The runga immersion


Once a year, couples from all over the world come together at a pristine property nestled on the ridge between Napa and Sonoma Valley, for one of the most immersive wellness experiences in the world. Guests spend four days connecting with each other and themselves, while learning and applying practices that are at the forefront of wellness and longevity.

This is the RUNGA Immersion.

RUNGA is an opportunity to get away, find space, reflect on your overall health and wellness and invest in positive change in your life. The RUNGA team creates a fun, safe, and warm environment and you feel as if you’re among friends from long ago.
— Immersion Guest, 2018

Our Approach

Our approach consists of sustainable and proven practices that reduce stress and inflammation, optimize metabolic health, and foster a sense of community and connection with others. For many of our guests, we have found that these practices have an infinite number of side effects, including improved productivity, confidence, purpose, liberation and happiness.

The “tools in our toolkit” encompass everything from mobility, functional fitness and nutrition, to breathwork, meditation and cold immersion. We strongly believe that these practices form the foundation to sustainable wellness and longevity, and when brought into the day-to-day, create powerful improvements in quality of life.

 Kettlebell Instruction with Joe.

Kettlebell Instruction with Joe.

Attending the RUNGA Immersion has changed the path of my life, and I am forever grateful. The interactions with everyone there, and understanding that there are so many tools available to help me be the person I want to be… It was invaluable.
— Immersion Guest, 2018

What’s Included?

This intimate and personalized wellness experience will be held on a wine-country estate on the ridge between Napa and Sonoma Valley. Located on 70 acres of forest, it’s like our own national park. With our pre-event coaching and only 12 spots, we ensure that your needs are met during your time with us. We’ve thought of everything that you could ask for to completely tune in to your heart, mind, body, strength and spirit - including:


mobility training

Learn easy, do-anywhere exercises for total body mobility - designed to unlock the body’s compensatory mechanisms, release tension and rapidly improve function and joint mobility.


Kundalini yoga and mindfulness meditation

Connect with your heart and your inner strength in daily Kundalini Yoga and Mindfulness Meditation.


coffee and supplement bar

Enjoy unlimited access to our extensive coffee bar, featuring the superfoods and supplements we believe are essential to longevity and performance.

cold immersion

Strengthen your nervous system and reduce inflammation with ice baths! You will be surprised how easy and enjoyable the cold becomes once you find your power.


manual therapy and movement coaching

In your personalized one-on-one sessions, experience the most effective hands-on therapy for reducing pain, improving posture and optimizing your body alignment.


fitness training

Ignite your athletic potential with workouts that optimize your body’s natural function. You’ll quickly master the safest methods for building strength and resistance to injury.


vibrant ORGANIC meals

Feast on vibrant, plant-rich, all-organic paleo meals with keto-friendly wine pairing. Dinners at RUNGA are a time to socialize and connect!


cooking demOS

Plant based cooking demos are a fun way to gain confidence in the kitchen. You’ll learn easy tips and tricks for making brain-healthy staples and keto-friendly treats!



Experience the power of our community, and kindred support. Guests often comment that they feel like family by the end of the weekend!

I’m just so grateful for this unique experience. To learn from you, to experience life with you, it was just so amazing. I came in with a checklist of things I wanted to learn and when I left, I realized that RUNGA really was meant to be an experience.
— Immersion Guest, 2018

Your Hosts

  Joe DiStefano   Founder, Mobility & Kettlebell Instructor

Joe DiStefano

Founder, Mobility & Kettlebell Instructor

  Ben Greenfield   Human Performance Expert

Ben Greenfield

Human Performance Expert

  Emilía Rún   Kundalini Yoga Instructor & Plant Based Chef

Emilía Rún

Kundalini Yoga Instructor & Plant Based Chef

  Scott Dolly   Manual Therapy & Movement Expert

Scott Dolly

Manual Therapy & Movement Expert

  Julie Brautigam   Integrated Movement Coach

Julie Brautigam

Integrated Movement Coach

  Jessa Greenfield   Cooking Instructor

Jessa Greenfield

Cooking Instructor

  Seamus Mullen   Paleo Chef & Author

Seamus Mullen

Paleo Chef & Author

The RUNGA Immersion was some of the best 4 days of my life, and certainly the most life changing. Joe, Emilia, Scott, Julie, Ben and Jessa went above and beyond to ensure we had the best experience possible. From the moment we arrived, it was clear that we were walking into something very special... Morning yoga, late morning ice baths, exceptional food, one-on-one time with Scott and Ben, the cooking demos, breath work and kettlebell instruction - each day was amazing. I will remember the wonderful sense of family and the love I felt from everyone there. And I walk away with so many tools to help me be the person I want to be in the future.
— Immersion Guest, 2018

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