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May Workshops

May 2018

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D'vorah-thai-massageThis playshop is open to lay people and massage therapists who want to learn to care for others using playful and deep techniques. Traditional Thai massage was created in India 2500 years ago by the physician to the Buddha as a form of loving kindness (metta). Learn how to perform a one-hour sequence on your loved ones and/or clients by applying the methods of stretching, compression, rhythm and joint mobilization.

Thai massage is performed on cushioned mats on the floor and recipients wear loose comfortable clothing. It is strongly encouraged that participants have some yoga or body awareness and have the ability to move around on their hands and knees. Price includes instructional manual and 15 CEUs.

D’vorah Swarzman has been studying and practicing the art and science of Traditional Thai massage since 1993, returning regularly to Thailand for continued training. She integrates her healing work with rhythm, improvisation, mindfulness and vipassana meditation. She honors her teachers as she practices these ancient healing and spiritual traditions.

REG: Breitenbush 503.854.3320

INFO: D’vorah 541.488.4006 or or www.ThaiTherapeutics.com

BEGINS: Thu dinner

ENDS: Sun lunch

COST: $245 (Sign up with a friend and pay $390 for both, a $100 discount!) plus lodging

DEPOSIT: cost of lodging

ABOUT-WHO-WE-ARE2-minCome explore community and service with us on this sacred land. Morning circles, talks with Breitenbush community members and daily well-being programs round out your experience. The opportunity for four hours of service daily leaves ample time for you to soak, relax and enjoy. Bring sturdy shoes, work clothes and rain gear. Most of the daily four hours of service will be physical and outdoors.

 

REG & INFO: Breitenbush 503.854.3320

BEGINS: Sun dinner

ENDS: Fri lunch

COST: $375/plumbed cabin $310/regular cabin, $240/lodge room, $230/dorm

DEPOSIT: full amount

frankcoppietersReiki is a form of natural healing that takes place through gentle, sacred touch. It restores health and harmony to the physical body, releases emotional blockages and activates a closer connection to spirit. Reiki works with the vibration of love and compassion and is an easy form of self-healing. Its recent origins have been traced back to Japan in the late 1800’s and the inspired work of Dr. Mikao Usui. The opening to this simple and mysterious universal life energy happens through a series of initiations and the practice of the form through various hand positions. Frank honors the oral tradition and Phyllis Furumoto as the lineage bearer. This is a First Degree Reiki class.

Frank Coppieters, PhD, Reiki Master, LMT #2385, taught at the graduate level for 13 years at the University of Antwerp in Belgium before he became a spiritual teacher, counselor and Reiki Master. He has a full-time private practice in Portland where he does Reiki, massage, shamanistic work and counseling.

REG & INFO: Oregon School of Massage 1.800.844.3420

BEGINS: Fri dinner

ENDS: Sun lunch

COST: $560 includes lodging and meals

DEPOSIT: full amount by 4/27

Day_Visit-minHonor yourself by joining together in celebration of your children while taking care of yourself at the same time! We provide childcare for children three years and older,* cook your meals and even do the dishes. You can steep in the waters and luxuriate in the serenity of the ancient forest. Our childcare program with arts, creative play and nature exploration will be offered for 3 1⁄2 hours each morning to allow you time to retreat, relax and renew. Bring the whole family – fathers welcome too!

Register now. Beyond Mother’s Day is always a popular event and space is limited. *Please note: childcare is available for potty-trained children 3 to 11 years old. Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult at all times. Participants must register for the entire length of the retreat.

REG & INFO: Breitenbush 503.854.3320

BEGINS: Sun dinner

ENDS: Wed lunch

COST: Adults, cost of lodging; Children, $150 per child plus lodging

DEPOSIT: cost of lodging

soak-in-the-loveLove waits on welcome, not on time. Our Loving Family of the Heart is gathering once again to soak in the love and the warm waters at Breitenbush.

We come together to celebrate life, to open ourselves to Spirit, to experience Love, Peace and Joy and to be fully present with one another as we enjoy the hot springs and natural beauty of Breitenbush. We welcome everyone to share in this heart-opening retreat and Soak in the Love with us.

Robert and Chaka Varley, Charley Thweatt, Karl Anthony, Marshall and Shanti Norman, Maureen Levy and Mia Margaret will be present to help us open our hearts through music, singing, circle dancing, meditation, yoga, sharing, fun, laughter and tears.

REG & INFO: Mary Hart 206.353.1901 or

BEGINS: Fri dinner

ENDS: Sun or Mon lunch

COST: Adults $570 Fri-Mon, $470 Fri-Sun, includes lodging and meals. Children: 0-4 free, 5-12 $170 Fri-Mon, $140 Fri- Sun, 13-17 $210 Fri-Mon, $165 Fri-Sun, includes lodging and meals. Early pay, adults only, $25 discount for Fri-Mon and $15 discount for Fri-Sun if paid in full by 2/15)

DEPOSIT: Adult: $375 Fri-Mon, $310 Fri-Sun; Teen $140 Fri-Mon, $110 Fri-Sun, Child $115 Fri-Mon, $95 Fri-Sun

Russell-embodied-lifeThe Embodied Life is an approach to human transformation based on the integration of meditation, the Feldenkrais® movement and self-inquiry. All practices are focused on being fully present in authentic, warm-hearted and curious ways. The Embodied Life™ School is dedicated to the realization of love, wisdom and freedom as the evolutionary direction for humanity.

Embodied Meditation: at home with “what is,” embracing all that arises. Embodied Movement: moving from center, grounded on the earth. Embodied Inquiry: cultivating intimacy with the Wisdom Body.

Having a sense of friendliness with one’s mind and being at home in one’s body is the ground for deep peace. From this ground we can bring our most creative gifts into the world. Those experienced or new to these practices are welcome. Join us!

“Human transformation requires the movement from fear to love as our basic operating principle. Presence is the door, Embodiment is the key.”

Russell Delman has taught Embodied Awareness since 1975 maintaining a 40+ year meditation practice. He currently leads seminars, retreats and mentorship programs worldwide.

REG: www.russelldelman.com

INFO: Embodied Life School 707.827.3536 or

BEGINS: Mon dinner

ENDS: Fri lunch

COST: $390 ($360 if registered by 4/30) plus lodging

DEPOSIT: cost of lodging

In this retreat you will learn to explore your own dreams through the process of “Dream Mapping,” diving deep into your own dream journey. We will hold sacred space in community, through a process of dream enactment we call String Work, for you to open to the depths of your lineage and the deepest brilliance of who you are.

No matter your current practice, dreams can help you to find the place within you that can be in deepest relationship to the inner realm and to the outer world at the same time. Dream work can help you find the place where you can open to presence, regardless of your experiences of the past, and in doing so be open to the deepest possibility of love.

Sue Scavo and Bill St.Cyr are Embodied Dreamwork Practitioners with over 15 years of experience collaborating with dreamers and the dream. They have presented and facilitated over 65 workshops, retreats and conferences throughout the US, Canada and Europe.

REG: Breitenbush 503.854.3320

INFO: Bill 802.522.9170 or Sue 802.522.9171 or www.studentsofthedream.com or

BEGINS: Mon dinner

ENDS: Fri lunch

COST: $325 ($300 if registered by 4/20) plus lodging

DEPOSIT: cost of lodging

claude_steinCelebrate the amazing power of your true, authentic voice. Conquer fear, eliminate “wrong notes” and uncover the undeniable energetic beauty of your soul. Whether you already sing or always wished you could, or just want to speak out more authentically, this workshop will indeed change your life. You’ll break through blocks and free up a rich and empowering sound. The results are stunning and transformational, even if you’ve never been able to carry a tune!

There are basic techniques for breathing, tone, range, hitting the notes, projection and overcoming stage-fright. Then voices ring out, as favorite songs become transformational wellsprings, and inner and outer voice align. Multidisciplinary experts have called the results “profound” and “astounding.” Whether you are an absolute beginner, someone who already sings, or just someone who wants to speak up more easily, you’ll find yourself expressing beautiful messages from your heart. This workshop is a Breitenbush favorite and consistently gets incredible reviews.

Claude is one of the great master teachers of our time, so don’t miss it. Visit www.naturalsinger.com for stories, photos and video. Bring instruments, CDs and song books if you like.

REG: Breitenbush 503.854.3320

INFO: Claude Stein at 212.460.5878 or or www.naturalsinger.com

BEGINS: Fri dinner

ENDS: Mon lunch

COST: $295 ($285 if registered by 4/25) plus lodging

DEPOSIT: cost of lodging

KassyVictor-self-careOnce you are called to “The Path of Service,” it can be challenging to remain available for others when your own life, or the world around you, becomes overwhelming. Self Care offers an opportunity for health care providers and those in service to others to experience deep personal work, clearing compassion fatigue and burnout. We’ll explore the transformational journey of breathwork and other guided processes in the supportive embrace of a community of healers.

Remember who you really are, re-connect with your caring true nature, and re-commit to your path with clear vision, passion and action. Return home refreshed with effective communication skills and healthy boundaries. Receive the gift of Self Care. 24 CEs/CMEs.

Kassy Daggett, LMT (#5785), and Victor Rozek are experienced facilitators. Kassy, is a somatic therapist and Breathwork practitioner, and is described as inspirational, entertaining and authentic. Victor, as a certified coach, is described as compassionate, irreverent and wise. They are NLP certified with a vibrant coaching practice.

REG: Breitenbush 503.854.3320

INFO: Kassy 541.912.4940 or or www.vrkd.com

BEGINS: Fri dinner

ENDS: Mon lunch

COST: $379 ($349 if registered by 5/1) plus lodging

DEPOSIT: cost of lodging