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Attending the silent retreat at Pleasant Valley Sanctuary changed by life. The result of the retreat was a new found energy. I learned the tools to build a reservoir of peace. In times of stress I will draw on that plentiful reservoir. I really liked...More
This was a really sweet place with kind staff, wholesome food cooked from the heart, and light yoga/meditation. If you are looking for a real program, this is not for you. But if you would like a spiritually-minded home base with free time to be...More
I had a wonderful stay at Pleasant Valley Sanctuary. The teachers were fantastic, the food was delicious and the opportunity for reflection and relaxation was exactly what I was after. Thanks to everyone for creating such a warm and spiritual experience.
Forget your problems, ego, smartphone, forget your work and the noise of the city and take the most transformative vacation you can(or hopefully not yet) imagine.
Go back to the roots, fall into a deep sleep when the moon rises and wake up with the...More
I was looking for a silent meditation retreat that didn't have the luxury distractions of Esalen or the long waitlist of Vipassana. Pleasant Valley was totally and completely it. It's a small community and plot of land, but everyone is warm and helpful. There are...More
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.