Schedule

June 08, 2017 - June 15, 2017

Somatic Meditation: The Journey Home with Neil McKinlay


June 16, 2017 - June 18, 2017

Level 3 Advanced Bio Energy Training “Bio-Breakthrough” with Michael D'Alton


June 20, 2017 - July 04, 2017

Entering the Heart with Igor Kufayev


July 05, 2017 - July 09, 2017

Yoga & Recovery on the Farm with Taryn & Dawn


July 09, 2017 - July 13, 2017

Yoga & Recovery on the Farm with Taryn & Dawn


July 17, 2017 - July 21, 2017

Fiddlecamp with Zavallennahh Huscroft


July 26, 2017 - July 30, 2017

Coming Home to an Animate World: A Way of Ceremony and Conversation with Geneen Marie Haugen, PhD. & Bill Plotkin, Ph.D.


August 04, 2017 - August 13, 2017

Guayaki Retreat


August 18, 2017 - August 25, 2017

Summer Vipassana Retreat with Heather Martin & Kamala Masters


August 25, 2017 - August 28, 2017

Holding Space: A Transformational Yoga & Meditation Retreat with Heather Evans


September 01, 2017 - September 03, 2017

5Rhythms with Bettina Rothe & Joanne Winstanley


Retreat Details

Somatic Meditation: The Journey Home with Neil McKinlay

June 08, 2017 - June 15, 2017

Meditation is a coming home. Through the simple practice of being in one’s body, developing a sense of familiarity with and fidelity to immediate experience, we reconnect with the life we are living and the person we are. Under the guidance of Senior Teacher Neil McKinlay, this week-long retreat will explore the foundational methods of somatic meditation offered by the Dharma Ocean lineage. We will find our way through the confusion and distraction that so characterize our everyday lives. We will come into contact with the openness and knowing that are our true nature. We will come home.

Neil McKinlay is a teacher, coach, and writer. A close student of Reggie Ray, Neil draws from his training in the tradition of Chogyam Trungpa to emphasize the accessibility and relevance of meditation in the modern world. Seeing the spiritual journey as an inherent part of the human journey, his teaching style is immediate and personal, always affirming the dignity and wholeness of our lives as they are.

For more information and registration go here.

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Level 3 Advanced Bio Energy Training “Bio-Breakthrough” with Michael D'Alton

June 16, 2017 - June 18, 2017

Every year we run a different level 3 training, some trainings take on physical challenges, some mental challenges and some emotional challenges.

Of course, to run a great workshop it naturally helps to have a beautiful setting at a magical venue and organic, healthy food that awakens your senses with every bite! The Level 3 training is at the magnificent ‘Gate House’ at Stowel Lake farm on Salt Spring Island.

Each of the Level 3 Bio-Trainings are designed to grow you, the individual, by clearing out your baggage and increasing your ‘light’. On this revealing workshop you will journey through the chakras to meet the shadow self. Bringing the light of awareness into your hidden shadows will vibrate your body back to bliss!

Link to registration page: Click Here

Cheers,
Michael

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Entering the Heart with Igor Kufayev

June 20, 2017 - July 04, 2017

No matter how clear is the grasp of Ultimate Reality on the intellectual level, it is still a concept. It is for that reason Perennial traditions speak of merging into the Heart, for it reconciles the seer (subject) and the seen (object) into Oneness – as natural a state as Being itself.

Beatific or terrifying, all experiences rise from and merge into that sphere where perception is in the molten state of pure potentiality. Our perception is at its utmost refinement when the creative tension between our awareness and pure potentiality is in perfect alignment. That alignment is represented by union of Stillness and Movement, and spontaneously takes place in the Spiritual Heart.

 The heart region is associated with many functions, and often serves as a metaphor for feeling, emotion and intuition. However, the Spiritual Heart, is not the physical heart, nor is it the Anahata chakra, the energetic wheel, but the abode of Consciousness Itself.   

 Entering the Heart – as most explicitly spoken in the traditions of Sufism and Tantra – is paramount to direct realization of one’s essential nature, for it allows Seeing through the Heart. Here perception reaches its spiritual maturity, undisturbed by fluctuations of the faculties, and refined to the point of Oneness. 

 The Heart is the seat of Vital Force contained in perfect equilibrium; direct apprehension of the Supreme Essence is fully cognized here. From here it emanates as Universal Love, and finds its expression on all planes. The Heart is the eye of Non-dual Awareness which beholds all creation with an equal vision. From here all perceptions ebb and flow as waves on the sea of infinity.

Click here for more information and to register.

For more about Igor here.

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Yoga & Recovery on the Farm with Taryn & Dawn

July 05, 2017 - July 09, 2017

RETURN TO SELF (LOVE):

Could you use a time out to reconnect, re-fill, and rekindle your own sense of inner peace? Or are you searching to step into a fuller, more connected, brighter version of yourself? Are you a strong and courageous woman in recovery (we are all recovering from something) looking to deepen your connection with nature? Are you looking to relieve stress, access your heart, refine your listening and care deeply for yourself?

Join 20 like-hearted women for a long weekend of yoga, radical self care, female energy and joyful connection. Stowel Lake Farm is an organic farm on beautiful Salt Spring Island just half an hour by ferry from Victoria, BC. Healthy gourmet meals and two Hatha yoga classes per day will benefit both body and soul.

This will be our fourth retreat at Stowel Lake Farm. As will all of our retreats, we will create a sacred, restorative space for healing and practicing radical self care. Swimming, hiking and exploring all that this beautiful island has to offer can be part of this long weekend for those who so choose, other women will simply want to stick close to the farm and spend their sacred pause resting and relaxing.

More information here.

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Yoga & Recovery on the Farm with Taryn & Dawn

July 09, 2017 - July 13, 2017

CONNECT TO SELF (CARE):

Could you use a time out to reconnect, re-fill, and rekindle your own sense of inner peace? Or are you searching to step into a fuller, more connected, brighter version of yourself? Are you a strong and courageous woman in recovery (we are all recovering from something) looking to deepen your connection with nature? Are you looking to relieve stress, access your heart, refine your listening and care deeply for yourself?

Join 20 like-hearted women for a long weekend of yoga, radical self care, female energy and joyful connection. Stowel Lake Farm is an organic farm on beautiful Salt Spring Island just half an hour by ferry from Victoria, BC. Healthy gourmet meals and two Hatha yoga classes per day will benefit both body and soul.

This will be our fifth (?) retreat at Stowel Lake Farm. As will all of our retreats, we will create a sacred, restorative space for healing and practicing radical self care. Swimming, hiking and exploring all that this beautiful island has to offer can be part of this long weekend for those who so choose, other women will simply want to stick close to the farm and spend their sacred pause resting and relaxing.

More information here.

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Fiddlecamp with Zavallennahh Huscroft

July 17, 2017 - July 21, 2017

With an aim to unite and build community, this 5 day camp is full of unique music making opportunities, memorable experiences and gourmet food all in an inspiring and beautiful setting. Each year the camp features 12 talented artists who form the faculty of instructors who teach classes ranging from First Time Fiddle to Advanced Band Ensemble. Instruments have included violin, guitar, banjo, keyboard, woodwinds, brass, voice (singing and rapping!), cello, double bass, mandolin and many more.
Included in the instructors is a band in residence. Past resident bands have included, Jayme Stone and the Lomax Project, The Bills and The O’Schraves.
For more information on this amazing camp go here.

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Coming Home to an Animate World: A Way of Ceremony and Conversation with Geneen Marie Haugen, PhD. & Bill Plotkin, Ph.D.

July 26, 2017 - July 30, 2017

An Underworld-Focused Immersion – Application Required

This is one of our most exhilarating and imagination-expanding intensives, and it’s foundational to all the work we do at Animas. Think of this intensive as a green doorway, an opening to a wilder consciousness shaped by forest and owls, clouds, cliff and dreams — a passage from a lifeless universe to a cosmos breathing with mystery and invitation, singing and crying in a jillion tongues. Come gather with other Earth lovers, forest whisperers, and visionary coyotes to honor the others with ceremony and conversation.

Much more information here.

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Guayaki Retreat

August 04, 2017 - August 13, 2017

This is a private retreat for the Guayaki Yerba Mate Family.

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Summer Vipassana Retreat with Heather Martin & Kamala Masters

August 18, 2017 - August 25, 2017

Vipassana retreats are spent in silent meditation practice, with alternating periods of sitting and walking meditation. Offered each day are instructions; either individual or small group discussions with the teacher, and a dharma talk. The combination of silence, support and assistance, provides an extremely beneficial environment for developing meditation practice.

The momentum of hours of quiet, without distractions or responsibilities, allows the heart to release its guard and access levels of peace and tenderness not usually accessible to us. As the busy mind calms down, it settles and becomes clearer and brighter, revealing glimpses into the simple yet deep truths of all nature, and our own hearts. When experienced for ourselves these insights are transformative and liberating.

Daily period of yoga.

This retreat is suitable for both experienced and beginning meditators. More information here or email ssinsightmeditation@gmail.com

 

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Holding Space: A Transformational Yoga & Meditation Retreat with Heather Evans

August 25, 2017 - August 28, 2017

 

Are you ready to release that which is no longer serving you? To know yourself on a much deeper level? To step into your truth and begin living from that place of power every day? Come into the essence of who you truly are by holding space for yourself on – and off – the mat! This unique retreat combines slow flow, Yin and Restorative Yoga, along with coaching, biodynamic craniosacral work, and deep conversation in order to create space for empowering emotional excavation. A retreat like none other, Heather’s practices serve to inspire, restore, and support you in living your truth. For more information and to register, click here.

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5Rhythms with Bettina Rothe & Joanne Winstanley

September 01, 2017 - September 03, 2017

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