Workshops and Retreats

Restore, Relax, Rejuvenate:
Fourth Annual Yoga Retreat to Mexico.
Feb 17-23, 2019.
More info here!

Relax: Release Into Fall

Sunday October 21, 2018

at Innerstellar Yoga, Berkeley CA

“Almost everything will work again if you unplug it for a few minutes, including you.”

— Anne Lamott

Join Kari Jacobsen and Michelle for a deeply relaxing and restorative practice designed to help your nervous system adjust to seasonal change. The transition into Fall can leave us racing in our minds and tired in our bodies. This class will give your nervous system a chance to relax, so that you can more easily synch your energy with the new routines of Fall.

Class features a simple Yin and Restorative yoga practice, during which Kari and Michelle will offer nurturing hands-on work inspired by trainings in Cranio Sacral Therapy. In this practice Kari and Michelle will spend quality time working with each student in gentle touch that encourages the body into progressive relaxation.

Class limited to a small group to maximize hands-on attention to each student. All levels welcome, no matter your flexibility, fitness level or experience.


Come experience fluid feminine movement for yourself.  Yes, there are poles in the room and you will learn some pole tricks and moves.  You will also create a whole new relationship with your body and her movement. You’ll get a great workout that is also fun and sexy!

Every class will offer a new lesson featuring the S Factor curriculum and philosophy.  We will play on the poles and learn a beginner dance routine as well as other movements and exercises designed to offer you many different ways to access your wild, raw, sensual, soulful, blissed out, and strong parts of you.

Class is appropriate for all women regardless age, shape, size, dance experience or fitness level – as long as you can get down on the floor and move comfortably from a seated position to all fours.

I have been an S woman for over ten years!  I started as a student in 2007, and recently became a Licensed S Factor Instructor.

ONGOING Level 1/2 class

Tuesdays 10:15am-12:15pm
245 Columbus Ave, Ste. B, San Francisco
Register Here!

Or join me for an Intro class to get a taste of what this movement is all about.  Intros happen every Tuesday at 6pm, check the schedule to see when I’m teaching.

Restore, Relax, Rejuvenate:
Fourth Annual Yoga Retreat to Mexico

Sunday, February 17th to Saturday, February 23rd, 2019

How do we feed ourselves, literally and figuratively? In order to live a vibrant life, we have to take a good feel inside and get to know our deepest desires.  When we slow down, we relax enough to ​access the inner wisdom of our body. In the yoga practice of Svadhyaya, or self study, the yoga mat becomes our microscopic slide.  We place ourselves on it every day to begin to find out what feeds us? What depletes us? We get nutrients not only from the food we eat, but from our healthy relationships, successful careers and being part of supportive communities among other delights. As with any food, how we digest or take in the nutrients is critical to our life. Learn the importance of taking time out and giving back to yourself. Nourish the parts of you that so desperately need attention.

On this retreat, you will feel yourself begin to decompress from the moment you set foot on the property.  There are so many ways to soak up the beauty of this incredible retreat center: lay on the beach, go for a swim, take a walk, read, meditate, make new friends.  Get out of your routine with everything taken care of for you – three delicious farm to table fresh Mexican meals; eco-luxury accommodations; two yoga classes per day with Michelle; and plenty of time to just…BE.  You do you, every day every moment.

Toward the end of the week, you will have an opportunity to experience a local indigenous purification tradition, the “Temazcal” sweat lodge ceremony. Enter the handcrafted ceramic dome to sweat it out, set intentions, and connect with the earth and the fire, guided by the local woman (Lupita) who helped to create this sacred space. This ceremony is used for purification and prayer. Come ready to sweat and smile.  Leave your old self behind, and emerge fresh and rejuvenated.

Our retreat center is small and intimate, space is limited and will likely sell fast! Your $500 Non-Refundable “Placeholder” deposit will secure your spot. Register now!