JANUARY 16–23, 2016
In week 2, you can learn to rest in stillness, discover your true self through writing, or experience spiritual memoir as a healing path. Clear your energy to refresh your life, practice rejuvenating yoga or qigong, or unleash your creative potential through ecstatic dance.
Explore the sample workshops in the morning and afternoon, stroll the three-mile-long sandy beach, and then relax and enjoy the exciting evening activities offered at Blue Spirit. Or, you can leave the schedule behind and try an excursion.
Sample from any or all of the following workshops during Week 2.
Resting in Stillness
Silence is the basis and background of everything. We are an expression of this primordial ground of silence and stillness. However, the habits of mind overlay this simple truth and keep us from being able to experience ourselves fully. Resting in stillness, we can move into anything in life with a sense of ease and well-being. Join nondual teacher Sharon Landrith as we explore spiritual awakening through guided meditations, question-and-answer sessions, and resting in stillness.
Change Your Story, Change Your Life
Joan Borysenko, PhD
The stories we habitually tell ourselves can change our brain circuitry, relationships, and life path—for better or for worse. Our perspectives can elevate life to heaven on earth or drop us unceremoniously into the fires of struggle. In this writing workshop, led by New York Times best-selling author and mind-body medicine pioneer Joan Borysenko, you will have the opportunity to rewrite your own life narrative to reshape the fabric on which your life story is woven and create the harmonious life you long for.
Writing to Awaken
Spiritual Memoir as a Healing Path
Mark Matousek, MA
Learning to write truthfully about life experiences, to discern your soul’s journey, you come to understand the mythic dimension of personal struggles, triumphs, confusions, and so-called mistakes. This comes as an awakening. When you tell the truth, your story changes. When your story changes, your life is transformed. Discover spiritual memoir as a path to self-knowledge and take a literary pilgrimage within, using writing exercises, group dialogue, and one-on-one time with Mark Matousek.
Personal Energy Clearing
Energy clearing is a gentle way to release the things that have been holding you back in life, create new space for vitality and joy, and connect you to your sacred sense of purpose. Experience how energy clearing can help you move beyond old limitations, reclaim your spirit, and expand your ability to live a heart-centered life. Each day you’ll receive a different kind of energy clearing session with Jean Haner.
5Rhythms® Movement as Meditation
Within each moment rests the seed of awakening. In each breath we have an opportunity to seek refuge within ourselves or to fully connect with another. The 5Rhythms® practice allows us a space to explore the primary levels of connection to oneself, one another, and the collective. Dance by dance we show up just as we are awakening to our truths, dancing ourselves inside-out to return to a simple and profound state of being. The 5Rhythms—flowing, staccato, chaos, lyrical, and stillness—are a moving meditation practice created by Gabrielle Roth.They are designed to bring out each individual’s creative potential as well as being a catalyst for deep healing in the body, mind, and soul.
Yoga for Rejuvenation
In this rejuvenating week of hatha yoga, Kundalini Yoga, Gaia Yoga, and chanting, you transform old patterns stored in the body, recover your deepest inner wisdom, and rejuvenate your body, mind, and spirit. Learn to activate Kundalini energy through asanas and other dynamic movements. Use yogic sounds and sacred chants to elevate and accelerate cellular vibration, all while stimulating physical, mental, and emotional detoxification and renewal.
Longevity & Beyond
Living Fully in This Moment
Stephan Rechtschaffen, MD
Physician and cofounder of Omega, Stephan Rechtschaffen, teaches holistic approaches to time, longevity, stress reduction, and well-being. Learn the fundamental basis for vitality and long life while finding fulfillment in the moment. Through lecture, visualization techniques, and mindfulness practices, the author of Timeshifting and coauthor of Vitality and Wellness, shows you how to slow down and come into a more authentic and balanced rhythm of life that is the result of living fully in the present moment.
Vibrancy & Resilience Qigong Practice
Waterfall Qigong Style
Steven Michael Pague
Enhance your practice and your qi (life force) anew through the simple yet profound stillness and movement practice of qigong. Kindle the fire of your inner smile, align yourself between heaven and earth, and find the extraordinary in the ordinary. Led by Steven Michael Pague, you come away with a real sense of the promise of qi and a practical understanding of how to bring these restorative practices into daily life.