Ojai Women's Retreat
Nourishing the Feminine from Within:
with Yoga, Ayurveda, & the Alexander Technique
August 30 - Sept. 4, 2017
Tree Retreat, Ojai, California
by: Carol P. Prentice & Amanda Green
Life. Real Tools.
For more information and to register:
join us for an unique 5-day experience in beautiful Ojai,
Ca. Work with 3 systems of transformation – Yoga,
Ayurveda and the Alexander Technique - to heal and
learn to age with grace, vitality and restore your body’s
innate balance. We have an extraordinary group of teachers
who each have decades of experience in their field and
are committed to helping women flourish and grow in Body,
Mind and Spirit. Limited to only 15 women! Come renew,
create and heal.
Workshop Consists Of:
Daily breath-centered yoga classes
Private Alexander Technique and Breath Assessment lesson
Daily small group classes in postural re-education
Morning, lecture/discussion on the Yoga Sutras and how
they apply to balancing your life.
Afternoon presentation on Ayurveda and its practical application
to nourishing yourself as a woman.
Food as Medicine ~ how to create a diet that supports
Working with the 5 sense therapies ~ what ones are right
Powerful meditation practices.
Discover the power of breath work (pranayama) ~ how it
can balance your whole system.
An evening of nourishing chanting, sharing and connecting.
An evening of fun and celebration at my home. Swimming,
food, sharing and a closing ceremony to remember.
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Carol P. Prentice
Conscious LifeStyle & Wellness
College of Ayurveda
Director of Internship Programs
is a leading expert in the Mind/Body field and has been involved
in the Holistic Health Care for over 30 years. Having dealt
with a failed three level spinal fusion in her low back by the
age of 20, Carol has spent her life learning and teaching others
how they can create a more conscious relationship to their movement
patterns, their mental and emotional patterns, breath and overall
health and well-being. She is confident that if you learn and
apply the Alexander principles, Ayurveda and Yoga to your own
life you will begin your own healing process.
graduated from Alexander Training Institute in San Francisco
in 1986. Carol graduated from the California College of Ayurveda
in 2008 as a Clinical Ayurvedic Specialist and a Pancha Karma
Specialist (Ayurveda Body therapies). She is currently the Director
for their Internship Programs. Carol trained as a Yoga teacher
at the Healing Yoga Foundation in San Francisco, a 500-hour
teacher-training program in the tradition of T. Krishnamacharya.
She combines her training of the Alexander Technique, Ayurveda
and Yoga and teaches in Ojai, Santa Barbara Los Angeles. Carol
also teaches workshops throughout the U.S. and Europe.
more about Carol
and Conscious Lifestyle & Wellness
Lifestyle & Wellness offers a multi-faceted hands-on approach
to optimal health and well-being. These 3 disciplines: Yoga,
Ayurveda and the Alexander Technique are educational
in nature and provide tools and a process that help make your
life easier. They address the whole person, and not just symptoms
Do you experience any of the following symptoms?
neck or joint pain
skin disease or rashes
worry, anxiety, forgetful, nervousness
gain or weight loss
These are some of the challenges that we are dealing with in
today’s face paced society. Stress is the leading cause
of many diseases in the body. Symptoms are the body’s
voice communicating to us that we are living out of harmony.
Listening to that voice is not always easy.
LifeStyle offers programs specifically designed to help you
overcome your health challenges and bring your body, mind and
spirit back to an integrated harmony.
addresses all dimensions of the human system: body, breath,
mind, personality and emotions. The underlying focus of Yoga
is to remove obstacles and distractions in all of these dimensions
by eliminating ‘old patterns’ and creating new links
that change our perspective and create a positive experience.
Yoga is more than what we do on the mat in our asana practice,
but what we take and apply off the mat and into our daily life
that is most important. Yoga is a self-empowering process, so
as a teacher I work to create a healing practice that address
your unique needs. I also bring in the underlying principles
of the Alexander Technique and Ayurveda.
Tools we will use:
More about Yoga
Ayurveda is an ancient healing system of medicine with its roots
in India. It is often referred to as the healing side of Yoga.
Ayurveda means “The Knowledge of Life and
The beauty of Ayurveda is that it focuses on the whole person,
not just the symptoms. It promotes holistic living that is essential
to maintaining the quality, harmony and longevity of life.
By assessing the body’s constitution, current imbalances,
diet, and lifestyle I design a tailored made program for each
individual that address the root cause of disease and brings
the body back to health.
As a practitioner, I act as a coach to teach and empower you
to create your own healing process.
We will work with…
and smart food choices for your body type.
rhythms of life (sleep, work, eating habits, relaxation)
healing modalities (aromatherapy, color and sound therapy)
Body Therapies, Abyhanga massage, Shirodhara, Svedena
or Rejuvenation Therapies
More about Ayurveda
Alexander Technique offers a clear, systematic look into the
underlying principles that govern human movement by showing
you how to use your body more effectively. The beauty of the
technique is that it teaches you to be your own teacher. It
promotes self-responsibility and self-care model that allows
you change habitual patterns in how you use your body by becoming
more mindful. I believe changing your habits will change the
way you live your life.
Reduce tension and stress in everyday activities (walking, driving,
computer work, yoga, cooking)
• Increase energy and mental clarity
• Improve, posture, coordination and awareness
• Learn to relieve chronic pain from lower back syndrome,
neck and shoulder tension, runner’s knee and tennis elbow
• Enhance presentational skills by overcoming fear and
• Improve skills in the performing arts and sports
More about Alexander