Retreats

Realizing and Living from Heart Mind
Weeklong Retreat (for men & women)

Heart-Mind is the dimension of our naturally awake Being that remains free, undamaged, and complete at all times – no matter the relative circumstances of our lives. Resting in Heart-Mind allows us to live life from natural intelligence, genuine openness, and embodied connection.

In this retreat, we will familiarize ourselves with Heart-Mind and learn to deepen that connection through meditation, contemplative dialogue, and non-dual inquiries. In order to express and embody Heart-Mind more in our daily life, we will engage as well in practices that help us to see through the limiting self-identities that appear to obscure it and gradually undo the energetic imprints and mental-emotional habits that cause suffering.

Annette offers a group-environment that fosters emotional safety, authenticity, and natural compassion. Parts of this retreat are held in Silence. Spaces are limited.

Next Retreat is held February 2-9, 2019, at Blue Spirit in Costa Rica.

 

Women Retreats

Many of us women long to embody our heart’s deepest knowing – and, our true power derives from relaxing into this timeless source, as well as aligning with our bodies and the forces of Nature.

These are potent times for women to awaken to the Truth of our Being, own our Magic, and honor our Medicine.

Until now, we have been living in a world primarily shaped by masculine values and structures. We all, men and women, carry feminine (Yin) and masculine (Yang) energies, but tend to live mostly disconnected from the gifts of the Feminine.
For many women, living in a ‘masculine world’ can cause us to mistrust our heartfelt knowing and we then compensate our sense of lack through copying masculine ways of success and power. Globally, the neglect of the feminine principle has led not only to severe geopolitical imbalances – it also influences our education, intimate relationships, and spiritual outlook on life.

A spiritual path that includes the feminine principle does not seek to realize Spirit exclusively in its ascending nature (transcendence), but also in its immanent and very down to Earth expression. Including the feminine perspective in our spiritual unfolding has a huge impact on how we are able express and embody who we deeply are in all areas of life – the no-thing-ness and the every-thing-ness of Reality.

For example, Nature as a whole and the Body – often despised or neglected in many religions or wisdom traditions – play a pivotal role in the fullness of our realizations and the ability to walk our talk in daily life. The Body is not what it appears to be – limited by the skin or a mere bag of bones – but the Infinite Field of Natural Intelligence itself, and thus offering a profound foundation, gateway, and expression of true Awakening.

Annette offers workshops and retreats for women who feel called to live more and more from the Source of the Sacred. In her programs she draws from a rich well of her practices from Indo-Tibetan meditation traditions, non-dual inquiry, Andean shamanism, and modern Western somatic approaches to healing trauma – as well as inviting the fresh Heart-Intelligence of each woman to come forth.

No women retreats are currently scheduled.