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December Workshops

December 2018

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The Sound Body is a sonic opportunity to share tools of breath, sound, music and voice to discover the path within.

We will delve into a full body experience of sound involving meditations, breathwork in the Tibetan Lineage, sound bath and ancestral teachings from the Toltec, and Incan traditions as well as a connection with sacred instruments. We will explore our vessel and voice through toning and mantra. Our offering is geared towards developing our authentic voice as a tool for transformation.

Paola Suculima is a Mexican American woman and a sound practitioner and channel for song and remembering of our divine selves. She studied along Tenzin Wangyal Rimpoche in the Tibetan Bonn Buddhism and Tito La Rosa, Incan Shaman from the Sacred Valley of Pisac Peru. Currently she tours mainly in Mexico and U.S. and is the director of the online voice course THE PATH OF SOUND along with Deva Sofía. Her work is aligned with a path of light rooted in the opening of the heart and our connection with Pachamama.

REG: Breitenbush 503.854.3320


BEGINS: Sun dinner

ENDS: Tue lunch

COST: $175 ($150 if registered by 11/2) plus lodging

DEPOSIT: cost of lodging

Everyone has experienced fear, conflict, sadness or disappointment. Often, without deeply questioning our upsetting thoughts, we either try to fix ourselves, or fix our environment, or fix the people in our lives who cause trouble. We naturally try to escape our suffering, but it seems impossible to truly break free.

Come investigate your stressful thoughts—the judgments, criticisms, irritation, resentment, abandonment or sadness—and discover unexpected freedom using The Work of Byron Katie, a way of transforming unnecessary suffering and inner war to inner peace. Join Grace and Jon, life-partners, to discover what happens when you bring your worst thoughts to this powerful experience of inquiry. “Where you stumble, there lies your treasure”. ~ Joseph Campbell

Grace Bell is a certified facilitator of The Work and a counselor in Washington (14 CEUs for mental health professionals).

Jon Elizondo is a brilliant facilitator of The Work and educator. Together, they’re thrilled to share the honesty, peace and intimacy they’ve found doing The Work both on each other and with each other.

REG: Breitenbush 503.854.3320

INFO: or or 206.650.1230

BEGINS: Thu dinner

ENDS: Sun lunch

COST: $295 ($245 if registered by 11/1) plus lodging

DEPOSIT: cost of lodging

Our 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 lives of those 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. Shinkai is the lead teacher at the Blue Cliff Zen Center in Eugene, Oregon and teaches yoga, Zen meditation and mindfulness there.

REG & INFO: Shinkai 541.543.5049 or or

BEGINS: Sun dinner

ENDS: Sun lunch

COST: $2990 for two one-week teacher trainings (12/9 to 12/16 and 2/24 to 3/3; 10% discount if registered by 9/15) plus lodging (additional 10% discount on lodging)

DEPOSIT: contact presenter for more information

On the sacred land of Breitenbush, we experience nature’s Winter Solstice invitations as a deep restoration of the mind and body. Yoga brings this restoration into every cell of the body. 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 vastness, ease and compassion that is our native heart. The schedule includes early morning pranayama and meditation practices, mid-morning and afternoon asana practices, and a Saturday evening Dharma discussion.

This retreat is for students of all levels enthusiastic about the beauty, intricacy and power of asana as a gateway 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 taught yoga for more than 24 years. Her teaching is informed by yoga, Ayurveda, interpersonal neurobiology, and the philosophies and psychology of yoga.

REG & INFO: 503.552.9642(YOGA) or or

BEGINS: Thu dinner

ENDS: Sun lunch

COST: $345 plus lodging

DEPOSIT: full amount

Red sunset in a winter forest, RussiaRejoice in the return of the light with opportunities with ritual and crafting. Observe the natural, solar beginning of the new season. Slow down, breathe deeply, ease into the healing waters and resonate with the peace of early winter. Spend the longest night of the year surrounded by the magical forests and waters of Breitenbush and wish on the newborn Sun in a solstice ceremony to honor the darkness and welcome the light. Sign up early—this event always fills.

REG & INFO: Breitenbush 503.854.3320

BEGINS: Thu dinner

ENDS: Sat lunch

COST: (all prices are per adult for two nights, see lodging rates for children’s costs) Plumbed cabin/$330; regular cabin/$260; lodge room/$208; dorm/$196

DEPOSIT: full amount

11-minGet away from the hustle and bustle of the holidays! Celebrate the season simply with warm soaks, delicious organic vegetarian cuisine and daily well-being programs: yoga, meditation, EDGU and more. This is an unstructured chance to center and renew in the splendor of the mountains in winter. Childcare is not provided.

Note: During holidays, there are many children on the land with all of the joyous, extraordinary energy they bring. We offer family-focused activities that parents and children may share. The library will be an adult-only quiet space. The meadow pools and sauna will be adult only from 8pm – 8am.

REG & INFO: Breitenbush 503.854.3320 

BEGINS: Sat dinner

ENDS: Sun lunch (two night minimum)

COST: Weekend rates for all nights

DEPOSIT: first night’s lodging

Gather with us for two full days and nights to celebrate the turning of the year. Special events include dancing,dessert, our fabulous International Finger Foods Buffet, live music, New Year’s Eve celebration, midnight peace vigil and our regular daily well-being offerings.

Register early—New Year’s Celebration at Breitenbush is always a popular event.

Please Note: This celebration is for adults, no children under 18 (children residing at Breitenbush may be present).

REG & INFO: Breitenbush 503.854.3320

BEGINS: Sun dinner

ENDS: Tue lunch

COST: (all prices are per adult for two nights) Plumbed cabin/$330; regular cabin/$260; lodge room/$208; dorm/$196

DEPOSIT: full amount