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My courses are an exploration of consciousness through our body. Our body as a tool of perception and our body has a revelation of who we are. The classes are created for everyone, whether you are just stepping in your healing journey or whether you are an advanced practitioner. We are all equal towards the unknown and each other.

I believe healing is about knowing and accepting who we are. I believe we can reconnect to our body as a tool of perception of our eco-system & an organ of nature, refining our intuition and sensitivity & developing autonomy on our healing journey.

 

All this by learning about holding space, boundaries non-invasive touch & ethics of healing, as well as discovering our inner landscape by feeling and communicating with our own physiology.

Sweden

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The dense forests of Bergslagen around Skinnskatteberg, are a fantastic place to encounter the very best of Sweden’s wildlife. Other than enjoying its abundant flaura and lush beds of moss, the magnificent ”king of the Swedish forest”, moose – otherwise known as elk – can be seen here in its natural habitat, and the many lakes and watercourses are home to the beaver.

The area has also proven to be one of the best regions in Sweden to see other wildlife such as wolves, bears, lynx and owls. Being located just two hours away from Stockholm, the area is easily accessible and makes a great option for a short break wildlife destination.

We have simple facilities that are taken care with love. Two yoga salas, twin, triples and four bed rooms, library, lounge, dining room, electrical sauna, wood floating sauna, tipi, sweatlodge, deck onto our lake, glamping tenting area and separate forest huts. 

The retreat include 3 nurturing homemade meals prepared with love in the kitchen of shambala. 6 nights of accommodation are included, with 2 half days and 4 full days of training.  

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what is it ?

Biodynamic Touch is a blend of Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy, pure biodynamic work and Symbolic Language - a form of symbolic/archetypal psychology. 

 

“Biodynamic” stands for listening and allowing the natural intelligence of the body to arise. “Touch” represents a conscious meeting of two awareness. Yours and another. Yours and the intelligence of nature. A meeting in the unknown. Touch starts with awareness of someone, listening to the right boundary, then an invitation for contact, communication and non-invasive touch. 

These classes are an immersion and commitment to listen to the forever evolving intelligence of the field of consciousness in and through our bodies and the field uniting us all. It is an exploration of the intelligence within, with the intention to develop our awareness of our sacred space, our fluid body and our physiology. It increases our depth of presence and it serves as an exploration of our relational dynamics between each of us and within ourselves. 

It is a retreat or a training, depending on how you intend to use and apply this wisdom we will gain together. Either way, what makes a good therapist isn't what we think we know but the safety and depth of listening we can hold and this is often a reflection of what our personal journey has taught us.

We first learn about ourselves. Then we hold a space for others to become who they are.

There are 3 levels available and you can see them as 3 exploration upon our Body-Consciousness 

 

Level 1 - Sacred Space: Awareness of space

 

I believe the foundation behind any therapies is the relationship between two people. Trust is foundational. Safety is essential. Acceptance is profound. This non-invasive approach is where we meet someone's true boundary.

At the core of this level 1 is the refinement of our awareness of space and of our listening posture towards another person. We will learn to listen to the unknown, to adopt a posture of listening to nature, to dialogue with the unknown. We will study and observe the beginning of the development of our embryo and its impact on the present. A body is a sacred space of a soul. By recreating conditions as close to the womb as possible, we give a space where the intelligence of the field can arise and unfold. 

 

Listening starts with healthy boundaries and the integrity of someone's space. We will learn to develop subtle perception of someone's space and the power of finding and respecting our true boundaries. Then we will learn some perceptual and relational skills, anchoring our awareness in the biodynamic approach and learning about healing dynamics or our energetic anatomy. 

Level 2 - Inner Space: Awareness of Fluids

 

We enter the inner fluid space, a world where embryonic forces have shaped our body and our relationship to space, others and expectations of who we should become. The inner fluid is where our impression of the world has been shaped by our immediate environment, experiences, and the memories of those who came before us. We will observe how our body has adapted and where we became who we think we are in response to the expectations of this external world. Who would have I become if free to unfold according to my inner dream ?

Module 2 brings us on a journey through physiology, integrating within ourselves our own inner space through the ventricular space in the brain and the cerebrospinal fluid. We will learn to apply touch and listen to the fluid of the body, through the mid-tide and long-tide. We will cover the foundational principles of Craniosacral therapy. 

Level 3 - As above so below: Awareness of structures

 

In Module 3, the focus is on integration. How do we hold ourselves and stand in our own verticality as a choice of being who we are. We will explore the body's diaphragms & membranes from our feet to the cranium.

 

Integration is at the heart of this module. How to carry inner changes into our everyday lives? 

We develop awareness of structures and the language of the body, living anatomy and its symbolism.

Each 7-day class begins with meditations to grounding our awareness, with the intention of creating a sacred space for us to explore the intelligence of our body, in order to deepen our quality of presence, listening, and stillness. 

All this in a balance of theoretical presentations, practical experiences, group sharing, demonstration sessions, and question and answer periods.

Graduates of module I and beyond can take part of our online student community called "Symbiosis"

is it for me ?

If you have a body, this course is for you. We can only be who we are and that is the only prerequisite - even if you don’t understand any of what is written here. 

It is about deepening listening, whether you are a therapist, a yogi, or a mother, a lover, a friend, if you work with children, in healthcare, education, social service, wellness or in politics, we can all benefit from more listening to the humans around us, and our eco-system.   

These classes are meant to be a space where we learn together about the impact of our lives, our memories, our trauma on our bodies and soul. Where we listen to our symptoms as guides towards our destiny.

 

The intimate field created within the group is of primary importance. Creating a microcosm of the world within a small group of 8-12 people and each workshop journey is unique and cannot be repeated.

Level I is a requirement for further levels and is an excellent starting point for anyone looking for self-healing as well as for advanced practitioners and those wanting to add skills to their practice. You will benefit from doing this module over and over again, there is nothing like observing the principles of nature with a fresh new outlook !  

Our own healing is key in order to facilitate for others.

Feel into your heart if this is the class for you. 

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Sweden

Level 1    September 24-30th, 2024

Level 2           October 2-8th, 2024

“All works are being done by the energy and power of nature, but due to the delusion of ego, people assume themselves to be the doer”

 

— Expressed by the Bhagavad Gita.

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We will cover

Perceptual skills
 

The field is highly complex.  We will learn to perceive the body on multiple levels of organization -- physical, fluids and energetic. In turn, these skills will become foundational for therapeutic use. We will familiarize ourselves with mid-tide, fulcrums, primal orientation, embryological forces and living anatomy.

Contact skills

 In order to listen to subtle motions and information contained within the body mind, we need to develop presence and body awareness. Knowledge of physiology and anatomy will enhance your awareness. Learning how to listen with your hands while creating a safe touch enhances the relationship with physiology.

Relational field

This work is relational in essence and therefore developing the presence we bring into the  treatment space is of the utmost importance. We will learn the steps required to deepen our presence, hold space, to listen and to be. 99% of the work happens through the unseen and the unknown. Your ability to remain present while in the unknown is the essence of this work.

Therapeutic skills

Being a compassionate skilled listener is something we can all develop. We will explore how to respond to the variety of situations arising in a clinical setting, from relational issues between therapist and patient to handling trauma release.

The importance of the group

Each class is a unique field of healing, never to be repeated again, generated according to who feels called to each specific retreat. There is a reason behind why we come together in a specific group and this reason will become apparent through the sessions that will take place and an active part of how the class unfolds. Each module is like a large session unfolding through which we become indissociable parts of the whole and during which our individual symptoms become guidance towards others and those of others becomes pointers of our own. This collective component is indissociable of an individual's health. Sacred space unites our individual trajectories.  

 

Acceptance

What is healing ? It is often associated with "changing" what we wish would change: "Wanting something we do not have or removing something we do not wish to have". I suggest a totally different approach, what if healing is a profound acceptance of what is ? Accepting what happened to us and more importantly, accepting where it leads us in our future. 

The unknown

 

From my experience, what we think we know always end up collapsing one day or another. Knowledge is useful but will never be more important than our ability to listen. You can spend your whole life adding knowledge only to see it disappear one day like a sand castle on the beach facing an uprising tide. Trying to hold on a sense of self or a body of knowledge as an unchanging truth is bound to fail. We do not know how the universe works, but that doesn't stop us from creating and maintaining a relationship to it, opening a space to hear it communicate with you. There is a language to this unknown and we can all learn it. 

Boundaries

Meeting proper boundaries is another crucial step and our responsibility as a therapist or as a healthy individual within any given relationship. In these classes we will learn how to create a space where true boundaries can be discovered first, then met. A true connection to self starts with a recognition of our own boundaries. There is no healing without true boundaries. Period. It is impossible to connect to someone if their true boundaries isn't recognized and honoured.  

Time and Space

We will also discover and explore the connection between time and healing space, between the past and the future, and the impact of our calendar upon our awareness and understanding of time. It is vital that the space we hold can transcend the limitation of time and space. 

Family Constellation

From time to time, the teachings and principles of family constellation will become a guiding principles of a session or could be necessary to understand some principles of healing. Even if it's not a class specifically on family constellation, it is a beautiful addition to it. 

Schedule

7 days class

Level 1

Sept 24th | Arrival - check in 2pm

Introduction Class 3-7pm
Sept 25 to 29th | Class 10am-7pm

Sept 30th | Class 10 to 130pm

Check out 3pm

Level 2

Oct 2nd | Arrival - check in 2pm

Introduction Class 3-7pm
Oct 3 to 7th | Class 10am-7pm

Oct 8th | Class 10 to 130pm

Check out 3pm

Level 3

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Johan, Jenny & Melissa

There are some friends with whom it is an instant recognition of many lifetimes, knowing we get a chance to be together again for another life, sharing and creating together and mostly: grow together.
 

We met in Bali more than 10 years ago, and since our lives has been weaving a web of growth, or profound studies of who we are as evolving beings, always listening to what naturally arises in our lives as opportunities for growth. As we get older, we go through many transitions and friendship that lasts are the ones going through these changes with you. 

Shambala is their offering to the world. To hold a physical space where people can experience a reconnection to their essence, while receiving quality immersion into the discovery of sacred wisdom, feeling held in a safe community and nourished by heartily meals. 

These humans are a gift to the world  

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What a day look like

Venue and accommodation

Class starts on the morning at 10am after breakfast at 9am and end around 6-7pm. Lunch will be served at 1:30pm and dinner at 7:30pm. A typical day will see a lecture on different topics, practical exercises, demonstration sessions, exchange practice, sharing and questions & answer.  

The retreat also includes all the meals, accommodation and the use of the sauna.

Their delicious and abundant food buffet is vegan and gluten-free, with mainly organic ingredients.

They are passionate to provide food that is delicious to eat, look at and feel

100% of all the energy they use comes from renewable sources.

 

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The venue

The venue is on a land with access to the lake, We have simple facilities that are taken care with love. Two yoga salas, twin, triples and four bed rooms, library, lounge, dining room, electrical sauna, wood floating sauna, tipi, sweatlodge, deck onto our lake, glamping tenting area and separate forest huts. 
 

Payment

To make a reservation

EACH MODULE (7 days / 6 nights)

Book your place on SHAMBALA GATHERINGS website here !

To reserve your space you must first book your accommodation on Shambala Gatherings Website then complete your booking by sending the teaching tuition fee to me via their email confirmation. 

A few options of accommodation will be provided on their website. 

Book your accommodation for module 1 here : 7800 SEK

&

book your accommodation for module 2 here : 7800 SEK

Accommodation prices includes 3 meals per day !

The Teaching Tuition Fee is paid separately here:

If you already booked your accommodation, you can proceed with the final payment here:

For payment by Bank transfer, you can convert the amount above from SEK to Euros and send to :

Regular Price is 8000 kr for 1 module or 14,000 kr for 2 modules  

EARLY BIRD is 7000 kr for 1 module or 12,500 kr for 2 modules !

Account holder

Jean Manuel NADEAU

IBAN

BE79 9670 2087 1433

Bank code (SWIFT/BIC)

TRWIBEB1XXX

Address

Wise Europe SA

Rue du Trône 100, 3rd floor Brussels

1050

Belgium

Or payment by credit card (surcharge of 2%) : (please note the payment will be processed in CAD$ and the currency exchange may vary during the year) - for an accurate rate please convert online and send in EUR via bank transfer. 

For one module only (1 or 2)

For both modules (1 & 2 )

 

 

Get access to a pre-recorded Q&A introduction to my classes

 

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How to get to us !

Google map: Shambala Gatherings

BY CAR !

 

https://maps.app.goo.gl/DBoEwX5exKTJcmkP7?g_st=ic

BY TRAIN !

From: 

STOCKHOLM or ARLANDA AIRPORT To:

Skinnskatteberg 

Contact Shambala to let them know about your arrival times. 

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