Empower & Flow Retreats

Escape to nature with us!


Aug 19-21, 2022, Sonoma CA
May 26-29th, 2022, Santa Cruz CA

Put away the cell phone and the buzz of the city. This retreat will take you on a journey to deeply soothe your nervous system, align and rejuvenate your physical body and live from your authentic self!

We will have as a theme, "the center pole." So often life throws us off balance. This retreat will help us to align and center and re-find our core!

The weekends will consist of movement lessons,  connection, meditation, nature, healthy vegetarian cuisine, as well as personal and spiritual growth classes. You’ll also have plenty of free time to relax around the retreat center’s natural settings, spend time journaling, connecting with wonderful like-minded people, or sipping on a cup of tea.  


You will be guided through daily yoga & somatic movement classes to improve your flexibility, strength, and alignment.


You will learn practices to shift emotional and energy blockages and release negative beliefs and social conditioning and reconnect to the wisdom of your heart.


Through meditation, grounding and centering yourself in a nature setting, you will have the opportunity to reconnect to the truth of who you are.

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.

As a result of the yoga and Feldenkrais you may:
-Free your body from stiffness, aches, and pain.
-Improve your skeletal alignment, flexibility & physical mobility.
-Decreased anxiety, stress, and sleep issues.Improve strength and agility.
-Improve your intuition.

The Location: Aug 19-21st, 2022

Mandala Retreat Center, Cobb, CA

Mandala Springs is a 200-acre wellness retreat center in the Mayacamas Mountains north of the Bay Area in Cobb, California, a place where nature and spirit meet and create a natural healing environment for all.

The Location: For Feb & May 2022:

Watsonville, Ca (Santa Cruz Mtns)

Mount Madonna Retreat Center is located on 355 acres of redwoods and grasslands.

Our peaceful haven is a place where you can step back, slow down, and reconnect to your center, to nature, and to a more authentic flow of life.


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

*We welcome all levels of experience.

How to sign up

To Register (2 steps):
1. Please fill out the registration form HERE.

2. Send payment/room preference via button above or via one of the options on the right. Retreat fees are per-person and include beautiful resort accommodations, use of all facilities, workshop/classes with Shara, yoga classes, vegetarian meals, and peaceful spaciousness to support your journey.

Payment options:
Credit Card: via payment link above
Paypal: Please add a 2.7% surcharge to Paypal payments. If you'd prefer me to send you a link to pay with, I'd be happy to do so!
Venmo: shara-ogin (last 4 digits of phone #6401)
Check: Please make checks out to Shara Ogin.
Direct Deposit:/Zelle Wells Fargo Bank

Deposit: If unable to pay in full, ok to pay $500 deposit. Full payment due 30 days prior to start of event.

Cx Policy: If over 60 days, I will provide a full 100% refund. If under 60 days, the full amount can be applied to another retreat or service with Shara.
If under 7 days, the $500 deposit is held and the rest of the funds can be applied to another service with Shara.


P.S. This is a drug & alcohol-free event!


All-inclusive rates include meals/snacks, all classes, and use of all general facilities including access to the temples and shrines, hiking trails, lake and hot tub.

Aug Retreat Pricing (2 nights/3 days).
Early bird rates through July 19th.

1 person in Double room: $887/$987
Single: $1087/$1287
2 people in 1 room:(2 twin or queen bed) = $1575/$1675
or save $100 per person you bring.

May Retreat 2023:
Rate is determined upon number of people in each room (not room size). Hence, for those requesting a double, triple, or dorm, please also indicate your second choice.

1st rate earlybird by Feb 26, 22.
2nd earlybird by April 26, 22.
3rd rate - regular price

Van or Tent:  $735/785/834
Dorm Room: (4 people) $836/886/936
Triple Room: $875/925/975
Double Cabin (without bath): 975/1045/1095
Double Room (without bath):995/1055/1125
Double Room (with bath): 1,145/1,195/1,295
Single (without bath): $1215/1295/1345
Single (with bath): $1345/1395/1465

Please note, all rooms with bath will be in a different building than the one we are teaching in.

Check-in is from 4 PM and check-out is from 11:30/12 AM.

Questions? contact Shara at: or 415-9996401

Sample Schedule

The weekend will be structured with classes and workshops but there will also be free time to enjoy the surroundings or simply relax.

Please note all of the classes are optional yet strongly encouraged!

Check-in is from 4 PM and check-out is from 11:30/12 AM.

Day 1: Friday

4:00-4:30 - Check in
4:30-5:15 - Feldenkrais lesson (Grounding & the pelvis)
5:15-6:15 - Dinner
6:15-8:00 - Orientation, Introductions & Review of weekend schedule 

Saturday May 28, 2022
7:30-9am - Meditation + Beginner Asana Yoga (with Mt Madonna Staff - Redwood Room)
10:00-11:00 - Brunch
11:00-12:00 - Feldenkrais Foot/leg lesson
12:00-1:00 - Group Hike (optional)
1:00-2:00 - Snack (Seminar House)
2:00-4:15 - Free time
4:15-5:15 - Head/Heart/3rd eye activity
5:15-6:15 - Dinner
7:15 - 8 - Mixer communication activity 

Sunday May 29, 2022
7:15-7:30 - Optional Meditation (Seminar house)
7:30 - 8:30 - Yoga with Julia
8:30-9:30 - Breakfast
9:30-10:30 - Heart Opening Feldenkrais
10:30 -12 - Journaling (optional)
12:30-1:30 - Lunch
afternoon - Free time
4 - 5:15 - Release your Voice (Julia)
5:15-6:15 - Dinner
7:15 - 8:15 - Restorative / Meditation with sound bowls

Monday May 30th, 2022
7:30-8:30 - Power Pilates (Optional / Shara)
8:30-9:30 - Breakfast

9:30-10:15 - Feldenkrais Lesson
10:30-11:15 - Completion Circle
Retreat ends at 11:15 yet you are welcome to pack up your room after and then come for lunch
12:30-1:30 - Lunch