Yoga Retreats at Rancho La Puerta - Rancho La Puerta
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The Ultimate Yoga Retreat

Lengthen, strengthen, breathe deeply, find stillness, and rest deeply. Our wellness resort takes a holistic approach to living the yogis life.

  • EXPERIENCE daily yoga classes such as Yoga Fundamentals, Yoga II, Yoga Sculpt, and Restorative Yoga.
  • LEARN from expert instructors with a wide range of teaching styles including Iygenar, Ashtanga, and Vinyasa.
  • TRY a themed yoga week, like Yoga and Writing, Meditation and Healing Yoga, and Prime of Life Yoga. Visit the Events Calendar to find your best week.
  • SAVOR flavorful sun-kissed cuisine. All meals, snack, and beverages are included.
  • REST with Restorative Yoga, during a healing massage, and in our hot tubs.

Find out about our Rates & Specials

We met such interesting people as we navigated hiking, dance, water classes, Pilates, and yoga. At lease 4 or 5 choices for every hour--or you can just lie by a pool or in a hammock. The staff is excellent; the casitas are all different and lovely, the grounds are beautifully landscaped...We love it.

– Susan S.

Yoga Classes

Aerial Yoga: Low Hammock

Stretch, relax, and unwind in silk hammocks suspended close to the ground. Experience a gentle, calming, and therapeutic decompression of the spine as you flow through a variety of aerial yoga poses and renewal.

Restorative Yoga

Fundamental yoga poses practiced while supporting the body with blankets, bolsters, blocks, and straps, allowing for a deeper sensation of “being in the moment.”  A beautiful practice for relaxation, restoration, and renewal. All are welcome.

Yoga/Fundamentals: Level One

Ideal for beginners or guests interested in a slower paced class that addresses fundamental skills and terminology.

Yoga: Level Two

Ideal for experienced practitioners with a current yoga practice. Our instructors bring a wide range of teaching styles including Iyengar, Ashtanga and Vinyasa and will include various combinations of sun salutations, pranyama, yoga philosophy, inversions, backbends, and twists.   An invigorating and creative practice. (75 minutes.)

Sunrise Yoga

This early morning beginner yoga class will wake up your mind and body to the day’s possibilities.  Please note: this class is not offered every week.

Yoga Sculpt

Designed to strengthen and sculpt every major muscle group. Free weights are used in a sequence of standing and seated yoga postures to intensify each pose. Strength-training exercises are incorporated to build lean muscle mass. Yoga Sculpt will boost your metabolism and complement your regular yoga practice. (Level 2.)

Chakra Balancing Spa Treatments

Head-to-Toe Relaxation Massage

A scented massage oil warmed from its candle, is used to gently massage your body with long nourishing strokes from scalp to toes. Unwind, de-stress, and feel warm and revitalized by improved blood circulation.

Wellness Journey Massage

A holistic experience to support your wellness journey, soothe the soul and allow the body to heal physically and emotionally. The power of each wellness focused aromatherapy blend is based on the therapeutic properties of essential oils. Our unique massage technique supports the immune system and promotes balance. Hot compresses applied along the spine help essential oils penetrate into the nervous system.

Energy Balance

Energy healing is a profound and fundamental part of holistic therapy. Your therapist balances chakras (centers of vital energy) and returns them to their natural state of vibration and frequency using color, light, sound, aroma, energy work, and sacred geometry.

Dissolve the body’s aches, strains and emotional imbalances with an empowering Reiki session. Soften into tranquility as the chakras are balanced, either with gentle touches or with hands slightly off the body. Reiki uses Qi (pronounced ‘chi’), its life force energy to remove energy blocks so healing energy can freely flow and harmonize the mind, body, and spirit.

Experience an optimal state of balance and well-being with a Reconnective Healing®. Rest deeply as the practitioner guides energy, light and information (vibrational frequencies) around the body using a hands-off approach. Feel relief as imbalances leave the body, and a sense of harmony replenishes the spirit.

Feel alive, relaxed and whole again as tension, pain, and stress diminish. Somatic Experiencing resets the Central Nervous System through sensory methods that help to resolve the effects of past traumas. Learn to regulate stress through a guided exploration of the interplay between emotions and the body.

Regain a sense of peace and empowerment as you awaken to the root causes of stressful experiences that manifest as symptoms. The practitioner will help connect the conscious and subconscious mind with practices such as Chinese Five Element theory, sound, crystal and color therapy, chakra balancing, Neuro-linguistic
Programming (NLP), and Applied Kinesiology.

Your wellness expert will help you determine which treatment is right for you.

Inner Journey Classes

Chant: Sacred Sound Practice

Learn to or practice creating inner peace through sound vibrations from various traditions.  Includes many meditative moments in between chants.

Inner Journey

Learn how to bring peacefulness, enhanced consciousness, and mindfulness to your daily life through meditation.

Intention Voicing Meditation Hike

Experience a unique, quiet, and meditative hike. On this half-mile journey, you will break three times to voice your intentions, reflect, and deeply appreciate the mountain air.


A powerful walking ritual to open your consciousness, set deep in an ancient oak grove on our full-scale replica of the classic labyrinth found at Chartres Cathedral. A healing and transformative experience!

Meditation Practice

Unravel the mystery of meditation during a gentle and comfortable practice.

Reflexology on “The Spiral”

A walk over smooth riverstones set into spiraling stone pathways located near the entrance to the Women’s Health Center. (Self-guided.)

Silent Dinner

A meditative meal enjoyed without conversation.

Sleep Well

Learn about possible barriers to a good night’s sleep, and the helpful things you can do to ensure the quality sleep needed for optimal health and enjoyment of life.

Sound Healing

Crystal bowls emit pure sound waves that resonate throughout the body’s tissues and organs. These sounds and vibrations affect brain wave activity causing the release of powerful neurohormones that suppress pain, heighten the immune system, and produce deep relaxation. Additional sound instruments may be used such as tibetan bowls, a sea drum, koshi bells, a gong, and other instruments at the instructor’s discretion.