Awaken in Your Dreams: Lucid Dream Yoga, East and West

Stephen LaBerge and Andrew Holecek

August 20–25, 2015

Tuition $1195 + 5 nights

Dr. Stephen LaBerge

Andrew Holecek

Andrew Holecek

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,

Andrew Holecek

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.

Recommended Reading

Exploring The World of Lucid Dreaming

“Exploring the World of Lucid Dreaming” by Stephen LaBerge

Download these sample chapters from “Exploring the World of Lucid Dreaming” courtesy of

Chapter Six – Principles and Practice of Lucid Dreaming.pdf

Chapter 10 – Overcoming Nightmares.pdf

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.




Program Details

Registration takes place from 2– 5 pm on your program start date. All participants and volunteer staff must check in at our Guest Registration house. Please arrive before 5 pm to check-in and settle into your accommodations. Your program begins with dinner, followed by an orientation. The Guest Registration house closes at 5 pm after which no one is available to provide information or orient you to your accommodations. All programs usually end at 12:30 pm on the program's departure date, followed by lunch. Further specifics regarding your program's schedule will be available upon arrival. If applicable, you will receive an email from the program coordinator in the week prior to your program with any additional information you may need.