Make Experiences Your 2020 Resolution
Forget material goods or over-ambitious self-improvement goals, and make this new decade one of unforgettable experiences. Start 2020 with one-of-a-kind experiences that foster wellness, creativity and exploration.
Unwind | Yoga with Andrea Bogart
Every Thursday starting January 16, 9-10 am | Complimentary
Yoga has made an indelible mark on our culture and has proven not to be a passing trend. From novice to expert, a regular practice holds many benefits including relaxation, acceptance as well as lasting physical and mental wellbeing. Led by dancer, actress and decade-long yoga instructor, Andrea Bogart, MacArthur Place offers a weekly all-levels vinyasa yoga session that threads together a mindful flow linking breath to challenging poses, with an emphasis on intention, alignment, strength, balance and just letting go.
Create | Woodworking Workshop with Aleksandra Zee
Thursday, January 16, 5-7 pm | $180 per person
Whether you’re looking to create art, learn a new skill or be inspired by creativity around you, our first maker’s workshop promises to deliver all of the above plus a healthy dose of motivation. As part of our Artist in Residence program, resident artist Aleksandra Zee will lead a woodworking workshop. On Thursday, January 16th, experience an immersive step-by-step workshop diving into the beginnings of woodworking. Learn how to carve, chisel, sand, cut and finish your own cheese board – and then enjoy a wine and cheese pairing directly after the class.
Explore | Winter Wine Tasting
Explore Sonoma wineries in the winter, and notice the vineyards abloom with brilliant yellow flowers. These mustard flowers are an integral part of the winemaking process. Mustard plants are used as cover crops in sustainable farming to naturally replace nutrients and enrich the soils while the vines are dormant in the winter and early spring. The result is fertile soils and healthy vineyard ecosystems that in turn produce delicious, and sustainable wines that garner world-wide attention. Not only do you get an amazing memory (and unique photo) but you also receive awareness to the rich flavors in your glass.
Explore | Winter Hikes
More than just wineries, get out and explore Sonoma on your two feet or two wheels. Pack an extra layer and enjoy a sunny winter afternoon on a number of local trails. We reached out to the Northern California outdoor experts, Weekend Sherpa, and they suggested three top hikes including Tolay Lake Regional Park, PlanetWalk at Sugarloaf Ridge State Park, and North Sonoma Mountain Regional Park. Be sure to pack water and a journal, as the vistas will surely inspire memories of the past and thoughts for the future.
In 2020 we resolve to relish in being “pleasantly normal.” LATimes.com recently shared a story exquisitely titled “After fall’s wildfire scare, visitors will find Napa and Sonoma pleasantly normal.” We look forward to a year filled with wellness, creativity, and exploration. Visit MacArthur Place this season and enjoy Winter in Wine Country – Save 20% on stays now through March 31, 2020.