December 4 - 11, 2021

Annette Knopp, Blue Spirit Co-founder

Return to the Ground of Being

Throughout our entire life – from birth to death, in moments of great joy or utter darkness – we are intimately connected with the Open Ground of Being. The Open Ground of Being is so unassumingly simple and ever-present that we tend to overlook and miss it. Innocent misunderstandings, personal conditioning and unresolved trauma, as well as looking at reality through the lens of our linear mind, make us believe that we are inherently deficient and separate from Love, Life or Spirit.

This retreat offers a sacred opportunity to see through the old trances of disconnect and gently undo our erroneous self-identities of being ‘not good enough’, insignificant or unlovable. Through a wise blend of meditation, experiential inquiries, compassionate community and tapping into the natural intelligence of our Heart and body, we gradually uncover what has been all along profoundly complete and whole.

Daily yoga (all levels) and conscious breathing are offered in support of deeper integration. During free time, participants can enjoy Blue Spirit’s white-sanded beach, swim in the Ocean or saltwater pool, unwind in the pristine presence of surrounding nature and nourish their body with Blue Spirit’s delicious and nutritious cuisine.

IMPORTANT: The nature of this retreat is mainly contemplative – and all participants need to be ready to observe silence for parts of this week, in order to lessen the distractions that stand in the way of deep insight and truly befriending ourselves.

Teacher Bio

With 30 years of exploration, Annette is seasoned guide in the realm of consciousness. As a meditation teacher, somatic counselor and shamanic practitioner she supports and mentors clients from all over the world in their unique journeys of awakening and transformation.
Favoring an integrative approach to spiritual awakening, Annette draws from a rich background of studies and practices of Buddhist meditation, Hindu Vedanta and cutting-edge Western psycho-spiritual integration. She is a full mesa carrier in a Shamanic lineage of the Peruvian Andes, a certified DARe-practitioner (somatic approach to repair relational trauma), ordained Wisdom Keeper and has been trained as a Yoga teacher in various traditions.

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