Awakening the Senses | SOLD OUT

About This Event

Are you ready to feel more alive and more present in your life?  We practice awakening the senses to be with life exactly as it is and celebrate the spectrum of human experience instead of shunning or ignoring certain parts of ourselves and our lives.  This retreat is designed to give you tools that will attract more joy, love, gratitude, acceptance, and awareness into your life.


This weekend includes:

Voice/Movement Exercises

Sense Exploration




Bodywork (for an additional price)



3:00-4:00     Check-in

4:30-5:30      Yoga - Heldine

5:30-6:30      Dinner

6:45-8:00      Opening Circle - Kamali



8:00-8:45       Breakfast

9:00-10:00     Sense Meditation - Kamali

11:00-12:00    Tantric Movement - Nane

12:15-1:00       Lunch

1:00-1:30        Temple Tour & Meditation with senior community member Rosalyn White

1:30-4:30        Quiet time, hiking, bodywork and wellness treatments by appointment, seva

4:30-5:30        Dance & Expression - Heldine

5:30-6:30        Dinner

7:00-8:15        Sensory Awakening - Kamali



8:00-9:00       Yoga & Meditation - Heldine

9:00-10:00     Closing Circle - Kamali

10:00               Brunch

12:00               Checkout

All bookings are NON-REFUNDABLE. Should you wish to cancel your stay with us, Ratna Ling Retreat Center requires 30 days notice for your full credit to be TRANSFERRED to a future retreat within 1 year of original booking. 




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, harmonized, and energized from this yoga practice.


This class will guide you to experience all of your senses: touch, smell, taste, sound, sight, visualization, emotion, and intuition. Get to know all of your capacities to feel, experience, and know.


In this class, you will learn how to move energy through, throughout, and out of the body. Learn how different movements and sounds can invoke various feelings and emotions, and vice versa. In this way, you can have more awareness and control of how you feel throughout your day.


Set yourself free with movement and dance! Connect with all the chakras, shakti energy, and feel the flow of life throughout your entire body.  This session will include guided breathing, visualization, freestyle forms, and lots of fun and play!


This class is a culmination of all of the reflections and opening of your senses. Expect to have fun, explore, discover, and reveal new parts of yourself in a safe space.

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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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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