Sierra Hot Springs’ beautiful natural setting makes it the perfect place to take or lead your next workshop.

Or you can design your own personal retreat by taking part in our regularly scheduled events.

Please check the links at the below for upcoming events and workshops.
All Sierra Hot Springs events are free to guests.

We look forward to you joining us.

Upcoming Workshops

October 13-16, 2019 - Full Moon Healing Waters Retreat with Narayani Gaia

Join us on the full moon in October for a nurturing retreat at Sierra Hot Springs, a location known for its healing properties. Start your day with guided morning yoga, followed by a mindful all levels yoga class with experienced teacher. . During free times, take a dip in the invigorating hot springs, hike through the enchanted forest, receive a massage, or simply relax with a book in the historic lodge. We will gather in the day in circle to share connect and drop into what you are letting go of in your life and what you are calling in.

Savor mouthwatering breakfast, lunch, and dinner prepared by the talented chefs in the Philosophy Cafe, included as part of this wellness retreat. Rustic accommodations include cozy rooms within the historic main lodge, or you may bring your tent and camp under the stars.


2 all levels yoga classes + 2 Qi Gong Classes
Full use of hot springs and sauna 24/7
Single or shared accommodations. .
6 hours of meditation and sharing circles around the following topics and how they apply to your life: GROUNDING, FEELING, LOVE< CLEARING AND PRESENCE.
6 nourishing meals (vegetarian, vegan, or gluten-free upon request)
Evening workshop (eg. yoga nidra)

Not included:

Transportation to Sierra Hot Springs. The nearest airport is Reno. We recommend you rent a car and drive to the resort.
Additional services such as massage or reiki. We recommend you book the week before the retreat at 530-994-3773. See event schedule  to find open times to do that.

About Your Retreat Guide:

Over the past 20 years as professional healer, Narayani has and continues to be in personal transformation for the sake of serving others and awakening consciousness. Her studies as a meditator, hands on therapist, energy healer, workshop facilitator, coach and guide have prepared her for this time of great purification we are in now. It is an honor to serve and support this great shift of the ages.

Awakened Life School is a project Narayani created in order to support the consciousness shift that is happening in these times. Her vision is to see people of all ages unlearn the things that keep us in opposition, conflict, co-dependency and competition with each other. The world is abundant. There is enough. You are enough. And it is time to stand for everyone and see our entire planet healed and thriving. Awakening collectively makes life worth living and inspires us to build community, so we can do the work for collective evolution at this time.


November 16-18, 2019 - Intro to Esalen Massage with Emily Weer

Esalen Massage Worksop:

A weekend of Nourishment, Learning, and Receiving 

One of the greatest gifts we can offer ourselves is the ability to give and receive in a nourishing way!

     Esalen Massage is a presence based massage modality that incorporates long flowing strokes, three dimensional awareness, and integration of the body as a whole. This modality allows the receiver to drop into deep connection with the healing quality of self and the giver to move around the table with grace and ease.

     This weekend is open to anyone who sparks an interest in massage and to therapists as well. We will have specific focus on the back and neck while exploring long flowing strokes that connect the entire body. Basic anatomy will be shared for some of the larger muscle groups we are exploring, body mechanics that support the comfort of the giver, and an introductory approach to a full body Esalen massage. 

     Emily Weer has been practicing various forms of bodywork since 1997, owns Summit Lotus in the North Lake Tahoe area, and is a teacher in training on her way to being a certified Massage teacher for Esalen.  This course is an opportunity to learn the foundational groundwork for this healing modality and is a prerequisite for further studying more detailed Esalen massage classes with Emily. This course is offered at a discount rate and all Future courses will be regular pricing.

Included in the weekend:

-12 Hours of Esalen Massage class time. This includes demonstrations, supervised practice, and movement practice. 

-Access to Hot Springs and Sauna

-Tea during class hours

-Massage Tables and Lotions  (you are responsible to bring 2 sets of twin sheets or rent sheets from Emily)

-Camping (upgrade to other accommodations)

     My hope is to offer this workshop to anyone interested. The sliding scale tuition of $195-$350 per person is available so some scholarship money is available to offset those who need it.  Please offer what you can in support of this model.

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Interested in Hosting an Event with Us?

Our workshop space offers a charming, yet simple and neutral atmosphere in which a wide variety of gatherings take place — from small personal growth seminars, to movement work or yoga. Our natural, secluded setting and healing springs create an environment that is relaxing, safe and supportive for people involved in a process of self-discovery.

Workshop participants receive extra value, as their class fees include indoor or outdoor camping space and full use of our facilities, including pools, hiking trails, guest kitchen use, and much more. Your participants are also welcome to take advantage of our excellent bodywork services, restaurant and small store at additional cost.

Although our primary function is to simply rent you the space, we do also provide some promotional support through our web site & displaying promotional materials. Catering services are also available for every size of group and every taste.

There is a full sound system compatible with multimedia or computer and a projector wth DVD/Bluray or computer compatibility for multimedia presentations.

To receive more information about booking a workshop space, please contact Jennifer Handy

Workshop Office (530) 994.3773 ext. 112
Or e-mail

Lead a Workshop

Our resort and retreat center has the facilities to host small groups, events and workshops of all kinds.

Contact us to lead your next retreat here.