August 28 to Sept 2, 2019

Ojai Women’s RetreatPresent Moment Living, Creating a Path of Wholeness
Yoga, Ayurveda, & the Alexander Technique
Carol P. Prentice


Real Life. Real Tools.

“Come discover a new path that will nourish your Body, Mind, and Spirit.”

Does it feel like you are living in the past or dreaming about the future? Is it hard to be in the present moment and stay on a healthy, balanced course that is taking you where you want to go? Old thoughts, feelings, and habits can be hard to release making us feel stuck. How we get unstuck from what is holding us back or taking us off our path is not always clear. Sometimes we need guidance. The Ojai Women’s Retreat offers you the opportunity to get a clear picture of how you can create a new path in Body, Mind, and Spirit.

The three disciplines, Yoga, Ayurveda and the Alexander Technique, deepen your relationship to your true self, your true beauty from the inside, out. Go inward and learn the art of self-care, self-awareness, and self-transformation. When this happens, life just gets easier!

Every day we are a new self, with new possibilities. 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.

Embrace present moment living and get back on your path to feeling whole again. Join us in beautiful Ojai and experience the magic that this amazing valley holds, the serenity of the Pepper Tree Retreat and how the profound disciplines of Yoga, Ayurveda, and the Alexander Technique can transform your life.


Life just gets easier!
Come experience the beauty and magic of the Ojai Valley

Come Experience:

  • The beautiful oasis of the Ojai Valley and the peaceful setting of the Pepper Tree 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.
  • Delicious, healthy and healing meals that are cooked especially for the Retreat.
  • A beautiful opening and closing ceremonies that creates a container and builds 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 consists of:

  • Daily breath-centered 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.
  • Ayurvedic Tongue and Pulse assessment
  • 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 whole system.
  • An evening of nourishing chanting, sharing and connecting.
  • 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 & 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 & keep you on the path to wholeness
  • 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.”
~Ayurvedic Proverb

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 with 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.”
~Carol Prentice

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.
Info & Registration

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“Studying these three disciplines together for 5-days has changed my life! I feel more balanced and in harmony from a very practical way. It was also fun to meet interesting women in such a beautiful environment. Five days I will treasure!” ~Itsuko M., Southern CA

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 and was a faculty member for 8 years. 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: and

Info & Registration

Carol Prentice805-798-3929 |


Tuition Rates (Self-selected Sliding Scale)

Important Pricing Information: Our tuition uses a sliding scale based on personal income. We want to ensure that our courses are accessible to women with diverse means. When you register, please choose the Basic Tuition, Medium or Higher Tuition for the Retreat. Whichever tuition level you choose is purely your choice, based on your perceived income. If you want to ensure your booking at the current prices please book soon. If you cannot afford the lowest tuition fee, please contact Carol Prentice. Limited work/study is available.


To confirm your space and room a $500 deposit is due upon registration. Full Payment due on August 5th, 2019

Early Discount After July 11th
Low $995 $1285
Medium $1135 $1350
High $1285 $1445

(Pricing for Room/Meals are separate. Please see list below.)

Discounts offered:

$100.00 tuition discount for full-time students. This applies to 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.

Feel free to call Carol Prentice if you have any questions!

Lodging and all meals at the pepper tree retreat (per person for all attendees)

The Pepper Tree Retreat offers a peaceful setting surrounded by the Topa Topa mountains in the beautiful Ojai Valley. Please visit the Pepper Tree Retreat website to see room descriptions. Double and single occupancy available. Each room has its own unique charm and beauty with A/C.  Book early! Booked on a first come basis. Once you decide on a room please call Carol Prentice to book your room. She handles all accommodations.

Room Rates include all accommodations and all meals for 5-days. 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
Single Occupancy $790 $835 $940 $940 $889 $790 $940
Fees per person Chaplin Besant Bohm
Double Occupancy $510 pp $540 pp $510 pp

Cancellation Policy

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 2020. 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.


Join us! We look forward to seeing you in Ojai!