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Day-Long Autumn Retreat

  • Land of Medicine Buddha 5800 Prescott Road Soquel, CA, 95073 United States (map)

This autumn retreat is designed to offer you the chance to deepen your connection to this practice and our local community. Longer class times will allow us to practice: asana, pranayama, philosophy, and meditation. A vegetarian lunch will be provided to all students.

Moving Into the Layers

Yoga philosophy identifies the body as consisting of five layers (Koshas) that we explore and harmonize during the practice of yoga.

  1. Anamaya Kosha - Physical Body

  2. Pranamaya Kosha - Vital Energy Body

  3. Manomaya Kosha - Mental Body

  4. Vijnanama Kosha - Intuition, Wisdom Body

  5. Anandamaya Kosha - Blissful Body

In this retreat, we will explore these layers of the body and how they weave together in our life like a tapestry.

weaving the threads of yoga


9:30-12:00pm - Morning Practice in the Pine Room

12:30-1:30pm - Lunch provided by LMB

2-4:30pm - Afternoon Practice in the Pine Room

Practices will include: yoga philosophy, SATYA, asana, pranayama, and meditation.


$150 per person on/before August 1, 2019

$175 per person August 2-September 10, 2019 (all registrations must be received before Sept 10)

A limited number of work-study scholarships are available. Please email Dawn if you are interested in applying for one of these scholarships.

Payment via Cash or Check is preferred, online registration welcome.

Registration Instructions

Step One: Submit your tuition payment to Dawn via cash, check, or online. Please email Dawn if you would like to mail a check. (cash or check is preferred, but online payments are welcome)

Step Two: Complete either the printable registration form or the electronic registration form for each participant registering.

Please Note: You must submit a registration form and payment in full in order to complete your registration. Please contact Dawn with questions or concerns.

Day-Long Retreat - September 15, 2019
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Retreat Logistics

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The retreat will be hosted at Land of the Medicine Buddha in Soquel, CA. A vegetarian lunch is provided for all students, and all registrations and payments must be received 10 days before the retreat (this allows the Land of the Medicine Buddha to make appropriate arrangements for our arrival).

Please bring your mat and any/all yoga props that you have. Some props are provided, but there are a limited number of straps and blocks. There are no bolsters or blankets available.

You are responsible for your own transportation to and from the retreat. Car-pooling is encouraged, and Dawn will help connect you to other students to arrange a ride share.

There is no cell phone or internet service on the grounds. Please turn off all devices before your arrival, and honor yourself and other students by leaving all devices at home or tucked away. If you need to be reached by friends or family in the case of an emergency, please give them the office number for the Land of the Medicine Buddha. (831)462-8383

Agreement with Land of the Medicine Buddha


In order to preserve the sacred energy of the Land of Medicine Buddha, we ask that all visitors to Land of Medicine Buddha join us in observing the following precepts to make your stay as peaceful and enjoyable as possible.

  • Please avoid killing any living being, including mosquitoes.

  • Please avoid taking what is not freely given.

  • Please avoid sexual misconduct.

  • Please avoid deliberately lying to anyone.

  • Please avoid intoxicants such as alcohol and recreational drugs.

Cancelation & Refunds

If you cancel 30 days or more before the day of the retreat, you will receive a 75% refund of the total retreat cost. 

  • If you cancel 15 days or more before the day of the retreat, you will receive a 50% refund of the total retreat cost.

If you cancel within 15 days of the retreat, there are no refunds. You are welcome to transfer your registration to another friend or student as a gift or in exchange for payment. If you choose to do this, please contact Dawn and let her know who will be attending in your place. This new attendee must complete an electronic registration form prior to confirm their attendance in the retreat.

Earlier Event: September 6
Yoga Teacher Collective
Later Event: November 2
Anatomy of Asana with Laurie Burr