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RECHARGE WITH A PERSONAL RETREAT

at Mount Madonna, California

Book an Overnight or Extended Stay

A self-guided experience for personal wellness and self-discovery

You are invited to take time for a self-guided personal retreat and give yourself the opportunity to reflect within. You may find that these quiet moments of self-awareness and meditation 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 spacious acres of redwoods and rolling meadows on a mountain summit overlooking the Monterey Bay – to the energy of the multigenerational community residing here, a community deeply rooted in the Yoga tradition and dedicated to serving the world by holding space for personal transformation.

Come experience a personal retreat in this sacred space! Let the energy of the mountain help to restore stillness and balance within.

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THE IDEA IS
TO ATTAIN PEACE. AIM IS THE
MOST IMPORTANT THING.

Baba Hari Dass

Plan Your Visit

Experience At The Source

Explore the Mount Madonna campus, including miles of beautiful walking or jogging trails through 380 acres of redwoods, old oaks and madrones, and sweeping meadows with magic sunset viewing points and clear skies for stargazing.

Join any ongoing scheduled yoga or meditation class as you are inspired; treat yourself to the variety of offerings at our Wellness Center, including traditional massage and other body and Ayurvedic therapies.

Spend time in contemplation at the Sankat Mochan Hanuman Temple; have tea or a snack at Anjaneya’s World Cafe; browse the selection at our Oceanview Book & Gift Store; enjoy delicious and nourishing vegetarian meals with community in our spacious dining room or on the outdoor decks overlooking the lovely Pajaro Valley and Pacific Ocean.

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Sample Schedule

Day 1
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm Arrival and Check-in
5:15 pm - 6:15 pm Dinner
6:00 pm Arati (ritual of light)
Day 2
6:30 am Arati (ritual of light)
7:30 am Yoga / Meditation class
8:30 am - 9:30 am Breakfast (Sun-Fri)
10:00 am - 11:00 am Brunch (Saturday only)
11:30 am - 12:30 pm Guided walk (Saturday only)
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm Lunch (Sun-Fri)
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm Yoga / Meditation class
5:00 pm Departure
*Pacific Time Zone Sample daily schedule may vary

Notes

  • Times, classes, and experiences are subject to change. Please check the yoga schedule before booking your stay or upon arrival.
  • Advance notice that you wish to attend a class or walk is appreciated.
  • Meals are served in the Community Building at the times indicated. Please arrive at the dining hall 15 minutes before the end of mealtime.

Experience at The Source

Available Activities

Rates & What's Included

Details & Useful Information

Personal Retreats at Mount Madonna

Adults
Rates are per person per day and include meals, lodging, and facilities use. See accommodations below for pricing. Rates stated here apply to this retreat only. Other retreat and program accommodations pricing may differ.

Children ages 13 and older
As adult
Children 5 - 12 years old
50% Off
Children 4 years and under
FREE

Rates: Personal retreat rates depend on your choice of accommodations and include access to the Mount Madonna campus, lodging, and meals.

Arrival & Departure: Plan to arrive and check-in between 3:00 pm – 5:30 pm. Check out is at noon; however, you may stay for lunch and depart by 5:00 pm.

Reservations: Personal Retreats must be booked a minimum of 48 hours and up to 3 months in advance.

Meals: Three vegetarian meals are served Sunday-Friday; on Saturdays, two meals, brunch and dinner. Breads, spreads, and a tea bar are also available between meals.

Accommodations & Meals

Make the Mountain Home

Rates are based on stated occupancy (i.e., double and triple rates are available only to groups of two or three people who are staying in the same room).

RAM cottages

two and three rooms

The Ram Cottages have easy access to the Wellness Center and many hiking trails. Ram Cottage #1 sleeps four and offers two bedrooms, a small kitchen, one shared full bathroom, and shared living space with an outdoor deck. Ram Cottage #2 sleeps six in three rooms and offers a kitchenette and one shared full bathroom. All beds are singles. Prices are based on stated occupancy.

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DESCRIPTION RATE
Single Cottage #1 $249
Single Cottage #2 $226
Double Cottage #1 $188
Double Cottage #2 $171

Guest Rooms

Single, Double, or Triple

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 en-suite bathrooms have access to nearby shared bathrooms and showers (private while in use). All beds are singles. There are no phones or TVs in any of our rooms. Prices are based on stated occupancy.

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DESCRIPTION RATE
Single with en-suite bathroom $281
Single $226
Double with en-suite bathroom $204
Double $171
Triple $138

Rustic Cabins

Single or Double

Our simple rustic cabins are located in the Oaks Campground. They are a short 10-minute walk uphill from the Conference Center, but have a feeling of being more remote. Cabins sleep two and feature electricity and heat but no wifi or indoor plumbing. All beds are singles. 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. Prices are based on stated occupancy.

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DESCRIPTION RATE
Single $195
Double $163

Yurts

Single or Double

Located in the Oaks Campground, a 10-minute walk up the hill from the Conference Center, our yurts sleep 2-3 people and have electricity and heat, but no plumbing and no wifi. A yurt is a cozy, circular space provided by a wood structure and canvas walls. Each yurt is situated on a wooden platform, and is outfitted with a comfortable queen- and twin-size beds, linens, towels, warm comforters and blankets. A separate bathhouse with private flush toilets and shower rooms is nearby. The yurts are a short distance from the associated parking area. Note that yurts are available seasonally.

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DESCRIPTION RATE
Single $146
Double $115

Camping

Bring your own tent

Developed campsites are available for people who wish to bring their own tent. Sites offer access to showers and flush toilets. Although camping is usually available year-round, please be aware that we can receive significant amounts of rain from November through May.

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DESCRIPTION RATE
Bring Your Own Tent $86

Own Vehicle

Parking Space

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. Prices are based on stated occupancy.

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DESCRIPTION RATE
Stay in Your Vehicle $86
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Upcoming Events

Policies

  • Advance 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.

Cancellations

  • 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, a processing fee of $50 will be applied 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.
  • For cancellations within 48 hours of your reservation date (no-show or early departure), no refunds will be given.

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Our Campus

An inspirational and spacious mountaintop setting overlooking the Monterey Bay.

THE LAND

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