Breath, Soma + Love:

A Meditation Retreat with Scott Schwenk

Topanga, CA // August 15-18, 2024

Join us for an immersive retreat that will guide you in aligning with the living intelligence of Grace — a force that reveals our core inner nature as freedom, boundless creativity, vitality, and unconditional Love.

This retreat is crafted to help you recognize, align with, and allow Grace to reveal the most awakened, grounded, loving, and creative Self within you. Scott will guide you through powerful practices of mantra, breath, and meditative awareness, and offer gentle guidance and transmission from two core Tantric lineages. The aim: Dissolve, digest, and alchemize habitual tension patterns in your body, thoughts, and emotions, and unveil the inherent Grace within every particle of the cosmos. 

Mantra, a precise and elegant sonic technology, will be a key focus of this retreat, empowering you to transform your consciousness from within. As you weave these practices together, you'll deepen and expand your ability to work and live from this inner dynamism, growing in the wisdom of Love.

In a container of deep inner silence, you'll explore the transformative power of Grace, gaining the tools and insights needed to recognize Grace and Love in every situation.

Soma comes from the Greek word meaning “body,” but there is also a deeper esoteric understanding of Soma as the living wisdom-intelligence that moves through life. Somatic practices use the body as a way of aligning with the power of Grace.

Who Is This Retreat For?

Whether you're a seasoned practitioner seeking new heights or a dedicated beginner aiming to build a strong foundation, this retreat will catalyze profound personal growth and transformation. 

What to Expect

Guided Meditations and Dharma Talks
Expect guided meditations and dharma talks packed with actionable tools for exploring the transformative power of a mantra practice.

Soma Sessions
A key feature of this retreat is the Soma Sessions—guided journeys of release, renewal, and rejuvenation. Soma, sometimes called the "nectar of immortality," is the power source at the center of every particle of the Universe—including You! Soma is released throughout our physical and subtle energy bodies as hidden tension patterns dissolve.

Tension is simply the creative power of life itself in a "stuck" or "frozen" state within the body. It takes more than conscious thought about our challenges to release tension and unlock the infinite power within us.

In the Soma Sessions, Scott will guide you methodically through breath, relaxation, intention, and visualization to dissolve tension patterns and their seeds. As core tensions release, you may experience flashes of insight, clear inner guidance, and deep, healing stillness. It's also common to feel emotions rising from within and then resolving.

Register now and prepare to deepen your practice, expand your awareness, and embrace the innate wisdom of Love within.

Meet Your Teacher

Scott Schwenk

Scott Schwenk is a hybrid of practicality and visionary insight who has been catalyzing the inner evolution and leadership development of individuals, relationships, and larger groups and organizations for more than 25 years. His work and teaching is a blend of stillness, unexpected expansion, laughter, discovery and potent, actionable insights revealing dynamic inner freedom and a thriving outer life.

Born with intense empathy and clairaudience (intuitive hearing), Scott sought understanding and freedom at every turn. He spent several years living and studying in a Hindu-Tantric monastery in his mid-twenties, and has since cultivated a number of apprenticeships in leadership development, tantric meditation/philosophy, and Vedic ritual. With this experience, Scott does extensive work coaching clients in waking up, growing up, cleaning up, and showing up.


Retreat Schedule & Details

Check In: Arrive between 2:00pm and 3:00pm on Thursday, August 15. 

Thursday, August 15
3:00pm – Arrive and Settle In
4:30pm – Opening circle + Afternoon Session: Intention, Attention + the Power of Will
6:30pm – Dinner
7:30pm – Kirtan, silent sits, Q&A sessions

Friday, August 16
7:00am – Breakfast
9:00am – Morning Session: Mantra the Wellspring of Grace
12:00pm – Lunch 
2:00pm – Free time to hike, sauna, hot tub, relax
4:00pm – Afternoon Session: For The Sake of Love
6:30pm – Dinner
7:30pm –Kirtan, silent sits, Q&A sessions 

Saturday, August 17
7:00am – Breakfast
9:00am – Morning Session: Where Are You Looking From?
12:00pm Lunch 
2:00pm – Free time to hike, sauna, hot tub, relax
4:00pm – Afternoon Session: Kundalini, The Power of Transformation + Wakefulness
6:30pm – Dinner
7:30 – Kirtan, silent sits, Q&A sessions

Sunday, August 18
7:00am – Breakfast
9:00am – Morning Session: Integration, Embodiment + Living Empowered
12:00pm – Lunch

Check Out: Depart after lunch on Sunday, August 18. 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].

La Casa

Ladies Lounge

La Casita

Tea House Singles

A-Frame Cabins

The Lost Cabin

The Grounds

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

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 with another guest, please also book a Commuter ticket.