We are inspired to announce that
Attune will be hosting an intimate retreat
in Ojai, California May 12 - 15, 2022
This is our first live gathering since Attune 2019 as the pandemic had other plans for us. To say we are excited to connect, drop in, and be together is an understatement and simply cannot be put into words. We will immerse for 4 days surrounded by the exquisite beauty of Nature and guided by world-renowned Experts as we attune within and allow ourselves to align to our soul's essence more fully. We will deepen through inquiry, explore Nature, sit in sacred ceremony, and initiate transformation & expansion.
We are honored to share the revered valley that we now call Ojai...
This land was settled by the Ancient Chumash Indians spanning more than 10,000 years ago. They believed that the valley holds mystical powers and that a magnification of energy exists exuding a peaceful sacredness that can be felt. This energy that first drew the Chumash to the valley has been celebrated through the years and many believe today that Ojai is a ‘vortex’ - an unseen force that concentrates energy. Whether you believe in this energy or not- there is something about the Ojai Valley that cannot be described - but can be felt - and the only way to explain it, is to experience it for yourself.
During the retreat, we will commune at Casa Goro Topa, which is situated on five private acres in Upper Ojai. This private property frames the great Topa Topa Mountains and is surrounded by miles of orchards and farmland. The estate’s five acres are home to the amenities one desires from a secluded escape, sacred + spacious accommodations, yoga deck, various nooks to relax, vineyard and 50-foot pool. Its expansive indoor/outdoor layout provides the perfect place to rejuvenate in ultimate privacy and serenity.
We will immerse for 4 days surrounded by beauty in all ways. Be prepared to receive clarity and experience transformation as we explore nature, sit in sacred ceremony, and immerse into a cha dao tea ritual, yoga, hiking, sound alchemy, and nourishment. Nurture yourself with bodywork and healing modalities to deepen your experience. There is a surprise adventure that will be announced in the coming weeks.
MEET THE GUIDES
Jenny Emblom Castro
Curator and host: A resident of Ojai, California, Jenny Emblom is committed to the path of elevating consciousness in the world. Jenny is the Founder of Attune and holds a Master's degree in Spiritual Psychology with a concentration in Consciousness, Health & Healing from the University of Santa Monica, a Bachelor's degree from the University of Alabama, KRI certified Kundalini teacher, and certification from the Optimum Health Institute’s holistic healing program. She is currently obtaining an M.A. in Counseling Psychology with an emphasis in Depth Psychology at Pacifica.
Yoga Teacher and Founder of Power Yoga: Bryan Kest has been practicing yoga since 1979, starting when he was 14 years old.
He initially studied in Hawaii with David Williams, the first person to bring Ashtanga yoga to America. He then studied in India with K. Pattabhi Jois, the main proponent of Ashtanga yoga.
Bryan Kest has been teaching yoga since 1985. "My primary objective", says Kest, "besides turning more and more people on to a healthier, more peaceful lifestyle that continually challenges them to grow, is to teach a system of exercise that fully integrates the body, mind, and spirit.
Breathwork Facilitator: Erin Rose Ward strives to find out what it means to thrive and how to help others to do the same. Conscious movement, breath, and meditation have evolved as her primary access points to personal freedom as well as what she offers to the world. Inspired by the infinite healing capacity of ancient wisdom practices, Erin lives and serves as a 750hr RYT yoga, ecstatic dance, meditation, breathwork, and spiritual fitness teacher with a mission to be a conduit for big love in the world.
Tea Ceremonialist: Morgann Francesca has been a meditation practitioner for over 10 years with a dedicated focus on both the Vipassana and Zen traditions. Her practice led her to The Way of Tea (Cha Dao), where she began to share tea ceremonially by offering the Leaf as medicine and a means of deep connection. Initiated into a lineage, she has taken vows to commit to the practice and a life of service. She has recently returned from living in Taiwan with her teacher, Wu De, at The Tea Sage Hut, a tea and zen center in Miaoli, Taiwan.
Sound Healer: Working with sacred sound has become a primary focus in Alarra’s healing practice. Her musical journey started early as a classically trained pianist. Over the years she has cultivated a multi-layered approach towards healing through the intentional and technically gifted use of touch, voice, singing bowls, tuning forks, and most notably gongs. The magnificent and powerful 38″ Sedna gong has become one of her principle healing instruments.
Aubrey Rose Falk
Ecstatic Dance Guide: Aubrey Rose offers a heart centered presence to nurture and restore the body, mind and spirit connection. She blends her embodiment of the elements as a professional surfer, painter, and dancer into her love for humanitarian service, earth stewardship and the healing arts. Aubrey has a diverse toolkit of modalities from her studies at the Kali Institute of Somatic Therapies and from many teachers around the world including Swedish, Shiatsu, Lomi Lomi Ritual Massage, Qi Gong, Energy Breath, Reiki, and Chakra balancing, Meditation and Shamanic practices. Her greatest guides are her two daughters and husband who live with her here in the Ojai Valley, where her family's roots have grown for the last 4 generations.
Energy Healer: Carlotta is the founder of the Holy Fire Quantum Shamanic Healing modality. A system that allows you to transform deep wounds, access subtle dimensions, and come into Soul Union. Through a combination of spirit communication, Akashic channeling, quantum healing, sound and ritual, she supports you to energetically heal your heart space whilst rebalancing the elemental forces present in the body so that you may live in joy and abundance. The technique that Carlotta uses, a form of spiritual and emotional alchemy, assists you in transforming any areas where you feel stuck and where you are ready to heal.
Healer & Bodyworker: Rene Norman has been working with the subtle intuitive realms since early on. Her body work is a process of unwinding using a combination of myofascial release, shiatsu and cranio sacral techniques. She also integrates her life experience as a dancer, artist and entheogen enthusiast. As she says "much of our suffering comes from holding on. Healing and release comes from letting go.” Her approach addresses all areas where we may be holding (i.e. body, mind, spirit) by tuning into a client's energy field & gently interrupting holding patterns so that flow can be restored. Her work goes deep without having to use a lot of force. Many experience a literal expansion in the body in the process of letting go.
Writing Workshop Facilitator: Ashley is a natural empath with an inherited gift of intuition. When a family tragedy occurred, Ashley leaned on her spiritual tools to cope with the heavy emotional load demanded by grief. Through meditation and journaling, Ashley created a visual and tactile experience to hold space for others to venture into their shadow work and learn how to explore that space with self-love and compassion. It has become a truly transformative practice that she feels deeply called upon to share with others.
Two highly evolved and skillful souls will lead us on an expansive journey. Their presence, wisdom, strength, and loving hearts create safe and sacred space to drop in and do this important work. Their intellect and mystical gifts are a treasure to experience.
What Is Unique About Attune in Ojai?
- 4 days surrounded by the exquisite beauty of Nature
- Guided by world-renowned teachers and healers
- Intentional time to tune in and reconnect with your soul's essence
- Sit in sacred ceremony
- Connect with soulful people
- Receive clarity and experience transformation
- Explore Nature
- Receive wisdom teachings
- Immerse into a Cha Dao tea ritual
- Practice Yoga
- Hike in the Topa Topa mountains of Ojai
- Ecstatic Dancing
- Experience sound alchemy
- Receive nourishment with delicious and healthy food
- Nurture yourself with bodywork and healing modalities to deepen your experience
- Reconnect with yourself on retreat with all of the details taken care of for you
- Immerse into a secluded escape in Ojai
- Enjoy sacred + spacious accommodations
- Play in the 50-foot pool
- Rejuvenate in ultimate privacy and serenity
Location & Accommodations:
We will be communing for most immersions at the Casa Goro Topa. Accommodations are included in the cost of the workshop.
If you prefer staying off property, feel free to explore the various options in Ojai. This is considered a “commuter” pass and you will be responsible for confirming your accommodations for the retreat.
The safety of our participants is important to us and top of mind in every detail. This is an intimate retreat that will allow for proper social distancing and best practices to assure health is optimized. We ask that participants commit to being tested 72 hours prior to the start of the workshop. Additional details and safety measures will be communicated prior to arrival.