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46th Annual Liberation Yoga Retreat

Wisdom of Acceptance - the Jewel of Santosha

Join us, online or in person, for our 46th annual summer Liberation Yoga Retreat to explore and embrace the ancient Yoga practice of santosha, or contentment

As a jewel is precious, so is the ability to walk in the world with acceptance, contentment, and compassion. These qualities can be challenging to achieve or maintain, especially in trying times. However, through the support of community, disciplined practice, self reflection and study they can blossom and expand within us, bringing states of well-being and peace.

We invite you to take this opportunity – through theatrical storytelling, kirtan (devotional singing), restorative yoga, asana (postures), pranayama (breathing techniques), meditation, and time spent in nature – to move out of your everyday world and into a deeper connection with yourself and others!

You will experience at this four-day retreat:

  • A welcoming and grounding opening circle; and an integrative and connecting closing circle
  • Morning and evening arati (ritual of light)
  • Practices of pranayama (breathing techniques), meditation, and asana (postures)
  • Theatrical storytelling by the Hanuman Players
  • Presentations and reflections on the theme, Wisdom of Acceptance – the Jewel of Santosha
  • Kirtan (devotional singing)
  • A traditional Vedic yajna (fire ceremony)
  • Time to spend exploring the beautiful redwoods and meadows, visiting with others over tea or a meal, or enjoying a wellness treatment (advance reservation recommended)
  • Forest Bathing
  • Sound Healing

Sample Schedule

Wednesday, July 3
3:30 - 5:30pm Registration
5:15 - 6:15pm Dinner
7:15 - 8:30pm Welcome gathering
Thursday - Saturday, July 4 - 6
6:30 - 7:30am Arati (ritual of light)
7:00 - 10:00am Morning sessions
10:00 - 11:00am Brunch break
12:00 - 5:00pm Afternoon sessions
5:15 - 6:15pm Dinner break
6:00 - 7:00pm Arati
7:15 - 9:00pm Evening program
Sunday, July 7
7:00 - 10:00am Yajna (fire ceremony)
10:00 - 11:00am Brunch break
11:30 - 12:30pm Closing gathering
*Schedule is subject to change.
View full schedule here

Rates & What's Included

Details & Useful Information

LIBERATION RETREAT RATES INCLUDING ALL NIGHTS

Adults

Rates are per person, and include meals and accommodations for all days of the retreat. Rates stated here apply to this retreat only. Other retreat and program accommodations pricing may differ.

Children ages 13 and older
As adult
Children 5 - 12 years old
50% Off
Children 4 years and under
FREE

Rates: Group retreat rates depend on your choice of accommodations and include access to the Mount Madonna campus, lodging, and meals.

Arrival & Departure: Plan to arrive and check-in between 3:00 pm – 5:30 pm. Check out is at noon; however, you may stay for lunch following the program closing.

Reservations: Retreats must be booked a minimum of 48 hours in advance.

Meals: Two vegetarian meals are served during retreats, including brunch and dinner. Breads, spreads, and a tea bar are also available between meals.

Accommodations & Meals

Make the Mountain Home

Guest Rooms

Single, Double, or Triple

These tasteful hotel style rooms, some with ensuite bathrooms, are located in our Conference Center, where there is wifi, two lovely courtyards with expansive views in which you may read and relax, and a full tea bar available at all times in the conference wing of the building. Rooms that don’t have en-suite bathrooms have access to nearby shared bathrooms and showers (private while in use). All beds are singles. There are no phones or TVs in any of our rooms. Prices are based on stated occupancy.

SEE PRICES FOR THIS ACCOMMODATION

DESCRIPTION RATE
Single Occupancy, Private Bath $1,124
Single Occupancy, Shared Bath $904
Double Occupancy, Private Bath $816
Double Occupancy, Shared Bath $684
Triple Occupancy, Shared Bath $552

Rustic Cabins

Single or Double

Our simple rustic cabins are located in the Oaks Campground. They are a short 10-minute walk uphill from the Conference Center, but have a feeling of being more remote. Cabins sleep two and feature electricity and heat but no wifi or indoor plumbing. All beds are singles. A separate shower house is nearby, containing private showers and dressing rooms, and flush toilets. If this sounds a bit rustic, please consider booking a room in the Conference Center. Prices are based on stated occupancy.

SEE PRICES FOR THIS ACCOMMODATION

DESCRIPTION RATE
Single Occupancy $780
Double Occupancy $652

Camping

Bring your own tent

Developed campsites are available for people who wish to bring their own tent. Sites offer access to showers and flush toilets. Although camping is usually available year-round, please be aware that we can receive significant amounts of rain from November through May.

SEE PRICES FOR THIS ACCOMMODATION

DESCRIPTION RATE
Bring Your Own Tent $344

Own Vehicle

Parking Space

Regular size parking spaces are available for your van, camper or other vehicle. There is no access to electricity. Showers and restrooms are available in campgrounds and Center buildings. Prices are based on stated occupancy.

SEE PRICES FOR THIS ACCOMMODATION

DESCRIPTION RATE
Stay in Your Vehicle $344

Commuting

Drive yourself

Commute from off-campus each day and attend the full program, including all meals and activities.

SEE PRICES FOR THIS ACCOMMODATION

DESCRIPTION RATE
Per Person $292

Date

Wednesday - Sunday, Jul 03 - 07, 2024
Concluded

Tuition

$395.00

Location

Hybrid
Combination online and in-person instruction
  • Tuition & Fees:

    In-person, all days: $395 + meals & lodging. Please scroll down to see Accommodations & Meals and associated rates.


    Online Registration
    Join us online for the retreat!
    Online fees: Sliding scale $50 – $250.


    Yajna Only
    Attend only the yajna on Sunday, July 7. FREE. Option to stay for brunch; please pay meal fee per person.


    Partial Program: If you wish to attend only a portion of the retreat, if space is available, you may register to do so by emailing guestservices@mountmadonna.org or calling +1 408-846-4090.


    Financial Assistance: We aim for this retreat to be accessible as part of our commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging. To request a scholarship, please fill out this form. Applications are reviewed on a first-come, first-served basis. (Deadline for applications: June 19, 2024.)

  • Important Notes:

    Policies

    • Advance reservations are required for all visitors.
    • 48-hour notice is required to make a reservation.
    • Balance is due in advance (Visa, MasterCard, American Express only).
    • Please, no food, drugs, alcohol, pets, incense, candles or other flammables.

    Cancellations

    • Cancellations made at least 2 weeks before your reservation date are fully refundable.
    • Cancellations made 2 weeks to 48 hours prior to arrival date will be charged a $50 processing fee and the remaining payment will be given as a credit toward a future personal retreat or program.
    • No refunds are given for cancellations made less than 48 hours prior to the retreat start date.
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