What To Bring
A Packing Checklist
Click here to download a packing list you can use as a starting point for what to bring with you.
Beach Towel ⋅ Yoga Matt
You will need to bring a beach towel or yoga mat to the training for floor exercises. Please remember to pack one.
A sun hat, sun glasses, and clothing that can be worn in layers are recommended. Flat-soled shoes such as sports shoes and sandals are suitable for the ranch. Long-sleeved shirts, long trousers, sturdy covered shoes, and a hat are advised if walking on the trail
in the forested areas. A swim suit is necessary for the pool and hot tub. A bathing cap is not required. Insects (suggest moving this section to ‘Environment’ below)
Mosquitos are around most days during dusk and dawn. Ticks, snakes and poison oak are in the forested areas. Insect repellent and appropriate clothing is advisable.
Cautions (move to below?)
Mosquitos abide in Colorado during the summer months and are especially prevalent during dusk and dawn. Ticks, rattlesnakes and poison ivy are also in the area. Eco-friendly insect repellent and appropriate clothing are advisable.
You may bring musical instruments that do not require amplification. Electrical amplification of the voice or electrical instruments is not permitted.
Please refrain from wearing perfume or aftershave in the training room and dining room.
Please ensure you wear sunscreen and carry a water bottle. Insect repellent is recommended. Every participant will require a flashlight after dusk.
Carry a water bottle with you at all times. Every participant will require a flashlight after dusk.
Each participant needs to bring a Crazy Wisdom Deity yantra, The Universal Logos yantra, a Zhikr belt, and if possible, a meditation suit. These items may be purchased in advance from the Arica® web store. They will not be for sale at the training.
There is no safe on the premises and the
cabins rooms do not have locks. Your valuables should remain on your person or be locked in your car.
Zafus and Yoga Mats
You may wish to bring your own zafu.
It is necessary to bring a yoga mat or beach towel for floor exercises and for use during The Arica 9 Ways of Zhikr Ritual™, which will be done on a wooden floor.
Electrical Outlets (sb include this in questions for Sunrise)
There are sufficient electrical outlets in each bedroom for hair dryers and other devices requiring electricity. Hair dryers are not supplied. Westerbeke has signage that informs guests not to have more than one high amp appliance on at any one time, as this will flip the safety feature on their circuit breaker.
Laundry (This is on SB’s list of questions for Sunrise)
For do-it-yourself clothes washing, Launderland is about a 10-minute drive from the Ranch. Launderland Coin Op – In Whole Foods shopping center and close to the Sonoma Plaza
201 West Napa Street
Sonoma, CA 95476
6:00 AM to 10:00 PM
No telephone For private wash and fold, arrangements will be made with Sonoma Suds. More information to follow.
Swimming Pool and Hot Tub
The pool is not heated.
Westerbeke Eco supplies bath towels for on-site guests to use in their bedrooms, as well as towels for hot tub and swimming pool use. However larger ‘beach’ type towels are not provided.
There is no safe on the premises and the cabins do not have locks. Your valuables should remain on your person or be locked in your car.
Are there insects, ticks, etc.?
Mosquitoes are around most days at dusk and dawn. Snakes and ticks are in the forested trail areas only (not within our accommodation or training area). Eco-friendly insect repellent and appropriate clothing is advisable.
Further information and downloadable brochures are available from the Marin/Sonoma Mosquito and Vector Control District.
What clothing do you recommend?
A sun hat and clothing you can layer is recommended. Long-sleeved shirts, long trousers and hats are recommended
in the forested areas.
What footwear do I need?
You need sturdy closed shoes if you go walking on the trails
in the forested areas. Sports shoes and sandals with flat soles are suitable for the ranch.
What will the weather be?
It is a coastal California climate—cool in the evening (50 degrees) and hot in the daytime (80s, 90s, or 100s if there is a heat wave).
Sunrise is located in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains. The climate is typically hot and dry in August, with temperatures from the mid-80’s to 100’s.
Food (sb will update if needed/confirm with sunrise)
Is it true that there is free tea, coffee and fruit available all day in the dining room?
Yes. This is included in your training fee. The dining room opens at 8:00 am.
May I have specially prepared meals?
All meals are buffet-style without anyone serving us. Meals are not made to order. We are not permitted to bring our own food onto the premises. Unless there is a change, in accord with Covid precutions, all meals are plated and served at tables.Your dietary requirements will be integrated into the menu if communicated on your application form. New dietary requests cannot be accommodated once the training begins.
Health Insects Mosquitos are around most days during dusk and dawn. Ticks, snakes and poison oak are in the forested areas. Insect repellent and appropriate clothing is advisable. Weather The temperature range is California coastal, with cool evenings (50 degrees average) and hot days (80’s, 90’s and during heat waves 100’s).
Offsite Accommodations (SB will update this) Offsite Accommodations Sonoma Creek Inn – http://www.sonomacreekinn.com/ Jack London Lodge – http://www.jacklondonlodge.com El Pueblo Inn – http://www.elpuebloinn.com Sonoma Valley Inn (Best Western) – http://www.sonomavalleyinn.com Sonoma Mission Inn – http://www.fairmont.com/sonoma MacArthur Place – http://www.macarthurplace.com
No Drinking, Drugs or Smoking
In order to receive the maximum benefits from The Integral Protoanalysis of The Scarab Trainings™, it is important that there be no drinking, drugs or smoking during the 10-day period that the trainings are being given. Drinking, drug-taking and smoking cause changes in the body and mind that prevent the purified Higher States of Mind from being attained. It is best to stop well in advance before coming to the training. Thank you for your cooperation.
No Late Arrivals or Early Departures
If you cannot arrive at the training on time on
July 1 August 12 or you would have to leave early on July 10 August 21, it is best to wait for another time to participate in this series of trainings, as they are presented as an integral series, which must be embodied in their entirety.
In order to have time to rest and be ready to attend the
July 1 August 12 Training Introduction, you may need to arrive a few days in advance and stay off-site.
Perfume (Delete? It is a repeat…)
Please refrain from wearing perfume or aftershave in the training room and dining room.
Airport Transportation to
WesterbekeSunrise Ranch www.AirportExpressInc.com / 800-327-2024 – Goes to Petaluma from SFO & Oakland airports. Then taxi to Westerbeke. Follows a set schedule and runs many times a day. www.EvansTransportation.com / 707-255-1559 – Goes to Napa from SFO & Oakland. Then taxi to Westerbeke. Follows a set schedule and runs many times a day. www.PureLuxury.com / 800-626-5466 – Private transportation service by appointment only. Cost-effective if split between at least two people. They pick you up from baggage claim and bring you to Westerbeke according to your own schedule. www.ShuttleCalifornia.com / 707-648-7008 – Private transportation service by appointment only. Cost-effective if split between at least two people. They pick you up from baggage claim and bring you to Westerbeke according to your own schedule. www.napaairporter.com /707-252-1900 – Fees are based on number of passengers. Vern’s Taxi / 707-938-8885. Directions for Entering Westerbeke Ranch When you arrive into the parking lot you will see the entrance to the Ranch property. Most vehicle navigation systems direct guests to Westerbeke’s mailbox rather than the main entrance. Please look for the large sign that says “Westerbeke Ranch Conference Center” which is about 100 yards from the mailbox itself. From Sonoma County Airport http://www.sonomacountyairport.org/ground-transportation
Lists car rental agencies, taxi service, bus, shuttle and transit services. Local Taxi Vern’s Taxi
707-938-8885 Rental Cars flysfo.com/to-from/rental-cars
An Air Train will take you to the Rental Car Center. This site lists the car rental services with contact details.
Driving Directions to Sunrise Ranch from Denver (Ask Sunrise if this they have a doc to paste here)
- Follow Interstate 25 North for 31.5 miles to exit 243, Colorado State Highway 66 West near Mead.
- Use the left 2 lanes to turn left onto CO 66 W and take CO 66 W for 6.5 miles to US Highway 287 North/North 107th Street.
- Turn right on US 287 N and continue for 15.8 miles to US Highway 34.
- Turn left on US 34/Eisenhower Boulevard and continue west on US 34 for 6.5 miles to North County Road 27.
- Turn right on N CR 27 at the Masonville/Sunrise Ranch sign.
- Continue on N CR 27 for 3 miles to County Road 29.
- Turn left at CR 29 at the Sunrise Ranch sign.
- Continue on CR 29 for 1 mile to the second Sunrise Ranch Road sign (it’s a U-shaped road with two entrance points on CR 29)—and turn right.
- Park in the lot immediately to your left and proceed up the sidewalk and stairs to the Front Office in the Pavilion. Welcome!