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Escape to the redwoods to explore Buddhist practices and learn how meditation and yoga may enhance your life. Relax in your quiet private cottage. Reconnect with nature and yourself. Includes accommodations, vegetarian meals and two of our signature classes in meditation and yoga. Consider adding a Wellness Treatment to complement your experience and deepen your practice.

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Yoga Styles

  • Hatha Yoga

  • Vinyasa Yoga

  • Restorative Yoga

  • Nidra Yoga

Natural & Holistic Therapies

  • Aromatherapy

  • Acupuncture

  • Massage

  • Sound Therapies

  • Naturopathy

  • Meditation


3 / 3 days with instruction
English Instruction language
English Spoken language(s)

Difficulty Level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced



Daily Program Review Like

Day 1

  • 3:00pm Check In
  • 5:30pm Dinner

Day 2

  • 8:00am Breakfast
  • 9:00am Guided Meditation and Instruction Class
  • 10:00am Free Time: Wellness Treatments, walk the property and explore our redwood circles, wildlife, and gardens (self-guided)
  • 12:15pm Lunch
  • 1:00pm Temple Tour & Meditation with senior community member Rosalyn White
  • 1:30pm Free Time: wellness treatments, beach hike (self-guided), visit our library or simply enjoy the serenity
  • 4:30pm Yoga Class – All Levels
  • 5:30pm Dinner

Day 3

  • 9:00am Morning Meditation (Self-Guided) with Temple access
  • 10:00am Sunday Brunch
  • 12:00pm Check Out

Accommodation Review Like

  • High-vaulted ceilings, central heating and a/c
  • Living room with sofa & chairs and gas “woodstove”
  • Spacious Dining area that seats four
  • Kitchenette w/ microwave, fridge, dishware, coffee & tea
  • Bathroom w/ shower, Jacuzzi tub, hairdryer & shampoo
  • Outdoor decks with lounge chairs and inspiring views
  • Complimentary wireless & domestic phone service
  • Private Room Superior – For 1 guest for 2 nights with exclusive use of a private two bedroom cottage. Weekends: Friday - Sunday only
  • Private Room Deluxe – For 1 guest for 2 nights in a private bedroom in a shared two bedroom cottage. We choose your roommate. Weekends: Friday - Sunday only
  • Double Room – for 2 nights for 2 guests (double-occupancy) in a private two bedroom cottage. Weekends: Friday - Sunday only

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Included Meals

Breakfast , Lunch , Dinner , Drinks

Food Types Supported


Additional Things to do Review Like


Armstrong Redwoods State Natural Reserve is an 850 acre preserve of coast Redwoods, up to 1400 years old and towering as high as 300 feet. Located in the town of Guerneville, it is a spectacular place to stop for a hike on your way to or from Ratna Ling.

Fort Ross State Park is a former Russian fort that has many of its historical buildings preserved as they were in the 1800s. In addition, they have a museum and several festivals throughout the year. It is about a 25 minute drive south of Ratna Ling.

Kruse Rhododendron State Natural Reserve is located about 20 minutes away by car or about a one hour hike.

Salt Point State Park is reached by driving just a few minutes from Ratna Ling. Its 6000 acres have 20 miles of hiking trails, 6 miles of which are along the Pacific coast. It includes trails through redwoods, meadows and a pygmy forest.

Sonoma Coast State Park spans 17 miles of scenic coastal beaches and bluffs, starting at the spectacular Bodega Head and ending at the Vista Trail, 4 miles north of the town of Jenner. There are several beaches with free parking where you can search for shells and watch whales migrate.


Fort Ross Winery is located 20 minutes away by car and offers exceptional Pinot Noirs and Chardonnays, along with a spectacular view from their tasting room.

Annapolis Winery is located in the hills above Sea Ranch, about 45 minutes by car. Their award-winning wines include Pinot Noirs, Cabernets, Zinfandels and Zinfandel Port.

Sonoma Coast Vineyards tasting room is located in the town of Bodega Bay. They pour their Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Noir and Syrah varietals 7 days a week.


Gualala Arts Center is located a beautiful 45 minute drive up the coast. They host regular art exhibits as well as chamber concerts and other performances throughout the year. Located in the town of Gualala, you will find several art galleries, restaurants and interesting local shops.

The Sea Ranch is internationally known for its distinctive architecture, sensitivity of its land planning, and community-based stewardship of the natural environment. It is a community of private homes along a 10-mile stretch of the Sonoma coast, just south of the town of Gualala. They have a lodge which houses a restaurant, bar and gift shop. There is also a uniquely styled chapel.


Water Treks offers kayak rentals and eco tours from their base in the town of Jenner, where the Russian River meets the Pacific ocean.

Horse N Around Trail Rides, offers guided trails rides on horseback, through the hillsides above Bodega Bay.

The Links at Bodega Harbor is an 18-hole championship golf course designed by Robert Trent Jones, Jr. Combining spectacular views of the Pacific Ocean, rolling fairways, undulating greens and native coastal rough, this golf course is sure to take your breath away.

Madrone Audubon Society organizes many field trips in Sonoma County and the north bay area.
There are a myriad of wonderful adventures to experience on your way to or from Ratna Ling.

Spa treatments / Therapies Review Like


Experience our signature specialty massage. This unique combination of massage modalities addresses each person exactly where they are at the moment. Combining gentle movement and stretches, pressure points, energy balancing, positional release and a healing touch, this massage will allow the body to fully relax into its greatest potential. Our practitioner considers your current emotional and physical issues to allow healing, balance, and relaxation in a deep and significant way.


This is a massage that brings deep relaxation with the use of long, gliding strokes in the direction of the heart. This treatment will increase oxygen levels in the blood, improve circulation, and increase flexibility in the muscles.


This session can incorporate various bodywork techniques and methods that address the present state of the recipient. Depending on your requests and somatic responses, your healer may blend the healing styles of Swedish Massage, Deep Tissue, Intuitive Healing, Energy Work, Myofascial Release, Trigger Point, Movement Therapy, or other modalities.


Breema Bodywork is a practical means of becoming present, a commonsense approach to physical, mental, and emotional health. It is a new way of learning that leads to increased understanding of ourselves and a deepening sense of fulfillment, meaning, and purpose. This practice includes nurturing touch, tension-relieving stretches, and rhythmic movements to create physical, mental, and emotional balance. Breema’s commonsense wisdom guides the practitioner to support the body’s instinctive healing energy, nurturing vitality instead of focusing on symptoms of illness or imbalance.


Acupuncture is the gentle insertion of tiny, sterile needles at key points on the body in a pattern meant to address an individual’s health concerns. Acupuncture is a simple, safe, and effective means of reducing pain and inflammation, improving circulation and energy, and creating a relaxed state of mind and body. It is also an excellent tool for helping people cope with many chronic conditions and can reduce the frequency and intensity of uncomfortable symptoms.


Cupping is a remedy used in cultures around the world; it uses suction on muscles and connective tissues to deeply increase circulation, relieving tension and increasing oxygen and blood flow to surrounding tissues. It is often used on the back for many kinds of stiffness and pain as well as for improving respiratory function in the event of some colds, coughs and allergies.

$30 add-on to Acupuncture treatment.

  • MOXA

Moxa is a traditional Chinese medicine technique that involves burning the herb Mugwort and applying the resulting heat to specific regions or acupuncture points on the body, in order to warm the body, promote the flow of qi and blood, and encourage the health of internal systems.

$10 add-on to Acupuncture treatment.


Get one-on-one attention that you can’t get in a yoga class or video. Every body is different. Whether you’re a beginner, advanced practitioner, or injured, this session will target your needs for your personal or home practice, so that you can develop core strength and flexibility, while remaining safe and sustainable in your movements.


A transformative, intuitive, and spiritual counseling session that will help you enhance your inner wisdom, receive clarity, improve all relationships, and heal yourself of emotional/physical problems. You can expect to feel lighter, clearer, peaceful, loving, and empowered.


Get one-on-one instruction and guidance on your meditation practice. For beginners or long-term practitioners who would like support, tips, and tools for mindfulness, concentration, and relaxation.


We add your own specially selected Floracopeia Essentail oils diffused in the treatment room or added to your massage lotion to enhance your experience. $10 additional


Add on a 30-minute private hot bath with organic essential oils and soothing salts to relax the body and mind. $30 add-on for 30 minute soak.

What is included Review Like

  • Two of our signature Ratna Ling classes: Saturday morning Meditation and afternoon Yoga for All Levels
  • A guided tour of our Meditation Hall (Temple) with an introduction to sacred art and meditation practice by a senior community member
  • Access to our Library with an extensive Buddhist and other mindful practices texts
  • Ask Reservations about adding a yoga mat or meditation cushions to your cottage for personal practice
  • Access to our entire property with extensive walking paths, gardens, redwood circles, and wildlife
  • Accommodations in one of our private and serene 2 bedroom cottages
  • Queen beds, fireplace, kitchenette, Jacuzzi bathtub, large covered patio
  • All vegetarian meals including organic coffee and teas
  • Bodywork and spa treatments at are available for additional fees from our on-site Wellness Center to compliment your practice .
  • Private mediation and yoga instruction are available for additional fees and may be booked with our Wellness center.

What is not included Review Like

  • Flights
  • "Adittional Things To Do"
  • "Spa Treatments"

Know before you go Review Like

Enjoy delicious vegetarian cuisine from around the world when you stay with us. We use organic products and many of the vegetables and herbs are harvested from our gardens to produce delightful meals reflecting the current season’s bounty. Meals are served buffet style in our Grand Dining Hall where you can cozy up to the stone fireplace or you may choose to dine outside in the Garden Pavilion where you will be surrounded by the beauty of nature.

The Ratna Ling staff can accommodate gluten/wheat free, vegan/dairy-free, and food-allergy meal requests. Please notify us at the time of booking if you would like to make a special request.

Meal Schedule: 8:00-8:45 AM Breakfast, 12:15-1:00 PM Lunch, 5:30-6:15 PM Dinner, 10:00-10:45 AM, Sunday Brunch (only when check-out day is Sunday)

Please note: 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. For stays booked less than 30 days from check in are NON-REFUNDABLE and NON-TRANSFERABLE.

How to get there Review Like

Ratna Ling is located on 130 acres along a ridge 900 feet above the sea, shielded by forests of redwood, pine and oak trees.  To the east one sees the rolling hills of Sonoma county stretching out for miles. There are hiking trails on our property and we are also just a few minutes drive away from  Salt Point State Park, with its 6000 acres of trails. Our roads are a favorite for cyclists, as they are scenic and have sparse traffic. A car may drive by once an hour or so!

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  • Hiking

  • Hot Tub / Jacuzzi

  • Massage

  • Spa

  • Air-Conditioned Rooms

  • Balcony

  • Café

  • Dining area

  • Eco-Friendly

  • Garden

  • Meditation Garden

  • Mini Bar

  • Restaurant

  • Terrace

  • Yoga Shala

  • Patio

  • Internet Access

  • Room Cleaning

  • Tour Assistance

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