Body/Mind Transformation Retreats

Escape to nature with us!


Sept 16 - 18th - Mt Shasta, CA
Sept 28-Oct 1st - Copper Mtn, CO
May 24-27th, 2024 - Santa Cruz Mtn, CA
May 31-June 2, 2024 -  Cobb, 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!

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® & Yoga 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, Sept 16-18th 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:
Check: Please email me for mailing address.

Zelle: Wells Fargo / 415 999-6401

Credit Card: via website payment link or Paypal or Venmo. Please add a 2.9% surcharge to Paypal and Venmo Payments.

Paypal is

Venmo: @kuehnelf (Frank Kuehnel, last 4 digits of phone #3363)

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 50% the $500 deposit.
If under 30 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


Mt Shasta Retreat
✨Earlybird -$50 off the prices listed, through 30 days prior & 60 days prior for 2024 retreat

-Commuter: $700
-Own Tent: $775
-Glamping Tent (shared with 1 or 2 others) - has heater + bedside table & light - $900
-Shared Room (twin beds in "The Nest"): $875 - 
A fireside lounge area with 2 twin beds. (Please note, the 3 people staying in the back bedroom do need to walk through the nest to access the rest of house).
-Shared Room (Twin beds in "The Ceder Room") - $900
A 3 bed room with a walk in closet and double vanity and shower attached.
-Shared Room (king bed in "The Ceder Room")  A separate bathroom features a double vanity and large shower: $950
-Black Butte Suite - Queen-size bed, bathroom just outside of room with a skylight over the shower which is wrapped in locally sourced cedar wood. $1300 single/$1800 if shared by 2.
-Master Room - Mount Eddy Suite A very special room with a Queen-size bed that opens onto a patio with views of Mount Eddy. An ensuite bathroom features a clawfoot bathtub wrapped in locally sourced cedar wood. Stained glass skylight in room  - $1450/$1950 if shared by 2.

**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 Sat & ends around noon on Monday.

Purchase HERE

May Retreat 2024 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.

Prices below are from 2023 and will be updated soon for 2024.

-Commuter: $725
-Van or Tent:  $900
-Dorm Room: (4 people) $1000
-Triple Room: $1075
-Double Cabin (without bath): $1150
-Double Room (without bath): $1175
-Single Room or cabin(without bath): $1350

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

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

Purchase HERE

Mt Shasta Hikari Retreat Center  Images

Meeting you and attending the retreat led by you was one of the best experiences of my life. You are a beautiful charismatic woman who oozes confidence and love and inspires others with the same. Keep up the good work! My excitement and happy vibes are unmistakably very much on display... my family and friends and everybody I meet here.. nobody fails to notice it. All say that I look transformed as in happy and fearless. That reticence and the holding back of emotions are all gone. 

                                                                                                                                            ~Ali, School Director, 2023 Retreat

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 27, 2023
7:30-10am - Meditation + Pranayam followed by Beginner Asana Yoga (with Mt Madonna Staff - Redwood Room)
10:00-11:00 - Brunch
11-11:45 - Free time + Journaling
11:45 - 1:00 - Anger Purge / Emotional Release
1:00-2:30 - Optional group hike
2:30-4:00 - Snack (Seminar House)/free time
4:00-5:15 - Yoga (Redwood Room)
5:15-6:15 - Dinner
7:00 - 8 - Restorative / Meditation with sound bowls (Seminar house)All classes after Sat will be in the Seminar house

Sunday May 28, 2023
7:30 - 7:45 - Optional Sitting Meditation (Seminar house)
7:45 - 8:30 - Feldenkrais Foot/leg lesson
8:30 - 9:30 - Breakfast
9:30-10:15 - Break
10:15 -12:30 - Group hike1
2:30 - 1:15 - Lunch
1:15 - 2:15 - Opening Heart Feldenkrais lesson
2:15 - 3:15 - Journaling + partner share
3:15 - 3:30 - Break
3:30 - 4:15 - Communication mixer
4:15 - 4:30 - Complete Manifestation lists
4:30 - 5:15 - Manifestation Exercise
5:15 - 6:15 - Dinner
7:00 - 8:15 - Fun Mixer activity

Monday May 29th, 2023
7:30 - 8:30 - Meditation + Yoga flow with Shara
8:30 - 9:15 - Breakfast
9:15 - 9:30 - Pack up room

9:30 - 10 - The Eyes Feldenkrais Lesson
10 -10:45 - Completion Circle
Retreat ends here, yet we will have an optional bonus experience known as a Family Constellation you are welcome to join!

10:45 - 12:30 - Family Constellation
12:30 - 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!