Ocean Yoga Retreat

Inside Out: A retreat to explore your yoga practice more deeply

Join me for a special time set aside for yoga practice, self reflection and fun! Luxuriate for a few days – get away from your regular schedule and responsibilities.

Set atop a small cliff at the Pacific Ocean (in Santa Cruz, Ca) the Villa Maria del Mar Retreat Center provides great food and accommodations. It’s setting is intimate, beautiful and easy to get to. The retreat is from Wednesday at 4pm until Friday at 2pm. You can also choose to extend your stay another night or two by contacting the Center.

During this Autumn Equinox Yoga Retreat, our days will be spent practicing yoga, enjoying the outdoors at the ocean and connecting with others. Our evenings will be spent diving into contemplative practices and enjoying the music and company of our special guest John Astin – a gifted singer, songwriter, author and spiritual mentor.

Our yoga practice area will be in the Josephine House –  a very private, small home with a great room for our yoga practice, a small kitchenette and numerous comfortable couches and chairs.

The rooms at Villa Maria del Mar are double occupancy and have gorgeous ocean views. Healthy, delicious food will be provided in the center’s oceanfront dining hall by the center staff three times daily.

This will be a very small, intimate retreat of 12 people
We will save spaces for the first 12 people who register and make payment. First come first serve. There will be a waiting list. See below.

Register now  NOW
1. Send an email to julirice@yahoo.com providing the following information.
– Reason(s) for wanting to attend
– Yoga experience – years, styles, etc.
– Anything else you would like to tell me
I will use this info to help make this the best retreat ever
2. Pay in full $475 (or arrange with Julianne directly for partial payment methods, if needed). You can pay through PayPal by credit card or from your bank account directly to julirice@yahoo.com. Or you can give (or send) a check to Julianne. Email her for mailing address.

CANCELLATION POLICY: We are sorry, but no refunds for this retreat unless the spot can be filled by a waitlisted participant. $15 admin fee applies.

Enjoy a glimpse into John’s artistic spirit through this short poem from his book, Searching for Rain in a Monsoon. Glimpses into his music and other writings can be found here

John Astin


Relax all effort and allow the ceaseless flow of experience to unfold, as it unfolds,
to arise as it arises, to flower and to subside, in its own time and its own rhythm.

Relax into what is.

Relax into the flow of thinking, relax into the flow of feeling, relax into the flow of awareness that knows both thinking and feeling.

Relax into whatever is here…