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March Workshops

March 2019

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BreemaPhotoThe purpose of practicing Breema is to bring you to the present and support you to remain present. Breema’s Nine Principles of Harmony are the key to the system’s many benefits. The principles can be used in any situation in life to deepen self-understanding: Body Comfortable, No Judgment, Single Moment Single Activity, No Force, Mutual Support, No Extra, Firmness and Gentleness, No Hurry No Pause, and Full Participation.

In a joyful, nonjudgmental atmosphere we will explore the Nine Principles of Harmony and practice Breema’s rhythmic movement sequences. These movements nourish and energize body, mind and feelings and lead to a new experience of ourselves. All levels of experience welcome; participants should be comfortable sitting and working on a padded floor. LMTs and DCs earn 10.5 CEUs.

Taught by Northwest Breema Instructors, certified by the Breema Center in Oakland, California. For more information, visit breema.com.

REG & INFO: Steve Brodsky 541.914.4162 or breemaworkshops@gmail.com

BEGINS: Fri dinner

ENDS: Sun lunch

COST: $200 ($175 if registered by 2/1) plus lodging

DEPOSIT: cost of lodging

adams-and-goldThrough 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 for 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 www.flowhoodriver.com

BEGINS: Sun dinner

ENDS: Tue lunch

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

DEPOSIT: cost of workshop

Hank Wesselman copyWe 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 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: $495 plus lodging

DEPOSIT: cost of lodging

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

The Doula from Within(TM) 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 the powerful feminine, pregnancy and birth. Open to all genders. Pre-requisite: Crossing the Threshold (see website for details).

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.

Christine D’Esposito is a certified birth and postpartum doula, and Birthing from Within childbirth mentor. Christine has had the opportunity to serve hundreds of families in the Portland area since 2003. She believes in people’s natural ability to cope and move through hard things and enjoys helping people through the unknown.

REG & INFO: 2www.birthingfromwithin.com or contact@birthingfromwithin.com or 505-652-7212

BEGINS: Mon dinner

ENDS: Sun lunch

COST: $697 plus lodging

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 skill 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 one of leading online yoga learning resources on YouTube. David travels throughout the US, Europe and India offering workshops.

REG: Breitenbush 503.854.3320

INFO: David dvdgarrigues@gmail.com or www.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: 503.288.4104 or 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

As humans, we need connection. We long for intimacy yet so many of us are left feeling unsatisfied, isolated and alone. In this retreat, we will learn to deepen our relationships through the teachings of the Brahma Viharas, the four qualities of the heart: loving-kindness, compassion, appreciative joy and equanimity.

The Brahma Viharas are like road maps that help us navigate relationships. Whether we’re relating to ourselves or to others (we’re always relating to something!), these heart teachings will help us to consciously and gracefully meet whatever we’re faced with.

We will explore the Brahma Viharas through discussion, postures, breathing, meditation and being in community. Together, we will walk the steps necessary to open into intimacy.

Emily Light, C-IAYT and E-RYT-500, has practiced yoga since 2001, taught since 2007, and in 2016 became a certified yoga therapist through the International Association of Yoga Therapists. She weaves practical application of yoga philosophy into movement, breath and meditation guidance, with an intention to create a safe and nurturing place for students to learn and connect.

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

BEGINS: Fri dinner

ENDS: Sun lunch

COST: $197 ($172 if registered by 1/15) plus lodging

DEPOSIT: cost of lodging

Yoga CARE explores the teachings of yoga and social justice. Our focus includes the Bhagavad Gita: Contemplation (inquiring into the seeds of human capacity and the seeds of suffering), Action (socially-engaged practices to nourish human capacity and address suffering), Restoration (understanding and integrating that which we’ve considered the Shadow of human nature) and Equanimity (maintaining our porousness and presence in the social justice margins).

When yoga is accessible, inclusive and respectful of the diversity and dignity of all it becomes a social justice catalyst – an opportunity for all to experience themselves as capable of making contributions to the betterment of the whole, as worthy of their own Advocacy, Resilience and Empowerment.

REG: Breitenbush 503.854.3320

INFO: 503.552.YOGA(9642) or info@dayafoundation.org or dayafoundation.org

BEGINS: Fri dinner

ENDS: Sun lunch

COST: $298 plus lodging ($248 if registered by 1/8; all fees go to DAYA medical scholarships, prison outreach programs and domestic violence shelters)

DEPOSIT: cost of lodging

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.

The jam includes facilitated warm-ups, open dancing, afternoon workshop sessions, performance evenings and daily early-morning Contemplative Dance Practice. Each person creates their own schedule for each day, attending what and when they like and relaxing or adventuring as they like. Many very experienced teachers/practitioners of contact improvisation attend, and beginners are also welcome too.

Alito Alessi and his team have produced the jam for 38 years.

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

BEGINS: Mon dinner

ENDS: Sun lunch

COST: six days, includes lodging. Regular cabin $790; dorm cabin $655; ask presenter for details about other lodging options

DEPOSIT: $125

luke-adler-copyThe 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 access the deep healing space of Universal Love. 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.

Luke Adler L.Ac. MSOM, 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 recently completed a book called Born to Heal, that 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: $250 plus lodging

DEPOSIT: cost of lodging plus $50

Come nourish yourself with Ecstatic Dance—a freeform journey of self-discovery through music and movement for emotional expression, spiritual connection and celebration of life. Additional sessions in related modalities—including yoga, Contact Improvisation, tea meditation, and qigong—will help us drop deeper into movement 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 more details at EcstaticDanceImmersion.com

Peter Weinstein (aka Baron von Spirit) and Oli Oldaker are cofounders of Ecstatic Dance Corvallis. Peter lead the renowned retreat series Dance Immersion at Harbin Hot Springs, and has DJ’d at hundreds of ecstatic dances since 2010. Oli has been a Tantric practitioner and tea master for almost 20 years. In addition to these lead presenters, other DJs and facilitators from the 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: $185 ($155 if registered by 2/24) plus lodging

DEPOSIT: cost of lodging

Join us on an experiential journey into the self in this springtime yoga retreat meant to bring you deeper into your heart and inner life through the art of listening, attention and exploration. Using the skills of 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 stripes to join us on the path. Reset your nervous system, engage in deep, reflective self-care, and tune your listening skills in the most tender ways with us, in our 12th year of joy at Breitenbush!

Lisa Mae Osborn and Monicka Koneski shared decades of practice and teaching at The Bhaktishop Yoga Center in Portland and beyond. We share a love for the path of bhakti yoga as well as the skill of movement theory and 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 www.thebhaktishop.com or email weloveyou@thebhaktishop.com

REG: Breitenbush 503.854.3320

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

BEGINS: Fri dinner

ENDS: Sun lunch

COST: $195 plus lodging

DEPOSIT: full amount