Sept 12-17 2023
Mt Madonna Center, Watsonville, CA
With Anne Cushman, Solwazi Johnson, Dawn Mauricio, and La Sarmiento
Celebrate community, nourish your body/mind/spirit, and grow your skills as a mindfulness teacher in the beautiful redwoods of northern California! In this first-ever retreat designed specifically for graduates of the Mindfulness Meditation Teacher Certification Program, we will weave together silence and connection, stillness and movement, the inner journey and its embodied expression in the world. All retreat teachers are mentors in the MMTCP.
You’ll spend your mornings in the alchemical vessel of sacred silence, deepening your personal practice of mindfulness and compassion through guided meditation and practice in stillness and movement. In the afternoons and evenings, you’ll connect with your peers for interactive workshops and teacher skill-building. Each day will include spacious unstructured time for building friendships, rest and renewal, and spending time in nature. As the retreat dates overlap with the Rosh Hashanah holiday, there will be time and place set aside for Jewish retreatants to self-organize and celebrate together.
Mount Madonna Center is a beautiful refuge in the redwoods on top of the Santa Cruz mountains. The land includes 360 acres of forest, meadows, and hiking trails. Delicious vegetarian meals are provided with non-dairy and gluten-free offerings available at every meal.