What does 'Art of Surrender' mean?
Simply put, it is the act of loving yourself and giving yourself exactly what you need. It will look different for everyone.
The act of "surrendering" to the need for time away from real life...
"Surrendering" to being cooked for during your entire stay...
"Surrendering" to possibly making lifelong connections with other beautiful souls...
"Surrendering" to your body's needs of participating in workshops or sleeping all day or simply doing whatever you need...
Workshops being offered:
“Respira tu Amor” Tantric Breathwork Journey with Mariposa Alcalde
Body Movement with Stephanie Barraza
Integrating back into life after epic experiences with Stephanie & Mariposa
Along with touch being a vital part of healing pain, Stephanie uses movement and breath to ground the body and soul. You see, Stephanie is very much her own person and struggled to find some sort of body movement to support her in her healing journey. While she loves her yoga buddies, she just wasn't getting the release she felt she needed. Dancing had been a passion as a young girl so wanting to return to it wasn't a big stretch. She found that combining her breath with music and free-flowing dance unlocked her magic box where she is able to slip into another realm of releasing emotions. Listen, she's just a woman that has been through some tough shit, learned how to drop her walls to be vulnerable in order to heal, and is here to support others who vibe with the whole body movement thing.
Often times when stress is held in the body, it "forgets" how to move and breath. Pain and resistance might not allow certain movements or maybe your body doesn't feel grounded (stable) enough to be able to move without losing balance. Both are common responses to the human experience, you're not alone in the way you are feeling.
Stephanie is sure to be respectful and mindful of each persons limitations. She is here to meet you where you are at, not take you where she thinks you should go. Her body movement classes take you on a journey of rediscovering your own body through moving to music while paying attention to your breath. A process that allows you to stay connected to how your body is feeling in the present moment while also releasing stress through movement. If you have been feeling disconnected from yourself lately, this could be just what you need. You'll never know unless you try it, right?? If it's not for you, that's cool. You do you, Love.
Each class is sure to be a safe container for all, as Stephanie's perspective is that everyone is a perfectly imperfect human. As the facilitator, she takes each clients feeling of safety in to consideration and is sure to be mindful of the energy being created by the class as a whole.
No judgement is her number 1 policy.
Preparing for Your “Respira tu Amor” Tantric Breathwork Journey
Your inner medicine, your breath, will be your guide.
Mariposa (Christina Alcalde) is certified in SOMA Breath, a breathwork technique inspired in Wim Hof (The Ice Man).
What will happen in this 2-hour workshop?
It is a safe and healthy way to release trapped emotions, patterns and imprints that don’t serve you and transform sexual energy into spiritual energy to allow for healing and awakening.
Your body will be flooded with life-force energy during this deep breathing practice. It can result in releases of pain, shame, guilt and numbness, as well as ecstatic feelings of laughter, pleasure, joy, surrender and love.
You could feel triggered, orgasmic, or anything in-between or beyond. Everything is welcome.
We provide safe spaces for expansion and communion with the divine, going to an inner journey.
Opening: short grounding meditation—bringing an intention.
A short introduction to the practice and technique
The tantric breathwork journey
Closing circle and sharing
What you need to do to prepare in advance:
This breathwork can also initiate powerful physical healing within the body, releasing stem cells while utilizing oxygen more efficiently. The breath is medicine, and you are the alchemist of your own chemistry.
It is an individual healing practice but the journey is a shared one and we will bring in tribal dynamics and group connection to feel as safe and held as possible.
Every direction within the ceremony is an invitation, not a requirement. We joyfully celebrate you listening to exactly what your body is yearning for throughout the entire process.
Forget about your identity, close your eyes and breath on rhythms with the help of shamanic instruments.
Wear comfy warm clothing and layers
Don’t have a large meal before coming
Drink lots of water the day of the workshop
If you have headphones to use during the class, you’ll have a better experience for hearing my voice and the music.
Due to the nature of this retreat, support will be available to help guide you in your journey.
It's time, my Love. You are being presented with a beautiful opportunity. If it speaks to you, I will be seeing you soon. I can't wait to connect with all of you!!! -
Stephanie - Retreat Facilitator