Navaratri Yoga Retreat

Sep 28 - Oct 1, 2017


Retreat Description

In the great spiritual heritage of India, the fall season is the time of a rich confluence of traditions and rituals honoring gods and goddesses in their myriad forms. Through the inspiration of our revered guru, Baba Hari Dass, we will come together during the final three days of the traditional nine-day Navaratri festival to honor and celebrate the inspiring story of Lord Rama as told in the spiritual epic, Ramayana.

Mornings are devoted to intensive yoga practice and ritual. Afternoons will be spent studying symbolism and preparing for the final ceremonies. In the evenings we visit the wondrous tale of the Ramayana in story, dance, and music. The final evening is the ceremonial destruction of the Great Demon King Ravana, representing the virtuous mind prevailing over ego and negativity. The retreat will close with a Vedic Fire Ceremony for purification and peace.

This yoga retreat is designed for people at all levels of experience.

Navaratri Singers
Navaratri Temple
Navaratri Yantra
yajna ritual circle
Navaratri Vijay Dasami Photo 1999 Bji

Childcare program

We are providing a child care program every morning of the Navaratri retreat, from 7:30 - 11:15. Ages 3 - 12 years. All participating children should be fully toilet-trained and able to function independently in a large group. Activities planned: yoga, nature hikes/outdoor exploration, arts & crafts, story telling, and more. Breakfast will be served each morning.This program is organized as a parent cooperative with the requirement of at least one parent from each family for a 2-hour shift one of the mornings. 

Contact Manjarika to sign up or for more information regarding the child care program:408-847-0406, ext. 208 or


(including tuition, meals, lodging, and facilities use)

Housing TypeCost
Commuting (Day use, meals & facilities)$412
Own Van$457
Own Tent$457
Mount Madonna Center Tent$478
Dormitory (4-7 to a room)$544
Triple (3 to a room)$577
Double (2 to a room or cabin)$610
Double with Bath (2 to a room)$649

Program Notes

  • 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.