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Ojai New Years Advance


In Person Retreat in Ojai, CA


Dec 27, 2023 4pm pacific - The evening of Dec 31, 2023


Ojai, California

Dedicate four days to deepening in the experience of embodied awakening in beautiful Ojai, Ca. Let's welcome the new year by receiving true forgiveness for where we miss the mark and mining our hidden gems.

What is most often called "Retreat" we call an "Advance" to emphasize the intent of spiritual evolution. Loving Ground Church is based in Ojai, CA and is nested in oak trees. There is a picturesque mountain valley and the ocean is a 20 minute drive away. Come join us for this opportunity to bring in the New Years with a heart full of what matters most. Priority will be given to those who have attended Chesaray's online retreats.

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"Our humanity is the doorway to abiding freedom."

~ Chesaray


Chesaray is a gifted healer that is filled with down-to-earth wisdom and loving presence. For over 15 years she has studied and practiced ancient spiritual traditions, somatic psychology, conscious movement, holistic health, and bodywork. Because she faced tremendous difficulties during a dark night of the Soul, she has a gift for meeting people where they're at and supporting their awakening.

Local Beauty


Program Activities

  • Guided Healing Meditations

  • Somatic Self inquiry Sessions

  • Movement and Nature exploring

  • A non-shaming space that is trauma informed 

  • Explore your experience and heartfelt questions

  • Learn how to be with all aspects of yourself

  • Grow in self care and love

Retreat Details


Confidentiality is essential to the healing strength of the retreat. This event will be recorded and no recording will be used without a participant's permission. What is shared in retreat is a spiritual practice in itself. We have found people can go deeper if their personal content is only theirs to bring up. We ask that only the person who shares speak about their experience, and that others keep any advice, cross talk, or discussion of other peoples content to themselves. If something is evoked, you're welcome to express what is alive for you without referring to other people's shares.

Nervous System Friendly

There is a strict no cell phone policy at this retreat during and after meeting times to support the privacy of the attendants and dopamine regulation of our healing and expanding bodies. Books, and journals are welcome. 

Community Effort

There will be a sign up list requesting clean up and drying of dishes after 2 meals a day. Everyone pitching in on certain shifts is much appreciated and helps us to practice ordinary tasks while integration is happening.



The cost for this Retreat is $485 (Does not include food and lodging)

Financial Support: A few work-trade opportunities are available and much needed. Please include a request for work trade in the interest email. Possible Work trade positions: Retreat Organizer (work online before retreat), Sound Operator, Clean up monitor, On site host...


- Glamping or homey couch conditions available on site for $20-$40 a night.


- If you require more than community glamping conditions, there may be a collective Airbnb rented locally with rooms available. We will see based on interest if one will be rented.


- There are beautiful private Airbnb's available locally you may find on your own. If you'd like to book your own accommodations please ask for our address so you can find an Airbnb close by.

- Another option is the Krishnamurti Retreat Center nearby. It is a small retreat and we have permission to occupy 2  rooms.


To support the containment of our retreat, a vegetarian meal will be brought to our site for lunch and dinner. Meals will be $20 to $25 each, totaling 9 meals (on your own for breakfast). We have a wonderful local Tibetan chef catering simple wholesome meals for us with a lot of love.

Getting Here: Local Airports are LAX (2 hours), Burbank (1.5 hours), Santa Barbara (1 hour) from site.

We always attempt to make these events affordable and to cover our organizational and operational costs. 

To sign up or for more information please contact: 

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