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Jaraneh weaves Native American wisdom, story and prayer with original songs.

Sunday, June 30, 6-8 pm All welcomed, family friendly.

The Original Living Wisdom of Earth TEACHINGS & INSIGHTS WITH MAMA NUIYUAN

There is an intelligence deep within nature – The Original Living Wisdom – to which we all have access. This month is an amazing opportunity to experience this wisdom with Mama Nuiyuan, an Andean indigenous wisdom carrier – an ancestral Mama of the Kogi lineage. He has come to magnify the sacred we hold within and assist us to be stewards of these great lands deeply in need of conscious care.

Community Talks, by donation

  • Tue., June 11, 7-9 pm
  • Tue., June 18, 7–9 pm

Workshop: see Info for times

  • Jun 13 – 16
  • Jun 22 – 23
  • Jun 29 – 30

Participation: all welcomed

Please contact Seiuma at (561) 389-2066 for more information, reciprocity and to register.

Offerings by Sarah Grace IN JUNE

Please join us for Sarah’s only Ojai offerings this year. She’ll resume teaching virtually in the Fall. Kindly RSVP for the Continuum series and retreat.

An Evening With Vanessa Stone

To benefit Global Visionary Leaders

Friday, 5/17, 6 – 8:30 pm

With musical guests The Brothers Koren
Somatic Sanctuary founder, Sarah Grace, invites the community to gather together to celebrate and support our Global Visionary Youth Leaders and learn about the work and service of Vanessa Stone and her passion for supporting young leaders worldwide.

Kindly RSVP to Somatic Sanctuary (805) 633-9230 or gro.s1566102783eiran1566102783oisiv1566102783gnigr1566102783eme@a1566102783nuahs1566102783

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The Institute for Emerging Visionaries serves as an incubator for young leaders who are committed to actualizing their visions in service to humanity. Through facilitation training, self-inquiry, trauma healing and heart-centered leadership training; The Institute for Emerging Visionaries is dedicated to helping provide the tools and resources necessary for youth from around the globe to create experiences in which diverse groups of people can gather with the intention to heal, connect, serve and discover the unique gifts they have to share with the world.

Inspired out of the work of Vanessa Stone and the Amala Foundation and the deep desire to expand this transformational work around the globe; the Institute for Emerging Visionaries was born. We recognize that there is a deep calling in response to the state of the world today and it is our responsibility to rise up and a foster a generation of inspired visionaries with the tools they need to honor what is truly alive in them and in service to humanity. For more information, visit

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Vanessa Stone, Sharing In Ojai, A ½ Day Retreat

Sat., May 18th, 1 – 5 PM

Join us as we gather for a day of remembrance, self-inquiry, life giving authenticity and personal revelation sourced from within. Together, we will explore and honor what is most authentic and alive within YOU on the spiritual path that is YOUR life. This is an invitation to return to the simplicity of living awake, engaged and in resonance with the opportunity of a human life and all that it offers the soul.

10% of all proceeds go to the Institute for Emerging Visionaries.

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For more information and to dive deeper into Vanessa’s programs, please send inquiries to *protected email* and visit

Participation: $100

The retreat will be in Sanctuary/Studio. Mats/ backjacks/ poufs/ blankets and folding chairs available. Bring anything else to make yourself comfortable.Offer purified water. Okay to bring light snacks and a beverage container with a lid.

We are an ADA accessible facility.

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Rest in the Embrace of the Great Mother

Sat., May 11, 2 – 5pm


A couples workshop facilitated by partners of 17-years, Gloria Zeltzer, MA, MFT, and Leon Berg

Sunday, April 28th, 10am – 5pm
Have you been longing for something different in your relationship?
Would you like more intimacy? Enjoy a lovely day with your partner while learning tools to deepen your love.

INCOURAGE CHORUS Springtime Benefit Concert

Proceeds to HELP of Ojai

Sat., May 11, 2 – 4 pm (concert offsite, Ojai Valley Cmty. Church)


13-week Spring Season with Britta Gudmunson & Ben Gould

Tuesday evenings, 7 – 8:30pm through May 7 (Drop-ins welcomed)
Raise your voice, vibration and spirit in a non-audition community choir. Songs are taught in the oral tradition, no experience necessary. Singers & recovering “non-singers” are welcome! Concludes with benefit concert.

CORE EMBODIMENT®: Igniting Your Inner Apothecary

Special visit by Ajaya Sommers, guest practitioner & Certified Continuum Teacher

Intro Night: Fri., Mar. 22nd, 6-9pm • Workshop: Sat. & Sun., Mar. 23 – 24th, 10am – 5pm
Ajaya, a dear friend of Sarah’s and fellow Continuum Movement teacher is visiting Ojai to share this workshop with the community. Spend the weekend Diving into your own Medicine. Reclaim your body, mind and heart from past traumas, abuse and mis-use of your life force…

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Embody your sacred potential as a True Human Being. Within a field of unconditional loving presence, Ajaya facilitates a unique discovery process called Core Embodiment®, an integrated system of embodiment practices, principles and perceptual orientations to awaken and align with the power of your human potential.

To learn more about the Core of Embodiment: Click here to view video

April 19-23, 2019 – Big Island, Hawaii – Ajaya is leading a 5-day Exploration, Taking Refuge in Your True Heart. To learn more contact moc.s1566102783remmo1566102783Sayaj1566102783A@aya1566102783jA1566102783.

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Visit our official ‘Grounding Station’ connect with Mother Earth

Saturday, April 20th, 11am – 4pm Libbey Park

  • Come sample our offerings
  • Get grounded in Somatic techniques
  • Visit our people & eco-friend Center
  • Meet our practitioners
  • Enter to win a gift certificate

MEET LILIAN JARVIS: Founder of Somatic Stretch®, The Jarvis Technique

Join us to welcome Lilian, a pioneer of somatic movement & healing
  • • Lesson, What is Somatics and Why? — Mon., Mar. 25 from 5 – 7 pm
  • • Lesson, Somatic Stretch and Postural Alignment — Fri., Mar. 29 from 2 – 4 pm
  • • Stress Releaser Workshop — Mon. Apr. 1 from 5 – 7 pm


With Julia Berkeley and friends

Sunday, March 31st, 6:30 – 8:15 pm
Journey into the sanctuary of your own heart through the practice of Kirtan, a call and response chanting practice. Back in the happiness, peace and love that exists within you. No experience required!

I’d love to share my latest recording with you…Click here.


A Prayerformance musical concert by Jaraneh Nova

Sunday, March 3rd, 7 – 9 pm
The Red Road Medicine Show is a musical concert that weaves Native American wisdom, story and prayer with original songs, soundscapes, and beats. Jaraneh composes with live loops, guitars and native flutes. All ages welcome!

To register for an upcoming Workshop or Event, or to Reserve the Sanctuary for your own Workshop or Event, please contact Somatic Sanctuary