Springtime Sierra Hot Springs Yoga and Meditation Retreat

Sierraville, CA, USA

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Christie Pitko
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33 reviews
May 8 - 10, 2020
Group size: 10 - 20
Springtime Sierra Hot Springs Yoga and Meditation Retreat
Sierraville, CA, USA

Christie Pitko
  • Email address verified
33 reviews

$709
Deposit: $250
May 8 - 10, 2020
Group size: 10 - 20

About this trip

Join us for a blissful retreat at Sierra Hot Springs over Mother's Day Weekend! The hot springs is a location known for its healing properties. Start your day with an all levels yoga class and guided meditation. 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 or on the porch.


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, or you may bring your tent and camp under the stars.


Classes are led by experienced and dedicated teacher, Christie Pitko, E-RYT 500. 

Things to Know

  • This retreat is for students 18 years of age and older.
  •  We welcome all levels of yoga practitioners, including beginners, but it is recommended   to have some yoga experience before signing up. Please know basic yoga poses.
  • Alcohol is not permitted at Sierra Hot Springs.
  • Please note that the hot springs are clothing optional.
  • If you are booking a shared room, you MUST bring another person with you and you will be sharing a queen bed.
  • There is a communal kitchen with a fridge, stove, and microwave if you need to bring additional food.


Savings and Cancellations

**Deposits are non-refundable. Remainder of payments due March 2nd, 2020.


**No refunds or transfers will be issued after March 8th, 2020.  Please check your work schedule for conflicts before registering. Note that our venue charges a payment even when you cancel. 


Retreat Schedule and What to Bring

Friday, May 8th

Arrival - 3:00- 4:00pm (Note that rooms are not ready until 4pm, but we encourage early arrivals. You can relax in the lodge, or explore outside!)

Yoga - 5:00pm

Dinner - 6:30pm

Group Welcome and Meditation - 7:30pm


Saturday, May 9th

Meditation and Yoga - 8:00am

Breakfast - 9:30am

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

Lunch - 1:00pm

Free time following lunch

Therapeutic/Slow Flow Yoga - 5:00pm

Dinner - 6:30pm

Workshop or Activity TBA - 7:30pm


Sunday, May 10th

Meditation and Yoga - 8:00am

Breakfast - 9:00am

Check out of room- 11:00am

You can stay afterwards to enjoy the hot springs until 5:00pm


What to Bring

Toiletries (shampoo, conditioner, lotion, etc.)

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

Swimsuit (optional)

Water Bottle

Comfortable shoes for walking/hiking 

Clothing layers

Flip flops

Flashlight

Sunscreen

About Your Retreat Guide

Christie Pitko, ERYT 500 is an expert at leading retreats both in the U.S. and abroad. She guides 5-6 retreats per year, and has been hosting retreats since 2014.


Christie is a dedicated student and full-time yoga and meditation teacher in San Francisco, California. She has taught over 2600 hours of yoga classes. She is part of the faculty at Yoga Garden San Francisco for their 200 hour teacher training program. She teaches alignment-based yoga, restorative, as well as meditation. Her biggest influences are Annie Carpenter and Richard Rosen whom she studies with frequently.


Learn more about Christie Pitko here: https://www.christiepitkoyoga.com/about

What’s included

  • Daily yoga
    4 all levels yoga classes (combination of alignment-based vinyasa and therapeutic yoga)
  • Hot springs access
    Full use of hot springs and sauna 24/7
  • Accommodations
    Single or shared accommodations. You may also bring a tent to camp.
  • Delicious meals
    5 nourishing meals (vegetarian, vegan, or gluten-free upon request)
  • Daily guided meditations
    Mindfulness and breath work
  • Specialty workshop
    Special workshop TBA
  • Community kitchen
    Separate from the cafe. In case you want to store snacks, or if you come early, stay late, etc.
  • Transportation
    The nearest airport is Reno (about an hour drive). You can also fly into San Francisco or Oakland (about 3.5 to 4 hour drive)
  • Additional services
    The spa offers both massage and energy work. Please book ahead of time by calling 530-994-3773.

Available Packages

Historic Lodge Single
Available until May 01, 2020only 1 left

This is a room all to yourself within the historic lodge. Please note that bathrooms are shared with the entire floor.


Save with early bird discount if booked by January 13th, 2020 using code: HOTWATER2

$709
Deposit: $250
Historic Lodge Shared Room
Available until May 01, 2020only 2 left

Price is per person. You MUST bring another person with you as you will be sharing a queen bed. Bathrooms are shared with the entire floor.


Save with early bird discount if booked by January 13th, 2020 using code: HOTWATER2




$589
Deposit: $250
Historic Lodge Female Dorm
Available until May 01, 2020Sold Out

Our lovely dormitory has 5 single beds. Bathrooms are shared with the entire floor.


Save with early bird discount if booked by January 13th, 2020 using code: HOTWATER2



$519
Deposit: $250
Globe Hotel Single
Available until May 01, 2020only 2 left

This is a room all to yourself in the historic Globe Hotel, a mile down the road from Sierra Hot Springs. Bathrooms are shared with the entire floor.


Save with early bird discount if booked by January 13th, 2020 using code: HOTWATER2

$709
Deposit: $250
Globe Hotel Shared Room
Available until May 01, 2020Sold Out

Rates are per person. You MUST bring another person with you as you will be sharing a queen bed. Bathrooms are shared with the entire floor.


Save with early bird discount if booked by January 13th, 2020 using code: HOTWATER2



$589
Deposit: $250
Camping Under the Stars
Available until May 01, 2020

Please bring your own tent and enjoy the great outdoors!


Save with early bird discount if booked by January 13th, 2020 using code: HOTWATER2





$419
Deposit: $250
$709
Deposit: $250

Historic Lodge Single

Your Organizer


CP
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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