The Commune Experience

with Jeff, Jake, Schuyler, Dr. Mary, Kimberly, Kia, and Seamus

Topanga, CA // September 23-29, 2024

Learn from Commune teachers, meet fellow Commune Members, hang with the co-founders, and discover what it feels like to live an entire week according to the latest, science-backed best practices for optimal health.

Break free from current habits and live a truly health-focused life — supported by your “wellness tribe” the whole way.

Over seven days, you will get to experience Commune in four dimensions — learn face-to-face from top teachers, fill your day with practices that benefit your physical and mental health, enjoy nutritionally rich and balanced meals, and spend time with a community of fellow health-seekers.

This retreat is specifically designed for Commune Members to meet each other and connect, but feel free to bring a friend (or several). We're all in this together. 

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Retreat Schedule & Details


Check In:
Arrive between 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm on Monday, September 23.

Monday, September 23
4:00 pm - Opening Circle & Lecture
5:30 pm - Dinner
6:30 pm - Evening Walk
7:30 pm - Fireside Chat with Jeff

Tuesday, September 24
7:00 am - Coffee/Tea/Cold Plunge/Sauna
8:30 am - Morning Mindfulness & Movement
10:30 am - Breakfast
11:30 am - Lecture & Core Learning: The Microbiome
1:30 pm - Lunch
2:30 pm - Personal Time /  Journaling
3:00 pm - Fitness Session
5:30 pm - Dinner
7:00 pm - Fireside Chat and Storytelling with Jeff

Wednesday, September 25
7:00 am - Coffee/Tea/Cold Plunge/Sauna
8:30 am - Morning Mindfulness & Movement
10:30 am - Breakfast
11:30 am - Lecture & Core Learning: Hot and Cold Therapy
1:30 pm - Lunch
2:30 pm - Personal Time /  Journaling
3:00 pm - Fitness Session
5:30 pm - Dinner
7:00 pm - Fireside Chat and Storytelling with Jeff

Thursday, September 26
7:00 am - Coffee/Tea/Cold Plunge/Sauna
8:30 am - Morning Mindfulness & Movement
10:30 am - Breakfast
11:30 am - Lecture & Core Learning: Fasting & Weight Management
1:30 pm - Lunch
2:30 pm - Personal Time /  Journaling
3:00 pm - Fitness Session
5:30 pm - Dinner
7:00 pm - Fireside Chat and Storytelling with Jeff

Friday, September 27
7:00 am - Coffee/Tea/Cold Plunge/Sauna
8:30 am - Morning Mindfulness & Movement
10:30 am - Breakfast
11:30 am - Lecture & Core Learning: Exercise (Zone 2 & 5, Resistance, N.E.A.T)
1:30 pm - Lunch
2:30 pm - Personal Time /  Journaling
3:00 pm - Fitness Session
5:30 pm - Dinner
7:00 pm - Fireside chat and Storytelling with Jeff

Saturday, September 28
7:00 am - Coffee/Tea/Cold Plunge/Sauna
8:30 am - Morning Mindfulness & Movement
10:30 am - Breakfast
11:30 am - Lecture & Core Learning: Light Therapy
1:30 pm - Lunch
2:30 pm - Personal Time /  Journaling
3:00 pm - Fitness Session
5:30 pm - Dinner
6:30 pm - Evening Fast begins
7:00 pm - Fireside chat and Storytelling with Jeff

Sunday, September 29
7:00 am - Coffee/Tea/Cold Plunge/Sauna
8:30 am - Morning Mindfulness & Movement with Guest Teachers
10:30 am - Breakfast
11:30 am - Closing Session
1:00-1:30 pm - FareWELL Circle + Snack for the Road

Check Out: Depart after the FareWELL circle on Sunday, September 29. 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 Teachers

Jeff Krasno

Commune Co-Founder

Jeff is CEO and Co-Founder at Commune. Every week he hosts long-form interviews on the Commune Podcast with a wide array of teachers, spiritual leaders, scientists, doctors, and storytellers. Jeff’s latest course, Good Stress, outlines 10 key protocols to activate your body’s built-in ability to live a long, healthy life.

Schuyler Grant

Vinyasa Yoga + Breathwork

Schuyler Grant has been practicing and studying yoga for more than 20 years. Her signature style integrates the breath-based flow of Ashtanga with the precision of Iyengar. She is a co-founder of Wanderlust and the founder of Kula Yoga Project, and is dedicated to bringing her students deep and transformative mind-body experiences.

Dr. Mary Pardee

Functional Medicine

Dr. Mary Pardee is a functional medicine practitioner and Naturopathic Medical Doctor specializing in integrative gastroenterology, gut-brain health, hormones, and thyroid optimization. Her practice, modrn, offers the best of conventional medicine, naturopathic medicine, and functional medicine with a focus on preventative healthcare.

Seamus Mullen

Nutrition, Longevity, Fitness

Seamus Mullen is an award-winning chef, restaurateur, and cookbook author. More recently, Seamus has become an authority on food and health, writing about longevity, diet and immunity, eating for performance, and the ketogenic diet for The New York Times, Men’s Journal, goop and others.

Kia Miller

Kundalini Yoga

Kia Miller is an internationally celebrated yoga teacher and the founder of Radiant Body Yoga. Kia views the science and spirituality of yoga as a pathway to experiencing peak performance and great awareness. Her mission is to inspire and awaken as many people as possible to their own power and creative potential.

Kimberly Snyder

Nutrition, Yoga, Meditation

Kimberly Snyder, C.N. is a nutritionist and multi-time New York Times and #1 Amazon best-selling author of more than six books, including most recently You Are More Than You Think You Are: Practical Enlightenment for Everyday Life and Radical Beauty, which she co-authored with Deepak Chopra.

Jake Laub

Functional Movement & Breathwork

Jake is a Commune Co-Founder, writer, photographer, chicken wrangler, and amateur fermenter. After dancing professionally for years, he now spends his movement time on the jiujitsu and yoga mats. For 5 years, he and his family lived at Commune in an off-grid yurt.

Chandrima Ornvold

Hike Leader & Retreat Manager

Chandrima is a trained farmer and chef. After years of producing sustainably sourced food, she now focuses on the other aspects of health and wellbeing here at Commune. You can always find her adventuring in nature as she is an endurance sports enthusiast at heart.

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Wellness Protocols We'll Be Following


Nutrition:
Embrace a “16-8” intermittent fasting program, eating within the hours of 10:30 AM to 6:30 PM, complemented by a diet rich in whole, organic foods, including sprouts and fermented items. Experience a low-carb, high-protein, fiber-forward approach that nourishes, energizes, and satisfies.

Exercise: Each day includes resistance training, nature hikes (plenty of Zone 2 exercise!), and daily yoga sessions designed to enhance mobility, endurance, strength and overall metabolic health.

Cold & Heat Therapy: Experience the incredible benefits of thermal stress with our daily sauna and cold plunge protocol, designed to invigorate your body and strengthen your resilience.

Light Therapy: Begin your day basking in the morning sunlight (which is abundant here in Southern California), to support your internal circadian rhythm and set a positive tone for the day ahead. Later, wind down by the fire with lights out at 10pm — no exceptions!

Digital Detox: Reduce digital distractions with very limited phone and Internet use, allowing you to connect more deeply with your surroundings, inner self, and community.

Meditation & Breathwork: Participate in sessions focused on mental tranquility, resilience, and clarity.

Rewilding: Immerse yourself in nature, engaging in activities that reconnect you to the earth and restore your natural rhythms. Explore the local flora and fauna to deepen your connection with the environment. Take off your shoes! 

Community: Enjoy nourishing meals and transformative activities alongside like-minded individuals also on a journey of self-improvement.

BONUS: Good Stress Online Course ($99 Value)

All retreat participants get immediate access to Good Stress with Jeff Krasno, a full-length, online course that teaches you deliberate, acute stress protocols that realign you with your biology. Jeff walks you through 10 key practices, from fasting and exercise to hot, cold, and light therapy, and even protocols for social fitness and positively stressful conversations. He covers what to do, how much to do, and why they work in your body. This is a great way to better understand the protocols we will be enjoying at the retreat!

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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

Pricing & Lodging Options:

LEARN & RELAX IN TOPANGA

Or, contact us with questions.

La Casa

Ladies Lounge

La Casita

Tea House Singles

A-Frame Cabins

The Lost Cabin

The Grounds

Retreat Ticket
with Shared Lodging

$2,900

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.

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Retreat Ticket
with Single Room

$3,770

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

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Retreat Ticket
without Lodging

$2,600

Includes all meals and activities, plus property access.

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2 Retreat Tickets
plus Master Bedroom

$7,250

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

REGISTER WITH MASTER BEDROOM

Retreat Ticket
with Lost Cabin Lodging

$4,205

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

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. 

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Join Us!

This retreat is perfect for anyone looking to create an “upward spiral” in their health — whether your primary goal is to lose weight, regain energy and focus, reset your mental health, or simply build the habits for many disease-free decades ahead.

You don't have to do it alone — join us and experience the power of community for health and healing.