Embark on a Transformative Journey: A Women’s Retreat for Self-Discovery, Wellness, and Connection.
Join us for a rejuvenating and empowering weekend retreat designed exclusively for women. Immerse yourself in tranquility through invigorating yoga, soothing meditation sessions, guided breath work, hiking and cooking programs, all led by experienced instructors. Indulge in delectable chef-prepared farm to table style meals that will tantalize your taste buds and nourish your soul. Engage in intimate small group classes where you can connect with like-minded individuals and explore new horizons. Elevate your experience with optional services such as blissful massages to unwind and rejuvenate, and life coaching to ignite personal growth. This retreat promises a sanctuary of self-discovery, wellness, and connection in a serene setting. Register now to embark on a transformative journey with us!Tracy Peyton and Hayley Tamea
Melissa Terese McLaughlin is a Breathwork Facilitator, Teacher, Shamanic Practitioner, and Modern Day Medicine Carrier who has developed a unique approach to healing that has supported countless people around the world.
Melissa’s journey began in 2014 when she experienced a life-changing moment healing a back injury with her own breath. The experience was profound and led her to study various holistic healing practices and ancient shamanic wisdom teachings. She eventually developed a style of breathwork session she calls “Ceremonial Breathwork”, which supports individuals in releasing emotional blockages, reducing stress and anxiety, and promoting overall well-being.
Now, she dedicates her life to empowering others to use their BREATH to heal. Over the years, Melissa has refined her approach to breathwork and developed a formula and facilitator training for Ceremonial Breathwork. Additionally, she has created easy-to-follow training for the use of the Shamanic Energy tools of the Q’ero Peruvian Medicine Wheel. She is the founder of Breathwork Worldwide and Circle of Sacred Breath, two organizations dedicated to supporting people to heal and transform. Offering private sessions, group circles, and workshops worldwide, Melissa is passionate about sharing her breathwork knowledge. Through the breath, she believes that everyone has the power to become whole and enhance their lives. Her mission is to introduce ancient practices alongside traditional Western medicine to those seeking a different therapeutic approach.
Melissa holds a B.A. in Mass Communication from Emerson College in Boston MA and multiple certifications for Breathwork Facilitation, Reiki, Craniosacral Therapy, Neuroscience, Light Energy Healing, Sound Healing, and Entheogen Plant Facilitation and Integration. Melissa’s healing arts practice is in Powhatan, Virginia, where she lives with her husband Jamie, three boys, a farm full of animals, and the Tribe that has come together in community through her offerings.
Ceremonial Breathwork with Melissa Terese McLaughlin
Ceremonial Breathwork is a group breath session created around community healing and the practice of sacred ceremonies and rituals from our ancient lineages. The BREATH is the medicine. It is a unique experience and allows for deep gentle healing of your body, mind, and soul.
Your facilitator of the breath Melissa will begin with a welcome and share setting the intent for the session. You will then be taught the breath practice and will lie down to breathe. Melissa incorporates Shamanic elements including the opening of Sacred Space, the singing of “Icaro” (song of blessing), the burning of Palos Santos, and the Anointing of scared oils allowing for a connection to your breath, nature, the spirit world, and universal Oneness. Because of these elements, it is a unique experience not to be missed. At the end of the session, there will be a 15-30 minute integration where you may share your experience and allow for grounding if needed.
Ceremonial Breathwork is a journey to “remember” who you are and will support you in achieving a greater sense of self-awareness. You will learn the “tool” of the breath and self-healing. Some say it is 10 years of therapy in one session!
BREATHWORK MAY HELP IN A NON-INVASIVE WAY WITH THE FOLLOWING:
~ Relieve stress & anxiety
~ Manage and treat depression
~ Help curb addictions
~ Eliminate toxins invoking weight loss
~ Strengthen mental focus
~ Release grief and loss
~ Manage anger issues
~ Heal physical & emotional wounds and traumas
~ Boost the immune system
~ Inspire creativity
~ Establish healthy sleep cycles
~ Manage PTSD
~ Reduce chronic pain
~ Create wellness to prevent cancer and other diseases
~ Boost performance in business & athletics
You will need a yoga mat, blanket(s), eye cover, water bottle, bolster, or small pillow suggested if you have lower back problems, and a journal for inspired writing afterward. It is also advised not to eat one to two hours before. You will be actively breathing lying down on your back for 50-60 minutes.
No experience with breathwork or meditation is necessary!
The gentle pranayama methods of Ceremonial Breathwork for the most part are non-invasive and perfectly safe, almost anyone can do it with limited risk. However, breathwork is not for everyone and you should consult your doctor first if you have a history of active epileptic seizures, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, or major cardiovascular issues. If you recently have had surgery and still have stitches or other medical or physical conditions that would impair your ability to breathe deeply and lay on your back on the floor for an hour then perhaps Ceremonial Breathwork is not for you.
For more about Ceremonial Breathwork please visit www.breathworkworldwide.com
Hayley Tamea is a massage therapist and somatic life coach. She is passionate about supporting her clients move through and out of pain on both the physical and mental level. She combines her lifelong passion for wellness with her study of the ancient Hawaiian healing art of Lomi Lomi and her education in trauma informed somatic coaching to provide a holistic approach to releasing stuck energy in the body, whether it is being expressed with physical, mental or emotional symptoms. Hayley will meet you exactly where you are on your healing journey. When you work with her, expect to be supported with somatic release tools and embodiment practices to let go of what is no longer serving you to ultimately up-level how you are showing up for yourself and others in your life.
Cleansing ritual at the Greenbrier…River!
Release, receive, and revitalize with a delicious cleansing ritual guided by Hayley and Hannah. Tap into Mother Nature’s healing as you alchemize what is burdening you into powerful gratitude, abundance, and connection to our earth, our community and yourself. The sacred waters at the Greenbrier will support you in remembering why you are here and what you need to release in order to step into your gifts and your true calling. This experience includes a nourishing lunch. Please bring a towel, swimsuit or change of clothes and a water bottle.
With a dynamic corporate journey in media, tech, and publishing, Henri’s experience of the highs and lows of leadership sparked a career transformation. Henri, the rebel, rule-breaker, and big mouth, is now a Certified Master Coach specializing in trauma-informed coaching, supporting clients in cultivating a life created on their terms, in their most genuine and authentic version of themselves–playing big in a world that emphasizes smallness and mediocrity.
After witnessing the destructive cycle of business practices that take and take, Henri became a firm believer in a regenerative future as the sustainable path forward. Henri now guides executives, seasoned leaders, and entrepreneurs, assisting them in reconnecting with their bodies, connecting with nature, nurturing sustainable growth within their businesses, and crafting a regenerative life on their terms.
This workshop is tailored specifically for a female audience. It aims to shift your focus from the relentless ‘doing’ to the transformative ‘being.’ Dive deep into the elements of Allowing, Presence, Coherence, Patience, Silence, Abundance, and Dance. These aren’t just words; they are pathways to a life steeped in meaning, joy, and genuine connection.
Class size: 15-20 pp, Duration: 120 minutes
An everyday healer and coach in my own life. My passion revolves around empowering individuals to embark on their unique paths of healing and self-discovery. Through the utilization of Eden Energy Medicine, the transformational four pathways of healing, and the guidance of life coaching, I find joy in assisting others on their journey. Drawing from various certifications in energy healing modalities and coaching, I curate integrative experiences for individual clients and group sessions. Together we embark on a journey toward holistic well-being and transformation.
Energy Medicine is the future of all medicine.” ~ Dr. C. Norman Shealy, President of the American Holistic Medical Association.
I will share simple, easy, yet effective techniques that you can use to empower your own well-being. This will be an interactive group session that will provide you with tools to boost your vitality and stamina, strengthen your immune system, sharpen your mind and memory, and relieve stress. You will walk away with a short daily energy routine aimed at restoring and supporting balance (it’s all mapped out on a handout with illustrations that you can take with you – that way you can enjoy what you are learning and immerse in it).
Class size: 12-15 pp, Duration: 90 minutes
A practicing yogi for 30 years. She has been studying at the Himalayan Institute since 2010 which included the opportunity for study in India. Robyn received her 200 HR Yoga teacher certification from the Himalayan Institute in 2019 as well as becoming a certified Vishoka Meditation teacher in 2021. Robyn has also studied energy medicine, nutrition, is a Healing Touch Practitioner and a facilitator of circles and retreats for women.
What is Vishoka Meditation? Vishoka Meditation is a precise set of meditative techniques that build on each other and lead the practitioner to a place free from suffering and infused with joy. Vishoka Mediation is grounded in the authentic wisdom of ancient yogis, highly systematic and experiential. The key is uniting mind and breath and turning them inward allowing us to heal and rejuvenate ourselves on every level of our being.
This 90-minute class will include: Gentle yoga asana (postures), Healthy Breathing training, Guided relaxation. These are all in preparation for coming to our seat and being guided in a series of meditative techniques. All props will be provided, however, I suggest you bring your personal mat. This class is for everyone – beginners and experienced meditators, yogis and non-yogis. If you have a meditation or mindfulness practice this will deepen and refine your practice and your experience.
Carries a love & passion for the Earth and Healing Arts. Her exploration into holistic health led her into a new journey to becoming a massage therapist, earning her license in 2020. This experience inspired her to live life in connection with the spirit of the natural world. Healing through the intelligence of nature, herbs, & fungi. Bringing a newfound awareness, integrity, and reverence of the earths wisdom.
Hannah’s intention is to support others through the innate awareness of the body, energy, emotions, and to spark curiosities. Bridging the gap between mind, body, and spirit. She weaves together modern knowledge with ancient wisdom, facilitating a safe space for healing. Empowering others to tap into their authenticity and own unique gifts.
(E-RYT 500 Certified) She sees the practice as potent medicine for body, mind, and soul. She combines more than a decade of dedicated yoga practice with her study of science and holistic health practices. Mia’s classes focus on using movement therapeutically to strengthen and heal the body. She is currently completing her 1000-hour Yoga Medicine certification, a thorough, anatomy-based system where she is learning to work more powerfully with her clients and within healthcare systems. Within this training, Mia specializes in Sports Medicine and Orthopedics. She teaches group classes, workshops, and retreats around the world, and has designed programs for athletes, veterans, expectant mothers, recovering addicts, cancer patients, teens, those new to yoga, and experienced yogis, too.
Float off your mat at the end of this practice feeling lighter and more spacious in every way – mentally, emotionally, and physically. A luxurious practice designed to realign your body and mind. This class with Mia will include 3 elements: an invigorating vinyasa flow, yin, and meditation. You will release tension, boost circulation, and lengthen your entire body.
Expect a unique blend of dynamic movement, steady breath, restorative postures, and myofascial release techniques to create bliss and balance that lasts beyond the time spent on your yoga mat.
RYT 200 – Hatha Yoga teacher from Lewisburg, West Virginia.
Having spent her career in restaurants and hotel work, she is now layering on to her passions to share her love of the powerful healing in the yoga practice. Her favorite things have always been where authenticity shines. She loves reading, cooking for crowds of hungry people, organic gardening, being a mama, and home-schooling her two younger children. Yoga practice has taught Sparrow to look within in order to love more deeply, and see more clearly. She completed her 200-hour training with her teacher Christa Mastrangelo Joyce, of Jala Yoga in Shepherdstown, WV. While in this training, she was able to expand not only her physical Asana practice but to learn the lineages, history, and incredible stories surrounding this practice.
Sparrow will share her love of Asana, Chanting, and Breath-work in her classes in Lewisburg, and will be simply delighted to see you in class.
Class size: 20-25 pp, Duration: 75 minutes
Hello there! I’m Monica and I proudly identify as a health-oriented person. With a deep passion for well-being, I strive to live a balanced and fulfilling lifestyle that prioritizes both physical and mental health. As a dedicated advocate for holistic wellness, I am committed to inspiring others to embrace a similar mindset. I prioritize regular exercise to keep myself strong, agile, and energized. When it comes to nutrition, I am a firm believer in the power of a balanced diet.
Are you ready to unlock the secrets of vibrant health and nourish your body from within? Join our Cold Pressed Juicing 101 class and discover the art and science behind this popular health trend. In this hands-on workshop, you will learn the techniques and principles of cold pressed juicing, enabling you to create nutrient-packed and delicious juices right in the comfort of your own home.
This class will take you on a journey through the benefits of liquid nutrition. You will delve into the science behind this method, understanding how it maximizes the retention of essential vitamins, minerals, and enzymes compared to traditional juicing techniques. You will learn the art of preparing the freshest produce. Our instructor will guide you through the different combinations of fruits and vegetables.
But it doesn’t stop at juicing. Our class will also explore the art of juice cleansing and incorporating cold pressed juices into your daily routine. Whether you’re a health enthusiast, a culinary explorer, or simply curious about the world of cold pressed juicing. Join us and let the vibrant colors, flavors, and benefits of cold pressed juicing transform your health journey.
Kacie began her career as a holistic esthetician 15 years ago. She has honed her skills and passion for improving skin health through consistent training and education on skin physiology, massage techniques, product ingredients, as well as the internal factors that contribute to healthy skin.
This 45-minute class offers a hands-on approach to developing an at-home facial massage regimen. The session will cover Face Yoga, Lymphatic Massage, and Sculptural and Lifting techniques.
Chefs Everett O’Flaherty & Hilary Stalnaker are based in Lewisburg, WV. The duo have spent the last eight years traveling the world in search of new flavors, cooking techniques, and inspiring tales to pair with their dishes. Food is a powerful storyteller and they believe it’s told best through the seasonality of fresh ingredients.