It seems that there are more health conscious people located in California as compared to many other states. I love living in a place where people are passionate about wellness and self care.

Here is my list of the top 50 wellness retreats in California!

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Top 50 Wellness Retreats in California

Top 8 Yoga Retreats in Northern California

1. Sivananda Ashram Yoga Farm

Tucked away at the foot of the Sierra Mountains, stays at Sivananda Ashram Yoga Farm can be a couple of days or as long as several weeks.  Dedicated to giving individuals the opportunity to find their personal path, instruction starts with foundation courses for beginners. Those wishing to become teachers can become certified instructors.  

Yoga Vacations include a stay in one of the quaint but comfortable cabins with private bathrooms and showers, vegetarian meals and 2 daily yoga sessions of meditation and exercise. Opportunities to swim and walk the natural grounds are available as well as browsing the on-site library and relaxing with friends.  Become one with the natural setting and listen to the voice within to find the real person inside. 

Sivananda Ashram Yoga Farm | Address: 14651 Ballantree Lane, Grass Valley, CA 95949 |Phone: +1 (530) 272-9322 | Email: yogafarm@sivananda.org |

2. The Expanding Light Meditation and Yoga Center

Based on the teachings of Paramahansa Yogananda, The Expanding Light Retreat offers a unique experience within the 700 acres of Ananda Village.  A program that began nearly 50 years ago now offers over 100 programs that range from personal self-realization to group pilgrimages. The center offers such modern conveniences as three vegetarian meals provided daily, airport shuttle and internet connections.  Accommodations vary from private rooms with private bath to shared rooms, tents, cabins and even RV parking. The village structure of the location includes private businesses and shops as well as well-landscaped gardens and trails. Costs vary according to lodging and service choices.

The Expanding Light Meditation and Yoga Center | 14618 Tyler Foote Rd Nevada City, California, 95959 | Phone: 800-346-5350 or 530-478-7518 |Fax: 530-478-7519

3. Ojai Retreat & Inn

Perhaps not a true yoga retreat in terms of philosophy, the Ojai Retreat & Inn still provides individual yoga experiences during a stay in a quaint 5 acre natural setting. The twelve guest rooms are divided between the main house and cottages.  Yoga and meditation can be practiced in the Quiet Room/Library or outdoors within the landscaped grounds. Occasionally, the Inn holds an event focusing on spirituality or the arts and is booked by groups for small yoga retreats. The facility is located near Ventura in Northern California. It is located just 5 minutes from downtown Ojai with its small shops and services and is approximately an hour from Santa Barbara and Los Angeles. Room rates vary by location but start at about $175 per night.  Enjoy a yoga experience with the luxury of continental breakfast, massage and outstanding views of Ojai Valley.

Ojai Retreat & Inn |  160 Besant Road Ojai, California 93023 |Phone: 805.646.2536 | Email: info@OjaiRetreat.com | Website: www.OjaiRetreat.com

4.  Silent Stay Retreat

Located in a beautiful part of Northern California and easily accessible from San Francisco and Los Angeles, the Silent Stay Retreat Center offers a variety of programs from online audio blog to residential retreats and spiritual pilgrimage.  Practicing the act of silence to promote infinite awareness of heart and mind, the program offers morning and evening group meditation as well as individual support from teachers with over 40 years of experience.

Guests exist in a supported time of solitude during which they mediate, participate in yoga exercise, walk, read and enjoy swimming in the salt water pool.  Individual meals are prepared by the guest in the fully stocked kitchen (open 24/7). Communal rooms include a European dining deck, living room with fireplace and multiple garden areas. Guests may check in between 3-4pm and check out at 11:30 am after morning meditation. Rates begin at $175 per single occupancy room with meals and activities included in the per night price.  

Silent Stay Retreat Center | Address: 3570 Cantelow Road, Vacaville, CA 95688 | Phone: 707.474.4833 | Email: ruth@silentstay.com

5. California Vipassana Center - Dhamma Mahavana

A more traditional setting for yoga studies, this Center is located in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada near North Fork.  Offering only ten-day residential courses, the campus sits on 109 acres of forested land. Up to 120 students can attend at a time with the building of a newly constructed meditation hall. As the center has expanded, it has added residences for teachers and long term workers.  Following the teaching of S.N. Goenka, the natural wooded setting is complemented by a meadow and pond at which wildlife regularly gather.

Attendance is through an application process and information about the specific programs is provided once the visitor is granted entrance. The location is approximately 4-5 hours from the major cities of San Francisco and Los Angeles. Mass transit options such as bus, train and air are available in Fresno, approximately one hour away.  

California Vipassana Center | Address: P.O. Box 1167, North Fork, CA 93643 | Phone: 559.877.4386 | Fax: 559.877.4387

*Physical address not published.  All visits by appointment.

6. Lotus Feed Farm & Retreat

*Limited offerings in 2019

One might call this a hybrid yoga retreat.  From its beginning as a family farm, the owner has designed accommodations to suit all tastes and levels of comfort.  Traditional natural settings feature yurts, yomes, bell tents, and even a teepee, with twin or double beds that are stylishly decorated.  The most luxurious lodging option includes a clawfoot bathtub in a private bathroom and 800 thread count organic cotton sheets.

Designed to offer intimacy with nature as well as rest and relaxation, the center offers a flexible and imaginative assortment of events which include special day healing and cooking workshops and weekend retreats (temporarily suspended).  Programs and lodging are somewhat subject to change because of weather and ongoing improvements. This Center has set up a unique experience that is capable of fitting into anyone’s budget. Visit the website and sign up for their newsletter to learn when full operations will resume. 

Lotus Feed Farm & Retreat | Address: box 10, 9286, Occidental, CA 95465 | Phone: (707) 548-8821

7. Body Flows Yoga and Retreats

Catering to corporations as well as private individuals. Body Flows provides such services as individual and group yoga classes as well as deep tissue massage sessions. As a complement to their studio work, they coordinated an interesting line of yoga and wellness retreats throughout the year.  Retreats are scheduled in local retreat centers or more exotic locations such as Costa Rica, Hawaii, and Mexico. Body Flows works in concert with businesses to provide relaxation classes and chair massage within the business environment. Programs can be customized to meet the needs of any entity.  Costs vary by service.

Body Flows Yoga and Retreats |  Address: 525 3rd St W (P.O. Box 573), Sonoma, CA 95476 | Phone: (917) 913-1144 | Email: info@bodyflows.com

8. Anubhuti Retreat Center

Located in the Marin County area of California, the Center is dedicated to promoting self-realization through raja yoga and meditation.  The compound sits high above the San Francisco Bay and surrounded by 1600 acres of protected wildlife areas. With views of the area visible from every side, the setting is perfect for rest and relaxation.  Personal and Guided retreats are offered. Special offerings are a Women’s Retreat and a Silent Retreat. Lodging is generally in cabins or bungalows with a variety of different options for different lifestyles.  Serving 3 vegetarian meals a day, some cabins have private kitchen options for those who wish to prepare their own meals. Length of retreats can be as short as 2 days or longer. Rates also vary with lodging and program choices.

Anubhuti Retreat Center | Address: 820 Bel Marin Keys Blvd., Novato, California 94949 USA | Phone: +1-415-884-2314 |  Email: anubhuti@brahmakumaris.org

Top 6 Yoga Retreats in Southern California

1. The Pearl Laguna

Located in the Laguna Beach area of California, this yoga studio and retreat center focuses on rejuvenation and well being through its complete program of nutrition, workouts and meditation.  Retreats are generally one week in length but arrangements for longer stays can be made in advance. The center has 12 private guest rooms with organic mattress and simple accommodations. Meals are prepared with locally grown, organic vegetables, fruits and grains and offers vegan and gluten-free nutrition  Daily hiking through 20,000 acres of trails, two daily yoga and meditation sessions, fitness training and massage and rest round out the experience. The Pearl Laguna is an ideal choice for the yoga purist.

The Pearl Laguna | Address: 21095 Raquel Road, Laguna Beach, California 92651 | Phone: 949.715.1674 | Email: info@thepearllaguna.com

2. Sagrada Wellness Yoga and Retreat Center

Offering a variety of retreat options, Sagrada Wellness Farm can build a framework that includes meditation, writing, hiking, fitness, or wine tasting as part of an amazing yoga experience.  The grounds are beautiful and the accommodations can be either communal or private room and bath. With homemade and organic meals prepared in the Sagrada Kitchen, the chef is able to suit the vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free and/or raw palette.  Much of the produce that is used is raised in the on-site organic garden. From peace and quiet to a hard core yoga routine, there is a program that will interest everyone.

Sagrada Wellness | Address: 6780 W. Pozo Road (PO Box 782)  Santa Margarita, CA 93453 | Phone: 805.550.7636 | Email: info@sagradawellness.com

3. Tula Yoga, Fitness & Retreats

Predominately a studio experience, this center recognizes the importance of sessions that are longer than a simple class.  Daily classes are held in a bright and aesthetically pleasing studio located in the West Village area of Cambria. Instruction is available on a drop-in or appointment basis.  Group sessions on any of the area beaches are available by appointment.

Guest instructors are welcomed to add perspective and variety to classes. Special sessions including sound bath and breath work are available. The studio offers a variety of yoga styles rather than promote one particular philosophy.  Regularly throughout the year, it sponsors retreats at area retreat centers. Classes run between $20-30 each and retreat costs are figured at the time of the event. 

Tula Yoga, Fitness, & Retreats | Address:  614 Main St. Cambria, CA      | Phone: 805.909.2818 | Email: terri@tula4you.com

4. White Lotus Foundation

Established in 1967 and with 50 years of dedication to the development of human consciousness, the White Lotus Foundation is located near Santa Barbara and overlooks the city and the Pacific Ocean.   The land on which it sits was once sacred to the Chumash Indians. Offering hiking, sandstone swimming holes and 40 acres of secluded areas for reflection, White Lotus can provide a place for meaningful reflection.  Accommodations are simple - typically yurts and tents with a few indoor options available.

Special retreats are scheduled for the weekends of Memorial Day and Labor Day. The Foundation’s two main offerings focus on health and relaxation through improved breathing and massage.  Facilities include a large Yoga-meeting room that serves as a gathering place and a kitchen/dining area serving gourmet vegetarian meals. A library and media center offer copies of books and digital recordings for those who wish to study the Foundation’s teachings. Generally, a non-refundable donation of $175 is required and costs vary by lodging choices. 

White Lotus Foundation | Address: 2500 San Marcos Pass • Santa Barbara, CA 93105 | Phone: 805-964-1944 • Fax: 805-964-9617 | EMail: info@whitelotus.org

5. San Diego Spiritual Center

A full-service retreat center,  the San Diego Spiritual Center has programs for individuals, families and those who simply want to hear themselves think.  With the Center located off Highway 78 in Santa Ysabel, it provides a balance of modern conveniences and spiritual awakening.  A few shared and private rooms are available on-site. Other private accommodations are available approximately one mile for the facility.

Guests may visit local eateries within walking distance or bring their food and prepare it in the kitchen. The ten acre campus borders the 3700 acre Santa Ysabel Preserve. Guests may come for the day or enjoy an overnight experience.  Personal counseling and spa/salon services are offered. Costs vary by lodging and service choices. 

San Diego Spiritual Retreat Center | Physical Address: 5049 Highway 78 Santa Ysabel, California 92070 | Mailing Address: PO Box 603, Lakeside, CA 92040 | Phone: 619-333-8557 | Email: info@sandiegospiritualretreatcenter.com

6. Shambhala Meditation Center of Los Angeles

Both a community meditation center and an avenue for deeper understanding through week-long meditation retreats, Shambhala Meditation Center is located in the Northeast part of LA near the rock of the Eagle. Promoting the belief of Basic Goodness, this expansive center offers programs for individuals, families and special populations with the goal of promoting trust and confidence in human interactions.  

While retreats are a big part of the program, other activities such as participation in contemplative arts (flower arranging and photography) and community based gatherings and practice allow locals to take advantage of this program on a regular basis. Retreats are schedule throughout the year. Sitting and walking mediation is balanced with silence and discussion groups.  Meals and tea breaks include the practice of contemplative eating. Costs vary depending on the type of experience requested.

Shambhala Meditation Center of Los Angeles | Address: 963 Colorado Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90041 | Phone: (323) 255-5472

*main center is located in Eagle Rock, CA (Northeast LA).

Top 4 Healing Retreats in California

1. Seva Deva Healing Center

The Seva Deva Healing Center combines healing support through holistic counseling, activities that release emotions and Hatha Yoga classes.  To round out the program, healing retreats are scheduled and include counseling, free time, lodging and three meals a day. Retreats are typically five days long but can be customized to any individual.  

The beautiful setting includes an organic garden and overlooks the canyon below. Lodging is a private room with sitting area, queen bed and private bathroom. Group counseling is the foundation of this healing program. Most programs are based at the Healing Center located in San Diego. Seva Deve means “Service Divine” and the owners have been opening their home to holistic healing since 1996.  A peaceful place with cozy rooms and vegetarian meals, those who seek balance may find it in this location. 

Seva Deva Healing Center | Address:  2822 Gregory Street, San Diego, California 92104 | Phone: 619.563.5860 | Email:  carollandrum@att.net

2. The Pearl Laguna

Located in the Laguna Beach area of California, the week-long wellness retreat begins Sunday afternoon and wraps up on Saturday morning.  The program is all-inclusive and offers 5 massage sessions, Tai Chi, guided hikes and infrared sauna sessions. The center has 12 private guest rooms with organic mattress and simple accommodations. Meals are prepared with locally grown, organic vegetables, fruits and grains and offer vegan and gluten-free nutrition  With access to over 20,000 acres of trails, two daily yoga and meditation sessions and fitness training, the Pearl Laguna is an ideal choice for the yoga purist. Cost per week is listed as $5,500 at this writing and does not include transportation to the site.

The Pearl Laguna | Address: 21095 Raquel Road, Laguna Beach, California 92651 | Phone: 949.715.1674 | Email: info@thepearllaguan.com

3. Sivananda Ashram Yoga Farm - Institute of Health

As part of its expansive program. Sivananda Yoga Farm maintains the Sivananda Institute of Health to promote healthy living and self-awareness through classical Yoga instruction.  The complex sits at the foot of the Sierra Mountains. Weekend retreats called Health Camps are available and promote lifestyle medicine that addresses such concerns as stress management and reducing the need for pharmaceutical solutions.

Dedicated to giving individuals opportunities to find their personal path, camps are designed around specific health issues and include a stay in one of the quaint but comfortable cabins with private bathrooms and showers. Vegetarian meals and 2 daily yoga sessions of meditation and exercise are included in the retreat fee.  Opportunities to swim and walk the natural grounds are offered as well as browsing the on-site library. Working with holistic medical professionals and doctors, the Institute offers personal education as well as an 800 hour yoga health training certification. 

Sivananda Ashram Yoga Farm | 14651 Ballantree Lane, Grass Valley, CA 95949 |Phone: +1 (530) 272-9322 | Email: yogafarm@sivananda.org |

4. Glen Ivy Spa

A bit different from the other healing retreats mentioned on the list, the Glen Ivy has no overnight accommodations although there are plenty of hotels located nearby. 

Glen Ivy is famous for its 104 degree, geothermal waters that are rich in Sulfer. A 15 minute dip in these pools will ease body pains and make your skin baby soft. There are 19 pools at the resort, including pools and saunas to get a relaxing, healing treatment

Read my complete review of the Glen Ivy Experience

Glen Ivy Resort | 25000 Glen Ivy Road Corona, CA 92883 | Phone: 1-888-GLEN IVY | info@glenivy.com

The Top 3 Silent Retreats in California

1. Silent Stay Retreat

As its name implies, the Silent Stay Retreat Center specializes in quiet and reflective programs. Located in a beautiful part of Northern California, it is easily accessible from San Francisco and Los Angeles. Practicing the act of silence to promote infinite awareness of heart and mind, the program offers morning and evening group meditation as well as individual support from teachers with over 40 years of experience.

Guests exist in a supported time of solitude during which they mediate, participate in yoga exercise, walk, read and enjoy swimming in the salt water pool.  Meals are prepared by the guest in the fully stocked kitchen (open 24/7). Communal rooms include a European dining deck, living room with fireplace and multiple garden areas. Guest may check in between 3-4pm and check out at 11:30 am after morning meditation. Rates begin at $175 per single occupancy room with meals and activities included in the per night price. 

Silent Stay Retreat Center | Address: 3570 Cantelow Road, Vacaville, CA 95688 | Phone: 707.474.4833 | Email: ruth@silentstay.com

2.  Sagrada Wellness Yoga and Retreat Center

A specialty of the Sagrada Wellness Farm is the 3 day, 2 night, Yoga, Peace and Quiet Retreat, the retreat features Aaron Ogden as facilitator.  Days begin with a silent meditation, a quiet hike within Sagrada’s beautiful grounds, and yoga in a light filled studio. Afternoons are for personal reflection and evenings offer therapeutic yoga sessions using aromatherapy.  A highlight of the program is the digital detox as individuals separate themselves from the distractions of the digital world.

The grounds are beautiful and the accomodations can be either communal or private room and bath. With homemade and organic meals prepared in the Sagrada Kitchen, the chef is able to suit the vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free and/or raw palette.  Much of the produce that is used is raised in the on-site organic garden. A $300 non-refundable deposit is required prior to the event. Reservations can be made online and final cost depends on room accomodations. 

Sagrada Wellness | Address: 6780 W. Pozo Road (PO Box 782)  Santa Margarita, CA 93453 | Phone: 805.550.7636 | Email: info@sagradawellness.com

3. San Diego Spiritual Center

Offering a semi-silent detox retreat, the San Diego Spiritual Center offers a four day, three night stay at the center with daily schedules of yoga, meditation, forest bathing and silent reflection while walking through the 10 acre grounds.  With the Center located off Highway 78 in Santa Ysabel, it provides a balance of modern conveniences and spiritual awakening. A few shared and private rooms are available on-site.

A maximum of 10 guests are book for this event. Special juice breaks provide detox nutrition and each evening the group breaks its silence to for a period of group reflection and discussion.  The Center is located in Santa Ysabel on land that borders the 3700 acre Santa Ysabel Preserve. Personal counseling and spa/salon services are offered. Costs vary by lodging and service choices. 

San Diego Spiritual Retreat Center | Physical Address: 5049 Highway 78 Santa Ysabel, California 92070 | Mailing Address: PO Box 603, Lakeside, CA 92040 | Phone: 619-333-8557 | Email: info@sandiegospiritualretreatcenter.com

Top 4 Buddhist Retreats in California

Top 4 Buddhist Retreats in California

1. California Vipassana Center - Dhamma Mahavana

Practicing a very traditional program known as Vipassana, meaning to see things as they are, the Center is located in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada near North Fork, CA.  The campus of 109 acres of forested land offers ten-day residential courses. Named Dhamma Mahavana for its dense and varied tree stand, a newly constructed meditation hall can accommodate up to 120 students at a time. As the center has expanded, it has added residences for teachers and long term workers.  

Following the teachings of S.N. Goenka, the natural wooded setting is complemented by a meadow and pond at which wildlife regularly gather. Attendance is through an application process and information about the specific programs is provided once the visitor is granted acceptance. The location is approximately 4-5 hours from the major cities of San Francisco and Los Angeles. Mass transit options such as bus, train and air are available in Fresno, approximately one hour away.  

California Vipassana Center | Address: P.O. Box 1167, North Fork, CA 93643 | Phone: 559.877.4386 | Fax: 559.877.4387

*Physical address not published. All visits by appointment.

2. White Lotus Foundation

A small and intimate place for reflection, the White Lotus Foundation offers retreats that do not cater to the special interests of a few.  Established in 1967, it is located near Santa Barbara and overlooks the city and the Pacific Ocean. The 40 acre compound was built on land that was once sacred to the Chumash Indians and still has much of the natural features of long ago.

Offering hiking, sandstone swimming holes and secluded areas for reflection, White Lotus can provide a place for meaningful reflection and yoga instruction.  Accommodations are simple - typically yurts and tents with a few indoor options available. Shared bathroom and showers are a short walk from most lodging options. The Foundation’s two main offerings focus on health and relaxation through tradition studies to improved breathing and massage experiences.

Facilities include a large Yoga-meeting room that serves as a gathering place and a kitchen/dining area serving gourmet vegetarian meals. A library and media center offer copies of books and digital recordings for those who wish to study the Foundations teachings. Generally, a non-refundable donation of $175 is required and costs vary by lodging choices. 

White Lotus Foundation | Address: 2500 San Marcos Pass • Santa Barbara, CA 93105 | Phone: 805-964-1944 • Fax: 805-964-9617 | EMail: info@whitelotus.org

3. Land of Medicine Buddha Retreat Center

An active Buddhist community, the Land of Medicine Buddha is located at the foothills of the Santa Cruz Mountains.  Offering teachings and programs specifically in line with those of Lama Tsongkhapa, this community allows both day trips and overnight stays.  The gates are open between 7am and 8pm for day visitors and participants in workshops and special events. Lodging is available for longer stays. Nineteen guest rooms can house 52 guests (maximum) with configurations of single and queen size beds.  Each room has a private bath with complimentary towel and linen service. A Yurt Village within a half mile of the main campus provides basic lodging with shared bath facilities. Each Yurt is furnished and has electricity. A centralized public building provides kitchen and meeting space for those wishing to prepare meals. Programs are open to all and include mind training and guided contemplation. Cost vary with each program and lodging choice.  

Land of Medicine Buddha | Address: 5800 Prescott Road, Soquel, CA 95073, USA | Phone: 831.462.8383

4. Nyingma Institute Buddhist Center

Founded in 1972, the Nyingma Institute is the oldest Tibetan Buddhist Center in the west. It offers courses, workshops and retreats to the public in several areas of study including meditation, yoga and Nyingma Psychology.  The mission of the program is to share a wisdom that heals body and mind leading to personal freedom.

Taking a traditional approach to Buddhist teachings, individuals use visualization, reading and exercise to find their path. Workshops of about 6 hours are planned to provide instruction in specific skills such as studying ancient texts and practicing silence as a way to self-understanding.  Yoga workshops are also available. Retreats can last from one weekend to four months. Private rooms are available beginning at $150 per night. The institute is located just one block from UC Berkeley with views of the Golden Gate bridge and surrounding gardens. 

Nyingma Institute | Address: 1815 Highland Place, Berkeley, CA 94709 | Phone: (510) 809-1000

Top 3 Meditation Retreats in California

1. Shambhala Meditation Center of Los Angeles

Both a community meditation center and an avenue for deeper understanding through week-long meditation retreats, Shambhala Meditation Center is located in the Northeast part of LA near the rock of the Eagle. Promoting the belief of Basic Goodness, this expansive center offers programs for individuals, families and special populations with the goal of understanding humanity, its worth and promoting trust and confidence in human interactions.  Retreats are schedule throughout the year and include a variety of meditation styles. Sitting and walking mediation is balanced with silence and discussion groups. Meals and tea breaks include the practice of contemplative eating.  Costs vary depending on the type of experience requested.

Shambhala Meditation Center of Los Angeles | Address: 963 Colorado Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90041 | Phone: (323) 255-5472

*main center is located in Eagle Rock, CA (Northeast LA).

2. Anubhuti Meditation and Retreat Center

Created by the Brahma Kumaris World Spiritual Organization in 1977 as a place for people of all backgrounds to come and explore their spirituality, the Center sits on the top of a hill near San Francisco Bay graced by a 360 degree view of open space, protected lands and clear water.  Staff mostly with volunteers, the retreats, workshops and courses are run by qualified practitioners and teachers.

Accommodations are semi-private with 2-3 people per room and private bath. Retreats offer exploration of self from a detached perspective and a chance to gain practical skills in how to sustain that clarity and calmness in daily life.  There is time to rest, read, and meander through the beautiful grounds. Its natural setting is well suited to personal reflection. Workshops and one day retreats that allow focus on one specific area to take place such a “Science and Spirituality” or “Inner Peace, Inner Power”. Contact the Center for complete information about this opportunities

Anubhuti Retreat Center | Address: 820 Bel Marin Keys Blvd., Novato, California 94949 USA | Phone: +1-415-884-2314 |  Email: anubhuti@brahmakumaris.org

3. The Expanding Light Meditation and Yoga Center

Specializing in meditation and based on the teachings of Paramahansa Yogananda, The Expanding Light Meditation and Yoga Center offers Ananda Meditation retreats and certification.  Using the comprehensive spiritual Kriya Yoga that was promoted by Paramhansa Yogananda, the unique experience focuses on relaxation, stress management and heightened self-awareness.  

The facility lies within the 700 acres of Ananda Village. The center offers such modern conveniences as three vegetarian meals provided daily, airport shuttle and internet connections.  Accommodations vary from private rooms with private bath to shared rooms, tents, cabins and even RV parking. The village structure of the location includes private businesses and shops as well as well-landscaped gardens and trails. 

The Expanding Light Meditation and Yoga Center | 14618 Tyler Foote Rd. Nevada City, California, 95959 | Phone: 800-346-5350 or 530-478-7518 | Fax: 530-478-7519

Affordable Yoga Retreats in California

Top 3 Affordable Yoga Retreats in California

1.  Silent Stay Meditation and Retreat Center

With all-inclusive daily rates beginning at $115 for double occupancy room and shared bath, the Silent Stay Retreat gives modern accommodations at a reasonable price.  Located in a beautiful part of Northern California and easily accessible from San Francisco and Los Angeles, the Center offers off-site as well as on-site programs. Practicing the act of silence to promote infinite awareness of heart and mind, links to free articles are listed on their website for those unable to visit at this time.

There are books and DVDs that can be purchased to guide learning both before visiting or after the retreat.  For those able to visit, guests exist in solitude during which they mediate, participate in yoga exercise, walk, read and enjoy swimming in the salt water pool. Meals are prepared by the guest in the fully stocked kitchen (open 24/7). Public rooms include a European dining deck, living room with fireplace and multiple garden areas. 

Silent Stay Retreat Center | Address: 3570 Cantelow Road, Vacaville, CA 95688 | Phone: 707.474.4833 | Email: ruth@silentstay.com

2. The Expanding Light Meditation and Yoga Center

This center appears to be one of the most accommodating when it comes to options for attendance.  While there are programs that are all-inclusive, there are just as many options for the individual who attends on a budget.  Participants can rent tent space or RV space (no utilities) or stay in one of the cabins or private rooms. The Expanding Light Retreat offers a unique experience within the 700 acres of Ananda Village.  

Small shops are within the village as well as the retreat center. A program that began nearly 50 years ago now offers over 100 programs that range from personal self-realization to group pilgrimages. The center offers such modern conveniences as three vegetarian meals provided daily, airport shuttle and internet connections.  The village structure of the location includes private businesses as well as well-landscaped gardens and trails. 

The Expanding Light Meditation and Yoga Center | 14618 Tyler Foote Rd. Nevada City, California, 95959 | Phone: 800-346-5350 or 530-478-7518 | Fax:    530-478-7519

3 Lotus Feed Farm & Retreat

*Limited offerings in 2019

Currently in a transition phase of development, The Lotus Feed Farm and Retreat combines a family farm setting with unique accommodations to suit all tastes and budgets.  Traditional natural settings feature yurts, yomes, bell tents, and even a teepee, with twin or double beds that are stylishly decorated. Basic lodging in tents with shared bath houses can offer comfort at a reasonable price.

The center offers a flexible and imaginative assortment of events which include special day events and weekend retreats (temporarily suspended). Programs and lodging are somewhat subject to change because of weather and ongoing improvements. This Center has set up a unique experience that is capable of fitting into anyone’s budget. Visit the website and sign up for access to their newsletter for updated information about their day events and when weekend retreats will resume. 

Lotus Feed Farm & Retreat | Address:  Box 10, Occidental, Sonoma County, CA 95465 |Phone:  (707) 548-8821

50 Best Wellness Retreats in California