Beauty For All Seasons – A Day Retreat For Women | Winter Gathering 2019

Long Beach, CA. | Saturday, January 5th From 11:00 am – 6:00 pm

Get Your Glow On! Join Kim Wolff And Misty Kobeissi, For An Intimate And Indulgent Day Of Pampering, Playing, Learning And Relaxing.

THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT! PLEASE CONTACT US TO BE PLACED ON THE WAITLIST.

“To love oneself is the beginning of a lifelong romance.” -Oscar Wilde

Snapshot

The word “beauty” is derived from the Latin root, “good.” A woman’s desire to look and feel beautiful is both good and natural, for to possess beauty, internally and externally, is considered to be a divine attribute and one of our most sacred possessions.

The beauty and allure of ancient yoginis and goddesses is legendary. They understood very well that as the seasons change, so does the woman, and that physical beauty is a function of inner peace, balance, harmony and health. As such, they adapted their beauty and wellness regimens to suit the seasons and maintain a luminous glow throughout their lives.

As we strive to achieve our greatest aspirations in life, cultivating the highest states of physical, mental and spiritual beauty makes us magnetic and assists us in drawing out our dormant capacities for excellence. In our winter session of Beauty For All Seasons, we’ll explore the secrets of ageless, timeless beauty with an emphasis on rituals, nutrition and treatments geared toward the wintertime months.

Your Guides

Kim Wolff is a Certified Yoga Teacher, Thai Yoga Massage Therapist and Founder of Chrysalis Yoga Retreats. She travels the globe offering transformative yoga-travel journeys and wellness workshops that nurture mind, body and spirit. Prior to becoming a yoga instructor, Kim enjoyed a career as a beauty expert, educator and spokesperson for ground-breaking skincare brands such as Juice Beauty, Caudalie, Perricone MD and Juara. She received her training in facial technique under the watchful eye of Caudalie’s Elite Estheticians at their famed European Vinothérapie spas. Kim is also the Founder of the made-to-order artisanal aromatherapy brand, Papillon Apothicaire.

Misty Kobeissi grew up in restaurants owned and operated by her grandparents. Their New Mexican heritage, reflected in the cuisine they served, was a major source of inspiration. After studying interior architecture and fine art in college, Misty’s travels took her to Bavaria, where she was commissioned to create works for a prominent art dealer while learning to prepare Bavarian and Italian cuisine. Her most influential cooking experiences, however, took place in Lebanon, where she lived for 5 years and learned from women throughout the region, whose recipes were handed down through generations of home cooks. She mastered Lebanese cuisine, returned to the states and co-founded Open Sesame Mediterranean Grill, one of the most beloved and successful restaurants in her hometown of Long Beach, California. Nowadays, Misty shares her passion for cooking with private clients and yoga retreat guests while continuing her studies with renowned raw food Chef, Matthew Kenney, at his Plant Lab Institute in Venice, California.

Setting

Bright, spacious and airy, our day-retreat will be held in Misty’s beautiful home which she both designed and styled. Mid-century modern flair accented with inspiring art (much of it, her own), colorful textiles and lots of natural light make for a lovely environment in which to learn. Our welcome reception will take place in her gorgeous formal living room that features soaring ceilings and an eclectic mix of both modern and vintage furnishings. We’ll gather for the day’s workshops in her fully equipped, state-of-the-art chef’s kitchen around a large quartz topped teaching island. Lunch will be served in her cozy dining room. We’ll assemble for meditation and breathwork in a bohemian style nook set with candles and covered with Persian carpets. The day will conclude with a fireside sit where we’ll take tea, have an oracle card reading and do a gratitude journaling exercise.

Flow For The Day

  • Welcome reception with plant-based beauty tonic and prana-packed lite-bites
  • Discussion on the specific needs of the skin during winter along with tips and tricks on how to adapt your regimen to meet the needs of the season
  • Hands on cooking class focused on beauty foods and micronutrients that promote luminosity and vitality from the inside out
  • 3 course gourmet luncheon with farm-to-table menu featuring organic, locally sourced, seasonal ingredients
  • Breathwork + guided meditation complemented with organic aromatherapy
  • Workshop to make your own customized body and facial products. All ingredients and supplies are included
  • Fireside tea circle, oracle card reading + gratitude journaling exercise

Workshop Details

Beauty + Wellness

In our opening session, Kim will walk you through the intricacies of how our skin functions as the body’s largest digestive organ and the roles that yoga, meditation, nutriton and sleep play in our ability to look and feel beautiful. She’ll reveal the time-honored beauty secrets of goddesses as well as tried and true rituals used by yoginis for radiance and longevity.

Cooking + Cuisine

During our cooking class, Misty will focus on the beautifying and health promoting properties and benefits of our seasonal superfood and micro-nutrient ingredients. Simple preparation and cooking methods that can be integrated into daily life will be emphasized as we work together to create a beauty-full 3 course luncheon using locally sourced, farm fresh, organic ingredients (vg + gf guests can be accommodated).

DIY Skin Care Products 

In this hands-on, interactive workshop, Kim and Misty team up to teach you how to make your very own customized skincare products for face and body. You’ll be given step-by-step instructions on how to formulate 3 products using high-quality, natural/organic ingredients, learn about their benefits and discover tips and tricks to get the best results for a healthy, radiant glow.

Tools + Take-Aways

  • 3 customized beauty products tailored to the season
  • Guidebook that includes ingredient descriptions + benefits, product making recipes + workbook and seasonal beauty rituals
  • Handout featuring cooking class recipes + reference guide outlining health properties and benefits of our ingredients
  • Special parting gift for each participant

Location + Getting There

Quirky and cool, Long Beach, California is a picturesque seaside city known for it’s art, music and cultural scenes, slow food movement, vintage boutiques, classic spanish style and craftsman architecture and laid-back, beachy vibe. Our day retreat residence is located near Cal State University Long Beach and is a quick 1 hour drive from LA proper, 30 minute drive from north Orange county, 2 hours from Santa Barbara and San Diego, and a quick flight (1 hour 20 mins) from the bay area. Long Beach airport is a 15 minute cab or uber ride to our retreat residence. Airfares out of Oakland and San Francisco start at $52 on Southwest Airlines. If you’d like to make a weekend getaway of it, please visit our Long Beach Guide for suggestions on accommodations, dining and things to do, see and experience while you’re here. Event address will be provided once registration is completed.

Pricing + Registration

We’re opening this event to 8 women only, and it fills up fast! Advanced registration is highly recommended.

  • A non-refundable deposit of $75 will secure your spot
  • Early bird discount of $198 runs through November 4th
  • Regular price is $223 after November 4th
  • Final balance is due 30 days prior to the event start date (December 5th, 2018)

*Cancellation policy: Sorry- no refunds can be given, however, registration can be transferred to a friend or loved one if for some reason, you cannot attend.

Book Beauty For All Seasons For Private Parties And Events!

It’s an experience that’s perfect for birthday celebrations, bridal & baby showers, girls night out, self-esteem building for teens and young women, reunions, milestone celebrations or just for fun! Contact Us for details.