Our Spaces

Our cherished ridge, set in the Topatopa Mountains, is full of stunning sites of natural beauty and gathering places inspired by our surroundings.

The Council House

THE COUNCIL

HOUSE

This is our central indoor meeting space. Beautiful architecture and spectacular views of the mountains from anywhere in the room makes this the perfect gathering space. Spectacular circular design creates an intimate atmosphere for your event. The building offers two all-gender bathrooms and a water fountain.

UNDER THE

TEACHING TREE

Bring your groups to sit under a magnificent, ancient California live oak, surrounded by the beauty of the land sanctuary. Lovingly referred to as the Teaching Tree, it has been estimated to be over three centuries old and has survived several devastating fires.

Teaching Tree
Medicine Wheel

MEDICINE

WHEEL

The Medicine Wheel has been used for generations for health and healing by Indigenous people of North America, especially in what are often referred to as the Great Plains and Canadian Prairies. This sacred architecture reflects the history of the Ojai Foundation, which for decades brought Indigenous teachers and ceremonialists from throughout the world to teach their practices and wisdom on the ridge.

KIVA

A Kiva is a congregational, community space originally used for ceremonies and meetings by Ancestral Puebloans. Usually a Kiva is circular and underground. Inspired by these structures and the landscape itself, Topa Institute’s artist-in-residence Skip Schuckmann designed and shaped the earth into our Deep Kiva. Gatherings and fire ceremonies are allowed in this beautiful space.

Kiva
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