4 Days » A Weekend of Self Care – Memorial Day, California

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Remind yourself that you can slow down and take a break!

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.

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Yoga Styles

  • Hatha Yoga

  • Vinyasa Yoga

  • Restorative Yoga

  • Nidra Yoga

Natural & Holistic Therapies

  • Aromatherapy

  • Acupuncture

  • Massage

  • Sound Therapies

  • Naturopathy

  • Meditation

  • Yangdance

  • Moxibustion

Instruction

4 / 4 days with instruction
English Instruction language
English Spoken language(s)

Difficulty Level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced
  • The maximum participants in the group is 56 person
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    Daily Program Review Like

    • 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 Meditation – Rosalyn

    11:00-12:00 Gentle Yoga – Chris

    12:15-1:00 Lunch

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

    4:30-5:30 Essential Oils Basics – Gloria

    5:30-6:30 Dinner

    7:00-8:00 Yoga & Soundbath – Gloria & Lydia

    • Sunday

    8:00-8:45 Breakfast

    9:00-10:00 Intro to Sacred Art – Rosalyn

    11:00-12:00 Self-Care Practices and Meditation – Chris

    12:15-1:00 Lunch

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

    4:30-5:30 Yoga – Gloria

    5:30-6:30 Dinner

    7:00-8:15 Soundbath Relaxation – Lydia

    • Monday

    8-9:45 Yoga & Closing Circle – Gloria & Staff

    10:00-11:00 Brunch

    12:00 Checkout

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    • 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

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    Included Meals

    Breakfast , Lunch , Dinner

    Food Types Supported

    Gluten Free , Vegan, Vegetarian

    Staff Review Like

    Gloria Baraquio
    instructor
    Born and raised in Hawaii, Gloria has been teaching vinyasa since 2006, studying Tibetan Buddhism since 2004, and singing devotional music since she was a young child. She earned her 200-hour certificate from Yoga Hawaii and her 300-hour certificate with Raghunath Cappo and Radhanath Swami in India. Her aim is to help others cultivate an intimate relationship with themselves and their surroundings so that they can live more fully, with love, peace, gratitude and well-being.

    Rosalyn White
    instructor
    Rosalyn White has studied meditation and Tibetan art under the guidance of the Tibetan Buddhist teacher, Tarthang Tulku, for over forty years. She holds a BFA in Fine Arts from the California College of Art and a teaching credential from UC Berkeley. She is currently Co-Director of Ratna Ling and has been teaching classes in meditation and sacred art for over 25 years. The depth and breadth of the Tibetan teachings have had a profound influence on her life, and inspired her to share her knowledge.

    Christine DeCristofaro
    instructor
    Christine is our Group Retreats Director, teacher, and co-creator of many of our Ratna Ling Retreats and Programs. A former corporate finance consultant for Fortune 500 Companies, Christine left all of that behind in 2009 to pursue her true love – being in service and she has never looked back. Christine is a passionate listener, truth seeker, fearless warrior against guilt and shame, and feels blessed to live a life where she helps others touch the infinite wisdom that lives inside each of us.

    Lydia Hwang
    instructor
    Lydia Hwang studied with Sound masters Fabien Maman and Wolfgang Deinert, and have been practicing vibrational healing using Sound and Color since 2004. She shares her expertise and passion through her private practice, giving workshops and concerts.

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    • STATE PARKS

    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.

    • WINERIES

    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.

    • THE ARTS

    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.

    • OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES

    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

    • MIDDLEWAY METHOD BODYWORK

    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.

    • SWEDISH MASSAGE

    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.
    Polarity

    • MASSAGE BLEND

    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

    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

    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

    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.

    • PRIVATE YOGA

    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.

    • SPIRITUAL ATTUNEMENT

    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.

    • PRIVATE MEDITATION INSTRUCTION

    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.

    • AROMATHERAPY

    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

    • EPSOM SALT AND AROMATHERAPY BATH

    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

    • Meals
    • Accommodation
    • Complete Program
    • 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.

    • SOUND BATHS

    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.

    • 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.

    • ESSENTIAL OILS BASICS

    Learn how to be a healer in your own home and bring daily self-care with essential oils. We will sample different essential oils and learn about the natural healing qualities of each that can boost your immunity, calm the mind, soothe muscles, or activate alertness.

    • SACRED ART

    Find inspiration and enchantment through the study of Buddhist drawings, paintings, and sculptures, and learn a little history and symbolism behind them.

    What is not included Review Like

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

    REMIND YOURSELF THAT YOU CAN SLOW DOWN AND TAKE A BREAK

    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)

    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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    Cancellation Policy

    Non Refundable

    Deposit Percentage

    100%

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    Activity
    • Hiking

    • Hot Tub / Jacuzzi

    • Massage

    • Spa

    • Wine Tasting

    General
    • Air-Conditioned Rooms

    • Balcony

    • Café

    • Dining area

    • Eco-Friendly

    • Garden

    • Meditation Garden

    • Mini Bar

    • Restaurant

    • Terrace

    • Yoga Shala

    • Patio

    Services
    • Wi-Fi (Not Included)

    • Free Wi-Fi

    • Room Cleaning

    • Tour Assistance

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      I couldn't have conceived of a more perfect retreat-- the perfect balance of community and privacy, structure and free time, healthy delicious food and delectable local wine, rustic nature and modern day comfort, time and space for inner reflection and outer expression. There is a warmth and energy to this lovely place and its hosts that is truly rejuvenating and inspiring. I didn't want to leave and I can't wait to go back!!!! Thank you to everyone at Sagrada!!

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