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March Workshops

March 2017

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The purpose of practicing Breema is to bring you to the present and support you to remain present. Breema’s Nine Principles of Harmony are the key to the system’s many benefits. The principles can be used in any situation in life to deepen self-understanding: Body Comfortable, No Judgment, Single Moment Single Activity, No Force, Mutual Support, No Extra, Firmness and Gentleness, No Hurry No Pause, and Full Participation. In a joyful, nonjudgmental atmosphere we will explore the Nine Principles of Harmony and practice Breema’s rhythmic movement sequences. The flowing movements and postures of Breema bodywork and Self-Breema exercises are comfortable and natural. They nourish and energize body, mind, and feelings and lead to a new experience of ourselves. All levels of experience welcome; participants should be comfortable sitting and working on a padded floor. LMTs and DCs earn 10.5 CEUs. Taught by Northwest Breema Instructors, certified by the Breema Center in Oakland, California. www.breema.com.

REG & INFO: Steve Brodsky 541.914.4162 or

BEGINS: Fri dinner

ENDS: Sun lunch

COST: $200 ($175 if registered by 2/1) plus lodging

DEPOSIT: cost of lodging

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Through vinyasa yoga, inspired song, and community, Steve and Stephanie will guide you into feeling and experiencing movement, breath, sound, music and song as the fullest expression of the love and vital energy that you are. Inspiring live music yoga classes, a community concert, and Steve Gold’s “Voice of Magnificence” workshop are included. In Steve’s “no pressure, only pleasure” voice empowerment workshop we join together as a compassionate community freeing ourselves of inhibitions and limiting beliefs. This is a rare opportunity to collectively and authentically create one voice. Steve Gold is a singer, musician, and songwriter whose American-folk-influenced contemplative music is a mainstay in the global yoga culture. He performs/teaches with personalities such as Deepak Chopra, Eckhart Tolle, Robert Holden, Louise Hay, and others. LA Yoga magazine calls his album Let Your Heart Be Known “a soulful genre-buster, destined to be a classic.” stevegoldexperience.com. Stephanie Adams, ERYT 500, inspired yogi and teacher trainer for 22 years. She is the Creator of Flow Yoga Community Studio, True Nature Yoga Festival, and Jaya Yoga Teacher Training. flowhoodriver.com

REG & INFO: Flow Yoga 541.FUN.YOGA (541.386.9642) or or www.flowhoodriver.com

BEGINS: Sun dinner

ENDS: Tue lunch

COST: $190 ($170 if registered by 2/5) plus lodging

DEPOSIT: cost of workshop

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We will utilize the classic shamanic journey method to re-establish connections with our spirit helpers and teachers, ancestors and descendants. We will explore the issue of empowerment, the nature of the three souls and how this cluster interfaces to produce the self. We shall begin to examine the nature of illness and healing from the perspective of the traditional shaman. The week will include a powerful healing ritual and close with an exercise oriented toward ancestral lineage healing. This workshop provides a clear introduction for those less familiar with the shaman’s path and will enhance the practice of more experienced inner travelers. Hank Wesselman, PhD, is an anthropologist who has spent much of his life among traditional tribal peoples. He is a shamanic practitioner in the 33rd year of his apprenticeship and author of nine books on shamanism, including the Spiritwalker Trilogy, The Bowl of Light, and The Re-Enchantment: A Shamanic Path to a Life of Wonder. Bring drums and rattles if you have them, a light blanket, a notebook and an eyeshade.

REG: Breitenbush 503.854.3320

INFO: www.sharedwisdom.com

BEGINS: Sun dinner

ENDS: Fri lunch

COST: $495 plus lodging

DEPOSIT: cost of lodging

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Throughout history, women have supported other women during birth. The modern version of this age-old tradition is the doula, a knowledgeable companion (of any gender) who provides emotional and physical support for pregnant people and their families. Whether you plan to work professionally as a doula, support a friend in labor, or simply desire to connect with the power, magic and mystery of birth, this workshop is an extraordinary journey exploring the physical, emotional and spiritual aspects of womanhood, pregnancy and birth. Carrie Kenner, a certified doula, doula trainer and Birthing From Within mentor, has been helping people have babies for over 35 years. Her mission is to create a more peaceful world through conscious birthing. She owns Big Belly Services in Seattle, WA, providing birth education and doula services. Heather Meyer is a certified birth and post partum doula, massage therapist and co-founder of the Oregon Doula Association. She has worked internationally and lives in Portland, OR. Heather trusts women’s innate wisdom, and holds a vision of equity and positive social change through gentle support for all families.

REG & INFO: 206.419.7447 or or bigbellyservices.com

BEGINS: Mon dinner

ENDS: Sun lunch

COST: $575 ($525 if registered by 1/23) plus lodging

DEPOSIT: cost of lodging plus $50

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David’s Asana Kitchen In-depth study will be an inspirational investigation into the practice and theory of yoga’s eight limbs with an emphasis on asana and will help you understand the five allies of Ashtanga Yoga: Asana, Bandhas, Vinyasa, Dristi, and Concentration. Based off of David’s highly acclaimed YouTube channel, Asana Kitchen, this study will explore the fundamentals and foundational principles of the Primary Series. Students receive individualized instruction in focused Ashtanga Mysore style classes. The sessions are supplemented with informative classes focusing on pranayama, bandhas, and yoga sutras philosophy. David Garrigues is one of the few teachers in the US certified to teach Ashtanga Yoga by the late world-renowned master Sri K Pattahbi Jois. David bases his teachings on the idea that ‘Anyone can take practice,’ a core teaching of Sri K Pattahbi Jois. David is the creator of the Asana Kitchen Video Series and has produced four Ashtanga Yoga dvds and two books titled, Secrets of Yogic Breathing, and a collection of writings on the Ashtanga Yoga practice titled, Maps and Musings. www.davidgarrigues.com.

REG: Breitenbush 503.854.3320

INFO: David Garrigues or www.davidgarrigues.com

BEGINS: Thu dinner

ENDS: Tue lunch

COST: $635 ($575 if registered by 1/1) plus lodging

DEPOSIT: cost of lodging

Dana & Hilary

The practice of Body Trust unravels the consuming patterns of body dissatisfaction that harm us but are difficult to change. Grounded in the tenets of Intuitive Eating and Health at Every Size®, this retreat will help you regain the body trust that is your birthright. Using our core competencies as a guide (practice weight-neutral self care, eat intuitively, move your body joyfully, nurture self-compassion, and redefine success), you’ll discover more meaningful markers of your health and wellness: reduced body shame, increased trust with food, more satisfaction and joy in your life, and leave feeling more confident in your own skin. We invite you to be part of a new conversation about health, one that nourishes and celebrates who we are and who we can become…regardless of size, shape or age. Dana Sturtevant, RD, and Hilary Kinavey, LPC, co-founders of Be Nourished, have developed a revolutionary approach to food, body and health concerns that is deeply nourishing and counter to conventional paradigms.

REG: Breitenbush 503.854.3320

INFO: 503.288.4104 or or benourished.org

BEGINS: Sun dinner

ENDS: Tue lunch

COST: $229 ($209 if registered by 1/26) plus lodging

DEPOSIT: cost of lodging

Contact Jam

Good things keep on rolling. This event keeps drawing dancers together—both experienced and new to the form—from all over the world. Contact Improvisation is a dance of communicating, experiencing and relating through physical contact between two or more people. Core practices of heightening awareness of sensation, listening deeply to one’s partner, falling, rolling, sharing weight and moving with momentum create a freedom of expression and profound communication unique to the form. People of all physical abilities (and all ages) can explore the movement possibilities that exist between them. The Jam includes facilitated warm-ups, open dancing, workshop/laboratory sessions and performance evenings. Come rub elbows with some of the most experienced teachers/practitioners of contact improv in the world. Limited attendance for just the first four days or last four days is also available. People new to contact improv are welcome, and should know that most of the event is not guided or facilitated. Alito Alessi has produced the Jam for 36 years with a helping team.

REG & INFO: Sara 541.357.4982 or or www.jointforcesdance.com

BEGINS: Thu dinner

ENDS: Fri lunch (8 days)

COST: Includes lodging: regular cabin, $870; contact registrar for details about other lodging options and half-time attendance

DEPOSIT: $125

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The Roaring Silence of the Heart retreat is an opportunity to dive deep into the healing silence of the Universal Heart within. Luke teaches a meditation practice that allows you to access profound peace and wholeness. By the end of the retreat, you will have a thorough understanding of how to meditate effectively and access the deep healing space of Universal Love. Watch your personal and professional life transform as you relish and look forward to your daily meditation practice back home. This retreat is a catalyst for beginning a practice or can renew an already existing one. Luke Adler L.Ac. MSOM, is an articulate, passionate, humorous teacher who lives his teachings while balancing family and work life. He has over two decades of practice and study in healing arts. Luke recently completed a book called Born to Heal, that details a sequence to powerfully participate in your healing and live an utterly fulfilled life. He maintains a practice based in Classical Chinese Medicine and other esoteric healing arts in Eugene, Oregon. To learn more about his work visit lukeadlerhealing.com.

REG & INFO: Luke Adler Healing Clinic 541.465.9642 or

BEGINS: Thu dinner

ENDS: Sun lunch

COST: $250 plus lodging

DEPOSIT: cost of lodging plus $50

On the sacred land of Breitenbush, we immerse ourselves in the timelessness of nature’s wisdom. Yoga reveals this wisdom as our very nature. As we awaken our hearts and minds, renew our vitality and radiance, and rest deeply into the innate sacredness of life, we are returned to the vast intelligence and compassion that has held us all along. Join us in deep physical asana, profoundly restorative practices, and compelling conversation for living your yoga, as a very alive process—not a preconceived destination, both on and off your mat. This retreat is for beginning and intermediate students enthusiastic about the beauty, intricacy, and power of yoga and Ayurveda as gateways to stillness, expansiveness and love. Sarahjoy Marsh, MA, E-RYT 500 yoga teacher, yoga therapist, and author, is a vibrant, compassionate catalyst for transformation. She is the Founder of the DAYA Foundation, a non-profit yoga studio and therapy center in Portland, OR, and has been teaching yoga for more than 24 years. Her teaching is informed by yoga, Ayurveda, interpersonal neurobiology, and the philosophies and psychology of yoga.

REG & INFO: www.sarahjoyyoga.com or 503.552.YOGA(9642)

BEGINS: Fri dinner

ENDS: Sun lunch

COST: $466-$560 ($416-$510 if registered by 2/10).  Price includes lodging.

DEPOSIT: None

We have rescheduled the Tribal Reunion for August 20th through the 22nd in order to share a once-in-a-lifetime full solar eclipse with our alumni and friends.  Breitenbush is positioned directly under the eclipse’s path, which will provide our guests with an incredible view of the moon as it passes in front of the sun.  The eclipse will happen at around 10:20 am on Monday, August 21st and last about three minutes.  Oregon won’t experience another full solar eclipse until the year 2169, so come join us for this momentous occasion.

We will begin taking reservations March 1st.  Check the August Workshops page after March 1st to find out more details.

We apologize for any inconvenience and sincerely hope you can join us.

REG: Begins Mar 1st