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Some Past Retreats

Using the Enneagram to Enhance Relationships … Including the One With Yourself!

December 8, 2012  /  9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Personal relationships are the foundation upon which we grow, strive and become our best and truest selves. How does our personality style help or hinder the process of our most important and precious intimate relationships? How can we broaden, deepen and enrich such relationships?

The Enneagram personality typology is an elegantly balanced system for understanding the subtle shadings of human personality through a rich blend of modern psychology, ancient spiritual practice and insight. Since the Enneagram system has direct application in both personal and career relationships, it has increasingly been used by corporate training and human relations professionals.

Join David Banner Ph.D. of the Walden University PhD program in Leadership and Organizational Change. Dave helped establish the Viterbo University MBA program. He has authored several books, most recently, “Frameshifting: A Path to Wholeness”. He has taught the use of the Enneagram in numerous business and career settings. He is a skilled and compassionate teacher.

Within the context of the Enneagram, we will explore ways to observe and manage attitudes, feelings and behaviors that repeatedly come up in the dynamic of interacting with spouses, partners, family (including our children), friends and professional colleagues. Often we unknowably become the greatest obstacle to the very relationships we seek.

Among other things, students will learn to:

While some knowledge of the Enneagram and awareness of one’s personality type is helpful, it is not essential for this workshop.

Personal investment: As part of our effort to bring affordable workshops to as many people as possible in these stressful days, this workshop is a RoundRiver “Partner Pricing” event. Details on pricing for this event are on the online registration form. Please note, we will provide soup but the rest of the lunch is potluck.

The $15 registration fee can be made out to the RoundRiver Institute LLC and mailed to: P.O. Box 35, Genoa, WI 54632-0035. Cancellations after December 3, 2012 are non-refundable.

Schedule: Please plan to arrive 15 minutes early and dress for the weather and wear sturdy footwear. Our new “Dragon Cloud” meditation cabin in the woods behind the main house was just dedicated in September will be available for visiting during breaks.

What to bring: Journal and pen, water bottle and a dish to pass. RoundRiver is in the lovely rural Romance Valley, so please dress for the weather and wear sturdy shoes. Bring slippers or warm socks for indoors.

Snow Date: Saturday, December 22

For questions or to inquire about late or same-day registration call (608) 483-2730.


“A Mindful Approach to Stress: Moving From Reacting to Responding — One Breath at a Time”

Saturday December 1, 2012 / 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Stress is quickly becoming a national epidemic. In a society undergoing the kind of rapid, wide scale changes we are experiencing stress is part of the air we breathe.

The pace of life goes faster and demands of family, work, home and the windstorm of news from the 24/7 media can leave one feeling life is a treadmill. Many get caught up in this breathless cycle, living life as a human doing rather than the human being they are meant to be; reacting rather than responding to the challenge of the moment.

This pace can quickly erode physical and mental wellness and be the source of relationship conflicts, job burnout, eating disorders and substance abuse. Some turn to medications to deal with the stressful cycle of living apart from their natural state, but there is another approach that can be healing for many.

In this daylong workshop “A Mindful Approach to Stress: Moving From Reacting to Responding – One Breath at a Time” professional counselor Mark L. Taylor MA LPC will guide you in practical ways to put the being back into daily life. Through a blend of didactic and experiential leading Mark will introduce you to various mindfulness and Buddhist psychology practices that can reduce stress

Retreat Objectives:

Presenter Profile: Mark L. Taylor MA LPC – Mark is the founder of the RoundRiver Institute LLC and a licensed professional counselor who uses many principles from Buddhist psychology and mindfulness in his work with a variety of clients and clinical issues. He believes our internal wisdom and capacity to care and heal ourselves is both the key to living a more peaceful and dynamic life and as available as the next breath. Mark has past blog entries on mindfulness available for students to read beforehand. To access the blog go to: http://blog.round-river2000.com

Personal Investment: As part of our effort to bring affordable workshops to as many people as possible in these stressful days, this workshop is a RoundRiver “Partner Pricing” event. Details on pricing for this event are on the online registration form. The $15 registration fee can be made out to the RoundRiver Institute LLC and mailed to: P.O. Box 35, Genoa, WI 54632-0035. Please note, cancellations after November 26 are non-refundable.

Lunch: RoundRiver soup pot will be filled with something delicious but the rest of the lunch is potluck in order to keep the cost of sponsoring the event down.

Schedule: The workshop is from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Our new “Dragon Cloud” meditation cabin in the woods behind the main house was just dedicated in September and will be available for visiting during the day.

What to Bring: Pad or meditation cushion or zafu; blanket to lie on; journal, water bottle; pen and dish to share for potluck. RoundRiver is in the lovely rural Romance Valley and depending upon the weather, we may do some outdoor practice, so students should dress for the weather and wear sturdy footwear.

For questions or to inquire about late or same-day registration call (608) 483-2730.


Mindful Yoga: Finding the Centering Pose in the Wind of the Day

Saturday, November 17th  /  10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The ancient practice of yoga is a gentle yet powerful tool to help bring balance and centering to our modern physical, mental, and spiritual lives. Combining yoga postures with the simple power of our breath can bring us back into the present moment. In this workshop, we will explore the many ways in which a yoga practice can be utilized within the context of crafting a more mindful and healthy existence. Through both discussion and yoga practice, Certified Yoga Instructor Katie Jacobson will guide you in examining the nature of the mind/body relationship in an experience suitable for practitioners of all levels — including those who have never set foot on a yoga mat.

In addition to the yoga instruction psychotherapist Mark L. Taylor will provide instruction and guidance in developing a daily mindfulness practice that can both enhance one’s yoga practice and dealing with the daily stress of life. Students will have the opportunity to learn the basics of meditation and have the opportunity to meditate in RoundRiver’s new “Dragon Cloud” meditation cabin. 

Objectives: Students will be introduced to the following …

• Introduction to developing your own mindfulness practice

• Understanding the physiology of mindfulness

• Yoga Practice

• The mindful breath of yoga and life

• Centering and relaxation through the creative union of yoga and mindfulness

• Simple yoga and mindfulness practices to bring into your day

Workshop Leaders:

Katie Jacobson BS, CYI – Katie is a Certified Yoga Instructor (Yoga I and II certifications through AAAI-ISMA) who has worked with students of many different levels and abilities.  She truly believes that yoga is for everyone and that through it, we can begin to better understand ourselves and the world around us – ultimately resulting in a more meaningful and peaceful existence.

Mark L. Taylor MA LPC – Mark is the founder of the RoundRiver Institute LLC and a licensed psychotherapist who uses many principles from Buddhist psychology and mindfulness in his work with a variety of clients and clinical issues. He believes that our internal wisdom and capacity to care and heal ourselves is both the key to living a more peaceful and dynamic life and is as easily accessed as our next breath.

Personal investment: As part of our effort to bring affordable workshops to as many people as possible in these stressful days, this workshop is a RoundRiver “Partner Pricing” event. Details on pricing for this event are on the online registration form. Please note, we will provide soup but the rest of the lunch is potluck.

The $15 registration fee can be made out to the RoundRiver Institute LLC and mailed to: P.O. Box 35, Genoa, WI 54632-0035. Cancellations after November 12, 2012 are non-refundable.

Schedule: Please plan to arrive 15 minutes early.Our new “Dragon Cloud” Buddhist meditation cabin in the woods behind the main house was just dedicated in September and will be available to students for visiting during breaks.

What to bring: Yoga mat or blanket, journal and pen, water bottle and a dish to pass. RoundRiver is in the lovely rural Romance Valley, so please dress for the weather and wear sturdy shoes. Bring slippers or warm socks for indoors.

For questions or to inquire about late or same-day registration call (608) 483-2730.


The Moment at Hand: Applying Practical Mindfulness to Your Daily Life

June 30, 2012  /  10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The pace of life goes faster and faster. The demands of family, work, home and the non-stop windstorm of news tumbling out of a 24/7 media can leave one feeling like life is lived on a runaway treadmill. Many people get caught up in this breathless cycle, living life as a human doing rather than the human being they are meant to be.

For many this role erodes physical and mental wellness and can be the source of relationship conflicts, job burnout, eating disorders and substance abuse. Others turn to medications to deal with the stressful cycle of living apart from their natural state.

In this daylong workshop “The Moment at Hand: Applying Practical Mindfulness to Your Daily Life” psychotherapist Mark L. Taylor MA LPC will guide you in practical ways to put the being back into your daily life. Through a blend of didactic and experiential leading Mark will introduce you to various mindfulness and Buddhist psychology practices that can bring you back to the being of living life in the only thing we are ever given – this precious moment at hand upon which our lives continually turn.

The workshop is June 30, 2012. We will begin at 10 a.m. and conclude at 4 p.m.

Retreat Objectives:

Presenter Profile: Mark L. Taylor MA LPC – Mark is the founder of the RoundRiver Institute LLC and a licensed psychotherapist who uses many principles from Buddhist psychology and mindfulness in his work with a variety of clients and clinical issues. He believes that our internal wisdom and capacity to care and heal ourselves is both the key to living a more peaceful and dynamic life and as easily accessed as the next breath.

Mark has a number of past blog entries on mindfulness available for students to read beforehand. To access the blog go to: http://blog.round-river2000.com

What to Bring: Participants should dress for the weather and wear sturdy footwear for some outdoor practice. Items to bring: pad or meditation cushion or zafu; blanket to lie on; journal, water bottle; pen and dish to share for potluck.

Lunch Details: In order to keep down the cost for this important learning, we will be doing a potluck, though the RoundRiver soup pot will be full with a tasty vegetarian soup for everyone to enjoy.

Personal Investment: $28. If we receive your paid registration June 26 you get a 10% discount ($25.20). If you register with a friend you can deduct 10%. Both register with a friend and get your paid registrations in by June 26 and save 20% ($22.40).

Payment can be made to the RoundRiver Institute LLC and mailed to P.O. Box 35, Genoa, WI 54632-0035.

For questions or to inquire about late or same-day registration call (608) 483-2730.


Connecting Life’s Dots: Finding Your Path & Purpose Later in Life

Saturday June 16, 2012, from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

This day of learning and experience is geared especially for those in their late 40’s to 70 years of age who are in the process of moving between life’s transition points and seeking a deeper, more creative experience of this next phase of life. At such points of transition, we pivot from one direction to another or, frequently one way of being to another.

Your transition point may be that you are about to retire, or have retired, or have lost your job, or your children have left home or there is just a sense of something new you should be doing, but the “what” of that is frustratingly elusive. These pivotal transition times – these deep passage points of life – are an ashes time; a time as old as humanity and deeply woven into the human experience. It is an opportunity to explore and reflect deeply upon one’s life physically, spiritually, emotionally, intellectually and socially.

Connecting Life’s Dots is not a career counseling exercise, though the work can provide a soulful foundation to assist you in the transition into your next phase of life’s work with grace, energy and purpose. During the course of the day’s teaching you will be guided in taking a look at your life and those key points in life that have helped define who you have become and, most importantly, am in the process of becoming.

You will find this discovery process to be enlightening, moving and energizing. At the end of the day you will have a clearer perspective on your life and renewed sense of direction and hope for your future. You will also have a process book that will assist in your journey through this important time of passage.

Presenter Tom Balistrieri Ed.D. LMHC LPC is a licensed mental health counselor in both Massachusetts and Pennsylvania. Besides having served as a psychotherapist, university instructor and administrator in higher education for over 35 years Tom has also spent years living among and working with indigenous elders from around the world.

The focus of Tom’s work with indigenous elders has been the movement into and through the entire lifespan; from childhood through adulthood. He has brought the teachings of these life passages to universities and national conferences across America. He is a native of Wisconsin, having grown up in Milwaukee and done his undergraduate work at UW-Oshkosh. You can read more about Tom’s insights on our ever evolving process of life transitions at: www.passagetransformation.com.

For more information on the workshop please contact Tom at Thomas@ragspassage.com or call (570) 238-5091.

The teaching will be at the RoundRiver Institute LLC, Genoa, WI.

Given the deeply personal level of this supportive work, enrollment is limited to ten. The investment for this day of discovery is $97. If paid registrations arrive before June 13 you receive a 10% discount, and pay only $87.30. If you register with your partner or a friend you can enjoy another 10% discount. Do both discounts and pay only $77.60.

Call for availability of same-day registration.

(608) 483-2730  /  www.round-river2000.com


The Moment at Hand: Applying Practical Mindfulness to Your Daily Life

November 20, 2011 / 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The pace of life goes faster and faster. The demands of family, work, home and the non-stop windstorm of news tumbling out of a 24/7 media can leave one feeling like life is lived on a runaway treadmill. Many people get caught up in this breathless cycle, living life as a human doing rather than the human being they are meant to be.

For many this role erodes physical and mental wellness and can be the source of relationship conflicts, job burnout, eating disorders and substance abuse. Others turn to medications to deal with the stressful cycle of living apart from their natural state.

In this daylong workshop “The Moment at Hand: Applying Practical Mindfulness to Your Daily Life” psychotherapist Mark L. Taylor MA LPC will guide you in practical ways to put the being back into your daily life. Through a blend of didactic and experiential leading Mark will introduce you to various mindfulness and Buddhist psychology practices that can bring you back to the being of living life in the only thing we are ever given – this precious moment at hand upon which our lives continually turn.

The workshop is November 20, 2011. We will begin at 10 a.m. and conclude at 4 p.m.

Retreat Objectives:

Presenter Profile:

Mark L. Taylor MA LPC – Mark is the founder of the RoundRiver Institute LLC and a licensed psychotherapist who uses many principles from Buddhist psychology and mindfulness in his work with a variety of clients and clinical issues. He believes that our internal wisdom and capacity to care and heal ourselves is both the key to living a more peaceful and dynamic life and as easily accessed as the next breath.

Mark has a number of past blog entries on mindfulness available for students to read beforehand. To access the blog go to: http://blog.round-river2000.com

What to Bring: Participants should dress for the weather and wear sturdy footwear for some outdoor practice. Items to bring: pad or meditation cushion or zafu; blanket to lie on; journal, water bottle; pen and dish to share for potluck.

Lunch Details: In order to keep down the cost for this important learning, we will be doing a potluck, though the RoundRiver soup pot will be full with a tasty vegetarian soup for everyone to enjoy.

Personal Investment: $28. If we receive your paid registration Nov. 16 you get a 10% discount ($25.20). If you register with a friend you can deduct 10%. Both register with a friend and get your paid registrations in by Nov. 16 and save 20% ($22.40).

Payment can be made to the RoundRiver Institute LLC and mailed to P.O. Box 35, Genoa, WI 54632-0035.

For questions or to inquire about late or same-day registration call (608) 483-2730.


The Enneagram: A Powerful Tool to Understanding and Healing Relationships

November 19, 2011   /    9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Personal relationships are the foundation upon which we grow and strive and become our best and truest selves. How does our personality style help or hinder the process of our most important and precious intimate relationships? How can we better comprehend the other to mindfully broaden, deepen and enrich such relationships?

The enneagram personality typology is an elegantly balanced system for understanding the subtle shadings of human personality through a blend of modern psychology and ancient spiritual practice and insight. Since the eneagram system has direct application in both personal and career relationships, it has increasingly been used by corporate training and human relations professionals.

Join David Banner Ph.D. for a daylong interactive exploration of the many gifts and challenges of our long practiced – little understood – patterns of attention in love and work.

Within the context of the enneagram we will explore ways to observe and manage attitudes, feelings, reactions and behaviors that repeatedly come up in the dynamic of interacting with spouses, partners, family (including children), friends and professional colleagues. While some knowledge of the enneagram and awareness of one’s personality type is helpful, it is not essential for this workshop.

This workshop is appropriate for both single participants and couples.

Retreat Objectives:

 Presenter profiles:

 

 What to bring: Journal and pen, water bottle and a dish to pass. RoundRiver is in the lovely rural Romance Valley, so please dress for the weather and wear sturdy shoes. Bring slippers or warm socks for indoors.

 Lunch details: In order to keep the cost of the workshop as affordable as possible the lunch is potluck. We will provide fruit snacks and have the RoundRiver soup pot filled with a nutritious vegetarian soup.

 Personal investment $63: Register and pre-pay by Nov. 16 and Receive 10% discount ($56.70). Register and pre-pay with your partner or a friend and you both receive an additional 10% discount ($50.40).

For more information or to register:

Call (608) 483-2730.

Or Visit: www.round-river2000.com

 Checks for payment can be made out and sent to:

RoundRiver Institute LLC

PO Box 35

Genoa, WI 54632-0035


Embracing the Divine Feminine: Guides to Holding Balance in Difficult Times

November 13 / 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Throughout history humankind has had two parallel streams of creativity; one has been the masculine and the other the feminine. In western culture the masculine has dominated while in most eastern and native populations the feminine has been more evident – or, even, dominant.

Throughout nature we see that a balance of the two dynamic energies are necessary for wholeness, harmony and centeredness. Many believe that much of the current turmoil we are seeing in the world is a direct result – and outgrowth, really, of a world out of balance with the natural interplay of the masculine and the feminine.

In this daylong Nov. 13th retreat we will explore the rich tradition of the Divine Feminine goddesses as holding the seeds of both creation and destruction. We will honor the teachings of the Divine Feminine as the sustainer of heritage, cyclic time and rites of passage and pay homage to woman as healer and seer of guarded mysteries.

Nature’s balance of feminine and masculine is a model of the kind of balance and centeredness one needs in life and most especially in the kind of stressful times many are now experiencing.

By examining the goddess energy as exemplified by such goddess figures Kali, Durga, Radha, Parvati, Kwan Yin, Tara and White Calf Buffalo Woman we can see another path to consciousness which speaks to all, both male and female, who desire the kind of balance and serenity essential to all during difficult times.

Retreat objectives:

Presenter profiles:

What to bring: Yoga mat or blanket, journal, pen water bottle and dish to pass. Dress for the weather in loose-fitting comfortable clothing. Round River is in a rural setting so please dress for the weather in loose, comfortable clothing and wear appropriate foot wear. Slippers or warm sock for indoors.

Lunch details: In order to keep the cost of this valuable retreat as affordable as possible the lunch is potluck. We will provide fruit snacks and a hot soup.

Personal investment: $56. Register and pay in full by Nov. 9, 2011 and receive a 10% discount ($ 50.40). Register and pay in full with a friend and both can receive an additional 10% discount ($ 44.80).

For more information or to register:

www.round-river2000.com

Call (608) 483-2730

Checks can be made out and mailed to:

RoundRiver Insittute LLC

PO Box 35

Genoa, WI 54632-0035


Mindful Yoga: Finding Your Centering Pose in the Wind of the Day

November 5th, 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

The powerful, conflicting winds of change swirl about us and within us every day. While such change can be invigorating and challenge us to grow strong and dig deep, they can also uproot us and leave us spinning in uncertainty.

The ancient practice of yoga can be a tool to help bring balance to our modern physical, mental, and spiritual lives.  Combining yoga postures with the simple power of our breath can help bring us back into the present moment. In this daylong retreat certified yoga instructor Katie Jacobson BS CYI will guide students in an exploration of how a yoga practice can be utilized within the context of creating a more mindful existence. Through both instruction and yoga practice, we will examine the nature of the mind/body relationship in an experience suitable for practitioners of all levels – including those who have never set foot on a yoga mat.

 Combined with the yoga teachings, psychotherapist Mark L. Taylor MA LPC will guide students in the basics of mindfulness psychology, including practical tools to enhance and improve the mind/body connection, which is the primary focus of this daylong learning retreat.

Retreat Objectives:

Workshop Leaders:

What to bring: Yoga mat or blanket; journal, water bottle, dish to pass. Dress in comfortable, loose-fitting clothing. RoundRiver is in the lovely rural Romance Valley, so dress for the weather. Bring slippers or warm socks.

Lunch details: In order to keep the cost of the workshop as affordable as possible the lunch is potluck. We will provide a nutritious vegetarian soup and fruit snacks.

Personal investment $38: Register and pre-pay by Oct. 2 and receive 10% discount ($34.20). Pre-register and pay with a friend and you both receive an additional 10% discount ($30.40).


“Coming Back to the Moment at Hand: Applying Practical Mindfulness to Your Daily Life”

With Mark L. Taylor MA LPC

Sunday, August 28, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Life races faster and faster. Demands of family, work, home and the windstorm of news tumbling out of a 24/7 media can leave one feeling trapped on a runaway treadmill. Many are caught up in this breathless cycle, living life as a human “doing” rather than the wonderful human being they are meant to be.

Over time, the pressures of a mindless reactive existence can erode physical and mental wellness, leading to relationship conflicts, job burnout, weight and eating problems, poor sleep and substance abuse. Others turn to medications to deal with the stressful cycle of living apart from their natural state, which, too often, introduces a whole new set of challenges.

In this daylong workshop “Coming Back to the Moment at Hand: Applying Practical Mindfulness to Your Daily Life” psychotherapist Mark L. Taylor MA LPC will guide you in practical ways to put the “being” back into daily life. Through a blend of didactic and experiential teaching Mark will introduce you to mindfulness and Buddhist psychology centering practices that can bring you back to the being of living life in the only thing we are ever given – this precious present moment upon which the wheel of life turns.

The workshop is Sunday, Aug. 28, 10 a.m.to 4 p.m.

Topics of the day will include:

• Understanding the nature and relation of emotion to life and action.

• Using the “sacred entry” that is available every moment of your life.

• How to become a better observer and actor in daily life.

• Developing openness through mindfulness practice in simple, every day actions.

• Opening more fully to life through greater awareness of the senses.

• Basic introduction to the practice of Morita and Naikan psychology.

• How to build a mindfulness practice.

Students will also receive a reading list for further study and mindfulness practice.

Dress for the weather and wear sturdy footwear for some outdoor practice. Items to bring: pad or meditation cushion or zafu; blanket to lie on; journal, water bottle; pen and dish to share for potluck.

In order to keep cost down for this timely learning, we will be doing a potluck, though the RoundRiver soup pot will be full with a vegetarian soup for everyone to enjoy.

Personal investment for this day of mindfulness learning and practice is $28. Get your paid registration in by August 22 and enjoy a 10% discount ($25.20). If you register with a friend you can deduct 10%. Both register with a friend and get your paid registrations in by August 22 and save 20% ($22.40 per person).

Call for availability of same-day registration.

Free Offering: Visit Mark’s blog at http://blog.round-riveri2000.com for a series of posts on mindfulness psychology and practice leading up to the workshop. Offer questions or suggestions of what you would like to see included in the workshop.

Payment can be made to the RoundRiver Institute LLC, P.O. Box 35, Genoa, WI 54632-0035.

For questions or to inquire about late or same-day registration call (608) 483-2730.


Discovering Your Parenting Personality With the Enneagram

Anyone given the colorful opportunity of raising a teenager knows what a challenging experience that can be. While surging hormones, peer pressure and rapidly evolving social influences are certainly factors, a deeper understanding of your teen�s personality can be a real help. The Enneagram is an ancient psychological personality typing tool that can assist you in navigating the parenting process. The enneagram is known for its applicability and range in deciphering and illuminating all kinds of relationships and behaviors. (more…)


Practical Stuff Every Parent Needs to Know About Teen Substance Abuse

with Mark L. Taylor MA LPC SAC.

When it comes to adolescent substance abuse, parents are usually the last to know. That lack of knowledge frequently means that by the time a parent realizes what is going on teens have slipped into serious levels of substance abuse before their families even have a chance to provide the kind of attention, support, structure and accountability needed. (more…)


Coming Back to the Moment at Hand: Applying Practical Mindfulness to Your Daily Life

Coming Back to the Moment at Hand: Applying Practical Mindfulness to Your Daily Life
December 4 With Mark L. Taylor MA LPC
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Restoration of Body, Mind & Spirit: A Tibetan Medcine Approach to Your Life in Healthy Balance

This November 14 event is the third and concluding offering in the 2009 �Divine Feminine Living in Balance: Holding Your Center in Un-Centered Times� series sponsored by the RoundRiver Institute LLC and Global View, near Spring Green, WI. The workshops are Oct. 3, Oct. 24 & Nov. 14. While the trio of workshops provides a sequential path of learning about the healing Divine Feminine, each is designed to be a stand alone learning experience. Students are invited to take an individual workshop or the entire series of three at a discounted price, paid in advance. (more…)


The Shaman’s Dream: Winter Workshop Series

“The Shaman’s Dream: Winter Workshop Series”
November 13 With Bill Humphrey
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Discovering Your Life Purpose

In this November 6th retreat with David Banner Ph.D. you are invited on a journey of discovery to give both voice and active vision to your life purpose and how best to manifest that in your daily and work life. (more…)


Steward of the Land Seminar: “Recognizing Your Ecosystem’s Health”

Sponsored by: Valley Stewardship Network and the Round River Institute LLC.

Want to learn how to evaluate the vitality of the ecosystem on your land?

Then don’t miss the rare opportunity to join internationally known restoration ecologist Steve Apfelbaum , author of the acclaimed book “Nature’s Second Chance: Restoring the Ecology of Stone Prairie Farm” and co-author of “Restoring Ecological Health to Your Land”, when he conducts the hands-on seminar “Recognizing Your Ecosystem’s Health” Saturday, August 21 at Round River Institute, Romance, WI. (more…)


The Moment at Hand: Applying Practical Mindfulness to Your Daily LifeThe Moment at Hand: Applying Practical Mindfulness to Your Daily Life

The pace of life goes faster and faster. The demands of family, work, home and the non-stop windstorm of news tumbling out of a 24/7 media can leave one feeling like life is lived on a runaway treadmill. Many people get caught up in this breathless cycle, living life as a human doing rather than the human being they are meant to be. (more…)


Breath of the Shaman

Bill Humphrey, Certified Breathworker and Shamanic Practitioner, combines conscious breathing with traditional Shamanic methods to create powerful tools for transformation. Bill uses Taoist breathing meditations, Rebirthing and core Shamanism to facilitate trance states and connect with spirit guides. This work is conducted in a small group setting to assure a safe and sacred space for personal exploration and growth. Participants in this workshop will learn:

How to use conscious breathing to connect on the emotional and spiritual levels with self and others.

How to read and release energy patterns with connected breathing.

The use of breath in inducing the Shamanic trance state.

Core Shamanic principals such as holding space, creating ritual and ecstatic vision.

The use of sound, ritual and art to express the Shamanic experience.

“Breath of the Shaman” was one of the first workshops sponsored by the RoundRiver Institute and has been presented every autumn since. Bill is a wonderful, caring teacher and his work in this field has been a valuable life asset for many. This year’s class on November 7 will extend that healing tradition. (more…)


FrameShifting: Finding Your Unique Pathway to Wholeness

Ever wonder why certain events allow you to expand your consciousness or alter who you think you are beyond your normal experience? Through the power of “FrameShifting”, you can have access to this transformative experience at any time without adopting, changing, or “fixing” your beliefs. (more…)