Programs & Retreats

Come Home to Yourself

Slow down, recharge and reconnect with your more spacious, authentic self. Pursue your growth in a beautiful, rustic environment designed to distill and deepen personal and spiritual development.

Connect with others committed to personal and collective change in the context of daily practice and reflection. During your program or personal retreat, enjoy daily yoga classes, fresh and delicious vegetarian meals, swim in the pond, or a walk along our peaceful forest trails.

Personal Retreats

Rejuvenate your spirit amongst the quiet of the redwoods. Our simple yet beautiful accommodations, natural settings, yoga classes, and nutritious vegetarian meals support your getting away from it all and returning to your daily life deeply nourished from the inside out.

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Program Calendar

For nearly 40 years, the Center has been an educational, transformative setting for a wealth of universal teachings of peace, growth, and values-based living. Renowned teachers and leaders continue to offer programs and retreats focusing on meditation, yoga, mindfulness, spirituality, education, and inquiry into the mysteries of life and living.

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Healthy Environment

Healthy Environment

Our environment fosters deep connection and a return to heart and meaning. This unique context is organically created by the sacred land itself, in the sharing of healthful meals and meaningful conversation, by the service of environmentally committed volunteers, and in the reverence for the many paths to peace.

Upcoming Programs and Retreats

Yoga

Programs

Nov 5 - 17, 2020

Yoga Diwali India: A Cultural Immersion

Come practice yoga amid the joy of Sri Ram Ashram.

Nov 21 - 22, 2020

Resilience and Inner Guidance in Uncertain Times

Drawing from the wisdom traditions of India and China, scientific research, Buddhist teachings and many years of experience, Amelia Barili will teach you powerful practices to reconnect to your own inner sources of guidance, strength and healing.

Apr 25, 2021 - Mar 30, 2022

Advanced Yoga Studies YTT 300

Delve deeper and integrate Patañjali's Yoga Sūtras , Sāmkhya, Subtle Body theory, Āyurveda, Sanskṛit and Mantra, Tantra, Ritual, Bhakti Yoga, and Yoga Psychology into your practice and teaching, furthering your knowledge in each area through practice and student teaching practicums. This is a path to become an Ayurvedic Yoga Therapist.

Jun 18 - 27, 2021

YTT for Educators: Teaching Yoga & Mindfulness to Children

Mount Madonna Institute and Mount Madonna School jointly offer an extraordinary Children’s Yoga Teacher Training Program. Learn to apply Classical Ashtanga Yoga to child development and create and teach engaging yoga classes for children. This comprehensive training will inspire you to bring the benefits of asana, breathing, and self-reflection to your young students and their families. This course is designed to deepen your personal practice.

Planning Your Visit

We welcome visitors from all over the world to enjoy the land, sink in, and reconnect.

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