Join Heidi Bourne for an intimate New Year's meditation retreat at Whispertree Retreat (formerly Bell Valley Retreat) in Boonville, California. Nestled among the serene hills, oak woodlands, and open meadows in the Anderson Valley of Mendocino County, enjoy 4 days and 3 nights settling the mind, opening the heart, and renewing the spirit.
January 4 - 7, 2024
The New Year is a beautifully poignant time to find refuge and renewal in the practices of awareness, kindness and wisdom. Join us for a long weekend retreat, meeting yourself just as you are, renewing any intentions for the coming year, and strengthening your practice through connection with yourself, each other, and the natural world.
Drawing on the teachings of the Buddha and held in the peaceful space of noble silence, our practices will include lovingkindness (metta) and mindfulness meditation, the gentle movement practice of qigong, small group practice discussions, daily dharma talks, and time for personal relaxation.
Whispertree Retreat is located about 2.5 hours north of San Francisco and about 3.5 hours south of Eureka in the Anderson Valley, an area within the Navarro River Watershed – a pristine, sheltered valley surrounded by verdant rolling hills.
A variety of elegantly appointed accommodations are available at Whispertree Retreat. Whether staying in the Toll House, Creekside Cottage, Barn or Bunk House, all spaces include generous living areas, kitchens, and gardens. Each is designed with attention to aesthetic beauty and connection to the land.
Choose from private single, double or multi-person bedrooms. Some rooms have private bathrooms, all others offer shared bathrooms. Choose your lodging preference with registration.
Each day our catered vegetarian meals will be nutritious, varied and carefully designed to support contemplative retreat practice. There are kitchens in each accommodation that you're welcome to use anytime if you'd like to bring any favorite items.
Everyone is welcome to attend this intimate retreat, both beginning and seasoned practitioners. The group will be limited to 15 people.
Thursday to Sunday
January 4 - 7, 2024
Arrive Thursday, 4pm
Retreat Ends Sunday, 11:00am
FEES: $995 to $1,550, All-Inclusive
$995 - Bunk House, Shared Room, Shared Bathroom - one large room sleeps 4
$1,195 - Bunk House, Semi-Private Room, Shared Bathroom
$1,195 - Barn, Shared Room, Shared Bathroom
$1,295 - Barn Private Room, Shared Bathroom - FULL
$1,395 - Private Creekside Cottage, Private Room, Shared Bathroom
$1,395 - Toll House Shared Private Room, Private Bathroom
$1,450 - Toll House Private Room, Private Bathroom, solo
$1,495 - Toll House Shared Private Deluxe King Suite, Private Bathroom
$1,550 - Toll House Private Deluxe King Suite, Private Bathroom, solo
Deposit to hold your spot: $250
non-refundable and non-transferable in all circumstances
Balance due November 18, 2023