Going Deeper: A Focused Meditation Retreat

Jan 26 - 30, 2024

Please join us for a retreat focused on going inward.

Come be a part of an immersive experience to dive deeply into practice, fully supported by longtime Mount Madonna teachers.

To support the mind in turning inward, we will follow a simple diet, observe silence, and practice in a cave-like atmosphere of seclusion. A number of hours each day will be devoted to sadhana (spiritual practices) created specifically for this retreat by Baba Hari Dass. The sadhana includes meditation, pranayama (breathing practices), and asana (postures). Devotional rituals, chanting, and spiritual stories also form a part of this special experience.

This small group experience is devoted to a deeper level of meditation and purification for people who already have some knowledge of meditation and yoga. Please read this important informational document before registering for this retreat.

Registration Coming Soon!

Special health note:

Because Going Deeper is held indoors, with participants in close proximity for the duration of the retreat, all registrants will be provided with a rapid Covid-19 test to take upon arrival.


Friday, January 26

  • 4:00 - 6:30pm Registration & Dinner
  • 7:00pm Program begins

Saturday, Sunday & Monday, January 27-29

  • 5:00am Wake up
  • 5:30am - 7:15pm Program
  • 8:45pm Closing and bedtime

Tuesday, January 30

  • 1:00pm Program concludes

Sample daily schedule (2023)

Important Information - PLEASE REVIEW

Candle on Altar Resized
service karma yogi kitchen
regular sadhana hands
Foggy night


anandAnand Brian Darsie, BA (Music), Indiana University, Bloomington IN; RYT 500, E-RYT 200, RCYT: Anand teaches the Eight Limbs of classical Ashtanga Yoga with a focus on āsana and pranayama. Anand has been the Program Coordinator for Children’s Yoga Teacher Training for Educators, bringing his background in helping children explore nature, music, and yoga to those who wish to share contemplative practice with the youngest generation.

Anand is a professional musician and vocalist.

bhavaniBhavani Siegel was introduced to yoga in childhood, practicing asana and yogic breathing with her family. She met Baba Hari Dass in 1974, became his disciple, and began formal study and sādhana practice. In 1975, Bhavani began teaching yoga. A senior yoga faculty and founding member of Mount Madonna, Bhavani teaches many aspects of Yoga, including meditation, pranayama, and yoga philosophy. Her specialties are: Root Values in Yoga: Yama & Niyama, Mantra Yoga: Sanskṛit as Sacred Sound, and Ritual & Symbolism in the Path of Yoga.

Through yoga teacher trainings, seminars and retreats, Bhavani has continued her journey of “teach to learn.” She loves chanting and singing, mystic poetry, and the solace of nature.

rebeccaRebecca (Krishna Gayatri) Schefstrom has been an energetic contributor to the wellness industry as a yoga and Pilates teacher and entrepreneur for more than 20 years. She is the founder and CEO of Urban Balance, which delivers holistic wellness solutions to companies nationwide.

An experienced movement teacher with 1000+ hours of training and study across the two disciplines, Krishna Gayatri has led yoga and Pilates classes for industry-leading corporate clients and taught in top-tier health club and hospital settings and leads local and national retreats. She has been a student of Baba Hari Dass since 1997 and has been following his guidance ever since. She is deeply committed to preserving the lineage and mission Babaji and Mount Madonna created and sustained over these many decades.