Resort at a Glance: Ratna Ling Retreat Center
Towering redwoods surround the 14 private, luxurious cottages at this small retreat center, creating a natural atmosphere of peace and tranquility. This remote setting is the ideal place to forget the hassles of everyday life and get centered with the help of guided meditation and yoga classes within a signature retreat program.
- Farm-to-table vegetarian cuisine featuring organic produce and the best vegetarian recipes from around the world. Chefs will gladly accommodate special dietary restrictions (such as vegan, gluten-free and food allergies).
- Private cottages make you feel at home with gas fireplaces and jetted tubs. Sip tea in the intimate breakfast nook or meditate on the spacious deck.
- Find your zen in guided meditation, yoga, Qi Gong, chanting, mantra, sacred art, self-care, and Kum Nye classes.
- Get pampered with herbal body soaks, aromatherapy massages, a signature Breema bodywork, or acupuncture to rebalance the energy centers; the resident therapist boasts more than two decades of experience (additional fees apply).
Russian River Valley, California: Outdoor Adventure and Award-Winning Wine
An up-and-coming wine region in Sonoma County, the Russian River Valley is located about 60 miles northwest of Napa, and about 1 hour away from Ratna Ling. Wine Enthusiast magazine praises the Russian River Valley for its “great wine, stunning landscapes, and friendly people.” It’s known for producing world-class chardonnays and pinot noirs.
The area is also appealing for its proximity to Salt Point State Park, a 6,000-acre preserve featuring 20 miles of hiking trails and 6 miles of coastline access. Bicyclists love the sparsely traveled and scenic surrounding roads.