BUILDING FIRES RETREAT: GROUNDING THE NERVOUS SYSTEM THROUGH YOGA, BREATHWORK & TRE
Guided by Christopher Bourke and Leslie Stokman at Harmony Dawn Retreat Centre from the evening of Friday, Oct 25, to the afternoon of Sunday, Oct 27, 2019.
$390+hst by September 8$450+hst as of September 9
Payments will be split between QSY for facilitation and Harmony Dawn for accommodation. Click below to make payment 1 of 2 to QSY ($150+hst by Sept 8 or $210+hst as of Sept 9). We will email you with instructions for making payment 2 of 2 to Harmony Dawn ($240+hst).
Gather together for a weekend of grounding movement, restful sleeps, nature walks, and reflection. Explore equanimity and refuge within yourself and solidarity in community. Through the practices of yoga, breathwork, and TRE, we will support our bodies' innate capacity to heal the effects of stress, overwhelm, big transitions, and long-held physical tension. Connect to a deep experience of restoration and discover ways to integrate these practices into your daily life. Everything is optional, because sometimes you just need to sleep in, be alone, or spend some time with a good book. Join Chris and Leslie for daily practice on the cushion and the mat, contemplative tea by the fireplace, nourishing meals, and probably a lot of laughing.
Chris Bourke and Leslie Stokman both completed their Yoga Teacher Training in 2016 at Queen Street Yoga. They bring a shared passion for and understanding of the nervous system, therapeutic movement, and trauma-aware teaching. Chris and Leslie combine their professional training and personal practices to access the insight that is revealed through embodied mindfulness and purposeful self-reflection, and carry that wisdom into their daily lives and teachings.
TRE stands for Tension/Trauma Release Exercises and is a mind-body integration and healing modality. TRE elicits innate neurogenic tremors and works with our nervous system to both ease tension in the physical body and better regulate our emotional-physiological state. TRE is a self-help tool that is simple to learn, but offers the opportunity for complex, deep, and life-long transformation. Individuals who are interested in learning more about TRE can get information here or book an individual session with Leslie, a certified TRE Provider, in advance of the retreat.
Harmony Dawn is a beautiful, comfortable retreat centre atop a meadowy hill that overlooks Rice Lake. It is surrounded by 50 acres of rolling meadows and healing forest, with many walking trails. Built with environmental impact and healing energies in mind, Harmony Dawn is entirely self-sustaining with renewable energy and was voted one of the greenest buildings in Canada. Because the Centre is off the grid, there is a calm and quiet to the building and surrounding natural area that is deeply rejuvenating. Owners Nicola and Andy’s vision is to provide an ideal environment for self transformation and renewal, as well as giving guests the experience of a greener, more sustainable and attainable future. Facilities include a cozy gathering space, a beautiful dining room overlooking the woods, a bright practice room, clean high-efficiency bathrooms, comfortable dorm-style sleeping quarters, and delicious vegetarian food by Nicola, chef and co-founder of Harmony Dawn.
Read all the details on our website.