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November Workshops

November 2019

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FrankCoppieters copyThis 2nd Degree Reiki class is for those who want to dedicate themselves more deeply to the healing power of Reiki. Through the use of Reiki symbols, which form the central teaching piece in this class, there is an enhancement of the energy flow. In addition, the ability to do “distance treatments” is taught. Frank teaches this class in the tradition of Reiki Shiki Ryoho with Phyllis Lei Furumoto as the current lineage bearer. If possible, bring some pictures to the class from your youth and of some people that have been important to you. Reiki practitioners of any lineage are welcome to this class but there needs to be a minimum time elapse of six months between Reiki I and Reiki II. There is no maximum time range.

Frank Coppieters, PhD, 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 in 1989. He has a private practice in Raleigh Hills.

REG & INFO: Oregon School of Massage 1.800.844.3420

BEGINS: Fri dinner

ENDS: Sun lunch

COST: $635 includes meals and lodging

DEPOSIT: Full amount by 10/24

This workshop is focused on the interconnectedness of all things and discovering how each of us can be an asset to this beautiful earth and all her inhabitants. Through the practices of yoga, chanting, meditation and journaling, we will tend to the incredible body-mind relationship and cultivate lovingkindness in our thoughts, words and actions. Seven well-rounded practices, amazing meals and hot springs under the stars offer a powerful setting for this transformative work. Proceeds will support YARA and Sweethome’s own animal sanctuary.

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: Fri dinner

ENDS: Mon lunch

COST: $250 ($220 if registered by 10/3) plus lodging

DEPOSIT: cost of lodging

Join Adam and Suniti for a unique retreat where we deepen our ability to view and experience the body from the inside. Through the combined study of somatic meditations, movement improvisations, qigong and asana we engage in a dialogue with sensation. We focus on embodying the centers of the pelvis, belly, heart and head. As our felt sense of each center develops we encounter archetypal psychological and spiritual experiences. When opening to our interior we release held patterns of tension and make contact to the inherent wholeness that is always present within the body itself. This retreat is appropriate for anyone with interest.

Suniti Dernovsek is a choreographer and movement educator. She has been a student of dance, yoga and Buddhism for 20 years. She brings her love of movement and her own understanding of practice into her teaching.

Adam Persinger is a practitioner of Rolfing Structural Integration, and a student of Vajrayana Buddhism, the Diamond Approach, yoga and qigong. All this has informed a unique approach into being curious in your body.

REG: Breitenbush 503.854.3320

INFO: 503.913.8959 or suniti@suniti.net

BEGINS: Sun dinner

ENDS: Wed lunch

COST: $225 ($200 if registered by 9/5) plus lodging

DEPOSIT: cost of lodging

The sacred feminine — heart-centered, nurturing, circular, accommodating, intuitive — exists within all living beings but has been oppressed in humans for centuries. The shifting of consciousness that is necessary for the healing and sustainability of our planet requires this divine feminine energy. This workshop will steep us in the ways of the sacred feminine, and explore our relationships with feminine energy and ways to recognize, develop and sustain it. All genders welcome!

Carrie is an educator, retired birth doula and wise woman traveling the country in a camper van. She relies on the life cycles of people, plants and planets to inform her life and work. Her sons and grandchildren delight her, along with seeds, plant medicine, creating and making music.

REG: & INFO: birthingfromwithin.com or contact@ birthingfromwithin.com or 505.585.1823

BEGINS: Mon dinner

ENDS: Thu lunch

COST: $650 includes lodging and meals, payment plans available

DEPOSIT: contact registrar

Ayurvedic wisdom points us to nourishing the nervous system, particularly in the fall season. In this experiential workshop, we delve into rich and mindful yoga practices to stabilize and nurture ourselves. Morning yoga is a slow flowing practice using ayurvedic principles to balance the mind-body. We sequentially move through stability, trust and expansion. Evening yoga is a deeply relaxing practice using restorative yoga, yin yoga, pranayama and mindfulness of the senses. Afternoons are free to enjoy the beauty of Breitenbush. This holistic approach cultivates stability, presence and vital connection.

Appropriate for those with at least six months of yoga experience.

Ronly Blau, certified yoga instructor and ayurvedic practitioner, has been teaching yoga and meditation for almost two decades. Her joy is in offering space for spiritual connection, compassion and community. She is a graduate of the Mindful Yoga and Meditation Training at Spirit Rock Meditation Center, studied extensively with Kathleen Hunt and Angela Farmer, and is coauthor of the Ayurveda health book, The Mindbody Cleanse.

REG: Breitenbush 503.854.3320

INFO: Ronly 206.499.8488 or ronly@ronlyblau.com

BEGINS: Thu dinner

ENDS: Sun lunch

COST: $330 ($300 if registered by 10-7) plus lodging.

DEPOSIT: cost of lodging

For millennia, meditators escaped into the mountains to avoid love and lovers avoided meditation, thinking it quench their passion. But in tantra, we find that two in meditation become one in love; passion becomes endless.

In this workshop, you will discover “The Wave,” a transformational tantric practice to enrich your spiritual-sexual intimacy. Using sensual touch, energy and gentle breathing practices, you will connect with yourself and your partner in ways that create deep communion and balance between the masculine and feminine aspects of yourself and your relationship. You will discover oneness between yourself and others, within and beyond the sexual context, experiencing the deep connection between love and meditation. No tantra experience necessary. No explicit sexual content.

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

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

BEGINS: Fri dinner

ENDS: Sun lunch

COST: $375 ($325 if registered by 9/9) plus lodging

DEPOSIT: $600 per couple

This retreat is an invitation to come home to yourself and reconnect to the wisdom and beauty of your own embodiment. We will re-enliven and explore our deep and abiding presence of being through profound practices of inquiry: Continuum, deep sensory perceiving, yoga and meditation. We will slow down to allow ourselves to reclaim the innate rhythm of our body and revel in the nourishment of this sacred land and enriching waters. You are invited to join this circle of renewal and rediscover your own wild and deep embodied aliveness.

Rainey offers embodied movement and inquiry practices… an invitation to move and live with deep attention and curiosity, pausing often to listen to what is currently arising, and orienting ourselves in the larger context of nature. She has taught movement practices for 20 years and is devoted to co-creating a space of wild inquiry with her students. She is deeply influenced by her ongoing studies in Somatic Experiencing®, Continuum and the daily mystery. Rainey is E-RYT 500 and C-IAYT certified.

REG: Breitenbush 503.854.3320

INFO: rainey@elizabethrainey.com or elizabethrainey.com or 206.499.8255

BEGINS: Fri dinner

ENDS: Sun lunch

COST: $200 ($180 if registered by 10/15) plus lodging

DEPOSIT: cost of lodging

Retreat into deeply experiencing peace and contentment. Mindfulness, purpose, intention/sankalpa and grace often result from the practices of yoga nidra and restorative yoga. Yoga nidra, or “psychic sleep,” will be taught within a series of energetically-aligned postures to maintain an optimal brain wave state for nidra while also opening and healing the body so that this deeply meditative practice can be comfortably sustained for an optimal experience. If meditation has been challenging for you in the past, these silent and guided meditation practices will resonate especially deep within you. Our time together will include four practices in restorative yoga/yoga nidra and a sankalpa/intention workshop. Paired with soaking in the natural beauty of Breitenbush, you will leave restored in clarity and presence.

Stephanie Adams, ERYT 500, is the creator of Flow Yoga Community and Jaya Yoga Teacher Training. She brings a rich and diverse 20-year experience in life and yoga to intensives and retreats she leads throughout the world.

Lora Munn, RYT 200, is a heart-centered yogini who is naturally gifted at creating space for opening and healing.

REG: Breitenbush 503.854.3320

INFO: Flow Yoga 541.386.9642 or flowyoga@gorge.net or flowhoodriver.com

BEGINS: Sun dinner

ENDS: Tue lunch

COST: $195 ($175 if registered by 10/19) plus lodging

DEPOSIT: full amount

Soak, steam, relax and dream with other women in the splendor of the Cascades in winter. Nourish your creative and expressive spirit with the excellent workshops offered, or come for personal retreat. Daily well-being programs reflect the beauty and energy of the season. Male staff members will be present in the dining room and work areas

REG & INFO: Breitenbush 503.854.3320

BEGINS: Thu dinner

ENDS: Sun lunch

COST: lodging, plus workshop fee if you choose to take one

As the light fades and the days grow shorter, join us for a nourishing extended weekend of soul tending! With new explorations for both novice and experienced participants, we’ll dive deeply into the practice of SoulCollage®, shining a light into your depths and revealing the pearls of wisdom waiting there. Learn to trust your intuition in supportive community as you playfully explore the mysteries of your soul through collage, journaling, active imagination and dream sharing. Dreams immerse us into the symbolic world of the deep psyche—the well from which we will draw throughout the weekend.

The River Yurt will be open all night to provide abundant time to create to your heart’s content! You’ll leave with a set of uniquely personal collaged cards and a transformational practice you can continue on your own.

Cindy Brodner, LPC, and Melissa Yeary, LPC, are therapists in private practice who are intrigued by the inner dance of emotion, body and spirit and trust the richness of SoulCollage® to support healing and nourish creativity.

REG: Breitenbush 503.854.3320

INFO: Melissa 503.451.3732 or melissa@melissayeary.com or Cindy 503.261.0600 or cbrodner@gmail.com

BEGINS: Thu dinner

ENDS: Sun lunch

COST: $370 ($335 if registered by 10/21)) plus lodging (includes all materials)

DEPOSIT: cost of lodging

Join one of The Bhakt Yoga Movement Center’s most celebrated teachers in exploring yoga, at the foundations level. This retreat is for anyone seeking a resting place for an over-worked system and a place to support the body in healing from long-term stress and its impact on physiology and health. One energizing and one restorative class each day along with breathwork and meditation will help the body enter into its most healing state. Come allow yourself to practice resting, receiving, and holding kind space for your body to find its way back into balance. Retreat also includes plenty of time to relax, hike, nap, and soak in the healing waters. All levels of experience with yoga are welcome, from total beginners to those who’ve been practicing for decades.

Jeannie is a skilled RYT-500 teacher and mental health therapist from Portland, OR with a passion for making new students feel welcome. With a varied background in music, psychology, as well as many years of experience teaching, she embodies grace, warmth, and authenticity in the most accessible way.

REG: Breitenbush 503.854.3320

INFO: Jeannie Songer at 503.244.0108 or jsonger@gmail.com or www.thebhaktiyogamovementcenter.com

BEGINS: Thu dinner

ENDS: Sun lunch

COST: $198 plus lodging

DEPOSIT: cost of lodging

Come to the Cascades to soak, celebrate and give thanks in your own way. Savor the splendor of nature and the abundance of this harvest feast-time. We’ll take care of all the preparations. Our cooks have planned excellent meals, including a fabulous vegetarian banquet on Thursday. The Blessing Circle preceding the banquet creates an atmosphere of profound “thanks giving” and evening entertainment caps a day of delightful celebration. Enjoy our usual cornucopia of daily well-being programs highlighted by seasonal offerings.

Note: During holidays, there are many children on the land with all of the joyous, extraordinary energy they bring. We offer family-focused activities that parents and children may share. The library will be an adult-only quiet space. The meadow pools and sauna will be adult only from 8pm – 8am. There is no day use during this time.

Please note that the weekend is no longer part of this event. Participants wanting to attend Thanksgiving and stay through the weekend for personal retreats should register right away to ensure availability.

REG & INFO: Breitenbush 503.854.3320

BEGINS: Wed dinner

ENDS: Fri lunch

COST: Prices are per adult for two nights, see lodging rates on p.32 for children’s costs. Plumbed cabin/$338; regular cabin/$266; lodge room/$214; dorm/$200

DEPOSIT: full amount

 


* Some events and times are gender-specific. For these events we recognize a person’s self-stated gender, regardless of birth assignment.