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at Mount Madonna, California

Elevate Your Experience

Centrally Located West Coast Retreat & Corporate Offsite Venue

Host your workshop, retreat, training, or corporate offsite at Mount Madonna and enjoy a supportive environment that holds space for the work you’re facilitating with your group.

As a thought leader, teacher, and guide, picking the right venue for gathering your community is paramount to succeeding in your intentions. At Mount Madonna, you will experience an inspirational and spacious mountaintop environment, offering a balance of well-appointed professionalism and simplicity, where you and your group are fully supported in focusing on the essential work at hand.

We invite you to come see how the resources and environment available to you at Mount Madonna will elevate your group’s experience.


to many wonderful leaders and inspirational teachers for more than 40 years, including…

Amy Weintraub • Gary Kraftsow • Scott Blossom • Judith Lasater • Adyashanti • Jack Kornfield • Leonard Jacobson • Reb Anderson • Brant Secunda • Dan Millman • Jennifer Welwood • David Whyte • Geneen Roth • Rachel Fleischman • James Baraz • Matthew Fox • Vasant Lad • Scott Blossom • Ram Harsh Singh • Angeles Arrien • Daniel P. Brown • Anna Halprin • Stephen Levine • Thich Nhat Hanh • and many more!
…on our 380-acre campus in California’s Santa Cruz mountains, overlooking the Monterey Bay.

Retreat Facilities

Modern Retreat Spaces

Enjoy 380 acres of redwoods, rolling meadows, and open vistas with gorgeous views and peaceful spaces. Benefit from the central California location, with close proximity to Silicon Valley, Santa Cruz, and Monterey, and near to the greater San Francisco Bay Area.

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Conference Center

Our Largest Facility

Centered around a large open-air courtyard, the largest of our meeting facilities features a spacious main hall with a high ceiling, large windows, various lighting options, full audiovisual equipment, and an optional stage. Additional features: two breakout rooms, common spaces, and foyer with a coffee and tea bar; commercial kitchen available by special arrangement.


  • Capacity: 240 people theater style or 125 on yoga mats
  • Main hall dimensions: 52’ x 52’
  • Break-out rooms: 2
    Maple Room 18’ x 31’
    Willow Room 16’ x 28’
  • Outdoor courtyard: Features a number of small table groupings
  • Accommodations: 33 guest rooms with 72 total single beds
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Seminar House

An Intimate Gathering Space

Situated on a knoll overlooking a rolling hillside and redwoods, with a broad view of Monterey Bay, this facility features a well-lit and comfortable meeting room, with a high ceiling, sliding doors that open up to a large deck, and audiovisual capabilities. A kitchen with a coffee, tea, and fruit bar is included.


  • Capacity: 40 people theater style or 25 on yoga mats
  • Indoor dimensions: 32’ x 28’
  • Outdoor deck area
  • Accommodations: 5 bedrooms with 16 single beds
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Orchard House

Natural Light & Orchard View

This simple meeting space features a high ceiling, plenty of windows for natural light, a small stocked kitchen with a tea bar, and a large deck with an orchard view. This versatile space has built-in audiovisual equipment and works well for a variety of small-group needs, from yoga classes to board meetings.


  • Capacity: 25 people theater style or 15 on yoga mats
  • Indoor dimensions: 28’ x 23’
  • Outdoor deck area
  • Accommodations: separate
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Make The Mountain Home

Guest Rooms

Single, Double, Triple, or Quad

Hotel-style rooms (without phones or TVs) with twin beds in each. Some include a private bathroom with a shower. Others have access to shared (private while in use) bathrooms and showers down the hall. Natural and unscented body products are provided.

Ram Cottages

Single or Double

The Ram Cottages are ideal for program presenters, small families, or anyone seeking a greater degree of privacy. They are located a short distance away from the main conference buildings and offer easy access to the Wellness Center and many hiking trails. All beds are singles.


Single or Double

Situated in an oak grove, the cozy Oaks Cabins each house 2 people and have electricity and heat, but no plumbing and no wifi. A separate bathhouse with private flush toilets and shower rooms is nearby. Cabins are located a short distance away from the associated parking lot. It is a 10-minute walk up the hill from the main Conference Center to the cabins.


Single or Double

Located in the Oaks Campground, a 10-minute walk up the hill from the Conference Center, our yurts sleep 2-3 people and have electricity and heat, but no plumbing and no wifi. A yurt is a cozy, circular space provided by a wood structure and canvas walls. Each yurt is situated on a wooden platform, and is outfitted with a comfortable queen- or twin-size beds, linens, towels, warm comforters and blankets. A separate bathhouse with private flush toilets and shower rooms is nearby. The yurts are a short distance from the associated parking area. Note that yurts are available seasonally.


Campsite Space

Guests may bring their own tents for use on developed campsites located amongst oak and madrone forest. All sites have access to enclosed showers and outhouses; some to a separate bathhouse with private flush toilets and shower rooms. Camping offers an “unplugged” experience and sites are located a 10-15 minute walk away from the main meeting facilities. Tents are located a short distance away from the associated parking lot. Note that high levels of rainfall November – April may affect campground availability.

Own Vehicle

Parking Space

Spaces are available for a van, camper, or other vehicle (maximum length 25 feet). Electrical or other hook-ups are not available. Showers and restrooms are available in the campgrounds and nearby buildings.

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With your Booking

Mount Madonna will provide the following as part of our support of your retreat, program, or event:

  • Housing accommodations based on an agreed upon number of participants
  • Meeting rooms based on the size and needs of the program
  • Support items in your meeting space (chairs, tables, floor jacks, cushions, yoga props, projector, marker board, etc.)
  • Home-cooked vegetarian meals with dairy- and gluten-free options available at every meal
  • Access to our 380-acre campus that includes hiking trails, ball courts, hot tub, a pond for swimming
  • Fees are all inclusive

Also Available, Fees Additional

  • Modern audiovisual equipment and services
  • Yoga classes or other programming by highly experienced teachers
  • Wellness treatments, including a variety of Ayurvedic treatments, traditional massage, and other body therapies
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We serve vegetarian meals with predominantly local, seasonal, and organic ingredients. We can accommodate most special dietary needs and requests, including dairy- and gluten-free specifications.


We are unable to provide laundry facilities due to limited water resources and a commitment to stewardship of the land that sustains us. An outside company provides laundry service, including pickup and delivery, once a week.


Our onsite guest services and events and hospitality departments provide outstanding support to meet your planning and day-to-day needs.


380 Acres of Redwood Forest

Mount Madonna Institute is located at Mount Madonna Center, a beautiful school, conference, and retreat campus. Our physical setting offers an ideal environment for learning and exploring within the context of a longtime residential community dedicated to the principles and practice of Yoga. Our students have the opportunity to directly connect with residents, faculty, and other students, as well as the natural world that informs the foundations of Ayurveda and Yoga philosophy.

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Inquire About Availability

To arrange a visit or to inquire about hosting your retreat, educational program, or corporate offsite at Mount Madonna, please use the inquiry form or contact the Director of Guest Services at (408) 846-4009.

Office Hours:
Monday-Friday 9am-5pm,
Saturday 10am-5pm
Closed Sunday

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