Zazen Retreat Center in Ukiah

Join us for a deeply restorative and rejuvenating all-woman's retreat.  Together we will slow down to the pace of nature as we unplug, unwind, and leave all those stresses from city life behind.  With a focus on opening our hearts, grounding our energy and reconnecting with our own internal guidance systems.

Located just 2.5 hours north of San Francisco, in a secluded region of the Mendocino highlands between Ukiah and the Mendocino coast.  Nested on forty acres atop a mountain with expansive views in all directions.  Located within 20 min from Orr Hot Springs and the magical Montgomery State Redwood Forest.

The weekend will consist of Feldenkrais® lessons, sound & soul healings, yoga, laughter, hiking, feminine connection, meditation, and a ceremony under the stars.  All classes are optional.  You’ll also have plenty of free time to relax around the retreat center’s natural settings, take a soak in the mineral springs, and enjoy a hike through one of the most magnificent forests in California. 

*Bodywork sessions and intuitive readings are also available for an additional fee.

What is Feldenkrais?
The Feldenkrais method® helps with the realignment of our bones, muscles and joints and with the coordination of our overall movement patterns.  In each lesson, you will be guided through gentle movement sequences which have an extraordinary effect on adapting the nervous system towards its optimal state. 

Some of the results of this method include include:

  • Freeing your body from stiffness, aches and pain
  • Improved skeletal alignment and balance
  • Improved flexibility and ease of movement
  • Decreased anxiety, stress and sleep issues
  • Improved clarity, focus, and direction

What is Included?

* 1-2 Feldenkrais lessons per day
* Personal Growth and writing exercises aimed at self-inquiry and reconnection with our inner guidance systems
* Delicious organic vegetarian food, custom made to personal dietary needs
* Group hike/Outdoor Walking Feldenkrais lesson
* Ritual feminine ceremony under the stars
* Morning exercise or yoga class
* Personalized Sound and vibrational healings

See below for a sample schedule of the weekend.

Be prepared to experience a subtle yet amazing shift inside in this environment of ease and pleasure.
We welcome all levels of experience.

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To Register:
Retreat fees are per-person and include beautiful resort accommodations, use of all facilities, workshop/classes, 3 vegetarian meals/day featuring local ingredients, and peaceful spaciousness to support your journey.

PLEASE send a $250 deposit.  Deposits are 100% refundable till 60 days prior.  Deposits are non-refundable after this time. Full payment due 30 days prior to start of retreat.

Pricing:
(Early bird pricing listed.  Pricing to increase $50 by Aug 27th):
Camping: $400
Dormitory (3-4 per room) - $475
Single person (twin) - $525
Single person (queen) - $600
2 people Double (separate beds)-$1000
2 people Queen Bed large room- $850

Housing issued on a first come first serve basis.  Limited rooms available for each category.


Additional Optional Fees:
-Orr Hot springs-$30
-1:1 Feldenkrais, Clairvoyant Readings or Massage-$100 (Regular price $130-150)
**Please bring cash for these services to the retreat please. 

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Retreat begins at 3:00 pm on Fri Oct 13th.  Ends Sun Oct 15th at approximately 3:00PM
(You are welcome to arrive as early as 1:00PM to settle into your room).

*Yoga mats will be provided.

Private bus available from San Francisco.  Fares are only $15 per person -1 way.

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TEACHERS

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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 hundreds of people over the past decade to free their bodies of pain and live more conscious and aligned lives. 

Shara is the author of 4 videos on fitness and pain management techniques, 1 Feldenkrais CD, and 1 book called "The Quick Guide to Easing Pain, in the Workplace & Beyond."  She is working on her next book with a more metaphysical perspective about the mind/body and its relationship to our pain states. 

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Robin is an intuitive sound healing practitioner. She uses her voice to channel what she calls Soul Songs, for individuals and also for the soul of a group and are unique to each person or setting. Through the use of her voice, quartz and tibetan singing bowls, hand drums and other sacred sound instruments, she creates a field of vibration that can induce meditative states, remove blocks and facilitate the flow of energy. The soul songs are always improvised and consist of tones and ancient sounds that bypass the thinking mind and entrain and shift the listener's state to a place of peace and can help bring back harmony in the body. Robin has had a passion for sound healing for the past two decades and graduated from the Sound Healing Institute, in San Francisco in 2005

 

Testimonials & Video:

"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."  Dan from San Jose

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

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Sample Schedule:

Friday

3:30-4:30 - Feldenkrais grounding lesson-spinal align
4:30-5:30 - Introductions/Review of weekend schedule
5:30-6:00 - Settle into Rooms/break
6:00-7:00 - Dinner
7:00-8:00 - Sound Healing Meditative Journey   

                
Saturday June 17th, 2017
7:00-8:00 -Yoga/Exercise class                   (optional)
8:00-9:00 - Breakfast
9:00-10:00 - Feldenkrais foot lesson:
10:00-10:30 - Silent group nature walk/walking Feldenkrais lesson
10:30-12:00 Optional hiking
12:00-1:00 Lunch
1:00-5:30 Integration time, massages, hot springs (all optional)
4:00-5:30 EmotionsToning workshop
6:00-7:00 - Dinner
7:30-8:30 - Healing Ritual

 


Sunday June 18th, 2017
7:00-8:00 - Exercise class w/ Vinyasa Flow
8:00-9:00 - - Breakfast
9:00-10:00 - Feldenkrais hand lesson
10-11:00- Journaling/Automatic Writing
11-12:00-Free time/packing out of rooms
12-1:00 Lunch
1-2:00- “The Eyes” Feldenkrais Lesson
2-3:00 - Healing and Completion                       Circle