“One of the most profoundly transformative, peaceful and nourishing retreats. Thank you for offering this life change work.” G.W., Catonsville, Maryland
Date: 10am Friday, October 2nd – 4pm Sunday, October 4th (check-in begins Thursday, October 1st at 5pm)
NCBTMB CE’s: 18 and open to the public
Price: $375 early registration price + 3 nights accommodations and meals ($300) = $675 all-inclusive early registration price before 8/18
This three day training is being held at Akasha Retreat Center just north of Crozet and northwest of Charlottesville, VA in the foothills of the Shenandoah Mountains. Experience a CE training and retreat amidst nature that will nourish your body, mind and soul.
For the training and retreat description: click here
The breath is the most accurate and instantaneous mirror for how we feel, think and live. By consciously connecting with the breath through a safe and gentle process, we are updating these feelings, thoughts and physical sensations to live with more happiness, ease and pleasure in life. Think of it as a re-boot to your body, mind and spirit when the “system” is sluggish or not functioning optimally.
The benefits of breathwork can include: more clarity, reduced anxiety and depression, increased stress-resilience, increased energy, feelings of more ease and flow in life, decreased physical pain, heightened insight, awakened presence, expanded sense of connection with self and others.
Everything in the universe is in a constant state of vibration, including every bone, tissue, organ and cell in our body. When we are in a state of sound health, all of our body parts are vibrating harmoniously at their optimal or resonant frequency. When our vibration is not in sync with our optimal frequency we can feel out of sorts, imbalanced and depleted. Shamanic sound healing can help bring your vibration back into resonance, thus allowing you to enjoy a state of relaxation, reduced anxiety and tension, and a boost to the immune system.
Do I have a choice of accommodations?
This is a small retreat center with space for 13 on-site. There are shared accommodations, with each room having two twin beds. If you would prefer to camp, the all-inclusive price is $599 and you will have to register us by email rather than our online registration system. Check-in is as early as 5pm on Thursday and checkout check out Sunday afternoon after the training.
Can I room with someone I know?
Yes. When you register please let us know that you are attending with someone and that you would like to share a room with them. If you are coming to the alone and would like shared accommodations, we will pair you with a same-gender roommate.
Yes. Chef Nate Campbell will be joining us from Baltimore, Maryland to provide healthy, thoughtfully sourced and nourishing meals during the training. Seven meals beginning with breakfast on Friday and ending with lunch on Sunday are included in your accommodations and meals fee. If you have any allergies or serious dietary restrictions please let us know in advance.
Yes, we have deliberately created the retreat schedule so that it allows ample time for to enjoy a hike, lay in a hammock or rest. Before or after the retreat, you may wish to explore the nearby Shenandoah National Park or nearby Charlottesville, VA.
I’m a massage therapist – can I receive continuing education hours for this retreat?
Yes. Breath, Body & Sound is NCBMTB Approved and massage therapists will receive 18 CE hours. You will receive a certificate of completion at the end of the retreat to submit to your state licensing board or for recertification with the NCBTMB.
What should I bring?
You will receive a welcome email after registering with a list of what to bring. This email arrives within 24-48 hours of your registration. If you didn’t receive it, please check your spam box and add the email email@example.com to your contacts.
The retreat center is located about 30 minutes northwest of Charlottesville, VA in Crozet at 6656 Mountain Light Place. The retreat center does not recommend using a GPS, as service can drop off close to the center but instead printing directions. For directions, click here to access Akasha’s website.
I still have more questions, how do I get in touch with you?
Please write to one of the facilitators at Tracey at firstname.lastname@example.org or Sharon at email@example.com. You can also call 919-907-0579.