15 November 2019 7:30pm–17 November 2019 11:00am

Breema Retreat with Jon Schreiber at 1440 Multiversity in the Santa Cruz Mountains, California

Breema Workshop at 1440 Multiversity in Santa Cruz CA
Embodied Medicine: Practical Tools for Conscious Living and Optimal Mind-Body Health

Are you ready to explore the essential nature of life and the deeper meaning of health? Are you ready to learn how to actualize it all? Lots of people talk about the body-mind connection, but fewer bring us deep into its core: the neuroscience, evolutionary biology, psychology, and timeless wisdom at the foundation of holistic health.

In this life-changing weekend, four outstanding influencers in the fields of movement, medicine, healing, and happiness—Jon Schreiber, DC, Ellen Petry Leanse, Deborah Cohan, MD, and Alexandra Johnson, MD—introduce you to Breema, a nourishing and life-altering form of integrative bodywork, and the dynamic practice of Embodied Medicine. Built on the Nine Principles of Harmony, Breema is a revolutionary way to think and live.

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This workshop blends lecture, discussion, and hands-on learning. Through exercises, movement, and time spent working in dyads and small groups, you will:

  • Explore the movement, art, and somatic experiencing techniques at the foundation of Embodied Medicine
  • Learn the latest neuroscience on habits, happiness, and how to make the most of our lives
  • Gain firsthand experience by learning and practicing Self-Breema exercises and Breema partner sequences
  • Enjoy a nonjudgmental atmosphere to let go of conditioned patterns and connect to new and more natural ways of moving, thinking, and feeling.
  • Get into your body and explore the dynamic role that the brain plays in how you relate to and experience the world. Expand on science-backed paths to building greater focus, connection, and satisfaction. You will leave this weekend with exciting and practical tools for increasing body-mind connection in your daily life.

Workshop Schedule


​Evening Program Session 7:30-9pm: Opening circle


Morning Program Session 9-noon: Breema and the Art of Being Present
Afternoon Program Session 2-4:30pm: Conversations on the Brain and Perception
Evening Program Session 7:30-9:30pm: Breema and The Nine Principles of Harmony


Morning Program Session 8:30-11am: Conversations on the Brain and Perception
Embodied Medicine: Movement/Art/Expression
Closing Circle

Faculty Bios:

Jon Schreiber, DC

Director of the Breema Center and Breema Clinic in Oakland, California, Jonhas been teaching Breema in the US and internationally since 1980. He has presented Breema to professionals in the fields of medicine, psychology, bodywork, holistic health and personal growth. In his clinical practice, Dr. Schreiber uses Breema bodwork, Self-Breema, and the Nine Principles of Harmony to help his patients discover the real meaning of health. His numerous articles and books focus on the universal and practical philosophy of Breema.

Alexandra Johnson, MD

Alexandra R. Johnson, MD, trained in Family Medicine at the University of Colorado, with a fellowship in obstetrics. Throughout her medical career, her emphasis has been on finding simple and meaningful paths to optimal health. Her current clinical practice integrates Breema bodywork, hypnosis and diet with functional and western approaches, to create a personalized plan for each patient.
Dr. Johnson has been studying and teaching Breema bodywork for over 20 years and has found this approach invaluable in working with any health condition. Her work focuses not only on improving immediate symptoms of illness, but on developing a connection to the body that supports insight into how our unconscious conditioning affects our health. This catalyzes a profound process of personal growth and healing.

Ellen Petry Leanse

Author, The Happiness Hack, an Amazon bestseller
Author, Stanford instructor, and digital pioneer Ellen Petry Leanse harnesses learning from 35 years as a Silicon Valley insider in her work as a leadership guide and organizational innovator.
An alum of early Apple, she served on the Macintosh launch team and championed the company's groundbreaking 1985 debut into digital environments. Her work since then has spanned entrepreneurship, investing, and leadership coaching – experiences fueled by a growing commitment to integrating neuroscience, psychology, and wisdom practices into the world of business. Her popular Stanford courses guided hundreds of students to "think different” about professional and life satisfaction and the potential of business to create positive change. A respected Silicon Valley influencer and globally-known speaker, Ellen is passionate about intentional living and brain-aware practices that increase well-being and impact. She's been featured on CNN and the Today Show, in Time Magazine, Health, Vogue.com, Forbes, Inc., and Entrepreneur, and as a contributor to Thrive Global. Today, as Chief People Officer of Lucidworks, she guides values-driven contribution and growth for a global community focused on the future of search. Her bestselling book “The Happiness Hack" shares science-backed paths to building focus, connection, and satisfaction.

Deborah Cohan, MD

Deborah is a loving mother, joyous dancer, compassionate physician, and subtly mischievous rabble-rouser spreading the messages of joy, interconnectedness, and love. As a Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at UCSF and Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital (ZSFG), Deborah runs HIVE, a hub of sexual and reproductive wellness for pregnant women and others living with HIV. Deborah was diagnosed with breast cancer at the age of 44. A dancer all her life, she danced the day of her diagnosis and nearly every day throughout her treatment, including in the operating room immediately prior to her bilateral mastectomy. A video of the intraop flash mob taped by the anesthesiologist and posted by a friend unbeknownst to her on YouTube during her surgery went viral and instigated a pop-up social movement of joy and healing through dance. Upon completing chemotherapy, Deborah founded Foundation for Embodied Medicine and offers her teachings at Commonweal, ZSFG, and other venues locally and nationally. When not dancing or mothering or delivering babies, Deborah likes to meditate and explore primary sensory experiences.


Jon Schreiber

Director of the Breema Center and Breema Clinic

Jon Schreiber, D. C., director of the Breema Center and Breema Clinic in Oakland, California, has been teaching Breema in the U.S. and internationally since 1980. He has presented Breema at medical, psychology, bodywork, exercise, holistic health, and personal growth conferences. His numerous articles and books focus on the universal and practical philosophy of Breema. In his clinical practice, Dr. Schreiber uses Breema, Self-Breema, and the Nine Principles of Harmony to help patients discover...

Alexandra Johnson

Breema Center staff
Breema Clinic practitioner

I am a Family Physician, and have been a Breema Practitioner and Instructor for over 15 years. I have found Breema's non-judgemental atmosphere to be invaluable in working with any health condition. I am consistently amazed at the effect of Breema bodywork, Self-Breema exercises, and Nine Principles of Harmony in increasing vitality, addressing acute concerns, and offering new templates for relating to body, mind and feelings. I began working as a practitioner at the Breema Clinic in 2002, and...