Welcome to the Lab

at Commune Topanga

At the end of the end of the end of a road, nestled in a remote valley of the Santa Monica mountains, is Commune Topanga — a laboratory for living and learning on 10 acres of meandering paths, oak trees, and organic gardens. 


Our Lab is where the ideas and practices embraced by Commune play out in real life. It is a gathering place for inspiring teachers and thought leaders. It is a setting to slow down and shift your brain to long-wave thoughts. It is a place to practice, plant, and cook. But, most of all, the Lab is designed to foster deep levels of connection between people, face-to-face. It is a place to commune. 

Scroll down for a peek into the many events and projects percolating in the Lab: lectures series, solar installations, soil regeneration, beekeeping, yurts, and much more.

Featured Event: September 29

Marianne Williamson

Join Marianne for a private, all-day retreat including morning tea, lunch, dinner, and four hours of workshops on thinking and acting miraculously. This is a unique opportunity to learn from and spend time with this world-renowned teacher and former U.S. presidential candidate.

30 Total Tickets Available

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Take a Tour

The Lab at Commune Topanga is available for private events, retreats, and film shoots. For more information, please contact us here.

What's Happening at the Lab

Tour Our Video Set

It’s amazing how the yoga studio fills up with gear when it’s time to film!

WATCH THE VIDEO

The Joys of Yurt Living

So, why live in a 314-square foot, off-grid yurt? Let us count the ways...

STEP INSIDE

Building Our Cob Art Barn

This natural building technique is climate-friendly and fosters community.

GET DIRTY WITH US

Digging a Waffle Garden 

We are getting inspired by traditional methods from the arid Southwest.

WHY WAFFLES?

Chicken Tai Chi 

Our baby chicks are quite affectionate, but navigating the coop requires finesse.

MEET THE CHICKS

What Happens When You Compost a Fake Plant

The microbes are not fooled.

VISIT OUR COMPOST