4 Days Meditation and Yoga Retreat in California, USA

  • Forestville, California, USA

Spring Cleaning for the Soul Yoga Retreat USA

Join Elizabeth and Amy's weekend yoga retreat to recenter and renew on the Russian River, in Sonoma County. Daily meditation and yoga practices, nourishing organic meals, community connection, and space for solace in nature will support you in letting go, realigning with your true self, and planting seeds for a thriving future. They will share practices to release what no longer serves you and call in what you deeply desire to cultivate wholeness.


  • Daily morning meditations
  • Community connection activity
  • Daily Hatha and Restorative yoga practices
  • Group ritual and expressive arts
  • 3 nights accommodation
  • Daily vegetarian meals
  • 4 days with instruction
  • English
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Bring your own gear and pitch your tent under the stars! Bathroom and shower is shared.

Double room accommodation

Bring a friend! Rest easy on a queen bed in a private room. This option requires two guests to register together (total of 1550 USD), as the bed is shared in a private room.

Single room accommodation

Ah, luxury! Sleep pretty in a queen bed in private room.

Triple room accommodation

Catch your sleep in a twin bed in a room with two other women. Bathroom is shared.

Sample daily schedule

Day 1 (Thursday)

  • 17:00 Arrive and settle in
  • 18:00 Dinner
  • 19:30 Group alter ceremony and guided meditation

Day 2 (Friday)

  • 08:00 Tea, coffee, snacks
  • 08:30 Guided meditation
  • 09:15 Hatha yoga
  • 10:30 Brunch
  • 12:00 Free time
  • 15:00 Snacks
  • 15:30 Group activity
  • 16:30 Restorative yoga
  • 18:00 Dinner

Day 3 (Saturday)

  • 08:00 Tea, coffee, snacks
  • 08:30 Guided meditation
  • 09:15 Hatha yoga
  • 10:30 Brunch
  • 12:00 Free time
  • 15:00 Snacks
  • 15:30 Group activity
  • 16:30 Restorative yoga
  • 18:00 Dinner

Day 4 (Sunday)

  • 08:00 Tea, coffee, snacks
  • 08:30 Guided meditation
  • 09:15 Hatha yoga and closing ceremony
  • 10:30 Brunch
  • 11:00 Depart

All activities are optional.

  • Elizabeth McKinley

    Elizabeth is a Registered Yoga Teacher at home in the Bay Area. Exploring the intersections of physical, mental, and emotional health, she teaches groups and individuals, emphasizing the body-mind-spirit connection. Incorporating the traditions of Hatha, Restorative, and Therapeutic Yoga, Elizabeth guides her students to recognize and build upon their inherent wholeness.

  • Amy Hyun Swart

    Amy is a yoga instructor, licensed psychotherapist, meditation teacher, writer, surfer, visual artist, and forever a student. She teaches mindfulness to bring awareness to old patterns of inhabiting the body and finding the freedom to embody a healthier, more centered ways of being.

This retreat takes place in Russian River, California, USA. You will gather at a private estate of nearly 100 acres in Forestville, California, about one and a half hours north of San Francisco. Exact location will be given to participants upon registration.

Nearby places

  • San Fransisco - 1.5 hours

In this retreat, you will be served delicious vegetarian meals daily. Their food will be prepared by Rachael Gorjestani of The Cupboard SF, which means it is going to be delicious and energizing, a treat for all senses. All meals will be vegetarian, organic, gluten free, and can be made vegan upon request.

  • Body work
  • Enjoying the pool and hot tub
  • Exploring the Russian River
  • Explore wine country
  • Free time to solace in nature
  • Hiking
  • Journaling and bonding with new and old friends
  • 3 nights accommodation
  • Daily meals
  • Daily morning meditations
  • Daily yoga practices
  • Group ritual and expressive arts
  • Airfare
  • Airport transfer
  • Bodywork fees; there will be a masseuse on-site
  • Transportation to and from retreat center

Arrival by airplane

For international flight, please book your flight to arrive at San Francisco International Airport (SFO) or to arrive at Oakland International Airport (OAK). For domestic flight, please book your flight to arrive at Charles M. Schulz - Sonoma County Airport (STS). For local flight, please book your flight to arrive at Santa Rosa Air Center (QQW).

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 100% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.


  • Review by Mary S. from Laramie, Wyoming

    "This was a very moving, soulful experience, with a diverse, open and accepting group of women. The yoga and meditation activities were a perfect fit for me, and there was just enough free time to explore and enjoy the quiet. And...the food was awesome!"

    Elizabeth McKinley Yoga website, edited

  • Review by Colleen M. from Littleton, Colorado

    "A wonderful retreat! Beautiful, serene setting, fantastic food, and retreat leaders that went above and beyond in bringing together a group of women for celebration and renewal. The retreat time, including yoga, breath work and guided meditation was truly a gift to self!"

    Elizabeth McKinley Yoga website, edited

  • Review by Wendy S. from Boston, Massachusetts

    "I am now back in Boston after four days and three glorious nights in Sonoma California having attended a beautiful retreat led by Amy and Elizabeth. My body and soul are refreshed with creative ideas, a greater appreciation for movement and new friends. Elizabeth and Amy worked together seamlessly to produce a beautifully orchestrated, well organized and thoughtful retreat. It was clear that attention and intention was given to even the smallest of details, timing and flow of each day. It couldn't have been better."

    Elizabeth McKinley Yoga website, edited

Berkeley, United States

Elizabeth McKinley offers yoga and meditation experiences that explore physical and emotional health to unite body-mind-spirit and the natural world.

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