Winter Ojai Yoga & Sound Embodiment Retreat
Begin the new year through deep practices of
yoga, Ayurveda and sound vibration
Led by Debbie Berardi & Giselle Abadie
This is a whole embodiment retreat, focusing on the seasonal aspect of Winter, to cleanse, recharge and reset.
Winter is the end of a seasonal cycle, a time of emptiness, to begin again. At this retreat we will ground ourselves beginning with early morning mediation & chanting led by Giselle Abadie, followed by daily yoga asana & pranayama practice led by Debbie Berardi, cleanse and detox the body with 3 delicious home cooked organic vegetarian Ayurvedic meals a day by Jodi Kirtley We will explore the beauty of Ojai with a glorious hike through the local trails. Nightly sound baths to climax the days activities guided by Giselle Abadie. Additionally, there will be special classes to enhance body/mind awareness including yoga nidra, restorative & therapy ball practice. Experience Ayurvedic cleansing practices of Nasya oil and Abhyanga oil. Enjoy some downtime with the incredible surroundings
It’s an optimal time after the holiday season to center, balance and transition to your highest Self for the new year.
What is included:
Daily early morning chant & meditation
- Daily yoga, pranayama and meditation practice
- Yoga nidra, restorative & therapy ball practice
- Vibrational sound healing w/38’ Gong, Crystal & Tibetan singing bowls & more
- Drum Circle, vocal toning & sharing
- A hike through the local Ojai trails
- Organic vegetarian meals a day
- Ayurvedic practices of Nasya oil & Abhyanga oil
- Fire pit, heated pool & jacuzzi
What is not included:
- Transportation to and from the retreat center
- Snacks for trails & hot springs
- Water bottle containers
Retreat is limited to 20 participants
Arrival time between Friday January 17 3-4pm
Check out Monday January 20th (Martin Luther King Jr. day) 12pm
All prices are per person
*$100 off by November 15, 2019 With full payment
To purchase your room/bed by November 15, 2019 with ($100 off Promo) follow these steps:
- Email Giselle or Debbie with room/bed choice.
- We will email or call with payment options.
For payment- $300 (non-refundable) holds your spot
*full payment by Dec 15, 2019
FOR ANY QUESTIONS EMAIL:
Giselle - firstname.lastname@example.org
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, pool with waterfall, jacuzzi and fire pit.
To visually see the rooms and set up:
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 - $1200/person SOLD OUT
One King and one Day bed, view of the orchard. Shared bathroom with Joy Room, bathroom has shower and tub.
Double Occupancy - $1025/person 1 DAYBED AVAILABLE
One King and one Day bed, view of the orchard and the yard. Shared bathroom with Serenity Room, bathroom has shower and tub.
Double Occupancy - $1025/person Available
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 - $1100/person SOLD OUT
Three Twin beds with a view of the rose garden. Shared bathroom with Gratitude. Bathroom has a shower stall.
Triple Occupancy - $950 /person SOLD OUT
A spacious loft with 3 Twin beds and 3 Day beds separated with nice screens for privacy. Private bathroom with a shower stall.
Sleeps 6 - $800/person 5 Available
Bliss: (in the guesthouse)
Master bedroom. One King bed, three Twins with a view of the Topa Topa mountains. Private bathroom with shower.
Quadruple Occupancy - king bed $850- twin $ 825 person 4 Available
1 Full bed & 1 Twin bed views of the Topa Topa Mountains, share bath-
Double Occupancy Full -$1000, twin- $950 SOLD OUT
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 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.
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. Experience becoming the player is a two day teacher training with the sole focus on Sound Vibration & Frequency held at YogaWorks in Costa Mesa and Ra Yoga in Irvine.
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.
Our Ayurvedic Chef:
As an Ayurvedic practitioner, I have the delight of bringing nourishment and contentment of as a retreat chef. This is the direction of focus as a practitioner, which feeds me on every level. I love to work with my clients in the kitchen, since food is so much more than just a physical need. What we put into our bodies not only affects our physical health, but also the mind, and its effects stay with us beyond what we can"see".
I also provide support for clients to understand their doshic or constitutional makeup, and where they are imbalanced, in order to discover the best course of correction through diet and lifestyle shifts.
Certified Clinical Ayurvedic Practitioner and a graduate of the California College of Ayurveda as a Clinical Ayurvedic Specialist in Cerritos, and Grass Valley, CA which is a state approved and internationally recognized school for the study of Ayurveda.
- Additional training from the Ayurvedic Institute with Vasant Lad in Albuquerque, New Mexico,
- Additional bliss therapies education through California College of Ayurveda
- 200 hour yoga teaching certification through Sundara Yoga Shala