Join Letecia Garcia, MA, NBCC, CISTT, RYT, and Tara Elliot, MA, LPC, CSAT, CCTP II, RYT 500, in a perennial healing experience that inspires empowerment, connection, and balance through all seasons of life. This comprehensive and therapeutic intensive experience unites you and a small, intimate group of attendees with a plethora of sacred relational arts and practices inspired by each of the elements. To learn more about your facilitators and the values that inform the creation of this retreat, please visit their pages linked below.
Our goal is to immerse you in experiences that empower you to discover the cycles of the natural world within yourself and integrate a more connected, cyclical, and process-oriented way of life.
Our Cosmic Container: March 21 – March 24, 2024
Healing Through the Elements™ opens in the sacred space between the Spring Equinox (Lunar Eclipse) and the first Full Moon of Spring, also known as the Worm Moon by Indigenous people of the North-West hemisphere. This potent time was intentionally chosen to imbue your entire experience with the freshly awakening energy in the natural world and the full moon’s invitation to manifest and ignite your intentions for an abundant season of growth ahead. We will be reawakening together — moving from Late Winter to Early Spring — accompanied and in step with the flora and fauna of our beautiful world. From this place, we invite in the energy of wild, boundless possibility instinctually unfolding each Spring in the world around us.
Intensive Experience Outline:
We begin Healing Through the Elements™ on Thursday evening with nurturing our bodies through sharing our first meal as a united group. We will then move into our opening ceremony together, set around a fire, under the Early Spring stars and a Waxing Gibbous Moon in Leo — supported by the element of Fire, our intensive experience will open with an energized and empowered spirit!
Friday & Saturday
Friday and Saturday offer full-day, tailored programming, inviting our united group into intimate practice and focus on two elements each day to cultivate an experience of each element that is integrated into the physical and subtle body utilizing the sacred relational arts and practices below. The Moon will move into the Earth sign of Virgo for the remainder of the experiences, supporting us as we integrate each of the elements into our bodies and cultivate an inner sense of curiosity and intuition to make the practices our own. We will commune in nature with each element, bringing our embodied experience of the elements to bear witness to each element in its natural state. Your experience will be immersive and intimate, calling to the multiplicity and strength inherent in our natural world that also lives and breathes within you.
On Sunday, we bring Healing Through the Elements™ to completion following our final shared meal together, uniting in our closing ceremony, and bringing intentional awareness to the unique state of being we collectively and individually cultivated by engaging intimately with each element. As we part, we will acknowledge and share the many ways that the elements manifest within us and in our shared world, fostering an enduring connection with the healing potential and power of each element that we now carry forward as we return to our places of home.
Sacred Relational Arts and Practices you are invited to experience:
- Element-inspired Yoga Sequences
- Heart Rhythm Meditation™
- Altar Creation
- Elemental Breathwork
- Ecstatic Dance
- Expressive Arts
- Fire Ceremony
- Instrument Circle
- Mantra Chanting
- Forest Bathing
- Community Sharing and Support
Each participant receives a companion binder with a myriad of practices to take home, space to engage in self-study, and recommended resources to deepen connection with the sacred elements beyond the intensive.
We hope you will trust us to be your companions through this timeless and transformational experience where intuition, inner strength, and community (as well as more than a bit of fun!) coalesce.
We look forward to seeing you in the Sun and Moon light of Spring 2024!
We welcome practitioners of all levels of Pranayama, Meditation, and Yoga to join us.
Space is intentionally limited to 12 participants to nurture an environment of safety and ensure an engaging, deep, inclusive, and comfortable environment for all.
Healing Through the Elements™ Intensive Tuition: $950
Payment Plans Available
To register for this program and select a payment plan that best suits you, please visit our website at https://www.integralholistichealing.com/healing-through-the-elements
Accommodations: Starting at $99/night
This price includes meals and lodging and is paid directly to the Himalayan Institute via the accommodations link above.