May 3-6, 2018 * Central California
Are you ready to re-live the carefree days of sleep away camp surrounded by other smart, fun- loving, creative and daring women?
Do you love the idea of crafting in community, swimming in your own private pool and nourishing yourself with food, friendship and fun!
Then come join a get-away designed just for you. After Camp Wildflower you’ll come away filled with a sense of kinship, a deep understanding of compassion and a dedication to your own self care.
Experience a long weekend of being unplugged, carefree, silly, joyful, safe, comfortable, and enjoy our private getaway.
Reconnect to yourself through being in nature, self-reflective rituals, writing, and crafts. Rejuvenate with time away from the day-to-day grind.
Experience community and camaraderie through creative collaboration and creating “in circle” with one another.
Reconnect to the magic of slumber-party, girls-coming-together goodness. Circle up with women and feel nourished and empowered.
Have a sense of humor and adventure
Are creative, quirky, crafty, out-of-the-box types
Are self-aware and naturally friendly and considerate towards others
Are seeking a closer connection to other women
Need time to relax away from their regular routine and the daily grind
Are Seeking a better understanding of self-compassion and want to come away with tools and reminders on how to live a more self-compassionate life
Want to feel wonderful and free in their unique, imperfect, powerful body for a whole weekend
Want to be around likeminded, body positive folks who will accept you without judgment
Want to practice yoga with a teacher who knows non-conforming bodies and adaptive practice
Want an entire weekend packed with body positive conversation, joyful movement, and laughter
Want the ultimate summer camp experience
Practice beginner-friendly, no-judgment yoga
Create a self-care ritual and take-home reminder in our self-compassion & art workshop
Discover your purpose and design life around your priorities in the What’s Your Why workshop
Share delicious meals together
Create some can’t-fail crafts to take home
Lovingly connect with our bodies during relaxing pool time
Have fun playing board games, horseshoes, bocce ball, or shooting pool
Have a chance to unplug from technology and your to-do list and reconnect with yourself
Spend time in beautiful natural surroundings
Relax, recharge, and rejuvenate
Shake what your mama gave you at our dance party night
Make friends for life in the company of smart, funny, creative women just like you
with Amber of Body Positive Yoga
Self-compassion & art workshop
with Creative Coach Heidi
Create & craft session
Body-positive pool time, massages, relaxation
Dinner al fresco
Nightly swimming & fire pit time
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. I believe that through joyful movement and self-care, we can learn radical self-acceptance and positively experience our bodies, no matter our shape, size, age, or ability.
In my yoga teaching, I emphasize safe alignment and mindful transitions, and help you give yourself permission to honor the body you bring to the mat today, while also being empowered to learn about the body’s intelligence and power. I infuse my classes, workshops, and retreats with the foundational principles of inclusivity, agency, consent, body positivity, and self-acceptance.
I’ve been leading sold out, body-positive retreats all over the country and have been amazed and so grateful to see the transformations that take place when folks feel empowered in their bodies and confident in their minds and hearts. Are you ready to take the first step toward body peace, recharge your creative side, AND have a fabulous, rejuvenating retreat in nature? Join me and Heidi for Camp Wildflower!
I’m Heidi Bennett, a Professional Certified Coach, Singer, Podcaster and Crafter!
I believe that through a more compassionate understanding of ourselves and others we can remove any obstacles keeping us from blooming to our full potential.
My favorite way to teach compassion is through crafting, conversation and camaraderie!
Fill a room with a variety of beautiful supplies, curious, open and friendly folks, set intentions for judgement free support and safety then let the self discovery begin.
Come away from my Self Care Craft Camps with self-care resources and reminders cultivated and co-created in a circle of friendship and fun! Feel confident, understood and loved. I’ve been leading my popular Self Care Craft Camps all over California and am exciting to bring it all to La Honda Park and you.
I’m also thrilled to be leading our dance party on Saturday night! I’ve been called the “Funkiest Woman Alive” and there’s nothing as liberating and joyful as being in a room filled with the hip shaking soulful sounds from my hand selected playlist.
Kick off your shoes and join me on the dance floor as we celebrate connecting to ourselves through movement and laughter. Safely express yourself and let your funky flag fly!
Collaborating with Amber and bringing you this 3 night sleep-away camp is a dream come true.
Amber is one of my mentors. I am inspired by her ability to share her life’s journey while helping us all on ours with inclusivity, practical knowledge and compassion.
Together we’re dedicated to bringing you a safe, fun-filled space to bloom.
If you like to socialize on the tweets and the ‘grams, find me at: Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.
You can find out more about my coaching practice at: https://heidibennett.com.
Let’s connect and I’ll see you at La Honda Park in May!
More about me:
Heidi Bennett graduated from the ICF-accredited Institute for Professional Excellence in Coaching, and has completed Compassion Cultivation Training at Stanford University.
She loves coaching multi-creative artists and supporting them as they flourish in their many endeavors. Heidi lives in Oakland with her husband Brian and dog Poki. You can often find her enjoying an iced coffee at Julie’s coffee & tea garden in Alameda or chasing squirrels with Poki at one of the East Bay’s many beautiful parks.
“I didn’t think my second retreat could be better than my first. I have grown so much using my experience from my first retreat to the this second one. I maintained friendships, made new ones, deepened my connection with myself, others, and with my practice. It has taught me how to use what I feel on my mat and share it with the world. Most of all it has given me a place to calm my mind, feel confident, and be more authentic with myself. Loved every minute! ”
“I’ve never felt so safe, accepted, and cared for by a group of perfect strangers. The yoga workshops were perfectly accessible, even if it’s been a long time since you last practiced, and I learned more than I dreamed I would. Can’t wait for the next one!”
“Wished it was longer! I can’t wait to go to the next one. I was able to let go of a lot of issues that were holding me back. I feel like I have made friends for a lifetime at the retreat. As women we all have similar issues and to hear you are not alone and that we have shared experiences is a beautiful thing.”
At Camp Wildflower you’ll have round-the-clock access to the lovely in-ground swimming pool, the newly renovated barn recreation room stocked with games, and six entire acres of park to explore. There is a full kitchen by the pool, a firepit, bocce ball court, horse shoe pit, picnic and bbq areas throughout the property. A beautiful, natural creek winds its way through the grounds.
La Honda Park offers four guest cottages and a larger main house, all uniquely decorated in 1930s wagon wheel retro cowboy style. All of the cottages have been renovated and include a queen-sized bed, private bath, kitchenette, fireplace, and relaxing porch.
All our private cottages are SOLD OUT! Here are the remaining accommodation options:
Queen room, shared bath
$1,299 double occupancy, $1,499 single occupancy
Slumber party room
Queen bed, 2 trundle beds, 1 twin bed, shared bath
$1,099 per bed ($999 for shared queen bed)
Space is super limited for this retreat, so don’t wait! We’ll reserve your spot with a deposit of $350.
Pricing varies based on accommodation choice ($999-$1,499) – scroll up to see options.
$350 deposit is non-refundable. Please carefully read the cancellation policy below before registering.
Because space is so limited at this retreat, in order for us to reserve your spot, deposits are non-refundable.
Balance is due in full on March 30, 2018.
Through February 28, 2018, if you must cancel, we will refund any amount paid minus your $350 non-refundable deposit.
After March 1, 2018, there are no refunds, but you may transfer your paid spot to another person, sending a friend or family member to the retreat in your place for a $50 admin fee (to be paid by original attendee).
After March 30, 2018, no refunds or transfers.
Your ticket includes 4-days, 3-nights accommodations at La Honda Park, all meals (except one dinner in town), and all workshops, activities, and craft supplies.
You’ll make a non-refundable $350 deposit to save your spot. Flexible payment plans are available for the remaining balance due, and can be set up to be automatically deducted from your bank account or credit card.
Because space is so limited at this retreat, in order for us to reserve your spot, deposits are non-refundable. Balance is due in full on March 30, 2018.
Through February 28, 2018, if you must cancel, we will refund any amount paid minus your $350 non-refundable deposit.
After March 1, 2018, there are no refunds, but you may transfer your paid spot to another person, sending a friend or family member to the retreat in your place for a $50 admin fee (to be paid by original attendee). After March 30, 2018, no refunds or transfers.
If you’ve never been to a retreat, it might seem intimidating, but we’re working extra hard to make sure this retreat is a safe, judgment-free, fun space for everyone! All bodies will be celebrated and accommodated, and you’ll be sharing space with other likeminded folks who are interested in self-acceptance, self care, yoga, nature, creative thought, and body positivity. Folks who have attended my previous retreats have told me they made friendships that have lasted for years!
Not unless you want to! We have price breaks for double occupancy, so please bring a friend! But you can also reserve a private bed for yourself.
If you’d like to share a room with a new friend who’s coming to the retreat, let us know when you register, and we’ll try to find you a roommate who’s also looking!
Yes! The yoga classes are designed by Amber Karnes, founder of Body Positive Yoga. She specializes in adaptive, inclusive yoga practice for diverse body types. This is low-pressure, judgment-free yoga led by a big yogi with an even bigger heart!
The slumber party room is a cozy space where 5 people will be rooming together. If you snore, it’s not a big deal, but we recommend everyone staying in that room bring earplugs, especially if they’re light sleepers.
That’s fine! Let us know when you register and we’ll do our darndest to make sure you’re as comfortable as possible.
If you’re traveling by plane, we recommend you fly into Sacramento, rent a car, and drive the to the retreat. We are 2 hours from Sacramento and 2½ hours from the Bay Area. When you register, you may be able to share a ride with another attendee. You’ll be able to ask around in our private Facebook group.
We’ll send you a complete packing list before the retreat, but you don’t need any complicated or fancy items. We’ll be bringing comfortable, casual clothing, a yoga mat, a bathing suit, and stuff we need for the outdoors (like sunscreen and bug repellant).
Yes, of course. Trans women, femmes of all genders, and non-binary folks are all welcome.
Don’t miss out on this chance to reconnect with yourself, recharge your batteries, and celebrate your body and soul with an intimate group of creative, body-positive allies.