Valle de Bravo, Mexico: Form & Formless Transformation Retreat
Facilitated by Roman Hanis and Cynthia Robinson
April 18 - 21, 2019
Ancestral Wisdom to Unlock Your Infinite Potential
This retreat explores the theoretical and experiential groundwork of the shamanic transformation and healing process, drawing intercultural bridges between various indigenous cultures of the world. With the support of indigenous Dreamwork perspectives, Jungian transpersonal and Buddhist psychologies, Primordial Breathwork and sacred geometry, we start remembering the universal language of evolutionary healing expressed throughout the world’s ancient cultural wisdom. While the wisdom of all ancestral traditions is sacred, in this retreat we focus mainly on Amazonian, Andean, and Tibetan living wisdom lineages with the support of several Chinese and Hindu practices which the facilitators have studied and benefited from personally.
In this retreat we focus on grounding into these indigenous wisdom traditions with the foundational daily practices that consciously bring balance and stability to each of our hero’s journeys towards the freedom of unlimited potential. Cultivating living wisdom through skillful means of ancestral practices, intentional engagement of heart presence, music/song circles, healthy nourishment and body movement allows for steady steps in the here and now to dream awake the evolutionary purpose of every moment.
The practices in this retreat were shared with Roman Hanis and Cynthia Robinson directly by the elder holders of the ancient lineages from the Amazonian tribes of Ashuar, Whitoto and Yahua, Andean Incan descendants, Q’ero and Quechua people as well as Tibetan Lamas from the traditions of Karma Kagyu, Bonpo Dzogchen, Nyingma and Gelugpa and have been practiced in this format since 2001. The practices you’ll learn in this retreat are transmitted as distinct “Waves”, each uniquely complementing the ancestral principle of reciprocity and synergy of life. They’re progressive stages of maturation in the individual’s river of consciousness as we remove all blockages that cause separation from the limitless ocean of divine intelligence. These practices include:
Wave of Remembering: Through remembering, we learn how to release tensions and emotional charges in the form of fears, inhibitions, repressed emotions and traumas from the past, while simultaneously awakening the unconditional primordial essence as a cause for timeless well-being.
Wave of Dreaming: With the help of Jungian transpersonal psychology, indigenous dreaming perspectives, and sacred geometry, we can remember the universal language of evolutionary healing.
Wave of Wind Breath: Each day we will embark on an experiential journey through a cathartic Breathwork practice that blends Amazonian and Tibetan traditions. This practice is a deeply meditative, heart-activating and potentially cathartic experience that revives the cellular memory of the whole organism. Breathwork sessions are accompanied by ceremonial cacao.
Wave of Process-Oriented Symptomatic Dance: This shamanic healing modality intuitively follows the organism’s symptoms to their origin of the dreaming language and supports us to disentangle the knots of conditioning at their root.
$350-500 USD sliding scale
Healthy organic vegan food will be provided.
Option 1: Indoor camping in the temple. Please bring anything you will need to be comfortable (sleeping pad, sleeping bag, pillow, etc.)
Option 2: Outdoor camping in your personal tent. Again, please bring everything you will need to be comfortable.
Terms & Refund Policy
- We accept deposits via credit card which are made during the online application process. If you are not accepted to join for the program, your payment will be fully refunded. Your remaining balance is to be submitted in cash (USD) on the first day of the program.
- Your deposit is non-refundable but if you cancel 6 weeks prior to the program start date, we can transfer your deposit to a future program minus a 10% admin fee.
- For cancellations within 6 weeks of the start date, payments are non-refundable and will only be transferable to a future program if we can fill your place in the retreat. We will try our best to do so.
- The contribution is non-refundable and non-transferable once the program begins.
- We reserve the right to cancel this retreat if our minimum number of participants is not met 2 weeks prior to the start date. All payments will be fully refunded if the program is canceled.
Roman Hanis has been working closely with the indigenous Peruvian cultures in the Amazonian rainforest and Andean mountains since 2001. During this time he has devoted this life to learning the ancient healing ways of these cultures while seeking possibilities for creating ecological sources of sustenance for local populations and working to preserve the rainforest and its spiritual heritage of sacred medicinal plants. Seeing the vital role that ancient cultural…
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Since childhood, Cynthia Robinson has had a deep love for nature and natural healing. She always knew she would devote her life in service to the healing of people and the planet. Cynthia got her BA at the University of Michigan School of Art and Design with a focus in Design, Communication and Creative Problem Solving. After graduation, she pursued her passion to bring deeper values for nature and humanity…
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