Annual Yoga Retreats

Timeless Traditions at Mount Madonna

In 1973, before Mount Madonna Center was founded, a group of students began coming together in retreat to study the classical traditions of Aṣhṭānga Yoga under the guidance of Baba Hari Dass. Babaji shared his wisdom and time freely, imparting a vast body of yoga methods and philosophy. As a community of volunteers and teachers, we continue to share these teachings.

Our annual yoga retreats provide a rich opportunity for personal growth, for learning yogic methods, and for experiencing the well-being of body, mind and spirit in connecting with oneself and other like-minded individuals. We welcome you to join us as we tread this ancient path to peace!

Annual Retreats

New Year’s Aṣhtāṅga Yoga Retreat

New Year’s Aṣhtāṅga Yoga Retreat

Celebrate New Year’s at our annual retreat! Learn Aṣhṭānga Yoga including shat karma (cleansing practices), āsana (postures), and dhyāna (meditation). Classes are offered for all levels of practitioners. Explore yoga theory, sing kīrtan (chanting), and experience Bhakti Yoga (devotional practices) and Vedic ritual. New Year’s Eve is a special night that includes kīrtan, singing, dancing, a great gospel band, and meditation for peace in the New Year. It is our most popular retreat, please register early.

Going Deeper: A Focused Meditation Retreat

Going Deeper: A Focused Meditation Retreat

This small group experience is devoted to a deeper level of practice for people who have some knowledge of meditation and yoga. To support the mind in turning inward, we utilize a simple diet, the observance of silence, and a cave-like atmosphere of seclusion. Each day includes several hours devoted to spiritual practices (sādhana) created specifically for this retreat by Baba Hari Dass. The sādhana includes meditation, prāṇāyāma, and āsana. Devotional rituals, chanting, and spiritual stories also form part of this special experience. Enrollment is limited, please register early.

Tantra Retreat: An Exploration Into the Self

Tantra Retreat: An Exploration Into the Self

OFFERED SPRING 2019: Join us for a 3-day intensive delving into the ancient traditions of Tantra Yoga based on the teachings of our revered teacher Baba Hari Dass. Said to be one of the oldest of all yoga traditions, Tantra uses the senses to move beyond the senses. This will be a unique opportunity to experience the classical, authentic teachings of the Tantra system as they have been handed down for centuries inspiring us to see and offer all our actions to the divine presence within.

Navaratri Yoga Retreat

Navaratri Yoga Retreat

OFFERED FALL 2019: 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.

Volunteer

Attend one of our special events by participating in our work study program.

Connect