HARVESTING THE HEART: EMBODIED MOVEMENT & DEEP PERCEIVING

Breitenbush Hot Springs, OR
November 15-17
$200 plus lodging
$180 plus lodging before Oct 15

Register by calling Breitenbush Hot Springs at 503-854-3320

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.

Breitenbush is a remote forest retreat of timeless natural beauty, blessed with abundant hot springs, a glacier-fed river and surrounding mountains. Soak in The Meadow Pools lined in smooth river rocks or the four Spiral Hot Tubs of varying temperature. Enjoy the Steam Sauna, a cedar cabin perched above steaming waters. A spirit of respect and sanctuary pervades the clothing-optional soaking pools. Cozy, rustic, year-round cabins (some with bathrooms) give many options for your stay. Men’s and women’s bathhouses serve the needs of those in cabins without bathrooms. Bountiful organic vegetarian meals are served buffet style three times daily. They honor requests for egg-free, dairy-free and gluten-free meals.

Register by calling Breitenbush Hot Springs at 503-854-3320

PATH OF KIRTAN: OPEN YOUR VOICE, OPEN YOUR HEART

Offered with Shantala & Sean Frenette
Breitenbush Hot Springs, OR
May 29 - 31, 2020
$200 plus lodging
$175 plus lodging before May 5

Registration will open December 2019

This workshop explores the ancient practices of singing, devotional chant, and rhythm. It is an immersion in the luminous ocean of music through voice, mantra, devotion, movement, and meditation. The Path of Kirtan creates a sacred space for safe and playful exploration in a group setting. Participants can then journey together to more clearly and deeply connect with the divine Presence.

You will enjoy this workshop if you wish to:
• open your voice more fully as a sacred instrument
• deepen your experience of chanting and devotion (bhakti yoga)
• playfully explore the body as a vehicle for rhythm
• create a joyful experience of music and spirit in community with others

Opening the voice includes a voyage through vocal practices from both Eastern and Western musical traditions. In many Eastern cultures, the practice of music is approached as a spiritual practice, as the yoga of sound, and that is how it is presented in this workshop. Rhythm is explored through heart-opening rhythmic body movements, experiencing the body as a sacred instrument. From this foundation, the chanting of sacred names and mantras flow with new depth and new freedom. The weekend workshops include time to be silent in meditation, to share personal experiences from bhakti practice, and to build a sense of spiritual community through the combined fruits of all of these practices.

This workshop is offered with the intention of cultivating more beauty and more love inside ourselves, in our communities, and throughout our world. It is our prayer that the offerings of this workshop will help each one of us to give ourselves more fully to realizing this vision. May all beings live in peace, joy, and freedom!

Breitenbush is a remote forest retreat of timeless natural beauty, blessed with abundant hot springs, a glacier-fed river and surrounding mountains. Soak in The Meadow Pools lined in smooth river rocks or the four Spiral Hot Tubs of varying temperature. Enjoy the Steam Sauna, a cedar cabin perched above steaming waters. A spirit of respect and sanctuary pervades the clothing-optional soaking pools. Cozy, rustic, year-round cabins (some with bathrooms) give many options for your stay. Men’s and women’s bathhouses serve the needs of those in cabins without bathrooms. Bountiful organic vegetarian meals are served buffet style three times daily. They honor requests for egg-free, dairy-free and gluten-free meals.

Register with Breitenbush at 503-854-3320

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