Jul 07, 2023








LIGHT AND SHADOW - MOVEMENTS OF THE MIND

Self-exploration and self-development through Holotropic Breathwork, meditation in the style of Zen & circle work



July 7 - 9, 2023
Forum an der Blaulach, Tübingen⎜Germany











"The breath is the movement of the mind in the body." Andrew WEIL


"Where there is life, nothing is fixed, everything is in motion, in eternal becoming and unbecoming, in growing and maturing, in re-emerging and transformed re-emergence. Where there is life, even the closed is open, even what has become is permeable and ready for further becoming. And in that which has awakened to life, that which is fixed by the rational spirit always remains permeated by the moving and transformed power from the essence."
 Karlfried Count DÜRCKHEIM






We would like to invite you to a "time out" from everyday life, a "throwing off ballast", a coming to rest and into the center in silence, a relaxation and reflection on your own strength, your own essence and the deep relationship to the WORLD, what keeps it together and alive: LOVE and COMPASSION. With the possibility of EXPLORATION, rediscovery and reorientation of your own feelings, needs, visions and passions with the transformation, resolution and integration of old issues in the encounter with YOUR SELF, OTHERS and the ONE.

The EXPLORATORY (space for exploration from lat. explorare: to explore, to discover) offers a ritualized, protected and safe framework and at the same time a free and wide space to go relaxed - alone and together with others - on an inner and outer path, on a DEVELOPMENT PROCESS that brings you to your LIGHT and SHADOW SIDES, your lived and perhaps not yet lived inner being impulses and self parts - your core of being - and your original aliveness, the MOVEMENTS OF THE MIND.

The metaphor of light and shadow, originally used by C.G. Jung, stands for the conscious and unconscious dynamics of our psyche: The parts that are lived in the light and thus manifestly and obviously lived in behavior and the - for whatever reason - not lived, hidden, denied or split off soul parts in the protection of the shadow. Not lived and therefore not expressed shadow parts have the habit to develop a momentum of their own, a life of their own, in the background. Thus they elude our conscious control, they are not available to us to live our lives fully and completely and we deny our own nature.

The weekend takes place in relaxed and concentrated silence. MEDITATION in the style of Zen and HOLOTROPIC BREATHWORK support your PROCESS and bring you into CONTACT and touch with your deepest core. This is a proven, deep, self-organizing and organic-process way to explore, feel, transform and evolve YOURSELF towards wholeness through an extraordinary and non-ordinary state of consciousness.

On Friday evening there will be an introduction and practical attunement to breathwork and meditation. Each person will have the opportunity to breathe holotropically once on Saturday and accompany one person in doing so. The sharing session on Saturday evening will provide an opportunity to share and express what was experienced in the breathing session. Further processing and facilitation of the development process and integration of what was experienced into everyday life will take place on Sunday morning in the CIRCLE.

Experience in Holotropic Breathwork and meditation is not required. If you have any questions, contact me.

The EXPLORATORY is in German and, if needed, in English.






" ... there is a greater MIND of which the individual mind is only a subsystem. The greater MIND can be likened to God, and it may be what some people mean by "God", but it is immanent in the whole interrelated social system and planetary ecology."  Gregory BATESON





Facilitation

Marijan J. Bernardić  &  N.N.

Time & Place

July 7 - 9, 2023
We will begin on Friday, July 7, at 7:00 p.m. and close on Sunday, July 9, at approximately 2:00 p.m.

Please note: Please plan your travel arrangements accordingly in time so we can start on time. Attendance obligates you to be present throughout (please no appointments during this time) and until the end of the workshop.

The Exploratory takes place in the practice at the Forum an der Blaulach in the French Quarter on the outskirts of Tübingen. Short walks into the nearby nature are possible from here. Catering facilities (cafés, restaurants, etc.) are within walking distance. For out-of-town participants: Directions will be sent with the seminar registration confirmation.

We are happy to assist you in planning and organizing your arrival and departure (carpools, cabs, etc.). Please indicate this in your registration or ask in time.

Costs & Payment Modalities

Cost of participation

  • Participation fee: 320 €
  • Extended early bird rate for registration and payment until June 9, 2023: 290 €.



Participation should not fail for financial reasons, therefore in justified cases a reduction of the participation fee or partial payment is possible to a limited extent. The costs for accommodation and meals are excluded from this. Please contact me in time to find an amicable solution. 

The participation in the workshop is binding with the registration (see below) and timely deposit of 50 €. The early bird rate is only valid if the full amount is paid in time by the mentioned date at the latest.


Accommodation and meals

Drinks (tea, water & coffee) and light snacks will be served between the breathing sessions. Participants are responsible for other meals and accommodation. A corresponding recommendation list for accommodation will be sent upon request. To a limited extent, a simple overnight stay is possible in the seminar room in the practice rooms on a mattress and with your own sleeping bag for 20 € per night / person. A small kitchenette and a bathroom with shower / toilets are available.


Registration & Medical Form

To register, please request the registration form by e-mail here.

With the receipt of the registration form you will receive the information whether a place is free and reserved for you for 24 hours. If yes, we ask you to send us the filled out and signed documents scanned by e-mail and to transfer a deposit of 50 € within this time. With this your participation is binding.

The registration for the workshop becomes binding with the confirmation of registration. It obliges the participant to pay the participation fee by bank transfer at the latest one week before the beginning of the workshop - unless otherwise agreed in writing - or in case of short-term registration before the beginning of the workshop.

With the confirmation of registration, the participant will receive further information about the event and what to bring. An invoice with the confirmation of participation will be issued at the end of the event.



Medical Form

The approaches and methods used and combined in this event, such as intensive deep breathing (compound breathing) / Holotropic Breathwork, meditation and bodywork can lead to altered & extraordinary states of consciousness and body and therefore require a stable mental and physical constitution and health, which is requested and confirmed in advance by the participants by filling out a medical questionnaire and signature. Participants expressly agree to confirm this to the best of their knowledge and not to withhold any information regarding their state of health.

Contraindications
are indicated, for example, in case of pregnancy, cardiovascular diseases such as hypertension, etc., recent surgical interventions and fractures, orthopedic diseases such as osteoporosis, etc., eye diseases such as glaucoma, etc., neurological diseases such as epilepsy, etc., diagnosed psychiatric diseases, asthma and others. If you have a medical condition or if you are unsure or have any questions, please contact me before enrolling.



COVID regulation

Each participant is responsible for him/herself and his/her actions. This does not release us from caring for the other participants. Due to the COVID-19 situation, the number of participants is limited to the places with the prescribed minimum distance. For the participation the 3-G-rule applies: Tested, Recovered or Vaccinated or the currently valid legal regulation of the state BW. The participants are obliged to undergo a quick test every day, which they bring with them, and to comply with the legally prescribed hygiene rules. The seminar room is additionally equipped with high-quality air purifiers (with virus HEPA filters). All other measures are in accordance with the current regulations.



Cancellation Conditions

Cancellation of participation in the workshop after registration by the participant does not release him/her from the payment of the participation fee. Up to 3 weeks (21 days) before the start of the workshop, the cost of the workshop will be refunded minus a processing fee of 50 €. After that only if a participant is replaced or if the full number of participants is reached by moving up from the waiting list, etc. In case of COVID conditional cancellation this regulation does not apply.