November 18-20, 2022
Annual Thanks-Giving Retreat
Open to gratitude in the desert with us!
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SAFETY POLICY: FULL VACCINATION IS REQUIRED. Your wellbeing is of the utmost importance to us. This means as fully vaccinated as possible; the booster is required if the 6 months (or 2 months for J&J) have passed since your last 2nd dose. If you had the 2nd dose recently and cannot get the booster in time for our retreat, then we accept that as fully vaccinated. Additionally, countries may require vaccinations for entry.
In the spirit of equanimity, to ensure everyone feels safe, and in order to attend any retreat, we are requiring a recent negative Covid Test result (directly prior to the retreat) for all guests. Rapid PCRs are available (and most are free or covered by insurance). Masks to be worn only if you are more comfortable in doing so, or when using public transportation; our mask policy will follow current guidelines, for CA and abroad.
For more info for CA: https://covid19.ca.gov/masks-and-ppe/
CANCELLATION POLICY: A full refund will be granted if you can cancel for any reason.
If you cancel within a month of the retreat, if we cannot replace your spot, a full refund will be granted minus costs already incurred for your planned participation. We highly recommend you purchase travel insurance (for medical expenses or cancellation costs for any reason). If we cancel the retreat due to lack of attendance, we will issue a full refund; if we cannot hold the retreat due to pandemic-related complications, we will first seek to postpone the retreat to a future date. We understand that "sh*t happens" and aim to be as fair with our refund policy as possible.
"I can't tell you, Chaz, how much this weekend meant to me. What an authentic, empowering, buddha-ful experience. I am so grateful that I got to experience this at a time when I was losing faith in the yoga community and the retreats they led...You are an amazing guide because you embody that truth and let it all out...you are WITH us every step of the way. I have rarely found that and I am forever grateful. I can't wait until the next retreat..." --Cindy
"Chaz--to my spiritual mentor. Just want to say so many thanks for being such a gracious leader and host at our Yoga Retreat. I so cherish my yoga practice for it has taught me so many wonderful things about myself and opened me up to such possibility and enlightened ways...I'm so grateful that you're in my life and shining so brightly with joy and love. You are truly a yoga and soul sistah! Your energy is spectacular and contagious to all those around you."
"It was super sweet divine timing to meet Chaz for the first time on an airplane on my way to Mallorca. Chaz is a beautiful goddess retreat leader who procures fresh and amazing experiences as we adventure to exciting places around the world. She leads her retreats with humor and integrity as she reads just the right story or poem to meet us where we are! Her Yoga classes are so wild and wonderful that you can expect the unexpected! There is such anticipation for each class and event on her well-planned retreat itineraries that you just know you are going to be surprised and have a blast whether you end up line dancing in Portugal after wine-tasting, hiking across the most beautiful beaches in in the world, or tasting the most scrumptious treats a city has to offer. She naturally manifests a cohesive group who become lifelong friends! The experiences she creates are inclusive, filled with humor, honesty, compassion because that is who she is!!!! Her brilliance, vulnerability and goodness shine through as she naturally brings that out in everyone. Open, raw and real, Chaz creates a safe space for everyone to speak their truth. What a blessing! Chaz brings out the best in all of us, creating a fun environment as she will go to the end of the earth to make sure everyone is happy, healthy and dancing!! Thank you Chaz! I am so grateful for you and for our friendship!!" ~Randi Maggid
Author, Healer, Shaman, International Breathwork Faciltator, AlchemE Mentor
"Chaz is an amazing yoga retreat master. Her retreats are a mix of fun, great flow and yin yoga, breathwork and spirituality that allows us to truly dig deep into the pockets of our soul. The venues are always sooo beautiful!" -Charisse Abellana (artist)
"Here is the short and sweet. Every member of your yoga posse was phenomenal and contributed in extraordinary ways: the nourishing food, the lessons, the asanas, the deep connection with others, the mind-blowing breathing exercise, the remote beautiful location, the fascinating people, the well-organized agenda, the diverse music, the tears, the laughter, the professional heart-felt insight, the eye-opening transformation, the poetry: WOW! I feel like I have a much greater respect for my mind and body. I learned a lot about myself and walked away with clarity, motivation, humility, understanding, appreciation, strength, guidance, self-love, compassion, excitement, hope, and peace.Thank you Laurence Walsh-Hodson, Meredith Sarah Klein, Kel Clement, and Chaz Yoga for sharing your gift with me and others." --Mark Astemborski
"On Chaz's retreat I was INFUSED with LOVE, DEFUSED of my inner pain. I was INSPIRED by the heart-filled yogis and I CONSPIRED with each and every one to create self love from self doubt. I was EXERCISED with joy filled asana and EXORCISED by breathwork with Laurence that removed a deep sense of remorse. I was FED with mindful food choices that added to my 30 day cleanse and it went straight to my HEAD as Meredith Sarah Klein shared ideas on mindful eating. I SANG out my devotion to Shiva, Kali Durga, Lakshmi and my greatest potential, doing battle for peace on the battleground of my mind and feeling a sense of abundance for my family, health, gratitude, gifts of my life. I had no idea what the possibilities held for me on this healing retreat. The power behind communities of healing are beyond any expectations. We can do it together one Chaz Yoga Retreat at a time. Thank you sister for guiding me into a space of love and infinite gifts. I treasure you and all the yogis and teachers on the Chaz Yoga retreat."--Holli Rabishaw, of Holli Yoga
"What an amazing time we had. I am still in awe of it all. So many great friends I have now too. Such a blessing to have gone. Love you"
"A real treat! Great to be on the receiving end/nurturing of the mind, body, and soul side for a change. Chaz is a terrific teacher and her crew is wonderful. Chef Meredith is so fabulous. Ah...I will miss those meals and the Ojai valley...so peaceful. It reminded me of my time in the foothills of the Himalayans in India." --Dr. Ron Alexander, Aka, Dr. Zen
"We would be very glad to host another of your international retreats. We had an unforgettable time with you and your amazing people beginning of 2020 and would love to meet you all again." -Oliver and Stefanie of Yoga Nature, In the Algarve, Portugal
(And the feelings are mutual. We love you guys!)
"Thank you for all the work and sacrifice that you invested in the retreat, so that I could be so wonderfully blessed! I experienced challenge, change, freedom...and delicious meals!" --Alan
"What an amazing weekend!! Thank you so much for all the joy and happiness you brought! I look forward to the next retreat!! xo" --Michelle
"It was your courage, vision and light that I bloomed at your Courage to Bloom Yoga Retreat. I am forever graciously humbled by you, the experience and God. I will NOT forget! You and your teaching inspire me--an utter blessing to me and many. The blooms have already begun to multiply and courage will be revealed continually. I am honored to know you...All my love and light." --Leaura (Yogini Sanjita)
"Just spent the weekend at my first yoga retreat. Words cannot explain how amazing this experience was. Thank you Chaz! You are an amazing person, teacher and friend." --Marcie
"Extraordinary beautiful surroundings with its greenery, wine vineyard and singing birds. Purifying rain, sunshine and gorgeous rainbows. Amazing classes where we sweat, cried, laughed, danced, sang, breathed and got inspired. Nicest, kindest, fun friends and of course our special, thoughtful, endearing guides. Thank you Chaz for inviting us to experience this unbelievable weekend. You are a warrior of love. Leaura for your insight. Stella for your beautiful voice and soulful power. Kim, for your sweetness and strength and Meredith for the yummy, delicious food. I will cherish this in my heart forever. Cheers to believing and courage." --Monique
"Hey sister. ..just wanted to tell you how wonderful you and your retreats are. I love working with you and the sense of ease that permeates all our interactions. I love the energy you bring to the retreats...every time you are in the kitchen, it brightens the moment for me. And the same energy is reflected in the people who attend the retreat...deeply grateful for the continuing opportunities to work together." --Meredith, our chef
"Thank you for taking me into the wilderness of Ojai, where I could enter the depths of my soul and search freely for seeds of belief."