Labor Day Retreat

About us

We invite you to join us for our ever-popular annual holiday yoga retreat weekend celebration.

Two asana classes daily, pranayama, meditation, discussions, massage, gourmet vegetarian meals, mountain springs, swimming, sun and more.

Spend a long weekend away from the city, relaxing and being pampered while deepening your yoga practice. Take a hike, get a massage, enjoy the mountain air and ocean sunsets.

All levels welcome.

The most important purpose of Yoga is to bring about a deep transformation of the individual, an awakening of intelligence that is free of dependencies and romantic beliefs and ready to meet the accelerating challenges of the 21st century. Ganga White

Event Highlights

  • Two asana classes daily
  • Pranayama
  • Meditation
  • Discussions
  • Massage
  • Gourmet vegetarian meals
  • Mountain springs
  • Swimming, sun and more.

Venue Highlights

Our other facilities include:
A large Yoga-meeting room,
A kitchen and dining room serving gourmet vegetarian meals,
An underground Hopi style "Kiva" temple
A Library-Media center designed and crafted by Santa Barbara artists.

Schedule

6:30 PM Dinner
8:30 PM Orientation, Evening Program
Saturday/Sunday
7:30 AM Light breakfast
8:30 AM Yoga Class
12:00 PM Lunch
12:30 PM Free time (hikes, naps, massages, tubs)
4:00 PM Yoga Class & Pranayama
6:30 PM Dinner
8:00 PM Evening Program (discussion, music, meditation)
Monday
7:30 AM Light breakfast
8:30 AM Yoga Class
12:00 PM Lunch
12:30 PM Closing Circle

Menu Types

  • Vegan
  • Vegetarian
  • Organic
  • Gluten Free

Menu/Cuisine

Enjoy renowned, gourmet vegetarian cuisine for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Meals are predominately organic, vegan, and gluten free.

Accommodations

Yurts: Lovely dome-shaped structures with canvas and lattice wood walls, hardwood floors, skylights, heat and electricity. The yurts are furnished with beautiful balinese daybeads, comfortable bedding, custom lamps, and a short walking distance to bathrooms and showers.

Loft: We have 3 spaces in a loft overlooking the community great room in the main building.

Tents: Peppered around our retreat in the forest and nearthe waterfall are several large tents set up on platforms and furnished with futons and linen. You are also welcome to use your own tent.

Privates: We have a few privates available upon request. Private accommodations are uniquely decorated, have heat and electricity and are a short walking distance to the bathrooms and showers. During weekend retreats they are initially reserved for couples attending, but are often available, first come, first serve, to individuals.

Directions

Directions from the South:

Take Hwy. 101 North, to and through Santa Barbara, to the State Street/Lake Cachuma/Hwy 154 exit.
Go North on Hwy 154, San Marcos Pass, (sign says West) winding up the mountain for 5.8 miles to a yellow "Slow Trucks" sign on the right and our mailbox with the lotus, on the left, numbered 2500.
Turn left onto the small road at the mailboxes.
Go straight and then curve around to the Center.
Please turn around and park facing out in the parking area. You may also park along the entry road, on the right side only.
Please do not park in the driveway or in resident staff area.
Directions from the North:

Take Hwy 101 South, approximately 30 miles past Santa Maria, and take the Hwy 154 exit.
Drive approximately 26 miles, passing Cachuma Lake on the left & then up a long grade to the top of the San Marcos Pass.
From the summit of the Pass, when you start your descent down towards Santa Barbara and the ocean, the small entry road is 2 miles down from the summit, on the right.
Watch for a highway symbol sign that indicates a right turn coming up. Then watch for a group of mailboxes including our large mailbox marked 2500 on the right hand side and turn right onto the small road just before the mailboxes. If you cross the Painted Cave, San Marcos Road intersection, you've gone too far.
Follow the small road and curve right, around to the Center.
Please turn around and park facing out in the small parking area. You may also park along the entry road, but on the right side facing out only.
Please do not park in the driveway or in resident staff area.

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