Kirtan & Yoga Retreat with Adam Bauer

  • Ratna Ling Retreat Center Ratna Ling Retreat Center
  • 35755 Hauser Bridge Rd. Cazadero, CA 95421 United States
  • Nov 22 - 24, 2019 (3 days)
  • $898.00 - For 1 guest for 2 nights with exclusive use of a private two bedroom cottage (limited availability) $698.00 - For 1 guest for 2 nights in a private bedroom in a shared two bedroom cottage. We choose your roommate. $1,296.00 - $648 per person

About This Event

Spend a weekend in musical bliss and prayer! Whether you’re new to kirtan or a long-time lover of devotional singing, this weekend is designed to open your heart.  Purify your mind, body, and speech through bhakti yoga, the practice of devotion. We will enjoy a variety of love songs and chants with Adam Bauer, renowned musician and recording artist who spent several years playing music with Shyamdas and Krishna Das.  All-levels yoga will be led by Ratna Ling’s resident teacher Gloria Baraquio. Come to relax, breathe, sing, and enjoy the music!

 

Schedule (Subject to change):

Friday

3:00-4:00      Check-in

4:30-5:30       Yoga – Gloria

5:30-6:30       Dinner

6:45-8:00       Opening Circle – Gloria, Adam, & Friends

 

Saturday      

7:00-8:00       Morning Chants – Adam

8:00-8:45       Breakfast

10:30-12:00    The Bhakti Path – Adam

12:15-1:00       Lunch

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

4:30-5:30        Yoga – Gloria

5:30-6:30        Dinner

7:00-9:00        Kirtan – Adam & Friends

 

Sunday

8:00-9:00      Yoga & Chanting- Gloria & Adam

9:00-10:00     Closing Circle – Adam

10:00-11:00    Brunch

12:00                Checkout

 

YOGA

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.

MORNING CHANTS

Let your first words of the day be prayers and the names of the Divine.  Adam will guide us in several bhajans, devotional songs, that will calm the mind, soothe the body, and purify our speech, preparing us for another day of devotional service.

THE BHAKTI PATH

The Bhakti path is about pure love, surrender, devotion, and selfless service.  Adam will share stories about his personal journey with bhakti yoga, his spiritual teachers, and the teachings and pastimes (lilas) of Radhakrishna.

KIRTAN

Kirtan is the congregational chanting of the holy names.  Join Adam and other musicians for ecstatic singing of mantras that can bring peace, joy, and bliss to the mind, body, and spirit.  You have the option to sing along, dance, or relax and enjoy sacred sounds. Lyrics will be provided to follow along.

“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

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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.

Accommodations

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.

Amenities

  • 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

Menu/Cuisine

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.

Directions

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?

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I am an oncology nurse and a few long time patients have died recently. I need to rejuvenate and return to my breath! Elizabeth
 

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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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