Yoga Retreats San Francisco, CA Area

Discover the perfect blend of tranquility and rejuvenation at Ratna Ling’s yoga retreats in the San Francisco, California area. Nestled in the serene landscapes of the redwood forest, our retreats offer a sanctuary for those seeking to unwind, deepen their yoga practice, and reconnect with themselves. Whether you are a seasoned yogi or new to the practice, our experienced instructors provide personalized guidance to enhance your journey. Join us for a transformative experience that nourishes your body, mind, and spirit. Escape the hustle and bustle, and immerse yourself in the peaceful embrace of nature at Ratna Ling.

Deepen the Breath – A yoga retreat for your whole being

With Mary Beth Ray

June 28 - 30, 2024
In this weekend retreat nestled in nature, you will make room for your breath and nourish you to the core.  With opportunities to connect to each other and to spend time on your own, this breath-centered getaway addresses your whole self (body, breath, mind, behaviors, emotions, and spirit) in an integrated way.

Discovering Stillness and Calmness in the Midst of Our Life

With Andi Egle

July 4 - 7, 2024
The world will be balanced when we are balanced. We participate in infinitely complex and interdependent relationships with all of the many levels of existence. Our immediate environment is also related to every other environment on earth, and the earth is influenced by events in the far reaches of the universe. Through the weekend of extensive Kum Nye practice we will discover a Stillness and Calmness that is a natural part of our being. Learning…

Move and Restore – A yoga retreat to help you find balance

With Jacqui Rowley

July 19 - 21, 2024
For many of us who are moving to fast between work, family, friends, and the digital world, we find it hard to slow down. If we want to feel balanced, then there's nothing more urgent than learning how to slow down and simply rest.

Summer Glow: Reignite your body, mind and spirit!

August 16 - 18, 2024
Join Suzanne for a luscious weekend of flowing Yoga asana, breathwork, and meditation, nourished by the kind company of like-minded souls, clean food, calm spaces, and the vibrant beauty of Ratna Ling’s landscapes.

A Weekend of Self-Care | Labor Day

With Felicia Evans, Kimberly Millard and Diana Stork

August 30 - September 2, 2024
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.

Feeding Your Demons: A Meditation and Yoga Retreat

With Gretchen Donovan

September 6 - 8, 2024
Book now and get $200.00 off listed prices. Offer valid until Jul 27, 2024.
Feeding Your Demons is a five-step method created by Lama Tsultrim Allione which has benefited thousands worldwide and from every walk of life on five continents. The work transcends spiritual constructs, serving as a meaningful tool for anybody, regardless of religious affiliation or personal philosophy.

Rooted in Nature – A Fall Equinox retreat

With Charlotte Keane

September 20 - 22, 2024
Do you feel a calling to connect with Mother Earth and your ancestors? Join Shamanic Priestess Charlotte Keane from The Unstruck Drum for this weekend of deep communion with nature. You will learn to tune in so deeply that you can feel the voice of Mother Earth. 

Autumn Insight – A Therapeutic Yoga Retreat

With Jill Lindsay

October 4 - 6, 2024
Book now and get $100.00 off listed prices. Offer valid until Jun 30, 2024.
Gather together for an unforgettable and deeply nourishing yoga retreat. This retreat will be a wonderful way to step away from the world and immerse yourself in the practice of yoga and mindfulness during the fall season. 

Be Here Now – Fall Weekend Retreat

With Yvonne Kingsley

October 25 - 27, 2024
Join Yvonne Kingsley for a peaceful weekend of yoga and meditation as we slow down and surrender to the present moment.

Women’s Self-Care Retreat – VETERANS DAY

With Heldine Aguiluz and Calista Ocean

November 8 - 11, 2024
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.

The Path of Practice: A Weekend Yoga Retreat

With Lauren Cohen

November 15 - 17, 2024
Join Lauren Cohen for a nourishing and spacious weekend of yoga, meditation, self-inquiry and nature, as we explore how the teachings of Yoga apply to our everyday lives, beyond the mat. Classes will be a mix of soulful vinyasa, slow flow and Restorative Yoga, with daily dharma talks, journal prompts and plenty of spacious time for rest and relaxation. 

The Essence of Yoga: A Weekend Retreat

With Jenn Russo

November 22 - 24, 2024
We welcome back Master Teacher Jenn Russo of Healdsburg for a special yoga retreat at Ratna Ling to celebrate the Autumn in the Redwoods!

Nurture Your Nature

With Tina Rath

December 6 - 8, 2024
Join certified SATYA yoga teacher, Tina Rath, for a full weekend of nurturing your physical, emotional and energetic bodies. Various yoga practices, including pranayama and meditation, will leave you feeling energetically calm and restored.

Winter Respite Retreat – Finding Warmth in the Cold

With Melina Meza and Baxter Bell

December 13 - 15, 2024
Book now and get $100.00 off listed prices. Offer valid until Sep 13, 2024.
Our yoga getaway will be perfect way to deepen your practice while simultaneously keeping your inner fire (agni) bright during this dark season. And there is no better place to do this than our beautiful center in the redwoods!

Spring Reset Retreat

With Nikki Estrada

March 7 - 9, 2025
Reset yourself this spring! Join Nikki for a weekend of asana, pranayama, meditation and yoga philosophy as we transition into spring. Refresh mind, energy and body with extended yoga practices, time to rest, delicious food and surrounding nature.

Recalibrate – A Relaxing Retreat to Calm the Nervous System

With Nicole Griffin

March 14 - 16, 2025
Embark on a transformative journey at the Recalibrate Retreat, a fusion of science-based nervous system practices and the art of intentional rest. This carefully curated experience guides you to understand your nervous system and experience the benefits of deep rest and restoration. 

Coming into Balance – A retreat with yoga and massage

With Dana Hancock and Melody Hopkins

April 11 - 13, 2025
Pairing two powerhouses in health and wellness, this weekend retreat combines yoga practice with the traditional Chinese medicine of gua sha to invite self-care and overall wellness.


Yoga retreats offer a chance to deepen your yoga practice away from the distractions of daily life. They often combine physical postures (asanas), meditation, and breathing techniques (pranayama) with relaxation and self-reflection. Retreats can also help to foster a sense of community among participants.

Yes, our yoga retreats are open to all, are suitable for beginners, and offer a supportive environment for learning and practice.

  • Sun Protection: Hat, sun block, sunglasses, breathable long-sleeved shirts, etc.
  • Rain gear, umbrella and good sturdy shoes during the rainy season
  • Appropriate outerwear for the season
  • Yoga clothes or clothes that allow you to move freely
  • Flashlight (it can get extremely dark outside at night and there is very limited outdoor lighting)
  • Water bottle
  • Alarm clock
  • Slip-on shoes or slippers for indoors
  • Insect repellent for summer retreats
  • Personal hygiene items such as your favorite shampoo, moisturizer, toothbrush/paste, soap etc. (Towels, bedding, shampoo and hand-soap is provided)
  • Calling cards for international calls. Domestic calls are complimentary.
  • Meal service is provided, however, you are welcome to bring additional snacks and beverages into your cottage.

Due to the spiritual nature of Ratna Ling, we ask that men and women dress respectfully and tastefully and do not wear revealing or offensive clothing.

Yes, all yoga retreats at Ratna Ling are paid. Click on a retreat above to view pricing options for that retreat.

Benefits often include improved yoga skills, deeper relaxation, mental clarity, emotional balance, and a renewed sense of purpose. Many also find a sense of community and connection with like-minded individuals.

YOGA Retreats SAN FRANCISCO Testimonials

My husband and I had a wonderful weekend away at Ratna Ling. The entire program is built around your pace and the teachers are truly there to be your leaders and guides as you find your path to peace and ease. The cabins on the property as very comfortable, clean, and an architectural delight to gaze at. We spent an hour sitting outside watching the milky way above us and couldn’t believe how clearly we could see it. The food was delicious and the staff was kind and helpful. I couldn’t recommend this place more.

Rebecca Z.

I did the Space and Ease retreat in December and it was Wonderful!! Just what I needed to recharge spiritually, physically and mentally. The vegetarian food was delicious. The meditation classes and yoga with Linda, Mark and Carmen were all peaceful and rejuvenating. I also loved that we had plenty of unstructured time for walks in nature, naps and reading or meditating in our cabin. Thank you, Ratna Ling!

Elizabeth B.

Love! I would give it more stars if I could. My fiancé and I did our first retreat as a couple here and it really does live up to its reputation: the teachers are amazing, the meditation is taught in a comprehensive and educational way, the vegetarian food is so good, and the location is gorgeous. The vibe is immediately soothing. We went for a compassion weekend retreat that involved learning mantra chanting and sacred art making (we made mani stones). It was so unique and I left with a much more open heart. I can’t wait to return one day!

Larissa D.

The location is amazing. The cabins are beautiful, spacious, and lovingly constructed and equipped. The meals are delicious with very fresh ingredients. The conference/yoga space is serene and well-stocked with a variety of props. But the biggest gift is the friendly, joyful, helpful staff.

The center is such a perfect union of Buddhist simplicity and luxurious comfort!! They do it better than any other similar centers that I have visited.


Just came back from an an amazing retreat at ratna ling. Beautiful property, very clean cottages, serene and peaceful environment, amazing fresh vegetarian food with lots of vegan and GF options, amazing staff and volunteers who do everything with a smile. I highly recommend going there either on a retreat or just personal time. Exactly what I needed to recharge.

Shruti G.

I had a wonderful experience at Ratna Ling. The volunteers are welcoming and generous, motivated by a strong commitment to their community, practice and teacher. I was particularly impressed by the space itself, not to mention the delicious and wholesome food. The cabins are beautifully constructed and well cared for. I look forward to returning in the future!

Heidi H.