Sonoma Retreat: Arrive Where You Are

Cazadero, CA, USA

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Yvonne Kingsley
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Oct 15 - 17, 2021
Group size: 1 - 30
Sonoma Retreat: Arrive Where You Are
Cazadero, CA, USA

Yvonne Kingsley
  • Facebook verified
  • LinkedIn verified
11 reviews

Oct 15 - 17, 2021
Group size: 1 - 30

About this trip

As the world reopens and we return to some kind of normal, it feels as though we are arriving on the other side of a strange journey. The once mundane and familiar now feels fresh and surprising. Things taken for granted, we now experience with new appreciation. I don’t think it’s an understatement to say that we all emerged from the past year changed in some pretty significant ways. 


Despite everything that happened, you are here. Whatever the future may bring, here you are.

Being fully present to this moment - this miraculous intersection where everything that came before meets everything that can happen next - this is what it means to LIVE. 


I am beyond excited to return to the beautiful Ratna Ling Retreat Center for a weekend of yoga, meditation, reflection and reconnection. Like coming home, we will gather together as a community and open our hearts to the life that is already here. 

I couldn’t ask for anything more. All are welcome. Come as you are.

Ratna Ling Retreat Center

Ratna Ling is located 90 miles north of San Francisco in the coastal redwoods of Sonoma County. This peaceful escape from city life offers luxury accommodations and organic vegetarian meals - all surrounded by the quiet beauty of nature. Guided by Tibetan Buddhist principles of wisdom, compassion and harmony, Ratna Ling creates a tranquil experience to support healing and spiritual well-being. 

Accomodations

Prices are per person for a double-occupancy cottage. 

Each cottage includes TWO private rooms with queen beds, large dining & living area, gas fireplace, spacious deck, jacuzzi tub, linens/towels/hand soap, kitchenette with tea & coffee, complimentary wireless internet.


You may request a specific roommate during check-out. Otherwise, I will assign you to a cottage.

Payment & Cancellation Policy

$250 non-refundable* deposit due upon registration. Remaining fees are due no later than September 15, 2021. 

If you cancel your reservation prior to September 15: you will be refunded fees minus your deposit.

If you cancel your reservation after September 15: all fees are non-refundable, unless your space can be filled by someone else.

*In the event Covid makes a reappearance and the event is cancelled, you will be fully refunded (minus processing fees)

Weekend Schedule

•  Friday 10/15:  3pm arrival, afternoon practice, dinner
•  Saturday 10/16:  Meditation, breakfast, morning practice, lunch, free time, afternoon practice, dinner
•  Sunday 10/17:  Meditation, morning practice, brunch, noon departure

Safety Protocols

•  All attendees must be vaccinated
•  No contact check-in and check-out
•  Meals served buffet-style outdoors on the covered patio

What’s included

  • Luxury accomodations
    2 nights, private room in a double-occupancy cottage
  • Yoga sessions
    Daily yoga & meditation sessions
  • Meals
    Gourmet, farm-to-table, organic, vegetarian
  • Transportation
    You will need to arrange your own ride to/from Ratna Ling
  • Optional massage
    Massage/bodywork available to book at the Mandala Wellness Center

Available Packages

EARLY BIRD PRICE
Available until August 15, 2021Sold Out

Limited # early bird discount - save $100!

$750
Deposit: $250
REGULAR PRICE
only 1 left
$850
Deposit: $250

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Yvonne Kingsley
11 reviews
Yvonne, E-RYT500, is deeply committed to living wholeheartedly and sharing the timeless teachings of yoga. She approaches the practice from a holistic perspective – weaving together mindful movement, breathwork, meditation and philosophy – and encourages each person to discover their own path to clarity, steadiness and ease. For Yvonne, all of life is practice. How we relate to our inner world shapes the way we move through the outer world. Every moment is an opportunity to meet ourselves in the moment, to breathe and begin again.

Reviews

Such a phenomenal getaway! After a year+ of practicing by myself at home (and on Zoom), it was a sincere gift to be in the company of others who traveled from near and far to be together for a weekend of restoration and rejuvenation with Yvonne at Ratna Ling. The setting could not have been more beautiful and serene; and I can't recommend the "yoga > eat > contemplate > yoga" rhythm enough. Many thanks to all who made it so.
By Danielle A for Sonoma Retreat: Arrive Where You Are on 20 Oct, 2021
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This retreat was delightful. Perfect teacher, yummy food, and gorgeous surroundings. If you want to get away from your busy life and go inward, do a retreat with Yvonne. She is warm, wonderful, and brilliant. I loved that you could join in on everything or schedule a massage .... and/or back away for self care. See you in 2022! Much gratitude.
By Syd H for Sonoma Retreat: Arrive Where You Are on 19 Oct, 2021
An absolutely soul warming weekend with Yvonne, Victoria and lots of wonderful people at beautiful Ratna Ling. Everything was absolutely spot on - from the different yoga sessions lead with warmth and grace by Yvonne, the amazing food, the spacious and clean cabins, and meeting so many interesting and interested people. I will definitely join again next year!
By Tina L for Fall Rejuvenation Retreat in Sonoma on 05 Nov, 2019
Yvonne is a gifted yoga teacher and guide! She creates a beautifully-paced, immersive and peaceful weekend at the Ratna Ling retreat. Each yoga session was special and unique, and helped to create a sort of emotional and spiritual arc for the weekend. She provides gentle insights without being preachy, and there's no pressure to be anyone other than yourself. There's plenty of time built in to do your thing - simply sit by the fireplace, read, walk around the lovely property or just hug trees :-) Ratna Ling's setting is absolutely stunning, and is staffed by wonderful volunteers. I was incredibly moved by the temples: the human-made and the nature-made hollowed out Redwoods. Yvonne's retreat is going to be a yearly pilgrimage.
By A for Fall Rejuvenation Retreat in Sonoma on 04 Nov, 2019
What an incredibly nourishing weekend away at Ratna Ling with Yvonne! It was exactly what my body, mind, and soul needed. The retreat was a perfect place to disconnect from my day to day and really make space for me. Yvonne led the most thoughtful and rejuvenating practices each day, and held a sacred space for us to relax and connect within. Yvonne has a gift of making us feel fully supported and held, as we explore our edges of practice. She masterfully guided us through a wonderful few days and I left refreshed, inspired, and ready to step into my next season with more clarity, grace, and ease. Ratna Ling is truly a hidden gem, it is such a peaceful oasis nestled in the trees. From the spacious, cozy cottages we stayed in to the delicious food prepared for us daily, to the nourishing yoga practices, I could not ask for a better way to spend the weekend. I also can not forget the exquisite massage I received and the great people I connected with. A huge thank you to Yvonne for this experience, I will definitely be back!
By Victoria H for Fall Rejuvenation Retreat in Sonoma on 04 Nov, 2019
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