California Yoga & Meditation Retreat Centers

Directory of Yoga Retreats and Vacations in California -

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Ananda Gurukula

Address: Welcome to the Ananda Guru Kula Ashram, 4378 Bennett Valley Road, Santa Rosa, California sun pray
Contact: Phone: (707) 579-3472  /  Email: anandagurukula [at]
Instructor: Maetreyii Ma Nolan Ph.D.
Yoga Style: Meditation, Gentle Hatha, Wisdom Teachings of Yoga

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Ananda Gururkula is a non-profit organization dedicated to yogic wisdom and practices assist people in their journey towards Self Realization.
We have a Meditation and Yoga Retreat: Ahimsa - Compassion, non-injury and Loving Kindness August 12 - 16 at the Black Mountain Retreat Center in Casadero. Please see our web site for details.
We also have one day retreats at our Ashram in Santa Rosa, Classes on the Ancient Wisdom teachings of Yoga at the Ashram, Kirtan music evenings on the third Friday of each month, Weekly meditation and spiritual talks on Sundays at 5:30, publish spiritual books and have online Webinars. Please see our website for more information.
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California Silent Meditation Retreat

Address: La Casa de Maria, Santa Barbara, California
Contact: Email: retreats[at]
Instructor: Lola Jones
Description: Lola Jones is a spiritual author and teacher of Divine Openings. She leads Silent Mediation Retreats in California, UK and Germany every year where gentle yoga is practiced through the 5 days as per the divine flow.
Please visit for latest schedule of upcoming retreats.
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Expanding Light Yoga Retreat Center

Address: 14618 Tyler Foote Road, Nevada City, CA  95959 Expanding Light - guest services
Contact: Lalaan Hickey: Lalaan [at]
Phone: 1-800-346-5350  /  Fax: (530) 478-7519
Instructors: Gyandev McCord and other instructors
Yoga Style: Hatha - Traditional
Specialties: Ananda Yoga for Higher Awareness, The Expanding Light Cookbook, Yoga for Emotional Healing (video), Yoga for Busy People (video)
Description: Experience yoga as a tool for higher awareness - at Expanding Light, America's premier yoga retreat center, in northern California's scenic Sierra Nevada mountains.
2-5 day workshops in yoga, meditation, opening your heart, vegetarian cooking, balancing your life, and more. 4-week residential yoga teacher training. Call for a free brochure.

M.A. Center Ashram, San Ramon

Address: 10200 Crow Canyon Road, Castro Valley, CA
Mailing Address: PO Box 613, San Ramon, CA  94583-0613
Contact: Phone: (510) 537-9417
Yoga Style: Bhakti Yoga, Karma Yoga, Meditation
Description: The M. A. Center, named after Mata Amritanandamayi who is lovingly called Amma, is run entirely by volunteers and inspired by Amma's holistic vision of unity and selflessness. The ashram strives to put Amma's teachings into action. Since its inception in February of 1989, the center has provided a welcoming community for spiritual seekers to enjoy a contemplative and nurturing atmosphere amid the beauty of its natural surroundings through retreats, volunteer activities, classes, chanting, devotional singing, and meditation.

Pleasant Valley Sanctuary - Yoga and Meditation Retreat

Address: 14011 Rice's Crossing Road - North San Juan, CA  95960 Pleasant Valley Sanctuary
Contact: Phone: (530) 209-5059
Website:  |  Yoga Links
Instructors: various
Yoga Style: Raja, Kriya, Hatha
Description: Our retreat center lies at the heart of 35 secluded acres atop the Yuba river canyon. With a huge garden, orchard, seasonal creeks, waterfalls, trails through the rolling foothills and several sacred spaces on-site, stepping onto this property is like arriving at a true sanctuary. With a small core of permanent residents, and a revolving cast of interns and retreat attendees, we co-create a vibrant and diverse center for spiritual living. We host a variety of meditation retreats, workshops and silent retreats, all designed to develop a deeper experience of our true nature in Spirit, the true Self.

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Sadhana Yoga Chi with Doug Swenson

Address: 2040 Dunlap, South Lake Tahoe, CA  96151 Doug Swenson
Contact: Phone: (530) 573-8400  /  Email: dougswen002 [at]
Instructor: Doug Swenson
Yoga Style: Vinyasa, Ashtanga, Yin, Power, Restorative, Core, Sadhana Yoga
Specialties: Workshops / Teacher Trainings / Retreats
Description: More than just another yoga program / we offer a holistic approach to a better way of life. For those who desire the highest quality, professional instruction in a fun, warm atmosphere. Free your mind - place no limits on your yoga philosophy, or your life - living your full potential.
Retreats in - Lake Tahoe, CA / St. Lucia, Caribbean / Mexico / and more.

Sagrada Wellness

Address: Santa Margarita, CA
Description: Sagrada Wellness offers all-inclusive Yoga Retreats in Santa Margarita, California just outside of San Luis Obispo. Positioned on a majestic hilltop, surrounded by preserved land, Sagrada Wellness is a one-of-a-kind Central Coast Wine Country yoga retreat destination. We are known for our boutique style Yoga Retreats, our sacred Sanctuary and Acupuncture Services in San Luis Obispo County California.
"Sagrada," which means sacred, is a true reflection of the beauty, healing energy and eco-design that grace the retreat environment.

Sivananda Ashram Yoga Farm

Address: 14651 Ballantree Lane, Grass Valley, CA  95949
Yoga Style: Sivananda
Specialties: Pranayama, Kriyas, Meditation, Asanas, Satsang, Kirtan, Yoga Retreats, Ayurveda & Vedic Astrology workshops
Description: The Sivananda Ashram is a non-profit organization located on 80 secluded acres of rolling hills & meadows in the gold country of the Sierra Nevada foothills. The resident Director of the Ashram is Swami Sitaramananda, a senior disciple of Swami Vishnu-devananda, and a gifted speaker and teacher. Guests are introduced to the Yoga Asanas, Pranayama, Meditation, Chanting, Ayurveda, Satsang, Sanskrit, Advaita Vedanta and lots more.
We offer a Yoga Teachers Training Course, Advanced TTC and Kids Yoga Camp.
Enjoy our 3 temples, walking meditations, swimming in our pond, hiking year round on the grounds, and visiting nearby historical Grass Valley, Nevada City and the beautiful Yuba River.
Ayurvedic Massage is available by appointment. A cedar sauna is open year round.

The Total Human

Address: Topanga, CA  90290 The Total Human
Contact: Phone: (310) 967-1336  /  Email: allyson [at]
Website:  |  Yoga Links
Instructor: Allyson Rice
Yoga Style: Kundalini
Description: Life-changing programs, retreats, and weekend workshops: kundalini yoga and meditation, health and healing, enhancing creativity and intuition, ancient women's teachings, vision questing, and reconnecting with the healing power of nature. The goal is always to create the dynamic manifestation of your greatest untapped potential. Heart-centered, holistic, and mind-body-spirit in approach, programs focus on direct personal experience as the path to lasting transformation. Brochure available.

Yoga Retreats in Malibu, Costa Rica, Montecito, Guatemala & more

Locations: Malibu, CA; Montecito, CA; Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica; Lake Atitlan & Antigua, Guatemala Roots 2 Rise Yoga
Contact: Phone: (818) 235-9067  /  Email: Root2RiseYoga [at]
Instructor: Mary Michelle Chua
Yoga Style: Dynamic Vinyasa Flow/Hatha Yoga Blend
Specialties: International Yoga Retreats:
Description: Root 2 Rise Yoga hosts yoga events, retreats and classes in the Los Angeles, California area and internationally. Certified Yoga Instructor & Founder Michelle Chua combines her experiences as a credentialed teacher, recreational runner and professional dancer to facilitate yoga classes focused on calm breath, safe physical alignment, intuitive movement, a balanced mind and a joyful spirit.
Retreats and events include activities that combine the practice of dynamic Hatha yoga for all levels with mindful nutritional eating, multicultural exchange, arts expression, connection to nature, outdoor adventure, meditation in various forms and a friendly atmosphere of vibrant individuals.
Our mission is to LIVE yoga, beyond the borders of our mat or studio, by connecting with our roots (body, mind, breath and nature) to cultivate and share an uplifting energy with a greater community that stands for vibrant conscious living.
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