46th Annual Liberation Yoga Retreat

Jul 3 - 7, 2024

Wisdom of Acceptance - the Jewel of Santosha

Join us, online or in person, for our 46th annual summer Liberation Retreat to explore and embrace the ancient Yoga practice of Santosha, or contentment.

As a jewel is precious, so is the ability to walk in the world with acceptance, contentment, and compassion. These qualities can be challenging to achieve, or maintain, especially in trying times. However, through the support of community, disciplined practice, self reflection and study, they can blossom and expand within us, bringing states of well-being and peace.

We invite you to take this opportunity – through theatrical storytelling, kirtan, restorative yoga, asana, breathing methods, meditation, and time spent in nature – to move out of your everyday world and into a deeper connection with yourself and others!

You will experience at this four-day retreat:

  • A welcoming and grounding opening circle; and an integrative and connecting closing circle
  • Morning and evening arati (ritual of light)
  • Practices of pranayama (breathing methods), meditation, and asana (postures)
  • Theatrical storytelling by the Hanuman Players
  • Presentations and reflections on the theme, Wisdom of Acceptance - the Jewel of Santosha
  • Kirtan (devotional singing)
  • Time to spend exploring the beautiful redwoods and meadows, visiting with others over tea or a meal, or enjoying a wellness treatment (advance reservation recommended)
  • Forest Bathing
  • Sound Healing

Tuition & Fees:

In-person: $395 + meals & lodging. Please scroll down to see Meals and Lodging choices and associated rates.

Online participation: Sliding scale $50 - $250.

We aim for this retreat to be as accessible as part of our commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging. To request a scholarship, please fill out this form. Applications are reviewed on a first-come, first-served basis.
(Deadline for applications: June 19, 2024.)

Partial Program: If you wish to attend only a portion of the retreat, if space us available, you may register to do so after June 15 by emailing guestservices@mountmadonna.org or calling 408-846-4090.

Babaji Lotus Hand Mudra

Faith in God, love in the heart, compassion in the mind, and effort with enthusiasm open the door of liberation.

–Baba Hari Dass

July 3 - July 7, 2024

Wednesday, July 3
3:30 - 5:30pm | Registration
5:15 - 6:15pm | Dinner
7:15 - 8:30pm | Welcome gathering

Thursday - Saturday, July 4 - 6
6:30 - 7:30am | Arati
7:00 - 10:15am | Morning sessions
10:00 - 11:00am | Brunch break
12:00 - 5:00pm | Afternoon sessions
5:15 - 6:15pm | Dinner break
6:00 - 7:00pm | Arati
7:15 - 8:30pm | Evening program

Sunday, July 7
6:30 - 7:30am | Arati
7:00 - 10:00am | Yajna (fire ceremony)
10:00 - 11:00am | Brunch break
11:30 - 12:30pm | Closing gathering

*Schedule is subject to change.

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​Financial Accessibility

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Meals & Lodging Choices & Rates

Rates below are PER PERSON and include meals, lodging, and facilities use for all days of the retreat. Tuition ($395) is additional. For more information about each type of accommodation, please see images and descriptions below.

Accommodations Type Rate
Conference Center - Single Room (1 person/room); Private Bath $1,124
Conference Center - Single Room (1 person/room); Shared Bath $904
Conference Center - Double in Room (2 people/room); Private Bath $816
Conference Center - Double in Room (2 people/room); Shared Bath $684
Conference Center - Triple in Room (3 people/room); Shared Bath $552
Cabin - Single (1 person/cabin); Separate Shared Bath Facility $780
Cabin - Double (2 people/cabin); Separate Shared Bath Facility $652
Camp in Own Vehicle $344
Camp in Own Tent$344
Commuting $292

Important Notes About Rates for Accommodations & Meals:

  • Rates are per person and include meals, lodging, and facilities use.
  • Rates are based on stated occupancy. Double and triple rates are available ONLY to groups of 2 or 3 people who are staying in the same room. Please list the names of the people with whom you are sharing the room on the registration form.
  • Please note that fees for accommodations will be based on actual room occupancy.
  • All guests must be registered.
  • Rates stated here apply to this retreat only. Other retreat and program accommodations pricing may differ.

Guest Rooms

These tasteful rooms, some with ensuite bathrooms, are located in our Conference Center where there is wifi, two lovely courtyards with expansive views to read and relax in, and a full tea bar available at all times in the Conference wing of the building.

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Rustic Cabins

These simple rustic cabins are located in our Oaks Campground. They are a short walk to the main area, but have a feeling of being more remote. Cabins include electricity and heat, but not wifi or indoor plumbing. A separate shower house is nearby, containing private showers and dressing rooms, and flush toilets.

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Own Vehicle

Spaces are available for your van, camper or other vehicle. Some have access to electricity, but no other hookups. Showers and restrooms are available in campgrounds and Center buildings.

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Own Tent Camping

Developed campsites are available for people who wish to bring their own tent. Sites offer access to showers and flush toilets and are available year-round. Please be aware that we can receive significant amounts of rain from November through May.

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