Frequently asked questions
Each day, there will be space to discuss and learn about the medicines, spiritual healing, and creating a life of health. This is a space for you to learn to align your body, breath, mind, and energy based on wisdom traditions from around the world and science-backed methods. We will also engage in purification rituals such as flower baths and a fire ceremony to facilitate release.
Breathwork is a gentle yet powerful process to clear old patterns, conditioning, and emotions so that you can open into greater levels of consciousness and love. Most of us don’t breathe fully - since birth when the chord was cut too soon, we have been holding our breath, especially during times of stress. We are able to clear trauma and emotional debris by breathing through emotions so that we can connect more deeply with our essence. Breathwork during this retreat is specifically designed for integration: it brings messages and insights from the subconscious into your awareness in union with the medicines. Paige will lead you through three group Clarity Breathwork sessions, one of which will take place in the water.
Integration and bringing the ceremony into life is an opportunity to release and process our individual work. A level of integration involves speaking about our experiences - oftentimes, when we allow words to flow through us, we come to profound realizations and clearer perspectives. Courtney Jeffery (Registered Psychotherapist, Ecotherapist, and Holistic Yoga Therapist) will also be providing group and optional individual support. Her approach, Art of Awareness Therapy, bridges yogic and Ayurvedic psychology, body-centered and talk therapy, and practices for processing chronic and acute physical and emotional health challenges.
Finding stillness allows us to rejuvenate and practice the art of focus, which trains us for ceremony. When we can attain silence in our minds, we calm triggers that cause chemical reactions and manifest in our bodies. We will gather together each day for group healing meditations concentrating on relaxation and centering. We will utilize a variety of techniques such as guided visualization, mindfulness, conscious movement, and mantras.
Led by Courtney Jeffery, our two yoga sessions will incorporate breath, meditation, and gentle movement to help smooth our energy and ease our hearts, to foster a feeling of presence, and to support the integration process. Drawing from evidence-based practices, Ayurvedic Yoga theory, and Courtney’s passion for nature-connection, this yoga is specifically designed for people with Lyme disease to activate the vagus nerve and balance the nervous system. Courtney has over 20 years of experience teaching yoga and leading Yoga Teacher Trainings encompassing Yogic and Ayurvedic philosophy and psychology. Courtney's approach is trauma-informed with medical- and individual-focus.