Outward focus - rather than inward focus - keeps you from knowing your true self, reaching your fullest potential, and healing your wounds.

Blindness to your patterns of thought limits the meaning in your life, keeps you from reaching your fullest potential and healing your wounds.

Our retreat offers you the opportunity to experience practices designed to break through limiting habitual behavior to accomplish these goals:

During this retreat you will be guided through a series of practices designed to cultivate the inward attention needed let go of limiting behaviors and experience the following benefits:

Mind

    • Greater Access to Imagination, Creativity, and Problem-Solving
    • Improved Cognitive Fortitude
    • Reduced Mental and Emotional Stress
    • Increased Understanding of Personal Purpose and Meaning

Body

    • Improved Physical Resilience
    • Improved Immune Function
    • Increased Circulation and Flexibility
    • Decreased Physical Pain
    • Detoxification

Ethos

    • Connection to Community
    • Tools for Sustaining Balance in Everyday Life
    • Inspiration to Serve Your Community 
    • Reconnection with the Value of the Natural World

We invite you to stop dwelling in the past and future by participating in psycho-technologies which will pull your attention to the present.

We invite you to engage fully with the present by bringing these disciplines into your life.

Modalities and Psycho-technologies

Meditation

An offering of meditation practices, starting with self-awareness and moving into Metta meditation (global loving kindness) and death practices.

Beebed

Safely lie within a half-inch of 120,000 bees, separated by solid wood and metal screen, to smell, feel, and hear your message from the beehive. This is a wholly unique experience.   

Nutrition

Organic, farm to table meals designed to inspire using foods grown by Tamara in a supportive environment for cleansing, detox and purification during a day of juice and broth fasting.

Breathwork

Through accelerated and circular breathing, to the rhythm of evocative music, take a journey into your unconscious mind. 

Movement

Stretch, open and feel your body with daily yoga and movement activities.

Nature

Take a guided nature walk while listening to the stories and lore of our native flora and fauna. 

Sound

Enjoy three evenings of music featuring a special intimate performance with Jai Uttal.

Hot & Cold

Experience your edge with the longevity practices of increasing circulation through sauna and ice bath rituals.

Hands on Healing

You will receive either a personalized healing session with Tamara in her Fairfax clinic or a virtual private consultation – by appointment only.

Sample Schedule

You will have daily free time to rest, walk on the beach, sit in the garden, take a swim, write in your journal, and replenish.

Guest Teacher Spotlights

Nubia Teixeira

Yogini, Teacher, Dancer, Healer and Author

Author, yogini, teacher trainer, and Odissi dancer, Nubia Teixeira has devoted herself to teaching different aspects of yoga for almost 30 years. Nubia started teaching Yoga in Brazil-São Paulo, where she is originally from and now she teaches in California and world-wide. Perceiving yoga as a healing art, Nubia’s refinement and unique style overflows with sacred meaning and heartfelt inspiration. Nubia leads workshops, teacher trainings and retreats locally and around the world.

Suzanne Astar

Somatic Teacher, Ceremonialist and Physical Therapist

Suzanne Aster is a guide who facilitates opening to your authenticity and purpose through the weaving of somatic and spiritual guidance.
She practices a variety of bodywork modalities, dance facilitation, ceremonial arts and intuitive counseling. She has a passion for divine feminine holistic arts including womb healing and rebirthing. Suzanne brings over 15 years of experience leading groups towards embodied integration that expands potential.

Elena Kfoury

Herbalist and Curandisimo

Elena Kfoury is a Meztizo American practicing Curandisimo, a lineage holder of Wewepabtli- line of Tetzkatlipoka; the Grey Smoking Mirror (Clarissa Pinkola Estés, Elena Avila, and Elena’s mother, aunts, grandmothers, and ancestors). Elena is an expert in regenerative medicine holding degrees in Neuroscience (Amherst College) and Public Health Policy (Harvard University). She trains with Frieda Kipar Bay, Mathew Wood, Gathering Thyme School of Herbalism and the Berkeley School of Herbalism.
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Nick Nutu

Native American trained Plant Medicine Practitioner

Nick Nutu is a plant medicine guide, musician, fire-keeper, and naturalist wilderness guide. He has trained extensively with the Shipibo of Peru, Wixarika (Huichol) of Mexico, and an indigenous Karuk doctor of California. Through their lineages, he offers his heart and soul work via plant medicine & ceremonies. Nick’s expertise focuses on the healing and wild-crafting skills of our local flora, fauna, and fungi and how to blend with the land and celebrate life consciously.

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Kasey Rios Asberry

Designer and Educator; Demonstration Gardens

A designer and educator who lives and works in San Francisco, Detroit and Austin; finding joy in gardening, jazz and the many ways people organize themselves to take care of each other and our sacred commons.

Guest Musician Spotlights

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Jai Uttal

Grammy Nominee, Kirtan Artist, Multi-Instrumentalist and Ecstatic Vocalist

Jai is considered a pioneer in the world music community with his combined influences from India and American rock and jazz. Jai has been leading, teaching, and performing World Music and kirtan—the ancient yoga of chanting or singing to God—around the world for close to 50 years, creating a safe environment for people to open their hearts and voices. This is an exploration and expression of the heart and the spirit.

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Gabe Harris

Musician, Founder of Rhythm Village

Native of the San Francisco Bay Area and son of folk music icon Joan Baez and political activist David Harris, Gabriel grew up with a wide spectrum of musical influences and a strong sense of social justice. In his late teens Gabriel discovered and fell in love with traditional African drumming and music, and began his tutelage with the legendary Babatunde Olatunji, who embodied not just West African drumming, but the heart and soul that the tradition springs from.

Introducing

Lead Teacher and Founder

Tamara Wolfson

Tamara Wolfson is dedicated to supporting individuals to align with the deeper chords of their life’s path. She is a listener, healer & catalyst for authenticity. Trained as an osteopathic acupuncturist, she weaves together her knowledge and wisdom of botanical medicines, apitherapy, nutrition, meditation, Buddhism, Taoist philosophy, hospice, retreats and breath work to assist individuals with positive transformation. Tamara has been in clinical private practice for over 25 years.

In 1986, at the Swayambhunath Stupa in Kathmandu, Tamara had the auspicious opportunity to take refuge in the Buddha and received her first teachings in Tibetan Buddhist practice with the Very Venerable 9th Khenchen Thrangu Tulku, Karma Lodrö Lungrik Maway Senge. At 18, she began a serious practice of meditation and training in understanding the basic tenets of Eastern philosophy, religion, and meditation. 

She has received teachings and direct transmissions within the Kagyu and Nyingma Lineages from the 3rd Jamgon Kongtrul Rinpoche, Kalu Rinpoche, Namkhai Norbu Rinpoche, His Eminence Chamgon Tai Situ Rinpoche, Khenpo Karthar Rinpoche, Traleg Rinpoche, Lama Padma Karma, Bhaka Tulku Rinpoche and received the Medicine Buddha Empowerment from His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama. These ideas and practices have served as an important touchstone for her over the past 35 years of meditation practice and she is excited to share some of her experiences in mindfulness training.

Learn more about Tamara:

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Tamara Wolfson is dedicated to supporting individuals to align with the deeper chords of their life’s path. She is a listener, healer & catalyst for authenticity. Trained as an osteopathic acupuncturist, she weaves together her knowledge and wisdom of botanical medicines, apitherapy, nutrition, meditation, Buddhism, Taoist philosophy, hospice, retreats and breath work to assist individuals with positive transformation. Tamara has been in clinical private practice for over 25 years.

In 1986, at the Swayambhunath Stupa in Kathmandu, Tamara had the auspicious opportunity to take refuge in the Buddha and received her first teachings in Tibetan Buddhist practice with the Very Venerable 9th Khenchen Thrangu Tulku, Karma Lodrö Lungrik Maway Senge. At 18, she began a serious practice of meditation and training in understanding the basic tenets of Eastern philosophy, religion, and meditation. 

She has received teachings and direct transmissions within the Kagyu and Nyingma Lineages from the 3rd Jamgon Kongtrul Rinpoche, Kalu Rinpoche, Namkhai Norbu Rinpoche, His Eminence Chamgon Tai Situ Rinpoche, Khenpo Karthar Rinpoche, Traleg Rinpoche, Lama Padma Karma, Bhaka Tulku Rinpoche and received the Medicine Buddha Empowerment from His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama. These ideas and practices have served as an important touchstone for her over the past 35 years of meditation practice and she is excited to share some of her experiences in mindfulness training.

Learn more about Tamara:

Feasts of Transformation

Organic farm to table meals with ingredients grown by Tamara

The food we choose to eat every day is among the most important health choices we make. This fundamental act impacts ourselves, our families, our communities and our planet.

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Prepared by Executive Chef

Gareth Kelsall

Previous Executive Chef of M&H Bread and Butter in San Anselmo, CA.

Breakfast

  • Homemade Honey-Almond Granola with Strauss Yogurt

  • Poached Eggs with Kimchi & Polenta

  • House Cured Gravlax with Cream Cheese, Capers, Red Onion & Rye Crisps

  • Baked Walnut & Date-Stuffed Cinnamon Apples

  • Mushroom-Seaweed Broth or Chicken Broth

  • Homemade Almond Milk, Chai & Coffee

Lunch

  • Classic Salad Nicoise with Tamara’s Duck Eggs & Heirloom Tomatoes with Seared Albacore Tuna & Fava Bean Crostini

  • Summer Corn Souffle

  • Cream of Asparagus Soup

  • Pickled Medley of Vegetables

  • Cookie Sampler

  • Housemade Beet & Carrot Kombucha

  • Chai & Herbal Teas

Dinner

  • Wild Mushroom & Fresh Pea Risotto

  • Garden Kale & Avocado Caesar Salad

  • Garden Beet & Blood Orange Salad with Goat Cheese, Fennel & Almonds

  • Roasted Brussel Sprouts with Butternut Squash

  • Fresh Figs with Homemade Chocolate Truffles

  • Housemade Elderberry Kombucha

  • Housemade Spicy Ginger Beer

All meals will be served buffet style with dishes labeled so selections can be made according to personal preferences. If you have dietary restrictions or special dietary needs beyond gluten free, vegan or vegetarian, please inform us during checkout.

Willow Camp Estates is a historical property, built in 1917, and located in the heart of Stinson Beach. Just a short walk to the Pacific Beach and surrounded by mature and beautiful gardens.
We are thrilled to host you at this iconic California location.

Contact

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Join Us on September 25-29th!
Space is Limited - Book Your Room Today

Pricing

Communal

$ 2,500
  • Shared Bedroom
  • Shared Bathroom

Semi-Private

$ 4,500
  • Private Bedroom
  • Shared Bathroom
Discounts

Private

$ 5,500
  • Private Bedroom
  • Private Bathroom
Discounts

Our program is less than half the cost of these offerings purchased separately.

Cost Breakdown

  • 5 Days/4 Nights of Beach Front Luxury Lodging $3,000 Cost
  • 11 Farm to Table, Gourmet Meals $1,500 Cost
  • Guided Evening Sauna Ritual $1,500 Cost
  • Unrestricted Beebed Access $1,500 Cost
  • Daily Teacher Activities and Presentations $1,500 Cost
  • Daily Intimate Live Music Performances $500 Cost
  • Apitherapy Session with Tamara $250 Cost
  • Personalized Golden Garuda Process Journal $100 Cost
  • Personalized Healing Session or Virtual Private Consultation $250 Cost

Unfortunately we cannot accommodate children under 16, or animals.

Thank you for your understanding. 

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