Living Yoga: Peace through Practice

Apr 10 - 14, 2024

Immerse Yourself in the Art of Yoga at this Spring Retreat!

Embark on a transformative journey where the essence of experiential learning is woven into the fabric of each day. Immerse yourself in the art of Yoga through practices that go beyond the mat, inviting you to live like a yogi from sunrise to sunset. Surrounded by serene landscapes and guided by seasoned instructors, you'll have access to direct knowledge presented by lifelong yogis who have committed their lives to this tradition.

This retreat offers a unique opportunity to deepen your understanding of Yoga through practical, real-life experiences that equally balance science and spirituality. From mindful meditation sessions at sunrise to communal dinners fostering a sense of unity, this retreat transcends the conventional, providing a holistic approach to Yoga that extends far beyond the asana (yoga postures).

Be a part of this retreat, and experience:

  • A welcoming and grounding opening circle; and an integrative and connecting closing circle
  • Multiple asana (yoga posture) classes daily offering various styles
  • Group meditations and pranayama (breathing) practices
  • Observance of silence for a portion of the retreat
  • Kirtan (devotional singing) and restorative yoga each evening
  • Yoga philosophy talks, with participation strongly encouraged, offered by Mount Madonna faculty elders on the eight limbs of Ashtanga Yoga

Join us for a rejuvenating experience that nurtures your body and nourishes your spirit, leaving you refreshed and inspired on your journey towards well-being and, ultimately, peace.

Tuition & Fees:

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

We aim for this retreat to be as accessible as possible. To request a scholarship, please email

Wednesday, April 10 - Sunday, April 14, 2024


Wednesday, April 10
5:15pm | Dinner
7:00-8:30pm | Opening Circle

Thursday-Saturday, April 11-13
7:00-8:15am | Yoga Sadhana (breathing and meditation)
8:30-10:00am | Asana (yoga postures)
10:00-11:00am | Brunch
11:00am-1:30pm | Break
1:30-3:00pm | Theme Presentation
3:30-5:00pm | Afternoon Asana or Sadhana
5:15-6:15pm | Dinner
7:00-8:30pm | Kirtan (devotional singing) and Restorative Yoga

Sunday, April 14
7:00-10:00am | Yajna (Vedic fire ceremony)
10:00-11:00am | Brunch
11:30am-12:30pm | Closing Circle

*Schedule is subject to change.

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Financial Aid

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Anand Brian Darsie, BA (Music), RYT 500, E-RYT 200, RCYT: Uniting his passions for music, yoga, spirituality, community, and worship, Anand brings a unique perspective to his practice and teaching. He is a resident at Mount Madonna and a lead organizer of Mount Madonna’s yoga retreats and Yoga Teacher Trainings. Anand seeks to promote body intelligence through asana, pranayama, and meditation. Enthusiastic, encouraging, creative, and compassionate, Anand inspires students of all ages through ancient methods delivered with contemporary scientific understanding and a playful, dynamic spirit.


Ryan Bell, BFA, YTT 200, received a degree in film at the California Institute of the Arts and then went on to study jazz in Iowa. While there, he founded the first yoga studio in Creston, Iowa. After the completion of his studies, his internal compass settled on Berlin where he toured as a musician across the festival circuit in Europe. Ryan found his second home at Mount Madonna where he received his 200 hour yoga teacher training accreditation, interned twice with the YTT program, and became a member of the satsang. Ryan currently works as a content strategist and creative director, and has had the great pleasure of collaborating with some of the world's biggest YouTubers and musicians. When he’s not creating, Ryan can be found practicing yoga asana and meditation, and dreaming up models for arts education and communities. Some of his aspirations through teaching are to inspire regular practice, create community, stimulate health, and encourage empathy.

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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