Ayurveda and Emotional Wellness Retreat with Dr. Siva Mohan

Topanga, CA // October 4-6, 2024

Dive into the enigmatic realms of Ayurveda and Emotional Wellness with Dr. Siva. While Ayurveda is frequently reduced to designing spa treatments or cleanses, and emotional health is often reduced to therapy sessions, this retreat illuminates a path to emotional wellness through the perspectives and tools of Ayurveda.

Ayurveda is the practice of recognizing your patterns and consciously shifting them towards greater wellness. Just as you can heal unhealthy patterns in your digestive experience, you can do the same in all the parts of your life experience.

In a world where Functional Medicine doctors emphasize the importance of emotional health without providing actionable guidance, this retreat stands as a beacon of clarity. Dr. Siva will offer you a tangible approach to understanding and nurturing emotional wellness, bridging the gap between theory and practice and offering practical tools for personal growth.

In true Ayurvedic tradition, every aspect of your experience, from schedule to nutrition, will be meticulously curated to support your emotional healing journey. Embrace a holistic approach that honors the energetic essence of your being and guides you towards profound transformation.

Join us for a weekend retreat unlike any other—a journey of self-discovery, healing, and empowerment rooted in the wisdom of Ayurveda and the art of emotional wellness.

Retreat Schedule & Details

Check In: Arrive between 2:00pm and 3:00pm on Friday. 

Friday, October 4
2:00pm - 3:30pm: Arrival + Welcome Ritual + Settle in (Teas and Superfood Balls) 
4:00pm - 5:30pm: Lecture Circle: Ayurveda & Emotional Wellness
6:00pm - 7:00pm: Dinner
8:00pm - 9:00pm: Fireside Journaling in Living Room (optional cozy time to integrate insights)

Saturday, October 5
7:00am - 7:30am: Morning Beverage (Hot Water, Lemon, Teas, Coffee)
7:30am - 8:30am: Practice: Releasing Emotional Tension from the Body
8:30am - 9:30am: Breakfast
10:00am -12:00pm: Lecture Circle: Psychospiritual Wellness Basics
12:30pm - 1:30pm: Lunch
1:30pm - 4:00pm: Free Time (Hike, Swim, Sauna, Cold Plunge, Snack Spread)
4:00pm - 6:00pm: Lecture Circle: Discovering Your Emotional Needs
6:00pm - 7:00pm: Dinner
8:00pm - 9:00pm: Release & Transform Ritual 

Sunday, October 6
7:00am - 7:30am: Morning Beverage
7:30am - 8:30am: Practice: Self Soothing
8:30am - 9:30am: Breakfast
10:00am - 12:00pm: Stretch, Open Q&A, Closing Ritual
12:30pm - 1:30pm: Lunch

Check Out: Depart after lunch. Topanga is full of epic hikes and cool little local shops, plus the beach is just 20 minutes away! Ask us for recommendations.

Commune Topanga is located off Old Topanga Canyon Road. Directions will be provided with your ticket purchase.

Questions? Email us at [email protected].

Meet Your Teacher

Dr. Siva Mohan

Dr. Siva is a big picture person. An integrationist. A pattern seer. As a U.N. Social Affairs Officer and working globally with private clients for over 10 years, Dr. Siva realized that even educated, active people are missing the basics of wellness. Across cultures and continents, we are leading lives set up for chronic disease and discontentment. With an MD and a background in behavior change and education, Siva presents an empowering East-West Mind-Body version of Ayurveda. She guides her audience to build self awareness, emotional wellness, and clean life energetics.


Our Playground 

At the end of the end of the end of a road, perched atop a remote valley of the Santa Monica mountains, sits Topanga Commune: 10 acres of meandering paths, oak trees, palms and gardens abutting state land. You won’t believe you are less than an hour from the heart of LA.

The property has a main house, a guest house, four tea house private rooms, three sweet A-Frame cabins, and plenty of space for camping. Sleep on organic mattresses and linens and enjoy the bounty of LA’s best local farmers for every home-cooked meal.

The property also has a sauna, hot tub, plunge pool, basketball, badminton, and a plethora of hammocks.

Songwriter Neil Young lived on this property for many years and was deeply inspired by this magical spot. If there is anywhere in the world to find “a heart of gold,” it may be here.

“I want to live, I want to give. I've been a miner for a heart of gold. It's these expressions I never give that keep me searching for a heart of gold.” ~ Neil Young

La Casa

Ladies Lounge

La Casita

Tea House Singles

A-Frame Cabins

The Lost Cabin

The Grounds

Take this retreat to: 

  • Understand the patterns in your emotional body
  • Identify emotional needs in varying circumstances
  • Find ease in communicating
  • Apply this awareness to feel better

Retreat Ticket
with Shared Lodging


Includes all meals and activities, plus shared lodging in La Casa, Casita, an A-Frame cabin, or the Ladies Lounge. You can indicate after purchase if you have a preferred roommate or room.


Retreat Ticket
with Single Room


Includes all meals and activities, plus private lodging in a Tea House Single.


Retreat Ticket
without Lodging


Includes all meals and activities, plus property access.


2 Retreat Tickets
plus Master Bedroom


Includes up to two people for all meals and activities, plus double occupancy of the Master Bedroom.


Retreat Ticket
with Lost Cabin Lodging


Includes all meals and activities, plus private lodging in the Lost Cabin, our most secluded lodging option.

This lodging type has a queen bed and can be shared with another guest. To share this lodging type with another guest, please alsobook a Commuter ticket.