Meditation Retreat

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July 19 – 25, 2015

LOCATION: Diamond Heart Retreat Centre, Powell River, B.C., Canada

Come to this meditation retreat to release, relax, and rejuvenate your heart and soul. Come bathe in the beauty of nature. Your heart will be grateful and your soul satisfied.

Gifts you receive from this retreat:

  • Uncage your heart
  • Receive physical and psychological tools to release old patterns
  • Practice forgiveness for yourself and others
  • Uncover unconscious family paradigms that limit your joy, love, energy and life
  • Release fear and scarcity to embrace love and trust in your life
  • Say “no” without guilt and fully realize your potential
  • Heal past traumas to love others deeply and fully
  • Overcome “overwhelm” and receive peace

Days of silent meditation and inner contemplation will be accompanied by sharing with loving others with whom you journey. Meditative techniques include yoga for all levels, spiritual energization exercises, labyrinth, walking and sitting meditation.

Tanis-Helliwell-april-2013Tanis Helliwell is leading the retreat at Diamond Heart in July. She has meditated for over 40 years and is a student and teacher of many spiritual disciplines, including Buddhism, Vedic and Vipassana. The teachings of Parmahansa Yogananda and Christ are of special interest to her. Tanis is a psychotherapist and catalyst in spiritual transformation and she helps people to bring their unconscious to consciousness.


Other presenters at the Love Yourself Well meditation retreat:

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Meditation in Motion
with Margaret Mills

Kripalu hatha yoga, which is beneficial for all levels of fitness, can be thought of as ‘meditation in motion’.  In this practice, the start point is to centre oneself through focus on the breath.  Full three-part breath starting in the belly is used to create a state of presence, of relaxation for body and mind, and of groundedness. In this meditative state, warm-ups are done for the spine and the muscles of the entire body, by means of gentle stretches.

Once the body is ready, postures flow organically from one to another with ease and grace.  Focus on the breath is a constant, as is awareness of and compassion for the body. The final posture is shivasana.  Here the student continues their meditation while lying on their back in stillness, completely relaxed.  Yet, it is in this moment of physical stillness that the spirit comes alive, expanding from the body to accomplish the union of our individual soul with the universal Spirit.

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Ray of Grace Healing sessions
with Jonathan Beals

Still your mind
Calm your nerves
Refresh your Spirit

The Spirit of Grace meets us where we are, yet does not leave us where it found us. Through a focus of loving presence over your chakra, endocrine and skeletal systems, grace purifies your energetic body so your spiritual world and physical world recognize their oneness. In my healing work I rely heavily on the instinctual agreement of body elemental intelligence and use silence and sound (chant or instruments ) for you to achieve this oneness.

with Donna Miniely

Tapping is a great meditation technique for people who want to increase their confidence and effectiveness.  What often holds us back in these situations is anxiety and fear.  When we are in an anxious state, our body’s fight or flight response is activated and it can be very hard to turn it off.  Tapping quiets the mind and calms the spirit. It can be done individually or in a group.

Tapping involves using your fingertips to tap various points on your hands, head and body which are energy meridian endpoints to communicate to your body’s fight or flight centre (the amygdala) that it is okay to relax. By using this with the appropriate positive affirmations, tapping can be used to remove long-standing energy blocks and fears caused by childhood and later traumas that are still activated to this day. This can be done in a safe way.

Spiritual Exercises
with Tanis and other presenters

Paramahansa Yogananda developed many spiritual exercises to assist meditators to open to undreamed of possibilities in themselves. As he said, “You realize that all along there was something tremendous within you, and you did not know it.”  Tanis and others will introduce some of Yogananda’s  most powerful techniques and give the scientific reasons behind their practice.

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with Sally Burnley

Each summer at Diamond Heart, we design our own labyrinth with a view of the ocean and use it as one of our meditation practices. After days of meditation in which we have practiced centering ourselves, we experience the physical and mental journey of a walking labyrinth. Walking a labyrinth is a powerful way to connect with the inner self and universe.


PRICE: $795, plus meals and accommodation.
Jenny Lou Linley, jennylou(a), 1 (604) 733-0339

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