Weekend Yoga Retreat

Calistoga, CA, United States

Margi Young
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14 reviews
Feb 24 - 26, 2017
Group size: 15 - 42
Weekend Yoga Retreat
Calistoga, CA, United States

Margi Young
  • Email address verified
14 reviews

Feb 24 - 26, 2017
Group size: 15 - 42

About this trip

Join the senior teaching faculty formerly from NYC's OM Yoga Center for a weekend of deep yoga designed to wake your body and calm your soul. Christie, Margi, and Sarah teach breath centered yoga that is alignment based and philosophy rich. With three teachers present you are sure to get personal attention and ideas for any modifications you need for your practice. All levels of yoga experience are welcome to join us for this exciting reunion.

Margi Young: www.margiyoung.com

Sarah Trelease:  www.sarahtrelease.com

Christie Clark: www.nowyogany.com/teachers

Specifics for the weekend:

After checking in to Mayacamas around 4pm on Friday we will delve into a calming welcome practice to begin retreating. This will be followed by our first delicious healthy meal, with veggies plucked from the organic garden. All dietary restrictions will be honored.

Saturday will begin with meditation and pranayama (breath work) followed by a continental breakfast and then an active yoga practice. After lunch there will be ample time to hang out in the gorgeous jacuzzi, swim in the salt-water pool, take a hike, canoe on the lake, play horseshoe, croquet, read or nap! For those of you who wish to do an intense physical practice, there will be an early afternoon intermediate/advanced class. Late afternoon we will come together for a soothing restorative class followed by dinner and a campfire.

On Sunday after practice the retreat will culminate with a 12pm brunch. Everything is optional, and you will be encouraged to do what you need to restore and refresh yourself.

Room choices & prices:

Mayacamas Ranch has guest units and cottages situated in various buildings on the property. All beds at Mayacamas have 100% organic mattress and sheets. Each unit has its own temperature control system for your comfort.

Quad: $500 (sold out as of 9/28/16)

Dorm: $550 (double room with bathroom across the hall)

Double: $650 (If you are coming alone and want a dorm or double room, we will pair you with a like minded roommate)

Single: $900 

Meals & snacks:

Coffee and tea will be available every morning starting at 6:30am. Mayacamas serves fresh and local food, even some from the garden outside of the yoga studio. Here are some sample menus:


Fresh squeezed orange juice

Fresh seasonal fruit

Organic hard boiled eggs

Homemade granola with milk, soy milk, or almond milk

Organic yogurt

Toasting station: sliced breads, gluten free bread, butter & Jam


Nicoise salad with hard boiled eggs, kalamata olives, baby potatoes, green beans, fresh tomatoes, and herb vinaigrette

Grilled vegetables

Mixed wild rice

Fresh baked rolls

Homemade cookies 


Spinach salad with red & golden beets, goat cheese, and balsamic dressing

Homemade corn chowder

Baked wild salmon on a bed of quinoa

Grilled asparagus

Fresh baked bread

Berry crisp

What’s included

-Two nights lodging

-All meals (excluding alcohol)

-Unlimited tea & coffee

-Yoga instruction

-All related taxes and fees

Not included

-Transportation to the ranch

-WIne (you can bring your own!)

Before You Go


Mayacamas Ranch is located at 3975 Mountain Home Ranch Road in Calistoga, CA 94515. Your GPS should work but in case you need directions, click here. Once you park in the designated guest parking, make your way to the "check in" and there you will receive information on your accommodations. 

Please consider putting an outgoing messages on your email and phone so that you can unplug. For emergencies, you can have your people call Mayacamas at 707-494-2770. If this is not possible, we understand…but I can assure you your retreat will be a deeper experience if you are able to let go of your exterior responsibilities for the 44 hours we are together!


Mats will be supplied, as well as other props, but if you tend to get cold, perhaps throw in a blanket to snuggle with in savasana. Also, there are towels for the pool as well as in the room as well as EO shampoo and conditioner so no need to pack those. A suggested packing list includes:

-Yoga clothes

-Slip on shoes to get from room to studio to pool to nap

-Walking shoes if you are inclined to hike- there is a beautiful loop from the property

-Sunscreen and a hat- it is going to be beautiful and sunny if all goes as we envision

-Swim suit

-Medications and toiletries

-Sweatshirt or shawl

-Comfy clothes for meals…you are welcome to wear your yoga clothes or fancy yourself up

Available options

Upgrade from quad room ($500) to double room ($650)Sold Out
Upgrade from quad room ($500) to single room ($900)Sold Out
Upgrade from dorm ($550) to double room ($650)5 left
Upgrade from dorm ($550) to single room ($900)only 1 left

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Margi Young
14 reviews
Besides teaching weekly classes at Namaste and You and the Mat in the East Bay and at the Jewish Community Center in San Francisco, I teach privately and lead annual retreats locally and around the world. Come to class or sign up for a retreat or training. I will share my limitless joy for yoga!


Had an amazing Yoga retreat experience!! The entire trip from start to finish was perfect and thoughtful in every way. Margi Yound our Yoga Retreat host, the dedicated and talented esort team delighting us with delicious food at every meal to the comfortable and accommodating bungalow (best sleep I've had in months). The resort is simply gorgeous with well maintained accommodations and visual appeal everywhere you look in nature. The offerings are abundant and are cohesive with the eco dynamics of the resort.
By Carrie M for Playa Viva Retreat on 24 Jan, 2019
Margi holds the yogic space like no one else I know. She is completely present, authentic and responsive to each moment and every situation. It is a rich honor to receive the vastness of her yogic offering. She balances her sparkling eyes, beaming smile and laugh with an invitation to a settling, deep inward journey. Playa Viva is delicious in every sense of the word. It is a beautiful place of right livelihood propelled by the most gracious and competent staff.
By Melisse R for Playa Viva Retreat on 24 Jan, 2019
An idyllic mountain retreat and the best possible people to experience the focus, calm and gentle self care of a weekend retreat.
By Jemima K for Weekend Yoga Retreat on 16 Mar, 2017
It was a peace-inducing, transformationally apt kind of surprise weekend wherein I met a rogue's gallery of kind and beautiful strangers riding some Good Ship toward true breath being helmed by three of the most sagacious and badass Jedi yogis leading us over the plains of being human in this world through the dust storms of sorrow, confusion or despair and right into the Rebellion of our most luminous True Selves -- all via some damn yoga! I was nervous about going alone to a weekend with observed 'silent mornings' and unknown bunk mates and I was so pleasantly and thoroughly surprised at what a genuine, gentle and impactful time I had. Truly beautiful and entirely 'contents may have shifted during shipping' kind of weekend. The classes were perfectly balanced and clear and accessible, the instruction was fun and clear and useful. The gathering was very special. Thank you so much to everyone there- and deepest bow to Margi, Sarah and Christie for putting yourselves together with us and sharing your knowledge and talents. It is a gift to have met you all. xoxox
By Kahlilah N for Weekend Yoga Retreat on 12 Mar, 2017
Warm, fun, educational, well rounded, healing. Lovely teachers who are at the top of their game.
By renee c for Weekend Yoga Retreat on 08 Mar, 2017
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