2024 Vitality Live Wellness Retreat

Thursday, March 7th - Sunday, March 10th

With Mary Sheila Gonnella
Nourish Your Mind, Body, and Soul:

A Retreat for Self-Care and Transformation

Reclaim your vitality, tap into the mindset of creating new health habits, and gain a sense of connection and support on your journey towards transformation..

Space is limited, sign up today!

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Each day you’ll participate in interactive sessions that are designed to help you discover and achieve your desired goals.

We'll be indoors, outdoors, soaking in the healing mineral pools, and learning new ways to connect to your health goals & up-level your commitment to nourishing your best asset ... YOU


Calistoga is an incredibly beautiful gemstone located in the northern end of the Napa Valley.

Embrace the coming of spring with the greenery and wildflowers this time of year has to offer, true eye candy!

We'll explore a few natural local wonders as well as have time to soak in the healing geothermic waters onsite.


Upon arrival, you'll be welcomed you with a nutritious dinner. Breakfast and lunch are included onsite Friday and Saturday.

The onsite New Mexican themed restaurant, House of Better, is inspired by holistic nutritionist and chef Trevor Logan.

Calistoga is also home to incredible restaurants, wineries, and natural wonders.

What is the Vitality Live Wellness Retreat all about?

Come as you are, with an open mind and heart to a beautiful setting in community, creating an opportunity to plant the seeds of transformation.

Breakthrough old patterns and discover new habits and tools to address inflammation, support the gut brain connection, boost your immunity, and create an inner ecosystem for change

We'll be staying at Dr. Wilkinson's Backyard Resort and Mineral Springs in the beautiful Napa Valley. Experience the healing mineral springs and the lush green of springtime and the rolling beauty of the Napa Valley.

For the past year, I've had the pleasure of teaching nutrition classes at Dr. Wilkinson's Backyard Resort and Mineral Springs, and this oasis is filled with magic. The waters are healing, the staff is amazing, the onsite restaurant has my official nutritionist seal of approval, and Calistoga is truly the gem of the Napa Valley.

Founded in 1952 by Dr. Wilkinson, a doc ahead of his time, this boutique hotel recently got a facelift, and it's now officially one of my happiest places on earth! Calistoga has stolen my heart, and I can't wait to share it with you!

The Vision

The vision for this retreat is to come together in person and create an experience of learning and deepening our connection to our healing journey in practice with one another.

This retreat will distill some of the core teachings from my work into a condensed form, giving you new tools and inspiration to live your healthiest life through all the stages of your life.

Connect to your wild side

We depend on the health and vitality of the earth's ecosystem, and our own inner ecosystem. It's our right to learn to nourish ourselves with the earth and our own circadian rhythms in mind.

We'll connect to living in rhythm when it comes to how and when we nourish ourselves, to support optimal aging and brain health, lowering inflammation, and feeling in partnership with our body.

What if you could ...

  • Identify the habits that no longer serve you and identify where and how you want to change.
  • Invite new tools and insights to make lasting change, cultivating resilience and creating calm within.
  • Surround yourself with a community of like-minded, supportive people who are on their path and rooting for your success

This is exactly what Vitality Live is about.

  • It’s an opportunity to plant the seeds of transformation—in whatever area of your life you’re focused on.
  • You’ll deepen your understanding of your body through the lens of Ayurveda, hormone harmony, and nourish the gut brain connection for graceful aging, tapping into the essential tools for resilience.
  • The setting is Calistoga, in the beautiful Napa Valley, a historic spa founded in 1952, with a recent facelift, delicious healthy onsite restaurant, and healing waters. Nestled on the north end of the Napa Valley, surounded by mountain peaks.
  • Calistoga is just 30 minutes from the Santa Rosa Airport, 2 1/2 hours from San Francisco International Airport, and 2 hours from Oakland Airport.

Thank you, thank you, thank you for the truly magical and powerful experiences you offered us all at your Spring Vitality retreat.  Your knowledge and teachings have always been so informative and inspiring but all of my expectations about what the retreat would hold for me were far exceeded.

I am also so grateful and filled up by all the new friends (aka retreat members) I made .   What we all created together will never leave me.
Each of those individuals has touched my life in a meaningful way that I hope to continue and grow in the future and at upcoming retreats. They each widened my understanding and my horizons in all different ways.  

Debbi - happy retreat participant

Here's how we'll do it!

Day 1 - Connect - Get oriented, meet your community and explore what
the weekend has to offer. Set your intentions and enjoy our delicous spread and opening circle.

Day 2 & 3 - Experience & Explore - Now that you've set your intentions - tap into where and how you want to change, as well as the steps you can take to address inflammation, support the gut brain connection, boost your immunity, and create an inner ecosystem for change.

We'll explore what it means to initiate transformation with the elemental science of Ayurveda, and new habits that can allow the body to come back into balance.

Day 4 - Expand - While we bring our weekend experience to a close,
we'll celebrate mermaid style, and discuss how to implement the insights and strategies you’ve gained


The retreat includes a welcome dinner the first evening, as well as breakfast and lunch on Friday and Saturday.

Accommodations, airfare and spa treatments are not included.

Once you register, you’ll receive information on how to book your room and what to do if you’d like to share a room at the resort.

Wow is right! What an amazing and deeply nourishing experience taking us to the core of vitality. You took us so far beyond what to eat, when, where I often ruminate, to an active, freeing, blessed encounter with earth’s element. Our circle of sacred human beings steeped in your wisdom elevated me to a state a trust in the world I share with others. Thank you and your beautiful team.

Maureen - happy retreat participant

Your Retreat Host

Mary Sheila Gonnella has dedicated her life to helping people reclaim their health. As a board certified holistic nutritionist, educator, and Ayurvedic educator, 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.

As a lead up to her deep dive into all things nutrition, Mary Sheila developed a deep passion for basketry, wildcrafting, seaweed harvesting, farming, fermenting, and herbalism. She credits these practices to supporting her on her own healing journey, and deepening her connection to the earth. She loves to share health concepts through the holistic lens of earth medicine, supporting others to tap into their own vitality.

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.

Come retreat with me in beautiful Calistoga, experience the green of spring, and the healing mineral baths that Calistoga has to offer.