Summer Yoga and Meditation Weekend in Sonoma County, California

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Daily yoga
Nature walk/forest bathing
3 daily meals
Join Melina Meza and Baxter Bell for an unforgettable and deeply nourishing yoga retreat as the summer season slips into August. This retreat, led by two experienced instructors, will be a fantastic way to pause and immerse yourself in the practice of yoga and mindfulness during the waning summer (pitta) season. Melina will share summer Seasonal Vinyasa Yoga classes, introduce Ayurvedic practices for self-care, and teach Yin Yoga to prepare your body and mind for meditation. Baxter will be offering tools to help you end your summer feeling grounded, flexible and strong as you head into the busy fall season.

Our yoga getaway will be the perfect way to fire up your practice while simultaneously keeping your inner Agni (fire) cool during this hot season. There is no better place to do it than the stunning Ratna Ling Retreat Center! Located just 90 miles north of San Francisco in the redwood forests of the Sonoma County coast, this getaway is ideal for local Bay Area folks as well as those coming from farther afield!

At Ratna Ling, enjoy gorgeous cottages with your own bedroom, wholesome vegetarian meals, soaring timber frame retreat facilities, and an environment that fosters a deeper appreciation for the boundless potential within each of us.

As an added bonus, Saturday evening there will be an opportunity to participate in or simply enjoy a musical jam with your retreat group.

This retreat will inspire you to deepen your practice on and off the mat.
5th August to 7th August 2022
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Program

*Subject to change 
Day 1
3pm
Check-in
4pm
Yoga + Opening Circle
5.30pm
Dinner
7pm
Nature walk/Meditation
Day 2
7.30am
Meditation
8am
Breakfast
9.30am
Yoga
11.30am
Nature Walk/Forest Bathing
12.15pm
Lunch. Siesta
4pm
Yin Yoga
5.30pm
Dinner
7pm
Free Time or Music Jam
Day 3
8am
Yoga and Meditation + Closing Circle
10am
Brunch
12pm
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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 | $895
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Private Cottage
Private room | Shared bathroom | $1,295

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

Instructors

Melina Meza
Melina
Melina Meza is a pioneer in the field of yoga, nutrition, and Ayurvedic Health, sharing her knowledge with yogis around the world for more than 25 years.

She is the creator of Seasonal Vinyasa Yoga, a holistic practice that features lifestyle, diet, and yoga practices tailored to the rhythms of the four seasons to help people stay healthy as they age. Her passion for Nature, the five elements, beauty, and humour forge the foundation of her unique approach to well-being.

In addition to working with individual clients, Melina facilitates year-round yoga and Ayurveda workshops, leading retreats in extraordinary sanctuaries around the world. She is the author of Seasonal Health and Wellness and the Art of Sequencing books as well as the creator of the Yoga for the Seasons – Fall Vinyasa DVD. Her unique teachings can also be found on Yoga Anytime, YogaUonline, and Gaiamtv.
Baxter Bell
Baxter
Baxter Bell, MD, has been actively deepening his understanding of the power of yoga since making the stress-reducing move from a career as a busy family doctor to that of a yoga teacher and medical acupuncturist.

Baxter is a graduate of the Piedmont Yoga Studio’s 18-month Advanced Studies Program, and served as Director of PYS’s Deep Yoga Program for many years, teaching the Experiential Anatomy, Yoga Technique, and Yoga Methodology portions of that training.

Baxter is a Certified Yoga Therapist, a level of training denoted by C-IAYT. He is also co-author with Nina Zolotow of the new book Yoga for Healthy Aging.

He is co-founder and a past contributing writer for the blog Yoga for Healthy Aging (lots of great archived articles by Baxter!) and his new blog is called What's on Your (Yoga) Mind?

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
5th August to 7th August 2022
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