Bhakti in Bloom – Sierra Hot Springs Yoga Retreat

Rachel Meyer Yoga

Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing
and rightdoing there is a field.
I’ll meet you there.
When the soul lies down in that grass
the world is too full to talk about.- Rumi

Escape the urban grind for a weekend of yoga, fresh air, and mountain blooms. Join bhakti flow yoga teacher Rachel Meyer and Solyoga Trips for a rustic, heart-filled, revitalizing springtime getaway melding music, vinyasa and philosophy amidst some of the most beautiful scenery in Northern California.

This is not your usual chi-chi yoga retreat. You can leave your fancy-pants at home. This one’s all about keeping it real, kids.

Gather with a crew of like-minded folks who just wanna get their bhakti on. We’ll sweat, we’ll chant, we’ll hike, we’ll soak our sore muscles in the ancient hot springs that have been revered as sacred for hundreds of years. Join Rachel for an unpretentious, rockin’, Bhakti Flow yoga-filled, back-to-nature weekend under the stars — the kind of retreat meant for real people who wanna get their yoga and their nature and their big sky on, all at once. Sierra Hot Springs is based at the cusp of a lush national forest and a beautiful alpine valley, blanketed with wildflowers. Leave your cell phone at home and get lost on the edge of 700 acres of enchanted forest. Trade your soul-sucking commute for a midnight soak in 24-hour plunge pools under star-studded skies, or rise with the sun for a daybreak hike before getting your asana on in the fresh air. Any way you look at it, here’s your chance to bloom.

We’ll do our part to keep things grounded and authentic and rich and real, offering four badass yoga practices rich with music and philosophy; delicious, lovingly-prepared meals; but also giving you plenty of time on your own to get lost, to slow down, to unplug, to breathe, and to really soak up the hiking and the sunshine and the hot springs in their full springtime glow.

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Rachel Meyer Yoga
Rachel Meyer Yoga

Rachel Meyer is a San Francisco-based yoga teacher and writer with roots in musical theater, theology and the arts. She’s an RYT who’s written for Yoga Journal, trained with Rusty Wells and Bikram Choudhury, and studied toward a Masters in Systematic Theology under groundbreaking radical theologian (and badass grandma) Rosemary Radford Ruether. Long before that, though, she grew up on the Great Plains, so she’s always had a real thing for big sky. Rachel’s bhakti flow vinyasa classes are a music- and philosophy-infused blend of athleticism, dance, and song, rich in spirit, sweaty with hard work, and celebratory in tone. You can expect creative sequencing, advanced backbends, arm balances, inversions, and maybe a vertical split or two along the way. She hopes you’ll laugh as much as you sweat, and leave feeling a little stronger, a little softer, and a lot more balanced.

You can find Rachel at, and further ramblings on yoga, meditation, the arts and more at her literary practice mat,


Retreat Schedule

You are welcome to arrive anytime after 3pm on Friday.
5:30-7pm — Rockin’ vinyasa, followed by dinner

8:30-10:30am — Rockin’ vinyasa, followed by brunch
Afternoon free for hiking, hot springs, and more
5-6:30 pm — Mellow vinyasa, followed by dinner

8:30-10:30am – Rockin’ vinyasa, followed by brunch

The retreat ends with brunch on Sunday, but you are welcome
to stay on the grounds until 5pm.



Ready to embark on an adventure with us? Welcome!

We use a trust based payment structure. This means we’ll give you 3 payment options based on what you’re able to afford due to your current financial situation. We’re putting our trust in you that you’ll choose the right payment. Those of you that choose to pay the regular price of Option 3 are making it possible for us to offer a reduced price for those that are “just gettin’ by”, so we (and they) thank you from the bottom of our hearts!

How to pay:
1. Pay in full now (includes $150 non-refundable deposit)
2. Pay a non-refundable deposit of $150 and remainder by March 19th.

Ways to pay:
1. Credit card via Paypal (you don’t need an account)
2. Pay by check  (no processing fee)


~4 yoga classes
~5 meals
~Accommodation of your choosing
~Use of Hot Springs and Facilities

Not included in price


Option 1 – Just gettin’ by: I am just scraping by, but what I really need right now in my life is this yoga retreat and I can only really afford to go at this reduced price.

Camping – $395, Dorm/Triple – $465, Double/Couple – $485, Single – $595

Option 2 – Not too bad/pretty good: I’m doing alright financially, and although I’m not scraping by, this is still a pretty big purchase for me.

Camping- $445, Dorm/Triple – $495, Double/Couple – $545, Single – $655

Option 3 – I’m grateful to have done well for myself/I’m killin’ it: I’m not a millionaire (or maybe I am) but I’m doing pretty well for myself now and can afford to pay the full price so that others who aren’t as fortunate can afford a yoga retreat.

Camping – $495, Dorm/Triple – $555, Double/Couple – $595, Single – $695

Description of Rooming:

Camping – Bring a tent and everything you need. Beautiful camping sites.
Dorm – Shared space with bunk-beds and common bathroom. Lots of space and cozy.
Double – Queen or two separate beds. Shared Bathrooms.
Single – Queen bed. Shared Bathrooms.

What to Bring?
Sierra is remote, so bring all you need for a 3-day excursion.

1. Towel
2. Slippers (shoes-off indoor, so slippers are nice)
3. Bathrobe
4. Clothes for yoga
5. Hiking shoes if you like
6. Warm clothes for morning meditation
7. Flashlight
8. Calling card for phone calls (no cell phone reception)
9. Water bottle
10. Small towel for yoga
11. Yoga mat and a yoga blanket if you own one. We have mats if you don’t own one.
12. Alarm clock
13. Sun screen and sun hat

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