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Reiki | Yoga | Nature
with Carrie Varela and Christine Barnett

Trinidad, California | April 19 – 23, 2023
Register by Jan 15th, 2023 for $125 off!


Reiki | Yoga | Nature
with Carrie Varela and Christine Barnett

Trinidad, California | April 19 – 23, 2023

Nourish your heart and revitalize mind, body and soul with blissful weekend retreat to coastal California.

Delight your senses with breathtaking views of the Pacific Ocean complete with whale spouts in the distance and the gorgeous blossoms of spring all around you. Connect deeply to yourself and others with the magical medicine of whales, Redwoods, gorgeous sunsets, healing energy, time near the ocean and the joy of transformation.

The Whalesong calls you to remember your essence, the song of your soul.

An Earth Day Retreat to Trinidad, California

On Earth Day weekend, journey to the tiny town of Trinidad, California, where gray whales are migrating with their newborn calves and the Redwoods are silently growing in the forests. Your adventure includes hiking, kayaking in the ocean and pristine ocean lagoons, daily Reiki & Yoga, and if we are lucky there will be plenty of chances to view whale migration from the comfort of your retreat accommodations. (It is gray whale season!)

Connect to your soul, nature and healing in one of the world’s most beautiful places, where the Redwoods meet the Pacific Ocean. Get reacquainted with yourself, beyond the physical, the wounding, your story and remember your innate wholeness.

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

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

Join us for an Earth Day you will never forget!

What’s Included

4 nights accommodations in Patricks’s Point with ocean views

Airport transfer from ACV

3 healthy, fresh cooked meals a day from local, organic ingredients

Daily Reiki, Yoga & meditation*

Trip to Redwood National & State Park*

Hiking in Sue-meg State Park*

Ocean Kayaking in Trinidad Harbor (weather dependant)*

Kayaking in Stone Lagoon (weather dependant)*

Healing circles

What’s Not Included

Transportation / Flights To / From Arcata/Mckinleyville Airport (ACV)

Transportation to all retreat activities and airport transfers to ACV are included in the price of the retreat. The retreat accommodations of the Trinidad Pearl and Stagecoach Cabin are on the same property and Wind and Tide is located 0.5 miles north. Retreat accommodations are 4 miles from Trinidad (the closest town). Rides to/from meals, activities and one trip to Trinidad are included per day.. If you are unable to walk up or down hills or are unable to walk ½ mile distances or more please contact Carrie to discuss. If you would like to have your own access to transportation you are encouraged to rent a car.


Private Reiki sessions with Carrie





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

Ready to talk more about communing with the whales in Cali?

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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 owner and founder of the Reiki Healing Society.

Carrie has over 1,050 hours of yoga teacher training experience, taught over 4,000 yoga classes and lead over 70 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 lives to share from her big heart and is eager to experience Mother Earth Medicine with all who are called to be a part of this experience.

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 seaside cliff she she received an intuitive message:  “You are a Channel of Goodness”.  Christine believes we are ALL channels of Goodness and has devoted her life to this Way – filling her days and heart in deep reverence to Mother Nature.   An Earth Ways Yoga Guide, Artist, and Steward of Grace – Christine performs respectful Acts of Kindness whenever possible. She resides in Boulder, Colorado where she is developing a conservation program for youth.


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 people and contains ancestral ties to Yorok, Wiyot and Tolowa people.

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

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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. If you are traveling prior to Wednesday April, 20th or traveling through a different airport, contact me to discuss your travel arrangements.

Travel Details

Transportation within Retreat:

Trinidad is a small walkable town and you are able to walk from retreat accommodations to the central meeting point and/or beach & trails.

Arrival Day – Day 1

Wednesday April 19

  • Check in 4pm

  • Welcome Circle

  • Dinner

  • Bonfire on Agate Beach*

    *Weather Permitting

Day 2

Thursday April 20

  • Yoga or Beach time
  • Breakfast
  • Kayaking in Big Lagoon*
  • Lunch
  • Healing Circle
  • Yoga
  • Dinner

*Weather Permitting

Day 3

Friday April 21

  • Yoga or Beach Time
  • Breakfast
  • Hiking in the Redwoods
  • Lunch
  • Yoga and/or Hiking in Sue-meg State Park
  • Dinner
Day 4

Saturday April 22

  • Yoga or Beach Time
  • Breakfast
  • Ocean Kayaking*
  • Lunch
  • Healing Circle
  • Yoga
  • Dinner
  • Earth Day Sound Bath

*Weather Permitting

Departure Day – Day 5

Sunday April 23

  • Breakfast
  • Yoga
  • Closing Circle
  • Check out by Noon


Retreat Accommodations

Carrie has rented three of Trinidad’s most picturesque vacation rentals for your retreat.

  • Trinidad Pearl – The Trinidad Pearl is one-of-a-kind. With stunning 180-degree views of California’s Lost Coast in nearly every room, this historic home sits on almost four acres of private, sprawling ocean-front lawn.
  • Wind and Tide – This beautiful, newly remodeled home is situated on three acres of forested cliffside overlooking the Pacific, just north of the seaside village of Trinidad.

  • Stagecoach Cabin – Make yourself at home at this beautiful, two-story coastal cabin and start exploring Trinidad!

Prices range $1,605-$2,395/per person. Book for a $500 non-refundable deposit. Payment plans available!

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

Covid Policy

We believe our COVID Policy will contribute to everyone’s health and safety. This policy will be updated the months prior to the retreat depending on current COVID cases and suggested precautions.

We intend to do what we can to make the retreat as safe as possible due to COVID-19, but there are obviously no guarantees.

By purchasing your room at the retreat, you are participating at your own risk…including any COVID exposure/transmission.

No refunds or cancellations are allowed due to COVID. You are encouraged to purchase Pandemic Travel Insurance which will likely cover the cost of the retreat if you can’t attend due to COVID-19. CLICK HERE to research some different COVID travel insurance plans.

Are you ready to dive into this transformative experience?