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Expert tip: This is one of the most popular yoga retreats offered in the USA.
Ratna Ling personal retreats provide the opportunity for spiritual nourishment in an environment that promotes mindfulness and relaxation. There will be yoga, meditation, and classes in the Tibetan Buddhist tradition and accommodations in spacious and private cottages. The personal retreats are crafted to give you space to relax, breathe the fresh air and be in nature, and participate in classes that compliment your self-healing journey.
The accommodations at Ratna Ling allow guests to create a retreat experience with relaxed ease and privacy. A collection of private cottage spreads out across the majestic landscape, each providing an inspiring view of the surrounding countryside.
Each suite-style cottage is a home unto itself, including a living room, dining area, full bathroom, stocked kitchenette, and outdoor deck. You will discover details that create comfort and allow you to luxuriate in serenity, like fine linens, gas-burning woodstoves, quality furnishings, and modern bathrooms with spacious jetted tubs.
Ratna Ling Retreat Center is a northern California group and personal retreat center located just 90 miles north of San Francisco in the redwood forests of Sonoma County, California, USA. The remoteness of Ratna Ling offers guests the opportunity to unplug and surrender to the healing power of nature.
However, because of their remote location, GPS systems and Internet maps are not always accurate for this area. You will want to be sure to follow the driving directions below. Otherwise, it is easy to get lost. It is imperative that your car is in good working condition, and you that have a full tank of gas when you leave Jenner.
There are no services North of Jenner, and cell phone service is spotty at best. It will be difficult or impossible to make or receive phone calls, text messages or e-mails from your cellular device, so please be sure to take care of correspondences ahead of time.
Remember, telephones and Wi-Fi are available once you reach Ratna Ling. Mileage does not directly correspond with travel time, as roads on the ridge are windy and only one lane in some areas. It is a good idea to allow yourself more driving time than you think you will need to ensure a pleasant, safe journey and prompt arrival.
Please note that Ratna Ling has a Cazadero mailing address though technically is not in Cazadero. Ratna Ling is actually located approximately 30 miles northwest of Cazadero between Fort Ross and Stewart’s Point.
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Enjoy delicious vegetarian cuisine from around the world when you stay with Ratna Ling Retreat Center. They use organic products and many of the vegetables and herbs are harvested from the gardens to produce delightful meals reflecting the current season’s bounty.
Meals are served buffet style in the grand dining hall where you can cozy up to the stone fireplace or you may choose to dine outside in the garden pavilion where you will be surrounded by the beauty of nature.
The Ratna Ling staff can accommodate gluten / wheat free, vegan / dairy-free, and food-allergy meal requests. Please notify them at the time of booking if you would like to make a special request.
All of the expert bodywork and massage practitioners at Ratna Ling have many decades of experience in their field. They are honored to offer their services during your stay. Ratna Ling Retreat Center suggest you book your appointment in advance to ensure availability.
Armstrong Redwoods State Natural Reserve is an 850-acre preserve of coast Redwoods, up to 1400 years old and towering as high as 300 feet. Located in the town of Guerneville, it is a spectacular place to stop for a hike on your way to or from Ratna Ling.
Fort Ross State Park is a former Russian fort that has many of its historical buildings preserved as they were in the 1800s. In addition, they have a museum and several festivals throughout the year. It is about a 25-minute drive south of Ratna Ling.
Kruse Rhododendron State Natural Reserve is located about 20 minutes away by car or about a one hour hike.
Salt Point State Park is reached by driving just a few minutes from Ratna Ling. Its 6000 acres have 20 miles of hiking trails, 6 miles of which are along the Pacific coast. It includes trails through redwoods, meadows and a pygmy forest.
Sonoma Coast State Park spans 17 miles of scenic coastal beaches and bluffs, starting at the spectacular Bodega Head and ending at the Vista Trail, 4 miles north of the town of Jenner. There are several beaches with free parking where you can search for shells and watch whales migrate.
Fort Ross Winery is located 20 minutes away by car and offers exceptional Pinot Noirs and Chardonnays, along with a spectacular view from their tasting room.
Annapolis Winery is located in the hills above Sea Ranch, about 45 minutes by car. Their award-winning wines include Pinot Noirs, Cabernets, Zinfandels and Zinfandel Port.
Sonoma Coast Vineyards tasting room is located in the town of Bodega Bay. They pour their Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Noir, and Syrah varieties seven days a week.
Gualala Arts Center is located at a beautiful 45-minute drive up the coast. They host regular art exhibits as well as chamber concerts and other performances throughout the year. Located in the town of Gualala, you will find several art galleries, restaurants, and interesting local shops.
The Sea Ranch is internationally known for its distinctive architecture, sensitivity of its land planning, and community-based stewardship of the natural environment. It is a community of private homes along a 10-mile stretch of the Sonoma coast, just south of the town of Gualala. They have a lodge which houses a restaurant, bar, and gift shop. There is also a uniquely styled chapel.
Water Treks offers kayak rentals and eco tours from their base in the town of Jenner, where the Russian River meets the Pacific ocean.
Horse N Around Trail Rides offers guided trails rides on horseback, through the hillsides above Bodega Bay.
The Links at Bodega Harbor is an 18-hole championship golf course designed by Robert Trent Jones, Jr. Combining spectacular views of the Pacific Ocean, rolling fairways, undulating greens, and native coastal rough, this golf course is sure to take your breath away.
Madrone Audubon Society organizes many field trips in Sonoma County and the north bay area.
There are a myriad of wonderful adventures to experience on your way to or from Ratna Ling.
Oakland International Airport
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