Rest & Renew - Yin & Restorative Meditation Retreat

Mount Madonna Retreat Center, Watsonville, CA, United States

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James Kapicka & KristaLove
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Sep 28 - Oct 1, 2017
Group size: 13-23
Rest & Renew - Yin & Restorative Meditation Retreat
Mount Madonna Retreat Center, Watsonville, CA, United States

James Kapicka & KristaLove
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$479
Deposit: $249
Sep 28 - Oct 1, 2017
Group size: 13-23

About this trip

Offer yourself the gift of 4 days and 3 nights of rest and rejuvenation at beautiful Mount Madonna Retreat Center nestled in redwood groves atop the Santa Cruz Mountains. Stay the way you'd like with multiple accommodation options: tent it up, sleep in your vehicle, bunk with a buddy, or rest easy in a single room all your own, even with a bathtub!


Quietly stroll along trails on the 355 acres of majestic forest, open meadows and gorgeous mountains, or swim in the pond and soak in the hot tub. Nourish your vessel with delicious organic, vegetarian meals, and nurture your soul with time in nature and space for quiet stillness.


Reset and revitalize with daily pranayama, meditation, and relax your body and calm your mind with yin and restorative yoga. Create community connections and share healing with partner yin and Thai yoga massage. Book optional private lessons with James or KristaLove, focusing on yin yoga massage, or optimal body alignment and stabilization.

What’s included

- Morning pranayama & meditation practices

- Daily Intuitive movement practices for mobility, chi & joint fluidity

- Daily yin & restorative yoga

- Partner yin & Thai yoga massage

- 2 organic, vegetarian meals and a snack each day, plus tea and fruit available 24/7

- Multiple accommodations options (tent, your vehicle, double rooms, single rooms)

- 4 days and 3 nights of rest and rejuvenation

- 355 beautiful acres to stroll and explore

- Free time for reflection, relaxation and quiet

- Hiking, swimming & spa available

- Group discussion on non-duality & Interbeing

- Opportunity for private alignment yoga or yin with Thai massage

Before You Go

- Check in is at 4 pm on Thursday.

- Check out is at 3:30 pm on Sunday.

- Join the RestRenewRetreat FB Group to coordinate carpooling to the venue. Connect with a friend and help us be more sustainable!: 

- Be prepared to leave your cell phone OFF for the entirety of your stay, give yourself a digital detox! We can provide wake-up calls in the mornings.

- If possible, arrange your schedule so arrival back home on Sunday, October 1st is gentle and smooth. Perhaps schedule less the first few days of the week after returning to allow integration. 

- San Jose (SJC) is the closest airport which is about a one-hour drive from the center (43 miles). San Francisco (SFO) and Oakland (OAK) are both about 1.5 hours away (74 miles).


Please Bring:

- Any personal yoga props: mat, block, blanket, meditation cushion, strap, etc.

- A reusable water bottle ideally stainless steel (no glass by the pool): please no plastic water bottles.

- Any regular medications and toiletries.

- Clothing for all types of weather: rain coat, comfortable hiking shoes, sun hat, extra layers, comfy clothes for movement and yoga.

- Swimsuit, as the hot tub and pond require clothing.

- A tarp if you are camping in a tent, for the ground and in case of rain.

- Earplugs to ensure you sleep soundly.

- Spending money for the Ocean View Bookstore or the Āñjaneya's World Cafe (serves hot and cold drinks).


Please Do Not Bring:

- Outside food. All our meals are vegetarian prepared by the Center's chefs, fruit and tea are available 24/7.

- Drugs, alcohol, pets, incense, candles or other flammables.

- Scented body products, as these cause severe toxic reactions in some people.

Available Packages

Bring Your Own Tent or Sleep in Vehicle

$479 - Early Registration by Sept 1st
$529 - As of Sept 2nd

Available until Sep 01
$479
Deposit: $249
Rent a Tent from Mount Madonna Center

$549 - Early Registration by Sept 1st
$599 - As of Sept 2nd

Available until Sep 01
$549
Deposit: $249
Double Room

$659 - Early Registration by Sept 1st
$709 - As of Sept 2nd

Available until Sep 01
$659
Deposit: $249
Double Room with Bath

$679 - Early Registration by Sept 1st
$729 - As of Sept 2nd

Available until Sep 01
$679
Deposit: $249
Single Room

$739 - Early Registration by Sept 1st
$789 - As of Sept 2nd

Available until Sep 01
$739
Deposit: $249
Single Room with Bath

$819 - Early Registration by Sept 1st
$869 - As of Sept 2nd

Available until Sep 01Sold Out
$819
Deposit: $249

Available options

Private 90 Sold Out
$108
Private Session w/ KristaLove (90 min)only 3 left
$108
Private Session w/ James (90 min)only 3 left
$108
$479
Deposit: $249

Bring Your Own Tent or Sleep in Vehicle

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Rest & Renew - Yin & Restorative Meditation Retreat
4 Days, 3 Nights

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JK
James Kapicka & KristaLove
James and KristaLove have been practicing yoga for nearly ten years each. Their individual passion for asana brings a profound connection experienced in their relationship and their offerings. KristaLove and James understand how yoga seamlessly weaves physical, mental and spiritual elements, creating a holistic perspective to experience life. Healing touch, consent, intimacy and conscious relating are major components of their classes, workshops and retreats because they recognize the gift and impact of sharing closeness, authenticity and touch with others.