Winter Respite Retreat – Finding Warmth in the Cold

with Melina Meza and Baxter Bell, MD

December 15-17, 2023
Ratna Ling Retreat Center, California

Join Melina Meza and Baxter Bell, MD this winter for an unforgettable and deeply nourishing yoga retreat. This retreat, led by two experienced instructors, will be a wonderful way to pause and immerse yourself in the practice of yoga and mindfulness during the holiday season. Melina will share winter Seasonal Gentle Yoga classes, introduce Ayurvedic practices for self-care, and teach Yin Yoga to prepare your body and mind for meditation. Baxter will be offering Yoga for Healthy Aging classes and mudras to help you turn inward during this slow, quiet time of the year.

Morning practices will be invigorating (yang) while afternoon classes will be restorative (yin).

Our yoga getaway will be perfect way to deepen your practice while simultaneously keeping your inner fire (agni) bright during this dark season. And there is no better place to do this than our beautiful center in the redwoods!


FRIDAY – 3pm Check in
4:00-5:30pm Gentle Yoga and Opening Circle
5:30pm Dinner
6:30pm TBD

SATURDAY – 7:30-8:00am Meditation
8:00am Breakfast
10am-12pm Yoga for Healthy Aging practice + short talk
12:15pm Lunch
4:15-5:30pm Yin/Restorative Yoga and Meditation
5:30pm Dinner
6:30pm TBD

SUNDAY – 8:00-10am Winter Seasonal Yoga and Meditation
10am Brunch, 12pm Check out