My Pick of the 5 Best Yoga Retreats in California, USA for 2022

5 of the Best Yoga Retreats in California for 2022

In a nation like America of such contrasts and variety, California has to be one of the most diverse and most beautiful states. As California is the home of wellness culture and innovation in the States there’s an unsurprising plethora of yoga retreats in California.

Due to the warm climate, spectacular scenery and choice of yoga schools, California, along with Hawaii and Florida, are the best places to take a yoga retreat in the US. Whatever you’re looking for, you’ll find it in the Golden State.

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There’s no shortage of amazing yoga retreats in California where you can take that much needed break from the rest of the world and feel a million miles away from your everyday stresses and life. After just a few days you’re sure to leave feeling relaxed and rejuvenated.

From sun salutations in San Diego, to meditation in Malibu, with so many offerings, it can be hard to know where to begin! To help you find the perfect California yoga retreat, here’s my pick of the top 5.

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There are many amazing retreats, but, before you sign up I recommend checking out the real reviews and testimonials from yogis who’ve already been there on It’s like the for yoga retreats!

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Here is my pick of the 5 Best Yoga Retreats in California

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Full Moon Gazing Meditation and Yoga Retreat 

Vedanta Spiritual and Holistic Retreat, California Hot Springs

Your home for this 3-night retreat is an eco village dedicated to transforming human consciousness for global sustainability. Your hosts, Oxana and Kristin, will introduce you to this lunar-powered experience through traditional hatha yoga, pranayama, and meditation.

The retreat focuses on heart-opening practices, including forest bathing, mindful hill walks, and a visit to the hot springs. The powerful moonrise ceremony invites you to speak with your body and inner consciousness, perfectly complimented by practices of chi gong, guided meditations and dancing.

Vedanta Spiritual and Holistic Retreat is located at the southern point of the Sequoia National Forest, and the ancient magic of these 2000 year old trees can be felt across the site. There is a jacuzzi to slip into after you’ve enjoyed a lovingly prepared ayurvedic dinner. When it comes to yoga retreats in California, it doesn’t get much more authentic.

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Digital Detox Yoga Retreat

SoCal Wellness Retreats, San Diego

For a real escape and break from the rest of the world try experiencing the peace that disconnecting from your devices and reconnecting with yourself and the environment can provide. At SoCal Wellness Retreats in San Diego, a digital detox is combined with daily yoga, meditation, and freshly chef-prepared plant-based meals with the stunning backdrop of the Serenity Mountain Estate, to have you feeling more you in the space of just 4 days.

As a former NYC news reporter, retreat founder John is the perfect guide as you let go of the rat race and focus on the here and now. In between vinyasa yoga classes and ocean swims, John advocates breathwork as a powerful daily practice to access the subconscious and delivers workshops on breathing exercises, the benefits of plant-based living, and leads two hikes through the astounding wine country. With a focus on transformation through mindfulness tools, the intention is for you to continue your practice long after you’ve left the retreat.

After the yang of your activities, you’ll find your yin in the grounds of the estate. The property itself is over 9200 square foot, with 12.5 acres of land to explore, including fruit trees, flower gardens, and two swimming pools. Your en-suite accommodation offers every comfort you could need, to help you to switch off and tune in.

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Writing and Yoga Retreat

Sagrada Wellness, Santa Margarita

Restorative yoga, pranayama, and gourmet dining in an architecturally designed ranch house: the perfect setting to bring your latest writing project to life. Sagrada Wellness is a purpose-built haven, combining all elements needed to inspire ideas and expand creative concepts.

Creative writer and yoga teacher Leslie will guide you through your deeply nourishing yoga practices, as well as holding space for you to explore corners of your psyche and build them into new pages of your story.

Organic meals will awaken the senses, while a dip in the hot tub will soothe the body and mind, allowing your creativity to flow. The stunning landscapes set the scene for introspective yoga practices, and maybe even your next chapter…

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Silent Meditation and Detox Retreat

Love is the Prize, Santa Ysabel

If you’re seeking a shift in consciousness, to raise your vibration, or to deepen your spiritual practices, what better place to do so than at 3,500 feet elevation above the stunning Santa Ysabel Valley.

Host of Love is the Prize, Memo, creates a setting designed to facilitate the release of destructive habits and responses, making way for healing and the formation of healthy practices.

Spiritual author and retreat instructor Memo will guide you through traditional Hatha yoga, spiritual discussions, and the practice of extended periods of ‘noble silence’. You’ll also receive a copy of his book to take home with you.

During meditative silence, you can practice journaling or take a nature walk. The nearby labyrinth is the largest in California, and an opportunity to practice intentional wandering.

To aid your physical and mental cleanse, you’ll be served organic detox juices for lunch and dinner. A renewed sense of self-love is the prize for honing the skill of silence on this magical yoga retreat in California.

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Women’s Climbing and Yoga

Whitney Base Camp & Climbing School, Sierra Nevada

Suitable for beginners to the mat or the ropes, this 3 day retreat invites you to lean into your divine feminine and discover what you’re capable of. Your hosts Amy and Casey, expert climbing and yoga instructors respectively, will guide you through your yoga and mindfulness practices, then through the Alabama Hills.

Hatha yoga is introduced with an emphasis on mental focus and personal awareness, while a taste of life in the great outdoors will expand your horizons and sense of potential. The air doesn’t get much fresher than in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada, and you’ll have ample opportunity to inhale and exhale your way through the weekend.

All camping, climbing, and yoga equipment is included. You’re invited to prepare your own meals over the campfire, with the philosophy that you know what your body needs for this adventure. You’ll finish the weekend with a sense of accomplishment and connection.

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Have you been on any amazing yoga retreats in California?

Leave your recommendations in the comments below the post and help out other yogis and travellers! 😊


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