Samples from the Program CCR August 2024

More details in June!  Scroll down for information on the presenters.
We have many wonderful offerings to delight you, presented by our very skilled presenters including:

COMMUNICATIONS MASTERY

with Dr Stacy Ellis

Your voice is your agent of change.

This workshop will teach you hands on skills to communicate more effectively across all areas of your life.

Communication Techniques Addressed in this workshop:

  • Nonviolent Communication
  • Active Listening
  • Assertive Communication
  • Mindfulness in Communication

How confident are you in your ability to express yourself clearly?
Do you often feel misunderstood by even those closest to you?
Do you communicate effectively when there is a power differential?
Do you communicate effectively when you are emotional?
Do you know your communication habits?
What are you listening for and actually hearing from others?

Latihan

with Hema Latha

Latihan hails from Indonesia and is a powerful meditation in movement exercise.  This is an experience in letting go as you deeply surrender to navigating the unknown.  Many participants leave feeling nurtured, connected and blissed out.

Nervous System Mastery

With Dr Stay Ellis

Why is it important to maintain a healthy nervous system?

What are the different types of dissociation?

What are the trauma responses?

How are stress and trauma similar and different in the nervous system?

What are the different ways to maintain a healthy nervous system?

How do we calm the nervous system after an agitating event?

How does the nervous system impact the emotional body and the animal body?

How to support those with Neurodiversity?

Come find out!

Endarkenment: Being Your Full Self

With Jonathan Robinson
In trying to be more enlightened, we often suppress or lose touch with all the different parts of ourselves. In this playshop, we will discuss and experientially explore letting our "shadow" parts out to play.  This will include saying our judgments, expressing our sexual selves, and letting go of inhibitions.  In this gathering you will experience:
* How much we normally suppress our full selves
* What it would be like to be fully honest and uninhibited
* How it feels very freeing to let loose in a safe environment
* How fear of other's opinions largely runs our lives
* How to use certain methods to be more free--while not offending people
Because this workshop will explore shadow material, it may not be appropriate for people with egos that are easily triggered by the judgments of others. The group will be asked to stretch into normally suppressed forms of self expression. However, by exploring endarkenment, we can become more fully ourselves, less inhibited, and even more enlightened.

What's True For You?

With Dr. Deborah Bice
Some of us are returning participants who've met before, and some are meeting people here for the first time. One thing we have in common is our desire to know and be known, to love and be loved. Curious about how others' experience and desire is like or different from yours? In this session, you can develop new connections and deepen existing ones.
In a few different small groups, I will invite you to share the essence of "what's true for you," as your group takes turns responding to question prompts. The questions will definitely help others begin to know you, and possibly also help you learn new things about yourself.

Slow the F@#$ down: The art of embracing stillness

With Hema Latha

This workshop aims to guide participants on an inward journey towards embracing the art of slowing down, reconnecting with themselves, and finding peace amidst the chaos. It will include a combination of guided meditations, interactive discussions, experiential activities, and reflective exercises. Participants will leave with practical tools, renewed inspiration, and a deeper understanding of how to cultivate a slower, more intentional way of living that nourishes the mind, body, and spirit.

Making and Receiving Requests

With Dr. Deborah Bice

What stops you from asking clearly and directly for the contact you want with other people? When you receive a request, how do you respond authentically--especially when you want to decline? Get tips on what to consider when making or receiving requests, and practice asking and responding. Increase your confidence and comfort with skills you can use at this retreat and beyond.

Frisky after 50

With Michael Holwell and Amara Karuna

Discussion and Taoist practices

Have you noticed differences in your body and sexual energy as you age?
Are you wanting your pelvis to stay healthy and toned?
Is it a little harder to feel the spark, and is your inner sex god/dess more interested in taking a nap?
Come together to share stories, discuss the natural changes, give recommendations for supplements, and support each other.
We will do some Taoist practices designed to keep us healthy and vibrant as we age, including pelvic floor workouts.
Find some inspiration and get your frisky going!

Small Connection Pods

With Various hosts

This is a sweet time every day to connect and share our experiences in a smaller group.

How to Create Instant Intimacy with Anyone

with Jonathan Robinson
 We all want to be able to connect with others, but often fail to do so. Fortunately, there are certain ideas and principles that consistently lead to deep connections.
At this experiential workshop you'll learn:
*The 12 questions that always lead to deep conversations with anyone
*How to create an environment to "go deep" with someone quickly
*The one question that will blow your mind, and the one question that works with everyone
* How to use vulnerability to create a heart-filled connection
You will be given a sheet with several simple communication games, including 12 questions that you will use to pair up with a partner to experience how powerful these methods really are. You'll soon see that, with the right information and techniques, you can create a heartwarming exchange with anyone.

LIBERATION: RELEASING THE PAST intro

with Dr Stacy Ellis

This workshop is an opportunity to identify YOUR subconscious childhood learning. Get to the root of what triggers and stories are running your life and release the faulty learning at the neurological level. We replace the faulty learning with new beliefs about yourself and the world. This clears the nervous system of old learning and allows for new programming to happen. We also go through a deep experiential process of reconnecting to the subconscious inner child. You learn how to integrate the inner child and the logical adult so that you can be whole and functional together.

This is an introduction to Stacy's work that is presented in her 6 day trainings.

ZEGG Forum

(with various facilitators) 

ZEGG Forum is a group process developed at the German community ZEGG to provide a stage for whatever is happening inside the person: one's true motivations, deep feelings, ideas and emotions. The Forum helps facilitate transparency, sharing and clarifying unsolved situations of daily life, and it can be a catalyst for one's own personal growth.

Authentic Relating Games

(with various facilitators) 

Create new and authentic connections by getting to know people in fun and playful ways.  Authentic Relating Games creates a safe atmosphere for people to show up, exactly as they are, and connect from this place.  The games are aimed at keeping what is present in the moment very alive and exploring it together with child like curiosity.  Depending on the group, the games can be light and simple.  They can also get edgy pretty quickly.  You decide where you want the games to take you!  Enjoy the ride!

Experiencing Tantra

with Hema Latha

Explanation, experimentation & myth busting about Tantra

Have you ever wondered about what Tantra is? Come to this workshop to learn more about what Tantra is and more importantly, what it isn’t. We will do experiential exercises that will involve all of the five senses. A neo-Tantra inspired Heart Connection Ritual will be part of this workshop where you will develop deep connections with other people. Things will get juicy when we do a blindfolded meditation in movement with each other where you rely only on your sense of touch. You will leave this experience feeling rejuvenated, connected and more alive!

RELATIONAL MASTERY

with Dr Stacy Ellis

This course addresses common themes and pit falls across all relationship dynamics to address the best ways to approach relationships. This course is NOT a process group for couples or couples group therapy.

Topics Cover In This Course:

  • Vetting criteria and red flags in relating
  • How to identify safe people and build safety in relating
  • Identifying and asserting boundaries and limits
  • How to recognize right relationship with each individual
  • How to deepen vulnerability and honesty in relating
  • How to stay current in relationships
  • How to have a successful relationship with power dynamics involved
  • How to identify deal breakers

Tantric Breathwork

With Amara Karuna
Breath is the most basic and deep pathway to move our energy.
We are trained from early on to breathe shallowly in order to control our feelings. Using the simple vehicle of breathing deeply and evocative music, we will take a shamanic journey into our energy bodies, with solo and partner practices.
 
Within a container of a ritual sacred circle, we will open the gates to our energy bodies and allow a cleansing of old stuck patterns.
Emotions and body movements may emerge as we take this journey.
 We take time for integration and sharing after each journey.
This is a fully clothed, sensual event, that involves the choice of close body contact. 

Consent and Pleasure

With Jenna Card
What keeps you from asking for what you really want? How do you navigate sensual, playful possibilities while staying connected to your whole self - both in limits (boundaries) and longings (desire)? Join Jenna In this interactive playshop where we will move beyond the basics of consent and bringing theory into exploration and experience.
You will have the opportunity to connect with the aliveness of your desire, reflect on what inhibits your expression, and explore how to articulate and maintain (healthy, uplifting!) boundaries. It’s through this dance of yeses and nos, that we can find the freedom and joy of giving and receiving consensual, playful pleasure!
We will draw from Betty Martin’s Wheel of Consent, Nonviolent Communication and our collective, embodied consent & pleasure wisdom.

The Facilitators

Dr Stacy Ellis

Dr. Stacy Ellis is a seeker on the eternal path toward a deeper understanding of truth, love, and freedom. She believes that wonder and marvel should be fundamental qualities of our lives. Her playful and passionate spirit combined with clarity and coherence offers connection and guidance to anyone eager to take the deeper dive.

A Doctor of Psychology by trade, she grafts together branches of science, insight, and ancient practices to create unique offerings to the world. She plants seeds in the hearts of those she works with to assist them in better understanding themselves and their place in the higher consciousness of the world. Stacy brings over fifteen years of clinical practice and ten years of experience running ongoing groups and facilitating workshops. For the past six years, she has facilitated the Liberation: Releasing The Past Workshop around the country.

As a lifelong learner, Dr. Ellis searches for appropriate and novel ways to benefit her patients. She has studied modalities that take the work beyond just talking and drawing individuals out of their “heads” and into full embodiment. She believes in using all the tools at her disposal to deprogram the nervous system of negative childhood-imprinted beliefs so individuals can live presently as their authentic selves.

Stacy is a trauma informed therapist. In addition to her academic qualifications (two masters degrees and a PysD), she also has professional training in EMDR, TRE, NPL, EFT, somatic therapies,  breath-work and sound healing. She has specialities in forensic psychology, trauma, LGBTQIA, alternative relationships, chronic pain, addiction medicine and maintaining a healthy nervous system.

https://drstacyellis.com/

Hema Latha

Hema, the founder of Hema Yoga, is a certified Kripalu yoga teacher and has been teaching yoga for over 6 years. Hema blends mindfulness, meditation and breath into a yoga experience that results in a greater awareness and connection to your body.

Hema is also a gifted energy healer, channeler and psychic. She uses Tantric techniques combined with her spiritual gifts to help individuals release traumas and negative blocks from their mind, body and spirit.

https://hemaholisticmystic.com/

Dr. Deborah Bice, Ph.D., CPCC, PCC

Life & Love By Design: Self-Knowledge | Self-Awareness | Conscious Choice

Dr. Deborah Bice helps people identify what's truly important to them and consciously create a more fulfilling life. She especially loves supporting people who seek more deeply satisfying relationships and/or a more vibrant, joyful experience of their sexuality. Deborah is a polyamorous, sex-positive, kink-aware psychologist and sex educator providing life, relationship and sexuality coaching for individuals and partners. She teaches and facilitates at Network for New Culture camps, primarily on the topics of communication, relationship and/or sexuality. She is a guide for therapeutic MDMA journeys.

She also facilitates events and group programs for women who want to (re)connect deeply with their true selves in the company of other women. Dr. Bice earned her doctorate in psychology at the University of Arizona (1998). She is a certified professional Co-Active Coach, trained through the CoActive Training Institute, and holds the International Coaching Federation's Professional Certified Coach credential.

Jonathan Robinson

Jonathan Robinson is a psychotherapist, best-selling author of 15 books, and a professional speaker from Northern California. He has reached over 200 million people around the world with his practical methods, and his work has been translated into 47 languages.

Mr. Robinson has made numerous appearances on The Oprah Show and CNN, as well as other national TV talk shows. Jonathan’s most recent book is called, “Ecstasy as Medicine: How MDMA Therapy Can Help You Overcome Trauma, Anxiety and Depression…and Feel More Love.”

His other books include the bestsellers, “Communication Miracles for Couples,” and “More Love, Less Conflict.” Jonathan is the co-host of the podcast Awareness Explorers, and his websites are: XTCasMedicine.com and FindingHappiness.com

Kim Keller

Kim Keller is a Certified Tantra Educator and Intimacy Coach, as well as Co-Organizer of Oregon Tantra Festival. Kim lives in Ashland, OR, with her partner, Jimmy Nacey. She specializes in working with women, men and couples looking for more pleasure, joy and intimacy in their sexuality, and utilizing that juicy energy to inspire and enliven their everyday life.

As a one-on-one coach, group facilitator, keynote speaker and workshop presenter, Kim has over 30 years experience as a counselor and coach, and is driven by her strong commitment and passion in the support and service of others as they discover and reclaim their own deep sensual and sexual nature as a critical part of overall health, wellness and vitality.

https://kimrosekeller.com/

Amara Karuna

In 1989, she developed her own approach to peer counseling, called Holistic Peer Counseling integrating peer counseling with spiritual meditation practices, psychic healing, breath work and body centered techniques.

She began studying Tantra and Sacred Spot work, a method of sexual healing, on Maui in 2003, and has since studied 6 different methods of pelvic bodywork.  She has taught Sacred Pelvic Healing Work, and led Tantra Pujas since 2007.  
She is the author of the pictoral guide “Sacred Pelvic Healing Massage Practice Manual”, and offers Yoni and Lingam Massage DVDs to students for practicing at home.
Amara developed Heartbeat Nurturing Therapy, a method of healing the inner infant-self using cradling, hypnotic induction and suckling to address emotional issues stemming from lack of breast feeding & loving closeness as an infant.  She is the author of Heartbeat Nurturing Therapy- Healing Our Hearts Together“.

See http://www.karuna-sacredloving.com for counseling, classes, workshops, writings, videos.

Jenna Card

Jenna Card is a Certified Nonviolent Communication Trainer, passionate about the sweetness of healthy relationships. As a facilitator, coach, and mediator specializing in community and interpersonal relating, Jenna guides others into clear, authentic connection with themselves and others. She weaves an intuitive, collaborative approach with keen tracking to cultivate a client's innate insights and tangible transformation.

Known for her gentle curiosity and empathetic nature, Jenna supports individuals in cultivating the courage, self-compassion, radical honesty, and resilience needed to live harmonious, authentic, joy-filled lives. Jenna’s formal training includes Nonviolent Communication, mediation, Relational Somatic Therapy, and nature-based leadership as well as sacred sexuality, tantra, yoga, and mindfulness.