Residential Retreats

Aerial view of the beautiful Shadow Lake Guest House, site of our Weekend Holotropic Breathwork weekend retreat.

Aerial view of the beautiful Shadow Lake Guest House, site of our Weekend Holotropic Breathwork immersion retreat.

Due to COVID-19 precautions all residential retreats are cancelled until further notice.

Our premiere event of the year and deepest opportunity to experience, and immerse yourself in, the Stan Grof Holotropic Breathwork® paradigm. We hope to be able to offer our next bi-annual Shadow Lake retreat in October, 2022. Plan and register ahead, they usually fill to capacity.

This 3-day retreat will incorporate 2 breathwork sessions, integrative soul movement meditation, lots of opportunity for quiet time & creative expression, a fireside release ceremony & more, on a beautiful lake-front in South Renton only 30 minutes from downtown Seattle.

  • Cost includes catered (acclaimed) delicious, healthy meals, and shared sleeping accommodations at Shadow Lake Guest House.
  • Cost is $430 early registration
  • Cost is $460 regular registration

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Join us for a special Breathwork Northwest event — a three day journey within. Stan Grof talks about the three core elements of the Holotropic journey: preparation, session and integration. So often we shortchange ourselves on the preparation and integration aspects of this process, focusing primarily on the session itself. Without preparation, we may not journey as deeply. Without attention to integration, the material which surfaces in our session may not reach its full healing potential.

This workshop is specially designed to create intentional time and space to prepare for and integrate the work you will do on the mat. When you arrive on Friday evening, we will begin the process of intentionally slowing down and being present for ourselves and each other. We will conclude Friday evening with a mini (60 min) breathwork session to begin the process of opening the weave before our Holotropic Breathwork sessions the next day. On Saturday, each participant will experience two Holotropic Breathwork sessions, one as a breather and one as a sitter. There will be many opportunities for both preparation and integration throughout the weekend, including writing, artwork, movement, and time in nature, as well as a Saturday night fire ceremony.

Location: Shadow Lake, Renton, WA


Here are a few recent participant comments about this retreat:

  • It was one of the most profound retreats I have ever been on… I have found a positive shift in my life, feeling more rooted and centered and more attuned and attentive to my own needs and aspirations. I can see this will have far-reaching effects, and looking forward to how this will manifest. I’m ready for the next opportunity to participate in my soul growth!
  • I felt completely supported with the process. I was able to release some pinned up energy (ahhhh release) and claim parts of myself that have been kept safely inside my cave. It has been a while since I’ve done any breathwork and I am so grateful this opportunity opened up for me. I definitely will do it again.
  • I loved the one day Breathwork workshop, but the 3 day Retreat was amazing. There was ample time to prepare to breath, to breath and then to integrate all the emotional material that emerges. I highly recommend it.
  • The three day Breathwork retreat at Shadow Lake was a wonderful experience. The location was beautiful, and the food was excellent. Most importantly, the facilitators provided a safe and caring environment for us at all times. I can’t wait until the next one.
  • Each of the facilitators, I felt, was perfect in their own unique way. They were each sincere, compassionate, and giving from the heart. I felt completely safe with and warmly welcomed by each of them. I feel I received very high value for the cost of the workshop.
  • This weekend will change your life! Ok, I know you’ve heard that a zillion times before. Trust me, these leaders are the best you could hope or ask for! This is truly a professionally lead, organized event that will not disappoint in any way. Every detail is thought of and covered so you can just be present and safe to go on your own personal journey within. The group of people I met over the weekend became guardians angels sent just for me and became just as important as the work itself. I don’t experience or let in a lot of love in my life, but here you can’t help but feel surrounded by it, truly magical, eye opening and transformative. The tools, preparation, and wisdom for leaving and going back home I know has set me up for continued insights and success in this new chapter. A truly unforgettable, perfect weekend that I hope and wish everyone to have the opportunity to experience.
  • It’s very difficult and exhausting to live in the darkness of your fears, griefs, shames and anger. People who are looking for the LIGHT at the end of this tunnel, will find this retreat as a huge help. Facilitator will guide and support you during your journey to the light and love.

Contact us with any questions.