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at Mount Madonna, California

Immersive Annual Yoga Retreats

Yoga, Meditation & Dialogue

Explore the many facets of Yoga at beginner to advanced levels through a daily rhythm of spiritual practice including pranayama (breathing techniques), meditation, asana (postures), kirtan (devotional singing), and rituals of devotion. Mount Madonna’s annual yoga retreats provide a rich opportunity for personal growth, learning of yogic methods, experiencing well-being in body, mind and spirit, and connecting with oneself and other like-minded individuals.

Learn the classical traditions of Ashtanga Yoga (eight-limbed yoga) as taught by Baba Hari Dass – grounded in the classical wisdom texts of Samkhya, Upanishads, Yoga Sutras of Patanjali, Bhagavad Gita and Vedas – through the guidance of experienced teachers and volunteers who studied with him or received intensive training in his lineage. We invite you to experience the heart of transformation and authenticity through immersing yourself in yoga, community, and nature by being a part of our annual retreats at Mount Madonna.

Annual Group Retreats


New Year's Yoga Retreat

Join in spiritual retreat after the winter solstice. Practice yoga, and engage in afternoon activities, singing, presentations and dialogues on one central theme.

Going Deeper Meditation Retreat

Be a part of an immersive experience to dive deeply into spiritual practices created specifically for this retreat by Baba Hari Dass.

Living Yoga Spring Retreat

This yoga posture-focused retreat offers multiple daily asana (postures) classes, and a choice of different styles, all led by highly experienced yoga practitioners.

Liberation Yoga Retreat

Explore the pathways to liberation at this annual summer retreat. Practice yoga, and engage in afternoon activities, singing, presentations and dialogues.

Plan Your Visit

Experience At The Source

Slow down, recharge, reconnect and come home to your more spacious, authentic self. Pursue growth in a beautiful, rustic environment designed to distill and deepen personal and spiritual development. Connect with others committed to personal and collective change in the context of dialogue, daily practice, and reflection.

During your retreat, enjoy daily yoga classes, fresh and delicious vegetarian meals, swims in the pond, and walks or hikes amidst the peaceful redwood forests and sweeping meadows. Treat yourself to the variety of offerings at our Wellness Center, including traditional massage and other body and Ayurvedic therapies. Fees are additional.

Sample Schedule

Day 1 - Usually a Thursday or Friday
3:30 pm - 5:30 pm Arrival and Check-in
5:15 pm - 6:15 pm Dinner
6:00 pm Arati (ritual of light)
7:15 pm - 8:30 pm Welcome Gathering
Day 2/3
7:00 am - 10:15 am Morning Yoga Practices
10:30 am - 11:30 am Brunch
12:00 pm - 5:00 pm Afternoon Program
5:15 pm - 6:15 pm Dinner
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm Arati (ritual of light)
7:15 pm - 8:30 pm Evening Program
Day 3/4 - Usually a Sunday or Monday
7:00 am - 10:15 am Morning Yoga Practices
10:30 am - 11:30 am Brunch
11:30 am - 12:30 pm Closing Gathering
*Pacific Time Zone Schedule will vary daily


  • This is an example of what a yoga retreat at Mount Madonna might include.
  • Retreats are generally three to five days long, including arrival and departure days. Actual programs will vary.
  • Often it may be possible to extend your stay by booking a self-guided personal retreat before or after the facilitated group retreat.

Experience at The Source

Available Activities

Rates & Details

All guests must be registered

Group Retreats at Mount Madonna

Rates are per person per day and include meals, lodging, and facilities use. See accommodations below for lodging descriptions. Tuition, accommodations, and meals rates differ depending on time of year, length of the program, etc. Refer to the retreat calendar event for more rates and details.

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

Useful Information

Rates & What's Included

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.


Make the Mountain Home

Ram Cottages

two and three rooms

The Ram Cottages have easy access to the Wellness Center and many hiking trails. Ram Cottage #1 sleeps four and offers two bedrooms, a small kitchen, one shared full bathroom, and shared living space with an outdoor deck. Ram Cottage #2 sleeps six in three rooms and offers a kitchenette and one shared full bathroom. All beds are singles. Prices are based on stated occupancy.

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 ensuite 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.

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.


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.

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.


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.


Drive yourself

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


  • 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 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 held as a credit toward a future personal retreat or program.
  • There are no refunds for cancellations made less than 48 hours prior to your reservation date.
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