In retreat context I offer hands-on assistance, helping you find and utilize your breathe and move into the yoga poses in a way that is kind and unique to your body.  Along with learning yoga in the intelligent and presence-filled way with Sarana Miller’s exquisite guidance as a master yoga teacher, therapy extends to the natural environment, and includes the healing waters of Wilber hot springs and the gorgeous vistas of Big Sur. Join us on retreat to nurture yourself and integrate body-based resources through the practice of yoga.  See below or click here for more information on Sarana.

This is a very unique opportunity to be in community together. If you are a client of mine, retreats offer a different kind of relationship, so a discussion about how to be in retreat together is a discussion we have before hand. If I have met you on retreat and you are interested in therapy with me, let’s talk about this possibility together and ensure that therapy together feels appropriate.  Meeting in a social context merits discussion. These discussions are always in the service of your therapy, and in order to pay a deep respect to the confidentiality and role that I hold for you.

2016 Retreat Dates:

Wilber Hot Springs:

June 10-12

October 7-9

Esalen Institute: 

December 16-18

Sarana’s style of yoga is a blend of therapeutic yoga, yin yoga, Ana Forrest, and Iyengar. I find her classes excellent for the aging or over-stimulated body, for beginners with yoga and long time practitioners the same. Her teaching is paced in a way that is digestible and kind, albeit challenging you to meet your body in a unique and presence-filled way.

See for dates and details, or feel free to call with any questions.





Kristel Allen 415-494-9618

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