New York Primordial Breathwork™ Immersion Retreat
Facilitated by Roman Hanis
September 23 - 26, 2022
Inside all of us, an original primordial state of peaceful loving kindness is always present, existing on the level of cellular memory. When we look deeply, beyond the veil of matter and mind, this state and the universal truth that accompany it are discovered to be embedded within us all. Given the psychosomatic sources of tension and disease, it is clear that an embodied practice is necessary for the process of transformation in order to re-integrate this state. In this retreat, we will be catalyzing this origional of being through Primordial Breathwork™, Qigong, Meditation, Creative/Artistic Expression, Music and Immersion in Nature.
Each day of the retreat we will engage in Primordial Breathwork™, a unique and cathartic breathwork practice inspired by the Amazon and Tibet ancestral lineages. This practice is often a deeply meditative, heart activating and transpersonal experience that revives the cellular memory of the whole organism and brings aspects of the past to the surface to be remembered and healed. Everyday we will go deeper into the breathwork, practicing for longer sets of time and integrating ceremonial cacao with the practice to enhance the body’s energy flow.
After each session integration will involve sharing circles, immersion in nature and creative expression of many forms (painting, dancing and music).
About our Amazonian/Tibetan Primordial Breathwork™ Practice:
This multidimensional practice rekindles your original connection with the essence of vitality by awakening inherently natural, higher vibrational frequencies of your organism. The practice also aids in the location and elimination of psychosomatic sources of disease, tensions, inhibitions and repressed emotions. Ancient, cathartic and healing breath patterns are applied throughout the ceremony, activating and purifying your primordial memory at the cellular level.
This ancient practice is somewhat similar to more recently developed methods, including the Rebirthing method by Leonard Ore, and Holotropic Breathwork, by Stanislav Grof. Primordial Breathwork™ however is rooted in living inter-generational wisdom , reﬂected in both Tibetan and Amazonian cultures as a conduit of experiential insight into the nature of existence. Another distinct benefit of this practice is the synchronization of the breath via awareness, sound, drumbeat and cyclical rhythm, which ultimately reveals the pulse of life force in nature to be an infinitely diverse and uniﬁed consciousness.
The cosmology and the theoretical background of this practice relates to the hero’s conscious journey towards the original state of unconditional presence. In Tibetan and Amazonian cultures, this primordial state is a most vital evolutionary portal to an infinite source of creative life force. This experiential practice cultivates a deeply restful state, allowing life force to flow and be expressed more freely.
An optional and complementary ceremonial cacao drink is offered at many of the breathwork journeys during the retreat. Cacao is an ancient Amazonian plant spirit invoked for a heart-soul awakening of the energetic and emotional transformation.
IMPORTANT Preparation Information & Contradictions:
If you’re taking any pharmaceutical medications or have a history of mental illness, a heart condition, or are pregnant, you must inform us prior to the session. These questions will be asked on your application form.
- $380.00 to $600.00 – Sliding Scale Contribution
A non-refundable credit card deposit of $150 USD is due upon registration and will be refunded if you are not accepted into this program for any reason. The remainder of the contribution will be paid in cash or credit card by the first day of the retreat. Please review our refund policy on the event overview page.
Healthy organic vegan food will be included.
This retreat will be held on a stunning wooded property in Catskill, NY with a 40ft private waterfall.
Option 1: There are a number of bunk beds avalible in a communal converted barn.
Option 2: Indoor camping in the beautiful practice space/temple. Please bring anything you will need to be comfortable (sleeping pad, sleeping bag, pillow, etc.)
Option 3: Outdoor camping in your personal tent. Please your own camping gear. There are camping platforms where you can put your personal tent.
Terms & Refund Policy
- We accept a $150 deposit via credit card which is 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 or via credit card anytime before the start of the retreat. Please note that there is a 3.9% merchant fee for all credit card transactions.
- All deposits are non-refundable with exceptions made when its Covid related. If cancelled due to Covid illness or travel restriction we will refund or transfer your deposit. If canceled for any other reason ahead of time we can transfer the deposit to a future program.
- 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.
- Additional terms are outlined in our “Terms, Conditions, Release Of Liability & Assumption Of Risk” document which each participants agrees to by submitting an application.
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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