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June Workshops

June 2019

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Join Kathy and Jackie for an opportunity to step away from the demands and distractions of life, and make space to practice yoga and meditation surrounded by beautiful old-growth forest and healing waters. Classes will include asana, primarily yin yoga (long-held passive poses that promote deep releasing), restorative poses and dynamic vinyasa, and will incorporate pranayama and meditation. There will also be time to enjoy Breitenbush. All levels welcome.

Kathy Kacena has taught retreats for the past 20 years. Her training includes Viniyoga (TKV Desikachar lineage), Yoga Alliance certification, Yin Yoga training and Vipassana meditation with Phillip Moffitt. She is owner and director of Yoga Samadhi Columbia Gorge.

Jackie Reeves has been teaching for over 40 years. Her studies have deepened through a wide range of movement, meditation, body and energy work, and psychology. This work has included Yoga, Vipassana meditation, massage, Polarity therapy, Reiki and Process Work psychotherapy. Her teaching style is open, light-hearted and sincere.

REG & INFO: Kathy at 509.637.4293, kacena@gorge.net or columbiagorgeyoga.com

BEGINS: Sun dinner

ENDS: Tue lunch

COST: $165 plus lodging

DEPOSIT: full amount

Liv and Fred will provide you with nonviolent communication tools, practice and skills to create and sustain joyful, flowing relationships. We will combine fun and deep, heartfelt learning into capacities you can take home. During this workshop, you will have the opportunity to work through unresolved upsets and practice the difficult conversations that bring relief. Whether you have stuck places at work or at home, with children, an intimate partner, or even yourself, you will return to your relationships ready to shift old stuck energy and experience sweet movement in connection.

Fred Sly PhD and Liv Monroe are NVC trainers, certified by the CNVC (The Center for Nonviolent Communication). Both offer workshops, practice groups, coaching, consulting and mediations–Liv in Olympia and Fred in Portland. Fred founded Rose City NVC and the Oregon Prison Project for sharing NVC. Liv works with individuals, couples, families, businesses, schools and organizations.

REG: Liv 360.357.4503 and nwcompass.org

INFO: livmonroe@gmail.com, Fred at 503.953.0333 or fsly@pacific.net

BEGINS: Wed dinner

ENDS: Sun lunch

COST: $350 ($320 if registered by 4/1) plus lodging

DEPOSIT: cost of lodging plus $50

Everyone is a dancer and everything around us is part of the dance…sometimes we just need a little help remembering that.

Join us for a movement journey into a new experience of your own body, your moving relationship to others and the spaces between us. We’ll offer tools that create doorways into new movement possibilities, while activating our imagination and senses, and connecting with our vitality. We develop the skill to be present to the fleeting moment and to find our dance wherever our feet are. We [literally] dance both inside and outside in this workshop, deepening our connection not only to ourselves and each other, but to the river, wind and the ground beneath our feet. All levels of movement experience are welcome…just bring an open mind and a willingness to unfold.

Winky Wheeler and Meshi Chavez are co-founders of Momentum: Conscious Movement where they offer daily classes and workshops in Portland, Oregon.

REG & INFO: Meshi Chavez  at 503.730.2737 or meshichavez@icloud.com. Winky Wheeler at 503.788.8060, wwd@comcast.net or MomentumStudioPDX.com

BEGINS: Thu dinner

ENDS: Sun lunch

COST: $399 ($375 if registered and paid in full by 4/28) plus lodging

DEPOSIT: cost of lodging

The content and purpose of this workshop is to activate the process in which the beauty and magic of life can be celebrated in our daily practice and through our living experience. We will work with various practices including mantra meditation, active movement, writing and ritual. This workshop will enhance the creative process of manifesting our dreams and making the space to indulge in the creative process of finding our voice and vocation in this life.

Sweethome has studied yoga since 1993. She is the founder of the non-profit, Yoga and Animal Rights Alliance linking yoga retreats with animal sanctuaries around the world. She approaches the practice of yoga and life with devotion and awe. Her style is unique and dynamic, poetically blending vinyasa with yoga philosophy, chanting, pranayama and meditation. Her desire is to inspire all to experience life with compassion, patience and reverence.

REG: Breitenbush 503.854.3320

INFO: Sweethome at 360.774.0887, sweethometeacup@gmail.com or teacupyoga.com

BEGINS: Sun dinner

ENDS: Tue lunch

COST: $192 ($162 if registered by 5/10) plus lodging

DEPOSIT: cost of lodging

What is your soul longing for? Let the magic of SoulCollage® deepen your presence with your longing and knowing. Solstice is a time to awaken the luminosity within YOU. Play in the pure joy of creating personal collages. Heighten self-discovery through journaling, meditation, sound, labyrinth walking and time in nature.

SoulCollage® experience is not necessary. Glenda and Ann will guide you in this soul-nurturing process that you can continue with on your own.

Glenda Goodrich is a mixed media artist, writer, teacher, SoulCollage® facilitator and vision quest practitioner. She uses a soulful grounded approach, along with an open and loving heart, to guide others in realigning with their inherent creative nature.

Ann Christensen, MA, is an artist, SoulCollage® facilitator, sound/energy healer, qigong teacher and a compassionate coach for transformation. Her teaching is informed by a grounded unconditional acceptance. She is dedicated to assisting you to strengthen your soul’s foundation and your relationship to body, self and others, service and earth. Visit glendagoodrich.com, ann@chealingarts.com or soulcollage.com.

REG: Breitenbush 503.854.3320

INFO: Glenda Goodrich, 503.990.0278 or glendaanne@msn.com

BEGINS: Sun dinner

ENDS: Wed lunch

COST: $295 ($270 if registered by 5/15) plus lodging

DEPOSIT: cost of lodging

Many of us spend our lives making ourselves, others, or situations into problems to be solved; fighting, complaining, anxious about circumstances, the people we love, our bodies, our lives. End the war by questioning your thinking.

Byron Katie shows us how to dive into the beliefs we hold when we’re not being “spiritual” or “enlightened.” You’ll find a gate to your own freedom. Who would you be without the story that you have a problem? YOU have the answer. Beginners and experienced practitioners all find this precious time in inquiry at Breitenbush to be life-changing, discovering the ability to bring peace to stressful situations. Join us for this transformative immersion in The Work.

26 CEUs for mental health professionals through the WA State Society for Clinical Social Work.

Grace Bell and Tom Compton are certified facilitators and trainers of The Work of Byron Katie, working with people all over the world to wake up through investigating stressful stories.

REG: Breitenbush 503.854.3320

INFO: grace@workwithgrace.com, workwithgrace.com or 206.650.1230

BEGINS: Wed dinner

ENDS: Sun lunch

COST: $495 ($395 if registered by 5/1) plus lodging

DEPOSIT: cost of lodging

Train in the healing methods of restorative yoga while experiencing the peace and beauty of Breitenbush Hot Springs. You’ll spend five days and four nights relaxing, soaking in new knowledge, and enjoying the healing hot springs in this 20-hr Yoga Alliance certified training.

Through direct experience and practice teaching, you’ll learn the science of relaxing and the energetics of slowing down. You will find ways to use these transformative concepts in your own practice and to impart them to your community. We discuss the physiology of stress, the endocrine system and the detrimental effects stress has on health and wellbeing.

Jen Mitchell’s appreciation for restorative yoga developed during years of self-study, including studying with Judith Hanson Lasater and multiple visits to India. Jen directs Twist Yoga in Edmonds, WA. Her classes combine pranayama, kriyas and heating asana with restorative poses.

Janell Hartman’s classes are safe and empowering, with accessibility for any level of practitioner. Her first loves are restorative and yin yoga, as she’s seen the most profound healing come from stillness and authentic relaxation.

REG & INFO: Jen at 425.778.9642, jen@twistyogaedmonds.com or twistyogaedmonds.com/retreats/relax-renew-retreat-to-breitenbush-hot-springs/

BEGINS: Sun dinner

ENDS: Thu lunch

COST: $549 ($399 if registered by 5/17) plus lodging

DEPOSIT: $300

Create new rhythms that foster an intimacy with nature. Examine your life and explore how you might increase the quantity and quality of your time outside. We may stargaze, tree-climb, lie in the grass, go barefoot in the river, make rock cairns and, of course, soak in pools. We will also study local ecology, share inspirational readings and find creative ways to express what we learn and observe while relaxing and healing our spirits in the regenerative Breitenbush environment.

Amy Minato is author of Siesta Lane, a creative nonfiction book about living in a rural community, and two poetry collections, Hermit Thrush and The Wider Lens. Her writing has been recognized with a 2004 Oregon Literary Arts Fellowship and her prose with a Walden Fellowship. She currently teaches a sustainable living course at PSU and offers writing workshops through Literary Arts, Multnomah Art Center and at conference centers.

REG: Breitenbush 503.854.3320 

INFO: amyminato@mac.com

BEGINS: Sun dinner

ENDS: Tue lunch

COST: $130 ($110 if registered by 7/31) plus lodging

DEPOSIT: cost of lodging

Join us in the celebration of Breitenbush’s 41st Summer Solstice Healing Retreat. Together we turn the wheel of the seasons on this sacred land in an atmosphere of healing and sharing. Participants are encouraged to co-create the weekend by offering a workshop, hosting music circle, or by sharing healing talents. This is a non-commercial gathering.

Plan to bring a tent as cabins are given to those with the greatest needs. Please plan to carpool to reduce fossil fuel use and to prevent over-crowding our parking lot and help us reduce our carbon footprint.

Registration for this event starts at 10am (PST) on April 1st. Once it begins, register promptly at our website as this event sells out within hours. No registrations will be handled by phone.

REG & INFO: To register visit breitenbush.com/solstice. For information email us at sshr@breitenbush.com or call us 503.854.3320. Please note: no transfers, refunds or credit vouchers available for cancellations. No more than two children per adult.

BEGINS: Thu 4pm

ENDS: Sun 2pm

COST: sliding scale by age: Sliding scale: $157-$422; children 0-3 free; 4-12 $56-$156; 13-17 $73-$200

Run, eat, soak, yoga, repeat. Join us for three days of trail running and restorative yoga. Whether you are a novice runner looking for a structured program or an experienced runner looking to invigorate your training, this retreat will help you meet your goals. This workshop addresses the physical and mental aspects of running and includes morning trail runs, interactive classes, technique sessions and restorative yoga, targeted to the needs of runners, led by Megan. Participants will leave with a personalized training plan for their next race.

Rob VanCleve has been running for 30 years and coaching for 22 years. He is a certified USATF Level I coach and five time national master’s champion in middle distance races. But foremost, Rob is teacher and coach at heart with a passion for helping people discover the joys of running.

Megan Peterson is an IAYT Certified Yoga Therapist, doula and life-long runner. With a decade of practice, she has found the restorative components of yoga to be the perfect compliment to the physical and mental challenges of trail running.

REG: Breitenbush 503.854.3320

INFO: Rob at 775.342.7417, rvcrunning@gmail.com, rvcrunning.com or meganpetersonyoga.com

BEGINS: Sun dinner

ENDS: Wed lunch

COST: $275 ($250 if registered by 5/24) plus lodging

DEPOSIT: cost of lodging

There is a big difference between simply becoming old and aging consciously with purpose and intention. This retreat, for people age 50 and up, provides an inspiring experiential introduction to the fruits and challenges of a conscious elderhood, which can be a time of growth, passion, purpose and service. Such an elderhood is consciously chosen and requires preparation at all levels—physical, psychological and spiritual. Using reflective time in nature; work with life review, legacy and intention; sharing councils; ceremony; and 24 hours in solitude, you will have opportunity to let go of beliefs and attachments that no longer serve you and open to an expanded vision for your fulfilled elderhood.

Larry Gray teaches ecopsychology and conscious aging at Yukon College in Canada. He offers workshops and Elder Wisdom Circles throughout the Yukon.

Susan S. Manning leads conscious eldering workshops with Larry Gray in Canada as well as serving as faculty for the Center for Conscious Eldering.

REG & INFO: centerforconsciouseldering.com, Ron at 970.247.7943 or ron@centerforconsciouseldering.com

BEGINS: Sun dinner

ENDS: Sat lunch

COST: $1695 includes shared standard cabin, $1845 for shared plumbed cabin ($100 off if registered and paid in full by 3/23)

DEPOSIT: $300

Join me in co-creating a meaningful week of nourishing and healing practice with a mature and kind-hearted group in the natural beauty of the old growth forest and healing waters. Our immersion is organized around three sessions a day of meditation, pranayama, asana exploration, deep relaxation, self-inquiry, and teachings in ayurveda. This week is designed to support, inspire and reinvigorate your personal practice at home as well as hold a strong container for you to do the healing work you need to do in the presence of a loving sangha. Afternoons and most evenings are free to enjoy all that Breitenbush has to offer. Appropriate for those with one year of ongoing yoga practice to advanced students and teachers.

Shannon McCall is a long-time yoga and meditation teacher and an ayurvedic practitioner with decades of experience teaching and leading retreats. Motivated by a deep interest in personal transformation and healing, she has a rich background in yoga, Eastern and Western philosophy, somatic meditation, Authentic Movement, Ayurveda and the Diamond Approach to share. Find her at livingintobalance.com.

REG & INFO: Shannon McCall at 206.412.8784, Shannon@livingintobalance.com or livingintobalance.com

BEGINS: Sun dinner

ENDS: Sun lunch

COST: $680 plus lodging (note: 10% discount for lodging for participants staying 7 days; $580 if registered by 5/23)

DEPOSIT: $108

Come immerse yourself in The Full Body Elixir, The Five Tibetans Fountain of Youth, and the art of Mandala drawing (see examples here). The Full Body Elixir is a rejuvenating, joyous moving meditation ~ a slow-flow integration of yoga, qigong, deep breathing, tapping, isometrics, and positive mind. It cleans your neural network to re-program your thinking. It recharges your immune system and strengthens your body. Everyone can learn this. One afternoon Calley will also teach you how to draw beautiful Mandalas in Prismacolor colored pencils on black acid-free cardstock. Transform your days and take back your creativity! This practice dissolves stress, pain, and resistance, transforming it into vitality. The cumulative effects of practicing The Elixir regularly are inner peace, joy and vigor!

Calley O’Neill is an effervescent inspirational yoga teacher and acclaimed conservation, cultural and mural artist in Hawai’i Island, who has practiced The Full Body Elixir daily since 1975. Teaching on the beach since 1997, Calley has helped literally thousands of students out of stress and pain. Her students return again and again.

REG: Breitenbush 503.854.3320

INFO: Calley at 808.885.0609 or calley@CalleyONeillYoga.com

BEGINS: Thu dinner

ENDS: Sun lunch

COST: $425 ($375 if registered by 5/29)

COST: cost of lodging

Moon Lodge is a celebration of the divine feminine, in all her phases. This sacred circle is a space where we care for ourselves, and for one another, with postures, breathing, meditation, journaling, bathing, and ceremony to honor the Goddess in us all. The practices will be focused on pelvic floor health and embracing the changing experiences of our lives. We’ll discuss anatomy and why it’s important to have a healthy pelvic floor, and you’ll learn to tailor your practice for your unique pelvic needs. We’ll make lots of time for practice, as well as time to rest, soak, converse, and explore.

Emily Light has practiced yoga since 2001, and completed a 500-hour yoga therapy training with Sarahjoy Marsh. She weaves practical application of yoga philosophy into movement, breath and meditation guidance, encouraging a dynamic exploration into one’s true nature.

Day Host-Jablonski is an Emergence Medic, Radical Perfumer and Bathing Celebrant from Madison, Wisconsin. She uses empathic embodiment, deep listening and mythic storymaking to meet the spiritual urgency of modern times with connection and belonging.

REG & INFO: Emily at 971.313.4747, emilylightyoga@gmail.com or emilylightyoga.com

BEGINS: Sun dinner

ENDS: Tue lunch

COST: $197 ($172 if registered by 6/1) plus lodging

DEPOSIT: cost of lodging

When the pressures to perform, produce or succeed are removed, magic can happen. Process painting shows us that we can let go into the unfolding, creative movement of life itself, with all its surprises and challenges. In a respectful, nurturing studio environment, you’ll be invited to:

• Discover your own creative voice
• Trust your intuitive perception, not the inner critic
• Follow your energy rather than worrying about the end result
• Overcome blocks by embracing their hidden message
• Experience your imagination as an doorway to deeper knowing
• Explore process painting as a path to spiritual awakening

In this workshop, everyone is a beginner; all levels of experience are welcome. There will be no judgment of your work or comparison with others. Instead, you are encouraged to embrace your own creative voice and follow it. All materials are supplied — all you have to bring is you!

For over four decades Stewart Cubley has pioneered a way of creative living through process painting. Stewart is co-author of Life, Paint & Passion: Reclaiming the Magic of Spontaneous Expression. CE credits for MFT/LCSW/LPCC/LEP/RN.

REG & INFO: : The Painting Experience at 415.488.6880, processarts.com or info@processarts.com

BEGINS: Sun dinner

ENDS: Fri lunch

COST: $745 ($680 if registered by 5/1) continuing Painting Experience participants, $645 (all materials included), lodging extra

DEPOSIT: $350