Somatic Stretch and Fractal Anatomy Southwestern France

Releasing Pain, Renewing Pleasure

May 22-26, 2021

Where Mary Magdalene has been revered and celebrated for centuries.

Where the Church is the land and your Body is the Temple.

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Somatic Stretch® and Fractal Anatomy

In the warmth of this ancient land, we will explore the Fractal nature of our anatomy, unwind tensions, release pain syndromes, and sing. If there are physical issues you have not been able to get a handle on, this retreat will change your ability to renew movement and ease in stubborn places. It is also a beautiful retreat for renewal and rejuvenation for anyone wanting to learn new ways to stretch without strain, and increase flexibility and sensory awareness in the Body and Mind.

Beautiful Food

Food is an integral part of retreat. The Eastern medicines have always known that how we digest our thoughts is directly related to how we digest our food. Throughout the retreat, this awareness arises naturally as part of our exploration. 

Our personal, French chef will be creating our meals from locally grown food. Full vegetarian, allergy aware fare to keep us nourished throughout our retreat. 

Beautiful Earth

This is not a stock photo;). Our homestead of ancient stone settles amidst rolling hills and lavender, where we will be lounging poolside between classes and meals. 

...with beautiful sleeping accommodations, and vistas overlooking the French countryside.

Beautiful Health

We will be learning about the stretch reflex and how we can move so little, and yet gain so much in even the short span of a moment.  Learning Somatic Stretch® gives us tools to bring home to help you transition through pain syndromes, to fluidity and ease. 

Frozen shoulder? Low back pain? neck and shoulder tension? Digestive issues? Sciatica? We will be covering your specific challenges, change the way you feel and give you techniques to take home so you can keep yourself moving in a pain-free direction! 

Frequently Asked Questions

This workshop is for individuals who have had pain they have not been able to find solutions for, or for those who want to amplify their health through gentle stretch, learn how to ease their own aches and pains and bring this knowledge and inner awareness back home into their daily lives.

It is for those interested in cosmological geometry and curious what this has to do with your nervous system, muscles and health. 

This retreat is also for trainees to hone their skills and gain greater confidence in their own personal practice, or gain more training towards certification as a Somatic Stretch® teacher.

If you can sit on the floor, you can do these exercises! Once you learn how to relate to the stretch reflex you will be amazed how little you need to move to expand flexibility and increase blood flow so radically!

If you are very flexible you will gain deeper insight into patterns that protect you, areas you didn't realise were hiding and how you can align and move energy even more easily through your body to improve health. 

To learn more about Somatic Stretch® click here. 

We will be covering;

In depth understanding of the stretch reflex. This is the core teaching of Somatic Stretch® ~ re-educating the mind to recognize the point in movement where flexibility can greatly increase without strain. Understanding the role of postural alignment is emphasized once the essentials of the stretch reflex are covered, and both are integrated into a full, somatic awareness for each individual by the week’s end.

* We will be learning about Fractal Anatomy, how to see the geometric structure of the nervous system to witness core tension patterns in the body. This helps us to understand how the nervous system and our emotions play a part in our tension responses, and how to access this for better health results. 

We will learn how to read tension patterns in bodies to better understand a students process, giving us insight into what we are holding and where, what we are ready to release and what will take some time, and how best to move through that territory. This is a fun class where you get to give and receive deeper information about the bodies of you and your classmates, helping each other to work with your own patterning - or those of your students if you teach - so much more. 

*Emotional response and release is often part of the process of letting physical pain go. This can happen and these emotions are held in a safe space where one person’s vulnerability actually affects and releases tension in other participants – it’s all part of an alchemy you don’t need to prepare for or be nervous about. Anything that happens in these retreats happen with a lot of ease and less stress than you can imagine. Even ‘anti-group people’ who come with concerns about meeting other humans leave happy! One such student emailed me after a retreat and said,

“I feel so crazy blessed to have met so many wonderful people and  shared so much deep emotion, the likes of which I have never experienced before… “

* We will be learning a lot about trigger point work/acupuncture points you can do on yourself to work with your specific issue, as well as how to begin understanding how to help others by using particular points that unlock significant areas holding tension.

For those interested in a more comprehensive study between Western and Eastern medical systems and Fractal Anatomy you can learn more through the free, short videos online on my webpage here. 

This retreat has a very special addition of beautiful kirtan music with Adam Bauer that will be woven throughout the retreat with morning sounds and evening wind downs. Get ready to dive into the depths of resonance as you heal and learn about those hard to get to places in your body.

Those coming for their own personal reboot, or daily auditors of the courses are free to design their own time around our schedule. You can learn as much or as little as you feel called to, and relax the rest of the time.

May 22: Retreat begins: Dinner gathering early evening 7:30 pm with evening kirtan

May 23: 

7:00 – 8:00 am: Morning Meditation (always optional)

8:00 – 9:00 : Breakfast

9:00 – 10:15 : Welcoming circle and introductions

10:30 – 12:30 : Stretch class – stretch reflex integration

12:30 – 2:30 : Lunch and free time

2:30 – 4:30 : The Anatomy of Posture and full stretch class working with your specific issues

4:30 – 5:00 : Break

5:00 – 6:00 : Body reading and tension pattern busting

6:30 : Dinner and personal time with optional meditation and kirtan evenings with Adam. 

May 24: 

7:00 – 8:00 am: Morning Meditation

8:00 – 9:00 : Breakfast

9:00 – 10:15 : Integrations/check in

10:30 – 12:30 : Stretch class

12:30 – 2:30 : Lunch and personal time

2:30 – 4:30 : Fractal Anatomy and Geometry of Healing discussion and experience

4:30 – 5:00 : Break

5:00 – 6:00 : Voice meditation

6:15 – 8:15 : Dinner and personal time

8:30 – 9:30 : Fractal Anatomy film

May 25: 

7:00 – 8:00 am: Morning Meditation

8:00 – 9:00 : Breakfast

9:00 – 10:15 : Integrations/Check in

10:30 – 12:30 : Stretch Class

12:30 – 2:30: Lunch 

2:30 – 4:30: Stretch class

4:30 – 5:00 : Break

5:00-6:00: Points  to use for specific conditions on yourself or others

6:00 – 8:00 : Dinner and personal time

8:30-9:30 – final evening kirtan and closing events

May 26:

7:00 – 8:00 am: Morning Meditation

8:00 – 9:00 : Breakfast

Departure by ten a.m

Early bird price for all organic meals, accommodation, classes, kirtan and transport to and from Carcassonne or Tolouse airport:  

Early bird price before March 31, 2002: $1989 USD

After March 31: $2189 USD

Due to the coronavirus concerns, all bookings MUST be made by April 20, 2020. 

 Refund policy: 

Your deposit is $497 and is refundable minus a $125 administration fee up to 60 days before your retreat. If you cancel your booking less than 8 weeks out: 

- Cancellation 2 weeks or less before due arrival date, 0% refund

- Cancellation 2 to 4 weeks before due arrival date, 25% refund less deposit

- Cancellation 4 to 8 weeks before due arrival date, 50% refund less deposit

- Cancellation more than 8 weeks before due arrival date, 100% refund less $125 of deposit. 

Full payment is due 35 days before the start of the retreat: Full payment due by April 20, 2020. 

 

This lineage of work has come from my Grandfather (the herbalist and massage therapist), to my mother (the famous dancer), to me (shiatsu therapist, teacher, researcher and founder of Neural Resonance Therapy®). 

 We eradicate the 'goal' of where you think you're 'supposed' to be, and start from where you are comfortable - and we stay there. No reaching, no stress and above all - no pain! This work is what I call 'the path of least resistance' and the path of most pleasure. 

We approach the stretch reflex in a way that is not found in other work that I have been able to find in a 30 year career in the Somatic field. 

This means you reach MUCH less and acquire so much more, therefore you can eradicate any thoughts of how you 'can't stretch', or you 'don't like to', or it hurts, because this work transforms your relationship with your body. This is why I am so dedicated to focussing on retreats as leaving home, dropping in and spending time in an environment conducive to healing is where this work takes only a few days but feels like you've worked through issues you've had for years. 

Somatic Stretch® and these retreats are also focussed specifically on YOUR physical issues so that you leave with a solid understanding of how to approach your body and work with the tension patterns you are inhabiting that are causing the problem.

To learn more about Somatic Stretch® and the reflex, click here.

ADDED BRILLIANCE for this retreat

Beautiful Music

An International Kirtan Walla you will love, Adam Bauer's music brings with it a resonance of true Healing. We are lucky to have him at this retreat to bring us morning inspiration, evening peacetime, and some deepening melodies to the stretch. 

Listen here!

...AND OF COURSE

Beautiful Expansion through Somatic Stretch®

A family lineage from grandfather to mother to Meredith, I will be leading us into the refined regions where easy movement meets its first edge, and carry us into the realms of open, easy engagement.

We will weave our way through an understanding of our own fractal anatomy, and learn how to move so little, and accomplish so much. 

Myth #1: I need to be flexible to do this!

This is what you come here for! The secret is the stretch reflex, which you will learn to embody so that you can bring home new insights into your own patterning, inside and out, and create some serious strides in really amping up your health and flexibility. If you can sit on the floor, you can do this amazingly easily! "How did I move so little and gain this much flexibility"! - is a common phrase at our retreats.

Myth #2: Flexible people don't need to do this!

The inner sanctum of where you move easily can lead you to places you've never felt before. This draws you into the interior, to listen to the impulses of our nervous system that express themselves in rays of geometry that guide us to deeper insight and expansion. There is a whole world of exploration you will not have known before you experience this work.

BONUS JOURNEY

A day tour for those who can't bear to leave...

For those wishing to stay an extra night in town rather than fly home quite yet, we will be traveling to Rennes-le-Chateau the afternoon of our final day, to learn about the mystery of this ancient storyland. Additional cost applies. 

Somatic Stretch® classes

This technique, handed down and refined into a method through three generations, uses the stretch reflex to radically improve flexibility and tension release, which results in an ability to alleviate pain and increase bounce!

Click here to learn more about Somatic Stretch. 

An Idyllic Homebase

Our location in Mournac is ideally located in the heart of Magdalene country. An extra afternoon after the retreat is offered for those who want to stay in town and explore the next day. 

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Fractal Anatomy and the Geometry of Healing

We will be learning how joints are fractal and how we can help our shoulders and hips - not to mention everything else! You don't need to be a therapist to understand it, or use it in a way that truly empowers your ability to self heal. 
Click here to learn more about Fractal Anatomy

All inclusive

Transport to and from Toulouse airport; Accommodation for four nights; All meals; Three days of body re-vamping classes, daily kirtan, live music, and joyful embodiment; Early Bird before March 1st: $1,989 USD Sleepy Bird after March 1st: $2189 USD

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