Yoga is practiced by millions of people worldwide as a way to connect the body, mind, and soul. Today is International Day of Yoga, the perfect opportunity to celebrate this ancient holistic wellness tradition. If your travels take you to the western part of the country, be sure to check out one of these top California yoga retreats.

Yoga in California to visit
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Combine the beauty of the western U.S. with your commitment to mind-body wellness.
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Practiced by millions across the world, yoga certainly deserves its own day of recognition. Have you ever considered a yoga retreat?

Whether you’re a beginner or an advanced yogi, deepen your yoga practice in the company of like-minded guests. These retreats combine the powerful benefits of yoga with the breathtaking views California is known for.

Top 4 California Yoga Retreats

1. The Pearl Laguna

The Pearl Laguna yoga facilities in California to visit
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Best California Yoga Retreats: The Pearl Laguna
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Located in Laguna Beach, California, The Pearl Laguna is the perfect stop for a relaxing yoga escape. They offer single or multi-week programs incorporating the healing powers of yoga, hiking, and meditation. The mission of the Pearl Laguna is for each guest to leave feeling revitalized.

2. The Coast Ridge

The Coast Ridge yoga in California to visit
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Best California Yoga Retreats: The Coast Ridge
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Nestled in the Bay area of California,  The Coast Ridge is an “ocean to mountain,” yoga-centered wellness facility. They offer a 4-day health and wellness reboot that includes sunrise yoga, daily hiking and exercise classes, and restorative yoga to end each day. They also provide healthy, energizing food and daily massages.

3. White Lotus Foundation Retreat Center

White Lotus Retreat yoga in California to visit 
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Best California Yoga Retreats: White Lotus Retreat
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Situated in Santa Barbara, California, The White Lotus Foundation Retreat Center hosts many yoga retreats throughout the year. Each one includes activities such as daily yoga classes, meditation, hikes, and discussions on yoga philosophy. The accommodations are beautiful and serene.

4. Sivananda Yoga Farm

Sivananda Yoga Farm in California to visit
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Best California Yoga Retreats: Sivananda Yoga Farm
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The Sivananda Yoga Farm is in Grass Valley, California, an hour north of Sacramento. They offer flexible Yoga Vacations ranging from a few days to several weeks. Their daily program includes classical yoga, karma yoga, vegetarian meals, and free time for relaxation. They also have an extensive library of yoga books and a natural Vrindavan Pond guests can swim in.


What’s your favorite yoga retreat? Or do you prefer practicing solo? Let us know in the comments below!

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