November 14 - 21, 2020

Annette Knopp, Blue Spirit Co-founder

Nature as an Ally - Finding Balance and your True Being

Nature has been a life-giving source to human beings since beginning-less times, and yet, we have abused her and become increasingly disconnected from her wisdom, medicine and beauty. When we learn to come into right relationship with Nature and the elements – earth, water, fire, air and space – we are stepping onto a powerful path of personal as well as collective healing and nondual awakening.

Drawing from the practical wisdom of various shamanic traditions, Indo-Tibetan meditation practices and modern Western somatic approaches to repair trauma, Annette invites us to take our rightful seat and assist in mending the great divide that keeps re-creating needless suffering within and outside of ourselves.
 
During our week together, we will immerse ourselves in…
• connecting with Nature on the level of form, energy and non-dual wisdom aspects
• identifying which of the elements offers us individually the right medicine to return to balance
• cutting through the mind’s discursive chatter and finding refuge in our True Being
• reclaiming the natural rhythms and intelligence of our Heart and Body
• feeding the Sacred and our intrinsic connection with all of life in ceremonies
• creating community that nourishes, holds and heals
• and daily yoga and conscious movement practices
 
During our free time we will enjoy Blue Spirit’s white-sanded beach, swim in the Ocean or saltwater pool, unwind in the pristine presence of surrounding nature and nourish our bodies with gourmet vegetarian cuisine. This retreat is open for beginning as well as seasoned meditators, yogis and anyone with a deep interest in living in wakeful, embodied connection.

SAMPLE RETREAT DAY
Morning
7:00 – 8:15    Yoga / Conscious Movement Practice
8:00 – 9:00   Breakfast Buffet
9:30 – 12:30   Group Session
12:30 – 1:30    Lunch Buffet

Afternoon
FREE TIME to rest, journal, swim, walk on the beach, learn surfing or receive individual body-work (optional)

Evening
6:00-7:15  Dinner Buffet
7:15-8:45  Group Session

Teacher Bio

With 30 years of exploration, Annette is seasoned guide in the realm of consciousness. As a meditation teacher, 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 in Indo-Tibetan meditation, Hindu Vedanta, and cutting-edge Western psycho-spiritual integration. She is a certified DARe-practitioner (somatic approach to repair relational trauma), a full mesa carrier in a Shamanic lineage of the Peruvian Andes and has been trained as a Yoga teacher in various traditions. Together with her husband, she opened the Blue Spirit retreat center in 2009.
www.thefreeheart.com
www.annetteknopp.com

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