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A Weekend of Self Care | Labor Day 2021

About This Event

SLOW DOWN, TAKE A BREAK AND REST

JOIN US FOR OUR PREMIER 3 NIGHT PROGRAM ON LABOR DAY WEEKEND.  PLEASE BOOK EARLY, THIS EVENT WILL SELL OUT. RESERVATIONS ARE LIMITED TO 28 GUESTS 

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

Sound Baths

Meditation for all levels

Sacred Art

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

And much more....

SAMPLE 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 - Chris

12:15-1:00     Lunch

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

4:30-5:30     Meditation - Rosalyn

5:30-6:30     Dinner

7:00-8:30     Restorative Yoga - Gloria

Sunday

8:00-8:45      Breakfast

9:00-10:00    Tibetan Mantra - Ros

11:00-12:00   Yoga - Chris

12:15-1:00      Lunch

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

4:30-5:30       Practices for Compassion & Forgiveness - Gloria 

5:30-6:30       Dinner

7:00-8:15       Sound Journey - Lydia

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. 

CLASS DESCRIPTIONS

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 

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.

RESTORATIVE YOGA

This yoga is designed to restore the nervous system and allow all systems in the body to come back to homeostasis. The class incorporates restful, sleep-like postures on the floor, with the support of various props.

TIBETAN MANTRA

Find inspiration through learning about Buddhist deities and chanting mantras to call on higher qualities of being.

PRACTICES FOR COMPASSION & FORGIVENESS

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 when we feel challenged.

SOUND JOURNEY

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.

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 teach yoga part time and am a mom of two toddlers full time. I love my life, but goodness do I need a break. My husband and I have been putting off our wedding ceremony for 4 years because life has gotten in the way. We haven't had a single night alone since our family has grown. I wouldn't change a thing about our lives now, but it would be so wonderful to remember what it's like to 'just be us.' Antrim
 

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.