The Happy Pear Weekend Retreat

Topanga, CA // February 17-19, 2023

Plant-based cooking demos, yoga, nature, relaxation, great food, and community. In other words: All around good times with David and Stephen Flynn, founders of The Happy Pear


Join us for a weekend of fun and inspiration! We come from Greystones, County Wicklow, Ireland and community is at the heart of everything we do. This weekend will celebrate mindful movement in various forms, workshops on how to cook more plant-based foods, and talks on how we stay vibrantly happy and healthy — all while leaving time to enjoy delicious food and simply relax together in an epic setting!


Retreat Schedule & Details

Check In: Arrive between 3:00pm and 4:00pm on Friday. Lodging is available Thursday night — inquire if interested.

Friday, February 17
3:00pm - 4:00pm: Arrivals
4:30pm - 6:30pm: Welcome circle + Mobility Movement Class
7:00pm - 8:00pm: Dinner
8:00pm - 9:00pm: Storytime with Dave & Steve and Q&A

Saturday, February 18
6:30am - 7:00am: Tea, Coffee, Snacks Available
7:00am - 8:30am: Yoga & Meditation
9:00am - 10:00am: Breakfast
10:00am - 12:00pm: Cooking Demo
12:30pm - 1:30pm: Lunch
2:00pm - 4:00pm: Cold & Hot! Ice baths + Sauna or Free Time
4:00pm - 6:00pm - Hike or Free Time
6:30pm - 7.30pm: Dinner
7:30pm - 8:30pm: Cooking Demo, Making Dessert and Eating It!

Sunday, February 19
7:00am - 7:30am: Tea, Coffee, Snacks Available
7:30am - 9:00am: Yoga & Meditation
9:30am - 10:30am: Breakfast
10:30am - 12:00pm: Talk & Closing Circle (community, creativity, and gut health)
12:00pm: Snacks for the road!

Check Out: Depart after noon. 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

The Happy Pear started out back in 2004 with Steve, Dave, a tiny shop and a dream of helping people to eat more vegetables!

Fast forward 15 years, The Happy Pear now consists of a cafe and shop in Greystones, Ireland, 60 products, 5 cookbooks, a farm, a roastery, and a community of over 1 million people living healthier!


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 Grounds

Retreat Ticket
with Shared Lodging


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


Retreat Ticket
with Ladies Lounge Lodging


Includes all meals and activities, plus lodging in the Ladies Lounge.



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. Camping allowed!