4 Days Yoga Retreat in California

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

4 Days Yoga Retreat in California

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

Feldenkrais and Sound Healing 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.


  • Daily yoga classes
  • Use of all of the retreat center's facilities
  • 3 vegetarian 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.

The weekend will consist of Feldenkrais® lessons, yoga, laughter, connection, meditation, movement classes, nature, as well as personal and spiritual growth classes. All classes are optional. You’ll also 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.

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 is Sound Healing?

Sound Healing is improvised, non-periodic, harmonic, and tonal sound created with the intention of restoring flow and clearing congested energy from the body allowing for the nervous system's natural self-healing process to take place. One can expect to feel physical, emotional, and spiritual shifts occur in an atmosphere of tranquility and meditation.

When Sound Healing and Feldenkrais are combined, some of the results one can expect to feel include:

  • Freeing your body from stiffness, aches and pain.
  • Improved skeletal alignment, flexibility & physical mobility.
  • Improved athletic performance.
  • Decreased anxiety, stress and sleep issues.
  • Improved, strength, agility, and comfort.
  • Improved intuition.

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.

  • Jordan Blake

    Jordan Blake creates multidimensional sound journeys with sacred instruments, such as crystal singing bowls, handpan, and Native American flute. His voice and presence open portals to unknown dimensions within the self. He regularly performs sound medicine ceremonies in the Bay Area with the Human Light Ship, a sound healing collective. He is also the founder and caretaker of the Orion Sound Healing Center, San Francisco's premier Crystal Tones® singing bowl temple.

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.

One to one massages, Feldenkrais, and psychic readings available for an extra cost.

  • 3 nights accommodation
  • 3 vegetarian buffet-style meals daily
  • Daily Feldenkrais
  • Daily Sound Healing journeys
  • Personal and spiritual growth classes
  • Time to stroll through the magnificent red woods
  • 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.

Verified BookYogaRetreats.com reviews

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    Review by Susan Wilkinson from United States

    Peaceful get away

    CONS Cons: it exceeded my exspectations.

    PROS Pros: Friendly upbeat instructor, amazing. made from. scratch meals, great massage on premises .

    2017-Jul-04 03:38:37

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    Review by Meaghan Ryan from United States

    A little bit of everything :)

    CONS Cons: If Shara has another retreat in Ukiah, perhaps during cooler months would be better. The facility has no air-conditioning and second story bedrooms and the yoga studio heat up too much.

    PROS Pros: Shara's retreat is perfect for anyone wanting to unplug and unwind. She offers a nice mixture of Feldenkrais, sound healing, hiking in the Redwoods, yoga and free time (choice of alone time, hot tubbing or massage). The food was amazing; both delicious and healthy. The facilities were beautifully situated in the oak tree laden hills above Ukiah, with a picture perfect view.

    Organizer response: Thank you for your review. We had a nice time and I love how our group connected so well. I actually spoke to the people running the house about the heat and they are considering options for weekends as hot as ours. Yet, the next retreat is end Oct, so the heat should no longer be an issue. Best to you~

    2017-Jun-20 02:13:51


  • Review by Dan from San Jose

    "A really magical, beautiful weekend. Great overall concept with great people and an intentional healing setting. I'm already noticing the physical differences from the Feldenkrais."

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  • Review by Wendy from Seattle

    "Shara is a skilled and inspiring teacher. The overall experience is inspiring and you leave with a fresh outlook."

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  • 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.

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Arrival: Friday February 16, 2018
Departure: Monday February 19, 2018

Early bird discount

The prices below include an early bird discount of 25 USD per person. To benefit, book or reserve before October 01, 2017.

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