Rest & Renew - Yin & Restorative Meditation Retreat

Mount Madonna Retreat Center, Watsonville, CA, United States

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

7 reviews

$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
Available until Sep 22, 2017Sold Out

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

$479
Deposit: $249
Double Room
Available until Sep 22, 2017Sold Out

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

$659
Deposit: $249
Double Room with Bath
Available until Sep 22, 2017Sold Out

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

$679
Deposit: $249
Single Room
Available until Sep 22, 2017Sold Out

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

$739
Deposit: $249
Single Room with Bath
Available until Sep 22, 2017Sold Out

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

$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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Who’s Going


  • PL
    Peter Lucyga
    +1
    Lisa & I just signed up - should be awesome 🙏
    Aug 26, 2017
  • JB
    Juli Blanco
    +1
    Looking forward to this very much! James and Krista are my Yin certificate facilitators.
    Sep 13, 2017
  • LB
    Linda Bagnall
    Yay! My 3rd retreat for the year. Can't wait!
    May 09, 2017

Your Organizer


JJ
James Kapicka, Matthew Nelson & Winter Jendayi
7 reviews
James Kapicka is a yoga teacher, Thai massage therapists and affection advocate with a passion for bringing people together to play, explore and connect. He offers sacred somatic ceremonies, leads embodiment retreats, and teaches yin trainings to inspire personal freedom, authentic expression and community interdependence. Grounded in awareness, connectivity and flow, Matthew Nelson takes an ecstatic and scholarly approach to being at home in our bodies. He brings over 20 years experience on his path as an artist and therapist, achieving qualifications that include an MFA in Modern Dance, and certifications in Laban Movement Analysis, Massage, and Pilates. James & Matthew are compassionate, playful and curious beings. As movement facilitators they create environments that empower students to trust their intuition, listen to their body and stay in their integrity. Their offerings support a deeply resonate and embodied relationship with source through connection with self and others.

Reviews

MR
James is a great yoga teacher and we both had a wonderful time. I would definitely attend a retreat of his in the future
AM
Exceptional facilitation from James, Sarah, Ashley and Nathan. They really listened to the group at all times and sensed into what would best suit us creating are retreat full of flow and ease. I felt comfortable and welcomed from the moment that I arrived and honestly didn’t want the experience to end. I would highly recommend anyone to take part in future events, whatever your capabilities are with yoga James’ attentive guidance will allow you to move into postures and shapes that suit you best. Thank you so much to James, Sarah, Ashley and Nathan!
CM
Beautifully led weekend retreat. I deeply appreciate James and Sarah for their kindness, patience and direction. It was a special group. I personally felt so amazed by the meditation, yoga, massage, music, and overall healing. It is difficult to sum up the power of this retreat into words. It took me a few days to integrate back to my day to day life. I am determined to keep the helpful weekend bits of wisdom with me as I continue to heal. Thank you for the wonderful retreat! Many blessings.
James and Sarah were very knowledgeable and wonderful teachers. The small size of the group made them very easy to talk to and question about the various sessions. A wonderfully diverse yoga retreat. And, Mount Madonna provided excellent support for the retreat.
HS
I had a wonderful time with everyone. James and Krista offered top notch teaching, yoga classes, workshops and a comfortable space full of love, peace and acceptance.
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