A weekend to retreat. A weekend to rest. A weekend to PAUSE.

April 19th, 20th, and 21st | Check-in starts Friday at 4 pm

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REGISTRATION CLOSES APRIL 12th, 2024.

What Is PAUSE?

A rustic weekend where you’ll experience renewal and restoration through peaceful activities under the canopy of towering Redwoods.

Guided by our experienced staff, this retreat is designed to help you “pause” the noise of daily life through hiking, forest bathing, journaling, and other opportunities for rest, creativity, and fun. Optional activities drawing upon reflection, inspiration, and play will give you a chance to step away from the outside world and heal what psychologists are calling “nature deficit disorder.” There’s no schedule beyond meal times . . . you choose to do what brings you the most peace and happiness!

This is a new retreat concept that we believe will attract many people who are searching for hope and healing, peace and rest, away from their jobs, their cities, their commutes, and their concerns.

 

Cost

Cottage Accommodations include: private restroom, fridge, microwave, outdoor deck, full linens, queen beds AND bunk beds.

Lodge Accommodations include: connected restrooms, showers, heating, electricity, full linens, bunk beds.

Cabin Accommodations include: restrooms and showers nearby, heating, electricity, full linens, bunk beds.

Full Occupancy/ Shared Room(3+ guests per room):

$300 cabins (per person)

$375 lodge (per person)

No cottage option

 

Double Occupancy/ 2 guests per room:

No cabin option

$450 lodge (per person)

$600 cottage (per person)

 

Single Occupancy/ 1 guest per room:

No cabin option

$525 lodge

$750 cottage

How Do I Sign Up?

Register Online

Call (707) 874-5059 if you have any questions.

REGISTRATION CLOSES APRIL 12th, 2024.

What’s Included?

  • Five delicious camp-inspired meals including Friday afternoon snacks and dinner; Saturday breakfast, lunch and dinner, and snacks; and Sunday breakfast. We can accommodate food allergies and restrictions!
  • A wonderful series of experiences in nature that will heighten your spiritual awareness and appreciation for the wonders of the great outdoors. Every activity is optional, and every activity is meant to help you find a chance to take a break from everyday busyness.
  • Cozy, warm, and rustic accommodations that place you just a few short steps from the majesty of the Redwood forest.
  • A weekend that transforms you through our crazy world’s rarest resource: rest.

*To help mitigate the spread of Covid, we reserve the right to institute Covid protocols if necessary.*

What to Bring

Pack warm clothes for chilly spring weather; and close-toed shoes are important for hiking, ziplines, and other physical activities. We will be spending a lot of time outdoors, rain or shine, so check the weather forecast and pack accordingly. The temperature can fluctuate a great deal from morning to afternoon to evening, so layers are advisable! Water bottles are recommended to stay hydrated on hikes around our 116-acre property.

If there’s a good book you’ve been meaning to get around to? You should bring that too.

What are the Activities?

  • Guided hikes through the Redwood forest
  • Journaling classes focused on experiences in and with nature
  • Walks along Wander and Ponder meditative forest trail
  • Cozy and delightful evening campfire gatherings
  • Wood cup burning for a custom souvenir
  • Watercolor painting in beautiful Redwood landscapes
  • Cooking lessons from our highly trained and well-travelled chef Ricardo Silvestre

All activities are optional and designed to help you Pause from the busyness of the outside world. After dinner on Friday evening, there will be a brief introduction to the weekend, and then you’ll be let loose to “choose your own adventure.” You can spend the entire retreat hiking through the woods, you can find enrichment through creative and peaceful arts and crafts, or you can take full advantage of the weekend with some collection of everything. Bring a camera, a book, or your own hobbies and take advantage of our beautiful property to find rest in your own favorite ways. You’re also more than welcome to head out to the coast or to other astonishing and exciting locations in beautiful Sonoma County while you’re here! Ask a staff member for recommendations!

Cancellation Policy

  • No refunds are offered within 7 days of the retreat. If the retreat is 8 to 14 days away, you are eligible for a 50% refund. If the retreat is 15 or more days away, we charge a $36 cancellation fee. Your booking is transferable, so you can give it away or sell it if you choose. 
  • If Alliance Redwoods chooses to cancel or postpone PAUSE due to weather or another unforeseeable condition, we will reschedule you or give you a full refund, your choice.