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Come and join Wilbur Hot Springs for a weekend of breathing, chanting, asana, and soaking in the healing mineral waters of Wilbur. Strengthen your practice while relaxing and rejuvenating your body and mind. Youll step back from your daily routines and retreat to this sacred land, home to healing waters that have been used for renewal for centuries. You are ensured to transform into a happier, healthier version of yourself by Monday!
All ages are welcome as participants.
Wilburn Hot Springs provides seven duplex cabins and a honeymoon suite with private bath and kitchen. All the cabins were custom-designed with oak floors, pine ceilings, built-in desks, private baths and scenic views. The Solar Lodge features 6 private guest rooms and a 5-bed bunk room. The hotel offers 2 private guest rooms. Or choose to bring your own gear and get the full camping experience within the 4 available campsites.
Located 20 miles from the nearest town and situated on an 1,800-acre nature preserve, Wilbur Hot Springs is a health sanctuary in Northern California blessed with transformative and healing hot mineral waters.
Students will practice on Wilbur’s beautiful yoga deck, cradled in nature with the sounds of the breeze and the creek. You will begin each day with chanting and pranayama, followed by breakfast and then an active morning session. In the afternoon there will be time for bathing, hiking, massage, and personal time. The group will gather in the late afternoon for a restorative session followed by a delicious dinner.
Accessible via main highways, 2.5 hours drive northeast of San Fransisco, and 1.5 hours north of the Sacramento Airport.
The most preferred, direct and scenic route to Wilbur Hot Springs from the Bay Area is Highway 80, then taking Interstate 505 north to Highway 16, and to Highway 20.
From the intersection of Highways 16 and 20, go west on Highway 20 for 675 feet and turn right onto Bear Valley Road.
Follow this dirt road for about 4 miles and turn left to cross the historic silver bridge. Proceed one more mile and you’ll arrive at Wilbur Hot Springs.
The nearest airport is Sacramento Airport, around 1.5 hours drive.
From 3 p.m.
Before 5 p.m.
The retreat ends after brunch but you are welcome to stay on the grounds until 5 p.m.
There is no signal reception. Please provide your own phone card to use public phone.
Wilbur is entirely solar powered. There are no electrical plugs / sockets available.
Towel, slippers, bathrobe, clothes for yoga, hiking shoes (optional), warm clothes, flashlight, calling card, water bottle, small towel, yoga mat, yoga blanket, alarm clock (battery powered), sun screen, and sun hat.
For more information, ask your questions directly to Wilbur Hot Springs who will be happy to assist you. Simply click on the Send Inquiry button to send a message.
Born and raised at Wilbur Hot Springs, Sarana currently lives and teaches in the San Francisco Bay Area. Sarana is trained in the Iyengar and Forrest yoga traditions. She is a graduate of the Piedmont Yoga Advanced Studies Program and the Forrest Yoga Teacher training program.
She is a faculty instructor at Yoga Journal and teaches at The Claremont Hotel and her own home studio. Her love of yoga was born at the Esalen Institute in 1997, where she continues to assist and teach with Thomas Fortel, her mentor and dear friend.
Sarana loves to sing. She has studied kirtan with Jai Uttal and classical Indian voice in India. She leads kirtans in the bay area and is so very thankful to be able to share this practice with others.
Enjoy five delicious complimentary organic meals prepared especially for you by a professional guest chef.
Massage is a vital part of the Wilbur experience of "undoing," and especially in combination with the relaxing heated mineral-laden waters, offers an essential key to the spirit of calm and self-discovery. In the release of tensions through bodywork, there is restoration of emotional as well as physical balance allowing a path to new perceptions, and besides, it feels good!
Massage, Swedish, deep tissue, and other techniques, are available and offered by licensed professional massage providers seven days a week. Advance reservations for massage are suggested and can be made at the front desk. A massage would cost 125 USD to 150 USD per 75 minutes.
Of all Northern California hot spring spas, Wilbur is renowned for its healing water properties. Open day and night to registered hotel guests, the area is private and clothing is optional in the flumes, sauna, and deck areas.
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"My personal favorite is Wilbur. My friend and rocking yoga teacher, Sarana Miller was born on the property itself and her father still owns it. On a recent getaway to Wilbur, I quickly remembered how to relax and forget my stresses (or perhaps boiled them away in hot water!?). The special sauce was the combination of country sun and warm, healing water. Their motto, In all the World, No Waters Like These, holds true for me. Not only does that environment relax my body nearly immediately, but it relaxes my knotted mind."
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