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Summer 2012 Retreat in Temecula, California - Week #1

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Price: $100.00 /per person
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Summer 2012 Retreat with Francis Lucille in Temecula, California - Week #1:

Week #1 of the retreat begins on Saturday, August 25th at 6:00pm with dinner and dialogue to follow. Week #1 will conclude on Saturday, September 1st at approximately 1:30pm.

Click on the "Photos" tab on the horizontal menu on top of this page to view the place, which is the home of Laura and Francis Lucille, located in the beautiful and serene De Luz Hills near Temecula, CA. The grounds include several patios, a swimming pool and a tennis court. The facility is open all day long to the participants. WI FI is available.

The daily schedule:

1:00 pm lunch served buffet style.

3:00 pm meditation session
3:45 pm yoga of nonduality session
4:30 pm tea break
5:30 pm dialogue
7:30 pm dinner
8:30 pm various after dinner activities may take place movies, talent show, classical or indian music, etc

The last day, Saturday, September 1st we begin at 10:30am with meditation and dialogue and will conclude at approximately 1:30pm.

Your hotel room is only 6 minutes away, and there are several hotels to choose from (see list below)

Click here for more info on Francis Lucille and his teachings. (

Click here to contact the organizer of this retreat. (

More practical info:

TUITION is $550 if registered at least 45 days before the first day of the retreat, $600.00 afterwards.

FOOD COOP: For those interested, we have formed a food coop with chiefs preparing delicious vegetarian meals on site for lunch and dinner. The cost is $160 per week for both lunch and dinner and is separate from the retreat. CASH ONLY. (This includes the cost of retreat food supplies, paper and cleaning supplies, catering, a cleaning service used during and at the end of the retreat, and partially covers scholarships for those performing karma yoga tasks.) The kitchen facilities are available only to those participating in the food coop. There is a $50 per week fee for those not participating in the food coop to help cover the supplies, cleaning and maintenance costs of the retreat facility.

SCHOLARSHIPS are welcome for those with financial hardships only. A scholarship application must be completed and approved 30 days prior the first day of the retreat to participate. Please request a scholarship application form from Francesca at:

REGISTRATION: A $100.00 non-refundable deposit is required to guarantee your space at the retreat. Deposits are paid on line by credit card when you RSVP on WWW.MEETUP.COM. The balance is due upon arrival either in cash or by check made out to Francis Lucille on a US bank. Space is limited.

TRANSPORTATION: Temecula is accessible from several airports in the area including San Diego Airport (1 hour), Ontario Airport (1 hour) and Los Angeles Airport (2 hours). Names of friends interested in forming car rental groups to share the cost and facilitate transportation to and from the airport and lodging facilities to Francis' home can be coordinated. Driving instructions to Francis' home are provided below.

Take Highway 15 to the Rancho California exit, go west on Rancho California (coming from San Diego turn left, coming from LA turn right). Go 2 miles.
Turn left on Via Santa Rosa (first left after long incline). Go 1 mile.
Turn right on Via Vaquero. Go one half mile.
Turn right at driveway marked 49555 (at the bottom of a short hill, directly across from Calle Pinturesca). Francis and Laura's home is the one on the right at the top of the hill, about one half mile.


HOTELS (Located approximately 7 minutes from Laura and Francis' home):

(951) 676-7199
41900 Moreno Dr., near corner of Rancho California and Jefferson

HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS: : (extended stay rate 7 days for about $85 per night, ask for yoga retreat rate)
Jefferson Avenue, Temecula

(951) 296-3788
27338 Jefferson Ave, near corner of Winchester and Jefferson

RAMADA INN - Old Town Temecula - Inquire about extended stay rates
(951) 676-8770

Email Francesca at: for contact information