Winter Wonderland Retreat

california winter retreat

Celebrate your inner snow bunny this winter in the Sierras. Play in the snow, soak in hot springs, snowshoe or ski from the front door, read by the heat of a wood fire stove. We are so excited to invite you to our Winter Yoga Retreat in February. We are in love with Sierra Hot Springs and can’t wait to share this magical place with you in the wintertime. Abby will warm us up with daily yoga classes by the wood fire stove and the hot springs will continue to heat our bodies and rejuvenate our souls.

This trip is ideal for:

This trip is open to all levels of yoga experience, all ages, families, couples, friends and solo travelers. Most of the food will be vegetarian and we can accommodate gluten free, dairy free and other food requests. Accommodations are rustic but comfortable and provide the perfect home for a yoga retreat in nature.

Abby Tucker

Abby Tucker is a dedicated yoga student, teacher, and lover of life. Passionate and down-to-earth, Abby’s bohemian heart radiates through her life in all its aspects — at home, as a student and as a teacher. She doesn’t differentiate between the practice of yoga and the practice of life, believing that yoga is how you do something, not something you do.

As a teacher, Abby creates an atmosphere of keeping it real while challenging students to their highest potential in the moment. She speaks from the authentic place of her own heart’s experience and is renowned for her unique ability to make the practices of yoga pertinent to the full spectrum of life experiences. Her classes are a profound and authentic offering of dynamic alignment, embodied flow, and skillful refinement. Students are encouraged to work diligently while honoring their own boundaries. Abby believes in empowering students through deep inquiry and skillful application of a pulsation of dynamic alignment principles. Each asana class also includes the essential grounding practices of pranayama and meditation.

Abby spent much of her childhood in a mystical field behind her home in Tennessee. It was there that she first learned that all of nature—including our own human nature—had a pulse, a rhythm and a cycle. She became enchanted by yoga at the age of 10, and began exploring Eastern religions and philosophies in high school and college. It was in 1998 that she finally came to the practices of yoga and, finding her entire life transformed by its alchemy, she left her full-time career in public relations and in 1999 turned her life over to yoga, becoming a full-time yoga student for the next four years. She began teaching in 2002, earned her Anusara certification in 2005, and now holds an E-RYT 500 with the Yoga Alliance. Abby is deeply appreciative of all her teachers, past and present. She studied and apprenticed with Anusara founder John Friend, from whom she learned the beauty and art of teaching and the importance of opening to what the Universe serves up in every moment. She has studied tantric yoga in the Rajanaka lineage with yoga scholar Dr. Douglas Brooks for many years. Above all, Abby is a student of the Divine MahaShakti, the highest flow of life and Consciousness and with complete devotion she continues to fully immerse herself in her yoga studies and in the essential practices of asana, mantra, pranayama, and meditation.

Beyond the “yoga” world, Abby has many delights, interests, and courses of study. In particular, Abby aligns and follows the druidic and shamanic traditions of many cultures, particularly those of her heritage, which includes Native American and Celtic blood. She is deeply moved by the poetry of Walt Whitman and John O’Donohue and is no less moved by the poetry of a baseball game, a thoughtful meal, or skiing down a mountain with her beloved family. You’ll often find her under a redwood tree in the Berkeley hills or up the plum tree in her backyard.

Abby lives in Berkeley, CA, and teaches public classes, workshops, as well as advanced studies programs in the Bay Area, nationally and internationally.

Retreat Schedule

You are welcome to arrive anytime after 3pm on Friday.
5:30-7pm — Yoga Class
7:00 – Dinner followed by opening circle and hot springs!

7:30-9:00am — Yoga, followed by Breakfast
1:30 – Lunch and Afternoon free for ANYTHING
5:30-7:00 pm — Mellow Yoga
7:00 – Dinner

8:30-10:30am – Last Yoga Class
10:30am – Brunch and Goodbyes

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



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.


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:
Pay in full now (includes $150 non-refundable deposit)
*If you can’t pay in full now – please contact us to work out a payment plan

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

Please see our reservation and cancellation policies HERE
Buy reserving your space you are agreeing to the stated policies in our Agreement. 


~4 yoga classes
~Friday Dinner, 3 meals Saturday, Brunch Sunday
~Accommodation of your choosing
~Use of Hot Springs and Facilities

Not included in price


Option 1 – Biggest discount –  Student/Artist Rates
I live the life of a student/articst, but what I really need right now in my life is this yoga retreat

Indoor Camping – $395 (space in the yoga room)
Dorm/Triple – $465 -  (5 person dorm or 3 person room)
Shared – $485/person – (Shared twin,or Couple in a private room)
Private – $595/person – (Private room for 1 person)
*we can pair you up if you are coming solo

Option 2 – Slight discount – 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.

Indoor Camping – $445 – (space in the yoga room)
Dorm/Triple – $499 – (5 person dorm or 3 person room)
Double/Couple – $545/person – (Shared twin,or Couple in a private room)
Private – $655/person – (Private room for 1 person)
*we can pair you up if you are coming solo

Option 3 – Full Price –  I’m doing well right now
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

Indoor Camping – $395 (space in the yoga room)
Dorm/Triple – $465 -  (5 person dorm or 3 person room)
Shared – $549/person – (Shared twin,or Couple in a private room)
Private – $665/person – (Private room for 1 person)
*we can pair you up if you are coming solo

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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