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, 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
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, 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.
(Early bird pricing listed. Pricing to increase $50 by Aug 27th):
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.
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.
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, consistent with their purpose and the truth of whom they are.
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 work place & beyond." She is working on her next book with a more metaphysical perspective about the mind/body and its relationship to our pain states.
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