Slowing Down and Befriending Your self in Troublesome Instances


Expensive Good friend,

Registration is now open for The Deep Relaxation Retreat: Slowing Down and Befriending Your self in Troublesome Instances, which can happen from 4-9 September at Dawn Ranch in Loveland, Colorado. Registrations will likely be taken within the order they’re acquired. For extra data or to register, please go to the retreat web site.


For the final decade, JEFF FOSTER a religious instructor whose private journey by means of suicidal disgrace and despair led him to the invention of nonduality (wholeness), and MATT LICATA, a depth-oriented psychotherapist who has spent the final 25 years on the intersection of meditative consciousness, emotional therapeutic, and shadow integration, have been having a dynamic ongoing dialog about radically re-envisioning spirituality and the journey of therapeutic: as a full and brave embrace of our susceptible humanness.

In assembly and dealing with hundreds of seekers of fact all around the globe at retreats and in non-public classes, and thru their private conversations and life explorations, they’ve uncovered one thing very valuable, a sacred jewel of interior peace and aliveness amidst the noise and mess of on a regular basis life. They’re inviting you to affix them within the stunning Rocky Mountains of Colorado for 5 days of relaxation, exploration, play, discovery, presence, and compassion.

Weaving collectively the knowledge of the meditative traditions and the emotionally-attuned and shadow-sensitive approaches of depth psychology, Matt and Jeff will share with you a easy but radical and maybe life-changing invitation, one in every of true friendship: with our ideas and emotions, with our our bodies and minds, with one another, with our joys and sorrows, with our deepest interior life.


Has your life turn out to be an countless ‘self-improvement challenge’? After years of engaged on your self, meditation, remedy, religious searching for and making an attempt to “quiet your thoughts” or “lose your ego”, do you continue to really feel removed from the place you wished to be? Do you lengthy to decelerate, relaxation, come out of repetitive and exhausting pondering, and be deeply embraced, precisely as you’re?

The Deep Relaxation Retreat is an invite to slowness, simplicity, kindness and profound self-exploration. By aware consciousness, compassionate presence, and the therapeutic energy of affection, we are going to be taught – second by second – to “finish the interior struggle” with our ideas and emotions and to get up to the sacredness of our extraordinary lives. With their trademark gentleness and humour, Matt and Jeff deliver a robust core educating of Presence which lovingly dismantles disgrace at its very root and wakes us as much as the miracle of being alive.


Every day on the retreat you’ll relaxation in Presence with creator and religious instructor Jeff Foster, who will enable you drop out of your busy thoughts and join with the residing second, your physique and your emotions in his personal distinctive, playful, human approach. By heartfelt talks, restful guided mindfulness meditations, silence, private tales and sincere dialogues, he’ll remind you that you’re good and entire, precisely as you’re. He’ll enable you keep current and related with your self, it doesn’t matter what life throws at you.

Additionally, you will discover the alchemy of psychological and emotional integration with psychotherapist and creator Matt Licata, PhD, who will information you into the mysteries of the center with playfulness, humor, and compassion. Drawing on contemplative spirituality, the most recent psychological analysis, and the facility of the poetic creativeness, you’ll uncover the inherent knowledge buried in even your deepest ache, confusion, and longing.

Within the night there’ll normally be a dialogue on stage between Matt and Jeff, the place, by means of poetry, humor, dialog and private tales, they may discover the bottom of a loving, embodied, nondual Presence – the place the place spirituality and remedy come collectively, the House we by no means left – and the way the Divine expresses itself within the chaotic, candy, wonderful, sacred mess of our extraordinary lives. Often, throughout one or two nights on retreat, we could have a night of motion and music, which many discover deeply nurturing and supportive within the integration of the educating.

Within the area between conferences, you’re free to stroll, relaxation and play within the holding area of the Rocky Mountains, and revel in scrumptious and nourishing meals ready by professional cooks at Dawn Ranch, utilizing components grown domestically utilizing sustainable strategies, and served with love. Chances are you’ll spend time alone and in silence, or join and share along with your fellow retreatants… nonetheless your coronary heart guides you. We stay up for assembly you in Colorado!

Study extra concerning the retreat right here. 


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