Mountain Experience

Come for a Day of Exploration and Personal Wellness

Get away for a day to relax and recharge!

You are invited to participate in our day-visit program, the Mountain Experience, that runs 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Saturdays and select holidays. Enjoy two delicious and nourishing vegetarian meals in our spacious community dining room or on the outdoor decks overlooking the lovely Pajaro Valley and Monterey Bay. You are welcome to spend leisure time exploring miles of walking/hiking trails through 380 acres of redwoods, old oaks and madrones, and golden meadows.

You may participate, as you choose, in a scheduled guided walk and yoga class. The yoga classes include pranayama (breathing exercises), meditation, and asana (postures). Visit the Temple grounds and experience evening arati (celebration of light). Take time to unwind and reflect in our Community Building or in the hot tub under the blue sky. Peruse the offerings at Anjaneya’s World Cafe and Oceanview Books and Gifts. Additionally, you may choose to treat yourself to the variety of offerings at our Wellness Center, including traditional massage and Ayurveda therapies.

July 27, 2024

Yoga and Ayurveda for Keeping Your Cool in the Summer

This special class for day visitors focuses on Seasonal practices for summer, based on Ayurveda and Yoga.

Saturday, July 27, 2024
2:30 - 3:45 Presentation | 4:00 - 5:15 Yoga class

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Design your own day on the mountain! Let the energy of the natural surroundings and open vistas help to restore stillness and balance within.

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Pricing & Details

The Mountain Experience day visit cost per person is $80.00. Children 4 years and under are welcome free of charge; for 5 - 12 years old, fees are discounted 50%. Please register children ages 13 and older separately as an adult. All guests must be registered.

Booking: You may register for a day visit up to 3 months in advance but no later than 24 hours in advance.

Days of the Week: This program is offered on Saturdays and select holidays.

Arrival & Departure: Day Visitors are asked to arrive and check in between 10:00am and 12:00pm at the Community Building; and depart by 7:00pm.

Meals: Two vegetarian meals are included in the day visit. Meals are served in the Community Building at the times indicated in the sidebar (please arrive at the dining hall 15 minutes before the end of mealtime). Breads, spreads, and a fully stocked tea bar are also available between meals.

Guided Walk: We invite you to participate in a guided walk where you will tour through a portion of the Mount Madonna grounds and learn about the Center’s history and current offerings.

Yoga Class: As a part of your day experience, we invite you to attend at no extra charge the yoga class offered on the day of your visit. The Redwood Yoga Room is also available for any silent practice when classes are not scheduled.

Please note that times, classes, and experiences are subject to change. The yoga class and walk are optional – you may participate as you desire. While advance notice that you wish to attend the yoga class or guided walk is not required, we appreciate knowing of your interest so that we may plan accordingly. Wellness treatments and Ayurvedic consultations must be booked in advance.

Sample Schedule

Below is an example of what a self-guided day at Mount Madonna might include. All activities are optional. You are welcome to spend the day at your leisure.

10:00 am - Arrival & Check-in

10:00 - 11:30 am - Personal time

Saturdays only: 10:00 - 11:00 am Brunch

11:30 - 12:30 am - Guided walk/tour

12:30 - 1:30 pm - Lunch
(Saturdays: no lunch)

1:30 - 4:00 pm - Personal time

4:00 - 5:15 pm - Yoga class

5:15 - 6:15 pm - Dinner

6:00 pm - Arati

7:00 pm - Program Concludes

Weekly Yoga Classes

Explore Yoga within our supportive community of practice. We continue to offer weekly classes online - including asana, meditation, pranayama, and philosophy. Our Guest Services office can be contacted for any onsite yoga offerings scheduled at the time of your retreat.

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Wellness Center

We invite you to experience a variety of Ayurveda therapies, traditional massage, and other body therapies, provided by professionally trained practitioners in a nourishing oasis of peace.

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Sankat Mochan Hanuman Temple

The Temple serves as a place for the practice of Bhakti Yoga (yoga of devotion), and welcomes people from all faiths. Arati (ceremony of light) is performed twice daily, with special events held throughout the year.

Oceanview Books & Gifts

Lose (and find!) yourself in our vast selection of spiritual and personal development literature. We also carry meditation and yoga supplies, statuary, sundries, music, clothing, malas, jewelry, and more.

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Anjaneya's World Cafe

Refresh your spirit with espresso, coffee, cold beverages, organic snacks, music & conversations from around the world.

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Covid-19 Guidelines

Before booking, please review our updated Covid-19 Guidelines.

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Frequently Asked Questions

For detailed info. about coming to the Center, please visit our FAQs page.

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