5-Day Mindfulness Meditation and Yoga Teacher Training Retreat in California

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Break down the foundational postures of yoga
Daily yoga
Daily meditation
3 daily meals
Ratna Ling welcomes back Master Teacher Nikki Estrada for a deep dive into yoga and mindfulness.  This 5-day residential intensive will break down the foundational postures of yoga. 

Whether you are a yoga teacher or a dedicated practitioner wanting more, this intensive will reinvigorate your practice and help you pinpoint misalignments, imbalances and blind spots in your practice, particularly after two years of at-home practice.

This training includes 22 hours of Yoga Alliance continuing education for Yoga Teachers.  You do not need to be a yoga teacher to join us!
7th September to 11th September 2022
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Program

*Subject to change 

This 5-day residential intensive will break down the foundational postures of yoga through focused, workshop-style practices covering:

  • Tadasana – blueprint alignment – common compensation patterns in key poses.
  • Standing postures – understanding anatomy and adjusting the poses appropriately
  • Actions of the hips and shoulders
  • Twists and core work
  • Backbends – extending the spine evenly
  • Forward bends – hip flexion and pelvic movements
  • Inversions – how to practice safely or alternative poses
  • Restorative yoga & meditation for deep rest & rejuvenation 
Day 1
3pm
Check-in
4pm
Practice- Tadasana
5.30pm
Dinner
6.30pm
Opening Circle, Lecture, Meditation
Day 2
7.30am
Ratna Ling Meditation
8am
Breakfast
9.30am
Practice- Tadasana in Surya Namaskar (plank, chaturanga, down dog)
12.15pm
Lunch
1pm
Rest, Walk, Restore
3pm
Practice- Tadasana in Standing Poses (lunges, warriors & more) & actions of the hips/pelvis
5.30pm
Dinner
6.30pm
Restorative Yoga, Meditation
Day 3
7.30am
Ratna Ling Meditation
8am
Breakfast
9.30am
Practice- Twists, Shoulders and Core
12.15pm
Lunch
1pm
Rest, Walk, Restore
3pm
Practice- Forward Bends Two kinds
5.30pm
Dinner
6.30pm
Restorative Yoga, Meditation
Day 4
7.30am
Ratna Ling Meditation
8am
Breakfast
9.30am
Practice- Back Bends
12.15pm
Lunch
1pm
Rest, Walk, Restore
3pm
Inversions & Core
5.30pm
Dinner
6.30pm
Restorative Yoga, Meditation
Day 5
7.30am
Ratna Ling Meditation
8am
Integrated Practice & Closing Circle
10am
Brunch
12pm
Checkout

Accommodation

Surrounding countryside
Elegant private cottages
Ratna Ling Retreat Center is guided by the Tibetan Buddhist tradition, and we are open to all people looking to find inner strength and spiritual peace. we are located in the coastal redwoods of Sonoma County, a spectacular 90-mile drive north of San Francisco. Our retreats offer you the opportunity to experience beauty and quiet, in elegant private cottages, each with an expansive view of the surrounding countryside, complete with deer, wild turkeys, rabbits and quail.

Each cottage has two beds, which are located in separate bedrooms. The cottages are large and have high ceilings, with a living room, kitchen and full bathroom. 
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Private Room (Shared Cottage )
Private room | Private bathroom | $1,800

Location

Nearby Towns

Guerneville
29 km
Cloverdale
33 km
Healdsburg
38 km
Nearest airports
STS Charles M. Schulz Sonoma County Airport
44 km
SFO San Francisco International Airport
136 km
Nearest train stations
Cloverdale Depot
33km
Sonoma County Airport
46km

Instructor

Nikki Estrada
Nikki
Nikki has more than 20 years of teaching experience and has been leading 200 and 300-hour teaching training for more than 17 years. She is YA500hr E-RYT and was Director of Trainer Development for YogaWorks for more than 7 years where she supported and mentored teacher trainers. She leads intensives, immersions and workshop series in the San Francisco Bay Area and beyond. She contributes to Yoga International where you can find her articles and videos. She also contributes video content on www.yogaanytime.com. Nikki was a 2016 Athleta Ambassador for embodying the Power of She, was sponsored by Zobha, has presented at Yoga Journal conferences and was voted the best yoga teacher by Marin Magazine 2016.

Cancellation policy

Cancellation

No refund if you cancel in advance.

Changes

You may not change your dates after booking

Covid

No refund if you test positive for Covid
Full refund if you cannot travel due to Covid restrictions
Full refund if the retreat does not take place due to Covid restrictions
7th September to 11th September 2022
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