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 right for upcoming events and workshops.
All Sierra Hot Springs events are free to guests.

We look forward to you joining us.

Upcoming Workshops

August 22-25, 2019 - TRAUMA 2 SATORI; Trauma Healing & Spiritual Growth (Fully Immersive Weekend Retreat) with Jeffrey Tidrick, LMT, SEP

“I believe not only that trauma is curable, but that the healing process can be a catalyst for profound awakening – a portal opening to emotional and genuine spiritual transformation”. -Peter Levine

Some people not only bounce back from adversity, they actually rise to a greater appreciation of life as a result of the struggle. This retreat is a fully immersive, highly structured, experiential deep-dive into positive transformation. The intention is to create expanded states of consciousness through dyads (with partners). Within this context, we use powerful questions and koans (questions which cannot be answered with the rational mind) to elicit deep insights and direct experiences of “Self”. The processes are supported by active meditations to help unlock energy and deepen the search. Who are you really? 


September 19-22, 2019 - Settling into Meditation, a Yoga Retreat at Sierra Hot Springs with Jim Gallas


Indian Summer in the Sierra! A stunning time of year in the mountains!

Workshop includes:

  • Yoga and meditation sessions, twice a day
  • Lots of time to soak in the natural hot springs, hike, horseback ride, visit nearby lakes or relax on the porch
  • Camping on the beautiful property or in the common room of Sierra Hot Springs (45 minutes North of Truckee, CA)
  • Delicious meals, rooms or dorm accommodation are available foran additional cost. To book a room, call Sierra Hot Springs at(530) 994-3773


Space is limited so book early!
Cost: $325 before September 1st, $375 thereafter
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Please send a $100 non-refundable  deposit to reserve your spot to:

Jim Gallas c/o Lisa Martin
93 Caledonia Street
Santa Cruz, CA 95062

If you have questions, call Jim at (831) 425-3208

Jim Gallas is a certified yoga teacher with more than 25 years of teaching. He teaches in Santa Cruz, California at Body & Soul,as well as Esalen Institute in Big Sur. He also teaches Shiatsu,Anatomy, and Qi Gong. Jim has led many fun and informative workshops in California, Mexico, New Zealand, and Brazil.

October 4-6, 2019 - Reignite Your Bliss: Yoga & Hot Springs Getaway with Anne Gregory and Nicolette Tura

Join us for a weekend of yoga, meditation, astrology and soaking in the healing mineral waters of Sierra hot springs, which have been used for renewal for centuries. Step back from your daily routine and retreat to this sacred land to strengthen your practice while relaxing and rejuvenating your body and mind.

Surrounded by the forest, healing waters and supportive community, we will come together to nourish our bodies with alchemized yoga asana practices, purposeful pranayama, astrological insight, Yoga Nidra and delicious, organic meals. Sierra’s powerful healing waters and peaceful environment provides the perfect setting to reconnect with yourself, renew your spirit and reignite your bliss.

Connect with Anne and Nicolette


  • 2 Morning Guided Meditations
  • 2 All levels Hatha flow classes
  • 2 All levels Gentle yoga classes
  • Dharma talks (on astrology and yoga!)
  • Yoga Nidra
  • Full use of hot springs and sauna
  • 6 delicious meals (vegetarian, vegan or gluten-free upon request)
  • Access to discounted spa services

Not Included:

  • Transportation to and from Sierra Hot Springs
  • Spa Services (We recommend you book the week before the retreat at 530-994-3773)

About Your Retreat Guides:

The Luminous Awakening inspires the quest for self-knowledge, transformation and for all beings to shine and share their unique gifts with the world!

Anne & Nicolette aka the Fire Sistahs met on the water in 2016 and the love affair began. They learned they trained with the same teachers (Sri Yoga) and when they get together the energy literally fires up and metamorphosizes into sheer magic. They are the perfect complement to providing a one of a kind experience weaving in the elements through everything they offer in the healing arts such as yoga and astrology. Constantly learning & evolving themselves you never know what the transmission will hold. Keep your practice going by joining our Pop-Up Donation Based events and Revolutionary Retreats to go even deeper to manifest your destiny; you are fully supported to feed the fire within.

Learn more and register here:




October 11-13, 2019 - Autumn Yoga and Meditation Retreat at Sierra Hot Springs with Christie Pitko

Join us for a weekend of bliss at Sierra Hot Springs, a location known for its healing properties. Start your day with guided morning meditation, followed by a mindful all levels yoga class with experienced teacher, Christie Pitko. 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.

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. 


  • 4 all levels yoga classes (combination of alignment-based vinyasa and therapeutic yoga)
  • Full use of hot springs and sauna 24/7
  • Single or shared accommodations. You may also bring a tent to camp.
  • 2 morning guided meditations
  • 5 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.

About Your Retreat Guide:

Christie Pitko, E-RYT-500 began practicing yoga in 2001, and since then, it has healed her spirit and ignited creativity. She teaches an alignment-based vinyasa flow, and enjoys helping students stay curious about the inner landscape of their bodies and minds. Christie received her 200-hour teaching certificate in 2011 from White Lotus Foundation, and 300-hour advanced training in 2015 at Barefoot Movement. She is also a certified Relax and Renew teacher trainer, having studied with Judith Hanson Lasater in 2016. Christie continues to study SmartFLOW yoga with Annie Carpenter. She enjoys hosting yoga retreats in California and abroad, and is passionate about the power of daily meditation. 

Learn more and register here:


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