Upcoming Workshops & Retreats
Water & Breath: Liberating Anger, Depression, Resentment & Fear
a breath therapy and elemental yoga experience
January 19, 6:30 pm - January 21, 2018 5 pm
limited to 8 participants
Growing Harmony Services, Pittsfield, NH
commute or stay at a lovely bed and breakfast or inn nearby
Immerse in the depths of your being through your breath and the water element.
Through integral breath therapy, restorative yoga, yoga nidra and meditation, we’ll nurture and strengthen our inner water element qualities of stillness, clarity, insight and wonder. This will support the release of anger, resentment, depression and fear. The water element is most resonant in the winter and we’ll experience her energies both inside and outside, supporting our inner work.
In this weekend you have the potential to heal long-buried and deep seated wounds.
This weekend experience may be for you if you:
~ are ready to release emotions that no longer serve you;
~ gain support and tools in managing depression;
~ are desiring more personal growth;
~ want to learn new tools to help you respond to strong emotions;
~ want to develop more emotional maturity & resiliency.
Integral Breath Therapy
Early in life we learn to suppress our emotions physically by tensing muscles and restricting the breath. Over time, this protective process becomes chronic and automatic and we lose the capacity to experience and express emotions. Breath Therapy has been found to be a very precise key to the body's natural healing resources. It consists of a variety of circular and conscious connected breathing techniques that can be described as a relaxed, connected and total way of breathing.
Breath therapy opens the individual towards releasing what is ready to be released, moving into “going empty” and integrating into the physical body as well as energy body, new energy. As human beings we have often suppressed and repressed held energy from the past that no longer serves us. Suppression (conscious) and repression (unconscious) is in layers, like an onion, with each layer forming a shell covering the layer beneath. As each layer is activated and integrated anew with the breath, the layer beneath is brought to the surface. You will be taught conscious connected breath to allow for the process of relaxation, awareness, surrender, integration and acceptance.
Breath therapy can be utilized for personal growth and development, stress management and spiritual unfoldment. It can be used as an adjunct to psychotherapy and is a useful tool for bringing about permanent, positive life changes.
Learn more about integral breath therapy.
Elemental Restorative Yoga & Yoga Nidra
These healing practices allow the nervous system to unwind and the body to release and integrate the e-motions (energies in motion) that arise in your breath therapy experience.
Restorative Yoga is a therapeutic style of yoga which utilizes props to make it easier for the body to get into certain poses, and thus, surrender to the pose. Practicing poses using props provides a completely supportive environment for total relaxation. The more your body is supported in the poses the deeper the sense of relaxation. Relaxation is a state in which there is no movement, no effort, and the brain is quiet. Typically, restorative poses are sustained for five to ten minutes or for as long as you are comfortable.
Yoga Nidra is a journey into a deep state of relaxation where the conscious mind is in-between sleep and wakefulness. In this lucid space there is potential for the conceptual mind to rest and deep healing to arise. The atmosphere is receptive and the power of the practice can encourage unconscious habits to be released. It is an integrative practice, providing grounding, stabilizing, and energetic harmony.
Tapping into the elemental energies of water in these yogic practices cultivates and nurtures your inherent stillness, clarity and insight.
Linda Tremblay & Tara Mahady are dedicated professionals committed to supporting others in their own personal development and transformation. They each bring a unique set of experience, qualities, and tools to every encounter with clients and students.
A wholesome vegetarian lunch and dinner are provided on Saturday in addition to lunch on Sunday.
Early Bird Registration:
- $249 if paid before Dec. 31, 2017
- You can make a $100 deposit before 12/31 and pay the remaining $149 the first day of the retreat.
- $299 if paid Jan. 1st - Jan. 12th 2018
Please Note: In the case of cancellation after 01/12/17, a $50 processing fee will be retained.
Participants are responsible for arranging for their own housing. Commuters are welcome.
We strongly encourage you to create an immersive retreat setting for yourself as much as possible, leaving electronics behind and using cell phones only if necessary.
Here are some options for lodging within 3 - 10 miles.