Solsara Events Calendar

May
30
Tue
Solsara Introductory Workshop: Santa Cruz, CA @ Mandala Hair and Wellness Studio
May 30 @ 7:00 pm – 9:15 pm

The Solsara Immersion is highly experiential and interactive, and if you’d like more of a sense of what it’s like before committing to a whole weekend, an Introductory Workshop is an opportunity to dive into  the practice of Solsara for a couple of hours as we engage in exercises that support us in being fully present and coming into open-hearted connection with one another. It is also an opportunity to meet people who have been involved in the practice and to get your questions answered. And even if you never end up coming to an Immersion, the Introductory Workshop is a powerful and valuable experience in and of itself and a wonderful way to bring your head and heart into harmonious relationship.

$10 suggested donation; no one turned away for lack of funds. Please plan to arrive on time.

Jun
2
Fri
Solsara Immersion: Santa Cruz @ Om Oasis Retreat
Jun 2 @ 9:00 am – Jun 4 @ 2:00 pm

Solsara Immersions provide an opportunity for us to come together for three days with these seemingly paradoxical intentions: to surrender to the perfection of the present moment while also embracing our evolutionary impulse to realize our fullest potential.

At a Solsara Immersion, you begin to perceive the ways you’ve been limiting yourself. You learn to recognize the attachments you’ve created which undermine your vision, your reality, your life. You develop the facility to let go of ideas and emotions which separate you from yourself and others. You face where you’ve been stuck, where you’ve been reluctant or unable to change. With this awareness you make choices and take actions that are aligned with your purest intentions.

During the weekend you establish a way of relating with others that encourages a mutual unfolding of your essential selves. You open to the possibility of love which is contained in a vessel of honesty and clarity; to truth which is tempered with an energy of caring and awareness toward others that is filled with delight in giving. You remember who you are without the protection that you began building so many years ago.

We are calling in people with a strong intention to use this practice to further their ability and capacity to be of service and to contribute—to their families, friends, and communities. We ask for your courage and commitment to being the change you wish to see in the world—to recognizing that creating a peaceful and loving human culture is in your hands, manifested through the choices you make moment by moment.

This is the heart of the practice: being honest and vulnerable when your reflex may be to protect or defend yourself; opening in the face of fear; exploring and questioning the beliefs and ideas that you have been living by; letting go of control and security to open to the living experience of love, connection, and freedom; moving with trust towards the unknown.

If you choose to come to an Immersion we ask that you come wholeheartedly. If you feel some fear or anxiety about coming that’s completely understandable; we recognize that this may involve a leap of faith for you. But if you’re ambivalent about participating or if you’re just coming to “check it out” or to please someone else, we encourage you not to come yet—to sit with it until your intention is clear. Whenever you feel ready, we’ll be here.

Immersion Times

Friday: 9:00 am – 8:00 pm
Saturday: 9:00 am – 9:00 pm
Sunday: 9:00 am – 2:00 pm

Ending times are approximate–we may go slightly later on Friday and Saturday. We encourage you to plan to arrive a few minutes before scheduled starting times.

Please free your schedule so that you are available to attend all sessions from beginning to end. If there is any reason this may be a problem for you, contact us in advance to discuss it.

Logistics

With a history in Oregon for the past 20 years, Solsara makes its debut in California.

The Om Oasis Retreat Center is nestled in the Santa Cruz mountains above the fog line in Aptos. The property is beautifully landscaped with pathways leading to tranquil meditation spots as well as event gathering spaces.
https://www.omoasisretreat.com/

ONSITE LODGING IS AVAILABLE. From $20/night – $50/night with camping and indoor options. Please inquire.
carrie.koester.lmt@gmail.com

Cost

$295 with early-bird $100 discount through May 5th. $395 after May 5th.

A $150 deposit is required to register and reserve a space. The balance is due 2 weeks before the starting date of your Immersion. A $25 late fee will be added to any payments that are beyond 3 days late.

For people with extremely limited funds, we also offer a payment plan and a limited number of scholarships. Use this form to apply for a scholarship.

To Register

Complete and submit the Registration Form and pay the deposit. Your registration will be confirmed after we receive these. We often have more applicants than available spaces, so we cannot guarantee a space for you in a particular immersion. Once an immersion is full, we will initiate a waiting list and you can be on standby.

To register with a payment plan, click here (the early-bird discount is not available with payment plans).

Cancellation Policy

We generally have many more applicants than available spaces, so each space is precious and we expect you to show up. If you need to cancel your registration prior to 14 days before the start of the Immersion, all payments will be refunded minus a $25 processing fee, or you can transfer to a later Immersion within one calendar year for no charge.  If you cancel within 14 days of the start of the Immersion, no refunds or transfer credits are available.  Please notify us if you wish to gift your space to another person.

Teachers

Larry Kaplowitz and Carrie Renee have been dear friends and allies of the heart for the past 15 years. Larry brings over 30 years of experience teaching personal transformation work, inspires generous inquiry, and embodies bold courageous love. Carrie comes from 18 years of bodywork, movement, and somatic counseling and offers a kind persistent looking while encouraging presence within the body. Together they weave a container that is rich with smiles, grace, authenticity, and insight.

 

Jul
21
Fri
Solsara Residential Immersion at the Oregon Coast @ Lee and Kelsey's Studio
Jul 21 @ 4:00 pm – Jul 23 @ 3:00 pm

The beach in Neskowin

The beach in Neskowin

This special Immersion is being held in a beautiful yoga studio on the Oregon Coast, where we will be gathering for 3 days and 3 nights with a shared intention; to open to love. With shared meals, residential living, excursions to the beach, campfire songs, and a beautiful Yoga Temple, this Solsara Immersion promises to be deeply nourishing, fun, and exquisitely unfolding in each moment.

Come, gather with community and nature, to remember once again, what it means to be human.

Cost

Early-bird price $195 through June 22nd; $245 after June 22nd.

There is an additional cost for food and lodging, detailed below.

A $150 deposit is required to register and reserve a space.

The $150 deposit is non-refundable within 14 days of the retreat start date. Full payment for food and lodging is due 2 weeks before the retreat (or at time of registration if within 2 weeks).

Immersion Times

Thursday arrival between 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm (please plan to arrange dinner for yourself)
Friday7 am breakfast, 9:00 am – 9:00 pm (lunch break approximately 1:30-3:00)
Saturday7 am breakfast, 9:00 am – 9:30 pm (lunch break approximately 1:30-3:00)
Sunday7 am breakfast, 9:00 am – 3:00 pm (lunch break approximately 12:00)

Food and Lodging

Nestled in the beautiful Neskowin Valley on an organic farm and only a 5 minute drive from the beach, this very special retreat center offers 4 different options for onsite lodging; a well furnished cottage (5 beds, a kitchen, and a bathroom), a renovated school bus (4 beds), camping, and couches or floor space in the yoga studio. Included on the property are an outdoor shower, and outdoor kitchen, and an outdoor composting toilet in addition to an indoor bathroom facility within the yoga studio.

Summary of Costs: including lodging and food throughout the weekend
Cottage             $250  + $245 Immersion fee = $495 total
Bus                    $195  + $245 Immersion fee = $440 total
Yoga Space      $160  + $245 Immersion fee = $405 total
Camping          $150  + $245 Immersion fee = $405 total

$50 early-bird discount if you register by June 22nd

Neskowin Cottage

The Cottage

The Cottage includes 4 beds/2 bedrooms (great for couples or friends), a full kitchen and a full bathroom. All meals for the entire group will be prepared and served in this space. The Air BnB listing for the cottage can be viewed here: http://bit.ly/21U9UBT. Linens and bedding are included. The cost to stay in the cottage is $250 per person, including meals.

Newskowin School Bus

The School Bus

The School Bus: The Bus has been in the Solsara family and seen many adventure of the human spirit for over a decade. Professionally renovated to act as an RV, it includes 4 beds, a small fridge, and running water. Guests on the bus will be invited to use the outdoor shower and outhouse. Linens and bedding are included. The cost to stay in the bus is $195 per person, including meals.

Neskowin Yoga Studio

The Yoga Studio

Yoga Space: There are 2 rooms in the yoga space, the main course room that will be mostly empty and a smaller room with couches. Sleeping in either of these spaces requires that guests be awake with their bedding and belongs packed tightly each morning by 7:30am. There is a full bathroom available for use within the yoga studio. Cost for staying in the Yoga Space is $160 per person, including meals.

Neskowin Camping

Camping

Camping: There are 6 campsites of varying sizes available on the property. Camping guests are invited to use the outdoor shower and outhouse. Please bring everything you need for comfortable camping (be ready for rain!), including a tent, bedding, a flashlight, and a towel. Cost for camping is $150 per person, including meals.

Snack at Solsara Immersion

Snack Time

Food: Organic, vegetarian meals and snacks will be provided including breakfast and lunch on FridaySaturday, and Sunday, as well as bountiful snacks in the morning and evening. Gluten free and vegan options are available by request only.  Fresh water and hot tea will always be available during the course.

To Register

Complete and submit the Registration Form and pay the deposit. Your registration will be confirmed after we receive these. We often have more applicants than available spaces, so we cannot guarantee a space for you in a particular immersion. Once an immersion is full, we will initiate a waiting list and you can be on standby.

Teachers

Larry Kaplowitz and Carrie Renee have been dear friends and allies of the heart for the past 15 years. Larry brings over 35 years of experience teaching personal transformation work, inspires generous inquiry, and embodies bold courageous love. Carrie comes from 18 years of bodywork, movement, and somatic counseling and offers a kind persistent looking while encouraging presence within the body. Together they weave a container that is rich with smiles, grace, authenticity, and insight.