Yoga in Northern California

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ratnaling yoga

Women's Yoga & Wellness Retreat

April-8- 12, 2013

Sonoma County, Northern California at the breathtaking Ratnaling Retreat center

Treat yourself to a nourishing immersion in yoga, wellness and nature. Nestled in the peaceful expanse of the redwoods in the coastal range of Northern California, this retreat offers a contemplative haven to renew the female spirit. Bring your girlfriends, sister or mom and share in the experience of a woman- centered retreat that provides a much needed pause to recharge and refresh.

Inspiring yoga combined with forest hikes, ocean walks, nourishing vegetarian meals and so much more in this one of a kind retreat with Brea Johnson and Kamia Shepard. Some of our offerings include:


  • Evening gatherings with an emphasis on exploring our creative spirits. Music and mantra, mandala drawing, restorative yoga will be some of the offerings.
  • Plenty of free time to explore the lush surroundings, enjoy breathtaking hikes, wander along the ocean or visit the famous Sonoma wine country.
  • Treat yourself to massage and reflexogly treatments as well as angel card readings.  *extra fee
  • Lots of  naps, reading, deepening of old friendships, forming new ones and working on writing, art, knitting or any unfinished projects are always encouraged!

Share in the joy of a women-centered retreat that provides a much needed pause from the demands of daily life and provides the time and space to recharge and refresh. All classes are optional. We encourage you to connect with your deep awareness of self and use the retreat as a space for what you most need and enjoy.

About the retreat center:


Ratna Ling is located on 120 acres in the redwood forests of the coastal range of Northern California,  2.5 hours north of San Francisco. With Salt Point State Park less than a mile away, enjoy easy access to beautiful Pacific Coast beaches, hiking trails and spectacular coastal vistas.


Ratna Ling, a non-profit retreat and conference center in the Tibetan Buddhist tradition, is a community dedicated to serving the welfare of others and cultivating work as a means to self-knowledge through a wide variety of projects both local and global. Our faculty and staff consists entirely of full-time resident volunteers from all walks of life from California and New York to Brazil and Hungary.


Average temperatures in Sonoma County in April are 72F or 20-22C in the day and around 50F or 10-12c at night. We suggest cozy clothes for meditation and fire circle as well as lighter clothes for sunny and warm afternoons.



Cost includes 5 days, 4 nights accommodations,  yoga classes and 3 meals daily and tax.

Accommodations are in beautiful luxury cabins. Click here to enjoy a video tour of the gorgeous cabins!

Each luxury cabin is 2 bedrooms with queen beds. Large living room and dining area with fireplace and breakfast nook. Jacuzzi tubs and private patios. Sleeps 2 people.

Spaces will fill up fast. Book now to reserve your spot! Email:

AboutBrea Johnson


About Kamia Shepherd

Kamia Shepherd became interested in yoga in 2003 while in search of a spiritual community.  She met Chetana Panwar and Yogi Vishvketu, of World Conscious Yoga Family, in 2005 during a meditation course in Edmonton, AB.  Following them to India to become a certified teacher during a YTT200hour, she studied Hatha yoga in Rishikesh in 2006, receiving the yoga name “Durga”. She returned to celebrate the opening of the Anand Prakesh Yoga Ashram in 2007 and is honored to have some of her artwork hanging within its walls. Dedicated to inspiring self awareness and empowerment in others, Kamia approaches Yoga with a deep appreciation for the subtle energy bodies, celebrating each individual’s yoga journey in an adaptive and holistic manner. Mantra, meditation, visualization and song are all elements that Kamia utilizes to encourage openness, strength and unity.

As a spa therapist, author of “The Seventh Sister; a Story of the Divine Feminine,” clairvoyant, angel card reader, artist, and mother, Kamia  gratefully recognizes the grounding gift yoga has brought to her own life, and is honored to guide others. Visit her website at: