3 Days Yoga Retreat in California

  • Mount Madonna Center, 445 Summit Road, Watsonville, 95076, California


California Yoga Retreat

  • 3 days with instruction
  • Join Shara Ogin in a weekend away from the business and stresses of the world and take time to reconnect with your inner guidance and wisdom, and to restore your body's symmetry. The weekend will consist of yoga and meditation lessons, and self-empowering exercises. Be prepared to experience a subtle yet amazing shift inside in this environment of ease and pleasure.


    • Daily yoga classes
    • Use of all of the retreat center's facilities
    • 3 vegetarian meals daily
    • 2 nights accommodation


      • Instruction language: English
      • Spoken languages: English
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    The retreat venues have hiking trails, lake, and hot tubs.

    Mt. Madonna Center

    The accommodation options at the Mt. Madonna Center are on single and shared double room basis. It is located on a peaceful 355-acre mountain-top redwood forest and grassland located between Santa Cruz and Monterey.

    What is Feldenkrais

    The Feldenkrais method®, emphasizes the connection between the mind, body, and spirit. You will be guided through gentle movement sequences which have an extraordinary effect on adapting the nervous system towards its optimal state. The method is great for easing body aches and pains and helping us to regain clarity, focus, and direction.

    What type of yoga will you be doing?

    • Scott Beaver, a yoga teacher in the Persidio's Planet Granet will be leading a series of gentle hatha, yin, vinyasa flow, and restorative sessions.

    When you combine yoga and Feldenkrais, some of the results one can expect to feel include:

    • Freeing your back and neck from chronic stiffness and pain
    • Obtain optimal skeletal alignment, flexibility and physical mobility
    • Improved athletic performance
    • Decreased anxiety, stress and sleep issues
    • Improved, strength, agility, and comfort
    • Be prepared to experience a subtle yet amazing shift inside in this environment of ease and pleasure
    • Shara Ogin

      Shara Ogin started her profession as an occupational therapist in 1994. Since then, she has focused on a career with a holistic approach integrating Feldenkrais, clairvoyance, and life coaching, helping thousands of people over the past decade to free their bodies of pain and live happier healthier lives. Shara is the author of four videos on fitness and pain management techniques and one soon-to-be released book about the mind and body connection and its relationship to the human's pain states.

    The retreat will be held at California, USA in the beautiful redwoods of the Santa Cruz mountains.

    Nearby places

    • Silicon Valley - 20 minutes

    There will be 3 amazing organic vegetarian meals featuring local ingredients daily.

    The following meals are included:

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner

    The following dietary requirements are served and/or catered for:

    • Vegetarian
    (If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation)
    • 2 nights accommodation
    • 3 vegetarian buffet-style meals daily
    • All bedding linens are included (except if camping)
    • Daily yoga classes
    • Shampoo, conditioner, body wash, and lotion available in shower facilities
    • Use of all of the retreat center's facilities
    • Yoga mats
    • Airfare
    • Airport transfers
    • Towels

    Arrival by airplane

    Please arrange your flight to arrive at Mineta San Jose International Airport (SJC).

    • A reservation requires a deposit of 100% of the total price.
    • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.


    • Review by Dr. Aymee Coget

      "Shara has helped me countless times with relieving physical discomfort from my body. I was born with triple scoliosis which is a condition where my spine twists and curves in three places. Because of this condition, I suffer from migraines, difficulty breathing, posture issues, and my ribs frequently go out of place. Shara has helped my spine align and my ribs go back into place. She has also helped me recover from a concussion that I suffered from a car accident. She has the ability to help most everyone become pain free and live happily and healthy. She is my first go to when something or anything is off in my physical body. Shara also is a Reiki Master so she combines her reiki energy ability with her knowledge of the Feldenkrais method so this turns her healing sessions into a energetic reprogramming of the nervous system."

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    • Review by Danielle

      "Right from the beginning, I knew I was in good hands. Shara did a thorough assessment of how I was holding and using my body. Everything she said was in total alignment with where I had been feeling pain and discomfort. She then began the treatment which was tremendously relaxing and healing. After I felt like million bucks! I felt like I was moving in a balenced and aligned way for weeks after! Nothing short of amazing! "

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    • Review by Vadih

      "Shara's approach to sexual health is outstanding. She really cares about the well-being of her clients. Also, she is so much fan and very easy to talk to. I would highly recommend her to anyone who wants to conquer their shortcomings. I'm certain because of her delightful personality, all her clients love her deeply."

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    • Review by Kat Figuaro

      "I'm telling you, you are great at the Feldenkrais. When you worked on me I was mesmerized, and sort of hypnotized. To me it felt like if you continued for another couple hours I could leave my physical body and go floating out the window. My body felt so wonderful after."

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    • Review by Michael Toshi

      "Thank you for your wonderful healing today. Your magic was received. After 4 days of not being able to walk (even to the bathroom) due to a slipped disc, I can now walk upright again after your 1 session. My neck pain is gone as well."

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    • Review by Valerie D. from San Francisco

      "Shara had been recommended to me as I was seeking help for a pinched nerve in my neck which was leaving me with a less than optimum left arm and numb fingers. I was immediately put at ease by her calm hands and touch which was at the same time very loving and precisely knowledgeable and which seemed to rejuvenate all the places she was working on."

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    • Review by Ali G. from San Francisco

      "Shara’s touch is amazing. Throughout my life I have never enjoyed massage much but this is different. Shara asked me to walk forward across the room and pointed out inconsistencies in my gait. Then she touched me for an hour. It felt unbelievable and afterwards my gait was even and my whole body felt lighter. Sign me up again. All the pain in my lower back is gone."

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    • Review by Nivcole H. from San Francisco

      "I went to Shara because I had experienced a neurological condition in my face a few weeks before that was still present for me. She did some exercises with me, some feldenkrais and some massage. I was really impressed by how I left feeling more relaxed, specifically in the area where I still had symptoms and how she was able to make the connection from tightness around my mouth to my stomach and left me with some exercises to practice. "

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    • Review by Autumn R. from San Francisco

      "Shara is great! She does amazing bodywork that really helped me with my carpal tunnel arm pain. I’ve never been to a one-on-one treatment like this before."

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    • Review by Harry Mills from Virginia

      "With no Feldenkrais Method teachers in West Virginia, I got a couple of books and your DVD to continue to improve from my lower back surgery to repair a herniated disc. Your DVD Part 2 has been a real treat… relaxing and energizing at the same time. My body feels free and relaxed immediately after your session."

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    • Review by Randall Baird

      "You should know that I feel transformed by even one hour and a half session with you. I felt pain in my heart that I didn't know was there, and you transformed that pain into a deep understanding of my life. In the few days since your reading of me, I am feeling/thinking/knowing reverberations of your words into self-understandings that are gigantic and fast moving. "

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    San Francisco, California, United States

    Shara Ogin provides intuitive coaching services, one-on-one Feldenkrais healing sessions, and hosts amazing and rejuvenating Feldenkrais or yoga retreats.

    Speaks English

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    3 days / 2 nights


    Arrival: Saturday February 17, 2018
    Departure: Monday February 19, 2018

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