BeLoved: A Weekend of Self-Care | 3 Nights

About This Event

Experience all the facets of love -- love for yourself, love for nature, love for friends, family, and partners, and love for Life!  There is so much more to love than romance. On this special weekend, we will open the heart and cultivate presence, gratitude, and joy--a recipe for feeling in love whenever you want to.  

This weekend includes: 

Yoga

Meditation

Self-Care Tools

Partner/Communication Exercises

Sound Healing

Kirtan

Bodywork (for an additional fee)

SCHEDULE:

Friday

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

Saturday      

8:00-8:45     Breakfast

9:00-10:00   Ways to Self-Care - Gloria

11:00-12:00   Yoga - Alex

12:15-1:00     Lunch

1:00-1:30      Temple Tour - Ros

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

4:30-5:30     Meditation for the Senses - Rosalyn

5:30-6:30     Dinner

7:00-8:30    Soundbath Healing - Lydia

Sunday

8:00-8:45      Breakfast

9:00-10:00    Nature Walk & Meditation - Chris

11:00-12:00   Partner Yoga - Gloria

12:15-1:00      Lunch

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

4:30-5:30       Loving-kindness Practices - Gloria 

5:30-6:30       Dinner

7:00-8:15       Kirtan - Gloria & Friends

Monday

8:00-9:00      Yoga - Gloria

9:00-10:00    Closing Circle - Gloria & Staff

10:00-11:00   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. 

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.

WAYS TO SELF-CARE

Learn how to bring balance for yourself through daily self-care with essential oils, breathing, yoga, journaling, walking, enjoying tea, and deep listening.  We will discuss and explore different practices that people use to care for themselves.

MEDITATION FOR THE SENSES

This session will guide you in bringing awareness and aliveness to your senses and experience in your body.  You can learn to become more awake and present with everyday moments.

SOUNDBATH HEALING

Enjoy and relax to the sounds of harmonizing bowls, chimes, and serene musical instruments.  Allow the mind and body to soften, as your spirit travels to restful and ethereal realms. Participants will lay down for most of the practice, and/or be guided through restorative postures with supportive props.

NATURE WALK & MEDITATION

Connect with the earth in silent walking.  You will be guided to listen to your breath, feel your body, and notice the aliveness of nature around you.

PARTNER YOGA

Deepen your practice with the support of a friend! A partner who supports your postures can help you get stronger and go further in a stretch.  Enjoy the fun and newness of connection through this practice!

LOVING-KINDNESS PRACTICES 

We gather to learn more about our boundaries and how to open our hearts.  Through group and partner work, we will practice how to be and speak with others, especially in challenging situations of conflict or tension.

KIRTAN

Enjoy the vocal and physical bliss of chanting and singing sacred mantras in community.  Kirtan is the congregational singing of holy names. It is usually in a call-and-response format and a great way to train the mind, body, and speech

 

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

  • 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

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

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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Why Retreat?

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

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

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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