Metabolizing Trauma Retreats

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Unhealed trauma acts like a rock thrown into a pond; it causes ripples that move outward, affecting many other bodies over time. After months or years, unhealed trauma can appear to become part of someone's personality. Over even longer periods of time, it gets passed on and gets componded through other bodies in a household, it can become a family norm. And if it gets transmitted and compounded through multiple families and generations, it can start to look like culture.

                               RESMAA MENAKEM, My Grandmother's Hands

We play in the Zone of Repair. Another name for the Zone of Contact. Transition Zones. This is a Zone of the most fluid tissue. In Ortho-Bionomy terms, we are suffused with Phase 6, in all our tiniest spaces. Transition Zones are the most vulnerable in your body's range through the world.

 

 

Gods are welcome to join in. Totems, personal Juju, your own connection to your Sacred are respectfully invited. You may meet some new ones along your path here. We will co-create the Field we play in.

 

A View from Noonaweena: Cloudscaped Landscape

 

 

Tricks and Tools of Ortho-Bionomy will be taught and applied. Typically these tools are used by therapists to help another body find its own personal, correct alignment and relationship. But we will use them more as Asanas, doorways through which you let Your Body finds what works best for all of you. This is where you repair the damages.

 

 

 

Movement is always bidirectional. When this is grasped a "no" put out there is simultaneiously a "yes" in the opposite direction. We recalibrate our balance of 'Holding On' to 'Letting Go.'

 

Sunset at Noonaweena

 

Our Vision is for Ongoing Actions, the continuing on of Life. We look for how we thrive in this Time Between Stories, of things seeming to fall apart. Change to quick we can't know what to do. 

     Our Vison is to let Life inform us what she wants as much as tell her what we need.

     Our Vision is for moment by moment living in Continuous Repair. And this is how a 'healing session' is done as well. At the interplay of inner and outer.

 

 

Life is an ongoing Movement in the Borderlands––

Boundaries––Transition Zones––Contact Zones

––The Space Between the Notes–– 

Life is Relationship

Life is Repair

 

 

Our Staff

 

Co-Teaching with Richard, Debby Benson

Debby Demonstrating a Slinky

Debby Benson is an Advanced Instructor of Ortho-Bionomy and a professional mediator.

 

 

Our coordinator, assistant, hostess,in AU, Madeleine Sheldon

Maddy on the Go at Noonaweena

Madeleine is an Associate Instructor of Ortho-Bionomy, an accomplished artist, and a skilled teacher of yoga/pilates.

 

Madeleine will help you work out how to get here. She is one of our problem solvers and does everything with grace and style.

 

To register contact Madeleine:

 

Email: mad.yoga.art@bigpond.com  Phone 0404047589 

 

 

Life Parner, She Who Must Be Obeyed Karen Valasek

Karen is a musician, a singer, a master teacher of Kindermusik, an award winning actor.

The vision is for Ongoingness; Life continuing on . . . .

 

Flaneur -- Out for a Stroll

Contact 

Richard Valasek               1501 Kuloko St                 Pearl City HI 96782

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Richard Valasek BA BS RN OP

I am I and my circumstance;

and, if I do not save it, I do not save myself.                       —JOSÉ ORTEGA Y GASSET

Changing the Conversation

Whatever affects one directly affects all indirectly. For some strange reason I can never be what I ought to be until you are what you ought to be. And you can never be what you ought to be until I am what I ought to be––this is the interrelated structure of reality.

        —MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR.

Now, more than ever . . . our place in the universe and the place of the universe in us, is proving to be one of active relationship. That is more than a scientist’s credo. The separateness of our lives is a sham. Physics, mathematics, music, painting, my politics, my love for you, my work, the star-dust of my body, the spirit that impels it, clocks diurnal, time perpetual, the roll, rough, tender, swamping, liberating, breathing, moving, thinking nature, human nature and the cosmos are patterned together.                JEANETTE WINTERSON,                     Gut Symmetries

What you do, what you become, is not my concern.                                          ROBERT MCCALL

The Story Teller
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