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1-9Ashtanga Yoga Teacher Training 300 (formerly YTT500)
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9-11Chene Swart
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9-11Rachel Fleischman
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9-11Robert Vetter
Walking the Red Road - Healing, Power, and the Quest for Meaning
22-26Upasana Retreat
A Devotional Meditation Retreat

Upasana Retreat

A Devotional Meditation Retreat

May 22-26

Register for this program

Upasana is a devotional approach to attaining peace. It includes chanting of Sanskrit prayers, scriptural study, yoga methods, rituals, and other practices to awaken the spiritual heart. Each morning participants will gather to practice these techniques. Silence is observed until brunch each day; afternoons include study of Yoga philosophy and practice of asana; and evenings include chanting and other devotional themes.  Whether you are a beginning student or a long-time practitioner, this is a wonderful opportunity to go deep in focused practices.

NOTE: Work-study, sliding scale, and scholarship options are available, as are discounts for seniors (65+) and full-time students, with 4 day attendance and registration at least one week in advance.


This program is taught by Mount Madonna Center's Senior Yoga Teaching Staff.



  • Continuing Education Credit for nurses.
  • Fulfills the spiritual practice prerequisite for John F. Kennedy University's Graduate School for Holistic Studies.
  • Qualifies for YTT 500. You must apply to the YTT 500 program before taking this class for credit.


    Cost Per Person
    (including tuition, meals, lodging, and facilities use)
    Housing TypeCost
    Commuting (Day use, meals & facilities)$423
    Own Van$479
    Own Tent$479
    Mount Madonna Center Tent$507
    Dormitory (4-7 to a room)$587
    Triple (3 to a room)$631
    Double (2 to a room or cabin)$671
    Double with Bath (2 to a room)$719
    Single (1 to a room or cabin)$795
    Single with Bath (1 to a room)$895

Register for this program

  • A deposit of $100 is required with registration. Balance is due upon arrival.
    Deposits are non-refundable and are not transferable to another person. For cancellations received at least 2 weeks before the program starts, the deposit less a $50 fee will be credited to any other program within one year. No credit is available for cancellations less than two weeks prior to the program start date, for no-shows, or for leaving an event early. Housing changes incur a $20 change fee.
  • Registration check-in for this program is from 4:00 pm to 6:30 pm.
  • Dinner is served from 5:30-6:30 pm on Friday and 5:00-6:00 pm on other days.
  • If you will be arriving late, please ask us to save a dinner for you.
  • Orientation begins at 7:00 pm.
  • The program will end at 1:00 pm on the final scheduled day.