• $1,379.00 – For 1 guest for 3 nights with exclusive use of a private two bedroom cottage
  • $949.50 – $1899 for 2 guests (double-occupancy) for 3 nights in a private two bedroom cottage
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A Weekend of Self-Care | Memorial Day 2022

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

May 27 - 30, 2022

Program is fully booked

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


SAMPLE SCHEDULE (Subject to Change)


3:00-4:00    Check-in

4:30-5:30      Yoga – Gloria

5:30-6:30      Dinner

6:45-7:30      Opening Circle


8:00-8:45     Breakfast

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

11:00-12:00   Relaxation Practices – Chris

12:15-1:00     Lunch

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

4:30-5:30      Meditation for Compassion – Rosalyn

5:30-6:30     Dinner

7:00-8:00     Restorative Yoga with Live Soundscapes – Gloria + Lydia


8:00-8:45      Breakfast

9:00-10:00    Tibetan Mantra – Rosalyn

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 + Chris

5:30-6:30       Dinner

7:00-8:00        Sound Healing – Lydia


8:00-9:00      Yoga – Gloria

9:00-10:00    Closing Circle

10:00-11:00   Brunch

12:00              Checkout

All bookings are NON-REFUNDABLE. Should you wish to cancel your stay with us, Ratna Ling Retreat Center requires 30 days’ notice for your full credit to be TRANSFERRED to a future retreat within 1 year of original booking. 



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.


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.


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.


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.


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


In this session, we 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 closed, challenged and impatient.


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.



Christine DeCristofaro
Christine is a faculty member and co-creator of many of our Ratna Ling Retreat Programs. After nearly twenty years in finance and technology, Christine felt frustrated with corporate business practices and culture.  The financial crisis of 2008 sparked an epiphany.  She decided to change the direction of her life and pledged to live a life of service, vowing to use her skills and knowledge to strengthen wisdom, service and compassion in herself and others. Christine…
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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.  Gloria has practiced with spiritual, indigenous, and ancient traditions from Hawaii, Catholicism, Christianity, Baha’i, Agape, Vaishnavism, Hinduism,  Zen, and Tibetan Buddhism.  Her aim is to help each individual…
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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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Lydia Hwang
Lydia Hwang is a Sound and Color vibrational healer using different sacred instruments, color essences, silks and her voice. She channels  divine energies in her private sessions and has a dedicated practice in Woodside, CA at the Spirit House. Her journey began when she was searching for her own healing, and this led to intensive training with Sound master Fabien Maman, color teacher  Patricia Janusz and ordained Druid priestess Nicole Bertolucci in South of France and…
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