Yoga & Ayurveda
for Resilient Bone Health
an in-person afternoon retreat

Square One Yoga Studio
El Cerrito, California

August 6th 12:00pm-4:00 pm PDT

Experience how the deep wisdom of yoga and Ayurveda can transform the health of your bones.

Yes! Sign me up! 

Yoga & Ayurveda
for Resilient Bone Health
an in-person afternoon retreat

Square One Yoga Studio
El Cerrito, California

August 6th 12:00pm-4:00 pm PDT

Experience how the deep wisdom of yoga and Ayurveda can transform the health of your bones.

Yes! Sign me up!

$165 Only $140 through July 31st
Coupon Code STRONGBONES25 at checkout

Come ready to move and breathe for your bones, learning the key principles for building good quality bones safely and effectively with body-mind-breath practices that balance your system.

You'll enjoy Ayurveda-inspired, vegetarian snacks and refreshments, get to take home the recipes, and learn the secret to incorporating bone-building foods into your own meal plans.

We'll explore the foundations of Ayurveda and yoga, which are rooted in the elements of nature, giving you simple yet profound ways to nourish your bones on a daily basis.

This retreat is for you if:

You've been diagnosed with osteoporosis or low bone density or you have a family history of these conditions, and you know there's more to treating it than just taking calcium. You want clarity about what will really work and why.

You want to protect your bones as you age and take your health into your own hands by focusing on diet and lifestyle (which will also enhance the outcome if any medical treatment is warranted in your case.)

You gravitate toward the holistic, body-mind-spirit approach to health, and want specific tools, tips, and techniques that you can easily implement to support your bones.

You're curious how your yoga practice can stimulate bone remodeling and reduce fracture risk, and you want to make sure you're practicing safely and maximizing the benefits.

You’re ready for some inspiration in the kitchen to help nourish yourself and your bones, and you feel drawn to the promise of applying simple, yet profound, Ayurvedic concepts to your foods and self-care practices.

You want to take the day to focus on YOU!

These two ladies make a fabulous team! They are well educated on the topics and have a wonderful approachable style. For me, this was an invaluable investment for future health and well being. - D.B.

Here's how we'll do it!

When: Saturday August 6th 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm PDT

We'll start promptly at noon!

  • Begin with a bone-informed yoga practice, connecting the dots between the principles of yoga body-mind wisdom and Western science.
  • Enjoy some bone-nourishing, vegetarian snacks & refreshments inspired by Ayurveda
  • Learn how to assess and support your own elemental symptoms, understand the flow of nourishment in your body from an Ayurvedic lens, and discover the tastes that heal and deeply nourish your bones.
  • Walk away with a collection of effective self-care techniques, easy recipes, and deep understanding that will boost your confidence and truly make a difference for your bone health. 

Register today and build a sturdy foundation for your bone health through the wisdom of yoga and Ayurveda.

Cost: $140
Price increases to $165 on August 1st

Where: Square One Yoga Studio
9951 San Pablo Ave, El Cerrito, CA 94530

Why: Because you're worth it ... it's a retreat after all!

The Yoga & Ayurveda for Resilient Bones Retreat will help you take action for the health of your bones by understanding how to use Ayurveda & Yoga to support them. When you nourish your bones, you are nourishing your whole body in a deep and meaningful way.

Meet Your Hosts

Bone Health

Mary Sheila Gonnella has over 13 years of experience helping people reclaim their health. As a board certified holistic nutritionist and an Ayurvedic practitioner, she provides the information, insight, empowerment, and support you need to take charge of your health and live the life you were meant to live.

She creates a uniquely supportive experience for her clients and students. Her passion makes nutrition concepts come to life, leading her clients to consistently successful outcomes.

Mary Sheila has a way of teaching that is positive and not fear based. Her message is that food and lifestyle changes that can reverse health conditions don’t have to be extreme. Mary Sheila’s approach is informative as well as fun - as all learning should be. – Jennifer M.

Mary Beth Ray

Mary Beth Ray began studying and practicing yoga in the early 1990s. Teaching since 2009, MB shares the exploration of the many facets of yoga in an accessible manner to help you apply practical insights to your everyday life.

MB is certified as a Yoga for Osteoporosis teacher. In addition, she is a member of the International Association of Yoga Therapists (IAYT). She is also a certified holistic Nutrition Consultant and a Functional Medicine & National Board-Certified Health & Wellness coach.

I deeply appreciate all the time and experience Mary Beth shares with us. Having a class specifically for yoga for osteoporosis along with clear instruction has made me feel safe to engage in daily practice. a Yoga for Vital Bones student


Will this be recorded?

This is an in-person event. We will not be recording.

What are the guidelines for COVID?

Square One Yoga is a large studio and we’ll keep the big doors open for air flow. Masks will be optional for attendees. Please do not attend if you have any symptoms or have been exposed.

What do I need to bring with me?

Please bring a yoga mat if you have one. There are also mats and yoga props at the studio to use. Please also bring a notebook and pen to take notes. Come dressed in comfortable clothes you can move in.

I have a food allergy, how do I let you know?

Please email to let us know of any food allergy, sensitivity, or concern. We will be serving vegetarian, gluten-free food.

Nourish Your Bones Today!