Ericka McConnell, a bicoastal Californian who has worked in New York for more than 20 years, has photographed retreat centers in India, Mexico, and Santa Barbara and Santa Fe in the US. Her images have graced the covers of Travel & Leisure, Conde Nast Traveler, Woman Magazine, Fitness, and Yoga Journal. Instagram @Erickamccfoto Rachel Neumann grew up in Oakland and returned to the Bay Area after many years living around the country. Her writing on social movements, politics, art, and mindfulness has appeared in national magazines including The New York Times, Lion's Roar, and the Village Voice. Ericka and Rachel's other book collaborations include Long Weekend: Guidance and Inspiration for Creating Your Own Retreat (2018) and the children's board book Baby Present (2016), both from Parallax Press.