Join Allison Bachmeier, B.Sc in Anatomy, B.A. in Psychology, Advanced Certified BodyTalk Practitioner, BodyTalk Instructor and FreeFall I & II Instructor in Alejuela, Costa Rica from March 18-22, 2018 to explore BodyTalk Fundamentals and from March 24-30 to explore FreeFall 1 & 2. From one of the most majestic and inspiring areas of the world we will get to experience exploring and learning the entire basic BodyTalk System. Pura Vida Retreat and Spa, located in Costa Rica’s Central Valley, provides the perfect setting for this amazing awakening. Surrounded by coffee plantations and breathtaking views of the surrounding mountains and valley below, the resort is known for its gourmet meals, outstanding accommodations, Healing Arts Spa Therapists, and accommodating staff members.
There will be a one-day break between BodyTalk Fundamentals as well as between FreeFall I and FreeFall II where you can book a spa treatment or experience external excursions to hot springs, waterfalls, volcanoes, canopy tours and white water rafting. These optional tours and spa treatments are available for an additional cost. The Watsu is outstanding!
What Does Fundamentals Cover?
The BodyTalk Fundamentals course provides a comprehensive introduction to the BodyTalk System and presents many powerful consciousness-based healing techniques that address a wide variety of symptoms on all levels of the body and mind. This course presents discussions on both scientific and philosophical aspects of health, as well as a hands-on practical application of the BodyTalk Fundamentals techniques.
BodyTalk Fundamentals introduces the key elements of dis-ease manifestation that are often not included in other health care practices. The innovative yet simple techniques taught in this Fundamentals course are designed to effectively reveal the “root causes” of a wide variety of health conditions. Along with the BodyTalk Fundamentals text book, the course is comprised of classroom work that blends lectures, demonstrations and hands on practical experience. Students will first learn the consciousness-based scientific principles, along with the theory behind The BodyTalk SystemTM including: our innate wisdom and how to use it during the sessions, how to engage your intuition in a structured way, the importance of communication in the body, using muscle checking and a structured protocol to discern areas of the body and mind that are a priority to balance, and much more. This will then lead into learning all of the basic BodyTalk techniques and how to apply them in a BodyTalk session.
The elements of the BodyTalk protocol addressed in this course can be summarized as following: Extrinsic Reciprocals, Lymphatic System, Nervous/Circulatory Systems, Energy Systems (Meridians, Blood Sugar, Chakras), Environmental Systems. Learning 36 surface energy points that often impact a person’s energy level, mood, overall structural integrity, muscle tension, and digestive system. Surface energy imbalances can also cause pain in specific parts of the body. Cleansing the lymphatic system including all the body lymph glands and the lymph ducts. Treating energy blockages associated with the nervous and circulatory systems. Balancing the various energy systems within the body including the traditional acupuncture meridians and the Chakras. Restoring energy imbalances between the client and certain aspects of the environment. Specific balancing of brain function and improvement of the circulation of nerves and blood to, or within, specific areas of the body. Correction of hereditary and/or environmentally influenced cell disorders and repairing damage from vaccines.
The focus of FreeFall I is “body image”, that is, learning to understand the masking nature of the self-image and the restrictions it has over us. We explore self-image by stripping off this mask of coping. The “Coping Mask” is a matrix of fears, judgments, beliefs and behaviors that restrict an individual from embracing and loving life. FreeFall I participants will be individually assessed and facilitated through a series of exercises to move beyond these restrictions. The resulting opening of the heart and trust in one’s own essence supports therapeutic integration and personal evolution. FreeFall is explored in a safe, confidential environment-providing participants a solid foundation to express vulnerably, their attitude around self-acceptance and become, “Naked Beneath our Clothes”.
FreeFall II further pushes the exploration of healthy human intimacy. It is an in-depth course challenging us to address the coping mechanisms which support our conditioning and distort our body’s unique expression. FreeFall II works by bridging this chasm and offering the body a unifying and expressive experience. In this course, we explore the nature of specific areas of the brain and hormonal expression, challenge the belief systems around sexuality, sensuality and control, and strengthen the conscious connection to your most intimate relationship… Self.
There will be a one-day break between FreeFall I and FreeFall II where you can book a spa treatment or experience external excursions to hot springs, waterfalls, volcanoes, canopy tours and white water rafting. These optional tours and spa treatments are available for an additional cost.
• Three delicious health-minded buffet style meals with vegetarian, vegan, fish and chicken options. Dietary restrictions can be accommodated (please advise at time of booking) – gluten free, vegan and high protein options! Picky about your food? So am I! We got rave review from ALL the participants so I can confidently recommend the food here <3. • Filtered and alkaline water, coffee, tea and fresh seasonal local fruit available throughout the day (additional costs to purchase fresh coconuts, fresh juice, fresh smoothies made to order). • Use of outdoor swimming pool and hot tub • Designated Wi-Fi and computer access • Round-trip shuttle service to/from SJO airport • Course Fee • Room accommodations for the duration of the course(s) attended • The opportunity to transform you, find relief, experience freedom and be fully supported by this amazing community and space. Come Live Fully .
In case alcohol is an element of your retreat that you’re wondering about, know that wine and beer are available for purchase on-site as well as you can easily stock-up on amazing wine deals at the airport!
Retreat Location: Pura Vide Retreat & Spa
Be sure to check out all of their Spa options and Eco-Adventures – last year they were willing to organize eco-adventure for our group upon request, even if it was different from the days typically offered!
Cheryl Ramsay, Advanced Certified BodyTalk Practitioner of Eden Wholistic
Pura Vida Retreat & Spa
Alajuela, Costa Rica