Pleasant Valley Sanctuary provided not just a wonderful setting (my own comfy cozy cabin and a beautiful natural environment) and delicious, healthy, vegetarian food (serendipitously resulting in over 2” of weight loss from my waist and hips!), an opportunity to learn and explore the spiritual side of yoga (with no pressure or judgement) but most significantly, it provided an essential hinge, allowing me to open a door within me. I left feeling physically, mentally, and spiritually elevated. As if I actually ‘graduated’ into the next phase of life, as a better, clearer, higher, calmer, more aware soul than the one I was upon arriving 2 months prior. It is said that a good teacher does not so much tell you what to do, but is a guide, a pointer to the truth that each student must find for themselves. I highly recommend PSV for anyone seeking their own truth :).
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located on a secluded and truly charming stretch of the Sierra Nevada foothills in Northern California, the retreat acreage is a scenic blend of meadows, seasonal creeks with waterfalls and picturesque views of the rolling foothills that line the Yuba river canyon. The retreat center serves as both the facility for visiting guests, who come to experience an immersion in yoga and meditation, and as a sustainable homestead for the long-term residents. ... more less