Who is this retreat for?
We welcome individuals of any gender identity who identify as having a curvy or fat body. Unsure about the word fat? The word fat is just another adjective, a descriptor that defines a shape. No shame in that! We aim to create a safe and validating space for larger bodies. If you're curious if this is you, ask yourself a couple questions: “Have you experienced discomfort or oppression due to your current weight and/or body shape?” and/or, “Do you struggle to find a safe place to practice yoga for fat bodies?” If your answers are Yes, this is the right retreat for you. If your answers are No or Unsure, please feel free to send an email to with your contact info so we can talk about it! Likewise, your hosts are passionate about Health At Every Size (HAES). Read more about the movement here.
What makes this retreat special?
This retreat is a safe space for fat bodies to radically focus on pleasure and self care. We will focus on reprogramming relationships with our bodies as a way to gain better access to our intuition and wisdom. We will move our bodies in the practice of yoga, aided by many different kinds of props and variations to suit larger bodies. We will use various methods of creativity to explore how our thoughts impact our body image. This retreat will give you the opportunity to be present in and appreciative of the body you inhabit now. Above all, we will foster a deep connection to our own selves and to each other.
When and where is the retreat?
Our opening circle begins on Friday, July 17, 2020 at 2:00 p.m. in the beautiful ocean town of Pacific Grove, CA. The entire retreat program will take place at Asilomar Conference Grounds, a refuge by the sea. The retreat will end on Sunday, July 19, 2020 at 3:00 p.m. after a closing ceremony.
Pricing & Accommodations
(lodging is not included, lunches and dinners are included)
What is included in the price?
Two nights and three days of all-inclusive BLISS. Comfortable, no-frills lodging (your hosts value the importance of keeping the price of the retreat as affordable as possible). In the mornings we'll practice gentle but active yoga using variations and props. Evening yoga sessions will be restorative and therapeutic in nature, thoroughly preparing the body and mind for sound sleep. During the day you'll be guided through hands-on creativity workshops, exploring the relationships to our bodies through artistic expression. All of your delicious meals will be enjoyed in the Crocker Dining Hall. Rest assured there will be free time to explore the beautiful grounds at Asilomar, take a nap, read a book, or take in the majestic ocean views along Asilomar's boardwalk trail.
Payment Terms & Cancellation Policy
Full payment is due upon booking. The entire payment is non-refundable.
Payment plans are available upon request and are subject to approval. Such requests must be submitted by email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Coupon codes are not valid on payment plans.
As stated above, there are no refunds, however if you must cancel you may transfer your paid spot to another person, sending a friend or family member to the retreat in your place for a $25 administration fee.
In the case of unforeseen occurrences, Big Bliss Yoga/Retreats reserves the right to cancel the retreat in which case all registered participants will receive a full refund. We also reserve the right to cancel the retreat if the minimum number of participants is not attained. We are not responsible for the cost of flights or other transportation, or any cancellations fees that result from the retreat being cancelled.
We recommend purchasing trip insurance, always.