11 June 2020
AWAKEN THE BODY, CONNECT TO THE HEART - 6 DAYS RETREAT
AWAKEN YOUR BODY, CONNECT WITH YOUR HEART retreat is designed to transform and support you in the discovery of the truth of your being; to remind you that the answers are within you here and now. It is an opportunity to awaken and drop deeply into your body using Bioenergetic Breathwork, body De-armouring (self, external and internal [optional]), Energetic Ecstatic Experiences (full body energy “orgasms”), daily sound baths, moving meditations and written inquiries.
These retreats are for all beings: woman, men, LGBTQ+, singles or partners.
In these 6 days we will…
- Strengthen our vagal tone (vagus nerve) using sound, breath and cold showers. This will take us out “fight, flight, freeze” (our sympathetic nervous system) and into “rest, digest, restore” (our parasympathetic nervous system).
- Awaken areas of the body which have become energetically or physically de-sensitized by reconnecting with our ‘felt state’.
- Gently move through and transform our somatic and energetic blockages, stored emotions, sexual traumas, fears and anxieties.
- Learn to trust, allow and surrender to our body wisdom and tacit knowledge.
- Reach altered states of consciousness by experiencing ‘cosmic bliss states’.
- Discuss healthy and mature masculine/feminine behaviors, learn how to embody them and bring them into our relationships.
- Practice presence and ‘involved detachment’ when giving and receiving.
- Strengthen our intuition and ‘observation without projection’.
- Explore fun and play through dance.
ABOUT THE FACILITATOR: Nathan M. (Sky Child)
Nathan’s journey began in 1995 when he was first introduced to hatha yoga and meditation. In 2003 he began exploring other avenues of spirituality from Kundalini based teachings in Kathmandu, Vipassana trainings in Canada, followed by his initiation in Reiki levels 1 & 2 in Northeastern Thailand. In 2015, after years of self practice in yoga, meditation and Reiki, Nathan was intuitively pulled to attend a Tantra festival in Sweden where he was introduced to Breathwork, De-armouring and what he calls an Energetic Ecstatic Experience. Since 2016, Nathan has shared his retreats, workshops and private sessions in 8 countries and 14 cities around the world.
“This experience (in Sweden) completely shifted my life’s path and transformed how I viewed it and sexuality. I awoke to the reality that the alignment of ones' life force or sexual energy could bring great awakening. I have never felt so empowered knowing that my true essence - my authentic, invariable nature is within me here and now; that all universal greatness and beauty is accessible at any given moment.”
For more information please visit www.dearmour.me/about or watch this video about his journey: https://youtu.be/4b-X30AHZmc
Check-in: Thursday, June 11th 14:00 to 16:00
Check-out: Wednesday, June 17th, 14:00
€ 820 - 1st tier earlybird special (until March 10th)
€ 990 - 2nd tier earlybird (March 11th to May 1st)
€1.200 - Regular price (May 2nd to June 10th)
See the bottom of page for reservation details.
MORE ABOUT THE RETREAT
Bioenergetic Breathwork (every day)...
Conscious breathing has long been used as a gateway to the subconscious. When done in a safe environment, deep/full, circular, in-and-out of the mouth breathing sends signals to our brain and peripheral nervous system that help rebalance our somatic system and support the movement and release of our deeply-rooted physical, emotional and energetic blockages. Using breath in this way ultimately moves us out of our "fight / flight" mode (i.e. our sympathetic nervous system) and into our "rest / restore" mode (i.e. our parasympathetic nervous system).
For an example of the breathwork we will experience each morning, please watch these videos:
Sound Healing / Gong baths (every night)…
A sound bath is a group healing experience that uses gongs, bowls and voice to induce a meditative state making it possible for internal healing and insight to take place. The intention is to help balance the chakras, clear the mind and gently release stuck emotions and blocked energy that no longer serve us. Sounds healing can help reduces stress, increases sleep quality, unlock creativity, release endorphins and relieve anxiety and depression.
Self De-armouring and partnered De-armouring (DAY 1 & 2)
Have you experienced violence, been shamed, abandoned, manipulated or violated? Are you subject to negative thought-patterns or conditioning? Do you breathe shallowly, hold your breath or avoid sighing with sound? Over time such experiences, patterns and styles of breath create and augment what is referred to as body or muscular armour.
All of us carry around such armour which negatively affects our vagus nerve (vagal tone), hinders the flow of our life force or sexual energy and depresses our ability to connect and be vulnerable. De-armouring is a dynamic ancient modality that uses shaking or focused pressure (similar to acupressure or pressure pointing) to support the release of this armour and help rebalance our body.
For a visual example of external De-armouring I recommend watching these 2 videos:
Energetic Ecstatic Experience (DAY 3)
Originating from venerable systems of energy practices such as Reiki or Chi gong, an Energetic Ecstatic Experience (often described as a full body energy “orgasm”) is a way to deepen our connection with self and liberate our sexual / creative / life force energy. It is an intuitive based, dynamic process that activates our parasympathetic nervous system, strengthens our vagal tone (vagus nerve) and helps us reconnect with our energetic body. This once esoteric system is now considered a path towards expanded consciousness and method to reach profound states of pleasure and joy for all.
For a clear example, I invite you to watch these videos:
External Genital & Internal De-armouring - OPTIONAL - (DAY 4 & 5)
External genital and internal De-armouring are sacred modalities aimed at releasing armour or stored trauma in the inguinal / pubic region, i.e. the yoni (vagina), lingam (penis) and anus. Similar to external armour, when we experience sexual abuse (physical or emotional), shaming or suppression of our sexual desires or orientation, inner or external genital armour is created. This type of armour often presents itself in and around the genitals as sensation loss, muscle contraction, tension or restriction, or as a numb, dry, tender area. It can greatly affect our ability to experience orgasm, felt connection to our genitals, our creativity, self expression and ability to connect with our power. It is important to note that yoni, lingam or anus de-armouring is not a sexual massage.
*Note: both of these experiences are optional as we understand that some participants simply may not be ready to experience them …even if they are ‘Yes’ on arrival, this may change throughout the week . Meaning, if you are feeling unready to participate in these experiences there will be absolutely no pressure to participate and instead, you will be invited to go deeper into self de-armouring or external body de-armouring or the Energetic Ecstatic Experiences with another participant who feels similar.
Curious what a workshop/retreat looks like? Consider watching this short video: https://youtu.be/8X5gLyKo9E4
If you are pregnant, suffer from serious anxiety, depression or a diagnosed/undiagnosed mental disorder, have a heart condition, glaucoma or have recently had a major operation please inform us ahead of time. De-armouring & Energetic Ecstatic Experience’s are always done in pairs yet it is not necessary to come with a partner. Furthermore, both practices can be done with the same or opposite sex.
3 organic vegan meals a day.
...dinner on Thursday, June 11th
...breakfast, and light lunch on Wednesday, June 17th
Luxury accommodation, including sheets, blankets and towels. Maximum 2 people per room. All rooms have private bathrooms.
Thursday: Check-in between 14h and 16h. Opening circle at 16:30. Dinner at 18:00. 19:00-21:00 evening session.
Friday through Tuesday...
Mornings: movement & breathwork (everyday)
Afternoons: Self De-armouring (day 1), external body De-armouring (day 2), Energetic Ecstatic Experience (day 3), external genital de-armouring (day 4), internal de-armouring (day 5)
Evenings: sharing, sound healing (every night), ‘cultivate connection’ time
Wednesday: breathwork, sharing, closing circle, light lunch at 13:00. Check-out at 14:00
2 WAYS TO RESERVE:
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