Featuring Feldenkrais & Sound Healing
June 16-18th, 2017 at the Zazen Retreat Center in Ukiah
Join us for a deeply restorative and rejuvenating weekend. Together we will slow down to the pace of nature as we unplug, unwind, and leave all those stresses from city life behind.
Located just two 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, exercise classes, sound healing, laughter, connection, meditation, 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, take a soak in the mineral springs, and enjoy a hike through one of the most magnificent forests in California. Vibrational massage, clairvoyant readings and bodywork sessions are also available.
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 one can expect to feel include:
- Freeing your back and neck from chronic stiffness and pain.
- Obtain optimal skeletal alignment, flexibility & physical mobility.
- Improved athletic performance.
- Decreased anxiety, stress and sleep issues,
- Improved 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.
What is Included?
* 1-2 Feldenkrais lessons per day
* Personal Growth and writing exercises aimed at self-inquiry, transformation, and expanding your intuition.
* Delicious organic vegetarian food, custom made to personal dietary needs.
* Group hike/Outdoor Walking Feldenkrais lesson
* Sound healings to accompany the Feldenkrais and a 1 hr meditative sound journey experience into the rhelms of the subconscious.
* Morning fitness/aerobic class with vinyasa yoga flow.
Be prepared to experience a subtle yet amazing shift inside in this environment of ease and pleasure.
We welcome all levels of experience.
Retreat fees are per-person and include beautiful resort accommodations, use of all facilities, workshop/classes with Shara & Jordan, 3 vegetarian meals/day featuring local ingredients, and peaceful spaciousness to support your journey.
PLEASE send a $295 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.
Early Bird Pricing: (prices per person):
Dormitory (3-4 per room) - $550
Double (Queen Bed)- $595
Single (twin) - $625
Early Bird Rates through June 1st. Rates $25 higher after June 1st.
Housing issued on a first come first serve basis
Additional Optional Fees:
-Orr Hot springs-$30
-1:1 Feldenkrais, Clairvoyant Readings or Sound Healing/Vibrational Massage-$100 (Regular price $130-150)
**Please bring cash for these services to the retreat please.
Retreat begins at 3:00 pm on Fri June 16th. Ends Sun June 18th at approximately 3:00PM
(You are welcome to arrive as early as 1:00PM to settle into your room).
*Yoga mats will be provided.
If there's enough interest we can book a private bus from San Francisco. Fares are only $25 per person -1 way.
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 4 videos on fitness and pain management techniques, and 1 soon to be released book about the mind/body connection and its relationship to our pain states.
Jordan Blake, also known as Alī Antána, creates multi-dimensional 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. Alī 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.
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