Calendar of Guest Group Events at Land of Medicine Buddha

For a listing of events organized by LMB’s Spiritual Program, please see the site for Dharma at Land of Medicine Buddha.

Apr 20 – Apr 22 all-day
This Spring, escape with Jerry Givens for a weekend of yoga, meditation, and rejuvenation at the Land of Medicine Buddha. Located on 108 acres deep within the lush redwoods of the Santa Cruz mountains, this healing space will help ground your energy and guide you to your calm and steady center. While here, you will be nourished by healthy vegetarian meals, guided meditations, yoga classes, yoga nidra sessions, light hiking, and plenty of time to both rest and explore. Spa services are also available for optional additional self-care. Set your worries aside and escape into yourSelf for this magical weekend!
Robin Engel Yoga Retreat
Jun 1 – Jun 3 all-day

Practice Presence; the discipline that sets you free

This yoga retreat will have 4-5 yoga classes over the weekend. Grounded by fluid and dynamic Bhakti Vinyasa Asana and Pranayama Practice. Infused with yoga philosophy from the Bhagavad Gita. Focusing on presence, purpose, and peace. Expect Mantra (chanting), Asana (poses), Pranayama (Breath), Dharma (philosophy), meditation and Bhakti (love). Many wise philosophies, cultures and religions are grounded in the importance of PRESENCE. This yoga retreat will be an exploration of what Presence is, discovering for ourselves how it a practice of steady presence is the discipline that sets us free. How it can set us on our path of purpose and connect us to the peace we each carry in our heart. Robyn will guide us to harness our presence to find our personal power and joyful peace through presence and purpose.

​See more about the retreat and Robyn here:


Labor Day Weekend Yoga and Meditation Retreat with Christie Pitko
Aug 31 @ 4:00 pm – Sep 2 @ 2:00 pm

August 31-Sept 2nd, 2018

Experience a weekend of harmony and bliss amongst the redwoods of the Santa Cruz Mountains in Soquel, California. Enjoy daily all levels yoga and meditation, feast on mouthwatering vegetarian meals, stay in lovely accommodations, and explore the surrounding forests. During free time, enjoy the pool, the sauna, or a massage. Seacliff State Beach and Brighton State Beach are just about 15 minutes away by car. This weekend is led by dedicated and experienced teacher, Christie Pitko.
  • 2 night stay at Land of Medicine Buddha
  • Delicious vegetarian meals – 2 breakfasts, 2 lunches, and 2 dinners
  • Daily all levels yoga – mix of vinyasa and therapeutic styles
  • Daily meditation
  • Yoga nidra evening
  • Access to the pool and sauna
Single room with private bathroom – $699
Double room with private bathroom – $619
Triple/Quad with private bathroom – $549
Early bird
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About Your Guide
​Christie Pitko, E-RYT-200, RYT-500 began practicing yoga in 2001, and since then, it has healed her spirit and ignited creativity. She teaches an alignment-based vinyasa flow, and enjoys helping students stay curious about the inner landscape of their bodies and minds. Christie received her 200-hour teaching certificate in 2011 from White Lotus Foundation, and 300-hour advanced training in 2015 at Barefoot Movement. She is also a certified Relax and Renew teacher trainer, having studied with Judith Hanson Lasater in 2016. Christie has over 2,000 hours of teaching experience. She enjoys hosting yoga retreats in California and abroad, and is passionate about the power of daily meditation.