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March Workshops

March 2020

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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 and 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, is an inspired yogi and teacher trainer of 22 years. She is the creator of Flow Yoga Community Studio, True Nature Yoga Festival and Jaya Yoga Teacher Training, flowhoodriver.com.

REG: Breitenbush 503.854.3320

INFO: Flow Yoga 541.FUN.YOGA (541.386.9642) or flowyoga@gorge.net or flowhoodriver.com

BEGINS: Sun dinner

ENDS: Tue lunch

COST: $190 ($170 if registered by 2/4) plus lodging

DEPOSIT: cost of lodging

Do you want to bring an open heart and deep compassion to birth?

Doula from Within™ trains birth professionals to prepare parents for birth in a way that awakens their inner knowing, is unattached to specific outcomes, and helps to prevent birth trauma. This workshop is an extraordinary journey exploring the physical, emotional, and spiritual aspects of pregnancy and birth. This course leads to certification as a birth doula. Open to all genders.

Carrie Kenner is a certified doula, the director of the Doula from Within program, and co-owner of Birthing from Within. She has helped people have babies for over 35 years, and has trained over 2,000 doulas since 2004. She lives in Seattle, WA.

REG & INFO: courses.BirthingFromWithin.com or contact@BirthingFromWithin.com or 505.585.1823

BEGINS: Mon dinner

ENDS: Sun lunch

COST: $1197 plus lodging, discounts and payment plans available, see website

DEPOSIT: see website

This retreat offers an inspiring, transformative study of hatha yoga including postures, breathing and applied yoga philosophy.

The class themes are:
 MYSORE CLASS – In this daily morning class David will provide you with essential individual guidance to help you strengthen your connection to your practice and to yoga.

PRANAYAMA – Spirited Pranayama classes will help you build skills in ujjayi (sound breathing), viloma (interrupting the breath) and khumbhaka (retention).

YOGA SUTRAS STUDY – This unique study of the Yoga Sutras is geared towards giving you practical insights into how practice and yoga philosophy are the same thing.

ASANA THEORY – The afternoon class are styled after David’s popular Asana Kitchen YouTube Channel and cover such themes as transitions, actions while staying in the pose, and identifying a progression that allows you to work soulfully towards mastering a pose.

David Garrigues is an international yoga teacher and creator of the Asana Kitchen video instruction series that is a leading online yoga learning resource on YouTube. David travels throughout the US, Europe and India offering workshops.

REG: Breitenbush 503.854.3320

INFO: David at dvdgarrigues@gmail.com or davidgarrigues.com

BEGINS: Fri dinner

ENDS: Wed lunch

COST: $635 ($575 if registered by 2/1) plus lodging

DEPOSIT: cost of lodging

Body Trust® is a reclamation. Of pleasure. Of knowing. Of wanting. Of listening. Of your own damn self. Body Trust work is a process of reclaiming our bodies after they’ve been harmed by stigma, diet culture, shame, difference and othering, and then further distanced by our attempts to mitigate that harm by trying to control the size, shape or appearance of our body. This retreat is for the female-identified person ready to move beyond diet culture, unravel tiresome patterns, and regain connection with their bodies.

At this retreat, you’ll:


– Learn what a body trust practice looks like and the phases people go through while doing this work


– Discover ways to begin to heal from the effects of weight stigma and diet culture

– Begin to feel less body shame, move towards pleasure and find more satisfaction and joy in your life

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: info@benourished.org or benourished.org

BEGINS: Sun dinner

ENDS: Tue lunch

COST: $425 ($395 if registered by 1/26) plus lodging

DEPOSIT: cost of lodging

This weekend-long workshop is presented by the collaborative leadership
 of Allies: People to People. In our time together we’ll review the fundamental principles and practices of our peer counseling method with a special focus on how we can reclaim the wholeness of our human nature.

We’ll work in pairs, small groups and all together, exchanging time and attention. We’ll practice being in two roles: the role of the growing, healing, vulnerable recipient of attention, and the role of the giving, thoughtful, supportive listener. Through this process, each of 
us will get to consider how emotional support, fresh thinking and community can help us heal our lives and face the world with empowerment, creativity and hopefulness.

Completion of an introductory, co-counseling fundamentals class is required to attend this workshop. Contact the person listed below if you are interested in attending the spring class that finishes before the workshop. We’d love to have you!

REG & INFO: Marcella Westcott, mwestcott@hotmail.com, 503-819-5785

BEGINS: Thu dinner

ENDS: Wed lunch

COST: $150-$600 sliding scale, plus lodging

DEPOSIT: cost of lodging

As humans, we need connection. We long for intimacy yet so many feel unsatisfied, isolated and alone.

In this retreat, you will learn to deepen your relationships and build intimacy with the brahma viharas: loving-kindness, compassion, appreciative joy and equanimity.

These teachings awaken our hearts, and our lives to the beauty of connection and relationships. Whether you’re relating to yourself, or to others, the brahma viharas will guide you to mindfully and gracefully show up in your life. This retreat welcomes people to join individually, with a friend or a partner.

You’ll explore the brahma viharas through discussion, postures, breathing practices, meditation and being in community.

Emily Light, C-IAYT and E-RYT-500, yoga teacher and yoga therapist, is passionate about using the tools of yoga to awaken to the joys of life, and as road maps to meet challenges. She weaves practical application of yoga philosophy, ayurveda and neurobiology into movement, breath and meditation guidance, with an intention to create a safe and nurturing place for learning and connection.

REG & INFO: Emily 971.313.4747 or emily@emilylightyoga.com or emilylightyoga.com

BEGINS: Fri dinner

ENDS: Sun lunch

COST: $225 ($200 if registered by 1/13) plus lodging

DEPOSIT: cost of lodging

Movement, Music and Community! Come nourish yourself with Ecstatic Dance: a transformational journey of freeform dance for emotional expression, spiritual connection and celebration of life. Our DJs play a varied mix of electronic and organic beats. Additional sessions in related modalities, such as Contact Improv, Yoga, Qigong and Gong Bath, will help us drop deeper into movement and sound as meditation. Choose your own pace among this variety of activities, plus enjoy the natural hot springs and delicious meals Breitenbush is famous for! Whether you come alone or with companions, the ecstatic dance community is warm and welcoming. See complete details at: EcstaticDanceImmersion.com.

Peter Weinstein (aka Baron von Spirit) is producer of Ecstatic Dance Corvallis and co-founder of Ecstatic Dance Records. Peter led the renowned retreat series Dance Immersion at Harbin Hot Springs and has DJ’d at 400+ ecstatic dances since 2010. A variety of other DJs and facilitators from the Oregon dance community will be there to create a truly memorable experience.

REG: Breitenbush 503.854.3320

INFO: Peter Weinstein 415.335.6213 or info@ecstaticdanceimmersion.com or ecstaticdanceimmersion.com

BEGINS: Sun dinner

ENDS: Wed lunch

COST: $175 ($145 if registered by 2/16) plus lodging

DEPOSIT: cost of lodging

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 will be able to access a serenely deep healing space. 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.

Dr. Luke Adler DACM, 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’s recent book, Born to Heal, 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, visit lukeadlerhealing.com.

REG & INFO: Luke Adler Healing Clinic 541.465.9642 or lukeadler108@aol.com

BEGINS: Thu dinner

ENDS: Sun lunch

COST: $300 plus lodging

DEPOSIT: cost of lodging plus $50

Join us on an experiential journey into the self in 
this equinox yoga retreat meant to bring you deeper into your path, heart and vast inner life through the art of listening, attention and exploration. Using the awareness of bhakti yoga, chanting, functional movement, somatic practices and meditation, we’ll explore, renew and reset for spring!

This retreat is open to all levels of experience, as we encourage seekers of all types to join us on the path. Reset your nervous system, engage in deep, reflective medicine, and tune your listening skills in the most tender ways with us in our 13th year of joy at Breitenbush!

Lisa Mae Osborn and Monicka Koneski shared decades of practice and teaching at places such as The Bhakti Yoga Movement Center in Portland. We share a love for the path of bhakti yoga as well as the skill of movement theory and the functional, sustainable practices of yoga. Compassion, eagle-eyes and depth of experience are our hallmarks and we welcome you just as you are. Visit us at thebhaktiyogamovementcenter.com or email weloveyou@thebhaktishop.com.

REG: Breitenbush 503.854.3320

INFO: Lisa Mae at 503.244.0108 or weloveyou@thebhaktishop.com or thebhaktiyogamovementcenter.com

BEGINS: Fri dinner

ENDS: Sun lunch

COST: $195 plus lodging

DEPOSIT: full amount

Good things keep on rolling. This event draws new and experienced dancers 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.

Alito Alessi and his team have produced this jam, the longest-running in the world, for 39 years.

REG & INFO: Alito 541.357.4982 or info@jointforcesdance.com or jointforcesdance.com

BEGINS: Mon dinner

ENDS: Sun lunch

COST: For information about pricing, contact info@jointforcesdance.com

DEPOSIT: $125

Join a growing force in your community creating positive change with trauma-informed yoga, movement, and meditation!

Learn with Yoga Behind Bars, national leaders in the field, and cover topics such as social justice and yoga, trauma-informed instructional strategies, boundaries, and self-care.

This training is for anybody wanting to learn how to offer trauma-informed, somatic-based tools to apply in any setting. Past participants have included yoga instructors, medical professionals, social workers, mental health counselors, detention staff, and people who want to deepen their own practice.

The training will cover topics such as: –Trauma-informed language –Yoga and the brain –Mass incarceration; how did we get here? –Race and social justice –Tools for working in environments of suffering/trauma –Inspiration and community

Participants will receive the 60+ page Yoga Behind Bars manual, valued at $75.

17 hours of CE credit with Yoga Alliance.

This training will be facilitated by two of Yoga Behind Bar’s core trainers.

REG: Breitenbush 503.854.3320

INFO: https://yogabehindbars.org/news-events/

BEGINS: Sun dinner

ENDS: Wed lunch

COST: $510 ($460 if registered by 1/29) plus lodging

DEPOSIT: cost of lodging

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 health, 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: sharedwisdom.com

BEGINS: Sun dinner

ENDS: Fri lunch

COST: $550 plus lodging

DEPOSIT: cost of lodging

We will begin our day with a heart-centered, alignment based yoga class in preparation for a soul-satisfying, freeform, ecstatic dance wave. After the morning sessions, there will be ample time to enjoy hiking in nature, the hot springs and all that Breitenbush has to offer. A nourishing practice of gentle/restorative yoga and meditation will be offered in the afternoon. No previous yoga or dance experience necessary.

Peggy Profant ERYT500 and Albo Mussmann have been life and heart partners since they met traveling in India 25 years ago. For 40 years, Peggy’s passion has been yoga, which she has joyfully taught for 23 years. She leads therapeutic-based yoga teacher trainings internationally.

Albo is a native German who is immersed on the path of Gabriel Roth’s 5 Rhythms dance. He is a gifted space holder and allows the individual to unravel through movement and to experience a profound sense of inner spaciousness through dance. As a master music blender, his playlists will guide you to release, connect and celebrate your authentic self.

REG & INFO: Peggy 707.954.9447 or profantyoga@gmail.com

BEGINS: Mon dinner

ENDS: Fri lunch

COST: $325 ($295 if registered by 3/2) plus lodging

DEPOSIT: cost of lodging plus $100