Offerings & Inspiration

Women’s Fall Retreat ~ Cortes Island

Somatic Yoga & Cedar Bark Weaving
Nov 8 – Nov 11, 2019
Linnaea Farm

Join a circle of women who are ready to deepen into the transformative practices of Somatic Yoga, Meditation, Deep Nature Connection and Creative Exploration through Cedar Bark Weaving!

Our retreat begins with a shared meal at 6:30pm, Friday Nov 8 & completes 11am, Monday Nov 11.

Retreat fee ~ $275

Nourishing Food ~
$75 ~ 3 dinners and 2 lunches provided by inspired food artist Connie Earl.   Please bring your own breakfast supplies.

Accommodation for 3 nights in Linnaea’s rustic farmhouse ~
Bring your own bedding $90
Bedding supplied $180

Linnaea Farm House

Total Investment ~ 
Without bedding $440
With bedding $530
Local non-residential $350

REGISTRATION OPEN NOW ~  to join in please send the full fee + gst by pay pal or interact deposit to info@elizabethclaireburr.ca

We will practice …

Somatic yoga – practicing and sensing from the inside.
Through gentle somatic movement and awareness we literally lay down new neural pathways to clear our brain / soma communication. This allows us to let go of past trauma and held latent impressions that may be standing in the way of freedom and flexibility in mind and body. By self sensing we reclaim our inner authority and begin to self actualize. Moving from contraction and pain to liberation and freedom.

Tiber Bay Room
Somatic Yoga

Open Awareness Meditation
Based in the Tibetan Buddhist teachings open awareness meditation accesses our innate clarity, bliss and non-conceptuality and helps to cultivate an open heart and relaxed flexible mind.

Cedar bark weaving – creative meditation.
Weaving is a ancient form of sharing and meditation practiced by women all over the world and in all traditions. Weaving with sacred cedar bark, in a circle of women with Amy who is an inspired weaver and teacher is a profound healing unto itself.  She will introduce basic weaving practices and we will all go away with a cedar mat to practice our meditation on! I am so honoured to be offering this retreat along side my dear friend and amazing artist, Amy Robertson.

Cedar Bark Weaving!

Deep Nature Connection

Forest walks and a nature based vision quest.

Linnaea Farm
Is a 315 hundred-acre farm in full protective convenance on beautiful Gunflint Lake, Cortes Island. It is farmed according to the principles of Perma Culture and is supported by a group of dedicated stewards who loving tend to the flora, fauna and buildings on the land.
It is an honour and a privilege to be invited to offer a retreat on this very special land!

http://linnaeafarm.org/

Facilitator Bios

Amy Robertson


Amy began weaving in 2002 on Cortes Island with aged cedar bark found on the forest floor. Soon after, she learned the craft of willow weaving and combined the materials to make bike baskets. In 2011, preferring the flexibility and quality of cedar, Amy met a Haida Indigenous teacher in Massett that was willing to share her knowledge of both harvesting and weaving techniques. Since then, Amy has returned each year to study with Marlene Liddle, and now produces a variety of woven baskets, covers for bottles & books, placemats, card-holders and bracelets. Her work has been shown in Vancouver, and on Quadra, Cortes, and Vancouver Island. Amy teaches wherever there is interest, providing a range of materials, styles and projects to anyone wanting to explore their creativity. You can join her mailing list on her website at  www.amyrobertsonweaving.org

Elizabeth Claire Burr ERYT


After a spontaneous awakening in my 30’s, I actively sought and found healers, teachers and teachings that could help make sense of the experience I witnessed in my Self. I have since been actively practicing, and sharing these profound and uncommon teachings and have had the great fortune to have studied with true masters from many lineages.
The foundations of my practice and teaching come from a deep and committed practice.  Training and certification that I have received include Vijnana Yoga teacher training, Vajrayana teachings in the Tibetan Buddhist tradition, Essential Somatics movement educator training, trauma sensitive yoga, experience based somatic therapy and visionary craniosacral therapy.
My passion is to help others recognize the true essence of who they are and to bring this awareness into compassionate action in the world. Currently, I am being inspired to offer these teachings in retreat format, in locations that inspire and support deeper healing and awakening. 
If you are keen to learn more about other transformational retreats, workshops and classes, mentoring and private healing sessions you can join my mailing list on my website.
elizabethclaireburr.ca

Let me know if you would like to join us in this unique and magical retreat.
Registration is OPEN now.
 
May our practice together benefit all beings!
 
Love,
 
Elizabeth
 
 
“Love is the name we give to Consciousness when it reawakens to its identity with all things, when it recognizes itself in all things as all things”     Rupert Spira
 

More fall offerings …

Hello Soma Sangha!

Friday Somatic Yoga classes in the yurt are now FULL.
I have been invited to offer a 6 week Somatic Yoga series at RIVER LODGE and you are welcome to join in if inspired.

Tuesdays 4:30 – 6pm 
Sept 24 – Oct 29
Fee: $126 (gst incuded)

To register please send the full fee to   info@elizabethclaireburr.ca
This acts as your registration and ensures your place in the class.
Interact deposit, Pay pal, or snail mail  are all good – 8929 McLarey Ave Black Creek V9J 1A3.  For more information please contact me directly at info@elizabethclaireburr.ca

Kirtan is offered by Dana or the PRACTICE of GENEROSITY. Part of the proceeds go to the space we practice in, part to the kirtan artists and part go to our local food bank. Everyone is welcome in satsangha to sing and chant and pray. 

YES ~ Wild and Sacred day retreat at RIVER LODGE is happening.
Saturday, September 21st.   Contact Helen (River) for more details and to register.  inspiredearthprojects@gmail.com

Good news!

I have just received my full certification in Essential Somatics and my practice and understanding of Somatic Yoga is widening and deepening.  I am being guided now to play with the synergy of Vijnana Yoga, Hanna Somatics and Nature of Mind practice from the Tibetan Buddhist lineage.  Listening deeply to what emerges and how best to disseminate these profound and important teachings. 

Classes are based in the principles of loving kindness, compassion, inquiry and curiosity and are held in a safe non- competitive container.  We will practice open awareness meditation, somatic movements, yoga postures, breath and flow.  We will be practicing and sensing from the inside awakening and healing our whole being.   Moving from sensorimotor amnesia to sensorimotor awareness ~  from contraction to liberation.

I also will continue to offer healing sessions in my home studio ~ Saratoga Studio. Please email me to book a session.

Would you like to participate in a class or workshop, but this schedule does not co-ordinate well with yours? If so, please contact me to see what other option is possible. With enough people, I can open up another class that could work for you.

PLEASE NOTE: To continue to receive these offerings you may need to add my new email info@elizabethclaireburr.cato your safe list.

May the fruit of our practice together benefit all beings everywhere!

In Love

Elizabeth

Awakening Joy ~ Hornby Island ~ July 4 – 7

Everything is possible.
Healing our nervous systems of trauma, grief and pain.
Learning to recognize our innate JOY
Awakening to the truth of who we are.
Feeling and sensing the platform of our ‘okayness’ grow and blossom.
Loving ourselves no matter what.

By letting go into the somatic practice of yoga and awareness meditation, sacred sound and movement, deep nature connection, sharing our stories, being heard and held by the arms of our own true nature, we can access the wisdom, bliss and clarity that we are.

These are unprecedented times of accelerated change and with this change comes immense possibility and potential growth.

Join us in practice to learn how to access your authentic Joy.

Seeing it many wonderful qualities I rejoice and delight in this human life.
Mingyur Rinpoche


Awakening Joy ~ Hornby Island
July 4-7

Transformational Retreat for Women

A transformational or immersion retreat is where we learn to let go of our attachment to our unhealthy patterns or the habit of ‘un-enlightenment’ and move towards our healthy, happiest self. We allow the background of Presence that we are to come into the foreground of awareness itself and welcome the wholeness of our somatic being (physical, emotional, energetic, mental, and spiritual) to be brought into the light of awareness for integration and liberation! The practices we will do together are simple, eloquent and profound reminders’ of this Presence that we already are.

TO REGISTER ~ please follow this link: https://awakeningjoyhornby.eventbrite.com 

Somatic yoga – practicing and sensing from the inside.

Through gentle somatic movement and awareness we literally lay down new neural pathways to clear our brain / soma communication. This allows us to let go of past trauma and held latent impressions (samskaras) that may be standing in the way of our our freedom and flexibility in mind and body. By self sensing we reclaim our inner authority and begin to self actualize. Moving from contraction and pain to liberation and freedom!

“Elizabeth’s exquisite presence took our retreat to a powerful place of love and wonder that we were amazed at the internal wisdom and power and came forth from each of us.” M.Peters


Truth Mandala – During the retreat we will enter into a sacred practice called the Truth Mandala which is part of the deeply moving and experiential work of ecologist and Buddhist eco-philosopher Joanna Macy.  The ritual emerged in 1992 as a vehicle to support and address our personal and collective unprocessed grief and trauma and has since been practiced around the world to support healing & awakening.

Deep Nature Connection

Immersed in the support of nature we will let go of our daily cares and responsibilities to awaken to the full sensory experience of simply ~ being ~ in harmony with the land, the wisdom of our bodies and the wholeness of our being.

Other Practices we will explore …

Awareness Meditation
Loving kindness and compassion practices
Sacred Sound and Movement
Silence
Personal relaxation and
Self reflection time

This is a journey into deeper connection with innate wisdom of your soma/body and the support of nature as a pathway to awakening to your true nature –  the innate JOY and presence that you are. 

Josea & Elizabeth

Your facilitators:

Elizabeth Claire Burr, ERYT

After a spontaneous awakening in my 30’s, I actively sought and found healers, teachers and teachings that could help make sense of the experience I witnessed in my Self. I have since been actively practicing, and sharing these profound and uncommon teachings and have had the great fortune to have studied with true masters from many lineages.

The foundations of my practice and teaching come from a deep and committed apprenticeship style training that I have received in the Vijnana Yoga tradition, Vajrayana teachings in the Tibetan Buddhist tradition, Essential Somatics movement educator training, Trauma Sensitive Yoga as well as a 15 year mentorship in experience based Somatic Therapy and Visionary Craniosacral Therapy.

My passion is to help women recognize the true essence of who they are and to bring this awareness into compassionate action in the world. Currently, I am being inspired to offer these teachings in retreat format, in nature based location that inspire and support deeper healing and awakening.  

If you are keen to learn more about transformational retreats, workshops, mentoring and private healing sessions you can join my mailing list on my website.
www.elizabethclaireburr.ca

Josea Tamira Crossley

I’m a Somatic & Craniosacral Therapist, Grief Doula and Deep Nature Connection Facilitator (8 Shields).  I believe the gifts of each woman are deeply needed on the earth at this time. Transforming grief allows us to show up as our fullest selves ~ joyful, radiant, resilient and in Love.  My grief tending practice is influenced by the work of Francis Weller MFT (WisdomBridge), Martin Prechtel (author of The Smell of Rain on Dust), Joanna Macy (the Work that Reconnects)  and Jon Young (8 Shields/Deep Nature Connection) 
www.joseatamiracrossley.com

The Yoga Shala

Sundoor Yoga Shala

Is a rare womb-like haven nestled in the south end of Hornby Island on the West Coast of British Columbia. Surrounded by lush cedars, a year round creek and birdsong this is a place that will soothe your body, mind and soul. Diane Smith, the visionary whose land we will be staying on, has built an inspired eco yoga shalla that has an earth floor and provides a profound, safe and beautiful container for us to practice in.  Diane also provides exquisite, nourishing, organic vegetarian meals that will leave your taste buds in a state of blissful union. 

Hornby Island

Hornby Island

Traditionally, Hornby Island has been known as a place of retreat and healing, the land is exquisitely beautiful and has a profound energetic vibration that supports transformation and awakening.

Accommodations

Semi private accommodations are provided for all retreat participants, this includes rooms inside the eco home, caravan trailers and a cotton bell tent. Private tenting options also available, please bring your own tent and camping gear. Accommodation is allocated based on personal needs on a first come, first serve basis.

Sundoor Eco Home

Meals

The retreat includes 3 delicious vegetarian meals a day all food items are locally sourced and cooked on site. Please get in touch to let us know of any food allergies or sensitivities. There is also a small grocery store and restaurants available on the island.

A Personalized Experience

This is a highly personal and intimate retreat limited to 15 women. All the facilitators practice high levels of confidentiality for your safety and comfort.

Fee ~ $775 + gst

Early Bird  ~ REGISTER BEFORE JUNE 1st   – $100 off all fees

Staying off site ~ $650 + gst  ~ Early bird $550 + gst

TO REGISTER ~ please follow this link: https://awakeningjoyhornby.eventbrite.com 

Karma yoga positions are available for those in need of financial assistance. Please apply to the above email.
Please share with other likeminded women who may benefit from this offering. 


May this practice benefit all beings! 


In Love 


Elizabeth

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