceptance retreat in Santa Margarita, California just outside of San Luis Obispo. Positioned on a majestic hilltop, surrounded by 45 acres of preserved land, Sagrada Wellness is a one-of-a-kind Central Coast California yoga retreat destination. Recharge and practice radical self-acceptance at this retreat with a supportive group of like-hearted humans.
San Luis Obispo, California
July 16-19, 2020
Morning pranayama & meditation
workshop & yoga class
Swimming, hikes, beach time,
massages, and relaxation
Afternoon yoga workshop –
learn to personalize your practice
7:30 PM & LATER
Silent disco, live music, or hot tub time under the stars
Sagrada Wellness is a digital detox environment. There is no internet connection, offering you the opportunity to connect to a deeper state of mind, replenishing the optimal version of you.
The 45-acre mountain sanctuary is dedicated to peace and awakened doing. Sagrada strives to be a low impact business, supporting a positive planetary shift.
Sagrada is 100% solar powered – fueled by the suns brilliant rays, committed to real and organic foods, and living with feathery creatures that present us with qi filled eggs every morning.
We are stewards of this land and believe in the deeply sacred power of this place. With our sweet legacy, the fertile land and space, we honor the importance of living balanced and positive lives.
Sagrada’s accommodations are in our architecturally designed retreat center. The newly constructed center is designed by Co-owner and Architect Scott Currie has a contemporary, rustic, country aesthetic that offers guests a special place to reflect on peace, awareness and rejuvenation in the ranches majestic and natural landscape. Purified spring water and an abundance of fresh local fruit is always available. A cool cleanse in Sagrada’s outdoor shower is refreshing after yoga, or a walk on one of Sagrada’s nature trails. Sagrada’s all-inclusive retreat is designed around a landscaped courtyard, where guests can enjoy their meals, or a glass of wine at sunset. At the end of the day relax in the hot tub or saltwater pool under our starry night skies.
Private Rooms have a full, queen, or king size bed with comfy linens. Some rooms open onto spacious patios with gorgeous ranch views. Others are in newly constructed buildings with shared living spaces or kitchens. Bathrooms (shared) are accented with Italian tiles, reclaimed barn wood from our property and modern waterfall showers. Bathrooms are cleaned daily and fresh towels are always provided. We use environmentally friendly laundry detergent and sun dry whenever possible.
Communal Room is a shared accommodation in our sunny mountain vista room. Large outside patio with gorgeous views is the ideal space for journaling, chatting with new friends or meditating on all of Sagrada’s nature sounds. The communal room has a sitting area, plenty of cubby spaces for your clothes, toiletries and yoga gear and large bathroom. Bathrooms are cleaned daily and fresh towels are always provided.
The Sagrada Kitchen is organic, vegetarian and mainly gluten free. They spend a lot of time menu planning for each retreat and shopping at our local farmers markets and health food stores to supplement the fresh produce from their organic garden. The cuisine is rustic yet gourmet and is served family style. The meals are prepared fresh each day with great attention to flavor and quality.
The menus are inspired by the best of what the garden produces. Each morning they serve strong organic coffee, their own free range organic eggs with sprouted bread and jelly, sliced tomatoes, yogurt and their famous homemade granola. You’ll return home stimulated and inspired to cook great meals at home for yourselves, your family, and friends.
They serve their favorite modest local wines throughout the retreat. Please bring any wines that you would like to share with the group and add them to the mix. Every afternoon Eva blends a fresh tea with organic herbs to create a fresh and vibrant herbal beverage.
Thanks to a generous donation from a Body Positive Yoga community member, one full scholarship is available to this retreat!
We are proud to partner with Sanctuary in the City to make this scholarship spot available to black or indigenous people of color (BIPOC). Sanctuary in the City is a nonprofit based in Charlotte, NC, whose mission is to create affirming spaces for BIPOC to heal from race-based trauma.
Sanctuary in the City was founded by six women of color community leaders who saw the need for an accessible, safe, and affirming space for individuals and families of color to gather locally to promote transformation on social, community, professional and environmental levels.
"Sanctuary In The City holds abundantly grateful for the support and collaboration we have found in community with Amber Karnes. I have personally witnessed and benefited from Amber’s understanding of the need to create equitable access for BIPOC in wellness spaces. We are honored to serve our community by supporting scholarships to Amber’s retreats and trainings. We trust Amber to hold safe space and share tools and resources that create a ripple of healing." - Kelley Palmer (co-founder, Sanctuary In The City)
To apply for a scholarship, visit this link. Scholarships will be reviewed and awarded by the Sanctuary in the City board. Deadline to apply is April 15, 2020. Recipients will be notified by May 1, 2020.
Hey, I’m Amber Karnes, creator of Body Positive Yoga.
Yoga has been an integral part of my decade-long journey toward self-acceptance and body positivity: making peace with my body and helping others to do the same.
If you want to feel wonderful and free in your unique, powerful, (imperfect) human body for a whole week, this retreat is for you. You’ll join a group of likeminded, body positive folks who will accept you without judgment. Together, we’ll create a safe container to explore our feelings around yoga, body image, and radical self-acceptance.
I will lead you through low-pressure, judgment-free, beginner-friendly yoga classes. My body positive yoga style is a gentle, slow flow with plenty of strength-building opportunities as well as time for self-study.
Morning yoga and meditation classes will get you going and prepare you for the day, and in the afternoon we’ll have workshop-style classes where we learn to personalize our yoga practice to work with the body we have today.
We’ll also have plenty of adventures, good food, fun in the sun, and time to relax and have some laughs. Treat yourself to a massage to round out your time away!
Come meet your new BFFs in the gorgeous California hills and celebrate the body you have today!
$1,395 each (shared)
$1,595 solo rate
$1,195 each (shared)
$1,395 solo rate
$1,195 each (shared)
$1,395 solo rate
5 full beds available
$1,095 per bed
The king rooms, full room, and two of the queen rooms are a few paces away. Two remaining queen rooms are in the same building as the yoga and dining spaces. The communal room is up one flight of stairs (same building as the yoga and dining spaces).
Sagrada Wellness is located in California’s Central Coast, 12 miles north of San Luis Obispo. It is midpoint between Los Angeles and San Francisco, 3.5 hour drive from each. We are about 4 miles off the famed Highway 101.
Fly into San Luis Obispo’s airport (SBP) if you want to get here fast and don’t want to rent a car. It is about 20 minutes via taxi or Uber or Lyft ride from the airport in San Luis Obispo to Sagrada Wellness. If you want to see California and save some money fly into Los Angeles (LAX), San Francisco (SFO) or San Jose (SJC). Flying into any of these three airports will require a car rental. The drive from these airports is beautiful and full of interesting sites along the way.
Check in is after 2pm on Thursday, July 11. Check out is around noon on Sunday, July 14.