Fall 2018 Women’s Weekend Retreat

with Rev. Connie L. Habash

Nature, Spirit, and Connection

October 19-21, 2018

Mount Madonna Center – Watsonville, CA

We all seek connection – it is a human need, and women in particular long for deep, meaningful community. Connection is love. When we feel connected with another, there is a feeling of love and understanding. When we feel connected to the Earth, we feel that we belong.

The sense of connection develops as we walk the spiritual path. Not just with each other who share the path with us, but we deepen our relationship to all life, to the Divine, and even to our very own selves.

Mount Madonna outside path down mountainside

Explore meaningful connection in a group of women dedicated to personal and spiritual growth.  We foster this through yoga, meditation,community exploration and group processes, deep nature connection practices, and a sprinkling of sacred solitude.

The Fall Women’s Retreat includes:

  • Daily yoga classes
  • Moderate hiking and nature exploration
  • Daily meditation and breath work
  • Group exercises, discussion, and creative practices (including a drumming circle!)
  • Free time to relax
  • Accommodations for two nights
  • All meals (vegetarian): Friday dinner; Saturday brunch, snack, and dinner; Sunday breakfast and snack
  • Full access to Mt. Madonna Center: over 355 acres of open meadows and redwood forests, including hiking trails,  a small lake for swimming, a hot tub, and a massage and wellness center

OM at May 2018 Retreat

Mount Madonna Center is a spiritual retreat and community, beautifully located in the Santa Cruz Mountains overlooking Monterey bay.  Secluded among 355 private acres and redwood trees, it offers the perfect setting for yoga, meditation, healing, and renewal.

Mount Madonna Center outside back view

Travel & Transporation

Mount Madonna Center is located about 1 hour south of San Jose, CA.  The nearest airport is San Jose International Airport, but SFO and Oakland International airports are only another 30+ minutes farther.  For those local to the SF Bay Area who wish to carpool, contact Rev. Connie to be put on the carpool list.

Mount Madonna Center room interior

Partial Scholarship

Partial Scholarship may be available for a modest amount of work-trade, or if donations to the scholarship fund are sufficient.  Contact Rev. Connie to apply if you are interested.


Early Registration (by September 15th):
All rooms have a shared bath
$355/person, center tent
$395/person, dorm (4 to a room)
$455/person, double occupancy
$525/person, single occupancy
After September 15th: add $40

Experience a soulful, inspiring weekend – just for women!

Rev. Connie L. Habash, MA, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

Rev. Connie L. Habash, MA, LMFT leads the adult program. An ordained Interfaith Minister, psychotherapist, and Yoga & meditation teacher since 1993, Rev. Connie is passionate about creating spiritual community and deep connection to ourselves, each other, Spirit, and the planet. For more information email her: [email protected] or call 650-996-2649



A selection of books, CDs, and websites that Connie recommends for your continued awakening.



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