October 13 - 16, 2016 ~ $1,575* 
"The gateways of Feelings"

People new to the work are welcome.

To reserve a space, contact Allie.
When you have received your confirmation e-mail from her,
then send your $222 non-refundable deposit to the address that will be provided to you.

Deposits are due by October 4, 2016. Full Final Payment is due on OCTOBER 16, 2016
Please see cancellation policy below.

*Pices include accommodations, all meals, ceremonies and integration.
Prices DO NOT include any transportation or personal snacks.


For full description read Intensive Group Retreats.
Click here for full description of the mentoring process.


  Breathwork Introduction 9am * Ceremony
begins 9am
Group Integration
10 - 2pm

11am - 2.30pm

after 3pm

Arrivals  after

3.30 - 7pm



* The earlier beginning is to allow for more rest and recovery time

~ Click on thumbnails below to see full sized images ~


Through the profound transformational pathways, we will map out and learn to navigate the gateways of feelings. Within the natural beauty and privacy of this sprawling rustic retreat space, we have the freedom to become totally alive and fully expressive, to open to feeling it all.
On the first day of the retreat, there will be holotropic breathwork, which accesses deep altered states of conscioudness through breath. For more information see the breathwork page.

~ Retreat House    

We will play, create and work together in Nine Mountain Retreat located in the beautiful Berkshire hills of western Massachusetts. Just over an hour and a half from Albany, 2 hours from Boston and 3 hours from NYC. This spacious 3 story house on 45 acres was designed for holotropic breathwork retreats so we have complete freedom of expression. See the video here. It is owned by a cooperative of conscious people and the energy there is very comforting and clean. See here for directions.

 ~ Session Space

The design of the house allows space for everyone to get what they need. We have a very large landscaped lawn to meditate outside, hot tub, big decks off our session space, beautiful gardens and wilderness forest in all directions. The natural beauty is an invitation to be outside as much as the weather allows.

The huge old style kitchen is well equipped and well-designed for cooking large group meals.

~ Sitting Room  

Accommodations in the house will be all shared rooms, sleeping up to 26 people.

  • 4 double bedrooms
  • 3 bunk rooms
  • 3 full bathrooms including baths, two with extra large showers plus outdoor shower
    ~Gueat Room

  • Hot tub and there is a sauna nearby.
  • Wireless Internet is provided but cell phone reception is unreliable.
  • There is plenty of room for everyone so choose your bed when you arrive.
  • If you wish, camping is also available.
~Bunk Bedroom  

All meals will be lovingly prepared using local seasonal organic produce. The menu is designed to supplement and compliment breathwork and ceremonies. You will be served nourishing comfort food snacks after each breath session. At the end of the retreat, we need to leave by 11am so if you choose to stay the extra night, breakfast is included on the last day (October 17th). If you have any allergies or special dietary needs, please advise upon booking.

   ~ Dining Room

Read the breathwork and session care pages again before you come. Pack light.
  • Your own set of single sheets, pillow, blanket and hand towel to make your nest - single trifold mats are provided
  • Journal and art supplies for mandala drawing (See Breathwork)
  • Flashlight, unbreakable lidded water bottle
  • Supplements or medications if you take them
  • Inhaler if you have ever had asthma
  • "Calm" or other muscle relaxing herbs like valerian, camomile or a muscle soothing rub
  • EAR PLUGS and any sleep aides you might need
  • Epsom salts if you wish to have a bath (there is also a hot tub)
  • If you are prone to headaches, a light pain medication
  • Mouthwash
  • Unscented deoderant and toiletries, especially unscented hair products and lotions
  • Please skip the garlic and strongly odiferious foods before you arrive
  • Wind/rain jacket, light walking shoes, comfortable layered clothing

If you are on ANY medications or you're receiving treatment for any physical or emotional condition, please let me know before the retreat. Given the depth and sensitivity of experiences, it is also recommended there be no smoking, drinking alcohol or use of any other mind or emotionally altering substances immediately before, during or after sessions.


As the accommodations have been paid in full in advance, there is a $222 non-refundable booking fee.

Deposits are due by October 4, 2016. Please e-mail Allie to get confirmation of your space BEFORE sending in your deposit. Make checks payable to Conscious Ways and write "Fall retreat" in the memo section of the check.

Final payment is due on October 16, 2016. Payment plans and a limited number of scholarships are available for those who may need them. Feel free to donate funds to make scholarships available to other attendees.

If you need to cancel after October 4, 2016, we will do our best to try to fill your spot with someone from the wait list and refund whatever monies you have paid, minus the initial $222 deposit. However, there are no guarantees that your place will be filled so you may lose your payment. There will be no refunds if you choose to leave during the retreat. Wherever possible, we will do what we can to ease your journey.

"Through the gateway of feeling your weakness lies your strength.

Through the gateway of feeling your pain lies your pleasure and joy.

Through  the  gateway  of  feeling  your  fear lies your security and safety.

Through the gateway of feeling your hopelessness lies true and justified hope.

Through the gateway of feeling the lacks in your childhood lies your wonder now.

Through the gateway of feeling your loneliness lies your capacity to have fulfillment.

Throiugh the gateway of feeling all your extremes lies your power to love unconditionally. "

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