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Kriya Yoga Meditation Retreat --- Nourish your SOUL!

Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Minimum Stay
2 nights

About the property

'Spiritual Retreat' for gps or individuals, NOT a venue for special events.

Are you looking for a quiet, serene, setting to get away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life and to focus on recharging and healing your soul? This beautiful place offers your choice of seclusion or inclusion, private, self-guided contemplation and study, or attendance of group classes (Ayurvedic, Hatha Yoga, or Kriya Yoga philosophy and lifestyle classes by arrangement. Guests from all authentic enlightenment traditions are welcome to utilize the peaceful environment to renew and deepen their own spiritual practices.

There are two homes on the property: one is the lovely main estate building, offering 2 extra bedrooms for guests, and facilities for on site staff and meetings. The other home is the private 'Serenity House', which will accommodate a party of up to 12 people with double and single adult bunk beds. It is very clean comfortable and sort of a monastic environment. Rent a room for the weekend or the entire 'Serenity House'.

We offer an opportunity to connect with nature: from the expansive view of the snow capped Sierra Nevada Mts. to the local foothills of vegetation and wildlife. Gazing on the area itself is spiritually regenerative. On-site we enjoy waterfalls spilling into pools of water, the disappearing edge of the infinity pool, and the private lake with its population of resident waterfowl. The contemplation gardens offer a more personal seclusion, shared by Buddha or St Francis. While Wi-Fi is available, we encourage you to leave your electronic devices turned off, stashed away in you suitcase, so you are truly available to work with your personal spiritual growth and awareness. This Retreat Center is an environment for serious personal growth and deep inner work that we find hard to do in our normal busy lives.

Sandra has focused on providing you with the necessities and simplicity for a comfortable stay: high thread-count cotton sheets, comfortable beds, fluffy cotton towels provide your foundation of great rest and comfort during your stay. The facilities include a kitchen equipped with all the cooking and food preparation tools and appliances you can think of. The retreat also operates an organic farm that you may utilize- picking and preparing in-season fruit and veggies for your own delight during your stay.

We specialize in spiritual growth and renewal retreats and at this time we are not offering use as a venue for special events or family outings. There is a no alcohol or smoking on the grounds. You can boat or walk around the lake, enjoy the pools and hot tubs. Guests are encouraged to stay right here on the grounds and relax to the Max!

Welcome to Infinite Life Retreat! We look forward to meeting you and making your stay the 'Best Ever'.

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Sandra Nomer
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, french, arabic
Response time:
Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
January 19, 2017

About Sandra Nomer

I grew up here in Placerville since I was in the 6th grade. I love El Dorado County and think it is the best possible place to live. I am a local Realtor and a great ambassador for the area. I have been studying Yoga with my teacher since high school. I was initiated into Kriya Yoga by The Self Realization Fellowship in 1970 and accepted as a student by Roy Eugene Davis in 1971. Roy Eugene Davis is a direct disciple of Paramahansa Yogananda, the founder of the Self Realization fellowship. He was ordained by him to teach and pass on the teachings of our Kriya Yoga tradition. I was ordained by Roy Eugene Davis, after 45 years of study and practice of meditation and other yoga lifestyle principals. I now represent my teacher and these teachings here in California and have set up this Retreat Facility to provide a quiet peaceful environment to practice meditation, holistic lifestyle classes and study of the philosophical principals. All sincere spiritual aspirants are welcome as long as they respect the traditions and practices of others and quietly do their own thing. This is the place to spend quality time with your self. This is the place to nurture and appreciate yourself! Really invest in yourself. You will have all the support you need to do just that.

Sandra Nomer purchased this house in 2009

Why Sandra Nomer chose Gold Country & High Sierra

I have been looking for a retreat property for 25 years. When I went to see this property I knew it was the one immediately. I could visualize all the people wandering around and enjoying and benefiting from this beautiful lake and view and pools. You have to see it to know. When you first come to visit you will be swept away with the quiet and beauty.

What makes this house unique

You can sit in the swimming pool and watch the water flow over the vanishing edge into the lake with the snow capped Sierras in the distance.

At dusk watch the ducks and geese fly in and settle for the night.

The stars are spectacular and you can see millions from the deck or sitting around the fire pit at night. We publish a star map daily and have star parties once a month on weekends to learn about the skies and constellations. You will learn easy ways to find and identify the most common star clusters, planets and satellites. Call for our calendar of classes.


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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Kriya Yoga Meditation Retreat --- Nourish your SOUL!
average rating of 4.75 based on 8 reviews

Little piece of beautiful paradise

  • 5 of 5

This place was a breath of fresh air, tucked away down a windy paved road along ranches, orchards, vineyards, and family homes. The house had everything needed, lots of teas (I'm a tea person, cannot comment on coffee) with a private hot tub, and covered deck for lounging and enjoying a view of the Canadian geese on the pond. The deck had a nice breeze and lounge chairs to enjoy the quiet nature. We enjoyed swimming around and lounging by the pool some days, paddling around the pond and feeding the fish other days. The house also has a nice grill on the deck. Sandra graciously also offered fresh vegetables and fruit from her garden and orchard to us, a nice addition. I appreciated that she composts and recycles.

All was clean and as advertised. We had the hot tub turn off on us, we texted Sandra and she came down to reset the hot tub. This place is great for coming and staying put to enjoy the scenery and relax. There isn't much as far as attractions or things to do within walking distance. It's about 20-30 minute drive to downtown Placerville, as I commuted to a work assignment each day there, and it was nice to relax after work.

It was a great time and I look forward to coming by again the future, I'd certainly stay here again should my travels bring me this way again.

  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful peaceful retreat

  • 5 of 5

Located at the end a county road, this 20 acre property is very quiet and serene. The 3BR, 2 bath house is basic vice luxurious with a modern kitchen fully stocked. The owner lives in the main house and was very helpful. The garden is lovely and the infinity pool perfect for cooling dips on a hot day.

  • Submitted: Jun 2, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic place to relax

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed ourselves at this retreat. Sandra was amazing and very helpful. This will be our next place to stay when we're in the area next.

  • Submitted: Mar 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Impressive all-around!

  • 4 of 5

I had planned a camping trip for a bunch of friends and I in the El Dorado National Forest. At the last minute we realized a storm was coming in, and I looked at VRBO to see if there were any vacation homes available. Low and behold the kriya yoga meditation was available! The grounds of this place are amazing! If it wasn't storming so badly I would have taken a little ride in the kayaks offered. The lake is amazing. The house was very comfortable, especially the beds! I now consider this a very special place for me as upon us leaving the Kriya Yoga house and driving into the national forest 19 miles away I got engaged! Will absolutely return here, definitely for a yoga retreat and also as a traveler looking for some shelter. Oh and the restaurant down the street is pretty good too! 5 stars all around!

  • Submitted: Dec 16, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Excellent site for a peaceful retreat!

  • 5 of 5

We are a church from the Bay Area and stayed at Infinite Life Retreat over the July 4th weekend. Everything was excellent! 1) The owner Sandra was warm, welcoming, accommodating, accessible, knowledgeable, and takes pride in the purpose of her property. We had some fluctuations on the number of people going, and she was more than willing to meet our needs. 2) The home(s) are in excellent shape, lovely decorated with all accommodations. 3) We were really impressed by the beauty of the outside landscape, the pool, and the private lake. It really does look better than the pictures, and it provided a serene ambiance for a truly meaningful retreat. 4) The price is truly excellent for what you get! 5) It's not too far from the Bay Area :) 6) You should go!

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Da Yean Your group was such a delightful bunch, we hope you come back again and again.
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Great Getaway Retreat

  • 4 of 5

The property itself is beautiful. Nestled a few miles off the main roads, the view of the Sierra mountains from the infinity pool is spectacular. The guest house where we stayed for two days was very comfortable and clean. We had a wonder time relaxing at the house and visiting with the owners.

  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Tom and Terrie, It really was a pleasure having you two here. You left the house in such immaculate shape it is as if you were not even here. I would love to see you again and I will keep you informed about upcoming Yoga evens and classes. You are welcome here on a moments notice! Sandra
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Cameron Park
Nearest Barpub
4 Miles
El Dorado
Nearest Ferry
40 Miles
Sacramento River
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Nearest Train
40 Miles
Nearest Motorway
10 Miles
Highway 50 going from Sacramento to Tahoe
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Diamond Springs
Nearest Ski
75 Miles
Lake Tahoe
Nearest Beach
Car: necessary

This is a yoga retreat facility in the Kriya Yoga tradition. There is no smoking, drinking or cooking meat in the homes. It is for quiet, relaxing, meditating, reading, walking or boating on the beautiful grounds. There is a swimming pool and hot tubs, as well as paddle boats and canoes. Lots of waterfowl and other birds. You can work in the organic orchard and vegetable gardens and fix your own vegetarian meals.


Rates & Availability

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2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $100
Refundable damage deposit $250

You can rent a single room for $100 per nite if the whole house is not taken. call to check availability. You can stop at a local store and purchase groceries for preparing meals. During the summer months we may have fresh organic produce available. You can possibly work on the grounds for your rent. There is no smoking, drinking ,drugs or the cooking of meat on the grounds. This is a religious meditation retreat in the Kriya Yoga tradition.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
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Placerville House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1400 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Spa
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • We have bathtubs with shower over and soaking tubs and freestanding showers. Out towels are 100% cotton and thick and large.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 4 - 1 double
    Bedroom 1 - 2 bunk bed , One of the bunkbeds has a double on bottom
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 1 bunk bed , This is a master suite with bath
    Bedroom 3 - 1 bunk bed , The bottom of bunkbed is a double
  • We have single, standard and queen beds, all with luxurious bedding and pillows. There are private and shared rooms. The first 3 bedrooms are in a 1400 sq ft house with 2 baths. The 4th bedroom is in a 2nd house as a B&B and can be added to accommodate 1 or 2 more people in a standard bed. It has it's own bath next to it.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children ...
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseshoes
  • paddle boating
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • kayaking
  • swimming
This is a wonderful space that has been designed and maintained for your spiritual enrichment, deep relaxation, and renewal of your body mind and spirit. You will leave so refreshed you will want to come back as soon and as often as you can.

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