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

July 19-21, 2019 - Sarasa Tantra Retreat with Julia Tindall and Caroline Carrington


Do you want to learn the secrets to become an exceptional lover?

Do you desire to create the relationship of your dreams?
Tantra is the gateway to all of this and more!

Imagine a weekend retreat soaking in gorgeous natural hot springs with views of a million stars! Release the stress of the city as you unplug and unwind to rejuvenate your mind, body, and soul. Drop into deeper connection with yourself and beautiful community as you explore the love NeoTantra and Yoga have to offer.

* Daily NeoTantra classes to transform you into a master lover
* Morning yoga to open and awaken your body and energy
* Experience 2x powerful NeoTantric rituals (Pujas)
* Pleasure mapping techniques that open your body with exquisite touch

NeoTantra & Yoga experts Caroline Carrington & Julia Tindall teach you timeless techniques to turn your connections into transcendental experiences. Your body is the instrument for mind-blowing pleasure, intimacy and connection. NeoTantra is about getting out of your head and into your body as you learn to move into expanding states of ecstasy and bliss.

Explore your senses with tantalizing touch and ecstatic breathwork. Empower yourself to express your desires so you can ask for what you truly want in the bedroom and beyond. NeoTantra is about more than sex. You’re invited to dive even deeper for full body, mind and spirit expansion allowing you to relax, recharge, refresh and renew.

WHEN: July 19th – 21st 2019


$595.00 – Early Bird Super Saver (to be paid in full upon registration to qualify) SOLD OUT
$625.00 – Juicy Being ($275 deposit now, balance due June 4th) ONLY 5 LEFT!!!
$650.00 – Lucky Last Minute ($275 deposit only, balance due June 4th)
*** Price includes meals, classes and outdoor camping ***

Contact Sierra Hot Springs directly if you want to reserve a private room indoors. Let them know you’re attending this retreat for a 10% discount.  Reservations: 530.994.3773

Location: 30 minutes north of Truckee up Hwy 89, in the Sierra Mountains near Tahoe.

* Sexy empowerment to amplify your confidence from bedroom to the boardroom
* Tips for overcoming common barriers that many people struggle with to create intimacy and connection
* How to transform your sex life into a mind-blowing experience
* Tools to help calm your busy mind and be more present with your partner
* How to quadruple your sexual pleasure through Tantric breathwork
* Ways to electrify your lovers body with Tantric body awakening
* How to tune into your own pleasure as the giver and connect more deeply with your partner
* More than a dozen ways to amplify and activate your energy to connect, play and share with others
* Guided hands-on practices to perfect all you’re learning at the retreat
* Deeply transformative experiences to heal your heart, relationships and world

Email if you prefer to pay by check

Space is limited to sign up today to join us for this life-changing experience in the beautiful California mountains!

PLEASE NOTE: this retreat is a prerequisite for our Tantra Teacher training. Learn more at

This experience is LGBT-friendly and invites people of all genders.
Singles, couples, and groups are welcome.
Directions and Packing list to be sent upon final payment
Attendance at this retreat will qualify you to join Sarasa Tantra Teacher Training in 2020.

Early bird tickets include $350 deposit and are completely non-refundable. $350 deposit is non-refundable. After May 15th 2019 all monies paid are non-refundable but your place at the retreat can be transferred to a person of the same gender. Retreat balance must be paid by May 15th or the deposit and your place in the retreat may be forfeited. If you need to cancel and wish to find your own replacement you need to notify the organizers at least 7 days ahead of the start of the retreat.


“I am transformed. My worldly behaviors need to catch up, but inside, in my soul, I have changed after this weekend.”

~ Zagreus W, San Francisco, CA

“The Tantric retreat was exactly the transformation my heart, mind, and body has been yearning for, for a very, very long time. The loving and safe container used to present the information and techniques, the gentle, profound richness of the coaching, and the compassionate coaxing to deeply trust and open myself while practicing the techniques allowed me to deeply connect with my entire being and others in ways that were previously unimaginable. Expanding my ability to both give and receive through loving intention, energetic awareness and exchange and physical touch melted decades of impenetrable mental and emotional barriers, shattered resistance and annihilated deep-seated fears leaving me revitalized, feeling joyful and whole for the first time in my life. WOW is an understatement. A game changer indeed! I thank you. I thank you. I thank you.”

~ Raymond, Ph.D., Sacramento, CA

“I attended the Tantra Retreat with Julia and Caroline and was blown away by the beauty of the experience. Having never done Tantra before, I was a bit daunted but my fears were quickly abated as I was warmly received and guided by both women. Julia and Caroline are a powerful duo – rich with depth, wisdom, and years of practical experience between them. The yoga, tantra exercises, travel adventures, food, and accommodations were all delightful! I highly recommend this retreat to anyone interested in Tantra and/or looking for a powerful week of discovery and transformation!” ~ Sarah G, Folsom, California

“Thank you again for the Tantra retreat. That was a life-changing experience for me. My inner power has been growing in wonderful ways ever since …” Chris T, Las Vegas, NV

“Julia and Caroline’s workshop was pure delight! The varied Tantric exercises were delicious, profound, healing, and fun! The food was yummy. I loved the sweet and deep connections with wonderful, loving, open people. It was a treat to begin each day with yoga on the deck, while listening to the sounds of luscious Hawaii. This workshop was a gift from the goddess!! Thank you both for making it so special, and I am looking forward to more!!”   ~ Lainey G, Sebastopol, CA

“The trip was pleasurable, intimate and a deep awakening of fun and playfulness. All the loving touch and connection brought back my creativity!”   ~ Bill M, San Diego, CA

“A Yoga and Tantra retreat with the beautiful Julia and Caroline was too good to pass up! Yoga at sunrise and the gentle stirrings of life. Hikes to beautiful, refreshing waterfalls, deep conversations, the delicious energy of Tantra, a vignette of sensory and meditative delights. All is taken care of. All is good with the world. New friends, new connections, new practices. Sweet memories!”   ~Chris G, Sebastopol, CA


Julia Tindall is a Master Yoga Teacher and Tantra Teacher with over 22 years experience leading group retreats around the world. She studied Tantra with Margo Anand and David Deida and is author of the book, “Tantra for the Modern-Day Lover, 8 Power Practices for Better Sex.” Her gift is to help people connect to their soul essence through transmission and practice. For more info go to

Caroline Carrington is an internationally acclaimed Tantra Expert and Conscious Relationship & Intimacy Coach empowering people to step into the fullest expression of themselves. She has spent years studying the art of relationships and energy play in various forms including Tantra and Bhakti Yoga, the yoga of devotion. She is passionate about walking Tantra out of the bedroom and into the world. For more information check out

August 17-19, 2019 - Women’s Weekend Healing Retreat with Rebecca Kinelski

Come relax at Sierra Hot Springs in Sierraville, CA for a weekend of spiritual pampering and self-growth. Nestled in the High Sierra Mountains release, rejuvenate & reawaken in this “magickal” setting. Hot springs and sauna usage, spa services, wellness practices, gourmet organic meals, Law of Attraction Techniques, Lunar Cycle Rituals and spiritual teachers will be guiding you on your journey through this powerful life changing weekend.

What would your life look like if you had the tools to let go of negativity and manifest your dreams? Would you quit your current job and create the dream job you have always wanted? Would you be in a different relationship? Would you have more money? Or would you become a more conscious person living a life of love, peace, and joy? You can have it all and I’ll teach you how.

My name is Rebecca Kinelski and I have been studying and practicing Wellness Practices, Spirituality, & Law of Attraction for over 25 years and I want to share with you the tips, tools, and techniques I have learned that have transformed my life from blah to bliss. Please visit: to read more about me and what I can offer you.
In our time of uncertainty, I want to offer women an opportunity to refresh and empower their souls by having a weekend of self-transformation. I created these women’s only healing retreats to give women these tips, tools, and techniques on how to transform their lives. My intention is to create a safe and “magickal” space for women to let go of what no longer serves them and to start dreaming big again!

2 Night Stay: Saturday & Sunday: Camping, Main Lodge or Globe Hotel
6 – Gourmet organic meals & coffee & teas: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner – Saturday & Sunday
(Please let me know if you are vegetarian, vegan or have allergies.)
2 – One Hour Beginner Yoga Classes
2 – One Hour Guided Meditation Classes
1 – Spiritual Speaker – Topic: Forgiveness
1 – Spiritual Speaker – Topic: Law of Attraction
2 – Lunar Cycle Rituals: Waning Moon Ritual (fire ritual to banish negativity) & New Moon Ritual (writing intentions to draw in our dreams
1 – Rebirthing Ceremony & Ritual Bath – You will be reborn in the healing mineral waters.
1 – Goal Setting Techniques and Vision Board Making
1 – Visualization Techniques for clearing negative energy and bringing in positive energy.
In addition: Full use of the hot springs & sauna 24/7. Hiking, journaling, or cooking your own meals if you desire more than the 6 meals included.

WHAT WILL I GET OUT OF THIS WEEKEND? – Empowerment – Bonding with a powerful group of women who will support your inner Goddess to come forth. – Self-Transformation – Letting go of what no longer serves you and calling forth what does. – Healing of the mind, body, spirit & soul. – Higher Vibration – Clearing out negative energy and bringing forth positive energy. You will learn how to do this daily. – You will learn how to set goals and how to accomplish them to move you closer to your dreams. – You will see clearly on where you are stuck in life and how to get unstuck. – You will learn meditation and visualization techniques to help clear your energy so you can manifest what you want. – You will become a Manifesting Magnet! You will learn tips, tools & techniques on how to manifest your heart’s desires. – Of course there is so much more…come find out! “

Awaken to Your Dreams!”
To Book This Retreat Please go to:

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 call Kip Richardson

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