An opportunity to reinvent
Adopting the concept of wellness tourism has proved beneficial for North Bay businesses that want to showcase themselves in a new way.
“We’ve opened up the center to bookings for expanded self-care and personal retreat offerings,” says Linda Copenhagen, co-director of Ratna Ling. “We learned so much about how to offer services safely during the pandemic. For example, we were bringing a basket containing guests’ meals to their cottage door until we were able to reopen the dining room. We took advantage of the down time to do a great deal of maintenance and restocking.”
Ratna Ling has also introduced programs that attract locals, like Sunday day retreats. The retreats include movement classes, group meditation and a Tibetan brunch.
“Our center is located in nature about 15 minutes north of Cazadero, close to beautiful beaches and hiking trails. Visitors and teachers share the chance to get out in nature during their free time is one of the draws,” says Copenhagen.