Retreats offer the opportunity for learning, experiencing and practicing for an extended time – half-day, day-long, or several days. In this container, participants take time away from regular routines in service of connecting more deeply with themselves, others and the world. Usually, there are periods of silence, as well as time for teaching, discussion, reflection, and meditation. Focusing on a particular topic or form of practice, retreats provide a space to cultivate aspects of being and meditation in a community of others who are motivated to practice “being aware” and “being kind.”
In general, if you're new to practicing mindfulness and meditation, before taking part in a retreat, it's a good idea to begin with one of our introductory courses (Intro to Mindfulness Meditation or Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction) or take part in a guided drop-in meditation. If you have questions about your participation and readiness in a particular retreat, we'd love to chat! Please email or give us a call.
Because we create materials for each participant, advance registration is required for retreats. There is a registration button on each individual retreat page below. If you're able to sign up at least 7 days in advance, this aids us in making all the preparations necessary. If you need to sign up with less notice, it's a great idea to email or call us directly to make sure that we can accommodate your registration. We will try our very best!
Refund Policy: Your presence matters! When you register for a retreat, the teacher makes plans accordingly. In order to honor the needs of participants as well as the commitment of our teachers, we stick to the following policies:
Cancellation more than one week in advance: Participant may choose between transferring the registration cost to another retreat or course OR may receive a refund of the registration costs, less 10% to cover processing fees.
Cancellation one week in advance or less: We are unable to give refunds less than one week in advance.
For cancellations, please email info@montereybaymeditation.
(Please note that multi-day retreats have their own refund policies noted on their specific webpages.)
Retreats may be held at the Studio or another location, as noted on the page of the specific retreat. If held at the Studio, you'll be coming to 529 Central Ave, Suite 201A, Pacific Grove, California. Street parking of 2 to 3 hours is available as posted on Central Avenue and the surrounding blocks. There is also limited 2-hour parking available in the lot behind the building.
Doors open 10 minutes before the start time. Please arrive a few minutes early to settle in.