Creating Space for Moms to Break Free of Overwhelm
and Connect with Their Children Through the Power of Peacefulness, Presence, and Play
As a busy Mom in today’s high-pressure world, you may feel frustrated, alone, exhausted, even guilty for taking time for yourself.
We are here to help. This is not your average Yoga Retreat.
The Lotus Experience creates sacred space for women and children.
While Moms enjoy morning yoga classes, massages, and me-time, the children are cared for by an exceptional team with a 1:3 ratio and a holistic approach. Afternoons allow for sweet time to connect through nourishing and creative play in beautiful natural settings.
This retreat allows time for self-care and reflection as well as time to strengthen your relationship with your child.
It is aimed at activating dreams and visions, as well as supporting the connection to yourself, your child and each other as women.
“The Calming Vortex of Ojai” Conde Nast
A rejuvenating getaway in a serene natural setting at one of California’s most magical places. Enjoy leisurely days in this “modern-day Shangri-La”. We will practice Yoga, take time to rest and restore with sound healing, nature walks, bodywork services and sister circles. Enjoy homecooked organic meals as you nourish both body and spirit. Your children, when not with you, will be with our loving and experienced care team exploring, playing and creating.
Warm, Enchanting Accomodations
Dive into sweet luxury with a all natural organic latex mattresses, high quality bedding and beautiful surroundings. Comfort and bliss.
Blossoming Citrus Trees and Jasmine
Abundant flora and fauna surround you. The air is special as jasmine, citrus, sage and rosemary aromas abound. Enjoy a leisurely pace where you can cultivate deep serenity and connection with your little one.
Guided hikes and tours of this gorgeous 20+ acre avocado/ citrus permaculture farm, hot tub, natural sulfur hotsprings, swimming hole and a host of nature activities will be available to you.
Yoga and Meditation
Daily Yoga classes for Moms while kids are lovingly tended to by our amazing care team. Excursions, sister circles, and nature walks offer a rejuventating experience so you can return to your life refreshed and at ease.
Farm to Table Meals
Enjoy three meals per day mindfully prepared by our outstanding chef and his team. Local produce, nourishing kid friendly foods await you and your little ones.
Experience the beauty of sacred sisterhood with daily circles and a supportive environment that allow mothers to reconnect with their inner presence – connected, calm and serene.
How are you spending your summer vacation?
Average Disney Vacation for a Family of 3Taken from Time Magazine
Average Cost for Our Sacred Ojai RetreatPriceless Inner Peace
7 days/6 nights accommodation for you and your child
- Beautiful welcome gift.
- Daily yoga class from Monday to Friday.
- Creative children’s program every morning for 3-4 hours (if you have a treatment we include your childcare for longer)
- Experienced, heart-centered caregivers using a conscious approach.
- Opening welcome circle for moms and children, closing circle for moms.
- 2-3 children’s yoga classes per week with a Radiant Child children’s yoga teacher.
- 2 evening events (for e.g. Women’s Circle, Sound Healing). Child care included until the event finishes.
- All meals for the family. These are delicious, organic, vegetarian meals prepared by high-end caterers and private chefs.
- Daily organic juices and smoothies.
- Snacks and fruit.
- Unlimited coffee, herbal teas, and mineral water.
- Yoga mats, towels, bed-linen, hairdryers, WiFi etc.
- Private Photography Session (at an additional cost)
- Massage on site
What’s Not Included
- Plane Fare.
- Transport to and from home.
- More than one child. (an additional child can be added at a discounted rate)
- Expenses for any meals and activities off-site
About the Location
Our setting is a unique avocado and citrus permaculture farm (20+ acres).
With expansive views of the Ojai Valley to the east and Matilija Dam to the west, the property itself has about one mile of beautiful trails on the edge of Las Padres National Forest. Experience spectacular mountain views and the magic of luminance sunsets, while resting in the embrace of our loving community.
There will be countless opportunities to explore! From touring the farm to visiting the local, natural hot springs. Receive nourishing bodywork services, practice yoga, meditate with horses, and so much more!
Founder/ Yoga Teacher
Mandy Sunshine Comstock
Radiant Child Yoga Teacher
Mandy Sunshine is a homeschooling mother of three active boys. She is a firm believer that children bring wisdom to one’s spiritual growth. Mandy is continuously motivated to put into practice her studies of compassion and conscious discipline. Taught meditation by her father as a child, she was inspired early on to practice as well as share yoga and breathwork with others. Using a variety of experiences – from decades of surfing to serving in the Peace Corps to studying Environmental Anthropology to organic farming – Mandy has always shared her own love of learning with kids, individually and in groups. Her unique childhood-centered yoga classes are designed with connection, personal expression, and childhood development in mind.
Kripalu trained yoga Teacher, Reiki Practitioner and Thai Yoga Bodyworker, Chrissy has a healing touch. Her passion began working with special needs children as a public school teacher and evolved to include people of all ages. Using these beautiful practices, she is able to help her clients feel balanced, peaceful and aligned.
Special Guest Teacher
Tiffany Carole Pollard MS LAc, EAMP, draws on her background in science and naturopathic medicine, and merges this with her deep passion and developmental understanding of Chinese and energetic medicine. Tiffany is co-creator and instructor of Aroma Acupoint Therapy, creator of the Master Healer program, teaches seminars in The Treatment of Addictions and Energetic Medicine and The Treatment of Mental and Emotional Conditions with Essentials Oils, and taught Five-Element diagnosis and acupuncture at Bastyr University. She owns and directs Synergy Wellness Center a thriving clinic in Kirkland, Washington, is the creator of Aroma PediaPoint Therapy ™, as well as co-creator of Blue Dolphin Essential Oils for Kids, and the creator of the ground breaking Pediatrics and Essential Oils comprehensive virtual training. She’s one of the top authorities on the use of essential oils in pediatrics. Tiffany is a published author of Chinese and Energetic Medicine articles, adjunct faculty at Bastyr University, and has been practicing the art and science of energetic medicine professionally for over 16 years at her clinic outside Seattle W.A,
Tiffany is a “teacher of teachers” taking under her wings the gifted, sensitive leaders of today and with whole heart in service, incubating their gestations and births of brilliance. She busts out of old and constricting paradigms without disrespecting our ancestral past. And she does this for the sake of all souls, that they may sprout, grow, flower and bloom into the divine blueprint of their seed. That we may all become our most natural, unencumbered selves.
Always the shutterbug, Chris’s dedication to capturing memories with an artful eye has only expanded over the years. In the midst of transitioning from 26 years of working as an engineer with NASA, he is currently preparing for retirement this summer. His years of work on space shuttle payloads and the International Space Station assembly offer a unique technical know-how of electronic equipment. His wide-angle approach to capturing images allows him to apply a complex technical understanding with a natural ease and sociability. Check out his work here.