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

Balance Weekend Retreat

with Schuyler Grant & Jeff Krasno 

This weekend retreat is all about practices that cultivate balance in your life. This will include movement (yoga and hiking), focusing the mind (meditation and breathwork), hot and cold therapy (ice plunge and sauna), and enjoying time together in community. While 58% of Americans report eating every meal alone (wow!), we will dine on scrumptious, farm-sourced food around big communal tables and sit by the fire at night for “storytime.”

Join Jeff and Schuyler as they dive into what it means to truly come back into balance!

JOIN APRIL 5-7
JOIN MAY 31-JUNE 2
JOIN AUGUST 2-4

Hot for Hormones

with Sara Gottfried, MD & Schuyler Grant

Join acclaimed doctor and author Sara Gottfried, MD, alongside yoga witch Schuyler Grant for a long weekend of rigor and restoration. Through both information and embodiment, we will dig into the complexity of modern womanhood. We invite you to bring whatever you've got going on under the hood… the questions and the inklings. The worries and the aspirations. We want all of you — every divine and deviant bit.

Sara and Schuyler are thrilled to be collaborating for the first time, and welcome anything and everything YOU bring to the weekend.

JOIN JULY 12-14
JOIN AUGUST 8-10

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