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January Workshops

January 2021

Click a workshop below for more information.

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.

7-minBegin the year with restful contemplation. Quiet Weekend is a special time for those who crave deep peace and the unique communion of shared silence. The atmosphere throughout the land is reverent. Come for one of the excellent workshops (see below), or for your own personal quiet retreat. This weekend is for adults only (no children under 18). We will observe quiet time for the first half of most meals, and in the meadow pools and sauna before breakfast. Community children may be present in some areas.

INFO & REG: Breitenbush 503.854.3320

BEGINS: Fri dinner

ENDS: Sun lunch

COST: cost of lodging plus the cost of the workshop, should you choose to take it

Mindfulness (vipassana) meditation is the art being awake in the present. On this silent retreat, we will be mindful of every activity, from sitting in the meditation hall, to walking in the ancient forest, to bathing in the hot springs.
 You will go home really knowing how to meditate. In keeping with Buddhist tradition, the workshop fee covers room and board only. You may offer support for the teacher and these priceless teachings by offering a financial contribution at the end of the retreat.

Robert Beatty is the founder and guiding teacher of the Portland Insight Meditation Community. He brings forty-five years of Buddhist Dharma practice and decades as a therapist to his teaching. Robert is a member of the first wave of lay Theravada Buddhist teachers who brought Buddhism from Asia to America. His teaching includes the non-dual perspective. He uses humor, movement, poetry and drumming to teach meditation for everyday life, including intimate relationships, parenting, work and community.

REG: Breitenbush 503.854.3320

INFO: Robert 503.223.2214 or Robert@robertbeatty.com or robertbeatty.com

BEGINS: Fri dinner

ENDS: Sun or Wed lunch

COST: (2-day $52 registration and event fee) (5-day $100 registration and event fee) plus lodging, plus dana

DEPOSIT: full amount

Contact Improvisation (CI) is a dance practice of caring for oneself while moving in physical contact with others. It asks us to show up in our diversity and focus on the dynamics of interbeing. It calls us to own the inherent belonging and freedom available in the one and only unfolding now. The contact includes us. The improvisation frees us.

The WOW is a five-day journey dedicated to exploring the CI paradigm of mutual well-being, on and off the dance floor. All levels of experience are welcome. Each is supported to begin where they are and be curious about what nourishes and celebrates us all. WOW! Three two-hour sessions are available each day. The dance space is available round the clock.

Carolyn Stuart and Patrick Gracewood are the Touchmonkey limb of CI; a dance duo exploring, teaching, and performing the ‘wow’ of contact improvisation for 30 years. They find the interplay of inquiry, experimentation and discovery to be exhilarating and satisfying. Currently they offer CI events at Gracewood Studio in Portland. Visit contactgames.wordpress.com/the-wow-of-contact.

REG: Breitenbush 503.854.3320

INFO: Carolyn 971.334.4599 or touchmonk@yahoo.com

BEGINS: Sun dinner

ENDS: Fri lunch

COST: $200 plus lodging

DEPOSIT: cost of lodging

We often get requests to explore working with Breitenbush as part of our community and cooperative. Service Week combines this opportunity with an integrated exploration of the noble path of service.

Focused morning circles and special programs provide sharing and inspiration. In addition, guests are given the opportunity to participate in four hours each day of hands-on tasks and projects. Bring comfortable work clothes, gloves, winter-wear and sturdy shoes. Expect to be doing physical, mostly outdoor work. Lodging prices are discounted. If you have ever considered living and working at Breitenbush, and if you are interested in being part of a community of service, begin by joining us this week.

REG: Breitenbush 503.854.3320

BEGINS: Sun dinner

ENDS: Fri lunch

COST: $435/plumbed cabin, $345/regular cabin, $275/lodge room, $255/dorm

DEPOSIT: full amount

Reinvigorate and reconnect to your heart through the powerful practices of yoga in the wondrous natural setting of Breitenbush. In the company of majestic mountains and old growth forest, we will immerse ourselves in conscious movement practices that facilitate meditation and a reawakening of our inherent loving and healing capacities. Through classical yoga practices infused with creative subtle body awareness principles, we will explore the dynamic relationship between ease and effort, letting go of that which creates tension while rekindling our ability to connect with our heart.

This yoga retreat is accessible for all levels of practitioner and will provide appropriate challenges and adaptations for each participant.

Matt, an E-RYT 500 yoga and meditation teacher, draws upon his 25 years of experience in meditative, movement-based practices to provide joyful, nourishing and accessible classes, which promote physical and emotional wellness, personal discovery, and inner-growth. He offers an adaptive approach to yoga and meditation, rooted in traditional practices and tailored to the needs of the modern practitioner.

REG & INFO: Matt 503.331.8176 or matt@mattnelsonyoga.com or mattnelsonyoga.com

BEGINS: Sun dinner

ENDS: Wed lunch

COST: $235 ($200 if registered before 12/15) plus lodging

DEPOSIT: cost of lodging, final payment due by 1/3

Ruth Williamson copyHere’s the thing: If we show up, often enough, we will fail. In these difficult moments, we come face-to-face with the habituated patterns and core beliefs that keep us stuck. The Rising Strong™ workshop will unpack these patterns with empathy and self-compassion, applying a research-based set of processes proven to support transformative change in every arena of our lives.

Join us for a very special retreat for men and women. The restorative landscape of Breitenbush creates the perfect container to pause and take a deep dive into the curriculum of Dr. Brene ́ Brown. We’ll skill-build around courage, trust and shame resiliency, and rewrite the stories that keep us stuck and small. Best of all, we’ll work in a supportive circle of like-minded individuals committed to sharing this work together. Your fee includes personal workbooks and exclusive video lessons.

Ruth Williamson PCC, CDWF is a leadership and life coach and is certified to deliver the Daring Way™, Rising Strong™ and Dare to Lead™ curriculum of Dr. Brene ́ Brown.

irene kendall, PCC, is a transition and leadership coach, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) consultant and certified Daring Way™ and Rising Strong™ facilitator.

REG: Breitenbush 503.854.3320

INFO: ruth@ruthwilliamsonconsulting.com or 541.815.7166 or ruthwilliamsonconsulting.com and hello@irenekendall.com or 408.438.6702

BEGINS: Sun dinner

ENDS: Wed lunch

COST: $425 ($375 if registered by 12/30) plus lodging

DEPOSIT: cost of lodging

“To live in accord with love is to set your heart on fire. In the crucible of such an inferno all convention burns away. What’s left is a new kind of existence, full of passion, presence and infinite possibility.” —Setting Your Heart on Fire

What if you could fall absolutely in love with every moment? What if you could use love’s radiance to heal your deepest wounds and break through any personal block? All of this is possible when you stop trying to change and relax into life. This workshop is designed to meet you where you are and call forth your best. Learn simple, practical steps to:

• Experience all emotions

• Transform your limiting beliefs

• Create a life of ease, joy, and exquisite connection

Raphael Cushnir contributes to O Magazine, and presents workshops worldwide. His books include The One Thing Holding You Back and Setting Your Heart On Fire. 
He came to his current path after years as an award-winning Hollywood filmmaker. His heart was opened through an experience of profound grief.

REG: Breitenbush 503.854.3320

INFO: cushnir.com

BEGINS: Fri dinner

ENDS: Sun lunch

COST: $220 plus lodging (partial scholarships may be available; contact Raphael at rc@cushnir.com)

DEPOSIT: cost of lodging