Then this retreat is for you.
You are not here to struggle. You are here to thrive and to remember your essence as LOVE. In this weekend retreat you will be supported to make some real shifts to help you feel more grounded, supported, connected to yourself and others and able to move forward in your life in alignment with your heart and soul. Reconnect to your innate passion, vitality and aliveness and step into experiencing more joy, beauty and love in your life.
LEGS, HIPS AND PELVIS
At the base of your spine there is an energetic gateway through which your life-force, joy and passion flows up to your heart. In this retreat we will focus on clearing this gateway, reconnecting the energy flow in your legs, hips and pelvis, so that you can start to embody more of the aliveness, juicyness and love that is wanting to flow through you and out into your life.
The hips, pelvis and legs carry energetic patterning around survival, finances, self worth, sexuality, support, and your ability to move forward in your life and manifest your intentions and purpose.
Through yoga, breath, sound, movement, drawing and journalling, you will be lovingly supported to bring attention to these areas to soften and release holding patterns, old stories of struggle, fear, unworthiness and lack, held in the hips and pelvis.
As you turn towards these old fears and long held tensions, they become a doorway to greater intimacy, self-compassion and to experiencing a deeper connection to self and to others. Freeing energy in the hips and pelvis reconnects us not only to a sense of safety and grounding but to our innate connectedness to all that is.
From a strong foundation and a deeper experience of what it is to feel grounded, you will be supported to access more of your heart's energy. Working at these inner levels supports and initiates a natural evolution in your outer life so that you can move forward in alignment with your heart and soul with a sense of safety and stability.
Through heart opening cacao ceremony (drinking cacao is optional) at the beautiful Ojai Hot Springs and uplifting kirtan (a heart opening chanting practice) we will connect to mother earth and open to her healing energy to support this process.
Complete your journey by soaking in the potent and nourishing healing waters of the Ojai Hot Springs, washing away the old, and emerging into life feeling nourished, reconnected to love and ready to move forward, share your gifts and shine your light.
Gentle landing yoga practice & meditation
Unlocking the subtle body through yoga, breath, sound and movement
Accessing deep body wisdom through creative heart/mind journalling and drawing
Cacao ceremony and Kirtan
Final sharing circle
Soaking in the hot springs
Fri Oct 12th: 7.15pm - 9.15pm
Sat Oct 13th: 1pm - 6pm
Sun Oct 14th: 2pm - 6pm
Friday and Saturday
at Ojai Yoga Shala, 306 East Matillija St, Ojai, CA
will be held at Ojai Eco Hot Springs
>> 11 hours of nourishing & transformational practices led by Julia Berkeley <<
>> Cacao ceremony <<
>> Entrance to, and 2 hours of soaking in, the Ojai Hot springs <<
>> 40% off a follow up personal Soul Centered Healing session with Julia <<
(Accomodation and meals not included)
There are a limited number of spots so we suggest you grab yours soon and take advantage of the Earlybird special.
Earlybird special: $190 before September 26th
Regular price: $220
To register or if you have questions please send us an email by clicking the link below and we will get right back to you.
Cacao is the plant from which chocolate is made. It is a superfood and when eaten or drunk in a ceremonial setting can be used as medicine for the soul. It is a natural heart opener, as you may know from eating chocolate, and is a source of antioxidants and many beneficial minerals including magnesium, iron, copper, manganese, zinc and selenium.
The main active compound is theobromine, which literally means food of the gods!
It aids meditation, promotes connection to the body, works on the heart chakra and particularly seems to support the journey towards empowerment and fulfillment.
Drinking the Cacao is an optional component of the weekend and best avoided if you are currently taking antidepressant or antipsychotic medications, or have a serious heart condition. You can still participate in the ceremony with great benefit.
If you are visiting from out of town you will find a number of airbnb options in Ojai.
Other places to stay of differing prices include...
and if you want to really treat yourself!