Mendocino Women’s Retreat in Philo, California


Don’t forget (might you want them):

  1. BulletFlashlights

  2. BulletTowels & toiletries

  3. BulletMusic makers: drums, rattles, etc

  4. BulletOutdoor chair or blanket or towel

  5. BulletSun hat, sun screen, sun glasses

  6. BulletYoga mat

  7. BulletShower shoes, easy on/off shoes

  8. BulletLayered clothes, sturdy shoes

  9. BulletJournal for writing

  1. Retreat General Information

LODGING    All lodging requests are taken on a first come, first serve basis. If you have special needs please let us know as soon as you can so that we can have a chance of meeting your needs. There is a limited amount of private rooms available. If you would like a shared room with a particular person please indicate that and we can usually accommodate requests.

IF YOU HAVE SPECIAL HEALTH NEEDS let us know, the sooner the better. Please be responsible if you snore, make sure you have a roommate that knows it and is ok with it.

CHEMICALS   Some of our guests have extreme chemical sensitivities. Please no essential oils, scented products, deodorants, body lotions, perfumes, strong shampoos, etc. Because many scents can linger on clothes we appreciate it if the clothes you wear and bring have been freshly laundered without fabric softener.

ARRIVAL  Plan to arrive at River’s Bend on Friday, 3 pm. Come to the registration table before unpacking your car. We’ll check you in, give you information, and provide you with directions to your lodge or cabin. Directions to River’s Bend are on their website at


  1. BulletA donation item for the silent auction

  2. BulletCash/check for silent auction/raffle tickets

  3. BulletFun clothing or costumes for the Sat. night variety show

  4. BulletAn item for our collective altar that is meaningful to you and feels reflective of the theme.

PACKING FOR THE RETREAT    ALL GUESTS need to bring their own towels and toiletries. Guests in Rustic or tent cabins need to bring a comforter or sleeping bag, pillow, etc.

Weather can be quite varied so layered clothing is recommended. Sturdy shoes and a flashlight are very important.

RUSTIC CABIN GUESTS have a short walk to the shower house, so slippers or easy on/off shoes are a good idea.

CAMPING GUESTS need to bring their own tent and sleeping materials. it is a bit of a walk to the meeting area, so please feel free to bring a bike, if you would like.

FOR OUTDOOR TIMES bring a sun hat, sunscreen, etc. If participating in yoga, bring a yoga mat if you have one. You might want to bring a journal for writing, a back-jack, beach or lawn chair to be more comfortable both indoors and out. Bring music makers – drums, rattles, etc. and back jack jacks or a blanket for sitting on the ground. For the river, water shoes are suggested and a beach towel.


Click here for Auction page for details


Please bring something for our collective altar that is meaningful to you and feels reflective of the theme.

Click here for Altar page for details