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Santa Cruz Island Yoga and Meditation w/ Stephanie Eggert {Physical Education}

Join yoga professor Stephanie Eggert for a truly once in a lifetime opportunity - an island meditation and yoga retreat! We will be taking the 9 AM boat out of Ventura Harbor and docking at the island after a one hour boat ride. If we’re lucky we might be joined by dolphins swimming along on our journey! After 24 hours of mindfulness, casual hiking, and vegan cooking we will return to the mainland on the noon boat. Professor Eggert is a kundalini yogi, a school of yoga that incorporates movement, dynamic breathing techniques, meditation, and the chanting of mantras. Beginners are welcome to join, no yoga or meditation experience necessary!


  • Sleeping bag

  • Sleeping pad (recommended)

  • Backpacking pack (if you own one - the walk from the dock to the campsite is about a mile)

  • Durable shoes

  • Warm clothes for nighttime

  • Swim suit

  • Towel or blanket (to be used as a makeshift yoga mat and/or for drying off)

  • Refillable water bottle

  • Mess kit


  • Car snacks, Saturday lunch and dinner, Sunday breakfast and lunch!

  • Sleeping bags/pads if you need them (please let us know if you do!)

  • Tents

  • The best weekend of your semester


PEAK: Santa Cruz Island

Santa Cruz Island is part of Channel Islands National Park!


SCENERY: The whole package - wildflowers, beaches, cliffs, sunset, sunrise, and hopefully some wildlife sightings.

FUN FACT: The Channel Islands are among the nation’s least-visited national parks.


PROFESSOR: Stephanie Eggert

DEPARTMENT: Physical Education

RATE MY PROFESSOR: “She's so awesome. Hands down the best professor at USC. If you have her, your semester will be less stressful. Her yoga class definitely took me out of my comfort zone, but I learned so much! She's sweet, caring, understanding, and helpful in answering any questions you may have. Definitely recommend her-- you won't regret it!”

Professor Eggert is a dedicated Kundalini yogi who has offered to share her practice with us! Her energy and remarkable teaching skills can instantly turn the most green beginner into a passionate practitioner of yoga and meditation.

ADDRESS: The Pacific Ocean