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Conscious Lifestyle, Wellness & Women's Retreats in Ojai & Santa Barbara, CACarol P. Prentice

Serving Ojai, Santa Barbara & Los Angeles, CA

Cell: 530-559-2873
Home: 805-272-8503

E mail: carolpprentice@gmail.com

www.CarolPPrentice.com
www.OjaiWomensRetreat.com

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Ojai Women's Retreat

Nourishing the Feminine from Within:
Authentic Transformation
with Yoga, Ayurveda, & the Alexander Technique


August 30 - Sept. 4, 2017

@ Pepper Tree Retreat, Ojai, California

Hosted by: Carol P. Prentice & Amanda Green

Real Life. Real Tools.

For more information and to register:
OjaiWomensRetreat.com
800-676-1458

Ojai Women's Retreat - Yoga, Ayurveda

Come 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.

The 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 your body.
  • Working with the 5 sense therapies ~ what ones are right for you!
  • 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.

Women's Retreats in Ojai / Santa Barbara, California

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About Carol P. Prentice

Conscious LifeStyle & Wellness
California College of Ayurveda
Director of Internship Programs

Certified Teacher:

  • Alexander Technique Teacher
  • Yoga Teacher, 500-RYT
  • Clinical Ayurveda Specialist
  • Pancha Karma Specialist

Carol 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.

Carol 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.

Read more about Carol and Conscious Lifestyle & Wellness

Conscious 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 or discomfort.

Do you experience any of the following symptoms?

  • Back, neck or joint pain
  • Insomnia, fatigue
  • Inflammatory skin disease or rashes
  • Digestive issues
  • Low sex drive
  • Constipation
  • Headaches
  • Depression, worry, anxiety, forgetful, nervousness
  • Weight 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.

Conscious LifeStyle offers programs specifically designed to help you overcome your health challenges and bring your body, mind and spirit back to an integrated harmony.

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Yoga

Yoga 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:

  • Asana Practice
  • Conscious Breathing
  • Mediation
  • Visualization and Sound techniques
  • Chanting

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Ayurveda

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 Longevity”.

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…

  • Diet and smart food choices for your body type.
  • Daily rhythms of life (sleep, work, eating habits, relaxation)
  • Sensory healing modalities (aromatherapy, color and sound therapy)
  • Ayurvedic Body Therapies, Abyhanga massage, Shirodhara, Svedena
  • Herbal formulas
  • Purification or Rejuvenation Therapies

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Alexander Technique

The 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.

Benefits from Studying:

• 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 stage fright
• Improve skills in the performing arts and sports

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