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June Workshops

June 2018

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The Path of Kirtan explores the ancient practices of kirtan and sacred sound. In this workshop we’ll immerse ourselves in this luminous ocean through voice, mantra, devotion, movement, yoga and meditation to connect more deeply with the divine Presence. In many Eastern cultures, the practice of music is approached as a spiritual practice, as the yoga of sound, and that is how it will be presented in this workshop. From this foundation, the chanting of sacred names and mantras will flow with new depth and new freedom. This workshop is offered with the intention to cultivate more beauty, love and peace inside ourselves and in our world.

From this foundation, the chanting of sacred names and mantras will flow with new depth and new freedom. This workshop is offered with the intention to cultivate more beauty, love and peace inside ourselves and in our world.

Heather and Benjy Wertheimer lead kirtan (sacred chanting) worldwide as the duo Shantala, with soul-stirring vocals, sacred lyrics and exquisite instrumentation. Together they create music with beauty, passion and reverence. Shantala has performed and recorded internationally with such sacred music luminaries as Krishna Das, Deva Premal and Miten, and Jai Uttal. Elizabeth Rainey, certified yoga teacher, will offer yoga and meditation during this retreat.

REG: Breitenbush 503.854.3320

INFO: : 503.446.6076 or info@shantalamusic.com or www.shantalamusic.com

BEGINS: Fri dinner

ENDS: Sun lunch

COST: $200 ($175 if registered by 5/4) plus lodging

DEPOSIT: cost of lodging

Recovering from addiction or alcoholism is a process of cleansing the mind and the body. The 12 Steps are a tool to build a successful life that can work for everyone, for we are all addicted to something. The practice of yoga supports the internal changes that happen as we heal the body and mind from addiction. We will practice yoga asana to heal the physical body. We will learn movement practices that support our recovery from trauma and abuse and help to detox and cleanse the tissues. We’ll learn meditation practices to improve our conscious contact with a power greater than ourselves. We will support each other as we find the courage to change ourselves and the world.

Lisa Wells, PhD, ERYT500, teaches yoga, meditation, mixed-abilities dance, trauma-release and Ayurveda, and co-owns Live Well Studio in Corvallis. Her 25+ years of yoga practice have brought her patience, humility and happiness. Her 58+ years of life have led her from trauma, through addiction, to recovery and joy in a life that includes rather than excludes suffering. Lisa has been teaching yoga since 2000. She received her PhD in geology from Stanford University. She specializes in gentle yoga adapted to all bodies.

REG: Breitenbush 503.854.3320

INFO: Lisa Wells lisa@livewellstudio.com or 541.231.6091 or www.livewellstudio.com

BEGINS: Fri dinner

ENDS: Mon lunch

COST: $365 ($299 if registered by 5/2) plus lodging

DEPOSIT: cost of lodging

Join Jackie for an opportunity to step away from the demands and distractions of life and make space to practice yoga and meditation surrounded by the beautiful old-growth forest and healing waters. The 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.

Jackie will be assisted by Ms Michael Stewart and Kristin Franger. Both are teachers at Yoga Samadhi Columbia Gorge. See www.columbiagorgeyoga.com for bios.

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. She is owner of Yoga Garden Baja.

REG & INFO: Jackie at jackie1@gorge.net

BEGINS: Sun dinner

ENDS: Tue lunch

COST: $165 plus lodging

DEPOSIT: full amount

As we age, we can begin to lose flexibility both mentally and physically. We get stuck in habits of thought and movement. Through the practices of Feldenkrais Method®, meditation and gentle, restorative yoga, open yourself up to new possibilities. There is incredible potential for change no matter your age. Whether you are recovering from injury or illness, coping with chronic pain or just want to regain lost mobility or flexibility, you will benefit from this workshop.

Ada Riley, at age 80, is a living testament to these combined practices. Ada began studying yoga and meditation at age 50 and teaching yoga in her mid-50s. At age 75, she came upon the Feldenkrais Method® and began a four-year certification program at age 75.

Joanna Dunn has taught yoga since 2000. A yoga studio owner and co-director of a teacher training program, she mostly serves students ages 55 to 85 in weekly classes in Leavenworth and residential retreats in Washington state and internationally..

REG: Breitenbush 503.854.3320

INFO: Joanna at yoga@joannadunn.com

BEGINS: Sun dinner

ENDS: Wed lunch

COST: $250 ($225 if registered by 5/3) plus lodging

DEPOSIT: cost of lodging

Liv and Fred will provide you with nonviolent communication tools, practice, and capacities 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 could bring relief. Whether you have stuck places at work, at home, with children, friends or with an intimate partner, you will return to your relationships ready to shift old stuck energy and experience sweet movement in connection, even with yourself.

Fred Sly PhD and Liv Monroe are NVC trainers, certified by 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 www.nwcompass.org

INFO: livmonroe@gmail.com or Fred 503.395.5285 or fred@rosecitynvc.org

BEGINS: Wed dinner

ENDS: Sun lunch

COST: $350 ($300 if registered by 4/30) 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 503.730.2737 or meshichavez@icloud.com or Winky Wheeler 503.788.8060 or wwd@comcast.net or www.MomentumStudioPDX.com

BEGINS: Thu dinner

ENDS: Sun lunch

COST: $395 – $415 sliding scale ($370 if registered and paid in full by 5/8) 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 which links 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 360.774.0887 or sweethometeacup@gmail.com or www.teacupyoga.com

BEGINS: Sun dinner

ENDS: Wed lunch

COST: $180 ($160 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 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 mediaartist, 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 www.glendagoodrich.com orwww.annchealingarts.com  or www.soulcollage.com.

REG: Breitenbush 503.854.3320 

INFO: Glenda 503.990.0278 or glendaanne@msn.com

BEGINS: Sun dinner

ENDS: Wed lunch

COST: $275 ($250 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 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 is a certified facilitator and trainer 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 or www.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

Turn your experience of sexual loving into a whole-body spiritual practice!

This popular workshop is a sacred and fun way to become a better lover, deepen intimacy and experience Tantra. In a respectful and safe environment, we delve into ancient tantric techniques adapted to our present-day needs. Discover how to integrate ecstatic spirituality into your lovemaking and everyday activities to improve intimate communication skills and connect deeply with yourself and others. Described as life changing, these practices can be used again and again to love and live more ecstatically. Whether you wish to deepen your intimacy, or broaden your love skills, this weekend promises to be pleasurable, fun and life-enhancing. There is no explicit sexual content.

Mika Smith and Cassidy Geppert, certified SkyDancing Tantra teachers, have over 30 years of experience teaching and practicing the healing arts, including Tantra, yoga, massage, breath work, movement, group process and transformational therapy. Their workshops provide a safe, nurturing and playful environment that encourages intimacy and expansion. Mika and Cassidy were trained by long-time Breitenbush presenters, Steve and Lokita Carter.

REG & INFO: Ecstatic Living Institute 844.987.3456 or 707.987.3456 or info@ecstaticliving.com or www.ecstaticliving.com

BEGINS: Fri dinner

ENDS: Sun lunch

COST: $325 per person ($295 if paid in full by 3/17) plus lodging

DEPOSIT: $250 per person

Rekindle the magic and wonder of your childhood world. Our habitual attention and perception patterns are mostly shaped in man-made environments, and we can miss the depth and detail of patterns all around us in wild nature. Did you realize that you have 10 types of vision, 8 types of touch, and 6 types of hearing that you can cultivate to deepen your experience of nature? Drawing on science, meditation, native life-ways, and decades of personal exploration and experience, Cader will help you re-discover your sensory abilities through simple exercises and new skills. These skills will make you a better tracker, photographer, nature writer, artist, and simply more connected with nature. Please read the full description at learnnatureskills.com.

Cader Olive has lived and taught in wild nature for 40 years. He brings skills and knowledge from science, practical living and spiritual connection to his workshops. He earned a Ph.D. in ecology, and founded and taught at his nature education center for 15 years. He currently lives and teaches in Portland, OR.

REG: Breitenbush 503.854.3320

INFO: Cader 715.322.4349 or learnnatureskills.com

BEGINS: Fri dinner

ENDS: Sun lunch

COST: $185 plus lodging

DEPOSIT: cost of lodging

Train in the healing methods of restorative yoga while experiencing the peace and beauty that is Breitenbush Hot Springs. You’ll spend five days and four nights relaxing and soaking in new knowledge as well as 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 also find ways to use these transformative concepts in your own practice and to impart them to your community. We will also discuss the physiology of stress, the endocrine system and the detrimental effects stress has on our health and wellbeing.

Jen Mitchell’s appreciation for restorative yoga developed during years of self-study, including studying often 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, however, are restorative and yin yoga, as she’s seen the most profound healing come from stillness and authentic relaxation.

REG & INFO: Jen 425.778.9642 or 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

SSHR-SolsticeCome and gather on this sacred land for healing, sharing and to celebrate life. Summer Solstice Healing Retreat, Breitenbush’s cornerstone event, is unique because each participant contributes their knowledge and healing talents to co-create the weekend activities. This is a non-commercial gathering.

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

Registration for this event starts at 10am on Sunday, April 15th. Once it begins, register promptly at our website as this event sells out within hours. No registrations will be handled by phone.

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

REG: Please register here.

BEGINS: Thu 4pm

ENDS: Sun 2pm

COST: sliding scale by age: Sliding scale: $153-$418; children 0-3 free; 4-12 $52-151; 13-17 $69-$196

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 oran experienced runner looking to invigorate your training, this retreat will help you meet your goals. This balanced workshop addresses the physical and mental aspects of running. The days include morning trail runs, interactive classes, technique sessions and restorative yoga, targeted to the needs of runners, led by Megan Peterson. 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 a five time national master’s champion in middle distance races. First and foremost, Rob is teacher and coach at heart with a passion for helping people discover the joys of running.

Megan Peterson is a yoga therapist and doula, and has practiced yoga for a decade. She carries a certificate from the International Association of Yoga Therapists and completed prenatal yoga training with Shana Celnicker-Chong at The Bhaktishop Yoga Center.  

REG: Breitenbush 503.854.3320

INFO: Rob 775.342.7417 or rvcrunning@gmail.com or www.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 if we aim high.

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, ceremony, sharing councils and 24 hours in solitude, you will let go of beliefs, attachments and self-identifications that no longer serve you, and open to an expanded vision for your conscious elderhood.

Ron Pevny is Director of the Center for Conscious Eldering, author of Conscious Living, Conscious Aging, and three-time host of the Shift Network’s Transforming Aging Summits.

Susan Prince is a life coach whose background includes environmental education for young people. She is active in the Conscious Elders Network and has strong experience with an indigenous model of community where elders have a pivotal role.

REG & INFO: : www.centerforconsciouseldering.com or 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 by 3/25)

DEPOSIT: $300

One of my teachers often says that the best way to enhance our lives is to keep good company. I invite you to join me in co-creating a meaningful week of practice with a mature and kind-hearted group in the natural beauty of Breitenbush Hot Springs. Our immersion is organized around three sessions a day of meditation, pranayama, asana exploration, deep relaxation, self-inquiry and teachings in ayurveda. Afternoons and evenings are free to enjoy the healing waters of Breitenbush. This week is designed to support, inspire and reinvigorate your personal practice at home. Appropriate for those with one year of ongoing yoga practice to advanced students and teachers. Continuing Ed credit available for teachers.

Shannon McCall is a long time yoga practitioner and teacher of meditation and ayurveda, 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 and the Diamond Approach. Find her at www.livingintobalance.com.

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

BEGINS: Sun dinner

ENDS: Sun lunch (7 days)

COST: $660 ($560 if registered by 5/1) plus lodging (note: 10% discount for lodging for participants staying 7 days)

DEPOSIT: $108

Come learn The Full Body Elixir and Five Tibetans, a rejuvenating, joyous and fun moving meditation, and Fountain of Youth. This is a wonderful, slow flow integration of yoga, qigong, deep breathing, tapping, isometrics and positive mind. The practice cleans your neural network, recharges your immune system, and reinvigorates and strengthens your body. Calley’s son Noa, an avid lucid dreamer/teacher, will teach the basic practices and benefits of lucid dreaming, as well as the skills for developing lucidity in waking and dreaming life. Transform your days and take back your nights! The good news is, this daily transformational practice actually works to dissolve pain, stress and resistance into vitality and happiness. The cumulative effect over years is joy and great energy!

Calley O’Neill is an inspirational yoga teacher and internationally acclaimed conservation artist who has practiced yoga and meditation daily since 1975. Teaching since 1997, she has helped literally thousands of students out of stress and pain.

Noa Eads, Calley’s 24 year-old son, is an experienced “oneironaut,” percussionist and agro-ecologist. He has been seriously exploring the world of lucid dreaming for over seven years with great benefit.

REG: Breitenbush 503.854.3320

INFO: Calley 808.885.0609 or calley@CalleyONeillYoga.com or text 808.987.7003

BEGINS: Thu dinner

ENDS: Sun lunch

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

DEPOSIT: cost of lodging