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Soak in the Elements Retreat

Yoga and Hot Springs in the High Sierras

United States
April 17 - 19 2020

$625 Per Person
April 17 - 19 2020

only spots left at this price

From: $625 per person | April 17 - 19 2020
only spots left at this price

The Magic

Slip into a weekend of deep retreat in the High Sierras, where you'll revitalize your practice and rebalance your body and being. Soak up silky hot-spring pools, vast alpine prairies, delicious and healthy meals, dynamic five-element yoga classes, space for reflection and inquiry, and the chance to connect with amazing people from all over. Yoga sessions will utilize the practices of mindful movement along with the philosophy of Chinese Medicine to more deeply connect with ourselves and the earth. In keeping with the cycles of yin and yang, morning classes will open, uplift, and energize while evening classes will nourish, restore, and invite deep insight. Each class will focus on one of the elements so that we can attune to the cycles of our inner and outer worlds and come into balance with the spring season of growth and expansion. Britt and Colette will offer the support of five-element philosophy, earth-based ritual, chanting and resonant sound, hands-on assists, and self-massage techniques to invite ease and integrate the practice.
Soak in the Elements Retreat

A day on retreat

Retreat Itinerary

Day 1

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.

Retreat Itinerary

Day 2

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.

Retreat Itinerary

Day 3

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.

Our Teacher
Britt Peterson

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.  

Britt Peterson Retreat Teacher

Our Teacher
Colette Legarrigues

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.

Colette Legarrigues Retreat Teacher
Retreat Venue

The Venue
Sierra Hot Springs

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. 


Pitch your tent and sleep under the stars or sleep in the yoga room!


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.

Single Bed in a Shared Twin Globe 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 Globe Room

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.

Queen Lodge Room


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.

  • 2 nights accommodation at Sierra Hot Springs 
  • 3 Delicious Meals Daily 
  • All yoga classes with our teacher (1-2 daily)
  •  Yogascapes support staff

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. 

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.

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.

We will practice on Friday night, twice on Saturday, and on Sunday morning.

We’ll arrange roommates based on gender, age, region and interests.

There are usually around 15-20 people on the trip.

We have a balance of group time, yoga, optional activities, and down time. You can find more details under the trip itinerary.