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at Mount Madonna, California

Liberation Yoga Retreat

An annual summer gathering

The idea of liberation goes back to the earliest longings of human beings to realize the Self, that mysterious essence at our core, of god, truth, bliss, peace.

Explore pathways to peace at our signature annual summer yoga retreat. Practice classical Yoga methods of asana (postures), pranayama (breathing techniques) and meditation – the foundational branches of the ancient wisdom of Yoga – and enjoy kirtan (devotional singing) and thematic presentations and reflections on the theme of liberation.

In 1973, before Mount Madonna Center was founded, a group of students began coming together in retreat to study the classical traditions of Ashtanga Yoga (eight-limbed yoga) under the guidance of Baba Hari Dass. Babaji shared his wisdom and time freely, imparting a vast body of Yoga methods and philosophy. As a community of volunteers, staff, teachers, and fellow seekers, we look forward to sharing these teachings and engaging in dialogue with you.

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Stable aim, faith, devotion, and one-pointed contemplation on God [universal divine consciousness] is the path of yoga through which one achieves liberation [realization of our true nature or higher consciousness].

BABA HARI DASS

Upcoming Retreats

August 2024

Yoga & Ayurveda in Guatemala

Discover Guatemala's charm with a visit to La Antigua Guatemala, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Marvel at vibrant markets, Mayan ruins and colonial churches while practicing yoga daily!
18 - 25 Aug
Offsite
December 2024
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Annual New Year’s Yoga Retreat

Join us for our annual signature New Year's yoga retreat, community gathering, and celebration of the turning of the year! Dates for 2024-2025 are tentative; actual dates, times, and details to be announced.
28 Dec - 01 Jan
On-Campus
445 Summit Rd, Watsonville, CA 95076
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