Workshops at Lila Wellness Retreat

Discover a World of Activities at Lila Wellness Retreat

Ceremonial Breathwork

With Melissa 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!

~ 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

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.

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Energy Medicine

With Heather Joseph

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. The information from class will be mapped out on a handout including illustrations to take home with you – that way you can enjoy what you are learning and immerse yourself in it.

Elixir Mixology

With Hannah Gladwell

Begin your journey with Instructor Hannah Nicole discovering how to make easy, nourishing elixirs made with organic & wildcrafted ingredients. Elixirs combine beneficial ingredients that have the potential to balance, cleanse, enhance, and restore your health. This workshop is designed to connect others with the innate intelligence of plants. Explore the essence of herbs through flavor, aroma, energetics and the effect herbs have on the mind, body, and spirit.

The Essence of Being: Cultivating a Life of Presence and Authenticity

With Henri Emile

This workshop is tailored specifically for a female audience. It’s time to break free from the hustle and bustle and discover the power of ‘being’ over ‘doing.’ 

In a world that praises ‘hustle,’ ‘busyness,’ and ‘getting it done,’ have you ever paused to wonder what you might be sacrificing in the process? Your peace, your wellness, your relationships, perhaps even your self-love. If you’re ready to step off the relentless treadmill of ‘doing’ and explore a more enriching, harmonious, and authentic way of living, this workshop is your sanctuary.

Guided by the wisdom of Henri Emile, this intimate 90 minute workshop 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.

What You’ll Experience

  • A powerful Experience to establish real connections and break down barriers.
  • A nurturing Deep Dive Reflection Exercise that takes you to the heart of your true self.
  • Practical, everyday strategies to cultivate a life rooted in ‘being,’ so you can enjoy lasting happiness, build more meaningful relationships, and experience a deeper sense of fulfillment.

Vishoka Meditation

With Robyn DeGraff

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 the authentic wisdom of ancient yogis, highly systematic and experiential. The key is uniting the 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 and Guided relaxation.  These are all in preparation for coming to our seat and being guided in a series of mediative 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

Cleansing Ritual

Led by Hayley and Hannah

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.

Goddess Bowls

With Sparrow Huffman

Chef and Yoga Instructor Sparrow Eva will weave together both eastern Ayurvedic food wisdom and her own culinary expertise to teach you how to make an easy, healthy, and totally delicious fall meal. We will be making Goddess Bowls – starting with homemade Dahl and delicious basmati rice we will design and make simple, digestible, and beautiful bowls. You’ll be gaining inspiration and a skill you can pass on to your family and friends. Join us to find your inner goddess through food.


With Monica McCormick

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.


With Mia Hamza

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.

Facial Self-Massage

With Kacie Argabright

Kacie began her career as a holistic esthetician 15 years ago. She has developed her passion for improving skin health with consistent training and education on skin physiology, massage techniques, product ingredients, as well as the internal factors for healthy skin.


This 45 Minute Class will be a hands-on approach to developing an at home facial massage regimen. It will go over Face Yoga, Lymphatic Massage, Sculptural and Lifting techniques.

Ceremonial Breathwork

Ceremonial Breathwork with Melissa Terese McLaughlin

Embark on a transformative journey with Ceremonial Breathwork. This unique session is led by Melissa Terese McLaughlin, a renowned Breathwork Facilitator and Modern Day Medicine Carrier.

Melissa is a Breathwork Facilitator, Teacher, Shamanic Practitioner, and founder of Breathwork Worldwide. Her unique approach supports individuals in releasing emotional blockages and promoting overall well-being.

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