Late Summer Zen: Community Yoga Retreat

Mount Madonna Center

RG
Reba Gray
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2 reviews
Aug 2 - 4, 2024
Group size: 1 - 25
Late Summer Zen: Community Yoga Retreat
Mount Madonna Center

Reba Gray
  • Email address verified
2 reviews

Aug 2 - 4, 2024
Group size: 1 - 25

About this trip

Join Reba for this weekend retreat in the beautiful Santa Cruz Mountains! Mount Madonna Center offers endless hiking trails surrounded by towering redwoods and views of the ocean. Enjoy nourishing vegetarian meals and sleep in a cozy cabin to feel at one with nature, or enjoy a quiet room at The Seminar House with all the modern day amenities you need. We will have yoga indoors during the day and at night, restorative yoga on the deck under the stars! We are celebrating a return to community, so you will share sleeping quarters with a roommate or two, or a friend. If you would like a room to yourself, camping or the cabin for one are the available options.


See the itinerary at the bottom of this page for more details.

Logistics/Services on Site

Hanuman Temple: Join for daily Arati (celebration of light) at

6:30am and 6:00pm. https://temple.mountmadonna.org


Anjaneya’s World Café: Refresh your spirit with espresso, coffee,

cold beverages, organic snacks, music & conversations from around

the world. Hours are Fri 9-11am, Sat 11am-5:30pm, and closed on Sunday.


Oceanview Books & Gifts: Spiritual books, relaxing music, clothing,

yoga supplies, jewelry, towels, flashlights, & toiletries. Open most

Tuesdays and Saturdays. Hours are posted on the door.


Kaya Kalpa Wellness Center: Offerings include massage, reiki, yoga

therapy and more. Contact Kaya Kalpa Wellness Center at

408.846.4078 or kayakalpa@mountmadonna.org. Available by

appointment only. Visit  https://www.mountmadonna.org/visit/wellness/ for menu.


WIFI: Use ‘MMC Guest’ network – password: Lotus108

Available in the Community Building, Conference Center, Seminar

House, Orchard House and the Anjaneya’s World Café.


Hiking: Enjoy our 380 acres of forest trails! A trail map is provided

in this packet. Stay on trails to avoid poison oak. Hike with a buddy!


Hot Tub: Located next to the Kaya Kalpa Wellness Center. Bathing

suit required. Bring a towel. Outdoor showers available 24/7. Open

10am—10pm.

What to Bring

Suggestions!


Yoga Mat

Yoga clothes for 5 classes

Shoes that are easy to slip on/off (Remove shoes in all buildings)

Extra socks (see above)

Bug spray

Sunblock

Shoes for hiking or walking

Water bottle

Flashlight/headlight/phone

Bathing suit for hot tub

Extra towel, Washcloth (one towel provided during your stay)


What Not to Bring

No need to bring yoga props, everything is provided on site.


Fragrances

Terms and Conditions

These Terms and Conditions apply to the yoga retreat at Mount Madonna Center scheduled for August 2, 2024 through August 4, 2024, also titled: “Late Summer Zen: Community Yoga Retreat” [hereinafter “Retreat”].


1.  TERMS OF SERVICES.  Retreat pricing includes lodging, five meals during your stay, and five yoga classes taught by Rebecca (Reba) Gray [hereinafter “Retreat Leader”].   Each Participant is responsible for securing their own travel to and from the Retreat destination.  

2.  RESERVATION.  To reserve a place on this Retreat, Participant must complete registration and deposit payment on the WeTravel site.  Reservations are only confirmed upon receipt of the payment in full, due July, 2, 2024. By submitting payment, Participant agrees to these Terms and Conditions.

3. PAYMENT.  Retreat prices are quoted and payable per person in USD.  The Retreat Leader is not responsible for any fees charged by credit cards.  All payments are non-refundable subject to these terms and conditions. Final payment for this Retreat is due July 2, 2024.

4. CANCELLATION POLICIES.

Cancellation due to low enrollment.  The Retreat Leader reserves the right to cancel this Retreat due to low enrollment any time before July 2, 2024.  Notice of cancellation due to low enrollment will be issued by July 2, 2024.  In the event of cancellation due to low enrollment, the Retreat Leader will issue full refunds of any and all payments made, including deposits.

Cancellation due to Government Travel Warning or Advisory.  The Retreat Leader in her absolute discretion reserves the right to cancel the Retreat due to any material change in any government travel warning or advisory. 

Cancellations by Participant.  In the event of cancellation by Participant, all payments made are non-refundable.

5.  MODIFICATIONS AND CHANGES.

The Retreat Leader reserves the right to make changes to any aspect of the Retreat if, in the absolute discretion of the Retreat Leader, it is necessary to do so due to conditions that may be hazardous or dangerous or due to any other adverse or threatening conditions such as weather, political, military, terrorist, or otherwise or for any other reason considered necessary by the Retreat Leader.  If the Retreat Leader is unable to lead the trip for any reason, she will refund any and all payments made, including deposits.

6.  FORCE MAJEURE.  If the Retreat Leader is prevented from performing any of her obligations under these Terms and Conditions by acts of God, strikes, trade disputes, fire, weather, breakdowns, interruption of transport, government or political action, acts of war or terrorism, acts or omissions of a third party or for any other cause whatsoever outside the Retreat Leader’s reasonable control, the Retreat Leader will be under no liability whatsoever to Participant and may cancel the Retreat and will issue refunds of any payments made.

7.  REPRESENTATION OF GOOD HEALTH AND DISCLOSURE OF PERTINENT INFORMATION.  In registering for this Retreat, Participant declares that Participant is in good health, has no physical conditions that affect Participant’s ability to travel and/or participate in any of the activities involved in this Retreat, and Participant has not been advised otherwise by a medical practitioner.  Participant acknowledges that the Retreat Leader is in no way responsible for any costs related to Participant’s medical care.  Participant shall discuss any pertinent information, including any social, emotional, or physical problems that might limit Participant’s active participation in the Retreat with the Retreat Leader prior to Retreat.

8.  USE OF PICTURES AND VIDEOS.  By participating in this Retreat, Participant agrees and consents to the use of Participant’s image or likeness by the Retreat Leader for any purpose, including but not limited to internet, electronic, and printed promotional material.

9.  ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF RISKS AND ASSUMPTION OF RESPONSIBILITY.  Participant acknowledges that travel may involve many risks not known to Participant or to the Retreat Leader, or anyone else attending or participating in the Retreat.  These risks may not be reasonably foreseeable at this time or at the time of the Retreat, and may not normally be associated with travel.  Participant knowingly and voluntarily agrees to assume any and all risks associated with such travel.

Participant is aware of and hereby acknowledges the inherent risks associated with the Retreat and/or Retreat activities, including, but not limited to, the risks associated with yoga, mountain or nature excursions, hiking, swimming, and any other activities associated with the Retreat that Participant attending. Participant is aware of the risks of injury, death, and property damage that may result from, among other causes, the acts or omissions of the Retreat Leader. Participant further assumes all risks associated with participation in the Retreat including, without limitation, the risk of negligent or intentional acts or omissions or theft by other participants or third parties, and the risk of injury caused by the condition of any property, facilities or equipment used during the Retreat.

10.  RELEASE AND WAIVER OF LIABILITY.  By agreeing to the terms and conditions outlined here, I hereby release and discharge my rights and claims for damages or liabilities that may occur as a result of participation on this Retreat, including but not limited to claims of any injury, loss, damage, accident, risk of death, delay, irregularity or expense caused by strikes, war, weather, sickness, quarantine, government restrictions, or arising from any act or omission of any steamship, airline, railroad, bus company, hotel, restaurant, school or university, firm, agency or individual, or for any other cause whatsoever arising out of, resulting from, or in connection with the Retreat.  I release the Retreat Leader from liability for personal injury, illness, emotional damage, incurred travel expenses or property damage I may incur as a result of participation on this trip.

For the benefit of everyone on the Retreat, the Retreat Leader reserves the right to accept or reject any participant at any time without liability, and in the event it determines, in its sole and exclusive discretion, that a participant is disruptive to the harmony of the trip, it may without any obligation to pay a refund or any other amount whatsoever, expel such participant from the trip. The Retreat Leader will carry no responsibility or liability for any participant who leaves the trip prior to its conclusion or for any activity undertaken by any participant which is not included on the trip itinerary.

11.  CHOICE OF LAW AND VENUE.  These Terms and Conditions shall be governed by the laws of the State of California, USA.  The parties agree that any lawsuit brought to enforce these Terms and Conditions and/or to recover any alleged damages arising from these Terms and Conditions or from participation in the Retreat must be filed in the California State Court for Alameda County, and each of the parties consents to the jurisdiction of such court (and of the appropriate appellate courts) in any such action or proceeding and waives any objection to such venue.

12.  ENFORCEABILITY.  These Terms and Conditions are a legally binding agreement and will be construed broadly to provide a release and waiver to the maximum extent permissible under applicable law.

If any provision of these Terms and Conditions is held by a court of competent jurisdiction to be invalid or unenforceable, the remainder of the Terms and Conditions shall remain in full force and effect and shall in no way be impaired.

What’s included

  • 2 night accommodations
    cabin for 1 or 2, cottage for 2 or 3 people, or shared room at Seminar House
  • 5 delicious meals
    healthy and delicious vegetarian food and snacks
  • 5 yoga classes
  • yoga props

What’s not included

  • transportation
    Transportation to/from Mount Madonna Center is not included.
  • Saturday lunch
    Saturday food: 10am brunch, 1pm snack, 5:15 dinner
  • Spa services
    Can be booked in advance, see link under 'Logistics'

Available Packages

Cabin for Two
Sold Out

Cabins are in a lovely grove of oak trees and have electricity and heat, but no plumbing. A separate restroom with flush toilets and private shower rooms is nearby. If this sounds too rustic for you, please consider booking a room in seminar house, or ram cottage.


Cabin for two has two twin size beds. Please register each person separately at checkout, or contact me and I'll pair you up with a roommate. 


Cabins are a 15-minute walk up the hill from the dining hall and yoga spaces. 

$700
Cabin for One
Sold Out

Cabins are in a lovely grove of oak trees and have electricity and heat, but no plumbing. A separate restroom with flush toilets and private shower rooms is nearby. If this sounds too rustic for you, please consider booking a room in seminar house, or ram cottage..


Cabin for one has two twin size beds. Cabins are a 15-minute walk up the hill from the dining hall and yoga spaces. 

$750
Single Room
Available until July 31, 2024only 1 left

Rooms are in hotel-style buildings (no TVs in rooms).  Single rooms have two twin beds. There is a shared bathroom down the hall with toilet rooms and shower rooms.


Rooms are close to where we will eat meals and are a 5-minute walk from the yoga room.

$850
Double Room
Available until July 31, 2024only 2 left

This room is for two people to share. Rooms are in hotel-style buildings (no TVs in rooms).  Double rooms have two twin beds. There is a shared bathroom down the hall with toilet rooms and shower rooms.


Rooms are close to where we will eat meals and are a 5-minute walk from the yoga room.

$800
Double Room with Outdoor Deck
Sold Out

This room includes two twin size beds, is in the same building as the yoga spaces, and is close to where we will eat meals. This room has a private deck. 


Book with a friend, or request to be paired up with a roommate. 


This building includes 2 full bathrooms with showers, 2 toilet rooms and 2 shower rooms. 

$775
Double Room
Sold Out

This room includes two twin size beds. Book with a friend, or request to be paired up with a roommate. 


This room is in the same building as the yoga spaces, and is close to where we will eat meals. This building includes 2 full bathrooms with showers, 2 toilet rooms and 2 shower rooms. 



$750
Triple Room with Outdoor Deck
only 1 left

This room includes three twin size beds. You will have two roommates.


This room is in the same building as the yoga spaces, and is close to where we will eat meals. This room has a private deck. 


This building includes 2 full bathrooms with showers, 2 toilet rooms and 2 shower rooms. 

$700
Ram 3 Cottage- Triple Occupancy
Not Available

This two bedroom cottage has a full kitchen, a bathroom, living room with a couch, and an outdoor deck. One bedroom has a queen and twin bed, the second bedroom has a double bed. This could be shared by two or three people. Pricing is lower for three people, contact me if you would like to convert it to triple occupancy.


Please register each person separately at checkout. 


This cottage is a few steps away from the yoga room, and is close to where we will eat meals.

$800
Camping
only 2 left

You may bring your own tent for use on developed campsites located amongst oak and madrone forest. All sites have access to enclosed showers and outhouses; some to a separate bathhouse with private flush toilets and shower rooms. Camping offers an “unplugged” experience and sites are located a 10-15 minute walk away from the main meeting facilities. Tents are located a short distance away from the associated parking lot. 

$650
Balance for Lynn/Martina
Available until July 19, 2024Sold Out
$275
Deposit: $0


Itinerary

Itinerary
Late Summer Zen: Community Yoga Retreat

(subject to change)


Friday August 2

Arrive between 3-4pm
5:15-6:15pm Dinner

7-8:45pm Opening circle, mellow yoga


Saturday August 3

8:30-9:45am Vinyasa

10-11am Breakfast

11:15am-5:15pm Free time: hike, read, nap, visit temple, etc.

3-4:30pm Inversions Workshop

5:15-6:15pm Dinner

7:30-8:45pm Yin Yoga and Restoratives


Sunday August 4

7:15-8:15am Vinyasa

8:30am-9:30am Breakfast

11:30am Closing circle, check out

12:30pm Lunch

Your Organizer


RG
Reba Gray
2 reviews
I stumbled upon yoga around 2002. I was living in Boston after returning from the Peace Corps in Mali, an experience that taught me about the real power of community. Seeking ways to process my time abroad, and looking for community within a busy city, I was fortunate to discover both in a yoga studio. I practiced and trained to teach for eight years before moving to California. I moved to the East Bay in 2010 to deepen my practice and diversify my yoga studies. I'm continually expanding my offerings as my practice evolves.

Reviews

What an Absolutely fabulous time! Fabulous yoga and surroundings, not to mention first off the wonderful yoginis on the retreat and the most amazing yoga instructor. The whole experience was rather stress free and managed fabulously by Yoga Retreat organizer, Reba Gray. The remarkable coordination, planning and support to each participant was beyond expectations, again not to highlight the incredible sunsets every night , the delicious food, comfortable accomodations and fabulous FLOW. THANK YOU REBA for a truly soul enriching retreat. XO Nibbles
By Shirley L for Flow with Ease in Paradise on Apr 07, 2024
Reba is the only yoga instructor I have ever bought a membership for - after my first class with her, I was hooked. She was an incredible trip leader, too - calm, confident, and on top of everything with kindness throughout. She adjusted her yoga classes and our daily schedule based on our daily activity plans and moods and how our bodies felt. She was so attuned and the location was absolutely a wonderful environment to get away and bond with an incredible group of women. Couldn’t recommend more. Thank you, Reba!!!
By Kelly S for Flow with Ease in Paradise on Apr 06, 2024