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A 4 Day Retreat – Breath, Body & Sound in Nelson County, VA

CE Hours:   18 + open to the public
When:   Dec 28 @ 3:00 pm - Dec 31 @ 3:00 pm

Dec 28 @ 3:00 pm - Dec 31 @ 3:00 pm

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Hold your spot with a $100 deposit

“I’ve taken many trainings through the years.  Some courses for knowledge, some for contact hours and others for interest of content.  This breathwork actually breathed new life into me personally and my practice!  For anyone desiring an experience that leaves you wanting more, this is your class.”  Terry Spencer, MSW, LCSW, LMBT, CDP

“Profoundly transformative, peaceful and nourishing. Thank you for offering this life change work.”  G.W., Catonsville, Maryland

Date:  Saturday, December 28 at 3pm to Tuesday, December 31 at 3pm
NCBTMB CE’s:  18 and open to the public
Price:  Begins at $885 early registration before 11/13 + all-inclusive (accommodations, meals + training/retreat). Hold your spot with a $100 deposit.
Location: Sanctuary Retreat Center, 2610 Adial Rd, Faber (Nelson County), VA

This four day Breath, Body & Sound residential training and retreat is being held at Sanctuary Retreat Center situated in the foothills of the Shendandoah mountains in Nelson County, VA.  Sanctuary Retreat Center is a place created to return to wholeness, presence and peace.  Coupled with hands-on work, breathwork is one of the most effective ways to release tension and stress, reboot the nervous system and feel at home in the body. It’s one of the kindest and most necessary things we can do for ourselves and to teach our clients.

For the training and retreat description: click here

  • On-site Wellbeing services available (massage and bodywork, energy work, acupuncture, mental/emotional balancing)
  • Meals begin on Thursday at dinner and end Sunday at lunch
  • Woodland trails, comfortable accommodations and plenty of places for solitude
  • Come in a night early starting at $95* including meals
  • Spacious training schedule to include periods of integration
  • For more about Sanctuary Retreat Center, click here


What is breathwork?

As we navigate this evolving and uncharted world many are left with feelings of grief, loss and distress. Depression and anxiety are at all time high levels. The breathwork and meditative practices in this course work directly with the nervous system and provide skills and tools to find our way through the turbulence of this time.” Tracey J. Moon, LMBT

Many people don’t breathe properly due to stress, exhaustion, anxiety, depression and posture habits yet our breath is essential to living a happy and balanced life.  The breath is the most accurate and instantaneous mirror for how we feel, think and live.  By consciously connecting with the breath we regulate the nervous system and metabolize emotions in a more skillful way.  As we connect with the breath in this inspired way, we move towards more happiness in the heart, ease in the body and pleasure in life. Think of it as a reset to your body, mind and spirit moving more towards optimal mental, physical and spiritual health.  You will learn techniques that are restorative, freeing and enlivening.

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.

“One of, if not the best continuing education experience I’ve had in 20 years. I’ve taken the Ethics course & Breath, Body and Sound and will definitely be back for more. The unwavering presence and support of these instructors is nurturing and very tangible. So grateful to experience this high level of professionalism.”  L. Williamson, LMT

What is sound healing?

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.

“Breath, Body & Sound is a life changing experience.  Shedding layers in this supportive community is both healing and strength building.  I have explored many types of healing and this is the one that resonates most deeply.”  Caroline Mamoulides, LMBT, Raleigh, NC

What is the price for the 4-day retreat including accommodations and meals?

Pricing* is listed below and includes three meals daily beginning with dinner on Saturday and ending with lunch on Tuesday.  Single and double accommodations are available.  All rooms have full bathrooms sharing with one other room.  Note that our residential retreats usually fill early so please hold your spot with a deposit.

Couple (one queen bed), per person $885
Double room, per person (two twins), $895
Single, small room (twin bed), $1045 
Single, large room (two twin beds), $1150

*early registration price before 11/13

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.

Can I come in a day early or stay after the retreat?

Yes, when you register you will be able to add additional night(s), checking in on Friday, December 27 and/or departing on Wednesday, January 1.  Three meals daily are included with the extra night(s).  Cost* depends on your accommodations type and is listed below:

Couple, per person $95
Double, per person $100
Small Single, $155
Large Single, per person $175

*early registration price before 11/13

Will there be time in the schedule for exploring, hiking, wellness service or rest?

Yes, we have deliberately created the retreat schedule so that it allows ample time for to enjoy the woodland trails, schedule a wellness service or or rest.  Before or after the retreat, you may wish to explore the nearby Shenandoah National Park or nearby Charlottesville, VA.  Click here for a full menu of Wellbeing services at Sanctuary Retreat Center.

What are your COVID policies?

We are not requiring COVID vaccinations or masks for this in-person retreat.  We ask that prior to the retreat, you minimize your exposure to illness as an expression of care for the group.

I’m a massage therapist – can I receive continuing education hours for this retreat?

approved-providerYes. 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 to your contacts.

How do I get to there?

Sanctuary Retreat Center is located 30 miles outside of Charlottesville, VA and 3 hours southwest of Washington, DC.  Address is: 2610 Adial Rd, Faber, VA

I still have more questions, how do I get in touch with you?

Please write to one of the facilitators at Tracey at or Sharon at You can also call 919-907-0579.

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Dec 28 @ 3:00 pm
Dec 31 @ 3:00 pm
Event Category:
18 + open to the public


Sanctuary Retreat Center
2610 Adial Rd.
Faber, VA 22938