Due to Covid-19 crisis this Retreat has been postponed.

Stay well, Peace to All....

Sweet Summer Synergy

Yoga & Sound Retreat

JUNE 25-28 2020

Led by Debbie Berardi & Giselle Abadie

Summer is the season of fire (Pitta), with fullness of energy in the air, this cycle is about enjoyment! Embracing the fire element is allowing for the wildness of our heart to express itself through the physical body, through activity, laughter and feeling fully alive!

Join us for 3 nights and 4 days for this invigorating Retreat with deep practices of  Hatha Yoga led by Debbie Berardi and also the energizing practice of Kundalini Yoga led by Giselle Abadie. Experience the power of Sound vibration with every practice to bring you to your highest potential.

We are delighted to enjoy the summer foods freshly prepared with love from our wonderful Chef  Coline Tabrum.  As always all meals will be seasonal, vegetarian, organic and local as much as possible!

We are offering a lite breakfast and full dinner with lunch being open to enjoy the charm of Ojai (an 8 minute drive into town) or staying on the beautiful grounds of the retreat facility  with access to kitchen and BBQ grill.

Special activities involving nature are optional :

Horse back riding through the majestic Ojai scenery. 

( $75 additional cost) 

Evening excursion to Ecotopia Hot Springs. just as the sun is going down we will enjoy the incredible natural hot springs that are surrounded by nature, the stars and all the sounds of small creatures. 

(hot springs included with yoga program)

Retreat Registration:

Retreat is limited to 20 participants 

Arrival time between Thursday June 25th  3-4pm 

Check out Sunday June 28th    12pm

All prices are per person

Email Giselle or Debbie with 

 room/bed choice.

For payment-  $300  (non-refundable) holds your spot




Giselle -



We will be staying at the beautiful and spacious Twin Creek Ranch, which is a modern farm house situated on 10 acres of land  in upper Ojai, 10 minutes from the Ojai village. It is surrounded by the sacred mountains of Ojai with a panoramic view of the Topa Topa Mountains. The property includes 5 acres of orchards consisting of various fruit & nut trees: peach, nectarine, Asian pear, persimmon, orange, lemon,  mandarin, cherry, walnut, and different varieties of apples. It has a yoga room, (The Sanctuary)  pool with waterfall, jacuzzi and fire pit.

To visually see the rooms and set up:

Prosperity Room: 

The Master bedroom. One King and one Day bed, private bathroom with double shower, double sink  and a bath tub, view of the Topa Topa mountains, opening to the patio and the pool area.

Occupancy  Double or Triple - $1350/person, 1 person $1900  SOLD OUT  

Serenity Room: 

One King and one Day bed, view of the orchard. Shared bathroom with Joy Room, bathroom has shower and tub.

Triple  or Double Occupancy - king $1100, daybed $1000

Joy Room:

One King and one Day bed, view of the orchard and the yard. Shared bathroom with Serenity Room, bathroom has shower and tub.

Triple or Double Occupancy - King $1100, daybed $1000

Gratitude Room:

 A Queen bed close to the yoga room with view of the orchard. Shared bathroom with Rose Garden. Bathroom has a shower stall.

Single or double Occupancy - $1000/person , 1 person $1500

Rose Garden:

Three Twin beds with a view of the rose garden. Shared bathroom with Gratitude. 

Triple Occupancy - $975 a /person   


A spacious loft with 3 Twin beds and 3 Day beds separated with nice screens for privacy. 

Sleeps 6 - $800/person    

Bliss: (in the guesthouse) next to Yoga Sanctuary

The Guesthouse is separate from the main house, it is very private with 

 a small kitchen and 2 1/2 bathrooms, plus loft area. The Guesthouse is also right next to Rumi Sanctuary (yoga room)!

Master bedroom. One King bed, three Twins with a view of the Topa Topa mountains.  Private bathroom with shower.

Quadruple Occupancy - king bed $1100- twin  $ 975 person 

Guesthouse Artist- next to Yoga Sanctuary

1 Full bed & 1 Twin bed views of the Topa Topa Mountains, share bath-

 Double Occupancy  Full -$1100, twin- $1050    

Offsite Accommodations 

This option is available to those wishing to stay offsite, at a nearby Air Bnb, campsite, or hotel, and driving to the retreat center for the activities.  These spots include dinner, all yoga related activities, and the visit to the hot springs. 

$650/ person * 4 Available

About the Teachers


 is a Certified Yoga Teacher, Yoga Therapist, and Certified Yoga Tune Up* Teacher. She is registered E-RYT 500 with Yoga Alliance and CYT with IAYT (International Association of Yoga Therapists). She is also a Senior Faculty member with Cloud Nine Yoga School, leading Teacher Trainings in the Hatha & Vinyasa Styles for both 200hr and Advanced 300hr programs.

She received both her 200hr & 300hr certifications through Cloud Nine Yoga with Erika Faith. Debbie has also completed both Primary and Intermediate Series in the Ashtanga Tradition with Tim Miller. She has studied extensively with Nischala Joy Devi, and completed her “Yoga of the Heart” intensive training to become certified to work with cancer and heart disease patients.

Practicing and teaching Ashtanga method is one of Debbie’s passions, however back issues combined with beating breast cancer three times required her to seek additional healing modalities of Yoga. She has studied with highly respected Yoga Therapists: Larry Payne, Brian Dorfman and Master Anatomy Teacher Leslie Kaminoff to learn how to incorporate their beneficial, anatomical and safe techniques into her teaching and personal practice. Debbie’s Yoga Tune Up* training with the renowned Jill Miller has been essential in rounding out her teaching style.

No matter what style of class she is teaching, Hatha, Gentle, YTU*, Vinyasa Flow or Ashtanga, Debbie’s classes focus on balance & harmony within the physical body, creating a foundation for the same effect on the mental and emotional body…and most importantly to be light & joyful on and off the mat.


 is dedicated to the science of yoga and sound vibration. Giselle is a certified Yoga teacher and certified Sound practitioner, combining her experience in Sound vibration, Kundalini Yoga, Hatha, Ayurveda, Tantra, Chanting and Meditation. 

Giselle performs and guides sound bath workshops, teacher trainings programs, private healing sessions, festivals, including Joshua Tree Music Festival and Bhakti Fest. She teaches weekly at YogaWorks in Laguna Beach and Costa Mesa, and at the world renown retreat center The Pearl in Laguna Beach.

Giselle has been a facilitator in the esoteric science of sound for over a decade now, creating an environment where participants may move deeper in the space of healing, guided by planetary gongs, Tibetan singing bowls, crystal bowls, chimes, bells, frame drum and other various sacred instruments, incorporating the sensory sound qualities of these tools to the elemental energies for a whole body holistic experience.

Giselle has a sound/ meditation CD entitled “Cosmic Cycles” which has an enchanting, deep blend of beautiful sounds guiding you on a sound meditation journey through the eight phases of the moon cycles, including sounds of the ocean waves during full and new moon, available for download on iTunes 

Giselle’s heart felt vision is to share the teachings of sound with others, so people can create their own sound experience for their home, children, friends, work and personal practice. She has 2 day intensives and for deeper understanding she has a 6 month program. 

Giselle’s trainings include five year training with Sotantar Suraj’s Gong Academy (sound therapy), 200 Hour Kundalini Yoga Teacher Training from Yoga West, 200 Hour YogaWorks Teacher Training, an education in Ayurvedic Health from the California College of Ayurveda. Currently she is studying the frame drum and vocal exploration with the incredible devotional singer and Frame drum artist Miranda Rondeau. 

Sharing any teachings that she has learned on her spiritual journey has been Giselle’s passion, always remaining a student of yoga & sound with an insatiable thirst to live from the heart, to dance with joy, sing from the soul, to love all beings and to remain always a humble seeker of truth, love and devotion.