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
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.
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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!
The Joys of Yurt Living
So, why live in a 314-square foot, off-grid yurt? Let us count the ways...
Building Our Cob Art Barn
This natural building technique is climate-friendly and fosters community.
Digging a Waffle Garden
We are getting inspired by traditional methods from the arid Southwest.
Chicken Tai Chi
Our baby chicks are quite affectionate, but navigating the coop requires finesse.