Book for summer now; Four-3 day spots are filled for Summer 2017. Please check out the schedule to see if the time you want is available.
Do you want to come to Namaste Farms to learn and stay with us and our family? We are offering a new way to learn dyeing, spinning, animal husbandry et al… You can come and enjoy life on the farm with me and have a completely tailored experience in true “agri-tourism” style. You won’t have to book a hotel, rent a car or purchase meals because this is an all inclusive 3 night “glamping retreat” where you stay in a brand new, 1961 reproduction 18 foot Airflyte trailer which has a stove, refrigerator, TV, queen bed and a tiny bathroom and shower combo. It’s incredibly cute with an authentically vintage feel. While your nights have a retro feel, your days can be as busy or as relaxed as you’d like. For those of you who want to have an information packed adventure, an example itinerary is as follows:
Day 1; Travel Day; arrival dinner with Sean, Natalie and family
Day 2 and Day 3; Learning days with breakfast, lunch and dinner provided. You will tailor the start times with up to 6 hours of experience per day. Because your journey is as unique as you are, you can select any combination of activities. These could include: Dyeing MOA, Advanced Dyeing Techniques, Nabori Silk Dyeing, Fiber Reactive Dyeing, Beginning Handspinning, Advanced Handspinning or Fleece or Fiber Master Class. If you aren’t interested in dyeing or spinning but want to learn about fiber “on the hoof,” you can spend time on the farm working with the animals. I’ll teach you everything you need to know about fiber in a truly one of a kind hands on environment. If this option is for you, bring your boots and jeans because you’ll handle the animals, and “learn by doing.” In the event you want a much slower paced option, you can simply hang out and relax on the farm. We have a porch swing where you can watch the chickens, baby goats, horses, and free range peacocks walk by. The sights and sounds of the farm are amazingly therapeutic and grounding. In the late afternoon or evening, if you’d like to visit Temecula’s Winery’s, we live in the wine country and we can help you arrange transport with a designated driver. Also, we are only an hour from the beach, and we’re happy to help arrange a visit to see the Pacific Ocean, if you so choose.
Day 4: Travel day; breakfast will be provided.
We are offering either private or semi private (you and a friend; friend has a 33 % discount!) instruction where they also participate in the day to day functions of Namaste Farms. In the event you choose to attend the retreat with a friend, you can share the double bed or there is a narrow separate bunk in the trailer as well. No matter whether you come alone or with a buddy, I want you to have fun and come away with the experience of a lifetime. During the retreat, there will be a “no holds barred” approach and I’ll teach you anything you want to know. Besides learning, you’ll hang out with me (and Scrappy), and have home cooked meals while conversing and getting to know me and my family on a personal level.