Pleasant Valley Sanctuary is a yoga and meditation retreat centre located on a secluded and truly charming stretch of the Sierra Nevada foothills in Northern California. We are a small, spiritual community living our highest ideals and sharing that process with others.
Our outward lifestyle at the Sanctuary is shaped by the values of permaculture, alternative energy, natural building and intentional community. Living off-grid since 2002 has allowed us to develop our own harmonious, workable homesteading model, that is centered around authentic experience of the Divine through meditation, yoga and other modalities for awakening.
We ask for a 30 hour work-week commitment. To support you in your service, we provide:
~ Access to our spiritual program of daily group meditations, yoga asana classes, as well as other activities such as devotional chanting, yoga lectures, dance etc.
~ Two substantial meals per day, brunch and dinner, with tea, fruit and snacks available in between
~ Your own private tent in our tent village
Karma Yoga may include:
•Housekeeping and food preparation
•Natural building, permaculture, and organic gardening
•Administrative assistance and greeting guests
•General upkeep and maintenance of our busy centre
Our facilities include outdoor solar showers, composting toilets, a community kitchen, a yoga and meditation studio, a beautiful outdoor yoga deck, a community room, a large garden/orchard and guest cabins. We live adjacent to state park land and during your free time we encourage you to explore the local hiking trails to the Yuba River, the perfect place for a cool swim on those hot summer days, and during the winter months a beautiful creek runs through our land.
Please click through here to read our karma yoga web page and then complete and submit the application form at the bottom of the page.