Saturday, October 22, 2016

 Health & Rejuvenation 

Yoga Aloha Retreat


Jan. 22-Jan.27, 2017

Banyan Tree Estate: 
Plantation House & Cottages
Will you be joining us for our annual Maui, Hawaii Yoga Retreat?  We will be escaping the cold and journeying into deeper health and rejuvenation in tropical Maui.  This is a 5 night 6 day retreat. Our purpose is to reset our nervous system back in synchronization with the cycles and rhythms of nature, to restore our relationship to food and how we nourish ourselves, to deepen our progress in yoga asanas/posturing and meditation, and to celebrate life and make new friends of course!

With 2 tropical acres of land, the Banyan Tree is an historic estate centrally located between the cowboy town of Makawao (Upcountry) and the surf town of Paia.  It is in a quiet, shady oasis of banyan and jacaranda trees w/ sunny, open spaces of lawn and hammocks to find solace in.  There are also delicious fruit trees and exotic flowers to adore while loving the climate: highs in low 80's and lows in low 60's
We are pleased to have a fully equipped 700 sq. ft yoga studio where we will hold 3x daily yoga classes with careful instruction for all levels.  Our special guest yoga teacher and retreat leader is Gaya-Shelton Ostadi who along w/  Trish 'Prema'.  They are also co-founders of Yoga Camp Sonoma and work together to bring forth the gems and deep wisdom of yoga and Food is Medicine as a path for human potential and optimal health.  
We will be taking advantage of the 50' salt water pool especially for our class on yogic and ujjayi breathing where you float on your back with your head cradled above water.  This will help re-pattern your breathing to be more full and relaxed.  

Health and Rejuvenation 
Yoga Retreat 
Meals & Daily Schedule:
We are nourishing our bodies according to Food is Medicine...Eating is Ritual which means all meals are: organic, plant -based, whole foods prepared with delicious, ethnic variations.  They are also prepared to increase alkalinity and antioxidants, reduce inflammation & pain, improve absorption of nutrients and detoxification, and help digestion.  

*6:45 am... rise & shine to singing bowl & miso soup

*7:15 -8:45 am... sunrise yoga asana class (1.5 hrs)  
(gradual flow of poses to revitalize and get energy moving)

*8:45 am... morning meditation (30 min)

*9:30am... raw, veggie juice (8oz)

*10:00 am...breakfast

*11:00am-4pm...lunch on your own,
personal solace on the land, swim in the pool, and/or island exploring time

*2:00-3:15pm...power yoga class w/ pranayama (some breath classes done in salt water pool) (1hr 15min)
(stronger sequences and breathing techniques to tone, strengthen, and deepen detoxification and improve digestion, )

*4:00pm superfood smoothie

* asana class (1hr 15min)
(restorative poses held longer w/ relaxing, deep breathing)

*6:15 -6:45pm...evening meditation (30 min)

*7:00-9:00pm dinner & social

*9:00pm... Quiet Time
*10:00pm...Lights Out

~~~Special Retreat Highlights~~~
*Group Journey to Haleakala Crater for sunrise meditation & Hawaiian Chant & Song 'mele'
*Watsu or Lomi Lomi Massage Therapy 
(additional upon request)

Retreat Pricing:
Prices include accommodation, yoga and meditation classes/workshops, meals except for lunch, transportation to and from the airport (however if you want to go into town or beaches at your leisure, please arrange a vehicle)

 Banyan Suite: (below) 
Quiet shady corner of house, near banyan tree, private entrance, enclosed porch, kitchenette, bathroom
One Person Occupancy: $2052  
Two Person Occupancy: $1512 queen bedroom
$1404 twin bed in small side room

 Palm Suite: (below)
Private entrance w/ flower garden, queen & twin bed in bedroom, private bath, palm and plumeria abound
One Person Occupancy: $1944
Two Person Occupancy: $1404 queen & $1296 twin bed

Bamboo Suite: (below)
Private entrance opening to flowers and bamboo w/ cut stone shower, separate kitchenette
One Person Occupancy: $2160 
Two Person Occupancy: $1728 queen bedroom
$1512 twin porch bedroom

 Plumeria Cottage: (below)
One Person Occupancy: $1944
Two Person Occupancy: $1404 queen & $1296 twin bed

 Ginger Cottage 
( similar to style and feel of other suites/cottages)
Kitchenette, 1 queen bedroom, private bath
One Person Occupancy: $2052 
Two Person Occupancy: $1512 each

Gardenia Cottage: (below)
full kitchen, bathtub/shower, private back porch & hammock
2 queen beds in large studio
Two Person Occupancy: $1836 each
Multiple Person Occupancy: $1404 each

Sues's Cottage House: (below)
2 private entrances, living room, 2 private bathrooms, spacious, kitchenette separates 2 queen bedrooms
Two Person Occupancy: $2160 each 
Multiple Person Occupancy: $1728 each 

Payment and Refund Policy:
50% deposit due at time of registration
$500 non-refundable
Full payment due December 1st, 2016
No refunds December 1st on...
*airfare NOT included

Pay by pay pal, credit card, check, cash by contacting:
there is a 2.7% (swiped card) or 3.7% charge (manually entered) for credit cards
Trish Pascual 

With Prema Devii (E-500RYT, M.A) & Gaya Shelton-Ostadi (E-500RYT) working as your team of teachers, classes and workshops will be available to meet your level and needs.  They both are full time yoga thereapists/instructors in Sonoma County, CA, and both trained in the deep, richness and wisdom of Hatha, Sahaj, and Tantra Yoga.  They are co-founders of Yoga Camp Sonoma and have the creativity and organization for a meaningful, fun, and celebratory retreat into health and rejuvenation.  

Sunday, July 10, 2016

Yoga Camp Sonoma 2016 Oct. 7, 8, 9

Yoga Camp Sonoma 2016
Oct. 7, 8, 9
Excited to officially open up our sacred space together with the following welcome video and excerpt videos from Food is Medicine...Eating is Ritual Workshops for Yoga Camp Sonoma 2016. 


Food is Medicine...Eating is Ritual Workshop Excert:

Food is Medicine...Eating is Ritual Workshop Excerpt:

Vegetable Curry (serves 2-4)
  1. 2 Tbs. coconut oil
  2. 1 large yellow onion, finely diced
  3. 4 medium cloves garlic, minced
  4. One 2-inch piece fresh ginger, peeled and finely sliced/grated (1 Tbs.)
  5. 1 Tbs. ground coriander
  6. 1-1/2 tsp. ground cumin
  7. 3/4 tsp. ground turmeric
  8. 1/2 tsp. cayenne (optional @ end)
  9. 1 tomato 
  10. 2 cups vegetable broth or just water
  11. 1 cup coconut milk
  12. One 3-inch cinnamon stick
  13. Fine sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
  14. 1 lb. sweet potatoes/yams, peeled and cut into 1-inch cubes (about 3 cups)
  15. 2 large carrots, peeled and cut into 1/2-inch-thick rounds (about 1 cup)
  16. 1 cup chickpeas
  17. 2 Tbs. fresh lime juice
  18. 2 Tbs. chopped fresh cilantro
In a 5- to 6-quart heavy-duty pot, heat the oil over medium-high heat. Add the onion and cook, stirring occasionally, until beginning to brown, 3 to 4 minutes. Reduce the heat to medium (or medium low if necessary) and cook until the onion is richly browned, 5 to 7 minutes more. Add the garlic and ginger; cook, stirring, for 1 minute to blend the flavors. Add the black mustard seed, coriander, cumin, turmeric, stir for 30 seconds to toast the spices.  Add the broth, coconut milk, cinnamon stick, 1 tsp. salt and bring to a boil w/ carrots & yams. Reduce the heat to medium low or low and simmer for 15 minutes.  Blend (blender or vitamix) 3/4 of the yams and carrots for a thickening, flavorful curry sauce then ddd garbanzo beans & vegetables of your liking (typical veggies for curry: cauliflower, zucchini, green beans).  Let set overnight if possible so flavors can really marinate.  Have the Indian Red Lentil Dahl in a separate bowl or over the entire meal. Heat and serve over cauliflower rice w/ squeeze of lime, hemp seeds, currents, cucumber yogurt/raita, and cilantro!  Enjoy the yummy nourishing flavors of natures plant medicine...Food is Medicine...Eating is Ritual!

Red Lentil Dahl (6 servings)

  • 2 ½ cups red or pink lentils
  • 5-6 cups of water (a large pot half full)
  • 2 tablespoons curry paste
  • 1 cup coconut milk
  • ½ teaspoons sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon fennel seed
  • 1/2 teaspoon coriander seed
  • 2 teaspoons yellow curry or garam masala powder
  • ½ teaspoon turmeric
  • pinch of cinnamon or 3-4 dried cloves
  1. Bring the water to a boil in a large pot.
  2. Add lentils and cook uncovered for 10 minutes, stirring every few minutes to prevent burning on the bottom. Remove from heat.
  3. Stir in remaining ingredients until completely incorporated. Let simmer for 30 minutes.

Cauliflower Rice (4-6 servings)
*Large Cauilflower 
*1 tablespoon Coconut Oil
*Raw Sprouted Pumpkin Seeds or cashews, pistachos, almond slivers
*2-3 pinches of sea salt
*4-6 cardamon pods

  1. Chop or grate cauliflower into rice size consistency
  2. In deep pan on medium heat, melt coconut oil then add cauliflower, nuts, cardomon pods
  3. Stir for 8-10 minutes 
  4. Take off stove and stir in sea salt

Saturday, June 11, 2016

Food is Medicine...Eating is Ritual Workshops Starts July 2, 2016

Food is Medicine...Eating is Ritual 


Many have asked when we will be doing these workshops again either for the first time or as a review for those who have attended in the past.  Here it is!  These workshops are pivotal to understanding what underlies the exponential health problems in this country.  We go right to the heart of the problem: the alarming toxicity and poisons that have infiltrated our food supply since industrialization and the affects it has on our gut and body systems.  
Through these workshops you will learn how to combat this growing problem through food is medicine health theory & ayurveda (science of healing and eating according to the wisdom of nature herself).  There are 6 key workshops:

 1) Purifying the Diet 
 2) Cleansing and Strengthening the Liver 
 3) Healing the Gut  
4) Balancing Hormones
5) Restoring and Building Our Immunity 
  6) Maximizing Nutrition w/ Superfoods

 These workshops are sequenced  to constitute a full system cleanse and rejuvenation to help heal health conditions and build a foundation for optimal well-ness!  The dates are spread out so that after each step, you have a minimum of 2 weeks to implement the changes and begin truly transforming the quality of your health from the inside out!

The dates are:
July 2
July 16
July 30

Sept 3
Sept 17
Oct 1

It will be a small group taking a life-changing nutritional journey that is also the basis of some short videos that we will be producing for yoga camp preparations. The cost is $240 ($40 per class) and includes the food we will share.  
50% deposit required to register
30% non-refundable
full payment required by July 2, 2016
Payments accepted:  
Pay Pal, Square (Credit Card), Check, Cash

Please let me know if you would like a spot reserved for you.

Trish Pascual 'PREMA'
E-500RYT, M.A

Monday, April 25, 2016

Group Meditation: The Great Leap from the Ego Centered Self to the Heart Centered Soul (the living tree of our nerve plexus centers)

Group Meditation & Workshop: 
the great leap from the ego centered self
to the heart centered soul
April 29th, 2016
tea & lentil soup
Will you be joining us as we review the inner and outer work of activating, balancing, and aligning our nerve plexus centers (chakras)?  The real path of yoga was bestowed upon us so that we could attain our full development and potentiality as spiritual beings experiencing physical form.  The work or path which involves tending to the quality of thoughts in our mind through the practice of ethics (1-yamas & 2-niyamas), taking care of the body and posturing it for proper life force circulation and movement (3-asanas),  breath work to control how energy flows (4-pranayama), cultivating perception beyond the five senses (5-pratyahara), focusing and concentrating the mind (6-dharana), bathing the brain in meditative flows from beta to alpha to theta and beyond (7-dhyana), and dissolving attachment to individual identity to establish in the eternal self 
(8-samadhi)...are the essential eight limbs of the tree.  The deepened practice of all eight limbs provides the likelihood of genuine & profound experiences, unique to each person, of higher and higher states of present awareness and eternal truths.  They likewise directly tune up the living tree within, that of the seven nerve plexus centers along the spine. Our regular practice of the full path allows for the fruit of the tree, the fruit of our life to blossom.  Some of the sweetest fruits develop from the harmony and alignment of this living tree within like unconditional presence and love, good-will, and deep compassion to name a few...

In this Fridays meditation workshop, we will talk further about the struggle most find themselves, going from instability to stability to instability of basic needs at the root plexus or chakra, the imbalance between the masculine & feminine expression in the sacral plexus, and the overfeeding of the ego at the solar plexus.  Such has been the prevalent struggle of humankind...the oscillating and often reckless or haphazard approach to living often throwing these centers so off course that thriving self-development is halted.  This oscillating and haphazard approach is often the cause for the 'stuckness' or disempowerment most feel when they can't seem to get a hold of their lives or live deeply fulfilling lives.  Such is the state of affairs for many including the world at large with its inequalities between rich a poor, dominating patriarchal systems, and image driven marketing for example.  

So it is a great leap we face to move from the ego self to the heart soul not just for the individual but for our communities and world.  Each plexus is the foundation for the next essentially and like a tree that needs solid ground to safely extend its roots, we need those roots for our healthy expression into the duality of life.  From that expression we are able to find our identity, the trunk of our tree at our navel.  These three stages are critical to whether we open at the heart and branch upward.  Because of the constant struggle at these first three, the leap to real opening of the heart is a great one.    

This Friday, we will spend the majority of our time however, on the heart plexus which is the strongest electromagnetic resonance of all the centers. How important it is therefore, to cultivate pure intention here.  Also on the throat center and how vital it is to utilize words and our voice to carefully craft our reality.  The third eye center as well and the importance on diet  & visualization via meditation to keep our blissful hormones flowing. Last, the crown center...the seat of the Atman...our highest self, and what it takes to operate from here more often.  To the atman, the place where we have an expanded and overarching perception beyond the physical form and can develop therefore, an empowered and aligned way of being not so vulnerable to the extreme highs and lows of the other centers. 

Our guided meditation will help to refine our yoga practice because of our focus on the real inner and outer work with these nerve plexus centers of the spine.  These centers are responsible for our individual tendencies and unique psychological profile.  What an art it is to understand, balance, & align them so as to arrive at a more refined self.  To living and tuning up the living tree of yoga within.  

...Om Mani Padme Hum...
I like to call it, the polishing of the diamond gem within.  Without the inner and outer work, it simply doesn't shine in radiance or come into its highest potential.  

To the governance of the heart and the plexus centers functioning in vertical, beautiful harmony...

register for your spot & for directions to
Hataraj Yoga Center
trish 'prema'
E-500RYT, M.A

Thursday, April 14, 2016

Group Meditation & Workshop activate, balance, & align our unique psychology

Group Meditation & Workshop
activate, balance, & align our unique psychology

The axiom 'as above so below' is a cosmic law that governs the very nature of things including our inner workings of our mind and how it interplays with the spectrum of our emotions.  Like our universe of spinning galaxies with vortexes of energy, so too do we have the universe of spinning energies within our very body.  It is our energetic anatomy, our energy biology from which our unique psychological tendencies came through.  These imprints and expressions of our soul and our responsibility to activate & align and balance & ground them is the path of the stars.

There are seven primary nerve plexus or psychology centers.  The first is where the nerves come to a vortex at the base of our spinal chord, the tree of life.  Here, we experience some of the most primal emotions responsible for our survival in this physical form.  Above our pubic bone another vortex of nerves that allow us to experience emotions or energy in motion that are in contrast, our masculinity and femininity.  Moving up to the navel plexus of nerves the energy concentrates on emotions of individual expression in the world and identity of who and what we are.  Forth, to the most powerful, electromagnetic frequencies of the heart. What a dire leap it is to psychologically transform the thought waves and hardwiring of our minds to move from an ego centered self to a heart centered soul!  For the heart, the point at which our vertical and horizontal planes meet, the point where the heavens touch down and kiss the earth, is the sacred cross of our evolution.  With emotions of love, compassion, and divine community expressed here, OR of hate, intolerance, and the hell of separation or disconnectedness, the activation, balancing, & aligning of our unique psychology from the roots of our tree UP, becomes all too pertinent.  For what quality of sweetness is our fruit, what quality of spirit have we to show for ourselves.  
In this group meditation & workshop, we will focus on the first three plexus centers of energy, of e-motion and navigate through their activation, balancing, & aligning of their expressions through breathwork, posturing, & meditation.  

You are invited to join us and share in what makes our human experience so profound...the inner work of refining how we each individually function and feel and how the ancient path of yoga enables us to feel empowered by the spectrum of emotions.  The energy that runs through our systems are a celebration of this human form for us to evolve and refine the diamond gem within...and like a diamond it takes pressure, cutting, refining, & polishing to shine!

Tea & Minestrone Soup Served 

Will you be joining us?
 reserve your spot
April 15th, 2016

 Trish 'Prema Devii'  
E-500RYT, M.A

Sunday, April 3, 2016

For Love of Earth: Kirtan & Meditation Experience

For Love of Earth: 

Kirtan & Meditation Experience

April 23rd, 2016 

Through the path of Bhakti Yoga, we open our voices & hearts singing & chanting together... Allowing the tuning into & tuning up of our cells, our DNA, to the primordial energy of the earth... Goddus Gaia... 'papa' in Hawaii ! With meditation, shavasana, & sound healing, we ground the ancient frequency! Experienced as resonance, it will be a powerful shift and day for us all.... Celebrating w/ a hula dance in honor of papa and creating a community prayer, special leis & cacao, superfood decadence will be gifted...To live in better alignment w/ our divine self, each other, & the planet... Gaia... Goddus papa... Join us to ignite a call to action from this day on...for earth day... To the land before time...activated by sound, we travel and remember Le Mu, the greatness of our living potential, & what we are HERE to bring forth !!!

Contact for Tickets:
 Trish Pascual (Prema) 

Friday, March 25, 2016

Living Yoga & Food is Medicine Retreat

Living Yoga & Food is Medicine Retreat

April 15th, 16th, 17th
WILDWOOD Retreat Center

Spring is the time to activate your potential!  In health, fitness, and conscious development, we retreat to rejuvenate our life force.  Our two night & 3 day retreat gives a worthwhile opportunity to delve right in!  You are invited to join us on this journey to the gorgeous surroundings of N.California in Guernville.  Here, the rolling hills to the Sonoma Coastline feed us with much needed prana...fresh ocean and forest energy.  At Wildwood Retreat Center, our group will have exclusive use of the grounds which include pools & hot tub, campfire circle, yoga yurt studio, workshop and meditation hall and more...   

Sunrise & Sunset group meditations, deep breathing techniques, & yoga posturing will allow us to release the old, establish our sacred space within, and center in the clear perception and expansive knowing of our highest self.  In essence we are on retreat to REBIRTH OURSELVES!!!! 

Change your relationship to food and eating...
With all vegetarian meals provided for, we will talk about the importance of more plant and whole foods based diets in Food is Medicine...Eating is Ritual.  This is an intensive overview workshop of Trish's 6 steps: 1) Purifying our bodies of toxic overload  2) Clearing & Strengthening the Liver 3) Healing the Digestive System 4) Balancing Hormones  
5) Building Immunity  and 6) Deep Nourishment & Mineralization through Superfoods...Furthermore, Trish is passionate about certain key topics and establishes them as foundations for true well-ness: 
Vitality of Health!  Inner Radiance! Joyful longevity!  
These three themes are how she weaves everything together!

Private Yoga Therapy Sessions 
Based in Ayurveda, you will receive instruction on yoga postures & therapy movements specifically for your dosha and condition, unique meditation tools (mantras, visualizations, breath work etc.) that match your disposition and character, dietary recommendations,  and effective ways to implement a successful routine/lifestyle based on what is discussed ...

supplemental charge:
 $54 for 30min 
 *held during personal afternoon times
*schedule a.s.a.p to insure your session 

Retreat Costs Per Person:
$432  4 ppl in a room with 2 queen beds
 w/ shared bath
*$972 for one of these as your private room w/ shared bath
$540  2 ppl in a room with 2  twin beds
 w/private bath
*$756 for one of these as your private room w/ private bath 

*full amount due at time of registration as spaces are limited and retreat time is right around the corner

Lots of hiking/walking trails abound!!!

Retreat Grounds & Itinerary 
*times may change 

April 15th:
 4:00 pm Arrive & Settle In
4:45 pm Opening Ceremony (yoga yurt)
5:15 pm Yoga Asana Class: 
"cultivating body awareness and love of self (ends w/ self-massage)"
6:30 pm Group Meditation 
"taming the inner critic"
7:15 pm Dinner
8:30 pm community building/sharing 
"my soul journey & seeding my intention"

April 16th
6:45 am Group Meditation 
"healing medicine for the mind"
7:30 am Yoga Asana Class:
"purifying the body of excess weight, toxins, & dead cellular debris
 (ends w/ lymph massage)"
8:45 am Breakfast 
10:00 am Food is Medicine Workshop
12:00 pm Lunch
1:00 pm Personal Time or Private Sessions
4:30 pm Yoga Asana Class: 
"structural yoga therapy based" (ends w/ lymph massage)
5:45 pm Group Meditation: 
"activating and balancing our consciousness centers, 
our nerve plexii of the spinal cord...our tree of life"
6:45 pm Food is Medicine Workshop 
7:45 pm Dinner
8:45 pm community building/sharing 
"creating a sustainable lifestyle & how to meaningfully incorporate yoga & food practices"

April 16th
6:45 am Group Meditation "steady mind...steady practice"
7:30 am Yoga Asana Class: "Ayurvedic yoga therapy based" 
(ends w/ lymph massage)
8:45 am Light Breakfast & 
 Food is Medicine Workshop
9:45 pm Closing Ceremony
10:00 pm Brunch
12:00 pm Check Out
12:00 -3:00 pm Free time at pool 

Restoring our relationship to ourselves through Living Yoga & Food is Medicine!

Trish Pascual 'Prema' (E-500RYT, M.A Education) is an experienced yoga therapist with a loyal clientele in Sonoma County for over 8 years and empowerment educator for over 15 years! Specializing in structural yoga therapy, thai yoga healing, and Food is Medicine, she offers a well-rounded and thorough approach that makes sense to her clients, is applicable to their lives, and sustains their motivation for reaching higher and higher levels of empowered, vitalized, radiant living.  To long life, inspiration, and genuine love of self for the betterment of all!!!

trish pascual 
(prema devii)