Activities

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You can hike, soak, steam, plunge, relax, exchange massage, take CE classes, and network, as you wish. We’ll have many other offerings open to everyone.

Retreat Orientation

Please join us Friday after dinner in the lodge for an orientation session.

  • Mandatory starting at 7:45 if this is your first time at Breitenbush

  • Encouraged for everyone starting at 8:15 for specifics about this year’s retreat

You’ll meet your fellow retreat guests, get an overview of the weekend and how to get the most out of your stay, register for activities described below, and more.

Breath of Light: Group Breathing Practice with Tanya Hughes

Our breath is a deep and constant source of nourishment for all of our cells. Learn a simple and focused two-part pranayama-based breathing practice that will stimulate the cleansing and healing intelligence of your own body.

Open to everyone. Two sessions will be offered:

  • Saturday afternoon, 3:30-5:30 pm

  • Sunday night, 7-9 pm

Price: $35. Registration required.

FREE: Yoga Classes 

Relax, unwind, and connect with spirit in yoga classes offered throughout the weekend. Look for times and locations posted in the lodge. Open to everyone.

Sacred Sweat Lodge (Inipi) Ceremony

A sweat lodge is a sacred Native American prayer and purification ceremony. One sweat will be offered: Saturday night, 7-10 pm. Ceremonies are open to everyone over 15.

Before you register, read the full description and sweat lodge handout (PDF) to see if you would like to experience this deep, cleansing ritual. 

Price: Sweat lodges are free, although donations are accepted. Registration required.

Watsu (Aquatic Bodywork) Sessions

Experience the deeply relaxing and restorative power of aquatic bodywork. In warm water, the body can be manipulated and stretched in ways not possible on land.

Sessions are offered throughout the weekend. Look for a sign-up sheet in the lodge starting on Friday night; no registration before then. Open to everyone. Swimsuit required.

Price: $40 (cash or check at the time of your session, paid to the practitioner).

Massage/Healing Arts Offerings 

With the Breitenbush healing arts staff. By appointment only, at the Breitenbush office. Open to everyone. 

Price: $123 for a 90-minute appointment.

FREE: Saturday-Night Party

Join us for music and dancing in the lodge. Open to everyone. Don’t miss it!

FREE: Sunday-Night Bonfire

Meet us on the floodplain by the river and under the stars — everyone is welcome. Bring a musical instrument if you wish.

FREE: Mindfulness: Body-Scan Meditation

Settle deeply into your body, laying the groundwork for a mindful transition from the retreat back to home. Day and time TBD.