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February Workshops

February 2017

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Shanti & Subhan copyThe Awareness Intensive is a profound process. It is offered internationally, and is based on the use of a Zen “Koan” or question, that provokes you into finding the truth of who you are within yourself! It is an insightful inquiry, beyond the pretensions and superficiality of the mind, into your true nature. You can explore a deeper connection with yourself – behind who you think you are; behind the personality; behind the masks and roles; behind what others think of you. And the result is a strong rootedness within yourself, with greater clarity about your life and deeper layers of awareness, joy, and intelligence!

Shanti Schenker-Skye has participated & led Awareness Intensives since 1974. She co-directs the Osho World of Meditation Center in Seattle with Subhan, and facilitates meditation classes, events and workshops internationally. Subhan Schenker, an Osho disciple since 1979, has facilitated human potential programs worldwide, in Europe, Asia, Latin America and the U.S. for 38 years. He is both a certified counselor and a certified meditation facilitator.

REG: Breitenbush 503.854.3320

INFO: Shanti or Subhan or 206.772.8897

BEGINS: Thu dinner

ENDS: Sun lunch

COST: $195 ($165 if registered by 12/1) plus lodging

DEPOSIT: cost of lodging

Raphael Cushnir copyAre you still waiting to fulfill your potential? Is it finally time to overcome your struggle with career, relationship, family, weight, self-esteem or compulsion? What prevents us from manifesting our greatest life is a reservoir of unfelt emotion. Resisting this emotion sabotages all our efforts to change. Connecting to it makes us unstoppable. Raphael has pioneered a method of emotional connection that is fast, simple, and can be used in any situation, especially when you’re the most “triggered”. Safe and supportive, this workshop meets you where you are and calls forth your very best. You’ll learn to heal the deepest wounds, cultivate authenticity, radiate compassionate joy and serve the world.

Raphael Cushnir contributes to the Oprah Magazine, and presents workshops worldwide. The most recent of his six books are The One Thing Holding You Back and Surfing Your Inner Sea. He came to his current path after years as a schoolteacher, activist and award-winning Hollywood filmmaker. His heart was opened through an experience of profound grief.

REG: Breitenbush 503.854.3320

INFO: www.cushnir.com

BEGINS: Fri dinner

ENDS: Sun lunch

COST: $220 plus lodging (partial scholarships may be available. Contact Raphael at

DEPOSIT: cost of lodging

These are times when our entire facility is closed or reserved exclusively for the participants in an event. There is no Day Use during these times. Our reservations office is open. These periods begin at 3pm on the first day and end at 3pm on the last day.

prosperity-ritual-SobonfuDue to the recent passing of Sobonfu Somé, we are unable to hold her grief ritual as planned.  Instead we will gather to celebrate Sobonfu’s life and welcome her into her ancestral role. Through altar creation, ritual and sharing, we will shed tears and rejoice in her passage. During this time of mourning and reverence, we will gather with her loving community to process this transition.  Please join us as we give thanks and celebrate the gifts she has given us.

Sobonfu Somé brought a message of profound significance and practical application to our lives. Educated in ritual from birth, she taught throughout North America, Asia and Europe and published three books: Spirit of Intimacy, Welcoming Spirit Home and Falling Out of Grace. She was a loved, long-time Breitenbush teacher.

REG: Breitenbush 503.854.3320

INFO: 916.446.5536 or or www.sobonfu.com

BEGINS: Fri dinner

ENDS: Sun lunch

COST: $39 plus lodging

DEPOSIT: cost of lodging

These are times when our entire facility is closed or reserved exclusively for the participants in an event. There is no Day Use during these times. Our reservations office is open. These periods begin at 3pm on the first day and end at 3pm on the last day.

These are times when our entire facility is closed or reserved exclusively for the participants in an event. There is no Day Use during these times. Our reservations office is open. These periods begin at 3pm on the first day and end at 3pm on the last day.

These are times when our entire facility is closed or reserved exclusively for the participants in an event. There is no Day Use during these times. Our reservations office is open. These periods begin at 3pm on the first day and end at 3pm on the last day.

JulieWestlin-N2.5 copyThis workshop is designed to empower and enhance your relationship with your body and mind through the tools of yoga, Health at Every Size© (HAES) and Body Vulnerability™. Students will learn to explore their bodies through Hatha yoga, collaborative exercises, journaling, open dialogue and the exploration of vulnerability. This practice ranges from easy to intermediate, focusing on breath, alignment, anatomy, freedom of movement, and meditation, designed to bring yoga to those who feel that the traditional class setting is not providing the support and encouragement to feel successful in yoga and is open to any student wishing to enjoy the benefits of yoga with others of a similar shape or size no matter their experience.

Julie Westlin-Naigus, LPC, certified Kripalu yoga teacher, has taught yoga for 9 years. Julie has an M.A in counseling with an emphasis in Eating Disorders and Body Image. She facilitates workshops, groups and individual counseling at Be Nourished and The People’s Yoga, combining mindfulness, embodied awareness, joyful movement and Health at Every Size© to help foster body acceptance and trust.

REG: Breitenbush 503.854.3320

INFO: Julie or www.juliewestlin-naigus.com or www.yogaforbiggerbodies.org

BEGINS: Wed dinner

ENDS: Fri lunch

COST: $200 ($175 if registered by 1/22) plus lodging

DEPOSIT: cost of lodging

Larry RogersBreitenbush is a natural place; safe, nurturing, peaceful, reflective and free of distractions. Imagine taking care of yourself, being empowered by the trees and soothed by the breeze while taking a big next step in your personal growth. Come for emotional and physical healing, tools and renewal through powerful Heart Centered processes. Stepping off the rescuer, victim and persecutor triangle assists you to open to healthier emotional understanding and expression, clarity, spirit, vision and inner peace. Neutralizing your past traumas, hurts and fears, while releasing anger, shame, guilt, hopelessness, shock, dissociation and other somatic issues, frees your energy for your goals and passions, allows you to reenter your world stronger, more grounded and energized with a renewed acceptance and love for yourself.

Larry Rogers, ACHT, has been teaching at Breitenbush for 17 years with a private practice in Portland for individuals and couples. He has studied with many national experts in varied disciplines including Release Therapy, Advanced Clinical Hypnotherapy, Breathwork, Leadership, Couples Coaching, and Energetic Psychodrama. He has lived in and studied cultures worldwide.

REG & INFO: Larry 503.781.6542 or or www.larryrogers.com

BEGINS: Thu dinner

ENDS: Sun lunch

COST: $300-400 sliding scale ($240-$340 if paid by 1/18) plus lodging

DEPOSIT: $40 plus cost of lodging

rMatt Kane copyOur yoga teacher training is unique. Firmly rooted in Buddhist practice and philosophy, it provides an excellent foundation in the East Asian and Indian yogic traditions. This teacher training will give you the tools necessary to teach the style of yoga that’s exactly right for you and the resources to respond creatively to your students’ needs. When you understand the key elements of physical alignment, energy flow, and awareness your own life and the peoples’ around you naturally begin to flower. This is a two-week intensive training. Students must attend both weeks to graduate.

Matt Shinkai Kane studied Zen in Japan for many years alongside a wide range of East Asian and Indian styles of yoga. He integrates this experience into his teaching and emphasizes being grounded and awake. Matt is the lead teacher at the Blue Cliff Zen Center in Eugene, Oregon and teaches yoga, Zen meditation, and mindfulness there.

REG & INFO: Matt 541.221.4738 or www.zenways.org or

BEGINS: Sun dinner

ENDS: Sun lunch

COST: $2990 for 2 one-week teacher trainings (12/11-18 and 2/26 – 3/5) (10% discount if registered by 9/15) plus lodging. There is a 10% discount on lodging for 7-day reservations

DEPOSIT: see registrar