Friday, 12 April 2024 7:00pm - Sunday, 14 April 2024 5:00pm
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The Principle of Firmness and Gentleness - Monthly Breema Weekend Workshop

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Alexandra Johnson does Breema at Hummingbird Valley Retreat Center
In-person


Firmness and Gentleness
The principle of Firmness and Gentleness teaches us to have the right balance of activity and receptivity in every moment. It supports us to establish a good relationship between our mind and feelings.


Experience a new level of aliveness and comfort in the nourishing atmosphere of a Breema weekend workshop. As body, mind, and feelings begin to function in harmony with each other, you are revitalized, and the way you think, feel, and move emanates harmony. Each weekend consists of four modular workshops, all of them unique in content.

In each workshop, we learn and practice a select repertoire of Breema bodywork sequences and Self-Breema exercises, which are dynamic expressions of the Nine Principles of Harmony. These universal principles are fundamental elements of Breema’s profound philosophy, and applying them as we practice prepares us to use them in our daily lives.

These workshops are down-to-earth and practical. We learn by direct experience of giving and receiving the bodywork and doing the exercises. Breema offers perspectives and experiences that can become the foundation of a profound self-understanding, with the potential to have a transformative effect on one’s life. Succinctly put, by studying Breema you discover yourself.

The workshops offer important support for bodyworkers, as well as for practitioners in the fields of mental, physical, and emotional health, but anyone with an interest in finding more meaning and fulfillment will find them invaluable.

You can participate in the entire weekend, or attend just one or more of the four workshops. Pre-registration is recommended. Call or email the Breema Center for more information. 

CE is available for massage therapists and bodyworkers, nurses, LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and LEPs. $10 fee for processing

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These Weekend Workshops count as part of the 12-Month Breema Practitioner Course.

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Hummingbird Valley Retreat Center in Santa Cruz, CA

Weekend Schedule

Friday:         7:00–8:30pm  No charge.
Saturday:   9:30 am-12:30 pm    2:00-5:00 pm
Sunday:      9:30 am-12:30 pm    2:00-5:00 pm

 

Cost

10% discount if paid by March 31— Use coupon code EARLYBIRD

    • $200 for the weekend ($180 if paid by March 31)
    • $60 per 3-hour workshop ($54 if paid by March 31)

     Meals are not included. See PDF for suggestions. Camping is available onsite.

     


    The 12-Month Breema Practitioner Course consists of one weekend a month for a year, with some flexibility for those who cannot attend each workshop or are outside the Bay Area.

    Details on the 12-Month Breema Practitioner Course

    Instructors

    Roxanne Caswell

    Breema Center staff

    Roxanne Caswell, CMT, is a Staff Instructor at the Breema Center in Oakland, CA, since 1991. She maintains an active international teaching schedule.

    Join me for personal Self-Breema classes live online, one-on-one, via Zoom. For your first free session, click "Send message" and let me know when you would like to schedule one.

    Blogs by Roxanne Caswell

    A New Posture for Life is Needed for New Thinking, New Feeling ~ January 3, 2019

    Steve Brodsky

    Steve has been a health and wellness practitioner for the past 20 years. Practicing and teaching Breema, yoga, massage, and nutritional wellness, he offers practical and inspirational guidance to maintain physical well-being, to enhance mental clarity, and to explore meaning and connection in one's life. Steve maintains a regular teaching schedule that includes online Self-Breema classes, one day workshops, weekend courses, and retreats in the Pacific Northwest and California. 

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    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...

    Alexis Mulhauser

    Breema Center staff

    Alexis Mulhauser has 20 years of experience studying and teaching movement, including Breema, Yoga, martial arts, and dance. She is a Breema Instructor and Self-Breema Instructor at the Breema Center in Oakland, CA, and Certified Massage Therapist. Alexis also teaches dance in Berkeley and gives private bodywork sessions at the Breema Clinic and Worthy Self-Care Studio in Berkeley.  By applying Breema and the 9 Principles of Harmony in her professional path as a movement educator, Alexis has...

    Kevin Johnson

    Kevin has been studying Breema for over 20 years.  He was drawn to Breema by its simplicity.  Since he began to practice Breema, he has found himself on a path of self-understanding.  This practice is not only for the classroom, but something he uses in his everyday life.  All he has to do is remember.  The more Breema he has in his body, the easier it is to remember.

     

    Denise Berezonsky

    Breema Center staff
    Breema Clinic practitioner

    Denise Berezonsky is co-author of Self-Breema: Exercises for Harmonious Life, Associate Director and Practitioner at the Breema Clinic and a Staff Instructor at the Breema Center. Denise has been working with Breema’s transformational approach to life since 1989 and in continuous practice at the Breema Clinic since 1991. She teaches online, throughout Northern California and in the Pacific Northwest.

    "I love giving and receiving Breema bodywork. Breema, Self-Breema, and the Nine Principles...

    Elaine Pendergrast

    Breema Center staff
    Breema Clinic practitioner

    Elaine started studying Breema in 1991, and soon became a Certified Practitioner and Instructor. On staff at the Breema Center, she teaches classes there regularly, and has presented Breema at many outreach events to new people at workshops, conferences, health fairs, retreat centers, and other venues around the country. She has also been a Practitioner at the Breema Clinic for many years and enjoys working with new and established clients.

    Blogs by Elaine Pendergrast

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    Alexandra Johnson, MD

    Breema Center staff
    Breema Clinic practitioner

    I am a Family Physician, and have been a Breema Practitioner and Instructor for over 20 years. I have found Breema's non-judgmental 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...

    Arlie Mischeaux

    Breema Center staff
    Breema Clinic practitioner

    Arlie began receiving Breema bodywork sessions in 1994 and soon after became a Certified Breema Practitioner and Instructor. Since then, she has dedicated her efforts to teaching and reaching more people with the essential, transformative method that Breema offers, via classes, workshops, and private sessions. Over the years, she has studied and traveled with a keen interest in expanding her experience and understanding of many traditional healing methods with native peoples, shamans, medicine...

    Susan Mankowski

    Breema Center staff
    Breema Clinic practitioner

    Susan Mankowski, LMT, BFA in dance, has been an Certified Breema Practitioner and Instructor in Santa Cruz, the Breema Center, and throughout the United States since 1998. She is a Staff member and Instructor at the Breema Center since 2012. Currently she is located offsite in Wisconsin and also instructs at Breema Center Intensives, for the practitioner program, and other onsite events.

    Always and everywhere, we have the possibility to come to unity with all that exists.

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