Empower & Flow Retreats

Escape to nature with us!


Feb 17-20th, 2023, Boulder, CO
May 26-29th, 2023, 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!

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

The Feb Boulder retreat will be a Woman's only retreat where we will come together with an intention to do a deep dive into the self; with a focus on breaking through barriers of the mind, 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 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: For President's Day Weekend, Feb 2023:

Loveland, CO 

Sunrise ranch is located 1 hr north of Denver at the foothills of the rocky mountains.  It was originally a 123 acre ranch dedicated to land restoration and chemical free farming.

As one of the oldest intentional spiritual communities in the country and a thriving spiritual retreat and conference center, there has been much positive thought and intention directed toward this land and the structures and forms that live on it. There is a palpable vibration that may be sensed immediately upon arriving on and it is an ideal location for awakening, growth and development!

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.


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


Feb Retreat 2023 in Colorado:
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 Pricing through Jan 1st, 2023. Pricing to increase $100 after!

Commuter: $700
Camper/Van: $800
Dorm Room: (4 people): $900
Triple Room: $1000
Double Room: $1125
Single Room: $1,275

Check-in is from 2-6 PM and check-out is from 11:30/12 AM.

**For financial assist, I will be needing 2 assistants for the weekend who I can offer a $500 discount to.

**1-3 Bedroom apartments onsite are also available for a higher rate.

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.

1st rate early bird by Feb 26, 23.
2nd early bird by April 26, 23.
3rd rate - regular price

Van or Tent:  $735/785/835
Dorm Room: (4 people) $836/886/936
Triple Room: $875/925/975
Double Cabin (without bath): 975/1045/1095
Double Room (without bath):995/1045/1095
Double Room (with bath): 1,145/1,195/1,265
Single (without bath): $1215/1295/1345
Single Cabin (without bath):1145/1195/1245
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.

Purchase HERE

Sunrise Ranch  Images

Mount Madonna Images

Sample Schedule for MAY 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 Woman's Boulder Feb Retreat

Day 1: Friday
4:00-5:30 - Check in
5:30 - 6 - Brief Introductions
6-7 - Dinner
7:00-7:30 - Feldenkrais lesson (Grounding & the pelvis)
7:30-8:30 - Orientation, Introductions & Review of weekend schedule 

7:30-8:30am - Meditation + Asana Yoga
8:30-9:30 - Breakfast
9:30 - 10:30 - Seeing Deeper into another / Empathic connection
10:30-12 - Free time
12-1 - Break
1-2 - Feldenkrais lesson
2-3:30 - Group Hike (optional if weather permits)
3:30-5 - Free time
5-6 - Head/Heart/3rd eye activity
6-7 - Dinner
7:15 - 8:15 - Mixer communication activity
8:15 onwards hot tub + free time

Sunday schedule similar - we will focus on eradicating limiting thoughts and beliefs of the mind and the Feldenkrais lessons will focus on a different area of the body.