This mixed-level weekend retreat is for practicing yoga together in a beautiful, natural setting and taking time away from the usual distractions of daily life. We will explore a balanced practice over the weekend including challenging asanas, breathing awareness, and deep relaxation.
The first class will begin on Thursday at 5 pm and you are welcome to check in any time after 4 pm to enjoy the hiking trails and swimming pool. The retreat will finish after the noon meal on Sunday. Mayacamas Ranch has a fully equipped yoga studio; you will not need to bring your own yoga props.
A deposit of $250 will reserve your space. Register online or mail to P.O. Box 5677, Berkeley, CA 94705
Mayacamas Ranch is located near Calistoga at the northern tip of the Napa Valley. This beautiful ranch, overlooking miles of undeveloped land, is the perfect setting for a yoga retreat.
The surrounding views of mountains, forest, and chaparral invite you to slow down and breathe deeply. In addition to morning and afternoon yoga, there will be time for taking walks to the lake and swimming in the outdoor pool; unwinding with a massage; relaxing in the hot tub; or discovering your favorite place to read or meditate. Rates include three meals each day, which include produce from their own organic gardens.
Cabins are available with two single beds or one king bed. The cabins come equipped with a private bath. A dorm space, which can accommodate up to 12 guests with shared bath, is also offered. All cabins include duvet comforters and organic mattresses and linens.
Fees and Accommodations
For 2 Days: Thursday to Saturday or Friday to Sunday
Cabins: Double – $550; Single – $815
Dorm: Double – $475; Single, $547
Non-participating partner – $425
For 3 Days: Thursday to Sunday
Cabins: Double – $775; Single – $1015
Dorm: Double – $675; Single, $747
Non-participating partner – $575
A deposit of $250 will reserve your space. Mail to P.O. Box 5677, Berkeley, CA 94705
For Information: Gay White, Yoga Garden, PO Box 5677, Berkeley, CA 94705 • 510-204-9322 • firstname.lastname@example.org
Gay White teaches yoga at The Yoga Room in Berkeley, CA, where she is Director and on the faculty of the Advanced Studies Program. As well as Iyengar-style yoga, she teaches an innovative, flowing vinyasa style called Yoga Movement. Gay’s retreats offer a quiet space for going deeply into the healing and energizing aspects of yoga.
Photos © Greg Welker