Individual, Couple, and Family Retreats


Individuals, couples, and families personalize their own retreats any time of year.

The quietest beaches and cliffs in Santa Cruz are a few minutes walk away, providing a serene experience where the sound and dance of the waves bring us into “Blue Mind”–a state of peace and tranquility.

Our gardens and front porch are furnished with picnic table, bistro tables and chairs for guests to relax or enjoy a meal outdoors. Central California Coast has a moderate climate all year long, with sunny afternoons most of the time. The air is filled with the sounds of birds, the pond waterfall, and surf in the distance.

18-6 Gate & white bistro

We invite guests to join us mornings for our daily practice of Tai Chi/QiGong, yoga, and meditation/prayer in the garden and the common room.

18-6 Side Garden

A library collection of spiritual books from a variety of traditions and contemporary inspirational writing is available in our front room to borrow during your stay. Enjoy reading on the porch, or sit on chairs or the grass in the garden.

Spiritual Library closeupGuests who prefer a Silent Retreat are furnished with lanyards indicating their preference to silence.  This gives them the freedom to dispense with small talk, in order to fully immerse themselves in the beauty around them and partake of the solitude of their alone time.

Silence Lanyards

Both studios have modest kitchenettes for simple cooking. Eateries within a short walking distance serve breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

To book one or both of our two retreat studio rooms, visit our listings on Airbnb:

Jade Studio  or Birdsong Studio

If both rooms are booked, please contact us directly at to inquire about availability of the Ginger Room.