Berkeley Parents Recommendations for Places To Go & Things To Do
This page is brought to you by the Berkeley Parents Network
Back to Places To Go & Things To Do
My yoga addiction has progressed to the point where I sit around and fantasize about
going away on a weekend long yoga retreat in some beautiful (but nearby) place. But I don't really feel like leaving my husband and two year old behind. My fantasy is of going someplace appealing where kids and spouses are welcome to come as well, where there would be fun things to do with kids (like taking walks or swimming if the weather were nice) when not taking yoga classes. Does such a thing exist? Has anyone done it? It Is it insane to imagine integrating a toddler into a yoga retreat in the first place?
I have the perfect retreat for you! I went with my 6-year old son
last summer (who, unusual child that he is, did all of the adult yoga
classes with me). It's a weekend retreat in August in beautiful
Mendocino county, given by Rodney Yee and Miranda Bergman. Rodney
does the yoga (4 two-hour classes over the weekend), and Miranda does
a mask-making workshop, which is really, really fun and creative. The
setting is gorgeous, in the middle of the woods, several hiking
opportunities, a river to play in, and a swimming pool. Families are
welcome. There are cabins and tent cabins to stay in. Of course,
like any yoga retreat, it isn't cheap. Rodney teaches at the Peidmont
Ave yoga studio in Oakland, which has a website where the retreats
offered by Rodney and many others are posted, I believe.
The opinions and statements expressed on this page
are those of parents who belong to the
UC Berkeley Parents Network and
should not be taken as a position of or endorsement by the
University of California, Berkeley.