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4 Days Yoga Retreat in California

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

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California Yoga Retreat

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.


  • 2 daily workshops
  • Daily yoga classes
  • Self-empowerment classes
  • Relax and reconnect with your inner self
  • Use of all of the retreat center's facilities
  • 3 vegetarian buffet-style meals daily
  • 3 nights accommodation
  • 4 days with instruction
  • 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.

Slow down to the pace of nature for a few days. Highlighting instructors that are skilled at helping you to find your natural rhythm and flow. Featuring amazing mountain accommodations ranging from plush to rustic, hiking, local vegetarian cuisine, and a whole lot more.

With a focus on practical Feldenkreis® & yoga, and their integration to enhance the fulfillment of everyday life and its connection to your natural pace. Optional empowerment and interpersonal growth sessions will be interspersed throughout the weekend, and you’ll have plenty of free time to relax around the retreat center’s natural settings, spend time journaling, hot tubbing or sipping on a cup of tea.

The Feldenkrais method emphasizes the connection between the mind, body, and spirit. You will be guided through gentle movement sequences which will help with your blood flow, the realignment of your bones, muscles and joints, and with the coordination of your overall movement patterns. Think of it as a meditation with movement. No prior experience is necessary.

Some of the results you can expect to feel at the end of each lesson include:

  • Freeing your back and neck from chronic stiffness and pain
  • Obtain optimal skeletal alignment and physical mobility
  • Improved athletic performance
  • The method is also very effective in decreasing anxiety, stress, and sleep issues, and instilling an overall peaceful calmness
  • Shara Ogin

    Shara Ogin is a transformational life coach, psychic, ergonomist, Feldenkrais practitioner and Occupational Therapist. She is the Author of 3 Feldenkrais DVDs, 1 fitness video, and has an upcoming book to be released by the end of 2016 about the mind and body connection.

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 its a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation)
  • 1 yoga class daily
  • 2 daily workshops
  • 3 nights accommodation
  • 3 vegetarian buffet-style meals daily
  • Self-empowerment classes
  • Use of all of the retreat center's facilities
  • Airfare
  • Airport transfers

Arrival by airplane

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

For information about the booking conditions, please send Shara Ogin an inquiry.
  • 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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