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USA Yoga Retreat

Take time to nourish yourself in the hot springs in the majestic Sierras. Join seasoned retreat leaders, Alok and Anjuli, who weave their experience as yoga teachers, massage therapists, and contact dancers into each retreat. Their seasonal Rejuvenate Retreats offer a balance of focused morning yoga classes, free time to soak in the healing springs, and creative afternoon therapeutic classes with sound healing.

Retreat highlights

  • Morning meditation
  • Hatha yoga flow practices
  • Creative Contact Yoga afternoon classes
  • Thai massage instruction and sound healing throughout weekend
  • Kirtan and dance journey evening program
  • Guided ecology hike on local trails
  • 3 nights accommodation
  • Daily organic brunch

Skill level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced

Yoga styles

3 days with instruction in English
Spoken languages: English
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Sierra Hot Springs is truly an inspiring place where it’s easy to surrender to the overwhelming sense of tranquility. The sacred healing waters soothe away tension, while immersion in the crisp alpine air revitalizes your spirit.

Camping at Sierra Hot Springs is an affordable alternative to indoor lodging. Campers have full use of Sierra Hot Springs' facilities, including the trails, pools, showers, guest kitchen, guest refrigerators, etc. Open fires, candles, and camp stoves are strictly forbidden.

For an additional charge, you may also stay in the charming Main Lodge which offers private rooms and dorms or the landmark Globe Hotel which is about one mile down the road. All rooms have shared bathroom.

Contact Yoga Retreat USA Program


Anjuli and Alok offer a unique blend of therapeutic practices that include partner stretching, connection exercises, contact improvisation, and Zen Thai Shiatsu. You can expect nourishing, elemental yoga classes in the morning followed by a delicious brunch. In the afternoon, you will have a creative session that includes partner and group Contact Yoga and massage. All levels of experience are welcome. Come solo or with a friend or partner as Anjuli and Alok encourage working with the whole group throughout the retreat. Generally, this retreat is a mix of singles and couples.

Tentative schedule

Day 1 - Friday, May 25

  • 13:00 Suggested departure time if leaving from the Bay Area for arrival at 5 p.m.
  • 16:30 Check-in
  • 18:00 Dinner at the cafe or BYO
  • 20:00 Introductions and opening circle, connect and restore practice

Day 2 - Saturday, May 26

  • 08:00 Sound healing
  • 09:00 Morning yoga
  • 11:00 Brunch
  • 15:00 Contact yoga and Thai massage
  • 18:00 Dinner at the cafe or BYO
  • 20:00 Possible fire circle

Day 3 - Sunday, May 27

  • 08:00 Sound healing
  • 09:00 Morning yoga
  • 11:00 Brunch
  • 15:00 Contact yoga and Thai massage
  • 18:00 Dinner at the cafe or BYO
  • 20:00 Kirtan and dance journey

Day 4 - Monday, May 28

  • 08:00 Sound healing
  • 09:00 Morning yoga and closing circle
  • 12:00 Brunch

Included excursions

Guided ecology hike on local trails is included.


Alok Rocheleau
Alok is an experienced yogi and bodyworker who has traveled the world studying with various master teachers and styles. As a healer, his yoga instruction takes the approach of helping people find more freedom in their body and mind. He is a teacher and practitioner of Thai massage and loves to share the art of giving and receiving. He especially loves working with couples and helping them find playful ways to deepen intimacy through partner yoga, contact dance, and therapeutic touch.
Anjuli Mahendra
Anjuli Mahendra is a multi-modality healer, teacher, and founder of Shakticura Healing Lounge. Her connection to holistic movement and healing started in 1999 through a regular Iyengar yoga practice that was developed into yoga teaching by 2004. Her teaching style is a unique synthesis of dance, movement, and healing practices. She has developed her unique twist on Contact yoga, drawing on her somatic experiences with contact improvisation, Acro yoga, and bodywork. In addition to Contact yoga, she teaches Thai massage, Hatha yoga, and dance workshops.

Retreat location

This yoga retreat in USA will take place in Sierra Hot Springs, Sierraville, California.

Unique features


  • Hiking
  • Hot spring
  • Swimming pool (outdoor)


  • Kitchen
  • Restaurant
  • Yoga studio


  • Free Wi-Fi / computer
  • Internet access


Catered brunches will be included on Saturday, Sunday, and Monday. For dinner, you can purchase a meal at the restaurant or bring supplies to make your own.

There's a delicious organic restaurant that serves dinner from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on the weekends. You will have access to a communal guest kitchen in the Main Lodge. Pots, pans, plates, and everything else you need are there for your cooking convenience; but please remember to bring your own coffee, oils, and spices.

The following meals are included:

  • Brunch
  • Snacks

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Organic
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

Things to do (optional)

  • Hiking
  • Visiting local lakes
  • Soaking
  • Treatments available: table massage, watsu, Thai Massage, and deep tissue
  • Hot Springs and sauna available 24-hour daily

What's included

  • 3 nights accommodation
  • 3 delicious catered organic brunches on Saturday, Sunday, and Monday
  • Full use of hot springs and sauna 24 hours/day
  • Morning meditation and Hatha yoga flow
  • Creative Contact Yoga afternoon classes
  • Thai massage instruction
  • Kirtan and dance journey evening program
  • Guided ecology hike on local trails
  • Fire circle
  • Sound healing throughout weekend

How to get there

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Reno-Tahoe International Airport (RNO).

Cancellation Policy

  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid 7 days before arrival.
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