• $1,272.00 – For 1 guest for 3 nights with exclusive use of a private two bedroom cottage.
  • $972.00 – For 1 guest for 3 nights in a private bedroom in a shared two bedroom cottage. We choose your roommate.
  • $897.00 – Each or $1794 for 3 nights for 2 guests (double-occupancy) in a private two bedroom cottage.
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A Weekend of Self Care – Labor Day

With Gloria Baraquio, Rosalyn White, Christine DeCristofaro and Leah Blenke

August 30 - September 2, 2019


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, and breathe into your fullness. Remember what you value the most, and then return to your life with a renewed sense of ease, joy, and strength.

This weekend includes:

  • Yoga for all levels with Gloria Baraquio
  • Sound Baths
  • Meditation for all levels
  • Essential Oils Class
  • Sacred Art
  • Bodywork, acupuncture, and massage at the Mandala Wellness Center


These yoga classes are designed for all levels, incorporating breathing, stretching, and fluid movements.  The postures and techniques help to stabilize and calm the nervous system, strengthen muscles, and tone the organs, bringing more ease and circulation throughout the body. You can expect to feel more relaxed, aware, and stronger from this yoga practice.


A 60 minute sound bath begins with an introduction to the therapeutic properties of sound. A 30-45 minute crystal bowl sound session follows. During this session, participants will be invited to lay on yoga mats with their eyes closed. I will gently lead them into a state of deep relaxation, as the restorative tones and harmonies of the bowls wash over them. The therapeutic sounds of a sound bath are known to induce Alpha and Theta brainwave states in participants. These brainwave states promote coherence in both brain and body — resulting in profound regenerative and healing effects on all levels. Psychological and emotional stress dissolve as an ocean of lush overtones and harmonizing vibrations fills the space.  Participants will benefit from the enhanced focus, inspiration and creativity that a sound bath promises. Motivation and productivity increase as balance and unison are restored in both brain hemispheres.

In these sessions, you can learn how to be with yourself and make friends with your mind, through sitting or walking.. The mind has a multitude of qualities and abilities, and meditation helps us observe and acquaint ourselves with the ones that occur often and those that we didn’t know were there.  This practice can bring about more steadiness, clarity, discernment, and calmness for the mind, body, and spirit.


Learn how to be a healer in your own home and bring daily self-care with essential oils.  We will sample different essential oils and learn about the natural healing qualities of each that can boost your immunity, calm the mind, soothe muscles, or activate alertness.


Find inspiration and enchantment through the study of Buddhist drawings, paintings, and sculptures, and learn a little history and symbolism behind them.


Gloria Baraquio
Born and raised in Hawaii, Gloria has been teaching vinyasa since 2006, studying Tibetan Buddhism since 2004, and singing devotional music since she was a young child.  She earned her 200-hour certificate from Yoga Hawaii and her 300-hour certificate with Raghunath Cappo and Radhanath Swami in India.  Her aim is to help others cultivate an intimate relationship with themselves and their surroundings so that they can live more fully, with love, peace,  gratitude and well-being. Gloria is our…
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Rosalyn White
Rosalyn White has studied meditation and Tibetan art under the guidance of the Tibetan Buddhist teacher, Tarthang Tulku, for over forty years. She holds a BFA in Fine Arts from the California College of Art and a teaching credential from UC Berkeley. She is currently Co-Director of Ratna Ling and has been teaching classes in meditation and sacred art for over 25 years. The depth and breadth of the Tibetan teachings have had a profound influence on her…
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Christine DeCristofaro
Christine is our Group Retreats Director, teacher, and co-creator of many of our Ratna Ling Retreats and Programs. A former corporate finance consultant for Fortune 500 Companies, Christine left all of that behind in 2009 to pursue her true love – being in service and she has never looked back. Christine is a passionate listener, truth seeker, fearless warrior against guilt and shame, and feels blessed to live a life where she helps others touch…
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Leah Blenke
Minneapolis native, Leah Blenke has always found herself inspired by the soothing sounds of the northern woods of Minnesota and reveres nature as her greatest teacher.  She has studied at the International Academy of Sound Healing under teachers Gary Savitsky and Satya Brat and is a continuous student of Sound Therapist Frank DiCristina. Leah is a Certified Yoga Teacher and Sound Healer that incorporates natural harmonic tones of the Gong and Tibetan singing bowls to…
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