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.

Upcoming Events

January 8, 2023

Communion All-Day Retreat

with Schuyler Grant & Jeff Krasno

 

After a month of holiday excess, a day-long infusion of rigor and inspiration is the perfect way to launch into 2023. Join Schuyler and Jeff in Topanga for a Sunday jam-packed with yoga and other mindbody tinkering, scrumptious food, thoughtful discussions and storytelling, and frolicking in our canyon playground.

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February 17-19, 2023

The Happy Pear
Weekend Retreat

 

Join us for a weekend of fun and inspiration! 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!

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March 31 - April 2, 2023

Communion Weekend Retreat

with Schuyler Grant & Jeff Krasno

 

Join Jeff Krasno and Schuyler Grant for an intimate weekend of the good life – sweaty yoga, scrumptious food, thoughtful discussions, and nighttime storytelling. Springtime is glorious in Topanga and a perfect time to pollinate mental and physical wellbeing.

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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