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7 Days Thrive Meditation and Yoga Retreat in California

  • Sycamore Mineral Springs, 1215 Avila Beach Drive, San Luis Obispo, California, USA 93405

California Yoga Retreat USA

Nourish your body and spirit through connection, movement, exploration, and play in the sun and sea. Revitalize your physicality and rejuvenate your being. Achieve new depths of emotional compassion, expression, and equilibrium. Evolve your capability to observe, listen, express, and contribute with grace and love. Breakthrough to new levels of vitality and learn new practices for continued expansion. Gain new clarity, power, and freedom in living true to yourself and your purpose in the world. Cultivate and replenish your spiritual self and connect deeply with your impulse to evolve. This yoga retreat is surely something you do not want to miss!


  • Daily morning yoga session
  • Daily morning meditation session
  • Daily balance work and somatic exercises
  • Time for relaxation, group sessions, and healing work
  • All meals and refreshments
  • 6 nights accommodation
  • 7 days with instruction
  • English
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You will be accommodated in Sycamore Mineral Springs in California.

You will stick to a dynamic balance of fun, learning, and relaxation. Mornings will be for meditation, yoga, balance work, and other somatic exercises. Afternoons and evenings will cover a range of events and activities, including time for relaxation, healing work, group sessions, and play.

Sycamore Springs is located exactly halfway between San Francisco and Los Angeles in the lush hills of the Avila Valley on California’s Central Coast. It is a truly unique location with tremendous beauty and impeccable weather year-round. Situated on more than 100 acres of forest, hills and meadows, within walking distance to the beach, this historic property is a destination like no other.

  • Cycling
  • Golf course nearby
  • Hiking
  • Hiking trail nearby
  • Hot tub/Jacuzzi
  • Massage
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Pilates
  • Shopping
  • Spa
  • Balcony
  • Beach nearby
  • Garden
  • Lounge
  • Restaurant
  • Bicycle rental
  • Meeting room
  • Shop
  • Biking
  • Explore Avila Beach
  • Golfing
  • Hike, jog, walk, or bike around Bob Jones trail
  • Hiking
  • Tour around Hearst Castle
  • Central Coast Aquarium tours
  • Hearts Castle tours
  • Point San Luis tours
  • Wine Country tours
  • Body treatments
  • Enhancements
  • Facials
  • Massages
  • Mind and body
  • Mineral spring hot tub rentals
  • Oasis hot tub
  • Spa and wellness packages
  • 6 nights accommodation
  • All meals and refreshments
  • Daily yoga and meditation sessions
  • Group sessions
  • Spa treatments

Driving directions from Northbound 10

  • Exit Avila Beach Drive.
  • Follow as road curves to the left.
  • Sycamore Mineral Springs Resort is located one mile down on the left hand side.

Driving directions from Southbound 101

  • Exit Avila Beach Drive. Do not take Avila Beach San Luis Bay Drive exit.
  • Turn right at the stop sign onto Avila Beach drive
  • Sycamore Mineral Springs Resort is located one mile down on the left hand side.
  • -Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at San Luis Obispo County Regional Airport (SBP).


  • San Luis Obispo County Regional Airport (SBP), 8 miles

Verified reviews

  • D
    Review by Diane Rawlinson from United States

    Great retreat settingGreat

    CONS Cons: N/A

    PROS Pros: Great program for those willing to dive deep into yoga, teaching, and personal development.

    2017-Jul-02 01:11:56

  • I
    Review by Anonymous

    Really bad

    CONS Cons: out of 13h training a day we only did like 10% asana practice. The rest of the time we had to listen a lot about personal development (not anatomy or something really related to yoga) and about the power of sharing our thoughts to a community. Also we were Kind of forced to share personal thoughts and experiences otherwise the teacher wanted to know why you don't participate. It was more like a psychotherapy than a yoga teacher training. People were crying a lot and the mood was really depressing (nothing you want to experience in your Holidays) I left after day two and I had to leave within two hours!! They didn't even give me time to figure out what to do now as I was on my own. Also I did not get any refund! not even for the accommodation or the food. Therefore I can not recommend this place and teacher training.

    Organizer response: Greetings Isabel, Thank you for sharing your experience. Of course we are saddened by your choice to leave program two days in. We are confident had you chosen to remain at program you would have gained a broader perspective about our approach, our methodology, and our learning objectives. As you experienced, we believe in the power of sharing our human experience. We offer opportunities for our students to share whatever they feel they are currently working thru, we hold a space of inclusiveness. Our approach is to clear the space to set the stage for listening and learning, fundamental distinctions for being a student. A component to that is addressing what is current in life for each of us. Through this experience much can come up like, joy, sadness, frustration, possibility etc. We welcome and support freedom of expression. In order to do so it requires great trust. We are saddened you feel otherwise. However, we also honor your approach. We believe teaching is sharing, and as such, an angle to our approach is generating the courage to align to whatever is currently happening in our reality and use it as a way to learn, connect, express, teach and grow. As you surely read, Swastha is the sanskrit word meaning to be fully aligned and established in oneself, and in a complete balanced state of optimal health on all levels of our being. This includes domains such as the physical, emotional and cognitive. We believe the level of our studentship informs the quality of our teaching. As such, we explore each domain to create greater overall strength and flexibility and therefore the ability to experience real connection with self and others. Although you feel differently, we believe in our approach. We wish you well Isabel. And, we hold out that you find a style of yoga that aligns with your personal principles and values. Our best to you.

    2017-Jun-28 09:49:52


  • Review by Andrea Lauren

    "My experience with Real Evolution Yoga has been one of evolution for sure! The adventure has caused me to see myself and anyone I meet through open eyes. Im grateful to have this new way of seeing people and life. On my adventure with Real Evolution Yoga, I have become a student, a teacher, a traveler, a friend, and through these eyes I am able to see this mirrored in everyone I meet. This is really just one example of my experience. I have too many to share in this one testimonial, really!"

    "The best part about Real Evolution Yoga is that its never ending. The simple teachings are impactful and can relate in so many situations, and can be applied everywhere. Experiencing Real Evolution Yoga through teacher training programs has provided me a wide selection of tools to be able to live in a way that is flexible. Working with Real Evolution Yoga, I have become flexible in my body, in my heart, and in my mind. As I move forward on my journey, I will take REY with me and share it because I now have that gift to give. Thank you, Real Evolution Yoga!"

    Swastha Yoga International website, edited

  • Review by Kara Anderson

    "I went to be trained to be a yoga instructor. The education I received was so much more than that! I went to the 200-hour Real Evolution Yoga teacher training on a last minute whim. I felt it was a good time to step away from some things in my life. I had been through a divorce, lost three family members within a year, moved, and started a business. I walked away from the Real Evolution Yoga teacher training as a better and much more grounded person."

    "I feel my training not only prepared me for becoming a yoga teacher but also prepared me to live a full authentic life! I am so very excited to attend level 3! Hali and Kevin are beautiful souls and I am truly grateful for their mentorship and their love and support."

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  • Review by Kristin Link

    "I have had the incredible opportunity to take both stage 1 and stage 2 with Hali and Kevin, and I feel like it is one of the most powerful things I have ever done for myself on a personal level. This is an amazing program that yogis and non-yogis can benefit from participating in. Hali and Kevin have developed an exceptional program. I guarantee that participants will leave with a feeling of endless possibility, ready to teach inspirational yoga."

    Swastha Yoga International website, edited

  • Review by Kate Furman

    "Thank you both so much. You are amazing. The way you guys go with the flow of the course, based on what is needed, is a great inspiration in itself. I have never felt so supported. I am ready to disrupt business as usual. Keep shining."

    Swastha Yoga International website, edited

  • Review by Jenn Hilmer

    "This course changed my life! I now have the tools to be my authentic self and live my authentic life. Words cannot describe the gratitude I feel. I am so excited to bring this home and share the love."

    Swastha Yoga International website, edited