Shadow Yoga Residential Retreat 
with Scott Blossom & Matt Pesendian

August 7-9, 2015
At Mount Madonna Retreat Center, 
Watsonville, CA

Come join Scott Blossom and Matt Pesendian in the Santa Cruz redwood mountains for a weekend of in-depth Shadow Yoga practice.

The retreat begins on Friday, August 7th, at 4pm and ends on Sunday, August 9th, at 1pm. There will be morning and afternoon practices as well as evening gatherings.

In this retreat we will teach and practice the Shadow Yoga prelude Chaya Yoddha Sanchalanam (Churning of the Shadow Warrior) and therapeutic vinyasa for opening the hips. 

The Tai Chi classics state:

“The internal energy, chi, roots at the feet, then transfers through the legs and is controlled from the waist, moving eventually through the back to the arms and fingertips.” 

Chaya Yoddha Sanchalanam is designed to teach the essence of this foundational energetic principle which lies at the heart of all internal arts. Along with activating, strengthening and harnessing the pranic winds (vayus), this warrior-sun form teaches one the art of graceful coordination.

The other primary focus of this retreat will be a therapeutic vinyasa which is designed to safely and effectively open the hips. The benefits of this vinyasa sequence can help release physical, energetic and emotional blockages. Further more it will help support ones personal yogic practice for entering into more advanced Hatha Yoga asanas.

We are accepting those who know at least one Shadow Yoga Prelude. 


Because the course is three months away our registration for the retreat will not be complete until we receive your payment in full. Below you will see prices and accommodation options. Prices include your food, lodging and retreat fees.

Please note: Space is limited to 40 participants and interest has been very strong.  You must register below to secure both your spot in the retreat and your accommodations at Mt. Madonna.

Cancellation Policy:

On or before July 1st, 2015, a 50% refund will be given. After July 1st, 2015 there will be no refunds for cancellations.


Mount Madonna has a variety of accommodation options. Accommodations include vegetarian meals and use of the facilities at Mount Madonna during the retreat. Vegan and gluten-free meals are available upon request.

Mount Madonna will be full that weekend and your FIRST choice for housing may be unavailable. We will try our best to accommodate your first choice, but please keep in mind a SECOND housing preference. If this is the case we will notify you.

Mount Madonna Center is a conference and retreat center located on 355 acres of mountain-top redwood forest and grassland overlooking Monterey Bay, between Santa Cruz and Monterey, in Northern California. 

Mount Madonna offers a range of housing accommodations for your stay.  

PRICING (includes food, lodging and yoga retreat fees):

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Friday August 7, 2015 at 4:00 PM PDT
Sunday August 9, 2015 at 1:00 PM PDT


Mount Madonna Retreat Center, CA

445 Summit Road
Watsonville, CA 95076