Learning to inhabit our unique place in the world - through movement, reflection, meditation and more!

Schedule October 22 - 24, 2021

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    Overview Schedules

    • Overview Schedule in Central European Daylight Time (CEDT)

    • Overview Schedule in Pacific Daylight Time (PDT)

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    Friday October 22, 2021

    • Video on how to make an alternative to the CA Black Strip (with towels)

    • 18:30 - 19:45h CEDT / 9:30 - 10:45 am PDT - Intro to the Critical Alignment Strip with Zita van Wees & Fiona Hayhoe-Weiland

    • Recording: Intro to the Critical Alignment Strip

    • 20:00 - 21:00h CEDT / 11:00 am - 12:00 pm PDT - Integrating Body & Mind: An Interview with Roberta Tachi

    • Recording: Integrating Body & Mind: An interview with Roberta Tachi

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    Saturday October 23, 2021

    • 17:00 - 18:00h CEDT / 8:00 - 9:00 am PDT - A Quiet Yoga Practice for Stability, Recovery & Ease of Being with Fiona Hayhoe-Weiland

    • Recording: Quiet Yoga Practice for Stability, Recovery & Ease of Being

    • 18:30 - 19:30 CEDT / 9:30 - 10:30 am PDT - Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) with Sylvie Bianchi

    • Recording: Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT)

    • 21:00 - 22:30 CEDT / 12:00 - 1:30pm PDT - Falling Through Our Stories: A Reflective Workshop with Jolanda van den Berg

    • Information: Falling Through Our Stories: A Reflective Workshop

    • 2:00 - 3:00h CEDT (Sunday) / 5:00 - 6:00 pm PDT - Finding Your Full Voice: A Workshop with Barbara McAfee

    • Recording: Finding Your Full Voice - A Workshop

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    Sunday October 24, 2021

    • 18:00 - 19:30 CEDT / 9:00 - 10:30 am PDT - Critical Alignment Yoga & Fascia Release with Zita van Wees

    • Recording: Critical Alignment Yoga & Fascia Release

Intentions & Offerings

Born out of a conversation between friends who believe in the uniqueness of each person's path - and in the power of community.

They wished to create a shared online experience where people could engage with diverse modalities and experience different ways of coming home to themselves more deeply. They invited resonant teachers and friends to join them... The result is a vibrant menu of offerings that include Yin, Vinyasa, Critical Alignment, and Restorative Yoga, and the Realization Process, in addition to therapeutic modalities such as Emotional Freedom Technique, as well as in-depth interviews and workshops on the power of claiming your full voice.

More Details on the Retreat

  • Once you register for the retreat you will have access to the full descriptions of each class as well as the login details for each session.

  • Post-retreat a selection of recorded sessions will be made available to participants for 90 days.

  • This retreat is offered as a gift. But if you feel inspired to make a contribution in some form, scroll down on this page for info on 'Ways to Contribute' or reach out to us via the 'Contact Us' button below.

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Click below if this retreat is calling you. Please read the terms of the agreement first (see bottom of the page)


Singer/Songwriter, Voice Coach, and Cross-Pollinator

Barbara McAfee

Barbara McAfee is a singer/songwriter, voice coach, and cross-pollinator traveling among the worlds of work, music, personal development, and community. Her work fosters aliveness, joy, expression, and connection in individuals and groups. She explores themes of leadership, meaning, voice, and community for people in a wide variety of professions: training, health care, law, education, nonprofits, and industry. She has been "midwifing" voices for over 25 years for people from all walks of life and is the author of Full Voice: The Art and Practice of Vocal Presence.

Inspired Yoga Teacher

Fiona Hayhoe-Weiland

Fiona offers yoga practices for self-empowerment - supporting her students to return back to their aware self through movement and stillness. She aims to offer a space where students can take responsibility for their unfolding life journey, and live fully with joy. Yoga has been a part of her life since 1994, and her passion turned into her profession in 2004. Part of her work is supporting women with breast cancer through nourishing yoga practices. These practices organically evolved through her teaching experiences of working with many women in different phases of their lives. The diversity of the experiences has allowed her to meet each woman with breast cancer where she is in her treatment program and life process.

Mother, Artist, Entrepreneur, Community-Weaver, and Friend to the World

Jolanda van den Berg

Jolanda is a mother, artist, entrepreneur, and community weaver. Her organization, Ninos Unidos Peruanos Foundation, has transformed the lives of thousands of street children in Peru. A traumatic experience some years ago catalyzed a profound realization of the illusion of a separate self, and drove home the reality that, "We are each other." Since then, Jolanda has held hundreds of deep listening sessions with people, during which she intuitively tunes into their stories, and mirrors back to them the places of stuck-ness, in ways that facilitate access to true freedom. Says Jolanda, "Home is wherever I find myself."

Medical Intuitive Healer

Roberta Tachi

Roberta Tachi has studied and practiced several systems of healing, and has been a medical intuitive healer and teacher for more than 10 years. As a senior teacher of the Realization Process, she has introduced this practice to hundreds of people on 5 different continents. She has been working with and helping people to achieve well-being for more than a decade and this experience has given her the precision and expertise to perceive the points, blocks, and pathways of tension that need to be released. It doesn't matter how deep they are or how long they have been there.

Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT)

Sylvie Bianchi

Sylvie Bianchi is a therapist based in Belgium. She specializes in facilitating communication and bonding between parents and babies. In addition to EFT, she has studied Play Therapy, Pre and postnatal massage, Affective Birth Preparation, Baby Translation and Connected Communication (a tool to help parents dialogue with their babies and children). Her deepest calling is, "To help people rediscover who they really are, and meet their true self in a place of contentment, love and joy." She previously worked at a center for child survivors of abuse, as well as with a non-profit in the field of human trafficking prevention.

CA Yoga & Therapy Instructor

Zita van Wees

Zita is a mover at heart. At a young age, she started dancing, which provided her a sense of aliveness and connection. Later on, she sought other forms of movement. After various injuries and a chronic illness, she eventually turned to yoga to reconnect her to her wholeness. Zita develops her classes around the understanding that it is not control, but rather a release of gripping that leads to movement. Her drive is to support people who face chronic injuries and discomfort due to habitual posture issues & stress patterns. Since 2008, Zita has been studying and working with Critical Alignment (CA) founder Gert van Leeuwen, both as a student and yoga and therapy teacher. In 2016, she moved with her family to the SF Bay Area. There, she continued researching the interconnectedness of body, mind, and heart, adding fascia release work into her teachings.

How Can I Contribute?

Your participation is a priceless contribution! If you would like to contribute in additional ways, here are some options...

  • Contribute through Kindness: Carry out 3 acts of kindness for friends or strangers- just to bring a little more light into our world :)

  • Contribute through Outreach: Share the Landing page for the retreat on your social media feed.

  • Contribute through Reflection: Write a reflection on what "Come Home to Yourself" means to you, and why you wish to join the retreat at this point in your journey. Include your aspirations for the retreat-- what you hope to gain from the experience, and the particular sessions you are looking forward to. Send your reflection via the Contact Us button below.

  • Contribute through Creativity: Do you have other ideas on how you'd like to contribute to this retreat or future retreats? We'd be delighted to hear your thoughts. Send us your ideas as a reply via the Connect Us button below.

  • Contribute Monetarily: If you would like to make a financial offering, write to us through the Contact form and we will send you more details.

Contact Us!

Feel free to contact us if you'd like to contribute in some way, or have questions about anything.

Terms of Agreement

Please read the agreement before registering

The sessions presented in this online retreat are not intended as a substitute for proper medical attention or treatment. Please take care when determining your ability to do the exercises offered, particularly if you have an injury or health condition. Consult your physician before beginning any new exercise program if necessary. The producers and teachers of this retreat assume no responsibility for injuries incurred while practicing these techniques​ and disclaim any liability or loss arising out of, or in connection with, the services or exercises and advice herein. Upon registering for this event, you agree to the conditions above.

It's Time ...

To Come Home to Yourself

Join us in this virtual retreat and deepen the journey within.
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