Yoga And Wellness On The Ranch - A Lovely Time Had By All!

Yoga session at the end of the day with Patti Cocciolo of the Goodness blog

Yoga session at the end of the day with Patti Cocciolo of the Goodness blog

Wow! What a day we had on Sunday at the first ever Marin Agricultural Land Trust/Healing Farm joint retreat at Stemple Creek Ranch! I was so thrilled that the event sold out and we had forty people join us for a day of relaxing and learning about how our bodies connect to this incredible agricultural land.

Thank you to our participants for taking the time to spend a day at the ranch learning practical solutions for your every day health! Also to Loren and Lisa Pocia for hosting us on your gorgeous land. Overall, Loren's talk about the history of the ranch and carbon farming was a highlight for everyone. Thank you also to Stacy Lauer for the wonderful organic food, MALT for partnering with THF to put this incredible retreat on, Jennifer Cooper for your nutrition talk and movement class and Patti Cocciolo of The Goodness blog for ending our day with such a relaxing all-level yoga session and to our surprise guest, Jay Holecek  (dubbed "the chocolate cowboy") for our afternoon dark chocolate tasting.

I could go on and on in words, but since I'm also a photographer want to show you more in pictures:

Early morning at Stemple Creek

Early morning at Stemple Creek

Check in and welcome.....

Loren teaching us about the soil

Loren teaching us about the soil

More with Loren....

Therapeutic movement with Jennifer Cooper....

Picnic on the hill!

After lunch loveliness....

Jennifer's nutrition talk....

Jennifer Cooper

During the afternoon break, therapeutic chef Jay Holcek dubbed "the chocolate cowboy" by me and my hubby joined us for a little dark chocolate tasting. Guests also enjoyed time to loll in the sunshine. I especially loved the ladies knitting and lying down on a hay bale while chatting. A perfect image from the day:

and to end the day, yoga in the barn (too warm on the deck!) with Patti Cocciolo...

October 25th Retreat Newsletter Announcement is Out Today!


I was excited to send out the latest THF newsletter officially announcing the partnership retreat between The Healing Farm | Retreats and Marin Agricultural Land Trust! You can click here to view the newsletter and if you're not on our mailing list, please subscribe here:

To learn more about this very special partnership retreat at Stemple Creek Ranch, please check out the retreat details page on The Healing Farm website.


Marin Agricultural Land Trust

I'm a proud volunteer for the Marin Agricultural Land Trust (MALT) and was thrilled to be out in gorgeous West Marin to help check in artwork for their annual fundraiser called "Ranches and Rolling HIlls". I had the pleasure of photographing the members pre-sale and farm to table lunch last year and decided since I love the rolling oak studded hills of West Marin so much (I lived in Stinson Beach for two years) and would more than love to see The Healing Farm on a piece of rolling ranch land out there, it would be a good idea to contribute to their effort and get to know the land a little more intimately. From the artwork I saw being checked in today, the art buyers will NOT be disappointed! Ironically, my brother-in-law gets married this weekend in that VERY sweet West Marin town of Nicasio! Here's a a couple of pics from last year's event!