LIVE PAIN FREE RETREATS
STATISTIC: One hundred million Americans have chronic pain. That is more than heart disease, diabetes, and cancer combined. You are not alone.
BE EMPOWERED TO BE AN ADVOCATE IN YOUR OWN HEALING PROCESS.
Live Pain Free Retreats offer you a safe, nonjudgemental space to explore and discover tools that will free you from your chronic pain. Become part of an inspiring, thriving, community of chronic pain warriors who will support your journey, and understand your story. This retreat has been specifically designed to engage you on all levels of learning (kinesthetic, visual, auditory, and read/write) and offers plenty of down time for reflection and relaxation. You are encouraged to move through the retreat at a pace that feels appropriate for you and never asked to share more than you are comfortable with.
The Rasamaya Method is comprised of three central tenets:
1. YOU ARE NOT BROKEN.
Too many chronic pain sufferers identify as "broken." Rather than viewing pain as an appropriate protective response by your nervous system, the modern medical model often uses language that reinforces a negative mindset. This begins a stress response and feedback loop that over time results in an overly sensitized nervous system, exhaustion, and a cycle of chronic pain that is hard to overcome alone. It has been well researched that education about your brain on pain will decrease your symptoms. This retreat will teach the basics of neuroanatomy through interactive learning. We will also safely explore your own belief systems around chronic pain, language, and how to talk with providers.
2. LET THE LIGHT IN.
The singular most difficult thing about treating chronic pain is that there is not a one-size-fits-all solution. During the retreat, you will gather insight about your pain through thoughtful discussion and gather an artillery of tools spanning from integrative medicine, behavioral and stress management techniques, postural therapy, and holistic modalities including herbal medicine, essential oils and the idea of food as medicine. The path to healing is a slow and steady one, thus, it's important to manage your expectations. It is not likely (although not impossible) that your pain will disappear by the end of the retreat. That said, the tools you gain will set you far along the path to healing and you will gain a supportive community to walk with you long after the retreat ends.
3. EMPOWER JOY.
What is the life you want to be living? Happiness takes practice. No one wants to tell you that truth, but there it is. Like anything else, manifesting true joy has to be cultivated, and mapped over, and over in the brain. We will look at how to strengthen those circuits, and how to create deep change within the structure of your nervous system. You deserve happiness. Let's talk about it.
LIVE PAIN FREE. LIVE INSPIRED.
IMAGES FROM EACH OF OUR GORGEOUS LOCATIONS. FOR GALLERIES SPECIFIC TO EACH LOCATION PLEASE CLICK HERE
Carrie Tyler, RN, C-IAYT, E-RYT500, CPT, Integrative Chronic Pain Expert
Other Faculty TBD
Please note you must conduct a phone chat with Carrie to make sure the retreat is an appropriate fit. Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to set up the call.
$399 + Location Cost
(Please note: $99 of the retreat fee total is a non-refundable deposit. Please see our FAQ page for more information regarding our cancellation policies).
Your Brain on Pain Education
Mindfulness & Behavioral Therapy
Self Myofasical Release Techniques
Food as Medicine
Living Well with Pain
SHILO FARM Eliot, Maine
Thurs Nov 16 - Sat Nov 18
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Cost includes for both nights lodging + food
$400 private room with bath (queen bed) + $105/person food
$200 private room with shared bath (queen bed) + $105/person food
$150/person shared room with bath (single bed) + $105/person food
$105 commuter (food only)
THE COURTYARD, Christiansted, St Croix, USVI
JAN 2017 DATES COMING SOON
There are several wonderful hotels within walking distance.
The Courtyard offers an amazing juice bar with healthy food options.
STAR ISLAND, ISLE OF SHOALS, NH
Weds June 20 - Sat June 23
$TBD Single | $TBD Shared PP (includes boat, food, lodging)
Boat Times TBD
Parking approx. $12 per day
Private Consultation with Carrie $150
Massage (varies per location, please inquire)
ABOUT THE LOCATIONS (click HERE for our full slideshow of the locations)
SHILO FARM | Eliot, Maine
Reconnect with nature at Shilo Farm, an absolutely gorgeous eco B&B in Eliot, Maine run by two heart-centered dedicated yogis Jonas Zev Amberger and Amylyn Fairchild-Amberger. Settle your mind and your heart among the natural beauty, wooded paths, warm fireplaces, cozy nooks, and well-loved farm animals. Your time here is your own, so feel free to wander the grounds or go for a walk at any point.
THE COURTYARD | Christiansted, St Croix
Get the sand between your toes on St Croix, the island of magic. Let your weary soul shed its layers as you discover a lightness that only the Caribbean air can offer. The Courtyard is a gorgeous open-air yoga studio and juice bar offering nourishing, healthy cuisine. The studio is located in downtown Christiansted one block from the oceanside boardwalk and walking distance to several fabulous hotels.
STAR ISLAND | Isle of Shoals, NH
Yearly returning guests to Star Island often call it their "heart's home." Discover what this means as you are lulled to sleep by the sound of the low OM of a bell buoy. Sink into the breathtaking landscape as you step back in time at this turn of the century grand hotel located one hour off the coast of Portsmouth. Some say that Star Island possesses a certain creative energy that can be found nowhere else on the planet. Please be aware that accommodations are simple but adequate. All meals will be provided in the dining hall. Vegetarian and gluten free options available.
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