• $895.00 – For 1 guest in a Private Room in a Shared Cottage
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Yoga for a Happy Life: Movement, Meditation and Ayurveda

With Melina Meza and Baxter Bell

August 4 - 6, 2023

COVID POLICY: For your safety and ours, we require proof of vaccination AND negative test result from all visitors to Ratna Ling Retreat Center. We wish to provide peace of mind for all of our residents and guests.

As the summer seasons slips into August, join Baxter Bell and Melina Meza 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, mindfulness, and Ayurveda during the summer (pitta) season. Melina will share gentle summer Seasonal Vinyasa Yoga classes, introduce Ayurvedic practices for self-care, and teach Yin Yoga to prepare your body and mind for meditation. Baxter will be offering tools for healthy aging, and to help you end your summer feeling grounded, flexible and strong as you head into the fall season. Our yoga getaway will be perfect way to fire up your practice while simultaneously keeping your inner agni (fire) cool during this hot season. There is no better place to do it than the stunning Ratna Ling Retreat Center! Located just 90 miles north of San Francisco in the redwood forests of the Sonoma County coast, this getaway is ideal for local Bay Area folks as well as those coming from afar.


Schedule (Subject to change):

3pm Check in
4:00-5:30pm Gentle Yoga and Opening Circle
5:30pm Dinner
6:30pm Walking tour of Ratna Ling Trees

7:30-8:00am Meditation
8:00am Breakfast
10am-12pm Yoga for Healthy Aging practice  + short talk
12:15pm Lunch
4:15-5:30pm Yin/Restorative Yoga and Meditation
5:30pm Dinner
6:30pm TBD
8:00-10am Summer Seasonal Yoga and Meditation
10am Brunch
12pm Check out


Melina Meza
Melina Meza is a pioneer in the field of yoga, nutrition, and Ayurvedic Health, sharing her knowledge with yogis around the world for more than 25 years. She is the creator of Seasonal Vinyasa Yoga, a holistic practice that features lifestyle, diet, and yoga practices tailored to the rhythms of the four seasons to help people stay healthy as they age. Her passion for Nature, the five elements, beauty, and humor forge the foundation of…
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Baxter Bell
Baxter Bell, MD, has been actively deepening his understanding of the power of yoga since making the stress-reducing move from a career as a busy family doctor to that of a yoga teacher and medical acupuncturist. Baxter is a graduate of the Piedmont Yoga Studio’s 18-month Advanced Studies Program, and served as Director of PYS’s Deep Yoga Program for many years, teaching the Experiential Anatomy, Yoga Technique, and Yoga Methodology portions of that training. Baxter…
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