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In Honor of the Legacy and gifts that

Gail Mae Orchier brought to the world

Join the River Community August 28-31, 2015 

for The River of Bliss

In Loving Honor of Gail Mae Orchier”The River Guidess”


~May the River Guide us~

Love is all there is♥

 The remaining team is carrying on Gail’s wish that the community trips and legacy continue.  Celebrate being together in nature, with dance, music, meditation loving and connecting with one another with our hearts.  

Join us at a new property on the American river one of Gail’s favorite rivers.  

All are welcome on this Blissful 3 night/4 day retreat.  

For more information and to sign-up 


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 Our Past Trip last Labor Day


This Labor Day weekend, leave the fog, crowds, and long traffic jams behind! Sunny summer days and balmy nights await you on our magical private beachfront estate, along the banks of the beautiful Stanislaus River.
Discover sandy beaches, hammocks & rope swings galore, exotic statues, a temple made of redwood trees, plants carved into topiaries, and more surprises at every turn.
Enjoy conscious and ecstatic dances, meditation, gentle rafting, inspirational playshops, hot showers (and real bathrooms), hearty organic meals, optional massage and more.
Singles, couples and families are all welcome to play in this green, lush paradise, less than two hours east of Silicon Valley and the San Francisco Bay.
Bask in gentle currents, and let the river transform you. Nurture your body, open your heart, soothe your soul and connect with people of like mind and spirit. We’re along the road from San Francisco to Yosemite, so you might include a trip to the Park in your plans.
Beginners welcome. This gentle river and all activities are for novice and experienced alike.


Connect with our Creative, Open-Hearted, Funtastic Community!


“The ultimate weekend … Incredible food, a location that defies description, activities that are as deep as they are joyful. I’m deeply moved and grateful to have been there.” — L.Z., Corte Madera, CA


Labor Day Lineup
Your Soulful Guides for Music, Movement, Healing & Play
Kirtan with Sita Devi and Craig Kohland
Ecstatic Dance ~ Craig Kohland/Shamans Dream
Biodanza: The Dance of Life — Zora Coeur de Roy
Moving with the Spirit of Water — Michael Stone
Sweat Your Prayers / 5Rhythms Dance — Stacey Butcher
Slow Flow Vinyasa Yoga — Wendy Faith
Art in Nature: Rock Stacking & Sand Globes — Zach Pine
Poetry in Motion: Weaving Words w/ Movement — Lisa Alpine
Vocal Improv & PrayerSong Process — Gary Malkin
Kirtan & Original Songs — Lakshmi Devi & Friends
Clarity Breathwork & Divine Music — Dana DeLong
Violin, Viola, Vocals — Lucian Kano Balmer
Clarity Breathwork & Invocations — Ashanna Solaris
Community Ritual & Fire Spirit Circle — Elizabeth Moriarty
Oneness Meditation — Rajyo Markman
Sound Healing — Bruce Hauschildt
Friday Night Dance — DJ Heartbeat
Community Arts & Crafts — Charlotte Fuller
You can do it all … or do nothing at all.
Relax in a riverside hammock, and listen for the conch sound that calls you in for dinner.


Our “Summer Camp for Grown Ups” is in the News!
Press SF Gate 7-1-14
Press Conscious Dancer 6-17-14

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Work Exchange
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Kids Camp
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Registration & Pricing (ordering is just below)
1-Night ~ Sunday (10am) thru Monday (2pm)
2-Night ~ Saturday (11am) thru Monday (2pm)
3-Night ~ Friday (2pm) thru Monday (2pm)

Work exchange discounts are available to 3-night and 2-night guests. See work exchange section (above). If you’d like to bring children, please see our “Kids Camp” section (above).

Once you’ve registered and made your payment, you’ll receive a welcome email with important logistical information and carpooling options. Directions will be sent a few days prior to the event.

Contacting Us
Direct questions to Gail or Sara at (415) 937-8747, or via
Please Note:
  • All email to include Labor Day in the subject line, e.g., Labor Day question, Labor Day Work Exchange, Labor Day Kids Camp, etc.
  • Work exchange ~ Email us before you register. Once your hours are confirmed, you will be sent a code to apply your discount at registration.

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