Renew. Create. Heal.
Ojai Women’s Retreat
Healing Your Life From the Inside ~ Out
with Yoga, Ayurveda & the Alexander Technique
Carol P. Prentice ~ Amanda Green
Sydney Laurel Harris
Real Life. Real Tools.
Special Guest Teacher
An Evening of Chanting
As women, it doesn’t matter what age you are, we are constantly working to create more balance in our busy and sometimes overwhelming schedules. Women have a unique place in the world, thus we need to take a unique path that allows us to connect to our True Spirit and it’s divine nature. This reconnection allows for our most authentic self to unfold and our highest potential to be met.
This retreat will guide you along this path so you can stop acting from a place of uncertainty and learn to honor your authentic self. Only you can be the author of your own life story. Come and start a new chapter!
Join us in beautiful Ojai and experience the magic that this amazing valley holds, the serenity of the Pepper Tree Retreat and how these profound disciplines of Ayurveda, Yoga and the Alexander Technique can transform your life.This 5-day retreat is specially designed to teach you the art of unlearning—letting go of old patterns that have long since lost their usefulness—while also providing precious leisure time which allows these new skills and understandings to become more rooted in your daily life.
We teach Yoga, Ayurveda and the Alexander Technique in a practical and meaningful way so that when you return home you will have useful tools to keep this new, balanced relationship going—not only within yourself but with everyone around you.
Come & Get the Rejuvenation You’re Looking For…
- Luxuriate in the beautiful oasis of the Ojai Valley and the peaceful setting of the Pepper Tree Retreat.
- Enjoy delicious, healing food cooked especially for the Retreat.
- Learn transformative techniques and practices in all three interactive healing modalities: Yoga, Ayurveda, Alexander Technique.
- Make the most of the intimate setting by receiving personal attention and time with highly qualified teachers.
- Connect with like minded women.
- Experience a beautiful opening and closing ceremonies that creates a container to heal building on a sense of community.
“I have a very busy work…this workshop taught me how I can incorporate a 30 minute daily practice into my morning with asana, breath and meditation that really changes how I act and react in my life. Thank you!” ~ Mary P., Tampa FL.
The Workshop Consist Of:
- Daily yoga classes
- Private Alexander Technique and Breath Assessment lesson
- Daily small group classes in postural re-education
- Morning lecture/discussion on the Yoga Sutras and how they apply to balancing your life.
- Afternoon presentation on Ayurveda and its practical application to nourishing yourself as a woman.
- Food as Medicine ~ how to create a diet that supports your body.
- Working with the 5 sense therapies ~ what ones are right for you!
- Powerful meditation practices ~
- Discover the power of breath work (pranayama) ~ how it can balance your
- An evening of nourishing chanting for women
- An evening of fun and celebration at my home. Swimming, food, sharing and a closing ceremony to remember.
“The success of Yoga does not lie in the ability to perform postures but in how it positively changes the way we live our life and our relationships” ~ T.K.V. Desikachar
KEY BENEFITS YOU WILL TAKE HOME:
- Better Posture and Balance
- A nourishing yoga and Ayurveda practice
- Ways to create ‘space’ in your life
- Reduced tension and pain
- What foods & spices are right for you
- Meditation practice
- Key ‘tools’ to manage stress
- Healing Sensory modalities that are right for you
“When diet is wrong medicine is of no use. When diet is correct medicine is of no need.”
SET ASIDE TIME TO DO THIS IMPORTANT INNER WORK:
As women it is important to take time and retreat to a place of quiet and beauty. To reflect. To discover that wise eternal aspect of yourself and connect more deeply to your true nature as Spirit. Come join us this weekend and allow your story to unfold…
3 POWERFUL PATHS COMING TOGETHER TO CREATE THE RESULTS DESIGNED PERSONALLY FOR YOU
This retreat not only offers you an immersion into daily yoga and Ayurveda practices that will support health and well-being. It also gives you a clear understanding of the Alexander Technique. You will learn to think with your body in such a way that allows less tension as you move…whether in walking, working at your computer, driving a car, participating in sports or practicing yoga.
“These three disciplines have profoundly changed my life and have taught me how to live happily in the present moment.”
Take home the tools, techniques, and training you need to help keep you balanced.
OUR WORKSHOP IS DESIGNED FOR YOUR INDIVIDUAL LEVEL:
- Beginner level: Build a practical foundation in Yoga, Ayurveda and Alexander Technique.
- More Experienced: Deepen your understanding of these three disciplines.
- Yoga/Ayurveda/Alexander Teachers or Trainees: Enjoy learning and deepening your own training with more experienced teachers.
“Don’t miss this retreat! I came back a different person. It was a huge opening for me, and gave me very real and tangible understanding of how my patterning was keeping me stuck in my job and with my family. I’ve made profound changes in life, both with family and work. I am now pursuing my passion of becoming a nutritionist.”
~Katy, Southern CA
Our Teaching Faculty
Carol P. Prentice
Carol is a leading expert in the Mind/Body field for over 30 years. She believes that given the right tools, you can heal and transform your own life. Having overcome chronic back pain, depression, and major digestive issues, she knows how powerful these three disciplines can affect your life in a positive way. Carol has also dealt with divorce, raising her two daughters as a single mom, the death of her parents, menopause and how age changes one’s perspective on life. She is passionate about helping women find their inner voice, and create a path to health, grace and living a life of optimal health and joy.
Carol graduated from Alexander Training Institute in San Francisco under the direction of Frank Ottiwell in1986; she furthered her studies with first generation Alexander Teachers Marjorie Barstow, Walter & Dily’s Carrington, and Marjory Barlow. Carol is a Clinical Ayurvedic Specialist and Pancha Karma Specialist (Ayurveda Body Therapies) and a graduate of the California College of Ayurveda, where she is currently a faculty member. Carol has been a student of yoga since the early 80’s, but it wasn’t until she met Mr.TKV Desikachar in 2009, that she experienced the true healing side of yoga. She is a graduate of the Healing Yoga Foundation in S.F., a 500-hour teacher training program in the tradition of T. Krishnamacharya.
As Ayurveda and Yoga are the sister sciences to each other, Carol along with her Alexander training has developed a hands-on approach to working with these 3 systems of learning to help empower people in their own process of healing. Carol can be found at: carolpprentice.com and www.alexandertechniqueworkshops.com
Amanda is a yoga teacher who knows firsthand that when we practice and study yoga, the things we do in our everyday life have the potential to be profoundly spiritual. She teaches from personal experience because yoga is the foundation of so many positive shifts in her life.
Amanda leads both small group classes and individuals with clear language, deep listening, and a sense of humor while holding space for each person to have their own experience. Amanda helps the ancient Yogic teachings come to life in ways that are relevant and meaningful for the modern day. She candidly relates yogic concepts to her experiences as a mom, partner, teacher, artist, blogger and encourages her students to do the same. In this way, yoga practice becomes a deeply personal journey and a means to live a fulfilling and purposeful life.
Amanda took her first yoga class in 2001 and has been practicing ever since. After moving from Seattle to Austin in 2010, she enrolled in a Hatha Yoga teacher-training program and soon after completion, she began teaching yoga full-time. Amanda met her teacher and mentor, Chase Bossart, in 2011 and her yoga practice took a turn for a more gentle and therapeutic approach and her yoga study expanded to embrace the broader teachings of yoga.
She has specialized training in yoga as therapy and continues her studies with the exceptional faculty and peers of the YATNA yoga therapy training program. Amanda lives in Austin, TX with her two daughters, husband, and extended family. She paints, dances, and writes about her life and yoga adventures in her weekly blog posts. Amanda can be found at: www.agyogatherapy.com
Sydney Laurel Harris
Sydney Laurel Harris teaches full time as an Alexander Technique teacher and teacher-trainer and balances multiple personal roles as spouse and mother of two grown sons in Ventura, CA.
Sydney feels a primary aspect of the Alexander Technique is its unique application to teaching us how to be present within this very moment establishing a balance within our mind and body. This practice also holds the key to finding health and fulfillment in our daily lives.
Sydney graduated in 1977 from the Alexander Training Institute in S.F. under the direction of Frank Ottiwell and Giora Pinkas. She then studied further with first generation teachers Marjorie Barstow, Patrick Macdonald, and Walter and Dily’s Carrington. She also is a proud founder and co-director of the Alexander Training Institute of Los Angeles (ATI-LA). She is a member of AmSAT. Sydney can be found at: www.alexanderusa.com
Rowan Lommel, E-RYT, is a yoga therapist. She trained as a yoga teacher with the Desikachar family and through the Krishnamacharya Healing Yoga Foundation. She currently studies with Dr. Kausthub Desikachar, son of TKV Desikachar and grandson of T.Krishnamacharya (father of modern yoga).
Rowan works with individuals with various abilities and conditions. She has taught Vedic Chant to groups and individuals since 2003 and understands what a profound and powerful tool chant and sound can have on one’s healing.
Her school, the New School of Yoga, offers a Yoga Alliance certified teacher training. Rowan lives in Ojai, CA. with her husband and son, plus one on the way. Rowan can be found at: www.newschoolofyoga.org or www.yogapotentials.com
Or contact Carol Prentice
Tuition (Income Related)
Important Pricing Information: Our program prices are income-related. When you book, please choose the low, medium, or higher priced list, based on your personal income. The choice is yours. We want to ensure that our course is accessible to people of diverse means. If you cannot afford the lowest program, please contact Carol Prentice. Limited work/study is available as well as a payment plan.
Early Bird Registration
Please note that Early-Bird Registration prices are in effect through July 11, 2016. Beginning July 12th, 2016, Late Registration prices go into effect. Full Payment due by August 5th.
Lower: $975.00, Medium: $1325.00, Higher: $1550.00.
(Pricing for Room/Meals are separate. Please see list below.)
Late Registration Fee
Tuition only: Paid after July 11th, 2016
Lower: $1075.00, Medium: $1425.00, Higher: $1650.00.
(Pricing for Room/Meals is separate. Please see list below.)
$200.00 tuition discount for full time students. This applies for students in a 3-year teacher-training program in these disciplines, a college or university student.
Bring a friend and receive $100 off your full base fee.
Lodging and All Meals (per person for all attendees)
Call Carol Prentice with your room selection. She will book the room for you. Double and single occupancy available. Each room is unique and beautiful. Book early! Booked on a first come basis.For room descriptions, please visit the Pepper Tree Retreat website.
Rates include all accommodations and all meals for 5-days. Each room is unique, with air condition and charm. All the meals will be prepared especially for the retreat from the Compassionate Chef. High quality, organic food, Ayurvedic based to support your well-being.
Rates listed below include five (5) nights and all meals.
|Fees per person||Huxley||Lawrence||Lennon||Stravinsky||Bodi||Salk||Banyan|
|Fees per person||Chaplin||Besant||Bohm||Bodi|
|Double Occupancy||$495 pp||$525 pp||$495 pp||$525 pp|
For cancellations before July 11th, (last day, July 11th) we will refund all of your payments except the deposit. For cancellations between July 11th and August 5th, THERE IS NO REFUND; however we will credit any payments over the deposit to our next Hands-On Retreats workshop in 2017. For cancellation after August 5th there is NO REFUND AND NO CREDIT; however workshop fees may be transferred to another person.
Credit cards will be charged a 3.5% fee.