We are inspired to announce that
Attune will be hosting an intimate retreat
in Ojai, California September 21 - 24, 2023.
We will immerse for 4 days surrounded by the exquisite beauty of Ojai and guided by world-renowned Experts as we attune within and align more deeply with our divine essence. This is a potent time to come together as we honor the Fall Equinox through inquiry, exploring Nature, moving the body, sitting in sacred ceremony, connecting with others and initiating 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. It is from their word "Awhai" meaning "moon" that the name Ojai is derived. Also known as the Valley of the Moon.
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.
We will immerse for 4 days surrounded by beauty honoring the Fall Equinox and the changing of the season on September 22. Be prepared to receive clarity and experience transformation as we explore nature, sit in sacred ceremony, and immerse into a cha dao tea ritual. We will practice yoga, sacred movement, hiking, sound alchemy, and enjoy nourishing foods. We will adventure to the beloved hot springs which are pure magic. Nurture yourself with bodywork and healing modalities to deepen the experience.
MEET THE GUIDES
Jenny Emblom Castro
Curator and Host
A resident of Ojai, California and founder of Attune, Jenny is committed to the path of elevating consciousness in the world. Jenny holds a Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology with an Emphasis in Marriage & Family Therapy with a Depth Psychological approach. She also earned a Master's degree in Spiritual Psychology with a concentration in Consciousness, Health & Healing from the University of Santa Monica. She is a KRI certified Kundalini teacher. Jenny integrates elements of intuition, transpersonal, mindfulness, neuroscience, depth psychology, attachment and trauma-informed care into her work. Her intention is to support the client to remember their innate wisdom, get to the root of their suffering and reclaim wholeness within.
Healing Bodywork + Reiki
Amber was born of mixed ancestry rooted in the Andes and in the Hawaiian Islands. Raised between South America, Hawai’i, and different cities throughout North America, she grew up with an intimate knowledge of how people and places are in relation. Early childhood experiences attuned her to the spirit of healing and inspired her path forward in the world. As an Esalen Massage Practitioner & Reiki Master, Amber skillfully brings science and spirit together for healing. As a Healing Arts Practitioner, Teacher, and Council Facilitator, her mission is to generate wellbeing and connection on a universal level, in a beautiful and accessible way.
Priestess, Ritualist and Founder of Woman Rising Mystery School
Over the last two decades, Ameya Cohen has been using her extensive training in the Mystical Arts of Shamanic Studies, Flower Essences, Moon Wisdom, and her Priestess Path to guide and support women to remember and reclaim themselves, and awaken the grace of the Great Mystery that resides within.
All of her programs are steeped in both mystical and practical wisdom to support women to thrive in their lives and their activism. Ameya is best known for the sacred space she holds, the sisterhood communities she creates, and the compassionate sharing of wisdom that passes back through the ages.
Shannon Algeo is a celebrated speaker, bestselling author of Trust Your Truth, teacher, and pre-licensed psychotherapist. Shannon was rated as one of the “nicest instructors in New York City” by RateYourBurn for his work as a yoga and meditation teacher, and he leads meditation programs for companies like the global non-profit (RED) founded by Bono and The Museum of Contemporary Art. He was named one of the “35 Under 35 in Wellness to Watch” by Wanderlust festival and was a featured guest speaker at the United Nations “Yoga and the UN Culture of Peace” event.
Cathartic Movement + Sacred Dance
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.
Passionate about ethnobotany & entomology, Monica gained her experience through her studies, professional experience and leading educational programs for the Ojai community. With a B.S. in Environmental Science and Resource Management from CSU Chanel Islands, she contributed to research on the endemic and rare Torrey pines species on Santa Rosa Island. She gained her knowledge as a naturalist while working for the National Parks Service, California State Parks and a non profit Ventura Land Trust. She has lead many educational programs teaching youth about local flora and fauna and is cherished in the Ojai community by many families that have been supportive of her naturalist journey. She is now a full time Park Ranger and protects what she loves most.
Lena Franklin is a Modern Medicine Woman, Transpersonal Psychotherapist, and Sacred Feminine Maestra, offering the ancient practices of meditation, energy medicine and psycho-spiritual healing in an accessible way for a modern lifestyle. Lena is also the Founder of The EAST Institute, a leading global organization integrating the use of traditional plant medicines as a re-emergence in modern medicine for the treatment of Mental Health and personal transformation. EAST offers training and education to create safe, legal and sustainable psychedelic experiences for life-changing, integrative healing and human optimization.
Sacred Ceremony Guides
Anonymous by Request
We will continue to announce additional healers & teachers that will share their unique medicine with us. Prepare to be in awe.
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 essence
- Honor the changing of the seasons through an intentional Fall Equinox Ritual
- Sit in sacred ceremony & immerse into deep, inner work
- Connect with soulful people
- Experience insights, perspective and attunement
- Immerse into the Ojai Valley and all of its treasures
- Commune with the healing waters of the hot springs
- Receive wisdom teachings
- Immerse into a Cha Dao tea ritual
- Hike in the Topa Topa mountains
- Cathartic Movement
- Embodiment through Dance
- Sound alchemy
- Plant based 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
- Meet new people or come with a friend/s!
- Immerse into a secluded escape in Ojai
- Enjoy sacred + spacious accommodations
- Play in the 50-foot pool
- Rejuvenate and receive
Sister Friends are playing Saturday
by the campfire 🔥
Meet Caroline and Karina, the talented sister duo behind the enchanting folk band known as Sister Friends. Since their earliest moments together, these two have been crafting musical creations and elaborate performances for all who would listen.
During college, they formed their first band, Annabel Lee, which quickly gained attention for their soul-stirring melodies and ethereal folk harmonies. Together with their third band member, Lena Simon, Annabel Lee recorded a full length album titled ‘Lone bodies’ with Seattle-based producer, Charlie Smith.
Life currents eventually carried them along different paths. Caroline and Karina went their separate ways, only to find themselves a decade later, landing in the same charming town of Ojai, California where their shared musical journey has been rekindled.
With each note they sing, Caroline and Karina invite you to join them on a heartfelt journey that reminds us all of the beauty of friendship, family music, and the magic that happens when they intertwine.