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POC Yoga Retreat | Scholarships still available!

  • Ratna Ling Retreat Center Ratna Ling Retreat Center
  • 35755 Hauser Bridge Rd. Cazadero, CA 95421 United States
  • May 10 - 12, 2019 (3 days)
  • $848.00 - For 1 guest for 2 nights with exclusive use of private 2 bedroom cottage $648.00 - For 1 guest for 2 nights in a private bedroom in a shared cottage with 1 other person. We choose your roommate. $598.00 - $1196 For 2 guests for 2 nights in a p

About This Event

Calling all People of Color to this special retreat, where we get to let go, celebrate, and feel free to express ourselves through yoga, meditation, movement, and council.  This is a safe space where we can explore our relationships to self and community.

Scholarships available for those in financial need. Please inquire with Gloria at (contact info blocked).

Please note that non-POC staff and guests will be present on property.


SCHEDULE (Subject to change):


3:00-4:00      Check-in

4:30-5:30       Yoga – Gloria

5:30-6:30       Dinner

6:45-8:00       Opening Circle – Amreen & Staff


8:00-8:45       Breakfast

9:00-10:00     Meditation – Kamali

10:30-12:00    On Race, Privilege, and Identity – Amreen

12:15-1:00       Lunch

1:00-4:30       Quiet time, bodywork and massage by appointment

4:30-5:30       Yoga – Gloria

5:30-6:30       Dinner

7:00-8:30       Tantric Movement – Kamali


8:00-9:00       Yoga – Gloria

9:00-10:00     Closing Circle – Amreen & Staff

10:00-11:00    Brunch

12:00                Checkout


YOGA – “Heal and Connect”

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.

MEDITATION – “Come Home to your Body”

Gentle movement and meditation to connect with your body and return to your roots, the true nature of your being.

FORUM – “On Race, Privilege, and Identity”

Amreen will facilitate a discussion on what it means to be a POC in these times. People will have opportunities to share on their personal experiences with race, culture, ethnicity, power, privilege, education, and identity and how each facet relates to and affects their spiritual path.

TANTRIC MOVEMENT –  “Re-claim Your Personal Power”

Re-discover the true source of safety and power where it resides in your body. Working with breath, movement, and intuitive play, we will awaken power in our bodies and learn how to work with it for healing and restoring vitality.


“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.


  • A/C 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.


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.

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