Welcome to the El Toyon Center

The El Toyon Center is a non-profit mediation center located in historic Auburn, California.


Mediation offers parties a chance to craft their own “Win-Win” agreement. The confidential process is designed to help people better communicate their needs and reduce the strife associated with a conflict.

the mansion

The historical mansion known as El Toyon in Auburn is the ideal retreat-style setting for mediation. The scenic surroundings located on the edge of the American River Canyon instill visitors with a tranquility that helps deflect tense situations.

Communication Principle

More times than not, conflict can arise between two or more people due to miscommunication. Next time you find yourself in a conflict with someone, ask probing questions before getting angry and ensure you completely understand their issues before proceeding.