Awaken in Your Dreams: Lucid Dream Yoga, East and West
Stephen LaBerge and Andrew Holecek
August 20–25, 2015
Learn Lucid Dreaming and Dream Yoga
During this extraordinary five day retreat you will learn how to lucid dream and will deepen your understanding of the dream state. You will be introduced to both the ancient tradition of dream yoga and the modern scientific research, techniques, and technologies of lucid dream practice.
This experiential workshop will be lead by two of the field’s most prominent teachers, Stephen LaBerge, Phd, and Dr. Andrew Holecek.
The Art and Science of Lucid Dreaming
“WAKE UP!” says the Buddha. But I’m not asleep, you say? You probably think you already are awake, just as you assume every night before waking from your dreams.
That is, unless you’ve cultivated the art of lucid dreaming — the exceptional, potentially liberating state of consciousness in which you know you are dreaming. That knowledge transforms the ordinary into the extraordinary, and dreams into a vehicle for the exploration of mind and reality.
Building upon ancient teachings, recent scientific research has developed new techniques and technology making lucid dreaming more accessible than ever before.
In this workshop, you will learn how to construct your experience of reality, how to become lucid and wisely guide your dreams, and how to use them for personal transformation and spiritual awakening.
Retreat Topics Include:
- The science behind lucid dreaming
- What is the nature of the dreaming reality?
- Our “experience” of reality
- Commonalities of dreaming and waking consciousness
- Mind beyond body (Out of body experiences, remote viewing, etc)
- Is lucidity important?
- Resolving Nightmares
- Lucid dreaming induction techniques from the East and West
- Dream Yoga vs. Lucid Dreaming: What is the difference?
- How we project our world – the 8 consciousnesses
- Mahamudra, Dzogchen, and formless awareness
- Sleep yoga
- Union of Dream Yoga, Illusory Form Yoga, and Bardo Yoga: Mixing day and night, life and death
Lucid Dream Yoga Retreat Teachers
Stephen LaBerge, PhD
Stephen LaBerge, a world-renowned authority on lucid dreaming, has a Ph.D in Psychophysiology (1980) from Stanford University where he researched dreaming and waking for 25 years.
He has published several popular books on lucid dreaming which have been translated into 20 languages. Information about his research and teaching, and many of his writings are available on his website, www.lucidity.com.
Andrew Holecek offers seminars internationally on meditation, dream yoga, and death. He is the author of many books, including Preparing to Die: Practical Advice and
Spiritual Wisdom from the Tibetan Buddhist Tradition, and the audio learning course, “Dream Yoga: The Tibetan Path of Awakening Through Lucid Dreaming.”
His forthcoming book, “Dream Yoga: Illuminating Your Life Through Lucid Dreaming and the Tibetan Yogas of Sleep” will be released in 2015. His work has appeared in the Shambhala Sun, Parobla, Tricycle, Light of Consciousness, Utne Reader, and other periodicals.
“Exploring the World of Lucid Dreaming” by Stephen LaBerge
Download these sample chapters from “Exploring the World of Lucid Dreaming” courtesy of Lucidity.com:
Lodging and Meals for Lucid Dreaming and Dream Yoga Retreat
Mealtimes are generally as follows:
Breakfast 7:30 – 8:30 am
Lunch 12:30 – 1:30 pm
Afternoon Tea and Snacks 4 – 4:30 pm
Dinner 6:30 – 7:30 pm
Meals include both a meat and vegetarian option. We strive to make the majority of our meats and vegetables free-range and organic. Lunch and dinner both feature a large salad bar along with the meal. Gluten free and most allergies can be accommodated.
All lodging options include all meals, coffee, tea, and snacks. We have a number of lodging options available for this program. Note that lodging space is limited, so please register early.
Staying in the Lodges
All lodges rooms are simply and elegantly furnished. Rooms include a dresser, desk, bed, and shower with standing bath. Suites are larger and include armchairs, couches, and bathtubs. ADA rooms available. Free Wifi and personal food storage is available.
Single and double tents, shared bath house
Tents are approximated 10 x 10 x 10. These are large, “army-style” tents. Include a twin bed, bookcase, and clothes hanger. Camp ground style bath houses are within walking distance.
Seasonal Dorms, shared bath-house
Large dorms of 10 – 15 participants, single twin bed, bookcase, and clothes hanger. Bathrooms in the building; shower available in a bathhouse a short distance away.