YJA West Retreat 2017

Badger, CA
  • Region


  • Where

    Seven Circles Retreat Center
    49496 HWY 245, Badger, CA 93603

  • Starts

    March 24, 2017 @ 04:00 PM

  • Ends

    March 26, 2017 @ 11:00 AM

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Event Description

Young Jains of America presents the West Regional Retreat 2017- a weekend of exploring the connection between the mind, body, and soul, in Badger, CA in the midst of Sequoia. The retreat will be taking place from Friday, March 24, 2017 until Sunday, March 26, 2017. You must be between 14-29 years old at the start of the retreat to attend (A photo ID will be required for check-in).

Click here to see a detailed schedule for the retreat weekend!

Registration Details

Your registration fee includes accommodations, meals and access to all on-site activities for the 3-day event. Also included is a retreat t-shirt!

Registration fees begin at $95 for all participants. All registration phases end at 11:59 PM PST on the date listed. Registration closes on 3/12 at 11:59 PM PST.

DatesRegistration PhaseCost
2/9 - 2/26 Phase 1 $95
2/27 - 3/12 Phase 2 $105
2/9 - 3/12 Unsubsidized $110

Unsubsidized Registration

To provide each attendee with hotel accommodations, meals, and the opportunity to attend sessions and social events, the actual total cost per person is well over the registration cost. YJA works very hard in fundraising during the year to help subsidize each attendee's cost of attendance. We would greatly appreciate it if you could help YJA by choosing the "Unsubsidized" pricing option at the time of payment. This would help us raise the money we need to ensure YJA remains affordable for as many potential attendees as possible.

Financial Assistance

For those that would like to attend but are in need of financial assistance, please download this Financial Assistance Form, fill it out, and email it to the YJA Co-Chairs at chairs@yja.org. Financial assistance is limited and will be awarded on a first-come first-served basis until our allocation is exhausted.


We are planning to arrange carpooling to and from the venue from different areas in the West region. Please let us know where you are coming from on the google form that you receive in the confirmation email, and we will help you organize your transportation if you can't drive. Email Rea Savla at west@yja.org if you have any questions.

Safety Policy

This is the West Region Annual Retreat. The retreat is an intimate environment where attendees will have an opportunity to learn about Jain values, meet old friends, and meet new ones. YJA wants to ensure that everyone has a great time.

There are a few basic but important ground rules that all attendees are expected to follow:

  • Please be respectful of other attendees in your speech and actions. Any inappropriate comments or language twill not be tolerated.
  • There is a strict policy against alcohol consumption.
  • Those who are reported to have acted inappropriately or to have significantly impacted others' retreat experiences in a negative way will be subject to consequences at the discretion of the Regional Coordinator and other members of YJA Board present at the retreat.
  • All attendees will read and sign the appropriate liability form before the start of the retreat.

We want to state the boundaries of the event clearly to ensure that everyone learns, grows, is respected, and has fun! If you have any questions, don't hesitate to email west@yja.org.


Most sessions will be between 60 and 90 minutes long. There will be ample time in between sessions for a snack and restroom breaks.

To ensure attendee safety, we ask everyone to remain on the premises for the duration of the retreat unless authorized to do so by the YJA Executive Board. Please contact west@yja.org with any questions.

It’ll still be chilly weather at the end of March, so please bring a jacket just in case you need it! Keep in mind that we’ll be doing yoga/hiking, so bring comfortable shoes and clothing for these activities. Otherwise, it’s up to you, but just remember to keep your clothes appropriate for a YJA retreat.

The registration cost includes lodging, food, educational materials, and souvenirs. The cost does not cover transportation.

You won't be needing any money at the retreat itself, but we recommend bringing extra money for gas, and a small amount of spending cash for food when traveling.

There will not be any doctors on site, but safety is a priority and basic first aid supplies will be available. If anything goes wrong, medical attention is only a few minutes away.

Cancellation Policy

If we receive your cancellation while the registration period for the retreat is still open (until March 12th, 2017), you will receive a 50% refund of the registration fee. After March 12th, refunds will only be granted on a case-by-case basis under extremely extenuating circumstances. If you wish to cancel your registration or have questions about the retreat, please email reghelp@yja.org.