– HONEY IN THE HEART RETREAT –

3 DAYS OF DEEP SOUL-NOURISHMENT

+ MIND/BODY REJUVENATION

HISTORIC TOPANGA CANYON, CALIFORNIA

OCTOBER 11TH – 13TH, 2019

Join Kim and Holly Robison for a sweet weekend of profound renewal + secluded luxury amid the lush mountain landscape of enchanted Topanga Canyon. JUST 2 ROOMS REMAIN!

Snapshot

chrysalis yoga honey in the heart fall retreat october 2019 topanga canyon california“Honey in the heart” is a phrase that originates from a Mayan blessing, and is intended as a reminder to take time to celebrate the sweetness of life. This is the essence of being, and only when our minds, bodies, and spirits are at-ease and in-balance, can we experience life in this way. Too often though, the fast pace and heavy demands of the daily grind leave us feeling depleted, downhearted, and unable to fully savor life’s sweetness. This retreat is designed to change that counterproductive paradigm.

We invite you to join us for a weekend of radical relaxation, whole-being rejuvenation, and pure enjoyment of life, that will broaden your vision of what’s possible through moving the body, balancing the mind, and awakening the senses. This approach is geared towards promoting personal growth, opening creativity, expanding consciousness, and inspiring shifts in perspective that offer new ways of thinking, being, and moving through the world.

Highlights

  • Accommodation in a private mountain villa
  • Local/organic/seasonal, gourmet vegetarian cuisine
  • Festive welcome reception with light + healthy refreshments
  • Daily yoga classes, ritual practices, and meditation sessions
  • Specially curated gift bag with goodies to enhance your experience
  • Unlimited use of the retreat grounds + amenities, including pool, labyrinth, floating bed, hammocks, and indoor/outdoor lounging areas

Love Notes From Our Guests

Incredible experience. Soulful and nourishing.” -Neelu

“The gift you shared with us this weekend is immeasurable. Thank you for your loving spirit and awakening experience for us all.” -Greg

“Thank you for sharing your time and wisdom with us. You created a wonderful space and when I think back on the trip, I remember pure joy. It was like hitting a reset button.” -Leslie

To read more about what our guests have to say, click here.

Flow For The Weekend

honey in the heart retreat october 2019 flow for the weekend

Upon arrival you’ll be greeted with a warm welcome, and light + healthy refreshments along with time to settle-in and get oriented to your surroundings. An early evening opening ceremony will precede our first yoga and meditation class on Friday. Dinner and free time will follow. Days will begin with morning yoga and meditation. There’ll be lots of free time in between gathering for practice to lounge, hike, swim, read, nap or treat yourself to a in-room massage. Late afternoon yoga will be followed by supper on Saturday evening. After our Sunday morning session, we’ll enjoy breakfast and a bit more free time before concluding our weekend with a closing ceremony. Check-in on Friday is at 3:00 p.m., check-out on Sunday is at noon.

Sample Schedule

  • 7:30 – 8:00: Early bird tea + coffee
  • 8:00 – 9:30: Morning meditation + yoga
  • 9:30 – 10:30: Breakfast
  • 10:30 – 1:30: Free time
  • 1:30 – 2:30: Lunch
  • 2:30 – 4:30: Free time
  • 4:30 – 6:00: Evening yoga + meditation
  • 6:00 – 7:00: Dinner
  • 7:00: Free time

*All classes and activities are optional. Our program is designed to meet you where you’re at. Practitioners of all levels are welcome, including those with no prior experience.

**If you’re new to retreating and/or have questions/concerns, feel free to visit our FAQ page for more info.

Location

honey in the heart retreat locationTopanga is the name given to these lush coastal mountains by the Native American Tongva tribe, and means “a place above.” It was the western border of their territory, abutting the Chumash tribal lands that occupied the coast from Malibu northwards. Today, the beauty and mystery remain, though the culture has evolved over time. Since the ’60’s, Topanga has been a magnet for artists, spiritual seekers, rebels, and nature lovers inspired by the stunning landscape, peaceful vibes, and under-the-radar location. It’s a make-your-own-rules kind of place where creative self-expression and alternative living reign. It’s the quintessential bohemian hideaway, and the drive into the canyon is legendary. Heading up PCH, the shoreline curves around Santa Monica bay as the mountains descend into the sea. Stress melts away and blood pressure drops as you pass through chaparral-covered hills and soaring outcrops of rock, that wind along for miles of unparalleled scenic views that embody the wild beauty of this magical place. View the map here.

Accommodation

honey in the heart retreat october 2019 flow for the weekendA serene sanctuary for the soul, our home-away-from-home for the weekend is a secluded hideaway that’s nestled into 5.5 acres of lush landscapes that allow one to immerse in the tranquility of nature and life’s little luxuries. The villa is surrounded on three sides by 40+ acres of protected mountain conservancy land originally inhabited and sanctified by the Tongva and Chumash First Nations Indigenous, making it a very sacred spot, and therefore, perfect for healing and rejuvenation. Take a stroll in the beautiful gardens, or sit in silent reflection alongside the fountains. Lounge on the wisteria-covered patios while taking in spectacular sunset views. Unwind on the floating bed, or nap in a hammock under the trees. Indulge in an invigorating swim, or a meditative walk through the labyrinth. Curl-up in a comfy armchair, or journal in the intimate gazebo. No matter how you choose to spend your time, the generous spaces of the villa provide naturally beautiful surroundings that offer many peaceful places to retreat to.

Your Guides

kim wolff yoga teacher founder chrysalis yogaKim Wolff is known for her inspirational, down-to-earth approach to yoga and spirituality. As an E-RYT 200, certified Thai Massage Therapist, and Founder of Chrysalis Yoga, Kim’s been traveling the world for over a decade offering retreats, workshops, and wellness programs that nurture mind, body, and spirit. Her classes weave together a sense of playful reverence with Hatha yoga philosophy, postures, breathwork and the principles of Ayurveda – the holistic health system of yoga. Providing gentle guidance and focused support, she allows space for each student to explore and find their own connection to the practice. The experience is one that’s intuitive, fluid, dynamic, and positively blissful.Learn more about Kim here.


holly robison yoga teacher founder sundara yoga shalaHolly Robison is an E-RYT 500 who began her yoga journey while pregnant with her third baby. She immediately discovered the physical, psychological, and emotional benefits of having a yoga practice. With over 800 hours of training, her classes offer a mix of encouragement, enthusiasm, love, compassion, and humor through the use of asana, pranayama, meditation, mindfulness, and relaxation techniques. As Owner and Director of Sundara Yoga Shala, Holly has created a community sanctuary where students can connect deeply to their hearts, souls and intuition, as they learn how to move authentically on their mats, and throughout the world. Learn more about Holly and Sundara Yoga Shala here.

Yoga + Sanctuary

kim wolff holly robison honey in the heart retreat 2019Daily yoga sessions will be co-lead by Kim and Holly who’ll teach in tandem, each bringing their own unique style to class sessions, providing students with a singular experience – one in which particular attention will be given to alignment and supportive adjustments to facilitate a deepening into the practice. Classes will emphasize languid + fluid movement, expansive + revitalizing breath-work, and mind-opening meditation designed to move one beyond the physical, into the subtle layers of the whole being. You’ll return home feeling grounded, nourished, renewed and inspired.

Classes will be held in the spacious, 1200 square foot free-standing yoga/dance studio. This space was created for the purpose of healing and spiritual retreat – one in which those seeking refuge from the stresses and demands of daily life can drop into a quieter, purer, more exalted state of being. Enveloped in the stillness of this extraordinary sanctuary, the external world seems to drop away, and is replaced with total tranquility. All mats and props are provided.

Cuisine

cuisine of chef dawna bass of under the sun long beachBe nourished with vibrant, prana-packed, plant-based cuisine, expertly and lovingly prepared in a gourmet kitchen by Chef Dawna Bass of Under The Sun, the pioneering raw-vegan restaurant in Long Beach, California. Chef Dawna will present a menu focused on seasonal, organic, local, living-food ingredients. Presented with beautiful creative flair, this is vegan cuisine elevated to an art-form. A mix of both raw and cooked dishes will provide balance, and nuanced spices will delight the palate. All meals will be served in abundant portions and are certain to satisfy both belly and soul. We’ll gather as a group to share meals – a time that offers the opportunity to connect and form bonds of friendship in a communal setting, while putting mindful eating practices into action. All meals, as well as a snack station, are provided and include: 

– Welcome reception refreshments
– Friday night dinner + dessert
– Breakfast, lunch, dinner, and dessert on Saturday
– Breakfast on Sunday

Included In Your Package

  • 3 days / 2 nights accommodation, including all bed and bath linens
  • Welcome reception with light + healthy refreshments
  • 5 organic vegetarian meals made from fresh, local, seasonal ingredients
  • Complimentary herbal tea, filtered water, and fresh fruit
  • Daily yoga classes, meditation sessions, and ritual practices with Kim and Holly
  • Full use of the retreat grounds and amenities
  • Specially curated gift bag with goodies to enhance your experience
  • Free parking and complimentary WiFi
  • All taxes

*Not included: Transportation to/from the villa

** Schedule is subject to change. Our itinerary is consciously crafted with the intention of providing our guests with an unforgettable, experience-of-a-lifetime. Activities may be altered should unforeseen circumstances arise.

Room Options + Pricing & Registration

All guestrooms come equipped with bedding and towels, central AC and heat, and feature views of either the mountains, garden and/or treetops. Some rooms have fireplaces and/or patios or balconies. Please see individual room descriptions for a complete list of amenities.


*Prices are all-inclusive, with the exception of transportation to/from our retreat venue. A non-refundable deposit of $250 will hold your spot.

**For those who’ve been on retreat with Kim or Holly before, use the code LOYALTYLOVE at checkout and receive $25 off your hold deposit!

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Main House Accommodations


The bright, spacious villa interior features cathedral ceilings, patios and open terraces with mountain and sunset views. It’s tastefully decorated with a perfect blend of rustic style and gracious comfort. Rooms glow with soft lighting, and are accented with statues and wood carvings of archetypes. Gentle waves of fragrant tea leaves with a hint of sage linger in the space. During the day, the sun shines in, flooding each room with natural light and framing spectacular views from every single window.

Main House Master Bedroom


This gorgeous master suite features a fireplace, private bathroom with soaking tub and separate shower, and glass doors that lead to the main veranda. It’s a soothing accommodation that’s ideal for the solo traveler, a couple wishing for more privacy, or two loved ones/friends traveling together.

Double Occupancy | $945 Per Person, Single Occupancy | 1,145 Per Person

*THIS ROOM IS RESERVED AND NO LONGER AVAILABLE.

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Main House Bedroom II


This bright and airy room features a queen platform bed, high-beamed ceilings, a writing desk and armoire. French doors open onto a romantic balcony, allowing mountain breezes to waft through. The spacious full bathroom with bathtub/shower combo is shared with Main House Bedroom III and the Loft. Well-suited for a solo traveler wishing for more privacy, or a couple or two loved ones/friends traveling together.

Double Occupancy | $845 Per Person, Single Occupancy | $1045

*THIS ROOM IS RESERVED AND NO LONGER AVAILABLE.

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Main House Bedroom III


This serene room features a queen platform bed, high-beamed ceilings, a writing desk and armoire. The spacious full bathroom with bathtub/shower combo is shared with Main House Bedroom II and the Loft. Great for a solo traveler wishing for more privacy, or a couple or two loved ones/friends traveling together.

Double Occupancy | $845 Per Person, Single Occupancy | $1045

*If reserving on a double occupancy basis, this room must be booked by a couple or two loved ones/friends traveling together.

*To inquire about reserving this room on a single occupancy/private basis, please contact us with your request.

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Main House Loft


This cozy space features super high-pitched, open-beam ceilings that give it a spacious feel. It’s outfitted with two comfy padded cots, a dresser, nightstand and Himalayan salt lamp that illuminates the room with a warm glow in the evening. A window with a view of the trees lets the light shine in during the day.

The loft is open to the second level and has a privacy curtain that closes it off to give a sense of seclusion. The spacious bathroom with bathtub/shower combo is shared with the Main House Bedrooms II and III. It’s a perfect accommodation for those on a budget wishing to be matched up with a roommate, or for two friends/loved ones traveling together. 1 spot remains in this room.

Double Occupancy | $595 Per Person

Private Villa Apartment


The expansive lower wing of the villa is tucked-away and has its own separate driveway and entrance that leads into a light-filled, open-concept space featuring warm + contemporary furnishings, and a kitchen + dining area. The airy, art-filled living room opens onto one of two patios with mountain and garden views.

The bedroom is outfitted with a queen platform bed, dresser, and writing desk, and is accented with exposed-beam ceilings and French doors that lead to a secluded garden patio. The en-suite bathroom has a bathtub/shower combo. This charming, spacious accommodation is perfect for a couple wishing for more privacy, or two loved ones/friends traveling together.

Double Occupancy | $1095 Per Person

*THE VILLA APARTMENT IS RESERVED AND NO LONGER AVAILABLE.

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Retreat House Accommodations


Hardwood floors, wood beam ceilings, wood burning fireplace, and relaxed furnishings combine to make the light-filled Retreat House a perfect place in which to recharge. It sits on one secluded acre amongst old-growth trees and views of Topanga’s famous “Big Rock.” Enjoy ample outdoor seating, and easy access to the pool and labyrinth.

Retreat House Bedroom III


This tranquil suite features a king bed, en-suite half-bathroom, a romantic balcony with views of the mountains, and its own private entrance from the front of the house. Double doors lead to the outdoor patio. This suite shares a bathtub/shower with Retreat House Bedroom II. It’s a peaceful accommodation that’s ideal for a couple wishing for more privacy or two loved ones/friends traveling together.

Double Occupancy | $945 Per Person, Single Occupancy | 1,145 Per Person

*To inquire about reserving this room on a single occupancy/private basis, please contact us with your request.

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Retreat House Bedroom II


This cozy room features two twin beds, vibrant decor, open-beam ceilings, ample closet space, and a full-en suite bathroom with bathtub/shower combination. Bathtub/shower is shared with Retreat House Bedroom III. Well-suited for a solo traveler wishing to be matched up with a roommate or for two friends/loved ones traveling together.

Double Occupancy Only | $745 Per Person

*THIS ROOM IS RESERVED AND NO LONGER AVAILABLE.

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Retreat House Bedroom I


This romantic suite boasts a king bed, fireplace, exposed-beam ceilings, writing desk, an en-suite bathroom with shower, and its own private entrance from the back of the house. French doors open to outdoor patio seating with mountain and garden views. It’s a lovely space that’s perfect for a couple wishing for more privacy or two loved ones/friends traveling together.

Double Occupancy | $945 Per Person, Single Occupancy | $1,145

*To inquire about reserving this room on a single occupancy/private basis, please contact us with your request.

*THIS ROOM IS RESERVED AND NO LONGER AVAILABLE.

Reservations will be taken on a first come, first served basis. All prices are in USD and are subject to change. A non-refundable deposit of $250 will secure your spot. Final balance is due 60 days prior to the start of our retreat (Sunday, August 11th, 2019). View our terms and conditions here.


For those who’ve been on retreat with Kim or Holly before, use the code LOYALTYLOVE at checkout to receive $25 off your hold deposit!