January 12–19, 2013
This week at Blue Spirit, you can experience rejuvenating yoga or qigong, explore the wisdom of the heart, clarify your calling, or sink into meditation as a path to rediscover your wholeness. Explore workshops in the morning and the afternoon, or leave the schedule behind and try a Blue Spirit excursion.
Sample from any or all of the following workshops during Week 2.
The Wisdom of the Heart
Where Science, Psychology & Spirit Meet
Joan Borysenko, PhD, and Gordon Dveirin, EdD
Feeling tired? Grouchy? Ready to revive? Immerse yourself in the mystery of love and discover the importance of compassion and connectedness for health and longevity. From the bonding role of oxytocin to the healing power of gratefulness and appreciation, love is what matters most. Join mind-body medicine pioneer, Joan Borysenko, and cofounder of the Claritas Institute for Interspiritual Inquiry, Gordon Dveirin, and share this quintessentially human journey to your own tender heart and the heart of all that lives.
In Search of an Authentic Life
Callings are urgings from deep within that tell you what it will take to make your life “come true.” They point you toward awakenings, course-corrections, and powerful authenticity. Gregg Levoy, author of Callings: Finding and Following an Authentic Life, shows you how to take a creative approach to the challenges of listening and responding to life’s callings. You learn to clarify your callings, work with resistance, and identify who and what can help you make your callings a reality.
The Free Heart™
As human beings living in a conditional world, we tend to look outside of ourselves for perfect love and acceptance, and overlook what is already present in the core of our being and heart. Guided by spiritual counselor Annette Knopp, we learn through meditative inquiry and experiential exercises how to rediscover our natural wholeness, befriend ourselves, and use the challenges in our life as a doorway to come home to our true self.
Claiming the Healing Promise of Qi
Roger Jahnke, OMD
Qigong, the skill of consciously attracting and cultivating vital universal energy, can transform your life. Since ancient times in China, master teachers have focused their connection to qi, or vital energy, to manifest radiant health and the light of their eternal spiritual nature. Join dynamic teacher Roger Jahnke, doctor of Chinese medicine and author of The Healing Promise of Qi and The Healer Within, to directly experience qi cultivation practices to access this profound way of being.
Yoga for Rejuvenation
Join Marianela Ortiz, codirector of the Spa Bodyworker program at the Gaia Foundation in Costa Rica, for a rejuvenating week of hatha yoga, Kundalini Yoga, Gaia Yoga, and chanting. Transform old patterns stored in the body through asanas and other dynamic movements. Activate Kundalini energy and use yogic sounds to elevate and accelerate cellular vibration, while stimulating physical, mental, and emotional detoxification. Throughout the week, we also use sacred chant as a way to recover, hear, and trust our deepest inner wisdom.
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: Creating More Time to Enjoy Your Life 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.
Free Fall of the Laughing Stream
Steven Michael Pague
Practicing qigong—using simple, yet profound systems of breathwork, mental focus, movement, and stillness—we learn to let go, allowing life force to flow. Experiencing the laughing free fall of the mystery of qi (chi), we increase general health and strengthen immune function, while also enhancing intuition, creativity, sexual vitality, and much more. 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.
While You’re Here
Add an optional cleanse.
Strategies for a Healthy Lifestyle Cleanse
Add this special weeklong cleanse and enjoy an abundant array of delicious, healthy foods combined with detoxifying Chinese and Western supplements, teas, and juices to restore and rejuvenate your life. There is an additional $200 charge for this program.