Empower & Flow Retreats

Escape to nature with us!


May 19-21 - Copper Mtn, Colo
May 26-29th, Santa Cruz Mountains, CA
June 2nd-4th - Mt Shasta

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!

Both weekends will consist of movement lessons,  connection, meditation, nature, healthy vegetarian cuisine, as well as personal and spiritual growth classes.  

We will come together with the intention to do a deep dive into the self; with a focus on breaking through barriers of the mind, and healing our hearts and bodies, so that YOU can gain a new, more empowering view of what is possible for you in your life!


You will be guided through daily  somatic Feldenkrais® & 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?

For these lessons, you will be guided through gentle movement sequences which have an extraordinary effect on adapting the nervous system towards its optimal state, and helping us to "let go," of our excess holding and contraction patterns. 

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 your intuition, clarity, and focus.

The Location: For Mt Shasta Weekend, June 2-4th 2023:

Mount Shasta, Ca

Hikari Retreat Center is located in a rural setting on the outskirts of Mount Shasta, an area known for its healing properties, paranormal phenomena and sacred water bodies. This majestic volcano, located at the southern end of the Cascade Mountain Range, offers one of the strongest energy vortexes in North America and has inspired spiritual seekers for decades.

All three Siskiyou mountain ranges are visible from the windows, offering an elevated escape from worldly concerns and a reset to the central nervous system.

The Location: For Memorial Day Weekend, May 2023:

Watsonville, Ca (Santa Cruz Mtns)

Mount Madonna Retreat Center is located on 355 acres of redwoods and grasslands. Located 90 min from the San francisco and 45 min from San Jose airports.

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.

For details about the Copper Mountain Retreat click HERE.


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 via payment buttons below or via one of the options on the listed.

Retreat fees are per-person and include the beautiful resort accommodations, use of all facilities (including the hot tub and lake), workshop/classes with Shara, yoga classes, healthy (mostly organic) meals, and peaceful spaciousness to support your journey.

Payment options:
Credit Card: via payment link, Venmo or Paypal: Paypal is Please add a 2.7% surcharge to Paypal payments.

Venmo: shara-ogin (last 4 digits of phone #6401)

Check: Please email me for mailing address.

Zelle: Wells Fargo / 415 999-6401

Ok to pay $500 deposit to reserve your spot. Full payment due 45 days prior to start of event.

Cx Policy:
If over 60 days, Shara will provide a full 100% refund.
If under 60 days, the full amount can be applied to another retreat or service with Shara or receive a full refund minus the $500 deposit.

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!

Questions? contact Shara at: or 415-9996401


June 2-4th Retreat 2023 in Mt Shasta Ca

*April 1st, Prices increase $50
Commuter: $550
GlampingTent, Double: $700
Glamping Tent Single: $850
Shared Room (twin bed) with bath: $750
Shared Room (king bed) with bath + private patio: $850
Private Room, Queen bed with bath - $1200/$1700 (if double bed shared)
Single Queen with Private Patio + bath- $1300/1850

**For financial assist, I will be needing 2 assistants for the weekend who I can offer a $300 discount to. Will assist with room tidy and meal prep.

***Images of the rooms and place can be viewed at:

***Retreat begins at 2pm Friday June 2nd & ends around noon on the 4th.

Purchase HERE

May Retreat 2023 in California:
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.

 Early bird by April 26, 2023.

Commuter: $725
Van or Tent:  $850/900
Dorm Room: (4 people) $950/1000
Triple Room: $1025/1075
Double Cabin (without bath): $1100/1150
Double Room (without bath): $1125/1175
Double Room (with bath): $1,225/1,295
Single Room(without bath): $1275/1325
Single Cabin (without bath):$1225/1275
Single with bath: $1425/1475

Please note, the cabins, are about a 12 min walk away, nestled in the middle of the redwoods.

There is a limited number of rooms with bath.

**For financial assist, I will be needing 2 assistants for the weekend who I can offer a $300 discount to.

***Retreat begins around 4pm and ends at 1pm on Monday

Purchase HERE

Mt Shasta Hikari Retreat Center  Images

Mount Madonna Images

Sample Schedule May Mt Madonna Retreat:

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 

Sample Schedule for Mt Shasta Retreat

Day 1: Friday
1:00-2:00 - Check-in
2:00-3:00 - Feldenkrais lesson (Grounding & the pelvis)
3--4:30 - Orientation, Introductions, Intentions & Review of the weekend schedule
4:30-5:30 - Journaling + break
5:30 - 6:30 - Dinner
6:30 - 7:30 - Restorative Movements + Hands on Healing
7:30 onwards - Hot tubbing / Free time

7:00-8:00 - Yoga (optional) + Meditation
8:15-9:45 - Breakfast + Free time
9:45-10:45 - Feldenkrais foot/leg lesson
10:45-12:30 Group Hike (optional)
12:30-2:00 - Lunch + Break + journaling assignment
2:00-4:00 - Anger Purge / Emotional Release
4:00-5:00 - Free Time
5:00 - 6:30 Head/Heart/3rd eye activity
6:30 - 7:30 - Dinner
7:30 - 8:30 - Mixer communication activity
8:30 onwards hot tub and free time

7:00-8:00- Yoga or Feldenkrais & Meditation
8:00-9:30 - Breakfast + pack + Journaling
9:30-10:30 - Manifestation / Powerfully Calling in what you want exercise
10:45 - noon - Closing Circle + Full Moon release Ceremony

Optional lunch in town or group hike after!