January 23–30, 2016
This week, you can experience a revolution of consciousness, explore relationship as a spiritual practice, or tap into your unconscious to free the writer within. Cultivate a truer experience of reality, immerse yourself in restorative yoga, qigong, or ecstatic dance, or learn to find fulfillment in the present moment.
Get the most out of the sample workshops by day, rest and relax, and then take time to enjoy the fun and invigorating evening activities at Blue Spirit.
Sample from any or all of the following workshops during Week 3.
A Revolution in Consciousness
We have entered a revolutionary time in history. Indigenous shamans from the Amazon to the Himalayas prophesied these times and foresaw a revolution in consciousness. People everywhere are now awakening to the fact that we must transform our ways of life if we want the world to prosper and move in a healthy direction. John Perkins—a trained shaman and a former "economic hit man" who knows the system from the inside—shares inspirational perspectives on the current problems and offers new solutions. Discover ways to constructively participate in the revolution, realize your personal dreams, and help create a sustainable, just, and spiritually fulfilling world.
Relationship as Spiritual Practice
For Individuals & Couples
Judith Ansara, MSW, and Robert Gass, EdD
Do you long to create loving and satisfying relationships? Discover experiential practices to develop your awareness and skill in integrating heart, mind, body, and spirit into your relationships. Learn to delight in greater intimacy, clarity, connection, and joy. There also will be an evening celebration led by Judith Ansara and Robert Gass, including kirtan, guided meditation, and movement.
Relax & Write™
Tapping Your Unconscious for Life & Art
Are you a new or established writer struggling to tap into your creative well? The Relax & Write™ method shows you that the blank page is nothing to fear. Created by Maia Danziger, the Relax & Write™ method unlocks the unconscious to develop your passion for writing and living. In a safe and nonjudgmental setting, you practice deep relaxation, guided meditation, sensory awareness, and tapping into the "observer self." This process teaches you to awaken the inner voice you’ve always wanted to hear and to put that voice to paper.
British philosopher Neil Kramer guides you in an exploration into the profound relationship between soul, mind, and nature and how a deeper understanding affects the way you live your life. By integrating these hidden streams of wisdom, you learn to witness the emissaries of the unseen and cultivate a truer experience of reality.
Join Gina Norman, director of Connecticut’s Kaia Yoga, for a week of unwinding and relaxing through the restorative practice of vinyasa yoga. Explore the transformative power of prana thru vinyasa yoga building sequences that open your hips, shoulders, and hamstrings, while also strengthening your core. Every class incorporates restorative poses, breathing practices, and meditation to leave you feeling rejuvenated and inspired. For beginners and experienced practitioners alike, this practice is a way to create stability and clarity of mind, both on and off the mat.
5Rhythms® Movement as Meditation
Music and dance has brought us together as a collective for thousands of years. It has been a way of celebration, mourning, ceremony, healing, and connection. Each of us has a primary rhythm, a way of life that reveals who we are. In the 5Rhythms® practice, we come together to celebrate all aspects of humanity and to energetically move with and through whatever arises in the fertile soil of our lives, allowing the rhythm of the beat to shatter our egos so that we dissolve into the purity of our own soul. A simple yet profound moving meditation practice, the 5Rhythms® are designed to bring out our creative potential and provide deep healing for the body, mind, and spirit. Join certified 5Rhythms® teacher Amber Ryan to awaken your untapped potential.
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.