Yoga and Hot Springs in the High Sierras
April 17 - 19 2020
$625 Per Person
April 17 - 19 2020
Ease into the weekend with an opening circle and yin yoga practice designed to reboot the nervous system and balance your inner waters. After class we'll enjoy a nourishing group dinner and settle into our surroundings. Soak under the stars or cozy up with a cup of tea.
Today we'll open to the elements that govern growth, connection, and grounding. Grab a cup of coffee or tea before our energizing morning practice, which will focus on cleansing and cultivating the vision of the wood element. After breakfast, there will be plenty of open time to explore the hiking trails, soak in the springs, indulge in a massage, and enjoy lunch. For those seeking more guided practice, Britt and Colette will offer an optional midday class to stoke internal fire through mindful movement. Later, we'll sink into evening with a restorative yoga practice governed by the earth element of inner nourishment and rounded out with lots of hands-on assists. End the day with a healthy, hearty dinner.
After your morning cup we'll come together for our final class of the retreat: a yoga practice inspired by the metal element of clarity, breath, and space. We'll seal the practice with a special closing circle and then enjoy a delicious brunch together before heading home.
Britt began to seriously study health & movement in New York City with master teacher, Maty Ezraty in 2014. She completed her 200-Hr in-depth yoga training at YogaWorks in Soho. The trajectory of her life was changed after finally feeling like she had the proper tools to make a significant impact on the lives of others. After moving to San Francisco in 2014, she became a Holistic Health Coach through the Institute for Integrative Nutrition. Most recently, she completed a Yin Yoga and Meditation training led by Tiffany Cruikshank in Cadiz, Spain.
Colette Legarrigues is a shiatsu practitioner and yoga instructor based in the Bay Area, where she is currently earning a Doctorate of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine. Colette has been a student of yoga for over ten years and a teacher for five. In 2015 she lived and traveled in India for nine months studying the wisdom traditions of yoga-asana, meditation, and bhakti. Her primary teachers are Scott Blossom, Jonny Nobleza, Eileen Muir, and Nini Melvin.
Sierra Hot Springs is a wonderfully cosy, tranquil destination. With gorgeous views of the sprawling alpine forest and a comfy lounge with a crackling fire, you'll feel right at home.
Accommodations are in both the Main Lodge and Globe Room (a 15-20 min walk from the pools and main lodge). The pools are clothing optional, so you can decide what is most comfortable for you. There are a few private warm tubs available.
Single Bed in a Shared Twin Globe Room
These rooms in the Globe Hotel (a 15-20 minute walk from the hot springs) come with one Queen and one twin bed. The Globe has a kitchen available for use during your stay.
Pitch your tent and sleep under the stars or sleep in the yoga room!
These comfortable rooms come with five twin beds dressed in soft and cosy linens. Perfect for solo travelers on a budget. The Main Lodge has a shared kitchen available for use during your stay.
Queen Globe Room
These breezy rooms at the Globe Hotel (a 15-20 minute walk from the hot springs) come with a plush Queen bed. The Globe has a shared kitchen available for use during your stay.
Queen Lodge Room
These cosy, quirky rooms in the Main Lodge come with a Queen bed and lots of rustic charm. The Main Lodge has a shared kitchen available for use during your stay.
WHAT'S THE BEST WAY TO GET THERE?
Sierra Hot Springs is located at 521 Campbell Hot Springs Rd., Sierraville, CA 96126. Transportation to/from the retreat is not included but we can help set up shared rides among guests.
We recommend flying into Reno, Sacramento, San Francisco, or Oakland airports and either renting a car or carpooling with other guests. It is easiest to find carpools from SFO/OAK. Check in to rooms begins at 3pm, but you can arrive as early as noon to soak. We will meet you at check in. Plan your departing flight with enough time for driving after our brunch on Sunday.
WHAT ISN'T INCLUDED?
After your morning tea you'll take your final yoga class of the retreat, which will include a special closing circle. Then, after a delicious group brunch, check out and head home.
Can I arrive early to the retreat and stay late?
Check-in: 3pm Check-out: 11am (continue soaking)
Please plan your transportation to arrive by the opening ceremony. You might wish to arrive early or stay longer (we never want to leave!), and we are happy to help you with your trip planning and extended reservations.
What should I pack?
Yoga Mat/towel if you use it
-Any props that you need
-Bathing suit if needed
-Warm clothing for cold weather
-Reusable water bottle
-Comfortable shoes (pools are ~15 min walk)
-Any snacks you might need between meals
*what not to bring… alcohol. SHS doesn’t allow alcohol on site.
Check out Sierra Hot Springs packing list here: http://www.sierrahotsprings.org/pack.htm
Camping gear is not provided. You can camp outdoors or “camp indoors” in the carpeted yoga room in the Main Lodge.
We suggest unplugging and tuning in to the current of the beautiful nature we’ll be surrounded by. However, there is some cell service.
Where does the yoga take place and how often?
We will practice on Friday night, twice on Saturday, and on Sunday morning.
If I sign up alone, how do you organize roommates?
We’ll arrange roommates based on gender, age, region and interests.
How many people will be on this yoga retreat?
There are usually around 15-20 people on the trip.
How much free time do we have?
We have a balance of group time, yoga, optional activities, and down time. You can find more details under the trip itinerary.