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Transforming Trauma with EMDR: Comprehensive Training (Parts 1 and 2)

Aug 29 - Sep 05 Begins in 1 week
with Laurel Parnell

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) is a powerful therapeutic method for healing trauma-based problems. Shedding new light on trauma survival—including sexual and physical abuse, accident and surgical trauma, and grief—EMDR is opening doors of the heart to genuine spiritual transformation.
This course is limited to mental-health professionals who are licensed to provide treatment, and mental-health interns who are currently being supervised by an EMDR-trained supervisor. Through lecture, hands-on practice, and demonstrations, participants will be shown:

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Your Heart’s Blueprint: Passionate Purpose and Peaceful Presence

Aug 29 - 31 Begins in 1 week
with Sheva Carr

Just as an acorn contains all the information to become an oak tree, you were born with a user’s manual for your life — including purpose, well-being and peace of mind — right inside your own heart. How can we access and decode that user’s manual? This workshop introduces the tools and practices developed over twenty-five years of peer-reviewed research at the Institute of HeartMath. The HeartMath process shows us that the concept “follow your heart” is not just a poetic metaphor, but can be methodically manifested by anyone.

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Overcoming Addictive Thinking and Behavior: A Path to Inner Freedom

Aug 31 - Sep 05 Begins in 1 week
with Raoul Goldberg

Fixed ideas and habituated behavior patterns are the greatest obstacles to individual, social, and environmental transformation. They block our quest for self-determination, self-expression, and self-empowerment. They create set character positions, including “I am not good enough” and “I know best,” that all too often are the root causes for constrained living, unhealthy lifestyles, and ill health. Most chronic illnesses result from long-term habituation leading to unhealthy life patterns.

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Integral Transformative Practice®: The Essential Esalen Experience

Aug 31 - Sep 05 Begins in 1 week
with Pam Kramer & Barry Robbins

What changes do you envision for yourself? Discover what wants to happen next on your journey of transformation through visioning exercises, meditative movement, powerful affirmations, and the encouragement of a warm-hearted community. In this experiential workshop, you can discover your infinite capacity for personal evolution and take home a daily practice for ongoing integration of body, mind, heart, and soul.

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Overcoming Self-Restriction through Conscious and Empowered Self-Expression

Sep 05 - 07 Begins in 2 weeks
with Raoul Goldberg

Our reality and experience in life is determined by the character position in which we find ourselves. This position may be historically determined through social conditioning, or ingeniously through the character we create for ourselves for optimal security and comfort. It changes constantly through our interaction with the world and with ourselves. But are they the best positions for effective living? Or are they the root cause for unsustainable health? For example, isn’t the character position of “always wanting to please others” restrictive and limiting?

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The Dancing Buddha: Conscious Embodiment and the Awakened Heart

Sep 07 - 12 Begins in 2 weeks
with Heather Munro Pierce & Donald Rothberg

In this workshop, we will combine traditional Buddhist practice of the “Divine Abodes” (brahmavihara) of lovingkindness, compassion, joy, and equanimity, with movement meditation and ecstatic dance, to help us access and cultivate these wonderful and transformative qualities of the open heart. We will particularly focus on developing embodied expressions of these four abodes based on our understanding that embodied practices are the key to making the qualities real in our daily lives.

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The Beliefs Our Bodies Carry: Somatic Sensing and Cognitive Repatterning

Sep 07 - 12 Begins in 2 weeks
with Michael Clemmens & Renee Jennings

This transformative workshop is a deep dive into the terrain of our so-called “negative” beliefs and fears (also known as introjects), and the embodied process of repatterning, or shifting, the body's energy around these beliefs and fears. This process enables our innate health and wholeness to emerge. Through the co-creation of a powerful group field, you will be working with your own introjects and their physical, emotional, and cognitive patterns — particularly how and where they resonate in your body.

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Loving What Is

Sep 12 - 14 Begins in 3 weeks
with Byron Katie

Byron Katie has one job: to teach people how to end their own suffering. As she guides people through her simple yet powerful process of inquiry, called The Work, they find again and again that their stressful beliefs — about the world, other people, or themselves — radically shift. This shift allows the mind to return to its awakened, peaceful, creative nature. Join Katie in a workshop designed to take you on a journey of self-discovery.

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The Pleasure Principle Today: Staying Connected in an Ever More Virtual World

Sep 14 - 19 Begins in 3 weeks
with Terry Hunt

Over a century ago, Sigmund Freud postulated that the primary motivation of the individual was the pursuit of pleasure: sucking, reaching, gazing, and eventual curiosity about the world. Seeking pleasure can certainly enrich our lives, but also can lead to trouble. Compulsive habits, including addictions, become a way of coping in our increasingly complex, information overloaded lives.

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Constellations for Family and Personal Issues: Liberating Your Potential

Sep 21 - 26 Begins in 1 month
with Judith Hemming

Constellations are a simple yet profound method to shed light on any areas of unhappiness and distress in our lives. These areas often occur as a result of unresolved and sometimes hidden relational issues. The source of the difficulty may lie beyond our awareness, often in the human systems to which we belong, such as a current relationship, family of origin, friendships, community groups, or our professional life. When we witness and honor these dynamics, we are able to free ourselves from suffering and energy-sapping entanglements.

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SoulCollage® and the Archetypes: Meet the Ones that Guide You

Sep 21 - 26 Begins in 1 month
with Seena Frost & Mariabruna Sirabella

Enter an artful, slow-paced, and soul-spacious time to free your imagination and construct collages that represent the main archetypes that guide and inspire your life (even though you may not know it yet!). These archetypes are hidden in your unconscious, but they are ready to manifest in your consciousness. Identify the faces of the Witch, the Warrior, The Creator, The Fool, and many more. Discover how they are uniquely yours. Let your intuition and your passion free their voices so that your Inner Council may share its gifts with you.

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Couples' Communication Retreat 

Sep 26 - 28 Begins in 1 month
with Warren Farrell

Our inability to handle personal criticism from loved ones is a common Achilles’ heel. The more deeply we are in love, the harder it is to handle. Soon, couples feel they are walking on eggshells, unable to express themselves honestly, and the love fades. Raising children and dealing with money during an economic recession magnifies the problems even as those problems become the reason couples stay together. The result? Couples often remain legally married but psychologically divorced—in a minimum-security-prison marriage.

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Healer Within™ Practice Leader Certification: Mind-Body Energetics Foundations

Sep 26 - 28 Begins in 1 month
with Roger Jahnke

During this workshop, you can learn how to share Mind-Body Energetics in your community as a Healer Within™ Practice Leader. Mind-body and energy medicine methods including yoga, tai chi, qigong, and somatics are growing rapidly in popularity, and not just in yoga centers and spas. Hospitals, schools, social service agencies, corporations, the military, prisons, and faith-based ministries are all implementing the most accessible of Mind-Body Energetics.

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Work Study - Motion Theater®: Dreaming on Your Feet

Sep 28 - Oct 26 Begins in 1 month
with Nina Wise

It is our nature to be free—and to express that freedom spontaneously and without hesitation through song and dance, poetry and play. Moreover, we each have the ability to wake up to who we already know ourselves to be: people dedicated to a sane and just world made up of individuals who celebrate their common humanity and this planet of indescribable beauty through singing, dancing, playing, and caring for all sentient beings.

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Tai Chi Easy™ Practice Leader Certification: A Revolution in Mind-Body Energetics

Sep 28 - Oct 03 Begins in 1 month
with Roger Jahnke

Why do tai chi practitioners experience longevity, inner peace, and inner power? With Tai Chi Easy, developed by Dr. Roger Jahnke, it’s easy to discover why. Now you can become certified as a Practice Leader in this revolutionary mind-body energetics practice that combines “The Four Baskets of Practice”: gentle movement, breath practice, self-massage, and meditation.

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Buddha’s Brain: Lighting up the Neural Circuits of Happiness, Love and Wisdom

Sep 28 - Oct 03 Begins in 1 month
with Rick Hanson with Jan Hanson

Using the power of modern neuroscience, informed by ancient contemplative wisdom, you can use your mind alone to change your brain for the better. Mental activity changes neural structure in a process called neuroplasticity, which gives you a great opportunity to redirect the brain, and thus your whole being. During this workshop, you will explore “self-directed neuroplasticity” for steadying the mind (a key to both worldly success and spiritual practice), cooling the fires of stress reactivity, and weaving positive experiences into the fabric of your brain and self.

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Visionseeker: Spirit Medicine

Sep 28 - Oct 03 Begins in 1 month
with Hank Wesselman

Today, interest in complementary and alternative therapies is on the rise, and more people are rediscovering the healing modalities pioneered by indigenous peoples. Among them, the time-tested techniques of the traditional shamans are being reconsidered and reworked, providing nontribal Westerners with effective methods for healing and problem solving. 

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Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction

Oct 03 - 05 Begins in 1 month
with Mark Abramson

The impact of stress on health is well recognized. Now the efficacy of stress reduction as an adjunct to medical treatment is being recognized in more and more health care settings. In 1996 Dr. Mark Abramson founded a program at Stanford University Medical Center using the 2,500-year-old technique of Mindfulness Meditation to train patients as an adjunct treatment for many different medical conditions.

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Brain and Mind: A Deep Knowing

Oct 03 - 05 Begins in 1 month
with David Presti & Kristi Panik

The human brain is the most complex object in the known universe, and the study of its structure and function is one of the most rapidly developing fields in contemporary science. Yet many great mysteries remain, including understanding the brain processes involved in memory, perception, mental illness, and arguably the greatest unanswered question in all of science: How are consciousness and mind related to the physical processes within the brain?

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Finding True Love

Oct 03 - 05 Begins in 1 month
with Daphne Rose Kingma

"Love is the experience of emotional and spiritual awakening to the bliss that is the true condition of the soul," says Daphne Rose Kingma. "Love is an essential human quest and intimate romantic partnership is love's most luminous expression." Join this best-selling author and expert on matters of the heart for an immersion into the spiritual and emotional preparations necessary to attract love into your life. Focusing on the four keys to true love—Faith, Intention, Trust, and Surrender—Daphne guides you on a step-by-step journey to self-knowledge that can liberate your heart.

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Yoga and Psyche: Psychological Integration through Yoga

Oct 03 - 05 Begins in 1 month
with Mariana Caplan

Have you noticed that no matter how many times you chant a mantra or how often you return to the breath, relationship difficulties, anxiety, depression, and other self-defeating behaviors persist? Learning to use your yoga practice to work with psychological issues and trauma stored in the body is a necessary skill to optimize your psychological and spiritual/yogic transformation. This workshop utilizes a combination of depth somatic psychology, trauma research, and neuroscience insights, light yoga asana, meditative techniques, and partner exercises to show participants:

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Yoga, Meditation and Addiction Recovery Retreat: A Celebration of Healing

Oct 12 - 17 Begins in 1 month
with Nikki Myers, Rolf Gates, Tommy Rosen, Ashley Turner & Heidi Sormaz

Join us for our 5th anniversary celebration! We will we bring together the ancient tools and practices of yoga and meditation as ways to deepen the exploration of recovery from addictions. Our world-class teaching staff represents a wide variety of backgrounds and modalities in this dynamic field. Addictive behaviors separate us from ourselves, each other, our environment, and the divine.

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Love and Belonging: Healing and Creativity through Relational Constellations

Oct 12 - 17 Begins in 1 month
with JoAnne Chartrand-Benz & Dyrian Benz-Chartrand

Love and a sense of belonging are the cornerstones to fulfilling relationships throughout life. When the flow of love and acceptance is interrupted in life, the soul suffers. With Relational Constellations, we uncover the disruptions and entanglements so that we can find strength, dignity, love, creativity, and a sense of belonging. Love and appreciation are the guiding principles used for finding good resolutions. Profound healing of heart, body, and soul are often the result.

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Getting the Love You Want: A Workshop for Couples

Oct 17 - 19 Begins in 1 month
with Rick Brown

This workshop is designed to help couples understand at a deeper level why they were attracted to each other, why they get stuck in endless power struggles, and how to safely begin to work through those stuck places toward a safer and more satisfying relationship. Couples share only with their partner and are able to maintain privacy. Couples are shown:
• New communication skills to break destructive cycles of relating
• How to channel the energy from arguments to create passion and stability

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Living In Gratitude

Oct 19 - 24 Begins in 1 month
with Joe Cavanaugh

Gratefulness is the key to joy. Joy is the happiness that doesn’t depend on what happens.
-Brother David Steindl-Rast
Many ancient wisdom traditions refer to the natural state of the human psyche as joy, peace, and love. The Greek word psyche means soul, and the essence of the soul is love. Yet, simply by living in a world of uncertainty, we all have experienced some wounding of the heart, which causes us to retract our love to protect against further hurt.

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Open Your Heart and Reclaim Your Life

Oct 24 - 26 Begins in 2 months
with Eva Selhub

Fear, anger, and anxiety that go on for too long can lead to a list of debilitating ailments that are so common we assume they are unavoidable: insomnia, heart disease, arthritis, gastrointestinal problems, and more. The key to reversing the negative impacts of stress and reclaiming our health is simple: love. Love sets off a series of physiological events in the body that help us adapt to life's challenges, stop and reverse disease, maintain health, and make it easier for our bodies to improve rather than deteriorate with age.

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Father and Sons: Creating a Fulfilling Conscious Relationship

Oct 24 - 26 Begins in 2 months
with James Baraz & Adam Baraz

The bond between a father and son is a precious relationship. When it is healthy, conscious, and has spiritual depth, it can be the most significant relationship in a young man’s life. In this workshop, we invite young men and their fathers to explore the optimal vision that they hold for the relationship between them. Through experiential exercises, meditation, council, and deep dialogue, each father and son will look at obstacles to deepening their connection as well as practices that will be supportive for deepening that bond.

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Gateway to Soul: Process Acupressure

Oct 26 - 31 Begins in 2 months
with Laurie Cahoon & Paul Sibcy

Would you like to find wise inner guidance from all parts of yourself? From your body’s internal promptings, your heart’s intelligence, your mind’s clearest insight, and even your own soul’s wisdom? Would you like to get all of yourself together in an integrated way? Process Acupressure teaches you how to gain a holistic perspective on your life directions and general health. And it teaches the skills of how to uncover the wise guidance that lies at your own unique center.

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Legacy Group - Nonviolent Communication: The Language of Life

Oct 26 - Nov 23 Begins in 2 months
with Jean Morrison

This month we’ll rigorously integrate the internationally recognized process called Nonviolent Communication (NVC), which is also known as Compassionate Communication. With certified NVC trainer, Jean Morrison, you are offered the opportunity to strengthen your ability to:
· Honor your authentic self
· Live from a consciousness of compassion, for yourself and with others
· Make peace with conflict, which affects emotional health and well-being

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Introduction to Radical Aliveness

Oct 31 - Nov 02 Begins in 2 months
with Ann Bradney

Ann Bradney writes, “There is a state in which you are fully alive, authentic, and spontaneous. You are open to all of your feelings, connected to your strength and your truth. You are not afraid to know anything about yourself. I call this radical aliveness. In this state you embrace your creativity and see life in all its possibilities.
“Standing in the way of radical aliveness are chronic patterns formed in your past to survive. These live as frozen feelings and history in your body and no longer serve you.

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Mindful Communication: Truth Without Blame

Oct 31 - Nov 02 Begins in 2 months
with Jean Morrison

All too often, the words we express create walls when we were hoping for connection or understanding. This workshop provides practices to integrate the principles and processes of Nonviolent Communication (NVC), an internationally recognized process for resolving conflict and clarifying and living one’s values. NVC also is a powerful tool for social change, and a language of compassion for any life situation.

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The Radically Alive Leader: A Core Energetics/Radical Aliveness Workshop

Nov 02 - 07 Begins in 2 months
with Ann Bradney

People in leadership positions who strive to be inspiring, influential, and highly effective must be exquisitely present, fully alive, and unafraid to know anything about themselves. When you can engage the powerful feelings of others without the need to control or tame them, that’s radical aliveness. When you can learn to hold a space where conflict and challenge are welcome because they serve as doorways to fresh insights, that’s also radical aliveness.

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The Transformational Enneagram: Mindfulness, Insight and Experience 

Nov 02 - 07 Begins in 2 months
with Russ Hudson

A growing number of people are aware of the Enneagram as an accurate and profound map of personality. The nine Enneagram types are based on the three primary centers of intelligence: thinking, emotion, and instinct. However, in almost all human beings, distortions or blockages in these centers have led to a loss of connection with our essential nature and to the arising of ego structures to compensate for this loss. Thus, while our Enneagram type usually obscures our true nature with a characteristic web of defenses, it can also serve as an opening to the deeper reality of spirit.

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What's Next? Reviewing and Revisioning Our Lives

Nov 07 - 09 Begins in 2 months
with Sam Keen

Periodically, we need to review and revision our lives. Every decade of the life-cycle brings new challenges, goals, pleasures, and horizons. Every crisis—divorce, illness, tragedy, success, failure, retirement—requires us to make a new beginning, take stock of our past, and look for a new vision to guide us toward a more hopeful future. In this workshop, join Sam Keen to explore:
• Where are you in your life-cycle? What have you accomplished?
• What hasn't happened yet? What haven't you done, been, or experienced?
• What have you given? Whom have you loved?

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The Joy of an Open Heart: Love, Awareness and Intimacy with Others

Nov 09 - 14 Begins in 2 months
with Karishma Darby

There is a natural desire in all of us to fully be ourselves, to live and love from our deepest essential nature. We feel this desire most keenly in our longing for authentic human intimacy. Unfortunately, painful and frightening experiences often lead us to withdraw from the gift of our own luminous beauty. Instead of cultivating our capacity for intimacy, we hide from ourselves and others, too anxious, depressed, or numb to honor and embody our true radiance.

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Being Present for Your Life: Introduction to Mindfulness Meditation

Nov 14 - 16 Begins in 2 months
with James Baraz

How much are you present for your own life? Most of us spend more time in our own inner world—worrying about the future, replaying the past, or lost in fantasy—than experiencing what life is offering to us right now. The present moment is where we can most directly be intimate with our life—touched by beauty and intimacy, while learning through the difficult lessons how to open our hearts.

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A Women’s Weekend with Atalanta

Nov 14 - 16 Begins in 2 months
with Jean Shinoda Bolen

In Jean Shinoda Bolen’s storytelling, myths come to life and archetypal themes resonate with our own lives. Such is the story of Atalanta: The Indomitable Spirit of Artemis. This is the title of Jean’s forthcoming book and the topic for this women-only weekend. Indomitable means untamed, unsubdued. It is the one-in-herself quality in girls and women who will not be victims, no matter what. Artemis is the goddess of the hunt and moon. She is the archetype of the sister and feminist, the Girl Scout, and the child who turns to Mother Nature and animals for strength and solace.

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Abandonment to Healing: Overcoming your Self-Defeating Patterns

Nov 16 - 21 Begins in 2 months
with Susan Anderson

Abandonment is a primal human fear and the underlying cause of emotional distress and dysfunction. Susan Anderson, psychotherapist and author of Taming Your Outer Child and Journey from Abandonment to Healing, will share powerful tools of emotional and spiritual healing to help you reverse abandonment’s universal wound. You will be taught exercises for each of the five stages of abandonment: shattering, withdrawal, internalizing, rage, and lifting; how to conquer “abandoholism” and other outer child behaviors; how to make new connections; and steps for healing abandonment.

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Goddesses in Everywoman, Gods in Everyman: Archetypes in Depth Psychology and Soul Work

Nov 16 - 21 Begins in 2 months
with Jean Shinoda Bolen

Jean Shinoda Bolen is a storyteller who brings mythic patterns to life in listeners and readers. Her book, Goddesses in Everywoman, has been published in more than thirty foreign translations. Gods in Everyman followed and completed the pantheon of Mt. Olympus — the gods and goddesses that are archetypes in all of us. These deities are expressed in relationships, family dynamics, and clinical symptoms.

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Forgiveness and Intimacy: A Time of Acceptance

Nov 21 - 23 Begins in 3 months
with Mary Goldenson

All life is about relationships. Creating an alive and honest connection with an intimate partner requires us to go deeply into our hearts and allow the courageous self to emerge. This journey to intimacy begins with the path of forgiveness. How does forgiveness lead to intimacy?
• It allows us to let go of anger, resentment, and grief
• It allows the agitated mind to move more deeply into the healing heart
• It resolves separation from ourselves and from others
• It allows us to complete unfinished business

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The Art of Joyful Living

Nov 21 - 23 Begins in 3 months
with Linda Bloom & Charlie Bloom

The purpose of our lives is to be happy. -His Holiness the Dalai Lama

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Work Study - Gestalt Awareness Practice

Nov 23 - Dec 21 Begins in 3 months
with Dorothy Charles

Each of us is born with an inherent drive for aliveness and self-expression and belonging. As we grow up, our sense of self and our ability to be spontaneous may become blocked. Knowing who we are, and what we feel and want, can be difficult when we have lived with the absence of adequate attunement and responsiveness to our emotions. This lack can result in self-judgment and the belief that our emotions are the problem, instead of signals that can point the way toward a better understanding of ourselves and our environment.

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Secrets to Lasting Intimacy: Tantra for Couples 

Nov 30 - Dec 05 Begins in 3 months
with Elsbeth Meuth & Freddy Zental Weaver

Do you want to feel more passionate, deeply intimate, and fulfilled in life, love, and intimacy? In this workshop, open to couples of any sexual orientation, you will be shown how to expand joy, pleasure, and creativity in your life and your relationship. In a safe, respectful, and joyous environment, you will be introduced to foundational and advanced principles and practices of the “yoga of love,” as developed by the TantraNova approach.

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The Power of Dialogue: Finding Solutions that Work for Everyone

Dec 05 - 07 Begins in 3 months
with Miki Kashtan

Dialogue is the alchemical power that transforms mere talking into relational magic. It is the essential ingredient necessary to build and sustain all relationships — casual, formal, intimate, or distant. Embracing dialogue is about transcending the legacy of separation, scarcity, and powerlessness so we can enter the rich and rewarding experience that Martin Buber describes as “a conversation with an unknown outcome.” Overcoming fear, we can authentically express what is of the essence for us. Stretching empathically toward connection, we open to what someone else is trying to say.

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Awakening the Creative: The Painting Experience

Dec 07 - 12 Begins in 3 months
with Stewart Cubley

The power inherent in painting is that it can awaken a wild vein of passion that will not go back to sleep. Using only the simple tools of brush, paper, and paint, Awakening the Creative invites you on a highly personal journey of daring and discovery, made possible through a safe environment and the support of Stewart Cubley and his experienced staff. The potential is to tap into an extraordinary resource: the vibrant, driving force of your own creative spirit.

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The Secret Path and Its Eight Laws: How Individuals Can Change History

Dec 07 - 12 Begins in 3 months
with Stephan Schwartz

The Secret Path is a participatory workshop grounded in the relationship between individual and social consciousness. It presents historically documented accounts of the way that individuals and small groups have actually changed history in socially positive ways, without the destructive fallout of social breakdown and violence. It teaches a pragmatic approach to individual and social transformation grounded in the peer-reviewed science of social outcome measures and individual neuroscience, without either religious or ideological bias.

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Beyond the “Revolving Door”: Gestalt Relational Constellations 

Dec 12 - 14 Begins in 3 months
with Gordon Wheeler & Nancy Lunney-Wheeler

Do you ever feel like certain issues in your life come around again and again, across different situations and relationships? In Gestalt Relational Constellations (GRC) we take a fresh look at the hidden attachments and systemic dynamics that underlie all of our issues (“stuck” and fluid areas alike). Starting with the personal concerns of participants and using the experience of the whole group, we “drop below” the oft-told story, reaching the level of our fondest dreams and heart’s desires.

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Re-Visioning Madness: Compassionately Responding to People in Extreme States

Dec 12 - 14 Begins in 3 months
with Michael Cornwall & David Lukoff

Esalen co-founders Richard Price and Michael Murphy envisioned Dick Price's experiences of madness to be of great potential value in helping others, and as a way to expand the human potential movement. As a result, Esalen became a hub in the exploration of alternative models of madness and the development of new ways to help people in extreme states. Michael Cornwall and David Lukoff have been involved in continuing this exploration for more than thirty years. 

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A Big New Free Happy Unusual Life: Motion Improv Theater 

Dec 19 - 21 Begins in 3 months
with Nina Wise

It is our nature to be free—and to express that freedom spontaneously and without hesitation through song and dance, poetry and play. Moreover, we each have the ability to wake up to who we already know ourselves to be: people dedicated to a sane and just world made up of individuals who celebrate their common humanity and this planet of indescribable beauty through singing, dancing, playing, and caring for all sentient beings.

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Qigong for Health and Happiness

Dec 21 - 28 Begins in 4 months
with Mingtong Gu

Join Master Mingtong Gu for a week dedicated to healing and balancing body, mind, heart, and spirit through the powerful movement, sound, and visualization practices of qigong. This retreat is a great way to take a vacation for yourself and journey inward with deep nourishment and recharge with renewed energy, clarity, and vitality. Qigong supports you in releasing limitations and expanding into new possibilities for balance, wellness, deep fulfillment, and lasting joy.

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Soul Motion™: Tenderness at the Heart of the Dance

Dec 21 - 28 Begins in 4 months
with Zuza Engler & Scott Engler

“Soul is flow, an ever-changing cloudscape of textures, hues, sensations, scents, and feelings,” writes Zuza. “Soul is how the deathless Presence meets and moves a finite human body. In this workshop, we will reclaim the body-in-motion as a doorway to the soul’s flow, to the life that is unfolding just under the surface of everyday forgetting.

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Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC) Training

Jan 11 - 16 Begins in 4 months
with Kristin Neff & Christopher Germer

Self-compassion is the heart of mindfulness. It is warm-hearted, connected presence during difficult moments in our lives. Self-compassion provides emotional strength and resilience that allows us to admit our shortcomings, motivate ourselves with encouragement, forgive ourselves when needed, care for others, and be more fully ourselves. Rapidly expanding research shows that self-compassion is strongly associated with emotional well-being, lower levels of anxiety and depression, healthy habits such as diet and exercise, and more satisfying personal relationships.

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Work Study - Wisdom Healing Qigong: Wholeness is the Nature of the Self

Mar 15 - Apr 12 Begins in 6 months
with Mingtong Gu

“Your true nature is wholeness at one with the universe and all life,” writes Master Mingtong Gu. Through Wisdom Healing Qigong, Mingtong Gu will guide you to deepen your experience as a human energy field of consciousness connected to the energetic universe. “By awakening the true essence of the Self in your cellular, ancient memory, the pathways to the essential nature will open. You can bridge all dimensions of the self: the relative and absolute, the inner and outer, and the formed and formless.

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Work Study - Embodied Relational Gestalt

Apr 12 - May 10 Begins in 7 months
with Michael Clemmens

“We develop relationships with ourselves and others through the physicality of our vision, smell, touch, and movement,” says Michael Clemmens. “These relationships, or dances, shape what we believe is possible and how we behave in the present. In this program, our focus will be on the ways in which we create relationships through our bodies. By attending to our present dance with others, we can become more aware of our existing context and optional ways of interacting.

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