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.
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!
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.
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.