• $1,272.00 – 1 guest for 3 nights with exclusive use of a private two bedroom cottage
  • $972.00 – 1 guest for 3 nights in a private bedroom in a shared two bedroom cottage. We choose your roommate.
  • $897.00 – Per person or $1794 for 2 guests (double-occupancy) for 3 nights in a private two bedroom cottage
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Women’s Self-Care Retreat

With Gloria Baraquio, Christine DeCristofaro, LMFT, Kamali Minter, Heldine Aguiluz, Stephanie Kate and Kimberly Millard

November 1 - 4, 2018

Due to high demand, we are offering a second chance to participate in one of our most popular and profound programs before we say, “Good-bye” to 2018.

Are you hungry for a safe place to connect, open up and get grounded so that you can end this year on a high note? 

Come together with fellow women to celebrate our 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 solidarity through deep listening, laughter, self-care, and ceremony.  This retreat is for you if you love women, miss your sisters, or want to deepen your relationship with the feminine, soft, sexy, strong, surrendered parts of yourself.

This weekend will include:

  • Yoga for all levels
  • Meditation
  • Visioning
  • Dance & Movement
  • Bodywork and massage (at an additional cost)



Thursday, Nov 1
3:00-4:00      Check-in

4:30-5:30        Yoga – Gloria

5:30-6:15         Dinner

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

Friday, Nov 2

7:00-8:00       Yoga – Kim

8:00-8:45         Breakfast

11:15-12:15        Meditation – Kamali

12:15-1:00       Lunch

1:00-4:15         Quiet time, bodywork and massage by appointment

4:15-5:30         Wild Devotion – Steph

5:30-6:15         Dinner

7:00-8:00        Song Circle – Gloria & Friends

Saturday, Nov 3

7:00-8:00 Yoga – Gloria

8:00-8:45         Breakfast

10:30-12:00     Body Bliss – Kamali

12:15-1:00       Lunch

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

4:30-5:30         Dance Playshop – Heldine

5:30-6:15         Dinner

7:00-8:30        Your Inner Script – Chris

Sunday, Nov 4

8:00-9:30     Yoga – Kim, Heldine, Steph

9:30-10:00       Closing Circle – Kamali & Staff

10:00-11:00      Brunch

12:00             Check out




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, harmonized, and energized from this yoga practice.



This meditation is designed to attune to all of your senses to tap in to the present moment and to all that is arising. We will be sitting, breathing, and visualizing to cultivate deeper awareness.



This class will be a gentle lunar flow, inspired by the moon and and exploration of everything she represents: intuition, creation, water, sacred feminine, sensual, primal, playful, loving, mysterious, full, deep, and dark. We will release, surrender, melt, allowing our intuition to guide us. Be wildly devoted, and take refuge in this devotion. Om Chandraya Namaha.



Open up your heart, voice, body, and mind through chanting!  Experience a musical devotional gathering as traditionally practiced in India and now throughout the world.  Kirtan includes repetitions of call & response singing of a sacred mantra. Gloria will lead songs with her voice and harmonium and assist us in a joyful letting go.



Body Bliss is a sensual movement practice for women that lays the foundation for being more connected to your body, sensuality, intuition, and the realms of nature & the Goddess.  We use mindful sense-based movement and breath, the help the emotional, physical, and energy bodies release tension and move beyond layers of the conditioned mind. From a ground of relaxation and pleasure, we can enter into a space where our movement becomes guided by a deeper wisdom.



Set your inner goddess free with yoga, movement, and dance! Connect with all the chakras, shakti energy, and feel the flow of life throughout your entire body.  This session will include guided breathing, visualization, freestyle forms, and lots of fun and play!



Tune in to your inner dialogue and gain new tools to reframe, rethink, and reword the script of your life.  Discover fresh and inspiring new ways to see yourself, love yourself, and manifest the life you want.


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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Christine DeCristofaro, LMFT
Christine is our Group Retreats Director, teacher, and co-creator many of our Ratna Ling Retreats and Programs. Once a corporate refugee working in finance for Fortune 500 Companies, Chris left to pursue her true love and passion – being in service. Her personal and professional practices include: facilitating heath and wellness by helping human beings access and integrate their full potential: mind, body and spirit and draws upon her experiences as a transpersonal therapist, civil…
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Kamali Minter
Kamali is passionate about helping people restore connection where it has gone missing; both in their relationships and their bodies.She did her 200 YTT with Shivakali Yoga, Tantra teacher training with Embody Tantra, is a certified Sacred Feminine facilitator through Tao Tantric Arts and the Universal Tao, and is a trained Reiki Master.  Her approach to healing is about making ancient wisdom relevant to our modern lives by guiding practices that have been used for thousands of years…
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Heldine Aguiluz
A Los Angeles native, Heldine has been practicing yoga since 2010 and teaching since December 2016. She earned 500 hours of yoga certification with Shivakali Yoga, studying alignment-based vinyasa and elemental tantra. She started taking pole and twerk dance classes in January 2017.  Heldine sees yoga and dance as meditative ways to deepen awareness about one’s body and thoughts and hopes to give others the tools they need to find deeper self-love. More info:
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Stephanie Kate
Stephanie Kate integrates her background as a professional aerial dancer, Reiki master, and herbalist with her experiences of Kundalini, Vajrayana Buddhism, and time spent in the Amazon jungle. With 15 years of yoga experience, Stephanie completed her 500 hours of yoga training with Shivakali Yoga and earned her certificate in Yoga Therapy at Loyola Marymount University. She believes the unity of body, mind, spirit, and soul allows for deep healing and regeneration. Movement is medicine;…
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Kimberly Millard
Kimberly Millard, 500 RYT, discovered yoga when she was living in chronic pain and emotionally lost.  She believes one must descend into the deep and dark places of the soul to find the light.  Based on this, her classes are built from a foundation of compassion and encouragement to discover the mysteries that lie within. She teaches with the intention to serve and aim to anchor the ancient teachings of yoga into modern life so…
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