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Simply put, we love Jesus, we love community, and we love yoga! In 2020, following the Covid pandemic, we sought to create a place of refuge and rest for weary souls. Oasis is defined as a “fertile spot in the desert where water is found.” Many people find themselves in a “desert” season, dry, worn out and in need of refreshment. Our prayer and hope is that women from all walks of life will find that refreshment at our retreats. Each one is uniquely and carefully designed with you in mind and includes healthy meals, special speakers, creative activities, community circles, plenty of downtime, and of course, yoga! Our classes are gentle and perfect for the beginner; no yoga experience is necessary. We believe you will walk away from the weekend with a full heart, new friendships, a renewed spirit and, most importantly, the reminder that Jesus loves you! We can’t wait to see you at our next retreat!

In His Love,

Sharon, Serena and Karen


Oasis Holy Yoga was formed by three HY instructors with a vision to bring our ministry out in nature and form retreats for women to have workshops, yoga practice and enjoy the outdoors with various activities and fellowship.  Our desire is to bring women together from all walks of life to love each other and learn the practice of Holy Yoga where we incorporate our faith in Jesus Christ and experience movement with meditation. Meet our founders:

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 I am a Holy Yoga Instructor, widow and author and speaker.  I was certified in 2019 and thoroughly enjoy the practice teaching two nights per week and work in the high tech industry.  I am a mother of two grown boys and love the experience of helping others, teaching and practicing yoga from a christian perspective

Serena's Personal Website


Hi friend! My name is Sharon Barnard. I am captivated by Jesus who captured my heart.  I am astounded by His Love for me. I am practicing peace and finding freedom in grace.  I am a native Californian living in Orange County married to my best friend for over 30 years & have two married children.  I am passionate about wholeness & wellness, body, soul & spirit.  I am a certified Holy Yoga instructor R-HYI 225, Trauma Sensitive Yoga and Yoga Nidra trained.  I teach private or group classes in Orange County, & Stand Up Paddleboard yoga in NB as well as retreats in various beautiful places. The classes are accessable to all levels. 

I am also a trained spiritual director. Spiritual Direction facilitates the continuing process of life and experience through which we are progressively formed, conformed and transformed into the image of Jesus Christ through abiding. 

There's nothing I love more than experiencing God's presence together.  He is always faithful to show up.  

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Sharon's Personal Website



Karen Koczwara is a mother of four young adults and two dogs. A California native, she launched her freelance writing career 15 years ago after teaching high school English. She became certified with Holy Yoga in 2019 and enjoys co-leading retreats in beautiful settings, ministering to women of all ages and backgrounds. She also loves using her creative gifts and playing the piano for retreats, churches and other special events. She is the founder of Hands2Feet, a non profit organization supporting sex trafficking survivors. 

Karen's Personal Website


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