Our Holistic Hero on Breaking Down the Barriers

At the end of last year I went to Wales for the Path of Love (pathretreats.com), a powerful week-long spiritual and emotional journey. It’s an extraordinary process and one I recommend with every beat of my heart. One of the key techniques is The Burn – an intense active form of meditation that helps you break through the barriers you put up around you, and helps you remember how to be your true self. The idea comes from the Sufi tradition that speaks of burning through the illusion of separation.

Not many retreats have their own DJ but the Path of Love certainly does. He plays music, not for mere enjoyment, but to trigger an emotional response. This isn’t about dancing nice or pretty or sexy; it’s not even about dancing – it’s all about allowing the music to break through your defences, to bring you into your body, to wake it up, to give it the chance to release old pains, hurts and repression. “There are no right or wrong ways to do this,” Rafia, one of the course leaders, reassured us. “Just follow the longing of your heart. Let your body do whatever it wants to do.”

For the first session, all my body wanted to do was to sit sobbing, reliving all the pain, grief and rejection I’d experienced throughout my life. I knew I still had oceans of sorrow to express but I hadn’t realised just how much I’d shut down my heart, terrified of being hurt again.

I spent the next Burn mainly screaming and yelling, plucking away at the old traumas, connecting with the toxic legacy dealt out by previous generations of my family.

“I pounded and punched a thick pad held by one of the staff, and hurled myself hard at him”

Then the anger came. I never thought I had anger in me but, powered by the loud, relentless, driving music, my fury was unleashed. I pounded and punched a thick pad held by one of the staff and, when that wasn’t enough, I hurled myself at him, so hard that he needed backup to stand firm. He didn’t retaliate in any way – just stood there as I fought and fought until finally I collapsed in utter exhaustion and dissolved into floods of tears.

A pair of arms came around me and he sat there for what felt like hours, just holding me – strong, protective, gentle, with absolutely no judgement. Pure unconditional love. It undid me, cracking my heart wide open.

From then on, the Burns became a chance to dance wildly, to move sensually, or to sit quietly, just being myself. They showed me that I can be a strong, wild, powerful woman but, equally, I can be soft, gentle, vulnerable, open. They also connected me back to spirit, to a deep yearning for connection to the divine. Total bliss.

You can get a flavour of it at home. Simply make a playlist of music that triggers emotion in you and then let your body go where it wants. We all know the tracks that undo us – just play them and let the emotions come up. Burn, baby, burn!

Please note: if you know you have deep issues or any psychiatric condition, don’t try a Burn unsupervised.

 

Jane is the author of Wellbeing & Mindfulness, The Energy Secret, The Weekend Healer and many other wellbeing titles. See her Amazon author page. 



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Mar 9th - 16th, 2019 Gut Helmeringen, Germany

(In German)

 

Workshop Title: Path of Love

 

Workshop Description: The Path of Love 7-Day Retreat is a unique, revolutionary, and life transforming meditation and personal growth retreat. It will alter your life in a substantial way.

 

For Info & Bookings Contact:

For Staffing contact:

 

Workshop Type:

This is a residential retreat

 

Workshop Accommodations:

Einzel-Doppel und Mehrbettzimmer im Seminarhaus Gut Helmeringen verfügbar, Buchung bei Anmeldung im UTA

 

Workshop Location:

Gut Helmeringen bei Ulm;nächste Bahnstation: Lauingen/Donau; www.gut-helmeringen.de

 

Mar 9th - 16th, 2019 Gut Helmeringen, Germany

(In German)

 

Workshop Title: Path of Love

 

Workshop Description: The Path of Love 7-Day Retreat is a unique, revolutionary, and life transforming meditation and personal growth retreat. It will alter your life in a substantial way.

 

For Info & Bookings Contact:

For Staffing contact:

 

Workshop Type:

This is a residential retreat

 

Workshop Accommodations:

Einzel-Doppel und Mehrbettzimmer im Seminarhaus Gut Helmeringen verfügbar, Buchung bei Anmeldung im UTA

 

Workshop Location:

Gut Helmeringen bei Ulm;nächste Bahnstation: Lauingen/Donau; www.gut-helmeringen.de

 

Mar 14th - 21st, 2019
Hunter Valley, Australia
(In English)

 

Workshop Title: Path of Love

 

Workshop Description: The Path of Love 7-Day Retreat is a unique, revolutionary, and life transforming meditation and personal growth retreat. It will alter your life in a substantial way.

 

For Info & Bookings Contact: 0413 009 360

For Staffing contact:

 

Full Price: $4000

 

Workshop Times:

Starts: 3:00 p.m. 14th March, 2019

Ends: 4:00 p.m. 21st March, 2019

 

Workshop Type:

This is a residential retreat

 

Workshop Accommodations:

Accommodation is comfortable and prices are based on twin share (with someone of the same gender).

We are able to cater for dietary requirements (GF, DF, vegan, etc).

 

Workshop Location:

This retreat will be held at the Hunter Valley Retreat Center.

 

Set on 200 acres of beautiful Australian bushland at the foot of the majestic Watgan Mountains, Hunter Valley Retreat Center combines lovely accommodation with comfort, style, and connection.

 

Transfers from Newcastle Airport or Morisset Railway station are included.

 

Mar 14th - 21st, 2019
Hunter Valley, Australia
(In English)

 

Workshop Title: Path of Love

 

Workshop Description: The Path of Love 7-Day Retreat is a unique, revolutionary, and life transforming meditation and personal growth retreat. It will alter your life in a substantial way.

 

For Info & Bookings Contact: 0413 009 360

For Staffing contact:

 

Full Price: $4000

 

Workshop Times:

Starts: 3:00 p.m. 14th March, 2019

Ends: 4:00 p.m. 21st March, 2019

 

Workshop Type:

This is a residential retreat

 

Workshop Accommodations:

Accommodation is comfortable and prices are based on twin share (with someone of the same gender).

We are able to cater for dietary requirements (GF, DF, vegan, etc).

 

Workshop Location:

This retreat will be held at the Hunter Valley Retreat Center.

 

Set on 200 acres of beautiful Australian bushland at the foot of the majestic Watgan Mountains, Hunter Valley Retreat Center combines lovely accommodation with comfort, style, and connection.

 

Transfers from Newcastle Airport or Morisset Railway station are included.

 

Mar 20th - 27th, 2019 Verona, Italy

(In English)

 

Workshop Title: Path of Love

 

Workshop Description: The Path of Love 7-Day Retreat is a unique, revolutionary, and life transforming meditation and personal growth retreat. It will alter your life in a substantial way.

 

For Info & Bookings Contact:

For Staffing contact:

 

Full Price: €1675 + VAT (22%)

Early Bird Price: €1525 + VAT (22%) before 28 September, 2018

 

Workshop Type:

This is a residential retreat

 

Workshop Location:

This retreat will be held at Osho Campus.

 

Tucked in the quiet Verona, Italy countryside, Osho Campus offers a meditative and creative space to celebrate one’s inner growth.

 

Mar 20th - 27th, 2019 Verona, Italy

(In English)

 

Workshop Title: Path of Love

 

Workshop Description: The Path of Love 7-Day Retreat is a unique, revolutionary, and life transforming meditation and personal growth retreat. It will alter your life in a substantial way.

 

For Info & Bookings Contact:

For Staffing contact:

 

Full Price: €1675 + VAT (22%)

Early Bird Price: €1525 + VAT (22%) before 28 September, 2018

 

Workshop Type:

This is a residential retreat

 

Workshop Location:

This retreat will be held at Osho Campus.

 

Tucked in the quiet Verona, Italy countryside, Osho Campus offers a meditative and creative space to celebrate one’s inner growth.

 

Apr 6th - 13th, 2019 Loveland, Colorado, USA

(In English)

 

Workshop Title: Path of Love

 

Workshop Description: The Path of Love 7-Day Retreat is a unique, revolutionary, and life transforming meditation and personal growth retreat. It will alter your life in a substantial way.

 

For Info & Bookings Contact:

For Staffing contact:

 

Full Price: $1950

Early Bird Price: $1700 until January 26, 2019

 

Workshop Type:

This is a residential retreat

 

Workshop Accommodations:

Food and accommodation from dinner on the 6th to lunch on the 13th:

Double Room: $833
Triple Room: $742
Dormitory Space: $679

 

Workshop Location:

This retreat will be held at Sunrise Ranch.

 

Located at the foothills of the Rocky Mountains in Loveland, Colorado, Sunrise Ranch is a 350-acre, holistically managed ranch with farm-to-table meals. For generations, people have been coming from all over the world for the renewal available in an atmosphere rich with a sense of home.

Apr 6th - 13th, 2019 Loveland, Colorado, USA

(In English)

 

Workshop Title: Path of Love

 

Workshop Description: The Path of Love 7-Day Retreat is a unique, revolutionary, and life transforming meditation and personal growth retreat. It will alter your life in a substantial way.

 

For Info & Bookings Contact:

For Staffing contact:

 

Full Price: $1950

Early Bird Price: $1700 until January 26, 2019

 

Workshop Type:

This is a residential retreat

 

Workshop Accommodations:

Food and accommodation from dinner on the 6th to lunch on the 13th:

Double Room: $833
Triple Room: $742
Dormitory Space: $679

 

Workshop Location:

This retreat will be held at Sunrise Ranch.

 

Located at the foothills of the Rocky Mountains in Loveland, Colorado, Sunrise Ranch is a 350-acre, holistically managed ranch with farm-to-table meals. For generations, people have been coming from all over the world for the renewal available in an atmosphere rich with a sense of home.

May 9th - 16th, 2019
Taupo, New Zealand

(In English)

 

Workshop Title: Path of Love

 

Workshop Description: The Path of Love 7-Day Retreat is a unique, revolutionary, and life transforming meditation and personal growth retreat. It will alter your life in a substantial way.

 

For Info & Bookings Contact: , Phone: +6421669481

For Staffing contact:

 

Workshop Price:

Full Price: $3990

Early Bird Price: $3740 (Until Feb 28, 2019)

 

Workshop Location:

This workshop will be held at Tauhara.

 

The beautiful tranquility of Tauhara, together with its fascinating history, people, and nature, allows for the perfect retreat in Acacia Bay, overlooking the glorious Lake Taupo in the centre of New Zealand’s North Island.
 

May 9th - 16th, 2019
Taupo, New Zealand

(In English)

 

Workshop Title: Path of Love

 

Workshop Description: The Path of Love 7-Day Retreat is a unique, revolutionary, and life transforming meditation and personal growth retreat. It will alter your life in a substantial way.

 

For Info & Bookings Contact: , Phone: +6421669481

For Staffing contact:

 

Workshop Price:

Full Price: $3990

Early Bird Price: $3740 (Until Feb 28, 2019)

 

Workshop Location:

This workshop will be held at Tauhara.

 

The beautiful tranquility of Tauhara, together with its fascinating history, people, and nature, allows for the perfect retreat in Acacia Bay, overlooking the glorious Lake Taupo in the centre of New Zealand’s North Island.
 

May 22nd - 29th, 2019
Verona, Italy

(In English)

 

Workshop Title: Path of Love

 

Workshop Description: The Path of Love 7-Day Retreat is a unique, revolutionary, and life transforming meditation and personal growth retreat. It will alter your life in a substantial way.

 

For Info & Bookings Contact:

For Staffing contact:

 

Full Price: €1675 + VAT (22%)

Early Bird Price: €1525 + VAT (22%) before 13 March, 2019

 

Workshop Type:

This is a residential retreat

 

Workshop Location:

This retreat will be held at Osho Campus.
 

Tucked in the quiet Verona, Italy countryside, Osho Campus offers a meditative and creative space to celebrate one’s inner growth.

 

May 22nd - 29th, 2019
Verona, Italy

(In English)

 

Workshop Title: Path of Love

 

Workshop Description: The Path of Love 7-Day Retreat is a unique, revolutionary, and life transforming meditation and personal growth retreat. It will alter your life in a substantial way.

 

For Info & Bookings Contact:

For Staffing contact:

 

Full Price: €1675 + VAT (22%)

Early Bird Price: €1525 + VAT (22%) before 13 March, 2019

 

Workshop Type:

This is a residential retreat

 

Workshop Location:

This retreat will be held at Osho Campus.
 

Tucked in the quiet Verona, Italy countryside, Osho Campus offers a meditative and creative space to celebrate one’s inner growth.

 

Jun 7th - 14th, 2019 Lesvos Island, Greece

(In English)

 

Workshop Title: Path of Love

 

Workshop Description: The Path of Love 7-Day Retreat is a unique, revolutionary, and life transforming meditation and personal growth retreat. It will alter your life in a substantial way.

 

For Info & Bookings Contact:

For Staffing contact:

 

Workshop Price:

Full Price: €1675 + VAT (24%)

Early Bird Price: €1525 + VAT (24%) until 12 April, 2019

 

Workshop Type:

This is a residential retreat

 

Workshop Location:

This retreat will be held at the Osho Afroz Meditation Center.

 

OSHO Afroz Meditation Center is located in the astonishingly beautiful landscape of Eressos on the island of Lesvos, Greece. Close to the beach, and hidden amongst lush olive groves and volcanic mountains, it is the ideal place to combine meditation with vacation.

 

Jun 7th - 14th, 2019 Lesvos Island, Greece

(In English)

 

Workshop Title: Path of Love

 

Workshop Description: The Path of Love 7-Day Retreat is a unique, revolutionary, and life transforming meditation and personal growth retreat. It will alter your life in a substantial way.

 

For Info & Bookings Contact:

For Staffing contact:

 

Workshop Price:

Full Price: €1675 + VAT (24%)

Early Bird Price: €1525 + VAT (24%) until 12 April, 2019

 

Workshop Type:

This is a residential retreat

 

Workshop Location:

This retreat will be held at the Osho Afroz Meditation Center.

 

OSHO Afroz Meditation Center is located in the astonishingly beautiful landscape of Eressos on the island of Lesvos, Greece. Close to the beach, and hidden amongst lush olive groves and volcanic mountains, it is the ideal place to combine meditation with vacation.

 

Jun 12th - 19th, 2019 Wales, United Kingdom

(In English)

 

Workshop Title: Path of Love

 

Workshop Description: The Path of Love 7-Day Retreat is a unique, revolutionary, and life transforming meditation and personal growth retreat. It will alter your life in a substantial way.

 

For Info & Bookings Contact: +39 3383704893

For Staffing contact:

 

Full Price: £ 1500 + VAT (20%) = £ 1800

Early Bird Price: £ 1375 + VAT (20%) = £ 1650 before 13 April, 2019

 

Workshop Type:

This is a residential retreat

 

Workshop Accommodations:

To be announced (please note that food and accommodation will be an extra cost on top of the workshop price)

 

Workshop Location:

This retreat will be held at Buckland Hall.

 
Buckland Hall is a magical 4-star country mansion set in the rolling, green hills and spectacular countryside of the Brecon Beacons National Park in the United Kingdom, surrounded by mountains with vistas along the Usk Valley.

 

Jun 12th - 19th, 2019 Wales, United Kingdom

(In English)

 

Workshop Title: Path of Love

 

Workshop Description: The Path of Love 7-Day Retreat is a unique, revolutionary, and life transforming meditation and personal growth retreat. It will alter your life in a substantial way.

 

For Info & Bookings Contact: +39 3383704893

For Staffing contact:

 

Full Price: £ 1500 + VAT (20%) = £ 1800

Early Bird Price: £ 1375 + VAT (20%) = £ 1650 before 13 April, 2019

 

Workshop Type:

This is a residential retreat

 

Workshop Accommodations:

To be announced (please note that food and accommodation will be an extra cost on top of the workshop price)

 

Workshop Location:

This retreat will be held at Buckland Hall.

 
Buckland Hall is a magical 4-star country mansion set in the rolling, green hills and spectacular countryside of the Brecon Beacons National Park in the United Kingdom, surrounded by mountains with vistas along the Usk Valley.

 

Aug 13th - 20th, 2019 Hadarom, Israel
(In English)

 

Workshop Title: Path of Love

 

Workshop Description: The Path of Love 7-Day Retreat is a unique, revolutionary, and life transforming meditation and personal growth retreat. It will alter your life in a substantial way.

 

For Info & Bookings Contact:

For Staffing contact:

 

Workshop Location:

 

This Path of Love 7-Day Retreat will be held at Moa Oasis.

 

Created with ecological and holistic vision and built with local earth bricks and an architectural approach of simplicity and sustainability, Moa is a magical oasis surrounded by a vast ancient untouched desert.

 

Aug 13th - 20th, 2019 Hadarom, Israel
(In English)

 

Workshop Title: Path of Love

 

Workshop Description: The Path of Love 7-Day Retreat is a unique, revolutionary, and life transforming meditation and personal growth retreat. It will alter your life in a substantial way.

 

For Info & Bookings Contact:

For Staffing contact:

 

Workshop Location:

 

This Path of Love 7-Day Retreat will be held at Moa Oasis.

 

Created with ecological and holistic vision and built with local earth bricks and an architectural approach of simplicity and sustainability, Moa is a magical oasis surrounded by a vast ancient untouched desert.

 

Aug 23rd - 30th, 2019 Stockbridge, Massachusetts, USA
(In English)

 

Workshop Title: Path of Love

 

Workshop Description: The Path of Love 7-Day Retreat is a unique, revolutionary, and life transforming meditation and personal growth retreat. It will alter your life in a substantial way.

 

For Info & Bookings Contact:

For Staffing contact:

 

Workshop Type:

This is a residential retreat

 

Workshop Location:

This retreat will be held at Kripalu.

 

Located in the beautiful Berkshires of western Massachusetts, Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health is the largest and most established retreat center for yoga, health, and holistic living in North America. Programs at Kripalu are led by many of the world’s most accomplished teachers in yoga, self-discovery, and holistic health, and the fresh organic meals and experienced staff make it a haven for relaxation and inner fulfillment.

 

Aug 23rd - 30th, 2019 Stockbridge, Massachusetts, USA
(In English)

 

Workshop Title: Path of Love

 

Workshop Description: The Path of Love 7-Day Retreat is a unique, revolutionary, and life transforming meditation and personal growth retreat. It will alter your life in a substantial way.

 

For Info & Bookings Contact:

For Staffing contact:

 

Workshop Type:

This is a residential retreat

 

Workshop Location:

This retreat will be held at Kripalu.

 

Located in the beautiful Berkshires of western Massachusetts, Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health is the largest and most established retreat center for yoga, health, and holistic living in North America. Programs at Kripalu are led by many of the world’s most accomplished teachers in yoga, self-discovery, and holistic health, and the fresh organic meals and experienced staff make it a haven for relaxation and inner fulfillment.

 

Sep 7th - 14th, 2019 Lesvos Island, Greece

(In English)

 

Workshop Title: Path of Love

 

Workshop Description: The Path of Love 7-Day Retreat is a unique, revolutionary, and life transforming meditation and personal growth retreat. It will alter your life in a substantial way.

 

For Info & Bookings Contact:

For Staffing contact:

 

Workshop Price:

Full Price: €1675 + VAT (24%)

Early Bird Price: €1525 + VAT (24%) until 29 June, 2019

 

Workshop Type:

This is a residential retreat

 

Workshop Location:

This retreat will be held at the Osho Afroz Meditation Center.

 

OSHO Afroz Meditation Center is located in the astonishingly beautiful landscape of Eressos on the island of Lesvos, Greece. Close to the beach, and hidden amongst lush olive groves and volcanic mountains, it is the ideal place to combine meditation with vacation.

 

Sep 7th - 14th, 2019 Lesvos Island, Greece

(In English)

 

Workshop Title: Path of Love

 

Workshop Description: The Path of Love 7-Day Retreat is a unique, revolutionary, and life transforming meditation and personal growth retreat. It will alter your life in a substantial way.

 

For Info & Bookings Contact:

For Staffing contact:

 

Workshop Price:

Full Price: €1675 + VAT (24%)

Early Bird Price: €1525 + VAT (24%) until 29 June, 2019

 

Workshop Type:

This is a residential retreat

 

Workshop Location:

This retreat will be held at the Osho Afroz Meditation Center.

 

OSHO Afroz Meditation Center is located in the astonishingly beautiful landscape of Eressos on the island of Lesvos, Greece. Close to the beach, and hidden amongst lush olive groves and volcanic mountains, it is the ideal place to combine meditation with vacation.

 

Oct 11th - 18th, 2019 Sweden, Scandinavia

(In English)

 

Workshop Title: Path of Love

 

Workshop Description: The Path of Love 7-Day Retreat is a unique, revolutionary, and life transforming meditation and personal growth retreat. It will alter your life in a substantial way.

 

For Info & Bookings Contact:

For Staffing contact:

 

Workshop Type:

This is a residential retreat

 

Workshop Location:

This workshop will be held at Medevi Brunn.
 

Medevi Brunn is set in the country of Östergötland, Sweden, on a unique heritage conservation site dating back to the mid-18th century. The tranquility, peace and quiet surroundings are ideal for inner reflection.

 

Oct 11th - 18th, 2019 Sweden, Scandinavia

(In English)

 

Workshop Title: Path of Love

 

Workshop Description: The Path of Love 7-Day Retreat is a unique, revolutionary, and life transforming meditation and personal growth retreat. It will alter your life in a substantial way.

 

For Info & Bookings Contact:

For Staffing contact:

 

Workshop Type:

This is a residential retreat

 

Workshop Location:

This workshop will be held at Medevi Brunn.
 

Medevi Brunn is set in the country of Östergötland, Sweden, on a unique heritage conservation site dating back to the mid-18th century. The tranquility, peace and quiet surroundings are ideal for inner reflection.

 

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