Day Retreat

Intentional Living Day Retreat ~ A day of Self Care

Day Retreat | Yoga + Ayurvedic Workshops | Self Care

Lightness of Being | Saturday March 23rd, 12-5pm

Restore + Reset | Saturday May 25th, 12- 5 pm

Return to Self | Saturday June 22nd, 11-4pm

Each month expect a seasonally themed workshop based on Yogic + Ayurvedic Living.

Explore Yoga and Meditation, Self Care Lifestyle Practices, Sound Bath, DIY Herbal Teas, Tonics & Tincture, Natural Beauty Product Making Sessions to take home, Medicinal Ghee Making, plus Vedic Astrology offerings.

Spring into Spring: Lightness of Being

Saturday March 23, 12-5pm


Spring is upon us. The winter’s accumulated snow and ice are beginning
to melt and the earth is beginning to germinate, flowers are budding
open. Mother earth is coming alive. Spring is a season of birth, new
beginnings, renewal, and growth.

We will share ideas and practices for a supportive Spring lifestyle for mind + body. In addition, learn to make your own herbal infused medicinal ghee to support healing and health on your journey towards wellness.

Practices for this day retreat include:

  • Enlivening Yoga session
  • Digestive Teas and Tonics
  • Medicinal Ghee Preparation with Special Guest Will Jackson
  • Ayurvedic Practices for a Supportive Spring Lifestyle


Ghee is clarified butter, safe even for those who are lactose intolerant. When you combine ghee with medicinal herbs you get medicinal ghee, only now the properties of that plant or herbs you infused the ghee with will now be made more bioavailable, driven deeper into the tissues of the body and, in some cases, made more readily accessible to the brain. This workshop will teach new and seasoned herbalists how to make their own medicinal ghee, a kind of golden condiment, from transforming the butter into ghee itself, to combining this precious liquid with tonic herbs for ingestion. Students will then be able to take this knowledge home and brew their own batch medicinal ghee as they, their family, friends, clients or the Seasons require it.

Students are invited to bring a jar or vessel so that they may bring a little bit of the ghee home. Yes, recording is allowed.

Special Guest – William Jackson

William Jackson is a practitioner of Holistic medicine and native of Los Angeles. He formally studied Ayurvedic Medicine at the California College of Ayurveda (2005). That same year he received recognition from UCLA as a presenter on Ayurvedic medicine at their first Health Fair while also giving free tongue diagnosis to attendees. He is a graduate of Dancing Shiva’s Yoga & Ayurveda course, has apprenticed in Chinese herbology, and incorporates plants and elements of Chinese herbal medicine, Amazonian, Western, and African systems of healing into his practice (both in their therapeutic and magico-religious aspects). He additionally utilizes tools and modalities such as Tibetan mantra healing, Feng Shui, and Conjure (African American folk magic). His office is in the historic Leimert Park district.

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Restorative Day Retreat: Restore + Reset

Saturday May 25, 12-5pm

May brings us a bountiful sense of lightness! Everyone is outside enjoying the beginnings of heat and Summer’s arrival is upon us. A gentleness and grace moving into the Summer season is what we are calling forth in our Restore + Reset Day Retreat.

Explore Yogic practices to relax the mind and body. We’ll be making a herbal tea blend to cool and calm, and also a Summer scrub to exfoliate and invigorate the skin and senses. End the day retreat with a special sound bath with guest Giselle Abadie

Practices for this day retreat include:

  • Restorative Yoga session
  • Breathwork
  • Sound Healing Circle with Special Guest Giselle Abadie.
  • Making Herbal Teas for Summer
  • Summer Beauty Scrub

Chanting & Sound

Sound Vibration carries the conscious mind into the sea of the cosmos, silencing the active mind where you can enjoy a feeling of peace and total immersion in the present moment.

Enjoy a guided deep sound experience by Giselle Abadie using a variety of sacred instruments including gong, bowls, chimes, frame drum and more, bringing you into a space fullness in body, mind & spirit.

Special Guest – Giselle Abadie

Flowing with divinity and keeping all things sacred, Giselle Abadie is dedicated to the science of yoga and sound vibration. Like the lotus flower emerging from the deep mud, sound vibration, meditation, and devotional chanting are powerful keys to open the light within
to illuminate your entire being.

Using planetary gongs, Tibetan singing bowls, crystal bowls, chimes, bells, frame drum, her voice and other various sacred instruments, Giselle facilitates sound baths through the elements. incorporating yoga, pranayama practice, meditation, ecstatic movement, chanting and vocal toning.

Giselle performs and guides sound bath workshops for yoga classes, festivals, Teacher training programs, groups and private healing sessions. She also has a sound/meditation CD entitled “Cosmic Cycles”

Summer Day Retreat: Return to Self

Saturday June 22, 11-4pm

Summer is here! How do we navigate the heat and intensity that Summer brings? Softening, surrendering, and practices to stay cool this Summer are key to finding balance within and maintaining our equilibrium and not push full steam ahead. Our Intention for the last of this trilogy are practices that are calming, soothing and cooling for the mind and body as we prepare for the Summer heat.

We’ll also have a very special guest offering Vedic Astrology views on navigating the next half of this year. You will leave with a custom vedic astrology chart of your own, and tools to deepen your understanding of self and the current trends in the cosmos and the roles they play in our lives.

Practices for this day retreat include:

  • Yoga + Pranayama Techniques to Cool + Soften
  • Vedic Astrology with Special Guest Seth Cassidy
  • Lassi Recipe for the Summer Heat
  • Making your own Hydrosol Cooling Face Mist

Vedic Astrology

Astrology can reveal a lot about the nature of our life experiences as they unfold in time.  One method of examining what an individual can expect from a given period is to look at planetary transits relative to one’s natal horoscope.  While every transiting planet is important to consider, the transits of the planet Saturn are known to be an extremely important determinant in the timing of crucial, developmental chapters of an individual’s life.  In this workshop, Seth will discuss the meaning and importance of Saturn’s transits through the twelve houses of the astrological chart and help you to better understand where you are currently at within Saturn’s approximate 29.5-year cycle.

Special Guest – Seth Cassidy

A teacher by profession and a practicing astrologer for the past four years, Seth has given hundreds of readings to people from all walks of life and from all around the world.  Throughout 2017, Seth served as the organizer for the Portland Astrology Meetup, where he taught many lessons on chart interpretation fundamentals.  Since then, Seth has been expanding his astrology practice by tutoring with professional astrologers, giving readings at festivals and retreats, and hosting workshops upon request. Seth combines insights gleaned from both the Western and Vedic systems of astrology and articulately explains them in a way that is accessible to everyone, regardless of their familiarity with astrological techniques and terminology.  Seth currently resides in Joshua Tree, CA with his wife, Phaedra, and his dog, Harley.

Join us on these very special Day Retreats.

Enjoy a few hours in community and a day of Self care.

Event Location: Sacred Roots Holistic Healing | 2841 e Broadway |

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Exchange for Single Day Retreat is$77

Or Bring Yourself + a Friend for: $122 ( $32 Saving)

We look forward to sharing this Sacred Intention Trilogy with you.


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