Ratna Ling Retreats

Weekend Retreat with Jason Bowman

With Jason Bowman

May 19 - 22, 2022
We welcome back Advanced Yoga Teacher Jason Bowman of San Francisco for a special retreat at Ratna Ling! Enjoy three nights at our gorgeous center in the redwoods with returning teacher Jason Bowman.   Accommodations: Each cottage has two beds, which are located in separate bedrooms. The cottages are large and have high ceilings, with a living room, kitchen and full bathroom. 2 people in 1 cottage: $1900 total (Two singles, or one couple) 3 people in…

Mindful Working: Using Work as a Path for Complete Personal Transformation

With Wangmo Dixey

May 21 - June 29, 2022
Wednesdays 3:00-4:00 PM Pacific Time During this time of uncertainty and adversity, you might wonder how to fully integrate your spiritual values into your work.  Skillful Means is a path of personal inner transformation that brings more joy, meaning and balance into your work life.  This produces outer transformations that support great accomplishment and benefit to many people.  It is a path of full integration.   Please join us as we open the door to a life of greater…

A Weekend of Self-Care | Memorial Day 2022 | SOLD OUT

With Christine DeCristofaro, Gloria Baraquio, Rosalyn White and Lydia Hwang

May 27 - 30, 2022
SLOW DOWN, TAKE A BREAK, AND REST In the fast-paced world of mobile devices, cars, planes, deadlines, and capitalism, we can lose track of what's important, like our well-being, inner peace, laughter, and our personal truth. You matter, and you are more than enough. That phone call or email can wait. Your family or job will be fine without you always being there. Treat yourself and take three days at Ratna Ling to unwind, reflect,…

Breath, Balance, and Relaxation – A Contemplative Retreat

With Barry Schieber

June 3 - 5, 2022
Inspired by quotations from Tarthang Tulku’s writings, this retreat is an opportunity to bring relaxation and balance into our lives. Through breathing and relaxation exercises, meditation and inquiry, we relax the body, breath and mind. Working with the quotations provides insights for reflection and appreciation for our journey.  Take this opportunity to become quiet and turn inward.

Connected and Centered Yoga Retreat

With Fiji McAlpine

June 7 - 12, 2022
Step out of the busyness of daily life and return to feeling connected and centered.  This retreat will honor our need to connect with nature, self, and community, giving us an opportunity to thrive and be nurtured by the serene natural environment of Northern California and the calming energy of Ratna Ling. There will be an abundance of yoga, pranayama, free time, relaxation, and nourishing food. Fiji is an RYT 500 who has been leading…

Space and Ease: A Personal Retreat | SPECIAL PRICING

June 10 - 12, 2022
Are you in need of a break? Just some time and space for quiet and a change of scenery? Ratna Ling is hosting a personal retreat in our great outdoors for you to take some time for yourself.

All-Levels Kum Nye: The Healing Art of Kum Nye Practice

With Anita McNulty

June 21 - July 26, 2022
Tuesdays, 8:00 – 9:00 am, PT “Kum Nye heals both our bodies and minds, bringing their energies together to function calmly and smoothly.” — Tarthang Tulku, Kum Nye Tibetan Yoga Kum Nye, which may be thought of as mindfulness in motion, is a movement system that integrates our awareness of body and mind. This Kum Nye class will draw from the Kum Nye Book, Kum Nye Tibetan Yoga.  The themes we will explore include feelings and sensations, the…

Time, Space and Knowledge: Perspectives and Practices

With Ken McKeon

June 22 - August 10, 2022
Wednesdays, 6:00 – 7:30 pm, PT   Since coming to the United States in 1969, Tarthang Tulku has explored ways to convey to the Western mind the vast array of knowledge in the Buddhist tradition.  With the publishing of the Time, Space and Knowledge book in the 1970's he introduced a series of teaching and practices that help us penetrate the limitation of our sense of what is "real" to open new avenues of exploration…

Beginning Meditation: Meditation for Healing

With Pauline Yu

June 22 - August 10, 2022
Wednesdays, 6:00 – 7:15 pm, PT  This 8-week course emphasizes the power of meditation to heal and balance body and mind. We will work with sitting and walking meditation, breath and mantra practice, and gentle Tibetan yoga. With these time-proven practices from the Tibetan Buddhist tradition, you can develop and sustain a daily, ongoing meditation practice that will increase your physical vitality and your emotional balance over time. Please note - we much close registration…

Buddhist Studies Series – Sutra Study: Invitation to Enlightenment

With Hugh Joswick, Ph.D.

June 22 - August 10, 2022
Wednesdays, 7:00 – 8:30 pm Pacific Time Through the Sutra Study classes offered by The Tibetan Nyingma Institute in Berkeley, we engage with essential texts within the Mahayana tradition. Through careful reading and focused discussion, we experience the breadth and depth of the Buddhist tradition and contemplate how these wisdom teachings which have been carried forward for centuries inform our understanding of our present experience. Buddhist teachers used a great variety of literary forms in…

Hello to a Calm Place: Learn to Meditate in Three Minutes a Day

With Richard Dixey

June 24 - August 12, 2022
Fridays 12:00 - 12:30 PM, PT Join Dr. Richard Dixey of Dharma College for a unique (and simply powerful) meditation experience this summer. In this course, you will learn calmness meditation and finding a base of stillness in the center of all experience. These half-hour classes require no previous knowledge or experience of meditation and only entail a commitment of one or two short meditation sessions per day. For anyone who wishes to begin meditation…

Space and Ease: A Personal Retreat | SPECIAL PRICING

June 24 - 26, 2022
Are you in need of a break? Just some time and space for quiet and a change of scenery? Ratna Ling is hosting a personal retreat in our great outdoors for you to take some time for yourself.

Saying “Yes” to Experience

With Jack Petranker

July 17 - 22, 2022
In this retreat, we will question this commitment to the self and the therapeutic mindset it puts in place. Focusing strongly on practice, we will learn how to activate the radical immediacy available within our ordinary experience, if only we know how to look for it. We will learn what it means to say “yes” to experience, to discover freedom within the patterns of the ordinary and bring it into every moment.

Dharma College Annual Practice Retreat

With Abbe Blum, Ph.D., Bob Dozor, MD, Richard Dixey, Robin Caton and Wangmo Dixey

July 24 - 29, 2022
Investigating body, language, and mind, Tarthang Tulku's recently released Lotus Trilogy offers direct, effective, and powerful ways to understand ourselves. Lotus Vision offers a practical, thoughtful and effective series of courses in guided and self-investigation that leads to deep insight into one's inner being, uncovering the rich potential that is the birthright of every human being.

Summer Yoga Retreat with Melina and Baxter

With Melina Meza and Baxter Bell

August 5 - 7, 2022
As the summer seasons slips into August, join Melina Meza and Baxter Bell for an unforgettable and deeply nourishing yoga retreat. This retreat, led by two experienced instructors, will be a wonderful way to pause and immerse yourself in the practice of yoga and mindfulness during the waning summer (pitta) season. Melina will share summer Seasonal Vinyasa Yoga classes, introduce Ayurvedic practices for self-care, and teach Yin Yoga to prepare your body and mind for…

Courage and Compassion: Studying the lives of Mary Magdalene, Yeshe Tsogyal and Quan Yin

With Kayleen Asbo, Sue Ellen Parkinson and Robin O'Brien

August 19 - 21, 2022
How do we meet the world with both strength and compassion? In this 3-day retreat of  story, art, music, movement, guided journaling and meditation we will turn to three different female spiritual masters who can nourish our heart to act with courage and grace in the midst of the suffering of our time and who can help to empower  us to kindle our inner light.  We will compare the spiritual messages of the Gospel of…

A Weekend of Self Care | Labor Day 2022 | SOLD OUT

September 2 - 5, 2022
Our 3 night signature program... You matter, and you are more than enough. That phone call or email can wait. Your family or job will be fine without you always being there.Treat yourself and take three days at Ratna Ling to unwind, reflect, and breathe into your fullness.

5-Day Yoga Intensive for Teachers and Dedicated Yogis

With Nikki Estrada

September 7 - 11, 2022
Book now and get $100.00 off listed prices. Offer valid until Jun 30, 2022.
5-day Yoga Training with Nikki Estrada Early Bird Special: Get $100 off if you sign up before July 1st, 2022! Ratna Ling welcomes back Master Teacher Nikki Estrada for a deep dive into yoga and mindfulness.  This 5-day residential intensive will break down the foundational postures of yoga through focused, workshop style practices covering: Tadasana - blueprint alignment - common compensation patterns in key poses. Standing postures - understanding anatomy and adjusting the poses appropriately…

Yoga and the Six Paramitas

With Gretchen Donovan

September 29 - October 2, 2022
In Mahayana Buddhism,the Buddha taught six important mental states called Paramitas that we need to develop if we aspire to reach a state of liberation in our lives. They’re usually translated as “perfections,” since by perfecting them fully  we too can attain  enlightenment. 

A Weekend of Self Care | Columbus Day 2022

October 7 - 10, 2022
Our 3 night signature program... You matter, and you are more than enough. That phone call or email can wait. Your family or job will be fine without you always being there.Treat yourself and take three days at Ratna Ling to unwind, reflect, and breathe into your fullness.

Yoga and Meditation Retreat with Bex Urban

With Bex Urban

October 14 - 16, 2022
We welcome back Master Teacher Bex Urban for a special yoga retreat at Ratna Ling!

Women’s Self-Care Retreat 2022

With Heldine Aguiluz and Sierra Vandervort

October 28 - 30, 2022
This is our annual sold-out event. Please book in advance! Are you hungry for a safe place to connect and open up with fellow women?  Sisters! Come together on a special retreat to celebrate your innate strength, wisdom, and compassion. We will celebrate the importance of connecting with girlfriends and remember all the beautiful parts of being a woman.  This time is to reconnect to the sacred feminine and cultivate a community of sisterhood and…

Fall Weekend Retreat – Be Here Now

With Yvonne Kingsley

November 4 - 6, 2022
Join Yvonne Kingsley for a rejuvenating weekend of yoga and meditation as we slow down and surrender to the present moment. Gracefully accepting the natural unfolding of our lives opens us to deeper levels of peace and contentment. We will explore a blend of mindful movement and breathwork, refining our capacity to return to the present moment, over and over again. We will gather as a community, holding space for whatever arises. All are welcome.…

The Essence of Yoga: A Weekend Retreat

With Jenn Russo

November 11 - 13, 2022
We welcome back Master Teacher Jenn Russo of Healdsburg for a special yoga retreat at Ratna Ling to celebrate the Autumn in the Redwoods!

Aging with Grace: A Yoga Retreat

With Patricia Becker

November 18 - 20, 2022
Bathe in the joy of yoga with stretching and strengthening poses as well as breath awareness meditation. Expect a playful practice of self-acceptance and exploration at the beautiful Ratna Ling. 

Gratitude: A Thanksgiving Retreat

November 25 - 27, 2022
Let this Thanksgiving be a time for you to reflect and celebrate with a spiritual community who practices appreciation for the small and the big things.  What can you be grateful for?

Quiet Spaces: A Winter Retreat

With Gloria Baraquio, Kimberly Millard and Heldine Aguiluz

December 2 - 4, 2022
For your safety and ours, we require proof of vaccination from all visitors and residents of Ratna Ling Retreat Center. We wish to provide peace of mind for all of our guests. As the season turns to more darkness and cold, our bodies naturally long to retreat inward.  December is a time to reflect on what has transpired in the year and process all of the emotions and experiences of 2021.  This retreat is designed…

We Belong – A Special Retreat for Women of Color

With Dana Sweeney, Sriya Bhattacharyya and Tracey Graves

December 9 - 11, 2022
Calling all self-identifying Women of Color to this special retreat, where we get to let go, celebrate, and feel free to express ourselves through yoga, meditation, movement, and council.  This is a safe space where we can explore our relationships to self, community, and culture. Scholarships are available for those in financial need. Please inquire with Gloria at programs@ratnaling.org. *Women of Color can include any self-identifying women, cis-women or non-binary folks who self-identify as people…