Breathing retreat at World Fellowship Center, Conway, NH

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Dates: July 3 – 6!

If you’ve ever been to a Feldenkrais Awareness Through Movement class, you’ve probably experienced the wonderful, and at times profound, changes that can take place through this method in your body and in your sense of self.

Now imagine what could happen over the course of four whole days, as you go deeper and deeper into your senses, and flesh out the map of your self-image.

And now imagine that you are spending those four days in a beautiful location, exploring and improving your breath!

This year’s theme: The Power of Breath

There is nothing more fundamental to life than the simple action of breathing.

Some improvements you are likely to discover:

  • Reduce stress
  • Become more calm and centered
  • Sleep better
  • Feel aches and pains melt away
  • Make peace with your belly
  • Balance your pelvic floor
  • Find ease in your chest and shoulders
  • Feel supported by your back
  • … and much more!

(I can tell you from personal experience that these breath lessons can even help improve your hands!)

Musicians (singers and wind players in particular, of course) can expect to…

  • Increase breath capacity and improve ‘support’
  • Learn to deeply relax your neck, throat and tongue
  • Improve expression, phrasing, and your sense of rhythm (really!)
  • … and much more!

Check out the blog for interesting posts on breath and breathing…

About the retreat

This retreat is modeled on the process used in professional Feldenkrais Practitioner training. Whitton PondWe will do at least three Awareness Through Movement lessons each day, allowing time for both rest and discussion between lessons to help you integrate what you have experienced. The program will take place in the morning and early afternoon, leaving you free to enjoy everything else that World Fellowship has to offer for the rest of the day.

The Venue

Bring the whole family!

World Fellowship Center
World Fellowship Center
is an is an educational, international, interracial, multicultural, intergenerational vacation center offering a unique environment to renew body, mind and spirit. Set amid 455 acres in New Hampshire’s White Mountains, the World Fellowship Center invites people from diverse social, economic and cultural backgrounds and identities to share their vacations and ideas in a peaceful, rustic setting.
The Schmauch Meeting Room, where classes are heald The teaching spaceAbove: World Fellowship’s Schmauch Meeting Room, were we have our classes — outside and in. The space comfortably holds twelve students.
camping economy double regular single "our best" doubleLodging options vary from camping to air-conditioned.
Delicious home-style meals feature fresh-baked bread and produce from World Fellowship’s on organic gardens. (Meat is also served.) The cooks are responsive to individual dietary needs, and there are also modest kitchens where you can make your own food.
There’s also a beautiful lake with swimming and boating, lots of hiking nearby (stay a few days, and enjoy hiking in your tuned-up post-retreat body!), and lots of fascinating programming going on all the time.World Fellowship Center

Visit to learn more.

The Schedule

Sunday, June 29 — Wednesday July 2: Pre-retreat warm-up, with one class a day.

Come spend a whole week at beautiful World Fellowship Center, and take in a bit of Feldenkrais while you’re at it! I will be coordinating my lessons with a “Singing with Courage” workshop happening at the center at that time.

Thursday, July 3

  • 8-8:45 Breakfast
  • 10AM pre-retreat Awareness Through Movement (ATM) lesson for early arrivals and all World Fellowship guests
  • 12:30 Lunch
  • Early afternoon: arrival, registration, & moving in.
  • 3 pm: opening and first ATMs for retreat participants.
  • 6:00 Dinner

Hanging at the 2009 retreatFriday – Saturday, July 4 – 5

  • 8-8:45 Breakfast
  • 9:15 Open ATM for retreat participants and all guests
  • 10:30* Discussion and 2nd ATM for retreat participants only
  • 12:30 Lunch
  • Break
  • 3:30* Discussion and 3rd ATM for retreat participants only
  • 6:00 Dinner

Sunday, July 6

As on Friday and Saturday, with conclusion of program immediately after lunch.

* class times are approximate to give you a sense of the day. Exact times will be determined together by the group.

Click here to find out what else will be going on at World Fellowship Center While we’re there!


Register for the workshop when you make your reservations with World Fellowship Center at

Due to space constraints, enrollment will be limited to twelve, so make your reservations now!

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