Retreat Into Nature: A Yoga & Wellness Expereince

About us

Imagine a chance to get away, time for reflection and friendship, a balance of activity and stillness, redwood forests and rugged coastal beaches, morning meditation and evening discussions. 

You are invited to the redwoods of Northern California for 4 days and 3 nights of relaxation, reconnection and renewal. With over 17 hours of yoga, pranayama, meditation, dharma talks, discussions and activities, as well as plenty of free time for contemplation and reflection, you can look forward to a relaxing and transformative experience. You will have the opportunity to take a break, to deepen your practices, and to gain new perspectives for your journey.

Housed in luxurious private or semi-private cabins, you’ll also enjoy the beautiful yoga and mediation facilities, delicious vegetarian meals and uplifting nature walks and hikes!

Treat yourself to an unforgettable retreat with Shauna, and a small group of like-minded people who will inspire, enhance and support your rejuvenation journey.

Your retreat experience includes:

    4 days/ 3 nights stay (Thursday 3pm - Sunday 11am) at the highly rated Ratna Ling Tibetan Buddhist Retreat Center in Sonoma County.

    Modern, private and semi-private cottages with vaulted ceilings, fireplaces, hardwood floors, spacious decks with panoramic views and a deluxe bath tub with Jacuzzi jets.

    Eight delicious, organic vegetarian meals.

    Daily yoga, meditation and pranayama practices.

    Dharma talks and movies to focus and stimulate our conversation.

    Group interaction, discussions and sharing.

    Stillness, silence and rest.

    Connection and community.

    Nature walks and beach hike.

    Spacious, bright and beautifully appointed accommodations, yoga and meeting rooms.

    (Optional) Tibetan healing body treatments available for additional cost.

Your Guide  

Shauna MacKay, B.P.E., Yoga Therapist, E-RYT-500 is a Yoga Therapist/Educator with a passion for teaching yoga. She is fueled by a commitment to continuous learning and has studied with some of the best teachers, coaches and spiritual guides in this area.  As a result, Shauna has a multilayered approach to teaching yoga that is accessible to all, focusing on health and wellbeing. As a certified Yoga Therapist with a degree in Physical Education, Shauna has several advanced qualifications and certifications including: Restorative Yoga, Yin Yoga, Chakra Yoga, Yoga of the Heart© for Cardiac and Cancer Recovery, Yoga for Addiction, Yoga for a Happy Back and Yoga Nidra. Shauna is a mentor and faculty member in the highly regarded Yogaworks™ 300 Professional Teacher Training program where she leads a 10-week Pranayama/Subtle Body course and the Yoga Through the Stages of Life Workshop. She is a trained Master Integrative Coach and a member of the International Association of Yoga Therapists.


Accommodations: The luxury eco-cottages are appointed with hardwood floors and furniture. Two private sleeping rooms, a full sized bed with organic bedding in each room, shared bath, a Jacuzzi bathtub, large vaulted ceiling living room, gas fireplace, outdoor deck for nature watching, and a kitchenette stocked with teas and coffee.

Be sure to plan for this retreat early, limited space! Register now to reserve your spot and take advantage of more favorable airfares.



Your retreat package includes 4 days + 3 nights (Tues 3pm - Fri 11am)  + 8 vegetarian meals + yoga instruction + group activities   (airfare and transportation from airport to retreat center and optional body treatments not included)

$1095 - for one retreat package and shared 2-bedroom cottage ($1195 after Dec 31)


  • Air Conditioning in Rooms
  • Free Wifi
  • Spa
  • Towels
  • Free Parking
  • Coffee/Tea
  • Restaurant
  • Yoga Studio
  • House-Keeping

Menu Types

  • Vegan
  • Vegetarian
  • Organic
  • Gluten Free
  • Dairy Free

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Retreat Guru's Vision

We believe human beings are innately wise, strong and kind. This wisdom, although not always experienced, is always present. Going on retreat is a beautiful way to reconnect to our basic sanity and health. Our aspiration at Retreat Guru is to inspire people to experience authentic retreats and reconnect with their innate wisdom, strength and kindness.

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