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5 Days Wilderness Hiking, Meditation, and Creativity Yoga Retreat in California, USA

Yoga Retreat California

Spend a weekend in the stunning Trinity Alps of Northern California combining wilderness adventure and contemplative practice. Each day will include periods of silence and mindfulness meditation, hiking, yoga, arts and crafts, creative writing, an evening talk and plenty of time to soak up the beauty of the natural world.

Retreat highlights

  • Daily yoga class
  • Morning quite hikes
  • Daily mindfulness meditation sessions
  • Arts and crafts and creative writing
  • 4 nights accommodation
  • Daily vegetarian meals

Yoga styles

4 days with instruction in English
Spoken languages: English
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During this retreat, you will be accommodated at Camp Unalayee.

Pacific Mindfulness California Yoga Retreat Program

Mornings will be held in silence and begin with yoga and meditation, followed by breakfast and a quiet hike. Lunch will be either on the trail or back at camp. The afternoon options include arts and crafts, creative writing, meditation, swimming in the lake or even taking a nap. The choice is yours. After dinner, its time for meditation around a campfire, an evening talk, and return to silence until after breakfast the next morning.


Heidi Bourne
Heidi Bourne is a mindfulness meditation teacher and writer, and has been leading groups since 2005 in both private and in professional settings. She holds certification in Mindfulness Facilitation through UCLA’s Mindful Awareness Research Center, and is a periodic guest teacher at Spirit Rock Meditation Center. Heidi has a background in nursing and has been a small business owner in Arcata, California for nearly 30 years. In her spare time, she and her husband, Bill, get out into the wilds hiking, backpacking, and exploring.

Retreat location

This retreat will take place in the stunning Trinity Alps of Northern California, USA combining wilderness adventure, and contemplative practice. At 6400 feet, enjoy being nestled in the beautiful 400-acre alpine lake basin of Camp Unalayee, just six hours north of San Francisco.

Surrounded by rugged peaks and saw-tooth ridges, get to be one with nature by living outside and camping under the stars. Dozens of jewel-like lakes, and clear-flowing streams are within easy hiking distance of the camp basin, providing destinations for day-hikes, swimming, and solitude.

Unique features


  • Art classes
  • Hiking
  • Mountain walking
  • Swimming


  • Lake

This Yoga Retreat is vegetarian-friendly

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All meals and snacks are included in the price. enjoy fresh vegetarian meals with accommodation for those with dietary limitations. Please be aware that this retreat will be free of recreational drugs or alcohol.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Snacks

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

  • Regular (typically includes meat and fish)
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

What's included

  • 4 nights accommodation
  • All meals and snacks
  • Art supplies
  • Daily yoga and meditation sessions
  • Daily morning hikes
  • Sleeping bags, pads, and rain gear
  • Support for camp and teaching camps

What's not included

  • Airfare
  • Transportation to and from camp

How to get there

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Redding Municipal Airport (RDD) and Arcata-Eureka Aiport (ACV), California, or Rogue Valley International–Medford Airport (MFR).

Upon arrival at the Camp’s gated private road, Campers will be greeted by the Camp staff who will drive all personal gear into Camp while everyone enjoys the leisurely 4- mile walk in.

Cancellation Policy

  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid 30 days before arrival.
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