Do any of these apply to you?
Are you afraid to make a big change in your life? You aren’t sure it’ll work out, but you aren’t happy and you need to do something. Deep inside is calling for something radical to shift. Be it a job you’re tired of, a relationship that isn’t working, or a general feeling that life must be better somewhere else and a big move out of state looks enticing… however, the shift needs to happen on the inside first. Where ever you end up, and whomever next you end up with, all these same feelings will emerge in time if we don’t turn to face our internal feelings of “I’m not satisfied, I’m not happy, I thought I would be with _____ but I’m not”. Sometimes the external needs to change too, and sometimes it will organically change when you change. When you first navigate your interior spaces to heal the deep longing or dissatisfaction that may be shadowing you, the next step forward becomes a lot more truthful and clear.
Do you feel depleted, and maybe not taking time out to care for yourself? Do you nurture yourself? If you can’t answer that question, you may be someone who grew up taking care of other people’s needs before your own. You may be a child who had to care for your siblings or even your parent, you may be a mother who feels tired and overextended all the time. If you are drawing a blank how to nurture and love yourself, please come in and learn this crucial piece. In order to truly be there for anyone else, with love, grace, and energy, you first have to take care of yourself!
Do you ever feel depressed? Is it ongoing, a lifetime struggle? Things might get good for awhile, but inevitably something happens, or a general malaise sets in, and do you even contemplate suicide sometimes? Depression is often a sign of deeply repressed feelings that you may never have felt safe to express. Please come in for learning how to access these embedded emotions that want to be felt, parts of yourself that want to be heard, loved and accepted, in a safe non-judgmental environment.
Are you anxious, having panic attacks? Does everything get you worried and nervous? Using the breath, we gently calm the nervous system and help it to slowly unwind. There may be many different factors leading into anxiety, including possible early trauma that has put your body on high alert. A deep sense of responsibility and control may be another factor. With the breath you can learn to open to a softer, more easy going space inside yourself, learning not to feed the worst case scenarios with negative thinking, taming your mind by learning what you CAN do.
Do you feel valued and your wisdom considered? If you don’t, you may be hanging out with people you’ve drawn to you to help reflect your shadow back to you. Do you value yourself? One of the aspects of this breathwork is finding your own core inner value and deep love for yourself, which changes everything, including the people you find yourself attracted to, and who are drawn to you.
Are you wondering where your soul mate or life partner is? If you are wanting a deep relationship(s) and are having trouble locating a truly satisfying one, it could be the way your unconscious is sending mixed messages to the Divine. Your conscious mind knows what it wants – though it deserves careful scrutiny to see if we are settling within our very requests. Is your unconscious mind on the same page? Our unconscious is filled with early decisions and beliefs based on experiences when we were young, including what our parents relationship was like. Unless we get to know what else is being broadcast to the Cosmos as part of our belief system – and therefore part of what we manifest – we may instead attract what our shadow needs to bring awareness and healing.
Are you sick or experiencing ailments? Through the breath, you can access energy that has been held onto, often for a lifetime, and clear it out, making more room for healing. Every healing crisis has a gift, of bringing more of the unconscious into awareness, to understand yourself more deeply. Only through a path of radiant self-love and acceptance can total healing begin to happen. The breath itself is a way to super-oxygenate the body. People in our culture often are shallow breathers, and not enough oxygen reaches the cells. When these oxygen-poor cells receive an extra boost they can clean house and let go of old toxins, along with toxic energy.
Are you crossing mid-life and wondering what this is all about and why you are here? Our priorities shift drastically after mid-life, as our own mortality comes into focus. Through the breath you can access what is really important to you, raising awareness of yourself as more than a human body, touching your infinite soul. When you allow yourself to drop to a deeply surrendered state, there is a deeper knowing of Self that informs and guides you. Your own deep self is a relationship that needs nurturing at this time of life, to unfold into your purpose and fulfillment.
Have you had years of therapy, and know a lot about yourself, and what makes you tick, yet would like to experience more freedom, make the changes you’ve been trying to make, more feelings of openness, and deeper love and connection? Are you ready to manifest what you really desire? Awareness is the first step – and you’ve got it! Now lets bring all that knowing to the body and live from that place. The intelligence of the body doesn’t reside in the head. There is a different path for somatic healing, where the deeply held emotions and fears may still need to be released, to make way for shifting the way you feel inside your body. This is the step that will help your mind-soul-body get onto the same page, help you step forward to create from a truly empowered place.
Are you looking for a way to find meaning in this life, and feel drawn to help others? Would you like to learn how to creatively offer your inner gold to the world, by helping others wake up to themselves? Are you committed to your journey, to learning, to evolving, and at the same time love sharing what you’ve learned? So often people think they have to be “all healed” or “have it all figured out” before they can support others. Not true! The Cosmos has an interesting way of sending us the people we can help – right where we are in life – people who we may know the part they are struggling with, and be able to help them. Far as I can tell, no one incarnated here on earth is perfect, and without shadow. It appears we all come here to work on ourselves and/or offer assistance to others, but no one I’ve yet met has been perfectly enlightened. Are you ready to start helping the world become a more loving and compassionate place?
Are you wondering what your gift is to the world? Only by uncovering all the layers of belief and conditioning of what we’ve learned to expect and want for ourselves – from outside ourselves – can we then discover what is deeply within, what is innate, what purpose would be truly fulfilling for us. Only by aligning deeply with your soul can you uncover your true gifts to share in the world!
Have roles and identities seemed to shift and change as you’ve sought to negotiate the thresholds of your life? Do you have a sense that some deeper purpose might be available to you, but you’re not sure how to carry it forth? In our dreams and waking life, we are shown creative, vital, soulful and unexpected possibilities for our lives. We often miss these guiding and instructive messages of wisdom due to a lack of knowledge around how to read and receive symbolic realities. It’s so easy for us to mistake the occurrences in our dreams and synchronicities as meaningless. However, work with the metaphors and vital energies in our dreams and extra-ordinary consciousness reveals the depth and wisdom of the Divine as it personally and universally comes forth inside each one of us. In the psyche and the soul reside deep and vast sources of native intelligence that may support and guide us through each new passage or crossing we encounter in life and in death.
Do any of these resonate with you? Do you feel a ‘yes’? If you feel an inner pull, trust it – your soul’s voice is often quieter than your mind’s loud rationalizations. Are you ready to live the inner gold of your soul? If so, please let us know you are joining us!
Please let us know with the contact form below if you are interested in the coming program for 2017. You will be notified when the dates are released! Note: This year’s format may be changing to have fewer, longer weekends to make it easier for the out of town participants. Feel free to let us know where you’ll be joining us from.