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4 Days Wine Holiday and Yoga Retreat in California

  • MacArthur Place Hotel & Spa, 29 east MacArthur Place, Sonoma 95476, California, USA

California Yoga Retreat USA

Join Yoga & Wine Holidays in Californias beautiful Sonoma Valley Wine Country. Enjoy pleasure-seeking activities including yoga, wine tastings, and world-class cuisine. You will be staying at the award-winning MacArthur Place Hotel & Spa set in the midst of wineries, fine dining, shops, and art galleries. This will be an enchanting and playful retreat of delicious self-indulgence and pampering. Couples, duos, and friends are all welcome.

Highlights

  • 6 yoga classes for all levels
  • Chauffeured wine tour in Sonoma Valley
  • Guided wine tasting walking tour of Sonoma Plaza
  • Nightly wine and cheese reception
  • 3 nights accommodation
  • 3 breakfast buffets
  • 4 days with instruction
  • English
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The accommodations are at MacArthur Place Hotel & Spa. Set among the hotel's magnificent gardens, each of MacArthur Place's 64 spacious and sumptuously appointed guest rooms, suites, and cottages are individually designed. Each of the guestrooms and suites feature down comforters, European walk-in showers, LED televisions with HD and complimentary Showtime and HBO, DVD players, the hotels own line of grape seed bath amenities, plush terry robes, hair dryers, iron and ironing boards, wireless internet, in-room safes, refreshment centers with refrigerators, Keurig coffee makers with premium coffee, and twice daily housekeeping service including evening turn down.

The first yoga class is at 16:00 on the Friday afternoon, while evening Restorative yoga classes are at 21:30 on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. There will be two morning Hatha yoga classes each on Saturday and Sunday mornings at 08:00. Come to as many or as few yoga classes as you wish.

Hatha yoga

Hatha yoga is classic yoga postures that move with your breath and help reduce stress and increase strength and flexibility. These classes are approximately 50% stretching poses and 50% strengthening and toning poses, all combined with proper breathing and grounding techniques.

Flow yoga

In this flowing yoga class, strength, flexibility, and stamina are all emphasized. This style of yoga combines Power yoga and strong Hatha yoga flows and postures. It will feel great to move the body through sun salutations and various combinations of poses to stretch out the body after travelling to Whistler.

Restorative yoga

There will be a late evening one-hour yoga class of Gentle, Yin, and Restorative yoga combined with foot, back, and shoulder massages. Sunny will be guiding you through a relaxing yoga class to help you become very calm and relaxed. Relax and unwind and then tuck yourself in to bed for a fabulous deep sleep. Tea and cookies will be served after the class.

One chauffeured wine tour in Sonoma Valley and one guided wine tasting walking tour of Sonoma Plaza are included in the retreat price.

This retreat will take place in Sonoma Valley, California. Located in the beautiful Sonoma Valley Wine Country four blocks from historic Sonoma Plaza, MacArthur Place is a luxurious 64-room hotel and spa set in the midst of wineries, fine dining, shops, and unique galleries. Just a short 15-minute drive from the Napa Valley and 45 minutes from San Francisco, the inn is convenient to both Sonoma Valley and Napa Valley wineries. The hotel was recognized again in 2014 as one of the world's best hotels in Conde Nast Traveler's annual Reader's Choice Award and as one of the top 10 hotels in San Francisco and Northern California.

MacArthur Place is set among seven acres of spectacular gardens filled with original sculpture. Flagstone walkways lead guests past hedgerows, fountains, and benches to a heated pool and whirlpool. The garden spa at MacArthur Place offers over 40 different massages, facials, and body treatments utilizing the flowers, herbs, and plants found in the garden. Dining is also a special experience at MacArthur Place. Located in the beautifully restored historic barn on the estate, Saddles is consistently named the wine country's best steakhouse.

Nearby places

  • Napa Valley - 15 minutes drive
  • San Francisco - 45 minutes
Activities
  • Cooking classes nearby
  • Fitness center
  • Golf course nearby
  • Horse riding / rental nearby
  • Hot tub / Jacuzzi
  • Hiking trails nearby
  • Massage
  • Mountain biking nearby
  • Sauna
  • Spa
  • Swimming
  • Swimming pool
  • Wine tasting / tour
General
  • Air-conditioned rooms
  • Concierge desk
  • Garden
  • Lobby
  • Lounge
  • Restaurant
Services
  • Free toiletries
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Hair dryer
  • Meeting room
  • Parking lot
  • Tour assistance
  • Wedding

Only three breakfast buffets are included in the price.

Exclusions

  • All other meals are not included in the price.

Bring your kid to childrens activities

Sonoma Plaza is four blocks from the hotel and has a large children's playground. Sonoma Train Town is on Broadway a few blocks from the hotel and has rides and the most developed scale railroad in the Americas. The Charles M. Schulz Museum is about a 30 minute drive into Santa Rosa and is the official Museum of the "Peanuts" founder. The Jelly Belly Visitor Center in Fairfield is about a 30-minute drive and offers factory tours.

Enjoy art

The sculpture throughout the hotels gardens is just a sampling from an amazing collection at the Masonry Napa Valley Gallery in Yountville. For a truly unique art and wine experience, tour your favorite vineyard with acclaimed artist Ann Rea and she will return to capture the moment with a beautiful oil on canvas. The di Rosa Preserve offers the world's largest collection of California Bay Area Contemporary Art with more than 2,000 pieces. Set on 217 beautiful and historic acres in the Carneros, the preserve is available for guided tours by appointment.

Cornerstone Festival of Gardens is located on Arnold Drive just past Gloria Ferrer Winery on the way into Sonoma and showcases some of the world's foremost landscape designers in approximately 25 completely unique and thought inspiring outdoor display gardens. The Sonoma Valley Museum of Art is located on Broadway between MacArthur Place and the plaza and has changing exhibits that are always interesting. La Haye Art Center is located on the Sonoma Plaza and features a number of local artists. Also, if youre visiting Napa, The Hess Collection Winery has an extensive collection of contemporary paintings and sculpture.

Golf

There are a number of excellent golfing choices within a 30-minute drive such as the Oakmont Golf Club with two Ted Robinson designed 18-hole courses in Oakmont. The Chardonnay Club with 27 holes of championship golf in the Napa Valley is another great option, followed by Eagle Vines, which is a new course in Napa that offers reduced rates for the hotels guests.

Go wine tasting

Most of the wineries in the region have tasting rooms open between the hours of 10:00 and 16:00 with some open until 17:00 and several have tours of their facilities available. As you enter Sonoma Valley on highway 121 or as you are leaving, be sure to stop at Gloria Ferrer for a glass of sparkling wine on the terrace with its spectacular view or at nearby Viansa or Jacuzzi Family Vineyards.

Located just a few blocks off of the Sonoma Plaza, Sebastiani Winery has been making wine here in Sonoma since 1904 and has an impressive collection of historic and hand-carved redwood barrels. Visitors can learn about the history of the winery and the town on one of Sebastiani's complimentary daily tours. Buena Vista Winery, the oldest premium winery in the state, is just a short drive and is a great location to enjoy wine tasting and an afternoon picnic. There are also more than 18 local tasting rooms right on the Sonoma Plaza.

On the way back to the hotel, stop by Ravenswood or Gundlach Bundschu for some of their award-winning wines. If you're looking for green and organic options, you might consider Benziger Winery. They are well known for their strides in biodynamic and organic farm practices and have a strong commitment to sustainability throughout their operation. Benziger also owns Imagery Winery that also has biodynamic vineyards and a biodynamic garden. Kunde Winery uses sustainable farm practices and has eco-tours to engage and educate the public. Batholomew Park Winery is a beautiful site and certified organic. Coturri Winery is certified organic and Phil Coturri is very knowledgeable about organic viticulture. Hanzell Winery is a member of the California Sustainable Wine Growing Alliance and they follow the guidelines for sustainable wine-growing and also take a holistic approach to being more sustainable. Cline Cellars is also a member of the California Sustainable Wine Growing Alliance.

California Wine Tours can provide your transportation. They are really focusing on their sustainability program and have a "green fleet" of smaller transportation vehicles and are the first Bay Area transportation company to be included in the Bay Area Green Business Program.

Thirty other wonderful wineries are located throughout Sonoma Valley and all offer tasting and a full range of information about wine making.

Hiking, biking, picnicking, and bird watching

For an outdoor adventure, Sonoma offers great trails for hiking, biking, picnicking, and bird watching. The hotel staff can point you in the direction of a great walk, hike, picnic, or rent one of the mountain bikes to explore the valley's vineyards and historical sites. If you enjoying bird watching, you're in luck. Sonoma is one of the country's best places for birding with all types of birds to discover.

The Sonoma overlook trail is just a few blocks north of the plaza and features beautiful views of the town of Sonoma, or head to historic Bartholomew Park Winery for a picnic and then a hike on the hills that surround the winery.

Other activities

Other activities to try during your time in Sonoma Valley are hot air ballooning, horseback riding, and visiting the Sonoma Raceway, which holds major racing events throughout the year such as the Toyota Savemart 350 and the NASCAR series.

Take a cooking class

Unique cooking classes are available for all cooking levels including beginner levels and are housed in a stunning "rammed earth" style building. The catalog of classes offers courses in several different styles from renowned chefs. Other interesting culinary adventures include Sonoma's seasonal farmers' markets, the Olive Press, and Sonoma County Farm trails.

Visit the farmers markets

Sonoma's farmers markets are a great way to experience Sonoma's bounty of locally grown foods and meet and mingle with the local residents. Sonoma's Tuesday night farmers market is on Sonoma Plaza from 17:30 to dusk. It begins the first Tuesday in May and runs through the last Tuesday in October and is very popular. Picnicking and wine drinking on Sonoma Plaza are permitted. The year-round farmers market is on Fridays at 241 west 1st street at Arnold Field and runs from 09:00 to 12:30. Both markets have food vendors as well as offering a variety of dining options.

Visit historic California sites

The historic Sonoma Plaza, the largest town square of its kind in California, is just a short four-block walk from MacArthur Place. Approaching the plaza, you will notice Sonoma's City Hall that stands proud in the middle of the eight-acre park. Taking a stroll around the plaza is like stepping into California history by passing the Mission San Francisco de Solano, the last and northernmost of the California Missions, the Mexican Barracks, and the Depot Museum. Several other historic structures on the plaza now house fantastic restaurants, boutiques, bookstores, and wine shops. Many visitors spend most of their stay in Sonoma just walking the Plaza.

Other must-see historic locations in the area include General Vallejos Home, which is located on Spain street just a few blocks west from the plaza. A former Mexican commandant, Vallejo called his home Lachryma Montis, in Latin meaning "tears of the mountain" after a local Indian legend. The house is a classic two story, "Yankee style gothic" and is open 10:00 to 17:00.

A short drive to Glen-Ellen offers a visit to Jack London State Park. A historical tour of the site of the famed authors Wolf House, which burned before he and his wife were able to move in, is available at a minimal charge. Take along a picnic and enjoy the beautiful setting of this historic park.

Visit the theatre

There are some outstanding performing arts options in Sonoma Valley such as Transcendence Theatre Company presents Broadway under the Stars. This series of outstanding summer concerts features Broadway and Hollywood performers in the breathtaking open-air ruins of Jack London State Park. Shows always sell out so reserve in advance. The Sonoma Theatre Alliance also does a wonderful series of plays at the newly renovated Andrew's Hall Theatre in Sonoma.

Adam signature treatment (225 USD for 100 minutes)

This energizing body treatment is designed specifically for men and includes eucalyptus body scrub, peppermint bath, and rosemary massage.

A day in the garden treatment (350 USD for 150 minutes)

This includes a signature treatment, facial, lunch, and a spa gift.

Anti-aging lip treatment (12 USD)

This lip treatment includes lip exfoliation, plumping masque, and hydrating treatment. It can be added to any facial treatment.

Aromatherapy massage (125 USD for 50 minutes or 220 USD for 100 minutes)

Choose from chamomile, clary sage, eucalyptus, jasmine, lavender, orange, peppermint, rose, rosemary, sandalwood, ylang ylang, or grapeseed oil for your massage. Your massage therapist can help you select your essential oil at the time of your treatment.

Alpha beta professional face peel (125 USD for 50 minutes)

This blend of alpha and beta hydroxyl acids offer immediate results for any skin type improving texture, firmness, and radiance. Helps reduce fine lines, enlarged pores, and controls acne and rosacea.

Baby and me signature treatment (225 USD for 100 minutes)

  • This pregnancy treatment includes a lavender body polish, bergamot, lavender, ylang ylang and vetiver massage, and hydrating lavender body butter treatment.

Certified organic biodynamic facial (125 USD for 50 minutes)

Biodynamic farming produces the most nutrient rich ingredients known to nature. With a minimum of 95% organic ingredients, the biodynamic collection offers the finest and most potent ingredients available to infuse your skin with a more luminous and youthful appearance.

Citrus tree signature treatment (225 USD for 100 minutes)

  • This signature treatment includes a sweet orange and pink grapefruit bath, mandarin orange and pink grapefruit body scrub, and sweet orange massage.

Couples champagne and roses treatment (145 USD for 50 minutes or 240 USD for 100 minutes per person)

  • The couples massage enhanced with rose petals and a glass of champagne will allow you and your partner to truly relax.

Couples massage (125 USD for 50 minutes or 220 USD for 100 minutes per person)

  • This massage will allow you and your partner to decompress.

Custom eminence organic skin care facial (125 USD for 50 minutes)

This is a customized facial based on your skincare needs using eminence organic. Popular products used include lemon cleanser, stone crop mist, blueberry repair soy masque, pumpkin latte masque, and the linden calendula treatment.

Flower power treatment (249 USD for 100 minutes)

  • This treatment comprises of a scrub or wrap, massage, lunch, and a spa gift.

Garden spa body polish (125 USD for 50 minutes)

  • Choose from Sonoma olive oil, rose petal, eucalyptus, lavender, citrus or grape seed oil for your body polish.

Garden spa body wrap (125 USD for 50 minutes)

  • Choose from French rose clay, garden mud, lavender, or pumpkin for your body wrap.

Garden spa facial (225 USD for 100 minutes)

This signature 100-minute facial includes an extended version of any of the above facials. Also includes facial waxing of your choice, paraffin hand and foot treatment, and a scalp, face, hand, and foot treatment.

Garden stone massage (125 USD for 50 minutes)

  • This hot stone massage will allow you to relax.

Golden passion flower body polish and wrap (125 USD for 50 minutes)

  • This 50-minute treatment will remineralize, exfoliate, and leave your skin radiant.

Golden goddess treatment (225 USD for 100 minutes)

  • This treatment includes a golden passion flower body polish, wrap, and a passion flower essential massage.

Gentleman's stone crop facial (125 USD for 50 minutes)

Stone crop is an intense healing plant used by herbalists for centuries. It is healing and calming for all skin types and will leave your skin more radiant and youthful looking.

Healing stones and garden mud signature treatment (225 USD for 100 minutes)

  • During this treatment, you will enjoy a nourishing garden mud wrap followed by a healing hot stone massage.

Lavender dreams signature treatment (225 USD for 100 minutes)

  • This includes a lavender bath, lavender marine body wrap, and lavender essential oil massage.

Lip, chin, or brow wax (15 USD each)

  • Extra waxing is available such as under arm wax for 35 USD, bikini wax for 45 USD, half leg wax for 45 USD, and full leg wax for 85 USD.

Mineral bath and essential oil massage signature treatment (225 USD for 100 minutes)

  • This treatment is a 20-minute mineral bath combined with an 80-minute essential oil massage.

One thousand flowers body scrub and wrap (125 USD for 50 minutes)

  • This fragrant treatment leaves your skin soft, luminous, and hydrated.

Peppermint reflexology massage and foot soak (125 USD for 50 minutes)

  • Enjoy a reflexology massage and foot soak with peppermint oils.

Pregnancy massage (125 USD for 50 minutes)

  • Treat yourself to some much needed comfort and relaxation with this pregnancy massage.

Red red wine signature treatment (225 USD for 100 minutes)

  • This signature treatment comprises of a red wine grape seed bath, grape seed body polish, and grape seed oil massage.

Rose Garden signature treatment (225 USD for 100 minutes)

  • This includes a rose petal bath, rose petal body polish, and rose essential oil massage.

Spa radiance treatment (350 USD for 150 minutes)

  • The spa radiance treatment includes any three 50-minute treatments, lunch, and a spa gift.

Spoil yourself treatment (249 USD for 100 minutes)

  • This treatment includes a facial, a massage, lunch, and spa gift.

Wine country detox treatment (225 USD for 100 minutes)

  • The wine country detox treatment includes dry brush exfoliation, detoxifying seaweed wrap, and essential oil massage.

Wine country romance treatment (249 USD for 100 minutes)

  • This package includes a couples massage, a couples body wrap or scrub, lunch, and a spa gift.
  • 1 chauffeured wine tour in Sonoma Valley on Saturday
  • 1 guided wine tasting walking tour of Sonoma Plaza
  • 3 breakfast buffets
  • 3 nights accommodation
  • 6 yoga classes for all levels
  • Complimentary nightly wine and cheese reception
  • Complimentary use of spa facilities with locker rooms and steam room
  • Complimentary use of the fitness room
  • Complimentary wireless internet
  • Free parking at the MacArthur Place Hotel & Spa
  • Airfare to San Francisco International Airport (SFO)
  • Tasting fees during the walking tour
  • Tips for your winery tour guide
  • Transportation to the resort (car rentals start at 75 USD for the weekend)

Driving directions from San Francisco International Airport (SFO)

Exit the airport onto highway 101 north to highway 380 west to highway 280 north.

Follow highway 280 while staying to your left and take the 19th avenue exit lane.

Follow 19th avenue, which will flow into Park Presidio Boulevard and onto the Golden Gate Bridge.

Cross the Golden Gate Bridge following 101 north.

Turn right on highway 37 east towards Vallejo, Napa, and Sonoma for eight miles to the second signal light.

Turn left on highway 121 and follow eight and one-half miles to highway 12.

Continue right at "Y" junction of highway 116 and 121.

Turn left on highway 12 towards Sonoma.

As you enter the town of Sonoma, turn right at the third stop-light (MacArthur Street) just past Sonoma High School.

The entrance to MacArthur Place is the second driveway on the right hand side of the street.

Driving directions from Oakland International Airport (OAK)

From the Oakland airport, take Heggenberger road to interstate 880 north.

Exit to highway 580 west and cross over the Richmond-San Rafael Bridge.

Exit to highway 101 north.

Turn right on highway 37 east towards Vallejo, Napa, and Sonoma for eight miles to the second signal light.

Turn left on highway 121 and follow eight and one-half miles to highway 12.

Continue right at "Y" junction of highway 116 and 121.

Turn left on highway 12 towards Sonoma.

As you enter the town of Sonoma, turn right at the third stop-light (MacArthur Street) just past Sonoma High School.

The entrance to MacArthur Place is the second driveway on the right hand side of the street.

Driving directions from Sacramento

Take the interstate 80 west toward San Francisco.

In the Cordelia area, exit onto highway 12 going west towards Napa and Sonoma.

Turn right at the third stoplight and continue traveling on highway 12, which briefly joins highway 29.

Turn left at the exit for highway 121 and 12 towards Sonoma.

Turn right at the sign marked highway 12 to Sonoma.

As you enter the town of Sonoma, turn right at the third stop-light (MacArthur Street) just past Sonoma High School.

The entrance to MacArthur Place is the second driveway on the right hand side of the street.

Driving directions from Contra Costa

Take highway 680 north across the Benicia bridge and continue for 12 miles toward Cordelia.

At highway 80, go east and take the highway 12 west exit.

Turn right at the second stoplight and continue traveling on highway 12, which briefly joins highway 29.

Turn left at the exit for highway 121 and 12 towards Sonoma.

Turn right at the sign marked highway 12 to Sonoma.

As you enter the town of Sonoma, turn right at the third stop-light (MacArthur Street) just past Sonoma High School.

The entrance to MacArthur Place is the second driveway on the right hand side of the street.

Driving directions from Santa Rosa

  • Take highway 12 towards Sonoma.
  • As you pass the Maxwell Village Shopping center on the right, continue on highway 12 which curves to the left and becomes West Napa Street.
  • After entering the Sonoma Plaza area, turn right at the stop sign at Broadway.
  • Continue down Broadway for a few short blocks and turn left at the first stop-light, which is MacArthur Street.
  • The entrance to MacArthur Place is the second driveway on the right hand side of the street.

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive to San Francisco International Airport (SFO) or Oakland International Airport (OAK).

  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid on arrival.

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