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Philo - Northern California
October 7th - 11th or October 12th - 16th

  • Have you ever wanted to be in a movie?
  • Are you ready for a unique experience all about the power of community, participation and what a group of people can achieve when they put their hearts into it?
  • Have you ever wanted to plug into the ancient wisdom of the giants of the forest, the almighty Redwoods?
  • This is a hybrid: yoga retreat immersed in nature + what it takes to make a great film.

Sun retreat:
Monday 7th – Friday 11th October
Arrive by 12:00 pm / Depart 05:00 pm

Moon retreat:
Saturday 12th – Wednesday 16th October
Arrive by 12:00 pm / Depart 04:00 pm

This is a unique opportunity to dive deep into the retreat scene and be a background actor in a film! Be part of the making of a meaningful feature comedy with competitive yoga as the backdrop, where you’ll get to experience being on retreat in the mornings and in the afternoons you’ll be a background actor contributing to sharing a profound message for our greater collective.


Learn more about the movie here:

What a typical day on the retreat looks like:

07:30 – 08:00 am: Sunrise Meditation
08:00 – 08:30 am: Breakfast
09:30 – 11:00 am: Yoga
11:00 – 12:00 pm: Free time
12:00 – 12:30 pm: Lunch
01:00 – 06:00 pm: On Set (with breaks)
06:30 – 07:00 pm: Dinner
07:30 – 08:30 pm: Sharing circle (optional)

Sun retreat
Monday 7th – Friday 11th October
This retreat has a more flexible afternoon schedule. During Sun retreat, the on-set scenes in the afternoons will not require the whole group for every scene each day and these will not always be yoga scenes but outdoor or “retreat life” scenes allowing you extra free time.  Chose to rest or join one or our lovely optional activities with local flair:

  • Hiking in the Redwoods
  • Coastal and beach visit with optional dip in the ocean (cold training)
  • Wine or Apple Cider tasting
  • Nonviolent Communication workshop
  • Cannabis & Psychedelic talks

Moon retreat
Saturday 12th – Wednesday 16th October
During Moon retreat, in addition to the morning yoga session you’ll be filming the yoga scenes on set in the afternoon in the main yoga shala, demonstrating traditional yoga poses for the main yoga scenes in the film. Everyone on this retreat will be on set shooting for the film in the afternoons.

Group size: 17 participants per retreat

*You can choose Sun or Moon retreat or join both!

To secure your space a 25% deposit is required.

Book flights to San Francisco Airport to join us on this remarkable retreat.

Immerse Yourself in Meditation & Yoga
Enjoy lovingly fresh prepared meals
Experience the Majestic Redwood Forests
Be Part of the Making of a Great Movie
Share a Unique Experience with Like-minded People
Make New Friends & Make a Movie Together

Northern California

Home to the Giants of the Forest

Discover Philo, just over 2 hours north of San Francisco, a top destination for outdoor adventures. The Hendy Woods State Park offers a scenic hiking trail that winds through towering redwoods and along the banks of the Navarro River. The Navarro River offers fishing and bird-watching, home to a diverse array of bird species. Philo is also home to various wineries where you can savor the flavor of Northern California.

Who doesn't love being cooked for?


There is an undeniable pleasure that arises from being lovingly cooked for, especially when the meals are crafted using fresh, nutritious, and healthy ingredients, sourced locally whenever possible. In just a matter of 2-3 days, you begin to experience your bodies response to being nourished. Acknowledging the primary role diet plays in our overall health, providing your system with healthy, vibrant meals, you will not only leave the retreat feeling inspired by this unique retreat and film experience, but your insides will also feel the benefit of being nourished from the inside out.

River's Bend

Cozy Cabins

River's Bend offers an experience of country living in an exceptional natural setting surrounded by the mighty Redwoods on the Navarro River. Accommodation is in cozy wood cabins with wood burners for cooler nights. Forest bathe in the ancient wisdom of the Redwoods, swim in the Navarro River where the salmon have made their way back home to spawn for eons, or cross the bridge into Hendy Woods State Park with hiking trails leading you through the grandeur of the Redwoods along the Navarro River. River’s Bend is at the edge of two Ecosystems: Oak Chaparral and Coastal Redwood. The land is part of the Anderson Valley Land Trust; a conservation easement on the land ensures habitat protection for fish, animals, and plants. They also protect the beautiful night sky with minimal night-time lighting.

Your Hosts

Saskia & Teachers

Saskia has hosted dozens of transformational retreats in North Africa, Europe, South America and South East Asia. Saskia’s retreats offer unique wholesome and life changing experiences. Check out what people have to say about previous retreats under testimonials:

Saskia will be joined by other yoga teachers and healers throughout the two retreats in beautiful Anderson Valley, CA.

Pricing & Booking

  • Single bed (sharing with 3 people): $1390
  • Single bed (sharing with 1 person): $1610
  • Private room from: $2000
  • Queen Master suite: $2555
  • Special couples rate: $2800


A 25% deposit is required to secure your spot
Another 25% is due June 1
Balance 50% due August 6

 Due to the nature and planning of this unique retreat, please note our strict cancellation policy:

Retreat Cancellation Charges:

  • Cancellation before June 1: 25% of your retreat deposit
  • Cancellation between June 1 – August 6: 50% of your retreat
  • Cancellation after August 6: 75% of your retreat

Given enough notice and if we can re-sell your spot, we will happily return your deposit minus administration and bank fees. Otherwise our normal cancellation charges apply.


  • Moon Retreat
    Monday 7th – Friday 11th October
    Arrive by 12:00 pm / Depart 05:00 pm
  • Sun Retreat
    Saturday 12th – Wednesday 16th October
    Arrive by 12:00 pm / Depart 04:00 pm


  • Comfortable accommodation at River’s Bend
  • Daily breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks
  • Meditation, yoga, hikes, wine tasting, campfire jams


  • Flights
  • Transfer from San Francisco (but we can help out with this!)
  • Travel insurance

Reach out to us for a discovery call.  We can’t wait to hear from you!

message or call: +34 634 352 983