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9 Reasons Your Next Company Retreat Needs to Be at This Northern California Spot

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Tucked away in the redwood forests of Northern California, The Land is a wellness and retreat center that inspires groups to connect not only with each other but also with the natural world. Set about 2.5 hours from San Francisco, just before you reach the Mendocino coastline, this expansive property provides an idyllic place for a team getaway. During a retreat here, guests might stay in glamping tents, cozy wilderness cabins or spacious houses and enjoy days of wandering hidden trails, getting deep into their yoga practice or attending an empowering, inspiring workshop. Here’s some of what you can expect during a stay at The Land.

Reporter: Alyssa Brown

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Wilderness Cabinslearn more

Cozy redwood cabins are another accommodation option at The Land, all are set within close proximity to the saltwater pool and the main lodge. The simplistic design encourages relaxation.
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A Country Home Staylearn more

For those who prefer the comforts of a residential house, The Land offers a few cottages and homes with decks, bathtubs, kitchens and other amenities. The stunner is the property’s strawbale house - a whitewashed adobe stucco house with grey oak flooring and two separate entrances - which sleeps up to 13 guests.
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Glampinglearn more

If your retreat is centered around getting back to nature, a stay in the glamping tents encourages just that kind of connection. Under a canopy of Douglas Fir trees, you’ll find 12 glamping-style accommodations with cozy beds, lanterns and colorful rugs. For added ease, top flight restrooms, showers and charging stations are just a short walk through the woods away.
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Living With The Landlearn more

Living off the land is one of the integral concepts at this retreat center, and the property utilizes its orchards and organic vegetable and herb gardens to create dishes served at the restaurant. Meal plans are easy to coordinate if you’re traveling in a group, with fresh foods and local meats, poultry and seafood added to round out the offerings. 
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Wandering the Groundslearn more

The Land is set just beside the headwaters of the Navarro River, a home to otters, wood ducks, and egrets. In a short walk of the grounds, you’ll come across redwood forests, grassy meadows and plenty of wildlife. The property is home to about 50 species of birds, making it a great spot to slow down and observe nature at work. The Land is also a place to discover a network of old fire roads, hidden trails and quiet country roads, all of which offer varying landscapes and opportunities to wander.
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If mandala gardens are your jam, you’re going to love exploring The Land’s five-acre organic gardens. Set in the shape of a mandala, the garden beds align with the moon cycle and combine veggies, flowers and perennials.
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Ways to Connect as a Teamlearn more

Whether you need that creative breakthrough on a project or just need to get your team connected away from the office, The Land is a great resource for team retreats and offers many ways to connect during your stay, one of which they refer to as “The Game.” This interactive communication experience is designed to build connection and empathy, calling on various tools like vulnerability to bring people together. Another connection tool The Land uses is called “Seva” (Sanskrit for selfless service), which encourages visitors to give back to The Land, performing simple acts of service like helping the kitchen team do dishes after meals, working with the animals and assisting with small garden projects.
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Yoga at The Landlearn more

For those planning wellness retreats, incorporating yoga sessions is a great way to combine group activity and encourage physical exercise. The Land has a bikram studio on the property that fits up to 30 yogis. Working with some of the best yoga practitioners in Northern California, the team can work with you to find a specialist in Yin, restorative, Vinyasa or hot yoga.
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Seek Inspirationlearn more

Retreats at The Land have included performances, speaking events, coaching and guidance from outside collaborators like master voice coach Stewart Pearce, the naturalist and tracker, Jon Young, Reverend Dr. Joanne Coleman, writer/poet Lemon Andersen, Angel Grant, Zen Priest Ed Espe Brown, and artist John Boogz. So, if you’re considering completing your retreat agenda with a workshop or something similar, the team here is happy to help guide you through options.
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