Trauma Informed Yoga Retreats

Join us for meditation, trauma informed yoga, healing, hiking, swimming and relaxation at Ojas Retreat Center in Temecula, CA June and August, 2024. All practices are led by Mary Ortenburger, LMFT, RYT-500 and certified yoga therapist, C-IAYT. Our individual retreat is in June and will host up to 16 individuals.

In August, we will be hosting an Emotionally Focused Couples Yoga Retreat, trauma informed. Space is available to 6 couples for partner lodging (private rooms with both ensuite bathroom options (3 spots) and shared bathroom options (3 spots).

Scheduled 2024 Retreats

  • June 28th-June 30th, 2024 – Trauma Informed Yoga Retreat 
    • 3PM arrival time on Friday and departure at 11 am Sunday
  • August 23rd-25th, 2024 – Trauma Informed Couples’ Yoga Retreat 
    • 3PM arrival time on Friday and departure at 11 am Sunday

Wait list will be available in the event of any cancellations of the above dates once they have filled. Please contact me with your basic information to be added.

More About The Resort:

Your host is: Mary Ortenburger, LMFT, CEDS-S, RYT


Join us for a weekend of healing including:

  • Catered meals
  • A variety of trauma informed yoga classes
  • Mindfulness based meditation and breathing practices
  • An optional hike
  • Hot tub
  • Swimming
  • Partner Classes and Co-regulation Practices for Couples Retreat
  • Healing and Reconnection Practices using a Somatic Approach for Couples Retreat

Retreat Itinerary:

Trauma Informed Individual Retreat: June

Day 1:

  • Arrival and Grounding/Arrival and Welcome:
  • Afternoon 3pm
    • Opening Circle: Group gathers in a circle for introductions, setting intentions, and establishing a safe and supportive space.
    • Gentle Yoga Flow: A slow-paced yoga session focusing on grounding poses, with emphasis on breathwork and mindful movement.
    • Dinner and Rest: A nutritious meal followed by quiet time for rest or reflection.
    • Guided Meditation and Breathwork: A session focused on calming the nervous system and creating a sense of safety in the body.
    • Restorative Yoga and Yoga Nidra: Gentle, restorative poses followed by a guided Yoga Nidra meditation for deep relaxation.

Day 2: Deepening Awareness and Self-Compassion

  • Morning:
    • Mindful Movement and Meditation: A session combining gentle yoga poses with mindful meditation.
    • Optional Hike
    • Breakfast
    • Journaling and Reflection: Guided prompts for journaling, exploring feelings, and reflecting on the journey.
  • Afternoon
    • Heart Opening Yoga: A gentle practice focusing on opening the heart space and cultivating self-compassion.
    • Lunch and Free Time
  • Evening:
    • Trauma-Informed Workshop: An educational workshop on understanding trauma and its effects on the body and mind.
    • Dinner: A shared meal with opportunities for connection and community.
    • Guided Compassion Meditation and Sound Healing Session: A meditation session focused on cultivating compassion for oneself and others.
    • Trauma-Sensitive Sharing Circle in Community
    • A safe space for participants to share their experiences and feelings, if they wish.

Day 3: Integration and Closing

  • Integrative Yoga Practice:  A practice that integrates the work done over the retreat, focusing on bringing awareness to the present moment.
  • Breakfast
  • Closing Circle Practice: Reflecting on the retreat, sharing gratitude, and discussing ways to continue the practices at home.
  • Departure 11AM



Day 1: Arrival and Establishing Connection

  • Arrival and Welcome 3PM.
    • Welcoming participants, helping them get settled in, and encouraging informal interaction.
    • Opening Circle and Icebreakers: A group gathering to introduce the program, set intentions, and participate in connection-focused icebreakers.
    • Partner Yoga: Guided yoga session with poses that encourage teamwork, synchronization, and physical connection.
    • Dinner and Rest: A healthy and nourishing meal followed by some downtime.
  • Evening
    • Emotional Intelligence Workshop: Teaching and discussing emotional intelligence, its role in relationships, and how to communicate effectively.
    • Guided Meditation for Connection: A meditation session focused on cultivating feelings of love, empathy, and connection.
    • Connection Ritual and Sharing Circle: A guided ritual to deepen emotional connection, followed by an optional sharing circle for couples to express their thoughts and feelings.

Day 2: Deepening Emotional Intimacy

  • Morning
    • Mindful Breathing and Meditation: A session to start the day with calmness and presence.
    • Optional Hike
    • Breakfast
    • Communication Workshop: A workshop on effective and compassionate communication, including active listening and expressing needs.
  • Afternoon
    • Empathy Building Activities: Engaging activities designed to enhance empathy and understanding between partners.
    • Lunch and Free Time
  • Evening
    • Vulnerability and Trust-Building Session: Guided exercises and discussions to foster vulnerability and trust.
    • Dinner
    • Partner Massage Workshop: Thai Yoga Massage for Relaxation and Connection, teaching basic massage techniques for relaxation and connection.

Day 3: Integration and Farewell

  • Morning
    • Gratitude and Appreciation Practice: Exercises and meditations to cultivate gratitude and appreciation for one’s partner.
    • Breakfast
    • Closing Circle and Commitment Ceremony: A ceremony for couples to express their commitment and gratitude, and to share their experience of the retreat.
  • Farewell and Departure 11AM 


Retreat Cost:

Trauma Informed Retreats: $1,100 per person (individual) to $1,100 per person to $1200 per person for couples depending on suite-first come, first serve basis)
$600 non-refundable deposit due upon sign up, full payment due by:

  • May 18th, 2024 for June retreat
  • July 19th for August retreat

Emotionally Focused Couples Yoga Retreat, Trauma Informed

  • $2,450 per couple for ensuite bathroom (private room)
    • Deposit: $1,300 upon sign up per couple
    • $1,150 due April 26th, 2024.
  • $2,200 per couple for shared bathroom (private room)
    • Deposit: $1,100 upon sign up
    • $1,000 due by April 26th, 2024.

My Qualifications

  • • Licensed MFT
  • • MFC #47955
  • • Certified Eating Disorder Specialist
  • • Certified Eating Disorder Specialist Supervisor
  • • Certified EMDR Therapist
  • • Tri Lingual Capabilities
  • • 15+ Years of Experience
  • • Professional Associations:

  • Professional Associations

    My Office / Location

    219 N. Indian Hill Blvd. Suite 201
    Claremont CA 91711
    Phone: (562) 281-7752