A Weekend of Self Care – Labor Day

  • Ratna Ling Retreat Center Ratna Ling Retreat Center
  • 35755 Hauser Bridge Rd. Cazadero, CA 95421 United States
  • Aug 30 - Sep 2, 2019 (4 days)
  • $1,272.00 - For 1 guest for 3 nights with exclusive use of a private two bedroom cottage. $972.00 - For 1 guest for 3 nights in a private bedroom in a shared two bedroom cottage. We choose your roommate. $897.00 - Each or $1794 for 3 nights for 2 guest

About This Event



In the fast-paced world of mobile devices, cars, planes, deadlines, and capitalism, we can lose track of what’s important, like our well-being, inner peace, laughter, and our personal truth.

You matter, and you are more than enough. That phone call or email can wait. Your family or job will be fine without you always being there.

Treat yourself and take three days at Ratna Ling to unwind, reflect, and breathe into your fullness. Remember what you value the most, and then return to your life with a renewed sense of ease, joy, and strength.

This weekend includes:

Yoga for all levels with Gloria Baraquio

Sound Baths

Meditation for all levels

Essential Oils Class

Sacred Art

Optional bodywork, acupuncture, and massage at the Mandala Wellness Center for additional fees

And much more….



3:00-4:00      Check-in

4:30-5:30       Yoga – Gloria

5:30-6:30       Dinner

6:45-7:30       Opening Circle – Gloria & Staff


8:00-8:45       Breakfast

9:00-10:00     Meditation – Rosalyn

11:00-12:00    Gentle Yoga – Chris

12:15-1:00       Lunch

1:00-4:30       Quiet time, or bodywork and massage by appointment (additional fees apply)

4:30-5:30       Essential Oils Basics – Gloria

5:30-6:30       Dinner

7:00-8:00       Yoga & Soundbath – Gloria & Lydia


8:00-8:45       Breakfast

9:00-10:00     Intro to Sacred Art – Ros

11:00-12:00    Self-Care Yoga – Chris

12:15-1:00       Lunch

1:00-4:30       Quiet time, bodywork and massage by appointment (additional fees apply)

4:30-5:30       Compassionate Communication – Gloria & Chris

5:30-6:30       Dinner

7:00-8:15        Soundbath Relaxation – Lydia


8-9:45              Yoga & Closing Circle – Gloria & Staff

10:00-11:00    Brunch

12:00                Checkout



These yoga classes are designed for all levels, incorporating breathing, stretching, and fluid movements.  The postures and techniques help to stabilize and calm the nervous system, strengthen muscles, and tone the organs, bringing more ease and circulation throughout the body. You can expect to feel more relaxed, aware, and stronger from this yoga practice.


A 60 minute sound bath begins with an introduction to the therapeutic properties of sound. A 30-45 minute crystal bowl sound session follows. During this session, participants will be invited to lay on yoga mats with their eyes closed. I will gently lead them into a state of deep relaxation, as the restorative tones and harmonies of the bowls wash over them. The therapeutic sounds of a sound bath are known to induce Alpha and Theta brainwave states in participants. These brainwave states promote coherence in both brain and body — resulting in profound regenerative and healing effects on all levels. Psychological and emotional stress dissolve as an ocean of lush overtones and harmonizing vibrations fills the space.  Participants will benefit from the enhanced focus, inspiration and creativity that a sound bath promises. Motivation and productivity increase as balance and unison are restored in both brain hemispheres.


In these sessions, you can learn how to be with yourself and make friends with your mind, through sitting or walking.. The mind has a multitude of qualities and abilities, and meditation helps us observe and acquaint ourselves with the ones that occur often and those that we didn’t know were there.  This practice can bring about more steadiness, clarity, discernment, and calmness for the mind, body, and spirit.


Learn how to be a healer in your own home and bring daily self-care with essential oils.  We will sample different essential oils and learn about the natural healing qualities of each that can boost your immunity, calm the mind, soothe muscles, or activate alertness.


Find inspiration and enchantment through the study of Buddhist drawings, paintings, and sculptures, and learn a little history and symbolism behind them.

“A beautiful and serene retreat center. The setting is breath-taking. The food is delicious and the accommodations are clean, comfortable and exquisitely designed. A wonderful getaway to truly relax and escape from it all.” – Beth Berlin-Stephens, a Google review


Venue Highlights

Three miles from the beautiful Sonoma coast. Organic, vegetarian meals. 120 acres of redwoods, canyons, reservoirs, and wildlife. Sacred architecture timber cottages and communal spaces. Featured stupas, gardens, and temple empowered by Tibetan Buddhist Lama Tarthang Tulku Rinpoche.


14 guest cottages on 120 acres of property. Each spacious, quiet cottage has 2 private rooms, with high ceilings and a deck with a view. Cottages include jet tubs (or ADA shower), towels, deluxe linens, refrigerator, tea kettle, coffee/tea, kitchen sink/counter, diningware, dining table, and living room with a stove fireplace. Free wifi available and a landline telephone.

Guests can choose to have an exclusive cottage for ONE person; a private room for ONE person in a SHARED cottage; or a cottage for TWO people. Any additional guest after TWO is $100 per person per night. Meals and classes included.


  • 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


All of our meals are organic and vegetarian, made with love and care.

We provide homemade yogurt and granola for breakfast. Lunches and dinners always include salads or salad bar. Each meal is self-served on a buffet table.


For driving directions, please visit (contact info blocked)

San Francisco International and Oakland International airports are approximately three hours south of Ratna Ling by car. Alaska Airlines flies to and from Sonoma County Airport in Santa Rosa which is approximately 1.5 hours from Ratna Ling by car. Unfortunately, there are no shuttles that bring you directly to Ratna Ling, so it is best to rent a car or email us to support in coordinating a carpool with fellow retreatants.

Thank you!

We're glad you've joined our retreat community. See you around :)

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Why Retreat?

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

After participating in more yoga classes and events this year than in my entire life, I am yearning for the opportunity to attend a professional retreat. The opportunity to grow my practice, learn from talented students and teachers, and immerse myself in this gorgeous Red Feather Lakes sanctuary is the dream of a lifetime! Sara

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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