Yoga Retreats California 2020 | Yoga and Hot Springs | Body Flows
Yoga, Hiking and Hot Springs
Fall Equinox Yoga Retreat in California
Yoga ~ Meditation ~ Hiking ~ Hot Springs ~ Nature
At Sierra Hot Springs, Sierraville, California
September 25-27, 2020 (from $525)
with Sally Mitchell (Yoga Teacher, Massage Therapist and Integrative Health Coach)

Retreat, recharge and renew with us as we draw on the spiritual and healing energy of the surrounding natural beauty and mountains, and the natural, mineral hot springs. Nourish your body, mind and soul through yoga, nature, hot springs, healthy organic, seasonal food.

Located at Sierra Hot Springs, approximately 3 hours drive from San Francisco, our Fall Equinox Weekend Hot Springs and Yoga Retreat will give you time to reflect, connect, relax and listen inward.

Just a few days after the Fall Equinox, this is still a powerful time for reflection and listening inwards, creating intentions for transformation and growth, and trusting the universe to manifest your dreams.

The yoga classes will be theme-based, creative and balanced, for a safe, strong yet supportive practice, leaving you feeling relaxed whilst energized. The classes will be mostly vinyasa flow for all levels, with one yin/restorative class followed by yoga nidra or guided meditation. Optional workshops will be offered during the retreat (eight limbs of yoga and yoga in daily life, essential oils and chakra balancing). All levels are welcome and encouraged. We provide options and modifications so everyone feels included and comfortable, and the yoga is available, challenging and transforming for all.

Sierra Hot Springs is a rustic and tranquil retreat center, located between a beautiful alpine valley and an enchanted forest, 30 mins drive from beautiful Lake Tahoe. The natural hot spring water is as smooth as silk, and the pools are a true unique, healing experience. Native Americans have regarded the land as a sacred healing place for centuries. We look forward to inviting you to experience and discover this for yourself.

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Client Testimonial: "Thanks again for your continuing energy and passion in these amazing weekend retreats. I have been to 4 of Sally's yoga retreats and each one has been amazing! The people I have met, the beautiful outdoor surroundings, the rejuvenating yoga, the delicious nutritious food geared to every level of dietary needs, and lastly, Sally's unwavering enthusiasm and passionate attention to make sure each and every detail is attended to. Highly recommend her retreats as an antidote to the busy, chaotic lives we all must periodically inhabit. Thanks Sally, and keep up the good work!" ~ Judy

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  • 4 yoga classes and guided meditations
  • 2 nights accommodation (shared or private rooms or camping available)
  • 6 nourishing and healthy meals (vegan, gluten-free, dairy-free options available)
  • Group hike in nature
  • Use of the natural mineral hot springs pools, open 24/7, and all resort facilities
  • Free time to relax, soak, meditate, hike

Not Included

  • Transport to and from the retreat and coordination of car pooling.
  • Travel Insurance (we strongly suggest purchasing travel insurance)
  • Onsite massages and spa treatments. We recommend that you book ahead by calling Sierra Hot Springs, on 530-994-3773 ext 0 any day 10am-5pm. All massage and spa appointments are prepay with a 48 hour cancellation policy.

Client Testimonial: "Sally's yoga retreats are truly divine! I found support, comfort and love at every bend of this journey. I will forever hold my retreat in my heart. Thank you for showing me it's never too late to change your life!" - Margarita

"Sally is an amazing yoga and meditation leader and was able to successfully address a wide spectrum of skill levels. Thanks for wonderful weekend!" - Connie


Sierra Hot Springs, 521 Campbell Hot Springs Rd, Sierraville, CA 96126

Our Fall Equinox 2020 Yoga Retreat will be held at the historic, charming and rustic hot-springs resort Sierra Hot Springs, st on a 700-acre property on the edge of Tahoe National Forest in Northern California. It is approximately 1 hour drive from Reno, 2.5 hours drive from Sacramento, and 45 mins drive from gorgeous Lake Tahoe. The naturally occuring mineral waters and healing land and energy at Sierra Hot Springs offer the perfect space to reflect, connect and restore. Whether you wish to go for a midnight soak under star-studded skies, or rise with the sun for a sunrise hike, the scenic surroundings will accommodate you!

  • All pools are open 24/7 for guests
  • Hot Pool (105-110 degrees) enclosed in a large geodesic dome, featuring stained glass and skylights
  • Warm Pool (98-100 degrees) with large sundeck
  • Meditation Pool (98-100 degrees) outdoors, surrounded by rock tile, and sand bottomed, ideal for enjoying the star studded skies
  • Phoenix Baths (85-90 degrees) inside private rooms, where the warm spring water is drained and refilled between users
  • 2 Cold Plunge pools
  • Outdoor decks for lounging in the sun
  • Dry Sauna
  • Newly remodeled Spa
  • Over 700 acres of land bordering National Forest land, with lots of biking and hiking trails
  • WiFi is available in the main lodge
  • Note: The pools are clothing optional. Our group will not have exclusive use of the resort so there may be members of the public using the pools and on property during our stay. We will have our own private chef for meals.

The closest airports are Reno-Tahoe (RNO) (1 hour drive), Sacramento (SMF) (2.5 hours drive), Oakland (OAK) (4 hours drive), San Francisco (SFO) (4 hour drive). Transport to/from the retreat is not included. Driving directions will be provided prior to arrival. The approximate driving distance from San Francisco is 3.5 hours.

Your Leader

Sally Mitchell, RYT 200 Hour Yoga Teacher, Certified Massage Therapist, ChiRunning and ChiWalking Instructor, Integrative Nutrition Health Coach
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Sally is an inspiring teacher and healer, sharing with others the practices that have helped her to heal her own body and discover a path of transformation and greater self awareness.

Growing up in Scotland, Sally has been an athlete since childhood, always loving movement and fascinated by the human body, the power of the mind and the greater Universe. She is grateful to have the opportunity to inspire others to live a healthier and happier life and awaken to their inner desires and purpose, through the gifts of yoga, meditation, reflection, mindful movement, massage, energy healing and essential oils. She looks forward to meeting you and being a part of your spiritual journey. Read more about Sally.

Tentative Schedule

  • 3pm-5pm Arrivals (check in from 3pm)
  • 5pm-6.30pm Vinyasa Yoga and Guided Meditation
  • 7pm-8pm Dinner
  • 8pm-9pm Opening Circle
  • 9pm Pools, Stargazing
  • 6.30am Coffee/Tea/Snacks
  • 7am-9am Vinyasa Yoga and Guided Meditation
  • 9am-10am Breakfast
  • 10.30am-1pm Group Mindful Hike on property trails up to view over the valley (5 mile loop)
  • 1pm-2pm Lunch
  • Free Time (soak, relax, meditate, massage, hike)
  • 5.30pm-7pm Chakra Balancing Yin Yoga and Yoga Nidra
  • 7pm-8pm Dinner
  • 8pm Pools, Stargazing
  • 6.30am Coffee/Tea/Snacks
  • 7am-9am Vinyasa Yoga and Meditation
  • 9am-10am Breakfast
  • 10.30am-11.30am Yoga in Daily Life Talk/Discussion
  • 11.30am-12pm Closing Circle
  • 1pm-2pm Lunch
  • 2pm-5pm Free Time (soak, relax, meditate, massage, hike)
  • 5pm Departures

What To Bring

Yoga mat (or you may use one of the retreat center's mats), optional bolster and/or blanket, (blocks and straps will be provided), comfortable and loose fitting clothes for yoga and hiking, plastic or metal water bottle (no glass allowed in the pool area), flashlight, alarm clock, journal, optional bathing suit for baths ('clothing optional' at the baths), towels for pool, optional bath robe or sarong, flip flops, sun lotion and hat for sun protection, warm and waterproof jacket or sweater for cool or wet weather, tent/bedding/towel if you are camping.


Shared or Private rooms in the main Lodge or in the Globe Hotel rooms, a short 3 minute drive from the main Lodge. Camping is also available. All rooms have shared bathrooms and showers, with shower gel, shampoo and conditioner provided. Towels are provided in every room. Campers should bring their own towels. Please note there is a house cat that lives in the lodge so if you are allergic to cats you may wish to stay in one of the Globe rooms or camp instead of staying in the Lodge.

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Cost and Sign Up

All prices are per person.

All participants must be 21 or over.

A $200 deposit is required to secure your spot or you may pay in full. The balance is due 2 months prior to the retreat. You will be notified a few days prior to the balance due date, with a link to make payment online. If the retreat is less than 2 months from the date of registration, the full amount is required.

Use Discount Code FRIEND5 at checkout for a 5% discount if you sign up with a friend or partner. Note: The code must be used at the time of booking. It is not possible to apply this discount after you have booked.

If you are signing up with a friend or partner, please mention your friend's name on the registration form. If you are traveling alone, you may still sign up for a shared double or triple occupancy room if you wish and we will match you up with other traveler roommate(s) of the same sex.

  • Lodge - Single Occupancy - $745 (1 queen bed) with shared bathrooms
  • Lodge - Double Occupancy - $645 (1 king or queen bed) with shared bathrooms
  • Lodge - Triple Occupancy - $625 (1 queen, 1 twin and 1 bunk over the queen bed) with shared bathrooms
  • Lodge - Large Room with 5 Beds - $595 (5 single beds) with shared bathrooms
  • Globe Hotel - Single Occupancy - $745 (1 queen bed) with shared bathrooms
  • Globe Hotel - Double Occupancy - $695 (2 beds) with shared bathrooms
  • Globe Hotel - Double Occupancy - $645 (1 queen bed) with shared bathrooms
  • Camping - $525 bring your own tent, bedding, towels

Availability: Click Register Now below to find out if we have availability for your desired lodging option.

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"Yoga is the journey of the self, through the self, to the self." ~ The Bhagavad Gita



"This retreat is the perfect getaway for busy yogis to treat themselves. Sally is a gem!" - Andree