From One Heart to Many: Somatic IFS Practices for Embodying Self-Love and Self-Energy with Steve Chee

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July 19-21, 2024
Green Mountain Retreat, Los Gatos, CA  
Cost: $500 Retreat Fee (plus accommodations)
Early Bird Discount: Take $50 off if you register by May 19
Registration: Click here to pay the $100 deposit or email sioux@mcaft.com with questions

Dr. Steve Chee, during the early stages of his medical career, encountered burnout that served as a gateway to a profound kundalini awakening. This pivotal moment unveiled his true calling: guiding others on their journey to reconnect with their innate loving essence so we might all share it with the world.

With over two decades of experience exploring the intricate interplay between mind, body, and spirit, Dr. Chee has crafted a series of unique practices. Drawing from his background as an Integrative East-West Physician, Certified IFS therapist, authorized qigong teacher, and trained yoga instructor, these somatic IFS practices seamlessly blend ancient wisdom with the transformative insights of Internal Family Systems.  

The retreat will be co-hosted by Mindful Child & Family Therapy and Collective Self Energy of California.

COURSE DESCRIPTION:

Would you like to indulge in a weekend getaway nestled in the serene Santa Cruz mountains, where you can immerse yourself in the nurturing embrace of Self love and Self energy? 

The journey of embodying Self energy often feels elusive or confusing. Where does it originate? Are there practices informed by Internal Family Systems (IFS) that can aid in cultivating this embodied presence? 

Join us as we delve into these questions and beyond! Embodying Self love and Self energy entails returning to the essence of who we are, allowing the gentle warmth of our hearts to meet every facet and part of our being. It's a profound acknowledgment of our sacred connection to ourselves, to others, and to the universe around us.

PARTCIPANTS:

We warmly welcome all people to attend this retreat, as it is open to the general public. No prior Internal Family Systems (IFS) training or experience is required. Anyone interested in learning about their internal system through embodied practices is welcome and encouraged to attend. 

During this rejuvenating retreat, you'll be invited to rediscover your own childlike innocence and wonder. Together, we'll explore tailored practices designed to nurture and empower you to share the boundless warmth and tenderness of your heart with all parts of your being.

AGENDA:

FRIDAY:

Check-In             3-5pm
Dinner                 5:30 to 6:30 pm
Opening session  7:00 to 9:00 pm 

SATURDAY:

Breakfast              8:00 to 9:00 am 
Morning session   9:00 to 12:00 pm 
Lunch                    12:00 to 1:00 pm 
Break                     1:00 to 2:00pm 
Afternoon session  2:00 to 5:00 pm 
Dinner                    5:30 to 6:30 pm 
Yin Yoga with Jaclyn Long 7:00 to 8:30 pm

 SUNDAY: 

Breakfast 8:00 to 9:00 am 
Closing session 9:00 to 12:00 pm 

ABOUT GREEN MOUNTAIN RETREAT CENTER

Nestled on 66 acres of majestic redwood and oak woodlands, Green Mountain provides a healing space for our deep, transformative inner work to unfold. Often referred to as a “hidden gem in Silicon Valley”, this retreat setting offers us ample indoor spaces as well as the option of beautiful outdoor gathering spaces, including an outdoor amphitheater set in a circle of redwood trees. Coming from out of town? Enjoy a short 25-min drive from the San Jose California (SJC) airport. CLICK HERE for directions & map location. 

ACCOMMODATION OPTIONS 

Rates are for the entire weekend: 

  • Commuting - with Saturday lunch $35 
  • Commuting - with Fri & Saturday dinner, and Saturday lunch (no breakfast) $115 

All of the cozy Cottages have a shared bath. Prices include all meals (Friday dinner thru Sunday breakfast).

2-bedroom cottage, 1 shared bathroom 

  • Single Occupancy $699
  • Double Occupancy $508 

4-bedroom cottage, 2.5 shared bathrooms 

  • Single Occupancy $651 
  • Double Occupancy $484 

6-bedroom cottage, 3 shared bathrooms 

  • Single Occupancy $572 
  • Double Occupancy $445 

Click here to pay your deposit and we will send you a link to secure your lodging choices & share your dietary preferences; email Sioux with any questions.