Solstice Intuition & Healing Retreat

SunMountain Retreat Center

Manitou Springs, Colorado

June 19 - 22, 2020

Are you feeling tired and depleted? Stressed, depressed or anxious? Do you struggle with chronic pain or chronic illness? Are you a caregiver who needs to recharge? Take time out in an idyllic setting during the Summer Solstice weekend to connect to the dawning light of wisdom and luxuriate in restful practices to awaken your inner intuitive healer! The summer solstice is a day when feminine and masculine energies (Ha-Tha, Shiva-Shakti) are perfectly balanced, which gives us access to the full spectrum of our intuitive power and the wellspring of nourishing and healing resources that reside deep in us.

 

Led by somatic psychotherapist and certified ParaYoga and ParaYoga Nidra teacher Inge Sengelmann, this restorative retreat is designed to access your deepest intuitive wisdom and awaken the innate healing properties residing in your body, mind and heart. We will begin our retreat by congregating on Friday morning in nearby Black Forest (outside Colorado Springs) for an introductory equine assisted process led by somatic psychotherapist Susanne Hays, where we will have a boxed lunch before moving to the SunMountain Center retreat historic lodges in the resort city of Manitou Springs, in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains. Together, we will create a quiet oasis of peace, healing and safe community. Only 12 participants will be accepted.

Your days will be filled with meditative asana practices, restorative yoga and nightly Yoga Nidra for healing. Yoga is the state of union between body, mind and spirit.  It is also the state of mind where thoughts cease, and you can access infinite resources, tap into deeper wisdom and achieve ultimate wholeness. We will use gentle movement, breathing exercises, restorative poses and deep relaxation along with self-inquiry, writing, artistic expression and chanting Sanskrit mantras to help you access these deeper states of your being. You will be introduced to a deeply healing mantra called the Maha Mrtjunjaya mantra, which eradicates the sources of suffering.

The cost of your retreat will include comfortable accommodations in quad, double or single rooms; 3 facilitated group activities per day;  3 daily delicious organic, vegetarian, and seasonally-healing meals—starting with dinner on the first day and ending with lunch on the last day. You will also get one two-hour pass to the center’s soaking hot springs at SunWater Spa. Spa services such as massages and facials will be available for an extra charge. You will also have enough free time to hike in nearby trails and enjoy quiet self-reflection to integrate what you are learning.

 

Private consultations with Inge or Susanne during your free time would need to be scheduled in advance and incur an additional cost. If you wish to extend your stay at the retreat center or arrive early, we can inquire with the retreat center.

COST: Click Book Online  Find Retreats Tab (3 different options based on accommodations)

$300 deposit required by 1/31/2020 to reserve your space; early bird discounts by 3/15/2020;

final regular payment due on 5/01/2020; additional discounts available for social services or non-profit agency workers*

 

$ 965/pp quad accommodations; $865 if you pay balance after deposit before 3/15/2020

$1,065/pp double accommodations; $965 if you pay balance after deposit before 3/15/2020

$1,495/pp single accommodations; $1,395 if you pay balance after deposit before 3/15/2020

 

*ask about additional discounts if you belong to one of these groups

Tentative Retreat Schedule

Friday, June 19, 2020

 

9:30 am Meet at Susanne Hays’ barn in Black Forest, CO

9:45 am Introductions and instructions for equine assisted process

10:00-12:30 Equine assisted process (3 persons/1 horse/1 assistant)

12:30-1:30 Lunch

1:30-2:30 Process insights from equine assisted process

2:30-3:30 Transfer to SunMountain Center

3:30-4:30 Check-in and rest

4:30-6:00 Orientation to weekend and brief meditation

6:00-7:00 Dinner

7:30-8:30 Restorative Savasana/Yoga Nidra for Healing

 

Saturday, June 20, 2020

 

6:00 am Sanskrit prayers of the tradition and personal meditation (optional)

7:30-8:30 Breakfast

9:30-11:00 Yoga practice and meditation w/ self-inquiry reflection

12:00-1:00 Lunch

1:00-4:00 Free time to walk/soak in hot springs

4:30-6:00 Writing and expressive arts process; learn Maha Mrtjunjaya Mantra

6:00-7:00 Dinner

7:30-8:30 Restorative Savasana/Yoga Nidra for Healing

 

Sunday, June 21, 2020

 

6:00 am Sanskrit prayers of the tradition and personal meditation (optional)

7:30-8:30 Breakfast

9:30-11:00 Yoga practice and meditation w/ self-inquiry reflection

12:00-1:00 Lunch

1:00-4:00 Free time to walk/soak in hot springs

4:30-6:00 Writing and expressive arts process; learn Maha Mrtjunjaya Mantra

6:00-7:00 Dinner

7:30-8:30 Restorative Savasana/Yoga Nidra for Healing

 

Monday, June 22, 2020

 

6:00 am Sanskrit prayers of the tradition and personal meditation (optional)

7:30-8:30 Breakfast

9:30-11:00 Restorative Yoga, Yoga Nidra for Healing, self-reflection exercise and share healing intentions you take home 

11:00 am Check-out, you will receive a boxed lunch

Teacher Bios

Inge Sengelmann is a certified ParaYoga teacher whose passion is to help people embody their divinity through yoga, the mindful union of body, breath and consciousness. Her classes offer a gentle, enlivening flow combining asana (poses) with pranayama (breath and energy work) followed by deep relaxation and meditation. The focus is to harness prana, the lifeforce, to create balance, promote healing and, ultimately, awaken to the inner teacher. Inge also is trained and certified by Judith Hanson Lasater as a Relax and Renew restorative yoga teacher, and in ParaYoga Nidra, the practice of enlightened sleep, or the sleep of awakening.  Inge came to ParaYoga, a Himalayan tantric hatha yoga system, after many years of spiritual seeking in order to deepen her meditation practice. She found so much more: a beloved and trusted teacher, a deep connection to the divine, a sense of belonging to an ancient lineage, the fellowship of like-minded spiritual seekers, and restored physical vitality that had been depleted by cancer treatment. She is most grateful to have been initiated into the Sri Vidya lineage by her teacher Yogarupa Rod Stryker. In addition to teaching yoga and meditation, Inge is a licensed clinical psychotherapist and Somatic Experiencing® Practitioner who specializes in the treatment of disorders of extreme stress. She promotes a practice of embodied psychology and embodied spirituality. You can find Inge online at www.embodyyourlife.org and on OMstars, the yoga network, www.omstars.com

As a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Susanne Hays provides counseling services for adults, children, couples, and families. Her background as a Therapeutic Riding Instructor enables a holistic approach to counseling that includes modalities such as equine-assisted therapy, art and sand therapy and other expressive arts approaches that help with insight and trauma processing. She has worked in an inpatient treatment facility, and has experience with PTSD, Combat-PTSD, Chemical Dependence, and Adoptions/Foster Care. According to Susanne, trauma resides in the body, therefore therapies that go beyond talk help trauma integrate (being able to talk about events without getting distressed) so we can overcome depression, anxiety, panic attacks, self-medication, or physical problems. Find her online at https://www.pegasus-healingtrauma.com/

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