Homecoming: Biodynamic Breathwork & Yoga Retreat


OCTOBER 6-9, 2023

Sentinel, BC

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Homecoming Retreat includes

  • Opening and Closing Circle
  • 3 BioDynamic Breathwork Ceremonies
  • Somatic exercises, ecstatic dance and movement
  • Daily Yoga; asana, pranayama, meditation
  • Ayurvedic seasonal wisdoms
  • Restorative practices – nervous system reset
  • Yoga Nidra
  • Fire Evening
  • Access to integrative bodywork therapies
  • Nourishing Meals
  • Cedar hot tub and sauna
  • Beautiful Kootenay Lake access
  • Pre and Post retreat check-ins with facilitators

Tension can present as physical aches, pains, even numbness.  Energetic blockages might present as a lack of motivation and vitality, obstacles for moving forward in life, unrealized emotions, or deep lack of connection with self, others or community.

The BioDynamic Breathwork and Trauma Release System (BBTRS), works by releasing core tensions within the body, and by relieving ‘stuck’ energy. Participants of this work are supported to complete arrested fight, flight or dissociated/freeze responses. Conscious connected breath is the main tool of BBTRS, and the somatic- level healing and is further supported by the elements of movement, touch, sound, conscious emotional expression, and meditation. A vital part of this work is accessing a space within the participant that brings a sense of safety and of ease; a sense of being held in the coziest of homes. Thus ‘homecoming’ will take place at the Sentinel Retreat Centre on the majestic Kootenay Lake with the ever-changing skies, forested land and great mountain-scape. The Maloca will offer the sanctuary for ceremony and practice, nutritious food, luxurious accommodations, cedar wood hot tub, wood-fired sauna, and the cold-dunk tub will all serve as grounding and nourishing resources.

Each day we will take a deep dive into BBTRS, exploring different belts of tension held in the body with a daily breathwork ceremony, supported by somatic exercises, dance and vitality conjuring movements, community connection exercise, YOGA, stillness and meditation.  Yoga will be woven into the weekend to support the deep BBTRS work that participants will be navigating. The daily restorative yoga practices will delve into the stories and myth of a several Hindu deities to inspire a sense of playfulness and metaphor alongside intelligent sequencing, biomechanics, supportive pranayama (breath practices), and mantra.