Project Description

Redwoods and Waves

Reiki | Yoga | Nature
with Carrie Varela and Christine Barnett

Trinidad, California
August 7 – 11, 2024

Redwoods and Waves

Reiki | Yoga | Nature
with Carrie Varela and Christine Barnett

Trinidad, California
August 6 – 11, 2024

Revitalize mind, body and soul with blissful retreat to coastal California.

Retreat to the wild and beautiful landscape of Northern California!

Delight your senses with breathtaking ocean views, forest bathing in ancient forests filled with the tallest trees on the planet, tide pooling on agate beaches and kayaking in a pristine ocean harbor filled with a myriad of sea life.

Redwoods & Waves is the perfect opportunity to recharge with nature’s medicine and rekindle the magic of your aliveness. You will learn Reiki & Yoga practices that help you cultivate a connection to the five healing elements in your body, the Earth and the universe.

Adventure to the Pacific Northwest

Together in retreat, enjoy epic oceanside accommodations, delicious and healthy high-vibration food, sunsets, hiking, time on the beach, sound healing, chances to get all the way out on the water, sharing some sweet yoga practices, laughing + healing in community.


Let’s make new friends and create an intimate container for deep healing and transformation, without sacrificing lightheartedness and fun!

You will leave this retreat with your roots nourished – your heart & soul replenished and your mind at ease.

All of this goodness awaits those who say YES YES YES YES to the spark of this retreat!

If you hear the call in your heart… start counting down the days until August!!!

We would LOVE to welcome you on an EPIC ADVENTURE to the PNW!!!

What’s Included

4 nights oceanside accommodations in Trinidad or nearby Patricks’s Point

3 delicious, high vibration meals prepared with love by the talented Casandra Kelly Catering

Daily Reiki, Yoga & meditation

World Class Hiking in Redwood National & State Park

Wildlife Viewing and Sunset Bonfire on Gold Bluffs Beach

Ocean Kayaking in Trinidad Harbor

Day of Beach, Surf and Sand at the Gorgeous Moonstone Beach House

Sound Healing from the Gong Goddess & Sound Alchemy vibrations of Jen Madrone

Cultivating a Profound Connection to Nature using Reiki & Yoga Practices to Embody the Five Healing Elements

Airport transfer from ACV

(Many of the activities are weather dependent. Backup plans will be made in the case of inclement weather.)

What’s Not Included

Flights to ACV

Additional Activities

Additional Spa/Healing Services


Private Reiki sessions with Carrie

Lomi Lomi Massage (Traditional Hawaiian Healing Massage)





Local historic museum, lighthouse, gardens, shopping and dining in Trinidad

Ready to talk more about Redwoods in Cali?


Retreat Leader – Carrie Varela

Carrie is a Reiki practitioner and teacher, yoga instructor, Blissologist, mystic, lover, mom of toddlers and modern day healer. She inspires people to connect to Spirit, Nature and their truest essence through Reiki, yoga, meditation and nutrition. She is the founder of the Reiki Healing Society and the co-host of the Reiki Women Podcast.

Carrie offers trauma-informed services and uses decolonization principles which aim to provide a safe, supportive space for your healing and growth.

Carrie has over 1,050 hours of yoga teacher training experience, taught over 5,000 yoga classes and lead 80 transformative Reiki trainings. It is her intention to show up for you with an open heart, mind and curiosity to support your healing & growth with Reiki & Yoga. Her lifelong passion for travel and adventure has inspired her to offer yoga, Reiki and healing retreats in some of her favorite places, both locally and internationally.

You can find out more about her Reiki services, yoga classes and Reiki trainings on her website:

Retreat Leader

– Christine Barnett

Christine is an Adolescent Coach based in Boulder, Colorado. She is an avid yogi, hiker and a nature inspired designer and artist.

Christine facilitates empowerment circles to bring groups together where each person is heard, seen, and valued. Her gentle guidance often yields inspiration for greater self love, healing and increased awareness & care for our precious planet.

She is a long time yoga student of Carrie and has received Reiki from Carrie on many occasions. Christine is delighted to return to Northern California where years ago high atop a seasidecliff she received an intuitive message:  “You are a Channel of Goodness”.  

Christine believes we are ALL channels Goodness and has devoted her life to this Way – filling her days and heart in deep reverence to Mother Nature. 

She loves to share from her big heart and is eager to experience Earth Medicine with all who are called to be a part of this experience.

Location – Trinidad, CA

Trinidad is a seaside town in Humboldt County, located on the Pacific Ocean 8 miles north of the Arcata-Eureka Airport and 15 miles north of the college town of Arcata. Situated directly above its own natural harbor, Trinidad is one of California’s smallest incorporated cities, (with a 2010 population of 367). It sits as a gateway to the Redwood National Forest and is noted for its spectacular coastline with ten public beaches and dramatic offshore rocks.

Fishing operations related to Trinidad Harbor are vital to both local tourism and commercial fishery interests in the region. In addition to its coastal assets, the city honors and works to protect its Native American cultural and historic heritage.

Trinidad, California is the ancestral homeland to the Yurok, Wiyot and Tolowa people.

Want to make sure this is the right retreat for you?

Let’s Talk


Travel Details


Fly to Arcata/Mckinleyville Airport (ACV). (15 minutes from Retreat Destination.)

Flying to SFO – 5.5 hour drive from San Francisco to Trinidad.

Flying to Santa Rosa (STS) – 4 hour drive to Trinidad from Santa Rosa.

Travel Details

Airport Shuttles

We will pick you up and return you to the ACV airport. Please arrive before 3pm on retreat start day and after 2pm on retreat end.

Travel Details

Transportation within Retreat:

Retreat includes transport to activities, airport transfers to ACV, and rides to/from meals and activities. Accommodations at Casa Azul and Treasure Cove in Trinidad; Bluffs vacation home is 4 miles away. Contact Carrie if walking limitations; consider renting a car for personal transport.

Arrival Day – Day 1

Wednesday, August 7

  • Check in 4pm
  • Welcome Circle
  • Dinner
Day 2

Thursday, August 8

  • Breakfast
  • Ocean Kayaking
  • Lunch
  • Afternoon at Moonstone Beach House
  • Yoga
  • Dinner
  • Sound Healing
Day 3

Friday, August 9

  • Morning Meditation
  • Breakfast
  • Gentle Yoga
  • Hiking in Redwood State & National Park
  • Dinner on Gold Bluffs Beach
  • Bonfire
Day 4

Saturday, August 10

  • Breakfast
  • Free time/Hiking/SUP
  • Lunch
  • Free time in Trinidad
  • Yoga
  • Dinner
Departure Day – Day 5

Sunday, August 11

  • Breakfast
  • Yoga
  • Closing Circle
  • Checkout by 11am


Casa Azul

Casa Azul is a 3-bedroom, 3-bathroom spacious home that offers a fantastic blend of comfort, convenience, and proximity to nature. The main floor features a spectacular ocean view and an open floor plan, while the lower level accesses the private yard, media area, and yoga area. This property features a large yard, perfect for outdoor activities and enjoying the California ocean waves. There’s a telescope for scouting sea stacks, watching for whales, and checking out the Milky Way if our famous Humboldt fog cooperates. 

Additional amenities include: Spectacular Ocean Views, Outdoor Deck and Patio, Private Bathrooms, Close Proximity to Trinidad State Beach


Treasure Cove

This custom, two story home is located just a few houses away from downtown Trinidad has great ocean views and coastal access. The three bedrooms plus two marble full bathrooms are located downstairs. All bedrooms are very comfortable and well appointed. The living room, dining area, kitchen have a spectacular view of Trinidad Head, Harbor and Humboldt Bay. Watch the sunset on this property’s expansive deck! After a day of exploring on retreat, soak in the hot tub under the stars and a panoramic view of Trinidad Harbor.

Additional amenities include: Spectacular Ocean Views, Outdoor Deck and Patio, Hot Tub, A trail located directly in front of the home leads to Trinidad Head & Beach.


The Bluffs

The Bluffs is a newly remodeled vacation rental situated in the pristine natural beauty of Patrick’s Point, Trinidad, just steps away from the Sue-Meg State Park. This charming home offers three bedrooms and two full bathrooms, combining modern comforts with the tranquility of the breathtaking coastal views of the Pacific Ocean. 

Additional amenities include: Spectacular Ocean Views, Outdoor Deck and Patio, Hot Tub, Access to a Private Beach


Single Accommodations = Range from $2,795 to $3,095 USD Per Person 

Double Accommodations = Range from $2,295 to $2,595 USD Per Person 

*Early Bird Special – Get $300 off if you book your room or make a deposit by May 1, 2024!

Pay in Full or provide a $500 USD non-refundable deposit to reserve your spot on this gorgeous retreat!

Payment plans are available, contact Carrie at to discuss.

Final balance due four weeks before retreat start date: August 7, 2024.


Click HERE to be re-directed to Reiki Healing Society’s website for room availability and booking!


Carrie & Christine provided a top-notch experience – one we look forward to coming back to. We decided to do Whalesong Retreat as our honeymoon and it was a perfect way for us to set intention and honor our spiritual path forward together. Thank you so much for making this a wonderful memory we get to look back on!

~ Sarah & Mike ~

One of the most beautiful experiences I have ever had; magical + peaceful. Many strangers coming together but leaving as friends. Yoga and all the activities were intuitively guided and really met the individual where they are at.

~ Jacquii ~

“Carrie and Christine did an amazing job organizing this retreat. They made it frictionless and easy for the participants. Christine started the journey by picking us up at the airport with a big smile, hug and delicious muffins! Carrie had all of the activities lined up with a nice cadence and spacing in between. We did not have to worry about bringing any gear for the activities as it was all provided. The food was amazing and felt energetically healthy. I liked that it was so much more than Yoga. Reiki, Amazing sound healing bath. Gorgeous hike through the huge redwoods and sequoias. And kayaking through the beautiful lagoons. Trinidad is truly a special place. A+ retreat!”

~ Barry & Iale ~

Are you ready to dive into this transformative experience?