Power of Love Yoga Retreat

  • Mt Madonna Center Mt Madonna Center
  • 445 Summit Rd, Watsonville, CA 95076
  • Aug 18 - 20, 2017 (3 days)
  • 220 - 420 depending on package

About This Event

Awaken your heart and discover the power of love at one of California’s premier spiritual centers.


Inside all of us is an incredible potential for unconditional love and compassion, a potential with the power to transform our lives and the world. 
Come join us for an unforgettable weekend retreat, where we will utilize a variety of embodied practices and psychological modalities to open and awaken the heart, tapping us directly into this unlimited potential for love.

The majestic Mt. Madonna spiritual center, nestled in the redwoods of the Santa Cruz Mountains, offers an expansive and visionary place to overcome the obstacles preventing us all from living a life of love. With endless hiking trails surrounded by towering redwoods, nourishing vegetarian meals, yoga and meditation halls. Mt. Madonna offers the perfect opportunity to disconnect from the world to reconnect with ourselves. 

Vinyasa, yin and partner yoga will release the tension and blockages that prevent love and joy from flowing through us. Group discussions, lectures and exercises will help us break through our unique challenges in living a life of love, and come together as a community. Guided Thai massage will offer the opportunity to explore the practice of loving-kindness, acceptance and connection another person. 

This will be weekend you do not want to miss. Give yourself the gift of love today.

Weekend Retreat includes:

* Two morning meditations, 2 yoga classes, 1 yin yoga class
* Two delicious vegetarian meals and a snack per day: Friday Dinner, Saturday Brunch, afternoon snack and Dinner, Sunday Brunch, afternoon snack
* One partner yoga class and one guided Thai massage class
* Two Power of Love Sessions to awaken the heart and help you bbring more love into your life
* Full access to Mt. Madonna Center: over 355 acres of open meadows and redwood forests, including hiking trails, volleyball, tennis, and basketball courts, a small lake for swimming, a hot tub, a gymnasium for volleyball and basketball, and massage and herbal steambath facilities.

Meals, Accommodations, and Cost

Four delicious, healthy and abundant vegetarian meals, along with two afternoon snacks, will be provided.

You have the choice of staying in your own tent, or booking a single or double room at the following rates (Early Bird/Regular Sale):

Commuting or Tent, $222 / $252

Double Room $360 / $390
Single Room $420 / $450

Mt Madonna also offers a variety of other accommodations (dorm beds, economy options, center tents) if you wish to book a different accommodation, contact Zach for other options.

Full Schedule

Arrive and settle in 4-5:30pm: (Recommended: take a half day off work on Friday and drive up while the roads are clear and it is still light out)
5:30pm-6:30 pm: Dinner
6:30-8:00 Opening Ceremony and Intention Setting

8:00-9:30pm: Yin yoga

8:00-8:30 am Morning Meditation
8:30-10:00 am Rise and Shine Yoga
10:00-11:00 pm Brunch
11:00-1:00 pm: Power of Love Gathering I
1:00-1:30 Afternoon snack
1:30-3:30 pm: Community Hike
3:30-5:00 pm Personal time
5:00-6:00 pm Dinner
6:30-8:00 pm: Guided Thai massage


7:00-7:30am Morning Meditation
7:30-8:30am Rise and Shine Yoga
8:30-9:30am Breakfast
9:30-11:00am: Power of Love Gathering II
11-12:30pm: Closing Ceremony
12:30-1:00pm: Afternoon Snack

Facilitator Bio

Zach Beach is a teacher, healer, poet and writer focused on bringing to light the truths of romantic and unconditional love. Zach has over two thousand hours of teaching experience leading yoga classes, workshops and teacher trainings. As the founder of Learn to Love, Zach has equipped hundreds of participants with tools and insights to bring more love into their lives.

Zach teaches weekly yoga and acroyoga classes, leads workshops and teacher trainings, practices Thai massage, speaks at conferences, writes and recites poetry, dances nonstop and pens articles for Elephant Journal, MindBodyGreen and Medium. Zach has an MA in East-West Psychology from the California Institute of Integral studies. Zach completed his 200-hr and 500-hr yoga teacher trainings at the SchoolYoga Institute and his Thai Massage training at the Sunshine Network in Thailand. He is also a graduate of San Francisco Sex Information’s sex educator training program.

Lokah Samastah Sukhino Bhavantu
May All Beings Everywhere Be Happy and Free

Fine print:
1. All activities are optional. Whether it’s an injury or you just want to spend more time with nature, feel free to make this retreat completely your own.
2. Two weeks prior to the event a full information packet will be sent to participants with directions, packing list, rideshare, as well as any other pertinent information

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