Refresh: A DayLong Retreat in Ojai, California

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Refresh: A DayLong Retreat in Ojai, California

August 18, 2018

Full Renewal Saturday: Power of Connection
Access more authenticity and freedom through easily available tools and practices, and enjoy a luscious day of collective cultural metabolism physically, mentally & emotionally with loving friends.

8:15-9:15a: Cycle Breathing with Christine Marie Mason
An introduction to the core breathwork at the Heart of Yoga. Cycle
Breathing is an accessible tool for on-the-spot connection and
calming. It transforms any movement-based yoga and improves our
overall experience of life. Take home a personalized, simple practice
to use everyday.

9:30-11a: Somatic Stretch with Meredith Sands Keator
Somatic Stretch is one of the most advanced yet gentle methods for
increasing flexibility, reducing pain and creating awareness of your
own paths to health through its unique approach to the ‘stretch
reflex’ – the natural, contractive force that protects the body from

11-1: Break

1-4p: Loving the Whole Catastrophe, with Adam Bauer and Christine Marie Mason
The world is our perfect teacher, even when it feels crazy,
threatening or confusing. How do we create more joy and less
suffering, in the face of it all? Through provocative and sacred conversation,
we’ll dive into questions that can help us align with presence, love, connection
and honesty, so that we can engage in the madness while radiating happiness
and living well in the world. This is a taste of pattern-shifting practices in advanced human
communication, relational nourishment, and The 10 Gifts for Better Living.

All are welcome, no experience necessary.
Please contact us if finances present an obstacle to attendance.

Meredith Sands Keator trained in Shiatsu and Acupuncture and teaches accelerated healing skills to Somatic therapists to increase their treatment results through direct access to the nervous system.

She is a pioneer in the field of Eastern and Western integrative sciences, and has developed Neural Resonance Therapy®, an understanding of the geometry of healing in viewing the body both as Frequency and Matter.

Her research in this field since 1996 has taken her to many parts of the globe, and she teaches internationally, continually meeting and sharing the work of remarkable healers, practitioners and teachers from around the world lending to her ongoing goal of raising awareness around the Somatic Arts as an essential component to the medical mainstream. Learn more

Christine Mason is an American Yogi, Author, Philosopher and Founder. She works to advance individual and collective human potential, through spiritual and psycho-emotional development, non-violence, restorative justice, human rights and reverence for the feminine. Currently, she serves as co-founder and director of New Earth, a 15-acre meditation center and farm in Hawai’i. She is the founder and president of Rosebud Woman, a company offering plant-based personal care as a vehicle for increased reverence and dignity of the feminine. Her prior work includes 20 years in the technology and startup sector, as founder, CEO, advisor and investor.

Christine has been teaching yoga since 2002. Christine believes in yoga’s potential for self development and community transformation. She teaches aligned vinyasa, partner yoga, advaita meditation, breathwork and tantric yoga philosophy. She offers workshops on using yoga as a healing tool in personal inquiry and activism; trauma and grief recovery; anger management and treatment of anxiety and hypertension.
She sings devotional chant with Adam Bauer Kirtan at festivals and yoga studios around the world.

Christine is also the author of Indivisible: Coming Home to True Connection, which integrates her personal story with science, cultural and spiritual insights on overcoming separation in the self and society. Christine’s exploration of anger, violence and disconnection in the aftermath of her mother’s murder, abandonment and general chaos propelled her to examine how we expand the capacity of the individual to heal and connect, and shift the way we live together. Her work includes investigations into nonviolence, intimacy, and the neuroscience of love, violence, human evolution and behavioral change. Her upcoming work, Bending the Bow, will be published in September, 2018.

Christine is on a mission to reclaim true freedom, connection, transform anger and violence and co-create a world designed from wisdom. Learn more at

Adam Bauer travels the globe sharing the heart-expanding beauty of group chanting in gatherings large and small. From Bhakti Fest and Wanderlust to more intimate festivals, ashrams and yoga studios, Adam enchants and inspires listeners with his deep, soulful presence wherever he goes.

Unsatisfied with the socio-economic offerings of the early 1980s, at 18 he took his vows of renunciation, poverty and celibacy and lived as a monk for several years, studying massage and healing work while living in a small but vibrant community. He eventually rejoined the mainstream world again, but never quite shook a core orientation of service and renunciation.

Adam was blessed to spend many years playing bass in support of sacred chant pioneer Krishna Das, and later with Bhakti Yoga legend Shyamdas, both of whom nourished his love of sacred sound and the yoga of devotion. For the last several years, and especially since Shyamdas’ passing in 2013, Adam has been on the road offering his own voice, teachings, and kirtan across America, Canada and India. A lifelong student of the devotional life, Adam enjoys sharing perspectives on the path of love and devotion wherever the opportunity arises.

Trained and certified as a massage therapist, ontological coach, and neo-tantric practitioner, Adam brings a variety of experience into his coaching and hands-on session work. A longtime student of the I Ching, sacred sexuality and sacred song, Adam works to synthesize and integrate life in a body with love, healing and devotion. With kindness, humor and sensitivity, Adam brings his whole self to his coaching and consulting work, marrying passion, discipline and inspiration into a unique and potent offering.

His critically-acclaimed record, Shyam Lila, and second album Wonderville are available on major music services like iTunes and Spotify, or direct from the artist at

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