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RETREATS 

California Yoga Retreat

We return to the Mountain!

Thursday May 4th - Sunday May 7th, 2023
Idyllwild, California  

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Join Aline on retreat at the Zen Mountain Center, a world renowned Zen Buddhist meditation training center located at the base of the San Jacinto Mountain range in pristine Idyllwild, California!

 Full Retreat includes:

  4 days, 3 nights lodging 

 Vegetarian meals (gluten & dairy free options) 

 8 Yoga Classes (all optional to attend) 

 1 Thai yoga massage OR private yoga session with Aline

Optional participation in the traditional Zazen meditation sessions with resident monks

 Hiking and access to the Pacific Coast Trail & Lake Hemet

 Within minutes of the quaint mountain town of Idyllwild

Each room is unique, simple and modest., room choice is based on first come first serve requests and availability. You may be asked to share a room with another participant depending on availability.

Click here to view room options. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Zen Yoga Retreat Pricing

  • Retreat Full Weekend

    900$
    Sunday May 4 - Thursday May 7th, 2023
     
    • Attendance Thursday May 4 - 7th, 2023
    • Includes all classes, services, lodging & food
    • Includes Crystal Chakra Box
    • Full payment includes $300 deposit
    • Fully refundable until April 4th, 2023 * see booking details
    • Transportation/airfare NOT included
  • Retreat Partial Wknd

    700$
    Friday May 5 - Sunday May 7th, 2023
     
    • Attendance Friday May 5th - Sunday May 7th
    • Includes classes, services, lodging & food May 5 - 7th, 2023
    • Includes Crystal Chakra Box
    • Full payment Includes $200 deposit
    • Fully refundable until April 4th, 2023 * see booking details
    • Transportation/airfare NOT included

Full payment for Zen Retreat is 100% refundable up until April 4th, 2023. Cancellations must be made in writing in advance before April 4th,2023 for full refund. Cancellations made in writing after April 4th, 2023 are refundable less the $300 included deposit for the full weekend or the $200 deposit for the partial weekend depending on which you chose. No call/no show/no response or cancellation or confirmation of retreat equals no refund of balance or deposit. Your communication and participation is required if you plan to attend. Full payment includes all amenities listed for the retreat. Payment does NOT include airfare, travel expenses or transportation to/from the retreat center. Should the retreat need to be postponed due to circumstances out of our control with the pandemic you will be notified ASAP by email and given a choice of a full refund including the deposit or credit towards a future date. Any plane fare or travel expenses you've already set in place are not part of your refund from Aline Marie. Please book with certainty.

NOTE: Currently as of 2022: Covid protocol at the ZMC all participants are required to be fully vaccinated and test negative for Covid 19 at minimum 2 days before the start of the retreat. Please email aline@thenewtownyogacenter.com with your proof of vaccination and be ready to provide proof a negative PCR Covid-19 test prior to arrival at the Zen Center. If you, by unfortunate chance, test positive for Covid please email Aline ASAP to make alternate arrangements. The ZMC has had no issues with exposure and we need to do everything we can to protect the residents and each other. 

Cancellation Policy:

Cancel in writing (email) before April 4, 2023 - full refund including deposit (included in price)

Cancellations made after April 4th, 2023 full refund less deposit/fee ($300 on full weekend, $200 on partial weekend). Please book with certainty.

 

 

The Zen Mountain Center is " off grid " and run on solar power and generators. Outside of the office landline, there is no cell service giving you a great opportunity to unplug and reset! This is a " luxury camping " style retreat. In true community Zen lifestyle, we wash our own dishes, clean up after ourselves and are mindful about electricity use giving us time to be mindful in our daily energy use practices. Cabins have propane heaters and our main Zendo has a beautiful propane fireplace to enjoy yoga practice around! 

 

We sleep on mattresses in cabins located through out the property, the mattresses all have a fresh, fitted sheet on them, we then bring our own linens(sleeping bag/blankets/pillow), toiletries and towels. Some cabins have bathrooms attached to them and some do not. There is beautiful  main bathhouse with solar heated hot water and stone floors. The water on the property is pulled from artesian wells and is delicious, be sure to bring your reusable water bottle to fill up! 

 

The resident Tenshin Roshi is a master carpenter and has created each building to resemble a Japanese temple in style, blending perfectly into the mountain landscape. 

Weather on the mountain in early April can be chilly in the early mornings and evenings and typically warmer and sunny during the day. Be sure to bring both warm and cool clothes and wear layers to adapt to the weather each day. 

 Travel: 

   For those joining from around the country, best airport to fly into is San Diego (airport code SAN). The Zen Mountain Center is located 2 hours North and East from San Diego, California. Flying into LAX or Palm Springs is also possible but may take more time depending on traffic. 

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