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  • Paititi Institute –
    Sep 24 - Oct 24, 2020 (31 days)
    Healing Inner & Outer Landscapes Join us for a one month immersive Shamanic Permaculture Design Certificate (PDC) Course in the remote mountains of Peru where the Andes and the Amazon Meet. The goal of the course and the center is to share and inspire how we can live in sustainable and harmonious relationship with nature while creating a supportive, self sufficient and nurturing community…
  • Sivananda Ashram Yoga Farm – Grass Valley California Grass Valley California
    Feb 2 - 7, 2020 (6 days) See 7 more dates
    Description This week is ideal for beginners, or those new to Sivananda Yoga. This course gives you the full yogic experience, progressively introducing yoga asanas, breathing exercises, meditation, mantra chanting and yoga philosophy and it will cover the 5 points of Yoga. You will be immersed in the daily routine of yoga and will experience wholesome vegetarian meals. You will leave rested and…
  • Bill Sinclair

    Bill Sinclair
    Bill Sinclair
    Your guide
    Sivananda Ashram Yoga Farm – Grass Valley California Grass Valley California
    Jun 28 - Jul 2, 2020 (5 days)
    Description Take advantage of this unique opportunity to study Vedic Astrology for Beginners in an easy to understand but comprehensive course. This intensive course is designed to give a comprehensive understanding and grounding in the principles of Vedic Astrology. The course will cover the Vedic Philosophy on Karma and the basics in chart reading. Students will be introduced to the Planets, the…
  • Edward Zaydelman

    Edward Zaydelman
    Edward Zaydelman

    Edward Zaydelman
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    Your guides
    Puerta a la Vida – Miramar Puntarenas Province Costa Rica Miramar Puntarenas Province Costa Rica
    May 7 - 10, 2020 (4 days)
    Learn How to Produce Successful International Retreats and Events! We work with the Top Teachers and Practitioners in the world, to help them share their Wisdom and Transform people's lives, by training them on how to lead the highest quality events, retreats, masterminds!  We remove all the guessing & headaches around logistics, budgeting and other intricacies. We also help show you…
  • Swami Adi Parashaktiananda

    Swami Adi Parashaktiananda
    Swami Adi Parashaktiananda
    Your guide
    Sivananda Ashram Yoga Farm – Grass Valley California Grass Valley California
    Aug 16 - 23, 2020 (8 days)
    Hatha Yoga as ladder to Raja Yoga This Hatha Yoga Sadhana Course is a 7-day program that combines both group practice and individual self-practice divided into three sessions per day. The emphasis is on intense and prolonged pranayama. Students work towards three hours of pranayama per day. Hatha Yoga Balances Right Nostril and             Left Nostril Left side of brain             …
  • Linda Macaulay

    Linda Macaulay
    Linda Macaulay
    Your guide
    Perigord Retreats – Gourdon Occitanie France Gourdon Occitanie France
    Sep 5 - 16, 2020 (12 days)
    Australian Artist, Linda MacAulay’s art career spans many decades and includes exhibiting, teaching, residencies and sales.  She is a social artist who has a rare ability to engage with others whilst demonstrating her techniques.  As a tutor Linda is fun, creative and outcome focused with teaching experience across a range of artistic abilities in many different mediums.Linda enjoys…
  • EAT.PRAY.MOVE – New York New York New York New York
    Mar 15 - 21, 2020 (7 days) See 2 more dates
    FORM+FOCUS [LUXURY] - Get creative with us on our FORM+FOCUS yoga/art week! We'll enjoy a sensory experience through Moroccan magic! Find ways to really look and be mindful, and discover a new way of seeing! FORM + FOCUS We are so excited about this special collaboration and enhancement to our Marrakesh retreat. EAT.PRAY.MOVE will feature Julian Hyzler from EASEL&LENS  to combine a look at…
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  • Greg Gurel

    Greg Gurel
    Greg Gurel
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    The Haven – Gabriola British Columbia Gabriola British Columbia
    Mar 19 - 22, 2020 (4 days) See 2 more dates
    The boundaried, safe and responsible expression of anger can help you stand forward on your own behalf and create the life and relationships you want. Few emotions are more feared than anger, largely because anger is so often confused with violence. A central theme of this program is that anger and violence are different. It is sadly true, of course, that anger is frequently expressed violently…
  • Temple of the Way of Light – Iquitos Loreto Peru Iquitos Loreto Peru
    Mar 30 - Jun 18, 2020 (81 days) See 2 more dates
    The Temple’s Residency Program is an opportunity for previous Temple guests who are looking to continue their work with ayahuasca, would like to spend a longer period of time at the Temple, and have a strong call to be in service. This program offers selected guests the opportunity to attend weekly ayahuasca ceremonies and to support our pioneering medicine community. Your main responsibility…
  • Gary Dillon

    Gary Dillon
    Elfi Dillon-Shaw

    Elfi Dillon-Shaw
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    Your guides
    The Haven – Gabriola British Columbia Gabriola British Columbia
    May 5 - 10, 2020 (6 days)
    This is a dynamic Haven program that teaches erotic literacy for body, mind and heart Do you experience anxiety, heartache, confusion or apathy connected with sexuality and relationships? Do you want to learn erotic skills for enhanced arousal and orgasmic states as well as clarity, communication and connection? This program teaches erotic literacy for body, mind and heart through surrendering to…
  • Jennifer Hilton

    Jennifer Hilton
    Jennifer Hilton
    Your guide
    The Haven – Gabriola British Columbia Gabriola British Columbia
    May 28 - 31, 2020 (4 days) See 1 more date
    This program focuses on understanding, harnessing and transforming difficult life energies to foster courageous and productive living. Most people do not recognize their anxiety for what it is, and instead think there is something "wrong" with them. They then use a variety of self-defeating and stress inducing behaviours such as isolating, becoming numb or shut-off, or getting overly busy in an…
  • Jo-Ann Kevala

    Jo-Ann Kevala
    Graemme Brown

    Graemme Brown
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    Your guides
    The Haven – Gabriola British Columbia Gabriola British Columbia
    Mar 17 - 20, 2020 (4 days) See 1 more date
    The joy and good humour of self-compassion stand in contrast with the harshness of self-hate. This program explores both ends of this polarity. The program will benefit anyone who has tried to be the person they "should" be and, in the process, lost touch with the person within. It offers an expansion and exploration of The Haven's Selves Model that is presented in Come Alive. (But you do not…
  • Erika Marie Rose

    Erika Marie Rose
    Erika Marie Rose
    Your guide
    Kirpal Meditation and Ecological Center (KMEC) – Pāhoa Hawaii Pāhoa Hawaii
    Jul 31 - Aug 5, 2020 (6 days)
    • meals
      3 Meals provided each day. Vegan, vegetarian, organic, gluten-free, dairy-free options available
    • accommodation
      Private, shared rooms available
  • Hollyhock Leadership Centre – Mansons Landing British Columbia Mansons Landing British Columbia
    Ongoing package (31 days)
    It was amazing, like coming to paradise to stay for a month. Time flew by so fast, I cannot believe it is already time to pack up and return back to city civilization. - Delta, 2019 Resident Support our Cortes campus and get an intimate behind-the-scenes Hollyhock experience in our month-long residential program.  30 scheduled hours per week of work service in all departments, including…
  • Leah Hokanson

    Leah Hokanson
    Leah Hokanson
    Your guide
    The Haven – Gabriola British Columbia Gabriola British Columbia
    Jun 19 - 21, 2020 (3 days)
    Giving Voice is an embodied exploration of the question: What does it mean to be a vibrational being living in a vibratory Universe, born with an innate vibrational medium called the voice?  Giving Voice blends spiritual inquiry with conscious vocal exploration as an opening to healing, transformation and connection. From simple humming to toning and chanting, from playful gibberish to pre-verbal…
  • David Hatfield

    David Hatfield
    David Hatfield
    Your guide
    The Haven – Gabriola British Columbia Gabriola British Columbia
    Sep 24 - 27, 2020 (4 days)
    The Singing Soul is for people who are ready to let go of "getting it right" and embrace letting it just happen. Improvisation is a profound life skill. This utterly experiential program is a powerful experience of improvised music making and of being alive and present. Participants will hone the arts of the improviser: deep listening, spontaneous expression, fluid awareness of self and others,…
  • Eric Bibb

    Eric Bibb
    Eric Bibb
    Your guide
    The Haven – Gabriola British Columbia Gabriola British Columbia
    Sep 11 - 16, 2020 (6 days)
    Join world renowned singer/songwriter/guitarist Eric Bibb on an inner journey that leads to the birth of a new song. Writing songs is an exciting way to update our connection to ourselves and the people around us. Spirit in the Song is a creative program that explores the liberating process of following an inspired idea on an inner journey that leads to the birth of a new song. Led by well-known…
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  • The Cliffs of Moher Retreat – County Clare Ireland County Clare Ireland
    Aug 21 - 23, 2020 (3 days)
    A weekend of physical Rocket classes in the mornings and deep Restorative practices in the evening. Mindfulness meditations, beautiful countryside walks and delicious food. Join us at our fabulous retreat located in the invigorating landscape of the Wild Atlantic Way.   Imagine… breathing in the salty sea air. Saluting the sun while surrounded by nature. Tucking into hearty, nutritious food…

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