Sonoma Yoga, Hiking, Cycling & Paddling Retreat

About This Event

Ahhh, Sonoma County . . . home to world-class wineries, delectable cuisine, enchanting redwood forests, and the magnificence of the northern California coast. 

Join health and wellness experts from the Women’s Quest staff as we spend 5 days to REBOOT, REFOCUS and REKINDLE your energy. We have combined physical movement (Hiking in the redwoods, the best Road Cycling in the world, plus a casual canoe paddle or SUP down the Russian River), with movement inwards, (Yoga, Art, and Meditation) plus afternoon wine tasting and inspirational lectures.

All levels are welcome. Whether you’re an accomplished cyclist, or haven’t been on your bike in a while, our guides tailor the ride to ensure you’re pedaling beside kindred spirits on matched terrain. (We also have electric bikes which make it really fun!!)

That was one of the most memorable and meaningful adventures of my life. I felt so well taken care of and nurtured. You lifted my spirits and taught me how to soar even higher. My life will never be the same. Thank you for all the care and thoughtfulness that you put into your retreats. I will be back again!

Event Highlights

  • • Hiking in the Armstrong redwoods
  • • Hiking at Bishop’s Ranch
  • • Road cycling along West Dry Creek Road and beyond
  • • Canoe or SUP on the Russian River
  • • Strength exercises and foundational Strong Balance
  • • Wine tasting at Comstock Winter
  • • Wine Education class with Tracy Byrnes
  • • Daily Yoga, Meditation, Journaling
  • • Inspirational lectures


Our hike will take us to the Majestic Armstrong Redwood forest where we will be transformed by the magnificence of nature. We will hike beneath this redwood forest’s soaring canopy and be humbled by trees that have lived more than a thousand years. (That will give us a chance to reflect and slow down.) When you leave a redwood forest, the world is never quite the same, at least for a little while.

One day we will paddle our canoes or SUP along the carefree Russian River stopping to for a picnic, or maybe to see wildlife like the great blue heron, osprey, or turtles and of course to JUMP IN!!

We’ll also partake in daily yoga, meditation, journaling, massage, and creative activities like our Heart’s Desire process, to get you connected with your highest potential. This retreat is as much an adventure for your body as it is your soul, and both will be at their best during our 5 inspired days together. Join us on this well-deserved reward for your senses and we’ll send you home revitalized, with a new zest for life.

Venue Highlights


We will be staying at The Bishop’s Ranch. The Bishop’s Ranch is located on a sunny knoll nestled among the forests, farms and vineyards of Sonoma County with amazing road riding just outside our doors. We stay at a wonderful lodge called the Kay Qvale Ranch House at Bishop’s Ranch. It is a very large house with 17 rooms, a beautiful yoga room, 2 kitchens, a large dining room and unbelievable gardens with roses and jasmine right out the door. Each room has its own bathroom with shower and bathtub. There are running trails on the property and also a swimming pool to use during your free time. While the Bishop’s Ranch is owned by the Episcopal Diocese of California, ours is not a religious retreat but a spirit-filled retreat.



Tags: cycling hiking kayaking standup paddleboarding yoga

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Why Retreat?

We asked people why they go on retreat, here's what they said:

Reconnecting with myself after a very crazy few months with a new baby! Just having that feeling of being grounded again. But also having an opportunity to connect with new amazing people. Getting exposed and Inspired by new (to me) yoga instructors (and community). Being in the presence of real, authentic and raw emotion (the whole spectrum).. So many reasons! Alyson

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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