January 30–February 6, 2016
In week 4, you can learn to achieve optimal health and wellness, unlock your erotic intelligence, or find ways to become more resilient. Practice rejuvenating yoga or qigong, recover your wholeness through meditative inquiry, or discover the principles of longevity.
Dive into the sample workshops, optional activities, exciting excursions, and evening events—and enjoy all that Blue Spirit has to offer.
Sample from any or all of the following workshops during Week 4.
The Path to UltraWellness
Mark Hyman, MD
Join Mark Hyman, New York Times best-selling author and founder and medical director of The UltraWellness Center, to discover how to create health and wellness based on the biggest paradigm shift in medicine since the germ theory of disease: Functional Medicine. Explore the truth about disease, why you may have FLC (Feel Like Crap) Syndrome, how to use food as medicine, what you should be eating to stay healthy, and more.
Unlocking Erotic Intelligence
Why does great sex so often fade for couples who claim to love each other as much as ever? Why does a good intimate connection not guarantee good sex? Guided by internationally renowned therapist and author Esther Perel, Unlocking Erotic Intelligence advances a bold new take on intimacy and sex. In a fun and safe environment, learn to release erotic blocks, become more open with your partner about your needs, and cultivate novelty, playfulness, and mystery—in and out of the bedroom. Rekindle intimacy, curiosity, and sensuality in your relationship. Couples and individuals of all sexual orientations are welcome.
Afro Flow Yoga™
Leslie Salmon Jones and Jeff W. Jones
Experience the creative, unique fusion of vinyasa and Kundalini inspired yoga with dance from the African Diaspora. Afro Flow Yoga™ cofounders Leslie Salmon Jones and Jeff W. Jones guide us on a transformational journey of heart-opening movement, deep stretches, singing, meditation, relaxation, and reflection—all interwoven with the dynamic rhythmic release of energizing and healing percussion with vocals. Together in a nonjudgmental environment, we celebrate the freedom of movement, connect to the elements of nature, and tap into the power of our collective, creative energy with live drumming! No experience necessary; all levels are welcome.
Bouncing Back & Bouncing Forward
Transforming Crisis Into Growth
Jack Saul, PhD
Resilience is our capacity to bounce back from challenges and adversity, and to bounce forward to new stages of growth and self-transformation. Learn to tap into numerous sources for greater resilience—in your neurophysiology, body, mind, relationships, culture, spirituality, and physical environment.
The Free Heart™
Many of our challenges in life revolve around love and significant relationships. Discover through gentle inquiry the perfect love at the core of your being, and how to shift from seeking to being the love you long for. Guided by spiritual counselor Annette Knopp, we learn through 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.
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.