Personal Retreat

Engage in Yoga, Personal Wellness, and Self-Discovery

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A Self-Guided Experience

Sometimes it takes stepping out of our normal, often busy and fast paced routines, to find the space needed to slow down, breathe deeply and become aware of what is going on inside us. When we take time for personal retreat, and give ourselves the opportunity to reflect within, these quiet moments of self-awareness and meditation can offer rejuvenation and healing; a lessening of anxiety and a strengthening of well-being.

Mount Madonna aims to support you - from the sustenance of the land itself, 380 acres set on the summit overlooking the Monterey Bay, to the energy of the multi-generational community residing here, a community deeply rooted in the Yoga tradition and dedicated to serving the world by holding space for personal transformation.

The property features miles of beautiful walking or jogging trails through redwood forests and still meadows with magic sunset viewing points and clear skies for stargazing. You are welcome to join any ongoing yoga and meditation classes as you are inspired; treat yourself to the variety of offerings at our Wellness Center, including traditional massage and other body and Ayurveda therapies; browse our Oceanview Book & Gift Store; enjoy delicious and nourishing vegetarian meals in our spacious dining room or on the outdoor decks overlooking the lovely Pajaro Valley and Pacific Ocean.

We invite you to take a little time out from your normal daily life to come experience personal retreat in this sacred space! Let the energy of the mountain help to restore stillness and balance within.

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Accommodations & Meals Rates

Fees are PER PERSON per day and include lodging and meals.

For full descriptions of each type of accommodation, please see images below.

Accommodations Type Rate
Ram Cottage #1 - Single (1 person/room, 2 rooms); Shared Bath$249
Ram Cottage #1 - Double (2 people/room, 2 rooms); Shared Bath$188
Ram Cottage #2 - Single (1 person/room, 3 rooms); Shared Bath$226
Ram Cottage #2 - Double (2 people/room, 3 rooms); Shared Bath$171
Conference Center - Single Room (1 person/room) w/ Private Bath
Conference Center - Single Room (1 person/room); Shared Bath$226
Conference Center - Double in Room (2 people/room) w/ Private Bath$204
Conference Center - Double in Room (2 people/room); Shared Bath$171
Conference Center - Triple in Room (3 people/room); Shared Bath$138
Cabin - Single (1 person/cabin); Separate Shared Bath Facility$195
Cabin - Double (2 people/cabin); Separate Shared Bath Facility$163
Camp in Own Vehicle $86
Camp in Own Tent$86

Note Regarding Rates:

  • Rates are per person per day 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.
  • Children 4 years and under are welcome free of charge; for 5 - 12 years old, fees are discounted 50%. Please register those ages 13 and older separately as an adult.
  • All guests must be registered.
  • Rates stated here apply to personal retreats only. Other retreat and program accommodations pricing may differ.
  • Personal Retreats must be booked a minimum of 48 hours in advance and may be booked up to 3 months in advance.

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Guest Rooms

These tasteful hotel style rooms, some with ensuite bathrooms, are located in our Conference Center, where there is wifi, two lovely courtyards with expansive views in which you may read and relax, and a full tea bar available at all times in the Conference wing of the building. Rooms that don't have ensuite bathrooms have access to nearby shared bathrooms and showers (private while in use). There are no phones nor TVs in any of our rooms.

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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. If this sounds a bit rustic, please consider booking a room in the Conference Center.

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Ram Cottages

The Ram Cottages have easy access to the Wellness Center and many hiking trails. Ram 1 offers two bedrooms, a small kitchen, one shared bathroom with a shower, and shared living space with outdoor deck. Ram 2 sleeps 6 in three rooms and offers a kitchenette, and one shared bathroom.

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Own Vehicle

Regular size parking spaces are available for your van, camper or other vehicle. There is no access to electricity. 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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Welcome to Mount Madonna

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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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.

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.

Wellness Offerings

Oceanview Books & Gift Store

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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Connect with Nature

On the beautiful acres of Mount Madonna’s rolling hills, meadows and redwoods, find your own pace and perfect space for self-reflection. Let the quiet of the mountain help restore balance and stillness within.

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Center Policies

  • Please view our Covid-19 updates & protocols here before booking.
  • Reservations are required for all visitors.
  • 48-hour notice is required to make a reservation
  • Balance is due in advance (Visa, MasterCard, American Express only).
  • Please, no food, drugs, alcohol, pets, incense, candles or other flammables.
  • View more detailed information on our FAQ page.

Cancellation Policy

  • For cancellations received up to two weeks before your Personal Retreat, you will receive a full refund to your credit card.
  • For cancellations received from two weeks to 48 hours prior to the reservation date you will be charged a processing fee of $50 and the remainder of your payment will be held as a credit for your use to reserve a future Personal Retreat within one year. Credit is not transferable to another program or another person.
  • If you cancel within 48 hours of your reservation, if you do not show up, or if you leave early you will not receive a refund.

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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