See our Current Offerings page for a full listing of all courses and events.
SPIRITUAL PRACTICE AND THE BRAIN
Led by Randall Hayes, Ph.D
Saturday, February 17, 9:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m.
Mind, heart, and body are an integrated system, as indicated by the 60s term “psychobiology,” before the more brain-centric label “neuroscience” took over the press. That pendulum of socially acceptable language is now swinging back, and there is much excitement about “integrative medicine,” using spiritual practices such as meditation, yoga, and prayer not just for stress relief but for the personal growth necessary to overcome conditions like trauma and addiction. This workshop will focus specifically on Stephen Porges’s PolyVagal Theory, which concerns the neural regulation of the gut, the heart, and the muscles of the face that we use for social communication. In addition to examining the model as an intellectual construct, we will exercise these different circuits and determine their effects on our emotional states, first-hand.
BREATH AS A PATHWAY TO PRESENCE: AN INTRODUCTORY WORKSHOP TO TRANSFORMATIONAL BREATH®
Led by Summer Estes, MA, NCC, LPC, Transformatinal Breath® Facilitators
Saturday, March 17, 1–4 p.m.
This workshop is designed to introduce both new and experienced participants to a powerful modality called Transformational Breath®. We will create a safe space for participants to experience the physical, emotional, and spiritual benefits of breath work, and work with our three centers of intelligence: body, heart and mind. Conscious connected breathing practices are an ancient path for creating fertile ground from which the wisdom of our heart can arise. This one-day, experiential workshop is limited to 14 participants.
BREATHING BEYOND GRIEF: A WEEKEND INTENSIVE
Led by Tony Castle and Jennifer Gronbach of The Clearing Center, Transformational Breath® facilitator Summer Estes, LPC, and others
Friday, Feb. 9–Sunday, Feb. 11, Haw River State Park in the lovely Heron's Roost Retreat Building, Browns Summit, NC
This weekend workshop is for those who find themselves struggling with how to integrate wounds related to unresolved grief. This can look like disappointments in life, losing a job or a loved one, or those struggling with anxiety, depression, or physical pain. It is also a great retreat for those who feel stuck in life or those who feel they are “fine” but know they could be living a more joy filled life.
Move Beyond Prolonged Grief
• Improve your capacity for happiness
• Powerful processes to empower and equip
• Learn how to move beyond the pain of the past and take away two powerful techniques to empower you to move forward and regain your joy in this weekend intensive!
Unresolved grief and a buildup of clutter within can cause physical pain, drive our decisions and directly affect our capacity for joy. Through writing, communication, and Transformational Breath® work we begin to clear prolonged grief and release its effects from the body. Most people tell you to move on but don’t tell you how... Learn how in this powerful weekend.
Cost: $375; includes two lunches and snacks
Lodging available - please call us at 336-544-1225 if you wish to register for weekend workshop including lodging
*$520 should a participant decide to stay at Haw River in a room for two nights (includes meals)
*$475 should two participants decide to share a room for two nights (includes meals)
SERVANT LEADERSHIP WEEKEND
Led by The Rev. Gregory Farrand, David Bollt of Relational Yoga, and Summer Estes, LPC and Certified Transformational Breath® facilitator
Friday, May 18–Sunday, May 20, Greensboro, NC (Location to be announced)
Friday, May 18, 6–9 p.m.
Saturday, May 19, 9 a.m.–5 p.m. (lunch included)
Sunday, May 20, 9 a.m.–1 p.m. (lunch included)
Servant Leadership offers a fresh, practice-oriented path of Christian spirituality for the 21st century, connecting our faith with our everyday life by blending the inward journey of prayer, presence, and personal transformation with the outward journey of love-in-action and sacred service in the world. In this course, we will step into the paradigm shift at the heart of Jesus’ proclamation of the Kingdom of God, connecting this to the paradigm shift currently unfolding in contemporary science and cosmology.
We will introduce the three central practices of Servant Leadership: Communion, Compassion, and Co-Creation, designed to awaken and open the deeper intelligence of the mind, heart, and body. We understand the shift from a dualistic, ego-centered consciousness to a more unitive consciousness, flowing from this three-centered knowing, to be a practical way of “putting on the mind of Christ.”
Cost: Early bird rate $275 (register by April 1); Regular rate is $350 after April 1; rates include two lunches
Enrollment limited to 20 participants