San Jose Yoga Retreats

Escape the city and discover a sanctuary of peace at Ratna Ling’s yoga retreats, just three hours north of San Jose, California. Nestled in the serene redwood forests, our retreats offer the perfect setting for those looking to unwind, deepen their yoga practice, and reconnect with themselves. Suitable for all levels, from beginners to advanced practitioners, our experienced instructors provide personalized guidance to help you on your journey. Join us for a transformative experience that nurtures your body, mind, and spirit. Embrace the tranquil beauty of nature at Ratna Ling for an enriching and revitalizing retreat.

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

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
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. 

Cultivating an Inner Compass of Calm: Practicing peace with Yoga poses and an intentional pause with Meditation

With Bex Urban

October 18 - 20, 2024
We welcome back Master Teacher Bex Urban for a special yoga retreat at Ratna Ling!

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.

Radiate from Within: How to live with joy and intention

With Klara Crean and Leslie Tippell

November 1 - 3, 2024
Book now and get $100.00 off listed prices. Offer valid until Aug 2, 2024.
Step away from the relentless pace of daily life into a serene sanctuary in the redwoods, and join us for an intimate journey to rejuvenate and rediscover the deep reserves of vitality and joy that already reside within you.

Women’s Self-Care Retreat – VETERANS DAY

With Heldine Aguiluz and Calista Ocean

November 8 - 11, 2024
Book now and get $200.00 off listed prices. Offer valid until Aug 9, 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
Book now and get $100.00 off listed prices. Offer valid until Aug 16, 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. 

Aging with Grace Yoga Retreat

With Patricia Becker

March 28 - 30, 2025
Bathe in the joy of yoga with stretching and strengthening poses as well as breath awareness meditation. Expect a playful practice of self-acceptance and exploration at the beautiful Ratna Ling. 

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.


The purpose of a yoga retreat at Ratna Ling is to provide a transformative experience that fosters physical, mental, and spiritual well-being. Our retreats are designed to help you:

  1. Rejuvenate and Relax: Escape the stresses of daily life and immerse yourself in a tranquil environment that promotes relaxation and rejuvenation. Surrounded by the serene beauty of the redwood forests, you’ll find the perfect setting to unwind and recharge.
  2. Deepen Your Yoga Practice: Whether you are new to yoga or an experienced practitioner, our skilled instructors will guide you through tailored yoga sessions that enhance your practice. You’ll have the opportunity to explore various yoga styles and techniques, deepening your understanding and connection to the practice.
  3. Connect with Nature: Experience the healing power of nature as you practice yoga in a beautiful natural setting. The peaceful surroundings of Santa Rosa provide a calming backdrop that enhances your yoga experience and promotes a sense of harmony and balance.
  4. Nourish Your Body: Enjoy nutritious and delicious meals prepared with fresh, locally sourced ingredients. Our kitchen focuses on providing balanced, healthy meals that support your overall well-being and complement your yoga practice.
  5. Enhance Mindfulness and Meditation: In addition to yoga, our retreats include meditation sessions designed to help you cultivate mindfulness and inner peace. Learn techniques to quiet the mind, reduce stress, and enhance your overall sense of well-being.
  6. Build Community: Connect with like-minded individuals who share your interest in yoga and wellness. Our retreats provide a supportive and inclusive community where you can make meaningful connections and share your journey with others.
  7. Personal Growth: Our retreats offer a space for personal reflection and growth. Through yoga, meditation, and time spent in nature, you’ll have the opportunity to gain new insights, set intentions, and embark on a path of self-discovery and transformation.

At Ratna Ling, our goal is to create a holistic retreat experience that nurtures your body, mind, and spirit, leaving you feeling refreshed, inspired, and empowered.

Absolutely! Our San Jose yoga retreats at Ratna Ling are designed to accommodate participants of all levels, including beginners. Here’s how we ensure a welcoming and supportive environment for newcomers:

  1. Tailored Instruction: Our experienced instructors are skilled in teaching yoga to individuals at various levels of experience. They provide personalized guidance and modifications to ensure that each participant can comfortably and safely engage in the practice.
  2. Supportive Environment: We foster a welcoming and inclusive atmosphere where beginners can feel comfortable and supported. Our retreats emphasize a non-judgmental approach, allowing everyone to progress at their own pace.
  3. Foundational Practices: For beginners, our retreats often include sessions focused on the fundamentals of yoga. These classes cover basic postures, breathing techniques, and alignment principles to build a strong foundation for your practice.
  4. Small Group Settings: Our retreat groups are intentionally kept small to allow for more personalized attention. This ensures that each participant receives the guidance and support they need, making it easier for beginners to learn and grow.
  5. Holistic Approach: In addition to yoga, our retreats incorporate meditation, mindfulness practices, and wellness workshops. These elements provide a comprehensive introduction to a holistic lifestyle, enriching the overall experience for beginners.
  6. Encouraging Community: Connect with other participants who may also be new to yoga. Sharing this journey with others can be inspiring and encouraging, helping you feel more at ease as you explore new practices.

At Ratna Ling, we are committed to providing a nurturing and enriching retreat experience for everyone, regardless of their yoga background. Whether you’re looking to start a new practice or deepen an existing one, you’ll find the support and resources you need to thrive.

  • 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.


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.