Journey to Self Immersion Retreat With Tara Judelle

Journey to Self Immersion Retreat With Tara Judelle

This immersion can be taken by itself or as part of the 300h Advanced Embodied Flow Yoga & Somatics Training.

This immersion offers an intentional dive into transformative practices for the landscape of the mindfield.  Yogis have long pursued “mastery of the Self”.  Solving the problem of suffering and the causes of suffering have long been the goal of yogic inquiry.  Using somatic practices, Internal Family Systems®, Somatic Psychology with asana and free movement, breathwork, and meditation, we forge a multi-dimensional terrain in which to unpack the layers of Self.  The coverings that yoga refers to of our true nature, include kancukas (cloaks), kleshas (poisons), malas (impurities), and granthis (knots), and maya (illusion),  all various words to indicate the thoughts and beliefs that limit our capacity to see, to act, to love and belong.

This immersion offers the continuity of a discovery container over 7 days, as a cocoon for practice and fluency – a comprehensive laboratory to submerge into the meditative space, whilst examining the constructs of our own perceiving awareness.  We use somatic movement, inquiry, and expressive practices to alchemize perceptions in the body-mind

Topics covered include but are not limited to:

• Anchoring in the energy of Self
• Tantric philosophy of Self and the means of liberation
• Listening, moving, and acting from the Intuitive Self
• Closed-eye and open-eyed practices for integrating the fourth state into the waking state
• Practices to develop resources, resilience, agency, and adaptability
• Clarifying the landscape of the body as the living essence and doorway to consciousness itself
• Reciprocity – learning to respond to stimulus from your resourced Self
• Psychological approaches to meeting parts of Self that may be in shadow.
• Somatic movement practices unveiling the textures and tones of Embodied Self
• Tools for releasing stagnation in the physical and mental bodies

This immersion is for you if you :
• Wish for an incubation period in the viscous space of the meditative field whilst interacting in a rich environment with others, as the group mind offers a resonating field for transformation.

• You desire to know Self in an embodied way and to anchor in the truth of that knowing.
• You desire to decode the infinite patterns and perceptions that obfuscate the clarity in order to find our true inner compass.


The immersion starts at 15:00 on September 2nd and ends at 19:00 on September 8th.
At Okreblue check-in is at 14:00 on September 2nd and checkout at 12:00 on September 9th.
Please schedule your flight accordingly.

Daily sample schedule

7:00 – 8:30 Meditation and pranayama

8:30 – 9:00 Break

9:00 -10:30 Dynamic movement

10:30 – 12:00 Brunch

12:00 -15:00 Embodiment Lab

15:00 – 16:00 Break

16:00 – 18:00 Afternoon Lab

19:00 Dinner


Superior Rooms – Click here to see the rooms

Single Superior Room: $2249 USD

Twin Superior Room: $1849 USD, per person

Triple Superior Room: $1649 USD, per person

Room Share Policy:

When booking a shared room while traveling alone, we will do our best to couple you with another same-sex participant that is traveling solo too. In case this is not possible, you will be required to upgrade to a single room. People are coupled based on the order in which bookings come in. So when you book early, there is a high chance that you can share the room with another participant.

What’s included

6.5 days in-person immersion

7-night accommodation at Okreblue Yoga Center

Daily organic & nourishing brunch & dinner

55 Continuing Education Credits with Yoga Alliance

Digital Immersion Manual


The immersion includes brunch and dinner. The meals are vegan and vegetarian. Please indicate on your application any dietary restrictions or food allergies. All meals are served at Coretta Cafe, prepared by head chef Angelo. Most ingredients come directly from Okreblue’s gardens.


Tara Judelle

Tara Judelle
My own journey, like most seekers, was one that started with a search for wholeness and the need to alleviate my from my own suffering.

In hindsight the angst that started in my early teens, was, more than anything I could point to, a sense of fundamental longing that comes with our human birth. The one of feeling separate and alienated by the thought constructs of our individual mind.

I practiced guided meditation on cassette tapes. I ran. I looked for God. I found relieve in movement, in dance, in theater, in art, in writing. While I studied extensively and found ways to translate the language of formlessness into form through those mediums there was an underlying connective state I was still in search of. The search took me through University in New York, and to drama school in North Carolina, I still had the underlying anxiousness of what the yoga would call “the mind stuff”.

Where these mediums coalesce/intersect and create the bi-direction spectrum of the Self is through the medium of yoga.

Looking for a language that didn’t require actors, an audience, I found a friend practicing asanas. She gave me a book with stick figures and I started practicing in my room. I moved to Los Angeles in 1997, and took my first official yoga class as an adult in a gym. Afterwards I promptly quit the gym and followed the yoga teacher.

For the next four years, as I struggled as a writer in Hollywood, I found a class once or twice a day. I was writing screenplays, and ultimately wrote and directed a feature film, but yoga had become my obsession.

For the past 20 years I have relentlessly pursued the deeper meanings of yoga. With asana as a gateway, I stepped into philosophy (specifically the non-dual northern based philosophy of Kashmir Shaivism) as taught to me by my teachers Sally Kempton, Carlos Pomeda and Paul Muller Ortega. As well as the Sri Vidya southern based goddess tradition with Douglas Brooks.

From Sally Kempton I studied and practice meditation in earnest. I shed many many layers.

In 2008, desperate to take my understanding of the body infinitely deeper than asana, I found the world of Body Mind Centering®, and have since studied with Bonnie Bainbridge Cohen, Amy Matthews and Myra Avedon who unpacked the world of somatics as ways of bringing the felt since of the three-dimensional body to the broader meaning of the technology of tantra.

The pursuit is always harnessed by my desire to bring the tantric technology to life through the body, not just in meditation but in movement, action ,and group mind.

My teaching and practice were based in Los Angeles, until 2010, I moved to Bali exclusively for 2 years, and from 2012 I have traveled the world offering trainings, workshops, immersions and retreats.

In 2014, I founded the School of Embodied Flow™ with my co-creator Dr. Scott Lyons, who I met through the world of Body Mind Centering®. Together we wanted as a way to bring together the technologies of somatics, tantra, psychology and yoga into a continuum of movement and mindfulness to awaken our whole Self.

We now have taught students from over 50 countries, and have a teaching network of 20 certified teachers and more than 20 inspired teachers in Embodied Flow™.


We are here to help you decide which retreat option is best suited to you. Please contact us to book, or to have your questions answered.