This Retreat has been Canceled

Self-Healing River Yoga Retreat
May 26 – 29, 2017

on the Mattole River with Robyn Smith and Patrick Harestad

  • Drop into a weekend of rest, relaxation and healing
  • Unwind chronic muscle tension in all the major areas of your body
  • Allow yourself to soak in the healing waters of the river and warm sunshine
  • Enjoy the company of great people on the healing path
  • Indulge in 3 delicious organic vegetarian catered dinners

This is a time for healing and rejuvenation.  In this retreat, you will have the opportunity to practice therapeutic yoga for the direct healing and release of tension in these areas of your body: Lower Backs, Hips, Sacrum; Upper Backs, Neck, Shoulders; Neck & Jaw; Knees, Ankles, Feet; Elbows, Wrists, Hands; Chest and Neck.  You will be guided by two experts in the field as you learn how to release chronic holding patterns in these areas.

Location:  Camp Mattole in Petrolia, CA (2 hours south of Arcata)

Time: 5:30 p.m. Friday – 1 p.m. Monday

$375 if paid by Saturday, April 22, $425 after (PAYPAL BELOW)

Accommodation:  Camping or single bed (plenty available)

Please send in registration form with payment: Mattole Retreat Registration Form, 2017

Includes 6 therapeutic yoga classes, 3 morning meditation and pranayama sessions, 3 catered dinners, evening entertainment, free time at the river, and lodging (beds or camping).  Please bring your own food for breakfasts and lunches (and you are welcome to bring meat too).  There is plenty of room to cook and refrigeration in the industrial kitchen.

Organic catered lunch is available for an additional $8 per meal.

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Retreat Testimonials

  • I wanted to send a quick note of thanks. You have been a wonderful host through this entire process/journey. You made me feel welcome from the first email and all the help getting me to the retreat.

  • "Retreat is an extraordinary opportunity. It is a rare privilege to be able to withdraw for a period of time, to be in a place of beauty, to be well fed, to have the attention on the truth of who you really are."

  • I could not asked for a better experience. You and Patrick make a terrific team, the place was so restful, the people were wonderful. I learned more about myself, physically, emotionally and spiritually. It was a safe and nurturing environment to allow me to be more open. I hope to meet you and Patrick again in our travels.

  • Robyn, I am so grateful for the recent retreat, I couldn't have asked for more. Thank you for giving so much of your beautiful clear energy to all of us. I have never and I am serious, experienced the amazing connection that I felt with all of you, if this is community then I am inspired to search it out in my own space. This feeling of community has never been a part of my life I am so excited to know that it exists for me and everyone. I am ready to honor this part of my life, it feels very expansive and opening.


Maui R & P web, 2010Robyn and Patrick are highly trained and certified Anusara Yoga® instructors with special training in Yoga Therapeutics, Hanna Somatic Education® and Kenesis Myofascial Integration® (KMI).

Robyn completed 5 Yoga Therapy trainings with her teacher, John Friend, and 2 trainings with Integrative Yoga Therapy, where she was also a guest instructor.  She is also a certified Hanna Somatic Educator (since 2001) and has been helping people (in privates and workshops) with chronic pain and tension through Somatics and Yoga Therapy since 1998. She has recovered from numerous injuries herself and finds it incredibly rewarding to help others heal from pain and tension while teaching them how to help themselves.

Patrick is a certified Rolfer/Structural Integrator who trained with Thomas Myers and has completed 4 Yoga Therapy trainings with John Friend.  He is fascinated by the study of human anatomy and is the preferred Anatomy instructor for local teacher trainings. He has had great success helping people through pain and tension and has a full bodywork practice in Arcata.

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