Location

1 Thomas Road

Miranda, CA 95553

United States

Mailing Address

P.O. Box 290

Miranda, CA 95553

United States

Contact

707.502.8739

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© 2018 by YMAA Retreat Center

VISITOR INFO

For Seminars & Regular Training

Be sure to receive confirmation of your visit via email or phone before booking any travel.

Note:
· Wifi available (limited bandwidth & slow speed)
· Cell phone service may not be available in the vicinity. (Verizon has the best signal.)

BOOK YOUR TRIP

Regular Training Semesters

 

If you are interested in visiting, please contact us with the following information:

 

· Preferred dates for your stay
· Lodging preference: camping, cabin floor, cabin room, house rooms
· Transportation method: by air, bus, or car
· Brief background in martial arts or Qigong training
· Contact info: email address & mobile number

Summer Seminars

Info and booking here.

BEFORE YOUR TRIP

Please note the following:

U.S. RESIDENTS

· A pre-paid deposit is required before we accept you as a visitor. Do not purchase any tickets (i.e. plane, train, bus) for travel until you have received a confirmation of your visit.

· If you need to cancel, you must cancel 1 month in advance or your deposit will be forfeited.

INTERNATIONAL VISITORS

· A pre-paid, non-refundable deposit is required before we accept you as a visitor. Do not purchase any tickets (i.e. plane, train, bus) for travel until you have received a confirmation of your visit.

· You are responsible for obtaining your own visa. We do not write letters of invitation or letters of recommendation if we do not have any prior association with you. The most we can do is provide a confirmation of your registration and information about the center.

We are not responsible for any fees incurred from any changes or cancellations of travel plans. Please do not pay the deposit or purchase any tickets for travel unless you are absolutely sure that you will be coming to train with us.

 

PAYMENT OPTIONS

Deposits and visitor fees may be paid via the following:

1) Check

For US bank accounts. Pay to: YMAA Retreat Center


2) PayPal

Payments made from your bank account or PayPal balance incur no fees.


3) Credit Card

Via PayPal. No PayPal account required, 2.9% fee incurred.

PayPal email addresses

· Training semester visits: - paypal@ymaaretreatcenter.org

· Summer seminar visits: - seminars@ymaaretreatcenter.org

 

WHAT TO BRING

Please keep your luggage to a minimum.
 

The Retreat Center will provide the following:
· Linens
· Towels
· Toiletries (soap, shampoo)

The Retreat Center relies on its own water source. Please wash your laundry only when you have a full load. (We encourage you to combine loads with other visitors or students.)

Temperatures can vary greatly from day to night. Pack layers and bring rain gear if you visit during the rainy season (October - March).

 

Recommended Items:
· Water bottle / Thermos
· Outdoor training shoes

· Flashlight

· Sunscreen

· Bug repellent

 

TRANSPORTATION

 

VIA AIR

· To Eureka/Arcata (ACV)
The center is a 90 minute drive south from the airport. You may be picked up by us for $50 (round-trip). Bring only necessary luggage due to limited space. Please try to book flights that arrive before 7pm and depart after 8am.

· To San Francisco (SFO)
The center is a four-hour drive north from San Francisco. See options below for completing your journey by car or bus.

VIA BUS

The center is a 20 minute drive north from the bus station in Garberville. Buses that stop in Garberville include Amtrak and Greyhound. You may be picked up by us for $10 (round-trip).

VIA CAR / DIRECTIONS

Location: 1 Thomas Road, Miranda, CA 95553

Parking Options:

1.) At a farm in Miranda ($10 / day) about 10 minutes away from the center. Upon arrival, call us for pick up. We encourage you to park at the farm.

2.) At the center ($20 / day). The fee covers parking and road maintenance fees. Please contact us first for approval. Only four-wheel drive vehicles are allowed and the driveway is a single-lane road.

WARNING: Driving two-wheel drive vehicles to the center is NOT ALLOWED. You may park at the farm and call us for pick up. Four-wheel drive vehicles are required to ascend the narrow and steep (38 degree incline) driveway.

Driving Directions

From the south:

· Route 101 North, exit 650 “Miranda”

· Left at stop sign onto Maple Hills Road

· Left at stop sign onto Salmon Creek Road

· Left at fork (after “Y” sign) onto Thomas Road

· Left onto first gravel driveway

· Straight up mountain, no turning, until you reach the greenhouse. Park to the left of the house.

From the north:

· Route 101 South, exit 653 “Salmon Creek Road”

· Right at off-ramp onto Salmon Creek Road

· Continue and pass the intersection with a bridge on the left

· Left at fork (after “Y” sign) onto Thomas Road

· Left onto first gravel driveway

· Straight up mountain, no turning, until you reach the greenhouse. Park to the left of the house.