Sierra Hot Springs Springtime Yoga and Meditation Retreat

Sierraville, CA, United States

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Christie Pitko
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33 reviews
Apr 26 - 28, 2019
Group size: 15 - 20
Sierra Hot Springs Springtime Yoga and Meditation Retreat
Sierraville, CA, United States

Christie Pitko
  • Email address verified
33 reviews

$499
Deposit: $200
Apr 26 - 28, 2019
Group size: 15 - 20

About this trip

We come here twice a year to rejuvenate! Join us for a weekend of renewal and relaxation at Sierra Hot Springs, a location known for its healing properties. Start your day with guided morning meditation, followed by a mindful all levels yoga class. During free times, take a dip in the invigorating hot springs, hike through the enchanted forest, receive a massage, or simply relax with a book in the historic lodge.


Savor mouthwatering breakfast, lunch, and dinner prepared by the talented chefs in the Philosophy Cafe, included as part of this wellness retreat. Rustic accommodations include cozy rooms within the historic main lodge, The Globe Hotel, or you may bring your tent and camp under the stars. 


This retreat is not to be missed! Leave this sacred land feeling nourished, refreshed, and grounded. 


*Our retreat is open to all levels, but best suited for those who have had some yoga experience. Please know basic yoga poses, and make sure you have taken at least 5 yoga classes prior to registration.


*We welcome practitioners who are 18 years of age and older.


* There is no alcohol permitted at our venue.


There is one scholarship spot for this retreat. Your weekend will be fully covered - all meals, classes, dorm room, and hot springs access. You will only need to provide your own transportation to and from Sierra Hot Springs.

If you are interested in applying, please email a short essay. Deadline is February 25th, 2019. Email christie@shiftingandinspired.com.


Find out more about your experienced instructor: Christie Pitko


What’s included

4 all levels yoga classes (combination of alignment-based vinyasa and therapeutic classes)

Full use of hot springs and sauna 24/7. **Please note that the springs are clothing optional.

Single or shared room accommodations. You can also bring your tent and camp.

2 morning guided meditations

5 delicious meals - 2 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 2 dinners  (vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free available when requested ahead of time.)


Retreat Schedule

 

Friday, April 26th

Arrival - 3:00 - 4:00pm (rooms will not be ready until 4pm, but you can arrive early and chill in the lodge or explore outside!)

Yoga - 5:00pm

Dinner - 6:30pm

Opening Meditation and Welcome - 7:45pm

 

Saturday, April 27th

Meditation and Yoga - 7:30am

Breakfast - 9:00am

Free time to soak in the springs, hike, etc.

Lunch - 1:00pm

Free time following lunch

Therapeutic Yoga/Slow Flow - 5:00pm

Dinner - 6:30pm

Yoga Nidra - 7:30pm


Sunday, April 28th

Meditation and Yoga - 7:30am

Breakfast - 9:00am

Closing Circle - 9:30am

Check out of room - 11:00am

Not included

Transportation to Sierra Hot Springs. (The nearest airport is Reno, and we recommend you rent a car and drive to the venue.)


Additional wellness services, such as massage or reiki. We recommend that you book the week before the retreat at 530-994-3773.

Before You Go

**Please note that the hot springs are clothing optional. No alcohol is permitted at the resort.


Please bring:


Toiletries

Yoga mat and blanket for practice (can be a throw blanket)

Swim suit (optional)

Water bottle

Sunscreen

Bug Spray

Flip flops

Comfortable shoes for walking and/or hiking

Available Packages

Female Dorm Room Historic Lodge
Available until Apr 08, 2019Sold Out

Our female dorm room in the historic lodge has single beds, and a shared bathroom with the entire floor. Please note that the lodge is rustic.



$499
Deposit: $200
Shared Room Globe Hotel
Available until Apr 18, 2019Sold Out

This is a room in The Globe Hotel, a mile down the road from the hot springs. Please note that you MUST bring another person with you if you are booking a shared room as they are equipped only with queen beds. Shared rooms have shared bathrooms with the whole floor.


*The road from the Globe to Sierra Hot Springs is not very pedestrian-friendly, so please drive your car to morning yoga.





$569
Deposit: $200
Single Room Historic Lodge
Available until Apr 08, 2019Sold Out

This is a room all to yourself within the rustic and historic lodge. All rooms share bathrooms with the entire floor, European-style. 



$699
Deposit: $200
Shared Room Historic Lodge
Available until Apr 08, 2019Sold Out

The historic lodge is rustic and cozy. All rooms share bathrooms with the entire floor, European-style. Please note that you MUST bring another person with you if you are booking a shared room as they are equipped only with queen beds. 




$569
Deposit: $200
Single Room The Globe Hotel
Sold Out

This is you in a single room at the Globe Hotel, which is a mile down the street from Sierra Hot Springs. We recommend you drive to yoga each morning, since the road is not pedestrian-friendly. Bathrooms are shared.

$699
$499
Deposit: $200

Female Dorm Room Historic Lodge
Past Trip

Your Organizer


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Christie Pitko
33 reviews
Christie Pitko, E RYT-500, began practicing yoga in 2001, and since then, it has healed her spirit, ignited creativity, and encouraged her to take her time. She enjoys helping students stay curious about the inner landscape of their bodies and minds through yoga and meditation. Christie is grateful for all that she has learned from her teachers, Annie Carpenter, Richard Rosen, and Leah Gillman. Christie hosts multiple yoga retreats per year.

Reviews

RA
Accommodations were comfortable, the grounds of Land of Medicine Buddha are beautiful. The food was delicious. The yoga was not challenging and not thoughtful. It felt as though Christie was doing the retreat more as a business rather than a passion, which is fine, but I was looking for more instruction on poses and yoga philosophy.
I’m so happy that you enjoyed the grounds and the meals. I’m sorry that you felt the yoga was not challenging or thoughtful. I do plan out all of my classes in advance, so there is much thought and effort put into each session. Since this was an all levels retreat, we started from the beginning and moved into deeper poses safely. We eventually worked on arm balances and inversions, which is pretty challenging for most. Hosting yoga retreats and providing a supportive community within them is my deepest passion. It wasn’t in the retreat description or on our itinerary that we’d dive into philosophy. Thank you for the suggestion, though. I may add philosophy discussions into future retreats. I was very open on the first day, encouraging guests to come to me with any concerns or issues during the course of the retreat. I wish you had come directly to speak with me about what you were feeling. I would have been honored to create a more enjoyable retreat for you.
By Christie Pitko on Feb 20, 2020
CP
We had a wonderful time. Food was delicious, surrounding area was perfect for a most enjoyable hike and accommodations were modest but comfortable. I truly enjoyed our yoga sessions, Christie was patient, easy to follow (as I do not practice yoga often) and her choice of yoga styles were perfect. I will definitely sign up for next years retreat! Thank you to all that involved in putting this retreat together! Maryann Walsh
I had a great time, wonderful group of people, delicious food and comfortable accomodation. Thank you for the fantastic expreience. The planning was awesome with lot of free time for strolling and other activities.
This was an incredible yoga/meditation retreat. Land of Medicine Buddha is an incredible location and Christie is a special teacher who shares her love of yoga and meditation in a way that is accessible and profound. This is my second retreat with Christie and I will definitely be looking into some of her future retreats.
JJ
I had a wonderful, relaxing, centering time at this retreat. The venue, Land of the Medicine Buddha, is a gem of serenity nestled in the Santa Cruz Mountains. Christie is an absolutely amazingly fabulous retreat host. You can tell that yoga and creating fantastic retreat experiences are her passions. Everyone was welcoming, the food was fantastic, and the yoga classes were all excellent. I truly appreciate Christie's focus on inclusivity for people at all different levels of yoga, as well as her focus on being structurally grounded in the yoga poses, ensuring a safe, injury-free practice. While I was at this retreat, I signed up for Christie's next retreat here in February and I'm so looking forward to it.
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