Mind, Body, and Being on the Sonoma Coast

Ratna Ling Retreat Center • Cazadero, CA

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Escape Kit

  • A Two-Night Personal Retreat for Two, Mondays through Thursdays ($329) or Fridays and Saturdays ($399), in a Deluxe Cottage
  • Gourmet Vegetarian Meals for the Duration of Your Stay (Two Dinners, Two Breakfasts, and One Lunch per Person)
  • One Sunrise Gentle Yoga Flow Class for Two
  • $75 Credit Toward Mellow Methods Massage-Techniques and Relaxation Class

Hindu prince Gautama Siddhartha, the founder of Buddhism, once said, "You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection." Heed his call, and experience the beauty of being, with this week's Escape to Ratna Ling Retreat Center—a worlds-away-from-the-chaos mecca of relaxation just 2.5 hours from San Francisco.

Let a sense of sublime calm wash over you as you step onto the 120-acre property, nestled in lush redwood groves. You'll get a two-night personal retreat for two, Mondays through Thursdays ($329) or Fridays and Saturdays ($399), in a Deluxe Cottage, which is appointed with hardwood floors, spacious dining and living areas with a fireplace and cozy hardwood furniture, a large deck, and more.

Slip into your heavenly Jacuzzi bathtub, or make yourself a cup of tea or coffee and curl up in your breakfast nook to take advantage of the free Wi-Fi.

Operating in the Tibetan Buddhist tradition, this spiritual center for healing and discovery offers access to a complete library of Buddhist studies. Start your day with a Sunrise Gentle Yoga Flow class, a blend of fluid postures, stretches, and short periods of sitting meditation and breath work, which is included in the package.

Savor three gourmet vegetarian meals each day in the light, airy dining hall, which opens onto a terrace, and soak up the sounds of a babbling brook to accompany this time of mindful eating, quiet contemplation, and nourishment of the body and soul.

Ratna Ling is situated on the ridgeline of Salt Point State Park, offering easy access to more than 20 miles of hiking trails. This meditation-friendly park boasts panoramic views of kelp-strewn coves from sheer rock cliffs, plus the pleasant sounds of pounding surf and whispering prairies.

Back at Ratna Ling, use your $75 credit toward a Mellow Methods class for two. It's a hands-on workshop in which you'll learn simple massage techniques designed to release tension with minimal effort, as well as relaxation skills to incorporate into your daily routine.

At dusk, cozy up next to the fire in the living room of your Cottage and bask in the serenity of finding inner peace—one beautiful breath at a time.

  • "Upon entering the property there was a powerful sense of stillness and calm. It was like entering a world of instant relaxation complete with a beautiful mountain backdrop, trees, plants, flowers, and wildlife roaming around."

    -- Burton Girls


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    35755 Hauser Bridge Road Cazadero, CA 95421
    510-809-4987 | get directions

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the fine print

  • Entire value must be used in a single visit
  •  Reservations required and based on availability
  • Merchant cancellation/re-scheduling policy of 72 hours applies; voucher subject to forfeiture and $25 fee applies
  •  Not valid on existing reservations
  • Option A is valid for Monday-Thursday nights only; blackout dates for Option A are April 16-19, May 30-31, June 25-28, July 2-13, August 6-10, 20-23 and 30
  •  Option B is valid for Friday and Saturday nights only; available for the following weekends only: April 27-28, May 18-19 and 25-26, July 20-21 and 27-18, August 3-4, September 7-8 and 21-22, and October 5-6 and 12-13
  •  Sunday check-ins are not available
  •  Vouchers include Gourmet Vegetarian Meals for the duration of your stay (Two Dinners, Two Breakfasts and One Lunch per person), One Sunrise Gentle Yoga Flow Class for Two, and a $75 Credit Toward Mellow Methods Massage-Techniques and Relaxation Class
  •  The $75 "Mellow Methods" credit cannot be combined with other offers; only applicable during your stay and will take place on site
  • Guests are responsible for making reservations for Mellow Methods class in advance with massage therapist and must be made at least 2 weeks prior to check-in date.www.mellowmates.com
  •  $75 Credit has absolutely no cash value and it only applicable towards Mellow Methods Massage Techniques and Relaxation Class
  •  Multiple vouchers can be combined to extend stay; only one $75 credit per stay
  •  Children under 18 can stay for an additional $30/night for meals and amenities; adults 18+ are an additional $100/night for meals and amenities
  •  Maximum of four guests per room
  • Other conditions apply • PROMOTIONAL VALUE EXPIRES ON October 18, 2012 • Enjoy By October 18, 2012