• $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 2 guests (double-occupancy) for 3 nights 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 Lydia Hwang

September 4 - 7, 2020

SLOW DOWN, TAKE A BREAK AND REST
JOIN US FOR OUR PREMIER 3 NIGHT PROGRAM ON LABOR DAY WEEKEND.  PLEASE BOOK EARLY, THIS EVENT WILL SELL OUT. RESERVATIONS ARE LIMITED TO 28 GUESTS 

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
  • Sound Baths
  • Meditation for all levels
  • Sacred Art
  • Optional bodywork, acupuncture, and massage at the Mandala Wellness Center for additional fees
  • And much more….

SAMPLE SCHEDULE 

Friday

3:00-4:00  Check-in

4:30-5:30      Yoga – Gloria

5:30-6:30      Dinner

6:45-7:30      Opening Circle – Gloria & Staff

Saturday      

8:00-8:45     Breakfast

9:00-10:00   Ways to Self-Care – Gloria

11:00-12:00   Yoga – Chris

12:15-1:00     Lunch

1:00-4:30     Quiet time, bodywork and massage by appointment

4:30-5:30     Meditation – Rosalyn

5:30-6:30     Dinner

7:00-8:30     Restorative Yoga – Gloria

Sunday

8:00-8:45      Breakfast

9:00-10:00    Tibetan Mantra – Ros

11:00-12:00   Yoga – Chris

12:15-1:00      Lunch

1:00-4:30       Quiet time, bodywork and massage by appointment

4:30-5:30       Practices for Compassion & Forgiveness – Gloria 

5:30-6:30       Dinner

7:00-8:15       Sound Journey – Lydia

Monday

8:00-9:00      Yoga – Gloria

9:00-10:00    Closing Circle – Gloria & Staff

10:00-11:00   Brunch

12:00              Checkout

CLASS DESCRIPTIONS

YOGA

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.

WAYS TO SELF-CARE

Learn how to bring balance for yourself through daily self-care with essential oils, breathing, yoga, journaling, walking, enjoying tea, and deep listening.  We will discuss and explore different practices that people use to care for themselves.

MEDITATION 

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.

RESTORATIVE YOGA

This yoga is designed to restore the nervous system and allow all systems in the body to come back to homeostasis. The class incorporates restful, sleep-like postures on the floor, with the support of various props.

TIBETAN MANTRA

Find inspiration through learning about Buddhist deities and chanting mantras to call on higher qualities of being.

PRACTICES FOR COMPASSION & FORGIVENESS

We gather to learn more about our boundaries and how to open our hearts.  Through group and partner work, we will practice how to be and speak with others, especially when we feel challenged.

SOUND JOURNEY

Enjoy and relax to the sounds of harmonizing bowls, chimes, and serene musical instruments.  Allow the mind and body to soften, as your spirit travels to restful and ethereal realms.  Participants will lay down for most of the practice, and/or be guided through restorative postures with supportive props.

Facilitators

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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Lydia Hwang
Lydia Hwang studied with Sound masters Fabien Maman and Wolfgang Deinert, and have been practicing vibrational healing using Sound and Color since 2004. She shares her expertise and passion through her private practice, giving workshops and concerts.
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